Combines with fellow juniors Destanie Milo and Maggie Jordan to form promising future for sabre squad ... has made strides while training with former Irish assistant (and current head coach) Janusz Bednarski ... a battler who made her presence felt as a freshman.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed as regular member of sabre squad, winning 16 of 30 bouts ... had solid showings in 5-4 losses at Northwestern Invitational (4-7 overall) vs. All-Americans Sakinah Shaahid (Temple) and Cathleen Ferris (Fairleigh Dickinson) ... also played role in win over North Carolina at that tournament ... competed in other dual tournaments at NYU (1-1), Air Force (4-5), Ohio State (2-1) and Wayne State (5-0) ... 10th at Penn State Open (fall 2001).

AS A FRESHMAN: Posted 28-9 record (.757) to help sabre squad win 80 percent of its bouts (181-45) ... opened 8-1 at NYU Duals, 6-1 at Northwestern Invitational ... went 12-4 at Notre Dame Invitational before splitting six bouts at Duke Duals ... split six bouts at MFC Team Championships, with 5-2 win over Jessica Brower in title matchup vs. Northwestern ... placed 12th in MFC individual competition ... headed to Midwest Regional as fifth seed, placing 10th ... placed 11th at Penn State Open in fall of 2000.

PREP & PERSONAL: Fenced at New Trier High School, coached by Colby Vargas ... also trained with private coach Yurek Lebizzinski ... earned national ranking as junior and senior ... team MVP as junior ... reached quarterfinals of 2000 summer nationals ... born April 20, 1982, in Skokie, Ill. ... a Program of Liberal Studies major, in the College of Arts and Letters.

Filkins' Career Record

YearWLPct.NCAA Finish

Jessie Filkins
Jessie  Filkins


Wilmette, IL

High School:
New Trier




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