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06/08/2017

Kiefer, Fitzgerald Named To Academic All-America At-Large Teams

Kiefer named to women's first team; Fitzgerald earns men's third-team honors

05/11/2017

Kiefer, Fitzgerald Notch CoSIDA Academic All-District Honors

Irish standouts now in the running for Academic All-America recognition

04/18/2017

Notre Dame Fencing Leads ACC With 10 All-Academic Honorees

Five women and five men named to conference All-Academic teams

03/28/2017

Replay: NCAA Title in My Eyes

03/26/2017

Notre Dame Captures Ninth NCAA Fencing Championship

Kiefer enjoys a historic day, earning fourth individual title and clinching team championship.

03/25/2017

NCAA Fencing Championships - Day 2

NCAA Fencing Championships - Day 2

03/23/2017

NCAA Fencing Championships Day 1

NCAA Fencing Championships Day 1

02/26/2017

ACC Fencing Championships

Day Two of the ACC Fencing Championships

02/25/2017

ACC Fencing Championships

ACC Fencing Championships - Day 1

03/27/2016

NCAA Fencing Championships Day 4

NCAA Fencing Championships Day 4

HONORS & AWARDS:

  • 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 All-ACC Academic 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

AS A SOPHOMORE: 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.

AS A FRESHMAN: Won ACC Men's Sabre title, the ACC Men's Team title, named ACC Men's Sabreist 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 ... began competition in Columbus, Ohio with a 5-4 loss to Pennsylvania's Steven Yang ... made up for it by blanking North Carolina's Christopher Ruenz and beating Mason Erb 5-1 ... earned a pair of 5-4 wins against Princeton foes Edward Chin and Michael Wiest, also beat Peter Pak 5-3 ... versus Penn State, beat Alex Schneller 5-4 but lost to Kaito Streets, 5-1 ... finished the tournament with a pair of losses to Ohio State's Rhys Douglas (5-3) and Andrew Herczak (5-2) ... went on to post 8-7 record at St. John's Invitational and 3-6 mark in NYU Invite ... began the St. John's tournament with a pair of wins over Ohio State, beating Douglas 5-2 and Fares Arfa, 5-3 ... went on to beat Penn State's Schneller, 5-4, and Streets, 5-1, losing to Andrew Mackiewicz 5-2 ... went down against Harvard's Eli Dershwitz, 5-3, but notably beat both Eric Zhao and Duncan O'Brien 5-2 ... against host St. John's, out-dueled Andrew Varmado Jr., 5-0, and lost to Roman Sydorenko, 5-2 ... in NYU tournament, began by besting Yale's Ian Richards, 5-2 and Reed Srere 5-4 ... lost three bouts to Columbia, but rallied to beat St. John's Varmado Jr., 5-2 ... finished the tournament with a 5-2 loss to NYU's Quinten Burgunder ... logged 13-1 mark in Northwestern Duals ... won thee straight against Princeton, beating Edward Chin 5-3, Peter Pak 5-2 and Michael Wiest 5-4 ... earned a pair of victories against Pennsylvania's Isaac Buchwald (5-4) and Sean Turner (5-1) ... notably beat Stanford's Daniel Wolfson (5-1) and David Beam (5-2) ... won three straight against Air Force combatants ... finished the tournament beating UC San Diego's Drew Dickinson 5-2, James Gillcris 5-1, and Cal Tech's Yu Han Nam 5-1 ... 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 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.

PREP AND PERSONAL: 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..

Fitzgerald's Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2014-15 39 23 .629 20th
2014-15 48 22 .686 10th
Career 87 45 .659 10th
 

Jonathan Fitzgerald
Jonathan  Fitzgerald

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
East Brunswick, NJ

High School:
East Brunswick

Height:
5-10

Position:
Sabre

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