Irish Fencers Dominant In State College

Archer, Collineau, Antipas sweep foil medals

AS A JUNIOR: Went 13-4 on the year … opened the year at the Penn State Open, finishing in 40th place … went 10-4 at the DeCicco Duals … finished the year at 3-0 at the Northwestern Duals … named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Competed in the DeCicco Duals meet, garnering a 12-4 record, bringing his career mark to 24-5 ... began the meet with a 5-1 loss to Cleveland State's Giovanni Trovato, but rebounded to beat Zach Wetzig 5-1 ... bested Lawrence's Erik Paulson 5-2 but narrowly lost to Alden Grasse, 5-4 ... earned a pair of victories against Detroit combatants, beating Yaroslav Ivanov 5-2 and Josef Provido 5-1 ... out-dueled Jake Doan (Indiana) 5-3 ... out-touched Wisconsin foes Tommy Wiesler (5-2) and Tyler Lane (5-2), lost to Alec Stuart 5-4 ... beat Michigan State's Steven Hartz 5-4 and Michigan's Cary Huang 5-1 to close out the meet.

AS A FRESHMAN: Posted 12-1 record in inaugural outing with the Irish, competing only at home in the DeCicco Duals ... went 2-0 against Northwestern, besting Arjun Balahumanr 5-3 and Jason Glass 5-4 ... out-touched Wayne State's Tyler Gace, 5-4 ... blanked Detroit's Cole Goike 5-0 ... earned two wins against Chicago's Will Adkisson (5-1) and Shaoguang Tan (5-1) ... was undefeated against Purdue (2-0) and Bradley (3-0) to finish season on six-bout win streak.

PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Don Bosco Preparatory in May 2013 ... attended same high school as numerous Irish athletes, most notably current fencing teammate Mark O'Dea ... competed with school's varsity tennis team for one year and fencing team two years ... as a junior, finished 20th in the state of New Jersey ... improved as a senior to 18th in the state ... off the strip, participated in chemical engineering club and was a member of the Knights of Columbus ... awarded a Notre Dame Club of New York scholarship ... biggest athletic thrill to date has been earning a spot on Notre Dame's fencing team as a walk-on ... is the second youngest of four children ... oldest brother, Mark, fences at the United States Military Academy ... older sister Sarah is a current student at Notre Dame as well ... parents are Wayne and Mary Lou ... enrolled in the College of Engineering, majoring in chemical engineering.

Owens's Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2013-14 12 1 .923 --
2014-15 12 4 .750 --
2015-16 13 4 .765 --
Career 37 9 .804 --

Matthew Owens
Matthew  Owens


Pearl River, NY

High School:
Don Bosco Preparatory



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