Irish Open 2017-18 Season Strong At Elite Invitational

Irish women sweep field to go 5-0, men post 3-1 record


Irish Tap Six Captains For 2017-18 Campaign

Three women, three men appointed to leadership roles this season


Irish Cruise To Third Consecutive Women's ACC Title, Sweep MVP Honors

Massialas and Simmons claim Most Valuable Fencer Honors


Irish Wrap Competition Sunday At DeCicco Duals

Both men's and women's squads go 6-0 against club competition


Irish Dominant in DeCicco Duals Debut

No. 3 Irish women defeat No. 8 Northwestern in Saturday's premier match


ACC Fencing Championships Day 1

Photos from Day 1 of the 2016 ACC Fencing Championships, hosted by Notre Dame at the Castellan Family Fencing Center


Northwester Duals - Day 2

Notre Dame Fencing at Northwestern Duals, Day 2

AS A SOPHOMORE: Went 55-33 on the season in dual bouts … went 4-4 at the ACC Championships during dual play, helping the Irish earn their second straight conference title … kicked off the season with a 29th-place finish at the Penn State Open … went 32-1 over two days at the DeCicco Duals … earned a monogram.

Competed sparingly throughout the year for the Irish, amassing a 32-11 record ... etched a 2-3 record in team competition to help the women's team win the ACC Championship team title ... went 4-0 at Ohio State Elite Cup and logged marks of 0-1 and 0-3 at St. John's and NYU Invitationals respectively ... went 4-2 at Northwestern and finished the regular season 22-2 at DeCicco Duals ... at Ohio State, won 2-1 over Pennsylvania's Aleina Edwards and 5-4 over North Carolina's Elli Moreno, before going up 2-1 against Sara Moore of Penn State and 5-3 versus Rebecca Rutan of Ohio State ... at St. John's, lost sole bout to Rutan 4-3 ... in NYU Invite, lost 5-3 to Katharine Spooner and 5-4 to Olivia Briffault of Yale, finishing the tournament with a 5-3 loss to Alyssa Parkhurst of NYU ... at Northwestern, lost 5-1 to Juliana Barrett ... recouped to win 5-4 over Michelle Ingle and 5-3 over Waverly Hock of Air Force ... earned two wins against UC San Diego's Laura Hawkins (5-4) and Keyue Bao (4-3) ... at DeCicco Duals, earned top marks amongst Irish women's epeeists, dropping only two bouts ... finished 15th at ACC Championship in women's epee, sporting a 5-10 record ... earned a monogram.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Gained notoriety at prep school as first collegiately recruited athlete ... at one point was told by school administration to give up fencing and focus on her studies, but she refused ... competed with Levallois sporting clubs ... as a freshman, came in third at national individual championships ... came in first at national team championships (cadet level) and at U-15 national team championships ... as a sophomore, placed fifth at national junior championships and clinched third at national team championships (cadet level) ... in junior year, team won national title at cadet level ... team also came in third at national junior championships ... individually, claimed first at national competition and was ranked fourth at her level ... individual title stands as biggest athletic thrill to date ... as a senior, team came in third at national team championships (junior level) ... graduated from L'ècole Active Jeannine Manuel in June of 2014 ... oldest child of Jean-Jacques Roche and Mireille Bonnemaire ... has one younger sister, Lauriane ... hails from Paris, France ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.

Roche's Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2014-15 32 11 .744 --
2015-16 55 33 .625 --
Career 87 44 .664 --

Marie-Anne Roche
Marie-Anne  Roche


Paris, France

High School:
Ecole Active Jeannine Manuel



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