Two Notre Dame fencers take silver at 41st annual competition
AS A SENIOR: Was a strong competitor for the Irish, finishing in 10th place at the Midwest Fencing Conference (MFC) Championships, good for honorable mention all-MFC honors ... at NYU Invitational, logged seven wins ... versus Yale was 2-1 in the Coles Sports Center ... earned a pair of 5-3 wins against Columbia's Sarah Gruman and Essane Diedro ... was 1-1 against St. John's, losing 5-1 to Margaret McDonald but besting Alexandra Tannous 5-3 in the following bout ... was undefeated against host NYU, out-touching Kelsey Gibson 5-2 and blanking Yinyin Wu 5-0 ... notched a 3-5 mark at the Northwestern Duals ... versus Fairleigh Dickinson was 1-1 ... nearly beat North Carolina's Gillian Lytinski, but lost at the last moment 5-4 ... out-dueled Cal Tech's Shi En Kim 5-1 ... won two of three bouts at the Duke Duals in Durham before posting an 8-1 mark at the Notre Dame Duals, her best of the season ... versus Detroit was undefeated, earning 5-0, 5-1 and 5-1 wins against Katie Lang, Shannon Canavan and Eva Berndt respectively ... logged a 5-2 win against Lawrence's Shelby Guinn ... finished the day with a 2-1 mark against the Air Force Academy ... competing at the NCAA Midwest Regional, finished in 10th place ... earned a monogram.
AS A JUNIOR: Placed 9th out of 53 participants at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships to claim honorable mention all-MFC honors ... 4-1 with a +16 indicator (23-7) during pool play ... downed Camille Dulac from Case Western 15-1 in the table of 32 ... appearances in all four regular season duals events for the Irish, compiling a 28-22 record ... earned a monogram ... gathered in a 6-6 record at the St. John Duals, logging a pair of victories over competitors from No. 5 Colombia 2-1 ... produced a 9-7 outing at the NYU Duals, taking down members of host NYU and Northwestern 2-1 in head-to-head bouts ... posted a 3-2 record at the Notre Dame Duals ... finished with a 10-7 record at the Northwestern Duals, sweeping Muniera Gesner (5-2), Dipti Kanthilal (5-1) and Alexandria Stanley (5-4) from UC San Diego.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Concluded second season with the Irish with a record of 18-6 ... earned second monogram ... travelled with sabre team to the NYU Invitational and St. John's Challenge, competing in two matches ... notched first win of the season at the Notre Dame Duals, finishing with a record of 8-2 in bouts against Detroit (2-0), Cleveland State (1-0), Florida (1-0), Air Force (1-1), Swarthmore (2-1) and Wayne State (1-0) ... earned first victory of the season against Detroit's Eva Berndt (5-1) ... finished 6-1 the following day at the Northwestern Duals in matches against Fairleigh Dickinson (2-0), North Carolina (2-0), UC San Diego (1-0), Cal Tech (1-0) and Stanford (0-1) ... concluded regular season with a 4-0 record at the Irish Duals against Chicago (1-0), Illinois (1-0) and Michigan State (2-0) ... finished 20th at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships ... finished pool play with a 4-2 record and a +10 indicator to enter direct elimination as the 20th seed ... earned a victory over Mackenzie Caple of Michigan (15-5) in the round of 64 before falling to Victoria Harris of Ohio State (15-9) in the round of 32.
AS A FRESHMAN: Finished the regular season with a 27-6 record ... competed in three tournaments for the Irish ... started her collegiate career at the NYU invitational with a 3-0 showing ... earned her first career win against NYU's Joann Reyes, 5-3 ... posted an 8-0 record at the Notre Dame Duals ... posted clean sheets against Lawrence, Michigan, Wisconsin, Chicago, Indiana and Detroit ... finished 19th at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships ... in the direct elimination round of 64, defeated Hillary Mohs of Case Western Reserve, 15-5, before falling to Michigan State's Harriet McTeague in a close match, 15-14, in the round of 32.
PREP & PERSONAL: Fenced in the A-strip sabre while attending Academy of the Holy Angels under the direction of former Irish fencer and two-time all-American Andre Crompton ... selected team captain and earned a national ranking during her senior season ... was a member of the Latin Honor Society ... daughter of Michael and Cynthia Palazzoto ... has one sibling, Matthew ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in finance as well as a supplementary degree in art history and design.