AS A SENIOR: Went 8-0 on the season, competing exclusively at the DeCicco Duals …  finished career with a 14-1 overall dual mark ... earned a monogram.

AS A JUNIOR: Finished the season with 7-1 mark in dual matches.

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.

Mark O'Dea
Mark  O'Dea


Washington Township, NJ

High School:
Don Bosco Preparatory



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