Irish Fencers Clean Up At Division I National Championships

Itkin, Sirico and Zagunis claim gold at annual championships


Keys To The Meet: DeCicco Duals

Irish to host third annual dual event Saturday and Sunday


Two Snare Medals At Penn State Open

McKee wins foil gold; Norville claims bronze in sabre in women's competition Saturday


Irish Earn Pair Of Runner-Up Finishes at Penn State Garret Open

Two Notre Dame fencers take silver at 41st annual competition


Northwester Duals - Day 2

Notre Dame Fencing at Northwestern Duals, Day 2


3/2 Fencing Midwest Conference Championships

Men and Women's Fencing competed in the Midwest Conference Individual Championships on March 2nd in the Joyce Center.


  • 2015 ACC Championship Women’s Foil Fourth Place
  • 2013 Midwest Fencing Championship Women’s Foil Ninth Place
  • 2013 Honorable Mention All-MFC

AS A SENIOR: Went 22-3 in foil during the year … fenced in two sabre bouts, going 2-0 at the Penn Elite Invitational … finished 23rd in foil to open the season at the Penn State Open … went 17-2 at the DeCicco Duals … went 5-1 at the Northwestern Duals to wrap the regular season … named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

AS A JUNIOR: Competed sparingly for the Irish, garnering a 26-5 record throughout the year ... finished 2-0 at the Ohio State Elite Cup, and earned an 8-4 mark at Northwestern and 14-0 record at the DeCicco Duals ... helped women's team win team title at ACC Championships ... at Ohio State, won two bouts against North Carolina's Amanda Lalezarian (5-4) and Wynton Wong (5-1) ... at Northwestern, lost 5-3 against the Wildcat's Kaila Budofsky ... went 1-1 against Temple foes, beating Mariah Slagle 5-4 but losing to Becca Stanford 5-1 ... also lost 5-2 against Stanford's Eliza Klyce, but won 5-3 against Christie Dawson ... went 2-1 versus Air Force combatants, losing 5-3 to Mary McElwee but beating Nicole Quattrociocchi 5-1 and Madeleine Girardot 5-4 ... finished the tournament with three wins against UC San Diego, besting Rosalyn Lim 5-1, Alina Marshall 5-2 and Sophia Holmqvist 5-1 ... in DeCicco Duals, posted second-best record amongst female foilists with undefeated 16-0 mark ... won early against Cleveland State's Morgan Ashcraft (5-1) and S. Chakraborty (5-0), then went on to beat Wayne State's Meghan Flynn 5-1, Lawrence's Rebecca Albrecht 5-3 and Detroit's McKenna Brohl 5-0 ... finished the tournament beating Wisconsin's Victoria Enriques 5-0, Michigan State's Laura Cheaney 5-1 and EElyse Horak 5-2, and Michigan's Carolyn Grant 5-0 ... at ACC Championships, finished fourth individually after losing to teammate Lee Kiefer in the semifinal round and Madison Zeiss in the third-place consolation bout ... finished with 11-4 record in round robin play ... earned a monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Posted 32-13 mark on the year to improve career record to 52-17 ... began the season in impressive fashion, winning four of five bouts at NYU Invitational ... bested Yale's Megan Murphy, 5-2, and blanked Jin Ai Yap, 5-0 ... out-touched Northwestern's Mikela Goldstein, 5-3 ... emerged victorious against host NYU's Audra Fox, 5-1 ... won two of three bouts at the St. John's Invitational, defeating Harvard's Alexandra Kiefer, 5-3, and St. John's Melissa Corona, 5-3 ... racked up 10-11 record at Northwestern Duals ... capped the Evanston, Illinois tournament with 3-0 sweep of UC-San Diego's Nicole Chiang (5-1), Alina Marshall (5-3) and Rosalyn Lim (5-3) ... breezed through combatants at DeCicco Duals en route to logging a sterling, 16-0 tournament record ... earned a monogram.M

AS A FRESHMAN: competed in two meets for the Irish, logging a 12-3 record at the Northwestern Duals and 12-1 mark at the Notre Dame Duals ... in Evanston, Illinois, blanked Fairleigh Dickinson's Alexis Camara and Sanki Patel 5-0, but narrowly lost to Alix Lerch, 5-4 ... went 2-1 against North Carolina and UC-San Diego foes ... lost 5-0 against UC-San Diego's Victoria Parra, but won 5-0 against Tritan teammate Nicole Chiang ... went undefeated against Cal Tech and Stanford ... did not allow a single touch in bouts against the Beavers, winning two of the three 5-0 and her third by forfeit ... against the Cardinal, won two bouts 5-1 and the third bout 5-0 ... again went undefeated at Notre Dame Duals, bouting against Cleveland State, Wayne State, Detroit, Northwestern and Lawrence ... against Air Force, suffered lone loss to Mary McElwee, 5-4 ... won other two bouts against the Falcons with matching 5-1 scores ... finished at the MFC Championships in ninth place, earning honorable-mention All-MFC accolades.

PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from St. Thomas Episcopal ... competed with the Salle Mauro club team ... third-place finisher at the 2010 Junior Olympic Fencing Championships ... claimed third place at the 2009 Junior National Championships ... competed at the Senior World Cup in Dallas, Texas ... participated with the National Charity League for six years ... daughter of David and Rebecca Followill ... has one sister, Hannah ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters, majoring in Chinese.

Followill's Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2012-13 24 3 .889 --
2013-14 32 13 .711 --
2014-15 26 5 .838 --
2015-16 22 3 .880 --
Career 100 25 .800 --

Sarah Followill
Sarah  Followill


Bellaire, TX

High School:
St. Thomas Episcopal



Salle Mauro

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