Notre Dame wins eight of 10 head-to-head duals at first competition of the season
HONORS & AWARDS:
NCAA 13th-Place Finisher (2013)
MFC Epee Champion (2013)
First Team All-MFC (2013)
AS A FRESHMAN: Ended his first season with the Irish with a 25-8 record and a 13th-place finish at the NCAA Championships in addition to being named Midwest Fencing Conference (MFC) Champion in men's epee ... earned first-team all-MFC honors with a 13-4 win over Kristian Boyadzhiev of Ohio State ... notched a 12-3 mark at the St. John's Invitational, second-best individual epee record for the tournament ... went 3-4 the next day at the NYU Invitational and finished the regular season 10-1 at the Notre Dame Duals ... his only loss at the Castellan Family Fencing Center came in the last bout of the day to Air Force's James Salem, who won by one touch with a 3-2 score as time expired ... making his Irish debut in Carnesecca Arena, defeated Buckeye epeeists Boyadzhiev, Daniel Tafoya and Narayan Pathi with scores of 5-4, 5-1 and 5-3 respectively, then went on to post another 3-0 record against Penn State ... continued his perfect score with a 3-0 mark against Harvard, defeating eventual NCAA third-place finisher Peregrine Badger five touches to three before out-dueling Badger's Crimson teammates Ben White and Mike Raynis 5-3 and 3-2 ...narrowly beat Raynis with overtime priority ... finished the day in Jamaica, N.Y. with a 2-1 mark against host St. John's and a 1-2 record versus Columbia ... at MFC Championships, entered direct elimination with the No. 10 seed ... advanced into the round of eight with wins against Iowa's Lance Hanson, Wayne State's Darrin Winston, and familiar Buckeye foe Pathi ... continued into the finals with a 6-6 priority win against eventual NCAA Champion Marco Canevari and by downing Irish teammate Michael Rossi 15-14 ... in NCAA Midwest Regional competition, narrowly qualified for the trip to San Antonio over senior James Kaull with a +23 indicator, one more than Kaull's +22 ... down in San Antonio, finished round-robin play with a 12-11 record, just shy of honorable mention All-American status.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Sequoia Choice High School, and competed with the Arizona Fencing Academy club team ... was the overall epee champion at the 2012 Junior Olympic Fencing Championships ... earned a sixth-place finish in the 2012 Division I National Championships ... claimed third place at the Gothensborg Cadet European Epee Cup ... secured the final touch in gold medal team bout against France at the 2011 Challans France Cadet Epee ... born Matthew Garrett McGrath ... son of Michael and Deroda McGrath ... has one brother, Keegan ... is currently majoring in computer science at the University.