Nine fencers earn All-America honors in Notre Dame's runner-up finish
Notre Dame within seven points of Princeton for overall team lead
Notre Dame looks to win fourth NCAA title under head coach Janusz Bednarski
Notre Dame will send 12 fencers to compete for program's ninth national championship
Notre Dame won all three of its team matches Sunday to improve to 20-1 this season
Men and Women's Fencing competed in the Midwest Conference Individual Championships on March 2nd in the Joyce Center.
HONORS & AWARDS
MFC Sabre Champion (2013)
First Team All-MFC (2013)
NCAA 11th-Place Finish (2013)
Third Team All-American (2013)
AS A FRESHMAN:Was crowned Midwest Fencing Conference (MFC) Women's Sabre Champion and finished in 11th place at the NCAA National Championship ... notched a 30-20 record in her first season with the Irish ... at the St. John's Invite went 6-3, improving to 7-2 the following day at the NYU Invitational ... against Penn State was 1-2, with the sole win coming against Elizabeth Rapp, 5-3 ... was undefeated against host St. John's, blanking Alexandra Tannous 5-0 and only allowing Margaret McDonald a single touch ... narrowly won versus Columbia's Essane Diedro, 5-4, before bowing to her sister Loweye, 5-3 ... won against Sarah Yee 5-3 to finish the day ... started out strong the following day against Yale, posting a trio of 5-4 victories ... remained undefeated against Northwestern with a duet of 5-1 victories and a close 5-4 win over Alicia Gurrieri ... after trading touches back and forth, lost 5-4 to St. John's Anna Limbach ... was 1-1 against host NYU, narrowly losing to Ericka Persson 5-4 but winning against Jackie Leval, 5-2 ... posted her only losing record of the season at Northwestern, going 6-11 on the day ... just barely lost to Sophia Bischof 5-4... was undefeated against North Carolina, blanking Sara Leung 5-0 and besting Gillian Litynski and Aislinn Klos 5-2 ... two more wins came against Cal Tech ... bested Emilia Hernandez 5-1 ... bested Princeton sabreuse Diamond Wheeler 5-2 before falling to Gracie Stone, 5-1 ... notched a 3-3 mark in Durham, but at Notre Dame Duals posted an 8-1 mark ... blanked Cleveland State's Christine Bocci 5-0 in first bout of the meet ... remained undefeated, besting Andrea Ozanich and Kaja Klodowska 5-0 and 5-3 respectively ... traded touches with Alicia Gurrieri of Northwestern before succumbing 5-4 ... was undefeated against Lawrence and Air Force ... was undefeated at the MFC Championships, emerging from pool play with a 5-0 record and besting Irish teammate Lian Osier in the title bout, who withdrew due to injury ... at NCAA Midwest Regionals finished just ahead of senior Abigail Nichols with an 11-4 mark ... at the Championships in San Antonio, finished in 11th place with an 11-12 mark, earning third team All-America accolades.
PREP & PERSONAL: Four-year sabre team captain at Chanhassen High School, and fenced with the Minnesota Sword Club ... member of four state high school fencing championship squads ... reached a high watermark of 17th in the U20 Sabre Rankings ... claimed sixth place at the 2011 Junior Olympic Fencing Championships in the sabre ... also lettered in track and field at Chanhassen High ... all-conference selection in the 200m relay as a sophomore ... daughter of Matthew Thill and Charlene Thill Schubert ... has two brothers, Jacob and Erick ... has two sisters, Emily and Kassia ... father, Matthew, competed in track and field at Michigan Tech ... grandfather, Bruce Thill, attended Notre Dame ... enrolled in the college of engineering, majoring in mechanical engineering and Spanish.