Fencing

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11/08/2015

Irish Fencers Dominant In State College

Archer, Collineau, Antipas sweep foil medals

AS A SENIOR:

  • Turned in an 8-4 record during the season
  • Went 6-4 during action at the DeCicco Duals
  • Finished the season 2-0 at the Northwestern Invitational

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

AS A SOPHOMORE:

  • Competed in the DeCicco Duals meet, garnering a 12-4 record, bringing his career mark to 24-5  

AS A FRESHMAN:

  • Posted 12-1 record in inaugural outing with the Irish, competing only at home in the DeCicco Duals

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

Matthew Owens
Matthew  Owens

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pearl River, NY

High School:
Don Bosco Preparatory

Height:
5-8

Position:
Foil

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