Notre Dame Winter Sports Preview: Fencing

Defendng national champion Fighting Irish reload their roster in search of their second consecutive NCAA title.


Notre Dame Winter Sports Preview: Fencing

Defendng national champion Fighting Irish reload their roster in search of their second consecutive NCAA title.


3/5 Men and Women's Fencing Conference Championship

Men and Women's Fencing competes in the Conference Championship on March 5th.


2/12 Fencing vs. Chicago, Illinois, and Michigan State

Notre Dame Fencing competed against the club teams of Chicago, Illinois, and Michigan State on February 12th.


Honorable Mention All-MFC (2011)

AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished the year with a record of 9-1 in sabre ... did not travel with the squad for the opening weekends events at the NYU Invitational and St. John's Challenge ... took to the strip for the first time on the year at the Notre Dame Duals, posting a record of 6-1 ... opened with a victory over Tom Lorenzo of Detroit 5-0 ... returned to the win column against Northwestern, taking down Mychal Kubiak in flawless fashion, 5-0 ... defeated Mike Castello of Florida in the next match 5-1 ... secured another perfect victory in match against Lawrence, defeating Alex Chee 5-0 ... concluded the Duals with single wins against both Swarthmore and Cleveland State ... finished regular season with a 3-0 record at the Irish Duals, notching single wins against Chicago, Illinois and Michigan State ... earned honorable mention all-MFC distinction to get postseason play underway, finishing tied for 11th at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships ... also helped sabre squad capture the team weapon crown the following day.

AS A FRESHMAN: Finished the season with a 27-3 record ... finished with clean sheets vs. Detroit, Northwestern, John's Hopkins and Cleveland State at the Northwestern Duals... went 2-1 vs. UC-San Diego clinching the sabre victory with a 5-4 win over Jonathan Ott ... at the Notre Dame Duals, finished with clean sheets vs. Lawrence, Michigan, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Illinois, Chicago, Cleveland State, Purdue and Detroit ... clinched the sabre victory vs. Cleveland State with a 5-3 win over Bryan Twitchell ... defeated Purdue's Cedric Hall 5-1 to clinch the sabre victory ... went 5-1 in pool play of the Midwest Fencing Conference Championship ... defeated Pat Ropp of Michigan State 15-7 in the round of 64 ... took down Wisconsin's Tyler Spriggs 15-10 before being defeated by teammate Avery Zuck 7-15 in the round of 16.

PREP & PERSONAL: Has participated in club fencing since the third grade, switching from the Foil to the Sabre in eighth grade ... earned three varsity letters during his sophomore through senior years, garnering a national ranking in each of those seasons ... overcame two "instant-death" deficits to place third at the 2008 Senior Mid-Atlantic Sectionals ... member of the Naval ROTC Program at Notre Dame ... was granted a US Patent on a computer heat exchanger in September ... is an Eagle Scout ... was the founder and president of the Bronxville High School debate team ... son of Kevin and Katherine McGough ... has one sister, Elizabeth ... born March 6, 1991 in New York, N.Y. ... enrolled in the College of Engineering as a computer science and engineering major.

McGough's Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2010 27 3 .900 --
2011 9 1 .900 --
Career 36 4 .900 --

William McGough
William  McGough


Bronxville, NY

High School:
Bronxville High School

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 155



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