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NCAA Fencing Championships Day 2

NCAA Fencing Championships Day 2


NCAA Fencing Championships - Day 1

NCAA Fencing Championships - Day 1


ACC Fencing Championships Day 2

Notre Dame hosts the 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Fencing Championships at the Castellan Family Fencing Center.


Northwestern Duals

Northwestern Duals

  • 2016 NCAA Championships Women’s Epee Fifth Place
  • 2016 Second Team All-American
  • 2016 NCAA Midwest Regional Women’s Epee Champion
  • 2016 ACC Women’s Epee Champion
  • 2016 All-ACC
  • 2016 Team Most Valuable Epeeist
  • 2016 Team Captain
  • 2015 NCAA Midwest Regional Championships Women’s Epee Fifth Place
  • 2015 ACC Championship Women’s Epee Fourth Place
  • 2016 Walter M. Langford Memorial Award
  • 2015 DeCicco/Auriol Award
  • 2015 Yves Auriol Award

AS A SENIOR: Capped a standout year with an All-America nod and conference championship … finished in fifth place at the NCAA Championships, good for Second Team All-America honors with a 14-9 record … captured gold at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships … garnered the ACC women’s epee crown, defeating Boston College’s Olivia Adragna 15-11 in the championship bout … went 7-2 during team competition at ACCs to help the Irish capture their second straight ACC title … posted a 49-17 regular-season record … began the year with a fifth-place finish at the Penn State Open … followed up with a 13-2 performance at the Penn Elite Invitational … went 17-7 over two days at the Northwestern Duals … wrapped the regular season with an 11-4 showing at the Duke Duals … named the team’s most valuable epeeist … awarded the Walter M. Langford award for sportsmanship, leadership and teamwork … earned a monogram.

Had outstanding season with the Irish, accumulating a 54-18 season record ... earned 10-4 mark at the Ohio State Elite Cup, 9-5 record at St. John's and 11-3 mark at NYU Invites, 13-5 record at Northwestern Duals and 6-0 record at DeCicco Duals ... helped women's team clinch ACC Championship team title, and came in fourth individually ... at Ohio State, went 2-1 against Pennsylvania, beating Alejandra Trumble 5-2 and Aleina Edwards 5-3 ... earned three wins against North Carolina (Sarah Hanvy, 5-2, Elli Moreno, 5-1 and Samantha Galina, 5-4) ... out-dueled Princeton's Elizabeth Myers 3-2 and Christina Efthimion 5-2 ... beat Rebecca Stanley of Penn State 3-1 ... finished the day in victory against Ohio State's Rebecca Rutan (5-1) ... at St. John's, earned two wins against Buckeye bouters Eugenia Falqui (5-3) and Mai Shaito (5-0) ... earned 4-1 victory against Sara Moore (Penn State) ... beat Harvard's Julie Park 5-1 and Claire Dinhut, 5-3 ... etched two wins against St. John's foes Veronika Zuikova (5-4) and Isis Washington (5-3) ... finished the tournament with 5-3 win against Mason Speta and 5-2 win against Katie Agen of Columbia ... in NYU Invite, beat Yale's Olivia Briffault 5-3 and Katherine Miller 5-4 ... bested Amy Tong 5-2 and Speta 5-1 in match with Columbia ... out-touched Northwestern's Juliana Barrett 5-4 and Mandeep Bhinder 5-0 ... beat St. John's foes Ally Ruf (5-4) and Washington 5-2 ... finished the tournament with a 3-2 overtime win against Alyssa Parkhurst, 5-2 against Marissa Posner and 5-1 against Cailyn Chiah, all of NYU ... at Northwestern, out-touched Princeton's Isabel Ford and Meyers 5-2 ... beat Stephanie Wolf (Pennsylvania) 5-1 ... won over Wildcat foes Bhinder (4-3), Barrett (5-2) and Helen Foster (5-3) ... beat Alexandra Keft of Temple 5-2 ... bested May Peterson (5-1)) and Becca Rose (5-4) of Stanford ... finished the tournament with three straight wins against Virginia Long (5-0) and Waverly Hock (5-3) of Air Force and Natalie Chan (5-0) of UC San Diego ... in DeCicco Duals, out-dueled Cydney McChesney 5-1 and Daniela Wood 5-0 of Wayne State, finishing the day with two wins against Michigan's Mami Saw (5-0) and Joyce Xia (5-4) ... at ACC Championship, went 5-1 in team play to help clinch first-ever women's team title, then posted 13-2 record in pool play heading into the semifinals ... lost to teammate Nicole Ameli, 15-11, and narrowly lost to Boston College's Olivia Adragna 15-14 to settle for fourth place ... at NCAA Midwest Regional, tied teammate Ashley Severson by record (12-4), but settled to fifth place by indicator ... earned a monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Became a regular in the women's epee rotation, amassing a 44-24 record ... went 7-9 at NYU invitational, 8-7 at St. John's Invite, 13-6 at Northwestern and 16-2 at DeCicco Duals ... at NYU, went 2-1 against Yale, beating Alison Barton 5-2 and Brenda Seah 5-1 ... bested Columbia's Mason Speta 5-2 ... earned a 5-3 win over Northwestern's Juliana Barrett ... out-touched St. John's Isis Washington, 5-4 ... etched a 5-2 victory against Lily Hu of NYU ... finished the tournament 1-2 against Ohio State, beating Becca Rutan 5-4 and losing to Caroline Piasecka 5-2 and Eugenia Falqui 3-2 in overtime ... at St. John's beat Buckeye foes Laura Gurnowski 5-1 and Rutan, 5-2 ... earned notable wins against Jessie Radanovich (5-4) and Sarah Waller (5-3) of Penn State ... bested Emma Väggö (Harvard) 5-3 ... earned two wins against St. John's, 5-4 versus Alina Ferdman and 5-2 against Zsofia Fath ... finished the day with 5-1 win against Vivian Rand of Columbia ... at Northwestern, out-touched Stanford's May Peterson (5-2) and Vivian Kong (5-2) ... went on to beat Rita Somogyi (5-3) and Sarah Collins (5-4) of Duke ... out-dueled Susannah Scanlan, 5-0 and Isabel Ford, 5-3 in match with Princeton ... blanked Sara Jones 5-0 and beat Alejandra Trumble 5-1 of Pennsylvania ... bested Temple's Rachel Clark, 5-2, and went on to finish the day with two wins against North Carolina (5-1 versus Kacie Albert, 5-4 versus Kelley Hamill) and two wins against UC San Diego (5-2 to Laura Hawkins, 5-3 to Mariah Kreeger) ... at DeCicco Duals, only two losses came to Penn State's J. O'Neil-Lyublinski (1-0) and Jessie Radanovich (4-3) ... beat Caitlin Thompson (5-1) and Maureen Forinash (5-0) of Cleveland State, Kaitlyn Wallace (5-3), Mandeep Bhinder (5-3) and Julianna Barrett (5-1) of Northwestern, Rachel Davis (5-0), Cydney McChesney (5-1) and Chelsea Miller (5-0) of Wayne State, Rebecca Stanley (5-3) of Penn State, Kaylah Berndt (5-4) an Roby Wong (5-4) of Detroit, Lauren Warner (5-4) and Essene Waters (5-2) of Purdue, Annamaria Lu (5-4), Emily Walsh (5-0) and Krista Burkhart (5-2) of Bradley to finish the tournament ... earned a monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN: did not see action as a member of the Irish.

PREP & PERSONAL: Participated in club fencing at Central Hardin High School for coaches Les Stawicki and Max Dettlinger ... also trained with the Louisville Fencing Center ... finished in third place at a 2012 Junior North American Cup event ... member of the French Club and Beta Club at Central Hardin ... daughter of Jeff Lee and Lynn Bauer ... has two brothers, Andrew and Carl ... father, Jeff, wrestled at Campbell University ... former Fighting Irish fencer Hayley Reese also competed with the Louisville Fencing Center ... is currently enrolled in The College of Arts & Letters as a psychology major.

Lee's Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2012-13 0 0 .000 --
2013-14 44 24 .647 --
2014-15 55 22 .702 --
2015-16 49 17 .742 5th
Career 144 64 .692 5th

Catherine Lee
Catherine  Lee


Elizabethtown, KY

High School:
Central Hardin



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