Notre Dame Sweeps ACC Fencer of the Week Awards

Women's sabreuse Francesca Russo and men's foilist Hazem Khazbak are both first-time winners of the conference accolade.

AS A FRESHMAN: Posted an 18-9 record in initial campaign ... began career with a 5-5 record at the NYU Invitational that included a 3-0 sweep of North Carolina's Alexander Burte (5-1), Deven Desai (5-4) and Ian Kanar (5-2) ... compiled a 2-4 record at the St. John's Invitational, earning two victories against Penn State's Nobuo Bravo (5-1) and St. John's Wilfred Curioso (5-4) ... ended the season with a statement performance at DeCicco Duals, posting an undefeated 11-0 record ... earned the No. 6 seed at NCAA Midwest Regional competition ... eliminated in first round of direct elimination bouts by Zain Shaito of Ohio State, 15-14 ... earned a monogram.

PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in May 2013 ... attended same high school as current women's foilist Lee Kiefer ... both foilists compete with the Bluegrass Fencer's Club out of Lexington, Kentucky ... serves as an assistant coach with the club ... has competed at numerous international events, twice being a national finalist ... as a freshman, medaled in the North American Cup, and was a finalist for the Egyptian National Team ... as a junior, admitted as a member of the Egyptian National Fencing Team and captained the Egyptian U-17 National Team ... earned 16th place at the U-17 World Championships ... as a senior was a finalist at the U-20 level in both individual and team competition ... captained the Egyptian U-20 National Fencing Team ... admitted to the senior Egyptian National Team ... at Senior African Championships, finished seventh in individual competition ... competed as a member of the Gold-medal team at the Senior African Championships ... lived in Egypt for eight years before moving to Kentucky with family ... oldest child of Amgad and Amira Khazbak ... has one sister, Maya ... father, Amgad, fenced at the Cairo University in Egypt ... biggest athletic thrill to date has been competing in the World Championships and earning a gold medal in the African Championships team event in 2013 ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business.

Khazbak's Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2013-14 18 9 .667 --
Career 18 9 .667 --

Hazem Khazbak
Hazem  Khazbak


Lexington, KY

High School:
Paul Laurence Dunbar



club Team:
Bluegrass Fencer's Club

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