Irish To Send Maximum 12 Fencers to NCAA Championships

Notre Dame one of three schools to qualify maximum for repeat title pursuit


Fencers Earn Six Podium Spots At NCAA Midwest Regional

Massialas, Sirico snare gold and automatic NCAA consideration


Keys To The Meet: NCAA Midwest Regional

Irish set to make case for NCAA Championship allocations


Shainberg Doubles Up As Itkin Claims First ACC Fencing Title

Irish women place second after historic fence-off determines women's team champion


#1 Irish Women Dominate ACC Individual Competition

Irish sweep foil and sabre podium while also topping epee field


ACC Fencing Championships - Day 2

ACC Fencing Championships - Day 2


ACC Fencing Championships - Day 1

ACC Fencing Championships - Day 1


NCAA Fencing Championships - Day 2

NCAA Fencing Championships - Day 2


NCAA Fencing Championships Day 1

NCAA Fencing Championships Day 1


ACC Fencing Championships

Day Two of the ACC Fencing Championships


  • 2017 NCAA Championships Team Championship (competitor)
  • 2017 NCAA Championships Men’s Sabre Eighth Place
  • 2017 Second Team All-American
  • 2017 NCAA Midwest Regional Men’s Sabre Third Place
  • 2016 Third Team All-American
  • 2016 NCAA Championships Men’s Sabre 10th Place
  • 2016 NCAA Midwest Regional Men’s Sabre Runner-Up
  • 2016 ACC Championships Men’s Sabre Runner-Up
  • 2015 ACC Men’s Sabre Champion
  • 2015, 2016 All-ACC Men’s Sabre
  • 2015, 2016, 2017 All-ACC Academic Team
  • 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team
  • 2016 Notre Dame Men’s Sabre MVP
  • ACC Men's Fencer of the Week (Feb. 4, 2015)
  • 2015 USA Fencing Championships Junior Men’s Sabre Eighth Place


  • Earned his highest finish at the NCAA Championships, placing eighth for Second Team All-America honors
  • Went 14-9 during pool competition at the NCAA Championships with a +11 indicator
  • Finished third at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships
  • Completed the year with a 37-35 record in dual meets
  • Named to the ACC All-Academic Team for the third straight season
  • Earned first career Academic All-America citation with a third-team nod
  • Earned a monogram


  • Earned his first All-America citation with a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Championships (Honorable Mention)  
  • Earned second place the at NCAA Midwest Regional Championships, posting a 6-4 record on the day
  • Also took silver in the ACC Men’s Sabre Championship, falling to teammate Jonah Shainberg 12-15 in the gold-medal bout  
  • Top-two finish at ACCs was good for second career All-ACC honor  
  • Posted a 48-22 record on the season  
  • Named to the ACC All-Academic Team and ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • Named the team’s Most Valuable Sabreur  
  • Earned a monogram


  • Won ACC Men's Sabre title, the ACC Men's Team title, named ACC Men's Sabreur of the Year and finished 20th at NCAA Championship  
  • One of five freshmen to compete for the Irish at the NCAA Championship  
  • Amassed a 39-23 record in his first year, beginning the season 6-5 at the Ohio State Elite Cup  
  • Logged 13-1 mark in Northwestern Duals
  • Went 5-1 in DeCicco Duals
  • Etched a 4-3 record in team competition at ACC Championship and went 14-1 en route to clinching the individual title  
  • Finished in fourth place at the NCAA Midwest Regional and earned an at-large bid into the NCAA Championship  
  • At NCAAs, finished the first day with a 6-9 record, and went on to finish 7-16
  • Named ACC Fencer of the Week on Feb. 4, and earned a monogram


  • Got his start in the sport when mother pushed him to take lessons at age 13  
  • Excelled quickly and began competing at top-tier events
  • As a sophomore, placed fifth at Division II Richmond, Virginia North American Cup (NAC), and was third at same competition in Division III level  
  • Finished sixth at Kansas City, Missouri NAC in Division II competition  
  • Competed at Junior Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, in cadet level, placing 14th  
  • As a junior, placed ninth on European Circuit at Cadet World Cup in Konin, Poland  
  • Finished 12th at St. Louis, Missouri NAC at cadet level
  • Won title at same event in the Division II competition  
  • Came in 11th at Louisville, Kentucky NAC  
  • As a senior, placed seventh at Pan-American Games in Guatemala City, Guatemala, competing at the junior level
  • Finished 10th at Dallas, Texas NAC in Division I competition
  • Placed third at Virginia Beach, Virginia NAC in juniors competition  
  • Favorite athletic memories to date are winning bronze at the Virginia Beach NAC and placing ninth at Cadet World Cup in Konin, Poland  
  • Clinched seventh at Junior Olympics in Portland, Oregon in junior division  
  • Served as a board member of Model United Nations and volunteered as an event coordinator with Amnesty International in high school  
  • Graduated from East Brunswick High School in June of 2014  
  • Youngest son of Brian Fitzgerald and Linda Rondinelli  
  • Has four older sisters and one brother
  • Born in New York, New York, but currently calls East Brunswick, New Jersey home
  • Enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, double-majoring in Arabic and Peace Studies

Jonathan Fitzgerald
Jonathan  Fitzgerald


East Brunswick, NJ

High School:
East Brunswick



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