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     Garrett McGrath  
    Garrett

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Mesa, AZ

    High School:
    Sequoia Choice

    Height:
    6-3

    Position:
    Epee

    Club:
    Arizona Fencing Center


    07/14/2014

    Notre Dame Student-Athletes Headed To The ESPYs

    Fighting Irish to accept 2013-14 Men's Capital One Cup; Turner vies for Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year award.

    07/03/2014

    Notre Dame Athletics Enjoys Best-Ever Across-the-Board Success

    Fighting Irish programs raise bar to highest level in 127-year history of Notre Dame athletics.

    03/22/2013

    Irish In Third Place After Day Two Of NCAA Championship

    Meinhardt, DeSmet, Hassett earn All-America honors during final men's bouts

    03/21/2013

    Meinhardt's Perfect Record Paces Irish On Day One Of NCAA Championship

    Notre Dame men tied for third place entering the final day of competition

    03/19/2013

    Irish In Search Of Ninth National Championship This Weekend In San Antonio

    Notre Dame looks to win fourth NCAA title under head coach Janusz Bednarski

    HONORS & AWARDS:

    NCAA 13th-Place Finisher (2013)

    MFC Epee Champion (2013)

    First Team All-MFC (2013)


    AS A FRESHMAN: Ended his first season with the Irish with a 25-8 record and a 13th-place finish at the NCAA Championships in addition to being named Midwest Fencing Conference (MFC) Champion in men's epee ... earned first-team all-MFC honors with a 13-4 win over Kristian Boyadzhiev of Ohio State ... notched a 12-3 mark at the St. John's Invitational, second-best individual epee record for the tournament ... went 3-4 the next day at the NYU Invitational and finished the regular season 10-1 at the Notre Dame Duals ... his only loss at the Castellan Family Fencing Center came in the last bout of the day to Air Force's James Salem, who won by one touch with a 3-2 score as time expired ... making his Irish debut in Carnesecca Arena, defeated Buckeye epeeists Boyadzhiev, Daniel Tafoya and Narayan Pathi with scores of 5-4, 5-1 and 5-3 respectively, then went on to post another 3-0 record against Penn State ... continued his perfect score with a 3-0 mark against Harvard, defeating eventual NCAA third-place finisher Peregrine Badger five touches to three before out-dueling Badger's Crimson teammates Ben White and Mike Raynis 5-3 and 3-2 ...narrowly beat Raynis with overtime priority ... finished the day in Jamaica, N.Y. with a 2-1 mark against host St. John's and a 1-2 record versus Columbia ... at MFC Championships, entered direct elimination with the No. 10 seed ... advanced into the round of eight with wins against Iowa's Lance Hanson, Wayne State's Darrin Winston, and familiar Buckeye foe Pathi ... continued into the finals with a 6-6 priority win against eventual NCAA Champion Marco Canevari and by downing Irish teammate Michael Rossi 15-14 ... in NCAA Midwest Regional competition, narrowly qualified for the trip to San Antonio over senior James Kaull with a +23 indicator, one more than Kaull's +22 ... down in San Antonio, finished round-robin play with a 12-11 record, just shy of honorable mention All-American status.

    PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Sequoia Choice High School, and competed with the Arizona Fencing Academy club team ... was the overall epee champion at the 2012 Junior Olympic Fencing Championships ... earned a sixth-place finish in the 2012 Division I National Championships ... claimed third place at the Gothensborg Cadet European Epee Cup ... secured the final touch in gold medal team bout against France at the 2011 Challans France Cadet Epee ... born Matthew Garrett McGrath ... son of Michael and Deroda McGrath ... has one brother, Keegan ... is currently majoring in computer science at the University.

    McGrath's Career Record

    Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
    2013 25 8 .758 13th
    Career 25 8 .758 --

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