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    Mark O'Dea  
    Mark O'Dea

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Washington Township, NJ

    High School:
    Don Bosco Preparatory

    Height:
    5-8

    Position:
    epee


    AS A SOPHOMORE:Did not compete with the Irish.

    PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Don Bosco Preparatory in May of 2009, and studied with the Salesian brothers in the seminary to become a priest ... attended same high school as numerous Irish athletes, including current fencing teammate Matthew Owens ... lettered all four years in fencing, and participated in the club ultimate Frisbee team ... as a senior, posted a 25-5 record and was named first team All-County and second team All-State fencer for his fifth-place finish in the state championships ... captained his epee squad to second-place finish at Div. Four State Qualifiers ... team was ranked No. 1 in Bergen-Passac County ... as a junior set a 20-10 mark, qualified for state championships and was named first-team All-County fencer ... off of the strip, was a member of the first aid student team and earned second-degree knighthood with the Knights of Columbus ... born in Manila, Phillipines, to Mark and Carmenia Orendain ... second-youngest of four children and the first to attend Notre Dame ... is currently majoring in Philosophy/Theology.


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