Irish poised to qualify maximum 12 fencers to NCAA Championships
Irish look to qualify maximum number of fencers to NCAA Championships
Freshman Axel Kiefer named men's Most Valuable Fencer
Men claim all three individual crowns while women repeat as team champions
Collineau, Shainberg lead Irish with strong individual performances
Photos from Day 1 of the 2016 ACC Fencing Championships, hosted by Notre Dame at the Castellan Family Fencing Center
HONORS & AWARDS:
NCAA Foil 10th-Place Finisher (2014)
Honorable Mention All-American (2014)
ACC Men's Team Champion (2015)
AS A SOPHOMORE: Began the year 5-5 at St. John’s invitational, improving to 7-1 the following day in NYU Invitational … logged 8-2 mark at Northwestern Duals before competing in ACC Championship … at St. John’s, out-dueled Ohio State’s Chris Colley 5-1 and lost to Max Chastenet, 5-1 … went down against Penn State’s Nobuo Bravo, 5-3 … won over Harvard’s Jerry Chang, 5-3, but earned a pair of 5-3 losses to his Crimson teammates … won three strait bouts against Columbia to finish the tournament … the next day, beat Yale’s Jacob Stein 5-1 and bested Columbia’s Drew Johnsston (5-4), Harry Bergman (5-2) and James Sands (5-2) … lost to Michele Caporizzi of St. John’s, 5-1, his sole loss of the tournament … beat NYU’s Daniel Sconzo 5-4, Philip Shin 5-1 and Weija Chen, 5-2 … at Northwestern, bested Princeton’s Thomas Dudey 5-1 and Robert Daniluk, 5-0, losing to Rodney Chen 5-2 … out-touched Pennsylvania’s Harry McGuire 5-2, Denes Marton 5-1, and Jason Chang 5-1 … bested Stanford’s Justin Lee 5-3 and lost to Alex Massialas, 5-2 … finished the tournament with a 5-3 win over UC San Diego’s David Hadler … competed in the team competition only at the ACC Championships, helping team win the title … finished the year 25-9 and earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN: Chosen as a freshman to compete at NCAA Championship and earned third-team All-America accolades with 10th-place finish ... tied with teammate Gerek Meinhardt for most foil team victories on the season with 29 ... posted 29-12 regular-season record ... won first two career bouts against Brian Wang (5-2) and Jacob Stein (5-0) of Yale at the NYU Invitational ... won final four bouts of the event to finish with a 7-3 tournament record ... began the St. John's Invitational by besting Sam Hardwicke-Brown of Ohio State 5-0 before faltering against the Buckeyes' Zain Shaito (5-1) and Chris Colley (5-2) ... recovered to defeat Penn State's Nobuo Bravo 5-3 on the same day ... finished St. John's tournament with 8-3 record ... etched 12-4 record at the Northwestern Duals, winning his final three bouts against Jeffrey Chan (5-1) and Mitchell Shulman (5-1) of UC-San Diego and Cal Tech's Jon Schor (5-0) ... ended regular season with a 2-2 record at the DeCicco Duals, including a 5-1 victory over Hans Kaiser (Wayne State) and blanked Cole Goike (Detroit) 5-0 ... at NCAA Midwest Regional, advanced into the direct elimination bouts with the No. 5 seed ... bested Quentin Schneider (Wayne State) in round of eight before upsetting Irish teammate Ariel DeSmet in the semi-finals 15-14 ... squared off with Meinhardt in finals and lost 15-1 to the two-time Olympian ... at NCAAs, finished first day with 8-7 mark ... improved to 13-10 by end of second day of pool play, good for 10th place ... earned a monogram.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Hills Road Sixth Form College in July of 2012 ... in addition to competing with Newham Swords Club, participated on rugby and rowing teams at Hills Sixth Form ... with Newham, twice won the England Youth Championships ... won National Championships once in U-17 age group and twice in U-20 age group ... crowned United Kingdom School Games Champion in 2011 ... biggest athletic thrill to date remains medaling at the U20 European Championships ... oldest child of John and Viia Archer ... has two brothers, Ciaran and Mihkel ... currently enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in finance.
Archer's Career Record