Nine fencers earn All-America honors in Notre Dame's runner-up finish
Meinhardt, DeSmet, Hassett earn All-America honors during final men's bouts
Notre Dame men tied for third place entering the final day of competition
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
HONORS AND AWARDS:
NCAA Sabre Seventh-Place Finisher (2012)
Third-Team All-American (2013)
Second-Team All-American (2012)
MFC Sabre Fifth-Place Finisher (2013)
MFC Sabre Eighth-Place Finisher (2012)
Second-Team All-MFC (2012, 2013)
MFC Sabre Third-Place Finisher (2011)
First-Team All-MFC (2011)
AS A JUNIOR: Finished ninth at the NCAA Championships and fifth at the Midwest Fencing Conference (MFC) Championships ... earned Third-Team All-America status and Second-Team All-MFC accolades ... at the St. John's Invitational finished 9-6, the best sabre record on the day for the Irish ... against Ohio State was undefeated, narrowly escaping with a 5-4 victory over defending NCAA Champion Max Stearns ... narrowly lost to eventual NCAA Runner-Up Shaul Gordon of Penn State, 5-4, and struggled against his Nittany Lions cohorts ... regained his momentum against Harvard, remaining undefeated against Crimson combatants ... lost against St. John's Sean Buckley, 5-3, but came back with a 5-2 win against Daryl Homer ... finished the day 1-2 against Columbia with an impressive victory over Columbia's Geoffrey Loss, 5-2 ... went 5-5 at the NYU Invitational ... had a pair of 5-4 wins against Columbia in the Coles Sports Center ... bested North Carolina's Sam Austin, 5-3, before being out-dueled by Tar Heel Jackson Bryant-Comstock, 5-4 ... regrouped and earned the one-touch victory over Nate Wiecha ... continued his winning ways against host NYU, eeking out a 5-4 victory against Andrew Kelly ... at Northwestern Duals, posted second-best record on the sabre squad with a 9-6 mark ... after posting 1-2 bout records against Ohio State and Princeton, reversed the trend and went 2-1 versus Stanford ... defeated Jeremy Klepner and Cameron Lindsay with matching 5-3 marks ... won two bouts against Cal Tech with a duet of 5-0 wins ... defeated Drew Dickson of UC-San Diego 5-2 ... against North Carolina, out-dueled Wiecha and Jonathan Blake 5-4 and 5-0, respectively, but fell to Bryant-Comstock, 5-2 ... won two out of three bouts against Penn State at the Duke Duals, posting the only losing record of an individual event all season with a 4-5 mark ... at Notre Dame Duals, went undefeated to earn a 7-0 record ... was one of three Irish sabreists to post a matching undefeated mark ... the next week at MFC Championships, battled his way to a spot in the quarterfinals ... earned lopsided victories over Scott Ginebaugh (Wayne State) 15-2, LaMont Allen (Indiana) 15-6 and Jing Xun Quek (Chicago) 15-6 ... was out-touched by Irish teammate John Hallsten to just miss entering the semi-finals ... at the NCAA Midwest Regional, notched a 10-3 mark with a +29 indicator, good enough for third place ... in San Antonio, finished the first day with a 9-6 mark, good for seventh place ... finished the competition in 10th place with a 13-10 docket, +11 indicator, copping Third-Team All-American accolades.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished seventh in the sabre at the NCAA Championships to cop All-America second team honors ... pieced together a 14-9 mark in pool play, capping tournament competition with a +13 indicator (92-79) ... placed eighth out of 72 participants at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships, earning second team all-MFC recognition ... emerged from pool play with a perfect 5-0 record and a 25-6 advantage in touches against opponents ... downed Matt Lindley of Xavier 15-4 in the table of 64 ... overpowered Lawrence's Alan Duff 15-1 to advance out of the table of 32 ... logged a 15-6 decision against Cleveland State's Tom Bienvenu during table of 16 play ... posted a regular season record of 36-15 that ranked third on the sabre team in wins ... achieved an 11-1 mark at the Air Force Duals, posting five clean sheets ... downed Aleksander Ochocki (two-time national sabre champion and four-time All-American) from No. 4 Penn State 5-1 at the St. John's Duals ... captured two wins over No. 6 Harvard to add to overall showing at the St. John's Duals ... recorded a 5-4 outing at the NYU Duals, sweeping opponents from Yale (2-0) and NYU (3-0) ... completed a perfect 3-0 effort at the Notre Dame Duals, with bout victories over Illinois (1-0) and Wayne State (2-0)... fashioned an 11-2 record at the Northwestern Duals ... led the sabre team with a 3-0 match record in the 5-4 team victory over No. 2 Princeton ... knocked off Princeton's 2012 NCAA Championship third-place medalist Philip Dershwitz 5-3 at the Northwestern Duals.
AS A FRESHMAN: Enjoyed strong freshman campaign, finishing with overall record of 24-6 ... earned first monogram ... opened the year with a 5-1 record at the NYU Invitational, posting wins against Yale (1-0), Columbia (1-0), Stevens Tech (2-0) and NYU (1-1) ... earned first collegiate win with narrow 5-4 victory over Yale's Adam Fields ... did not compete the following day at the St. John's Challenge ... concluded the Notre Dame Duals with a record of 7-1, registering wins against Detroit (1-0), Air Force (2-0), Northwestern (1-0), Florida (1-0), Lawrence (1-0) and Swarthmore (1-0) ... did not allow a touch in beating Detroit's Logan Clements 5-0 to begin event ... proceeded to shut out NCAA participant Scott Pippin in following match against Air Force 5-0 before defeating Emerson Woerner 5-3 ... at the Northwestern Duals, finished with a record of 4-0 in matches against Cal Tech (1-0), UC San Diego (2-0) and North Carolina (1-0) ... clinched the sabre victory against North Carolina, dispatching Samuel Austin 5-1 ... ended regular season at the Duke Duals, posting a record of 6-3 aided by a 3-0 showing against Johns Hopkins ... clinched the 5-4 sabre win over North Carolina with a 5-2 triumph over David Winer ... earned first team all-MFC distinction after reaching the semifinals of direct elimination at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships ... defeated Jakub Gibczynski of Wayne State (15-10) in quarterfinal matchup before falling to eventual champion Rhys Douglas of Ohio State, 15-9, in the semis ... the following day, helped the sabre unit capture the team weapon crown ... concluded season with a fourth-place showing at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, finishing with a 5-4 record and a +2 indicator.
PREP & PERSONAL: Fenced for the Oregon Fencing Alliance - a pipeline for sabreists attending Notre Dame - while going to Aloha High School in Beaverton, Ore. ... competed at a World Cup event in New York (June 18, 2010), finishing 109th ... biggest thrill to-date was placing in the top eight at the Penn State Open ... son of Kevin and Ann Hassett ... sister, Eileen - a four-time All-American - fenced for the Irish as a member of the women's sabre squad and reached the NCAA Championships each of her four seasons with the team ... also has two younger siblings, Daniel and Tara as well as an older sister, Maria ... enrolled in the College of Engineering as a civil engineering major.
Hassett's Career Record