Notre Dame Fencing: 2011 National Champions
Fencing (Ewa Nelip, Courtney Hurley and Eileen Hassett photos)
The Irish fencing team takes on opponents from all over the midwest on February 28, 2009.
HONORS & AWARDS
NCAA THird-Place Finisher (2011)
NCAA Sabre Fifth-Place Finisher (2008)
NCAA Sabre Sixth-Place Finisher (2009)
NCAA Sabre Seventh-Place Finisher (2010)
First Team All-American (2011)
Second Team All-American (2008, 2009, 2010)
MFC Sabre Third-Place Finisher (2008, 2011)
First Team All-MFC (2008, 2011)
Second Team All-MFC (2010)
Honorable Mention All-MFC (2009)
AS A SENIOR: Finished final season with the Irish with an impressive 32-8 record that also saw a fourth straight appearance at the NCAA National Championship ... earned first-team All-America honors for the first time in career while also garnering first-team all-MFC distinction for the second time ... earned fourth monogram ... opened regular season with a 13-2 mark at the NYU Invitational, including going a perfect 3-0 against St. John's and Ohio State ... clinched the sabre victory against Yale, Columbia, St. John's and Ohio State at the event ... put together a 10-4 mark the following day at the St. John's Challenge ... earned overall match-clinching point against Ohio State with 5-2 decision over Margarita Tschomakova ... also clinched the sabre victory against Harvard with a 5-2 win over Caroline Vloka ... only fenced against Northwestern at the Notre Dame Duals, going a perfect 3-0 in the match ... posted a 5-2 record at the Northwestern Duals ... clinched the sabre against Temple with a 5-3 triumph over Kamali Thompson ... began postseason competition earning a spot in the semifinals at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships ... advanced to the semifinals with a 15-11 victory over Ohio State's Emily Chang ... claimed first at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, putting together an 8-1 pool play record with a +18 indicator ... earned first ever first-team All-America citation at the NCAA Championship after finishing in a tie for third that included posting a 17-6 pool play mark with a +19 indicator and earning qualification into the table of four where she fell to Princeton's Eliza Stone on the final touch, 15-14 ... recipient of both the Most Valuable Sabreuse Award and the Walter M. Langford Memorial Award.
AS A JUNIOR: Reached NCAA Championships for the third time in as many years, receiving second-team All-America honors for the third straight time, finishing seventh overall ... posted a record of 33-18 during the regular season and named the recipient of the Janusz Bednarski Woman's Sabre Leadership Award ... opened the year with an 11-4 record at the NYU Invitational, including clinching the first match of the year against Yale with a victory over Jennifer Ivers, 5-0 ... registered five wins at the St. John's Challenge with another match-clinching win over Samantha Roberts of Columbia, 5-4 ... went 10-7 at the Northwestern Duals, posting undefeated records against Stanford (1-0), Cal Tech (2-0) and Cleveland State (1-0) ... went undefeated at the Notre Dame Duals, posting a 7-0 record ... clinched the win over Northwestern with a 5-3 victory over Whitney White ... earned sixth place at the Midwest Fencing Championships, advancing to the quarterfinals before falling to Allison Miller of Ohio State (15-13) ... posted victories over Alissa Grogan of Xavier (15-2), Isadora Blachman-Biatch of Chicago (15-6) and Irish teammate Abigail Nichols (15-8) in reaching the quarterfinals ... recorded a 4-3 win over Ohio State's Falencia Miller in the team championship at the Midwest Fencing Championships, helping the squad to a 5-3 win over the Buckeyes ... captured the title at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, knocking off teammate Sarah Borrmann, 15-12, in the championship bout ... reached the final with wins over Whitney White of Northwestern (15-5) and Margarita Tschomakova of Ohio State (15-12) in the table of eight ... ended her season with a seventh-place showing at the NCAA Championships, which included a record of 16-7 in round robin play with a +18 indicator.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Placed sixth at the NCAA Championship to earn second team All-American honors ... went 43-10 during the regular season ... began her year with a 3-3 record at the St. John's Duals before going 13-4 at the NYU Invitational ... her 13 wins at the NYU Invitational led all Notre Dame sabreists and included perfect 3-0 records against Yale, NYU and St. Johns ... went 17-2 at the Northwestern Duals, including 3-0 marks against Johns Hopkins, Penn State, Temple and Northwestern ... won her 100th career bout at the Northwestern Duals ... went 9-1 at the Notre Dame Duals ... placed ninth at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships to earn honorable-mention all-conference honors ... entered the direct elimination round of the tournament as the fourth seed ... after a first round bye, beat Michigan State's Meg Holt, 15-5, in the round of 32 ... in the round of 16, lost to teammate Beatriz Almeida, 15-14 ... took second at the NCAA Midwest Regionals ... entered the round of eight as the first seed ... beat Ohio State's Emily Cheng, 15-10, in the round of eight and Ohio State's Margarita Tschomakova, 15-5, in the semifinals to advance to the finals ... in the final, lost to teammate Sarah Borrmann, 15-13 ... went 15-8 during the NCAA Championships ... went 2-0 against competitors from St. John's at the championship.
AS A FRESHMAN: Earned second team All-America honors with a fifth-place finish at NCAAs ... had 18 wins at NCAAs and a +42 touch margin ... finished fourth at NCAA Midwest Regionals and made it to the Midwest Fencing Conference semifinals ... at the Regional had a 5-2 record in pool play to earn the sixth seed in direct elimination ... knocked out in the quarterfinals by teammate Sarah Borrmann, 15-9 ... defeated Wayne State's Ann Bartowicz (15-7) and Falencia Miller of Ohio State (15-13) to finish fifth ... posted a 67-12 (.848) regular season record ... her 67 wins were the second most on the women's sabre squad ... posted a 13-5 record at the NYU Duals ... went 14-3 at the Notre Dame Duals ... helped the Irish to a perfect 11-0 record on the second day of the Northwestern Duals with a 10-1 record ... went 16-2 on the first day of the Northwestern Duals for a combined 26-3 mark at the event ... finished in third at the annual Penn State Open in her first collegiate action, including a 15-12 quarterfinal win with Harvard's Alexa Weingarden, a semifinal loss to Grench (11-15) and a win over Ohio State's Felicia Miller for the bronze medal.
PREP & PERSONAL: Attended Aloha High School while training at Oregon Fencing Alliance ... placed 12th at Senior World Cup in Vancouver (June '06), with round-of-32 win over France's Anne-Lise Touya (2005 world champ) ... finished 16th later that month at Sr. Grand Prix in Las Vegas and matched that finish at Jr. World Cups in Sosnowiec, Poland (Oct. '06), and Odessa, Ukraine (Sept. '06) ... placed 14th at Sr. World Cup in Orleans, France (Feb. '07), also fencing at four other 2007 Sr. World Cups: London (54th; Feb.), Gand, Belgium (40th; May), Havana, Cuba (34th; June), and Klagenfurt, Austria (68th; May) ... her 2006-07 results also included the 16th-place finishes in Sosnowiec and Odessa, plus Jr. World Cups in Dormagen, Germany (66th; Nov. '06) and Budapest (30th; Jan. '07), and Grand Prix events in Budapest (88th; Feb. '07), Foggia, Italy (69th; March '07), and Las Vegas (26th; June '07) ... her strong showing at Jr. Olympics in Hartford, Conn. (Feb. `06), included placing second in junior/U-20 bouts and third in cadet/U-17 ... placed 10th at 2006 USFA North American Cup in Sacramento, Calif. and 11th at Houston N.A.C. (Jan. '06) ... lettered in basketball as a freshman center at Aloha HS, where she was a member of National Honor Society and student government ... sister Maria played basketball at Gonzaga while her younger brother Kevin is a sophomore sabre fencer on the Irish squad ... has two additional younger siblings: Daniel and Tara ... born April 19, 1989, in Portland, Ore. ... daughter of Kevin and Ann Hassett ... graduated from the College of Arts and Letters with a degree in industrial design.
Hassett's Career Record