Keys To The Meet: ACC Championships

Irish men and women look to three-peat as ACC Champions at Cameron Indoor Stadium


Irish Finish In Fifth Place At NCAA Fencing Championships

Kiefer a First Team All-American with third-place foil finish


Irish Fencing Drops Into Fourth After Third Day Of NCAA Championships

Kiefer, Fitzgerald post best days for the Irish


Irish Cut Margin As Women Complete Competition At NCAA Championships

Notre Dame pulls within two points of Columbia, add five All-Americans


Irish Fencing In Second After Day One At NCAA Championships

Massialas third in women's foil, Lee fourth in women's epee through three rounds


NCAA Fencing Championships Day 2

NCAA Fencing Championships Day 2


NCAA Midwest Fencing Regional

NCAA Midwest Fencing Regional


ACC Fencing Championships Day 2

Notre Dame hosts the 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Fencing Championships at the Castellan Family Fencing Center.


ACC Fencing Championships Day 1

Photos from Day 1 of the 2016 ACC Fencing Championships, hosted by Notre Dame at the Castellan Family Fencing Center


3/2 Fencing Midwest Conference Championships

Men and Women's Fencing competed in the Midwest Conference Individual Championships on March 2nd in the Joyce Center.


  • 2016 NCAA Championship Women’s Foil 10th Place
  • 2016 Third Team All-American
  • 2016 NCAA Midwest Regional Women’s Foil Fourth Place
  • 2015 NCAA Midwest Regional Women’s Foil Sixth Place
  • 2016 ACC Championship Women’s Foil Third Place
  • 2014 Midwest Fencing Conference Championship Women’s Foil Fifth Place
  • 2013 Midwest Fencing Conference Championship Women’s Foil Runner-Up
  • 2014 All-MFC Second Team
  • 2013 All-MFC First Team
  • 2014, 2015 Alice “Dit” Langford Award
  • 2016 Knute Rockne Student-Athlete Award
  • 2016 Walter M. Langford Memorial Award
  • 2016 Team Captain

AS A SENIOR: Closed out Irish career with first trip to NCAA Championship, picking up Third Team All-America Honors after finishing in 10th place … turned in a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships, posting a 14-3 record … finished in third place at the ACC Championship, defeating teammate Zoe Loh 15-8 in the consolation match … turned in a 35-23 mark during dual events during the season … opened the year by winning the women’s foil event at the Penn State Open … went 8-5 at the Penn Elite Invitational … went 12-6 over two days at the Northwestern Duals … turned in an 11-4 mark at the Duke Duals … named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll … given the team’s Walter M. Langford Award for sportsmanship, leadership and teamwork … earned the Knute Rockne Student-Athlete Award for posting the team’s highest grade-point average … team captain … earned a monogram.

AS A JUNIOR: Complemented the women's foil team well, earning 45-24 record on the year ... went 8-5 at Ohio State Elite Cup, and earned 3-11 record at St. John's Invitational and 9-4 record at NYU ... logged 16-4 record at Northwestern before winning three bouts at DeCicco Duals ... helped women's team clinch ACC Championship team title with perfect, 6-0 record in women's team play and went on to finish second in individual play ... at Ohio State, bested Pennsylvania's Cassidy Seidle and Luona Wang 5-4 ... beat North Carolina's Gabrielle D'Astoli, 5-2 ... earned 5-1 win against Ashley Tsue (Princeton) ... logged a pair of 5-2 wins against Penn State's D. Ortega-Ferguson and Kane Gladnick ... finished with a 5-2 victory against Alanna Goldie and 5-4 win over Eleanor Harvey of Ohio State ... at St. John's earned notable wins over Penn State's Clarisse Luminet (5-1) and Daniela Ortiz (5-2) in addition to beating Liana Yamin (Harvard) 5-2 ... at NYU Invite, blanked Meghan Murphy and Ella Belina of Yale 5-0 ... out-dueled Nzingha Prescod of Columbia 5-3 ... beat Northwestern's Stephanie Chan 5-4 ... out-dueled Marta Hausman of St. John's 5-4 ... finished with three wins against host NYU ... at Northwestern, beat Sharon Gao of Princeton 5-4 and went on to beat Cassidy Seidle (5-3) and Sarah Parmacek (5-2) of Pennsylvania. Beat Northwestern's Jennifer Yamin, Kaila Budofsky and Chan 5-2 ... won over Temple's Mariah Slagle, 5-2 ... out-touched Stanford's Christie Dawson 5-0 and Eliza Klyce, 5-4 ... finished the day with wins against Madeleine Girardot (5-2) and Nicole Quattrociocchi (5-0) of Air Force and Alina Marshall (5-3), Sophia Holmqvist (5-1) and Rosalyn Lim (5-0) of UC San Diego ... at DeCicco Duals, beat Amber Jackson of Wayne State 5-1 ... at ACC Championships, finished individual pool play 13-2 to advance into the semifinals ... beat teammate Madison Zeiss 12-11 but lost, 15-4 to fellow Irish foilist Lee Kiefer to place second ... finished sixth at NCAA Midwest Regional sporting 11-5 mark ... earned a monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Strong competitor for the Irish, fencing in every tournament and amassing a 44-18 record her second season ... went 5-3 at the NYU Invitational and 6-6 at the St. John's tournament ... finished 15-6 at Northwestern and earned 18-3 record at DeCicco Duals ... got her start at NYU with 5-3 win over Yale's Lauren Miller but suffered 5-2 loss to Columbia's Jackie Dubrovich ... beat Northwestern's Stephanie Chan 5-1 and Jennifer Yamin 5-4 ... suffered a pair of losses to ST. John's foes, but regrouped to beat Rebecca Popkin (5-4) and Audra Fox (5-3) of NYU to finish the tournament ... at St. John's, blanked Alana Goldia 5-0 and beat Mona Shaito 5-2 of Ohio State ... out-touched Alina Antokhina (5-3) and Clarissa Luminet (5-4) of Penn State ... beat three St. John's foes, Irene Spezzamonte (5-1), Melissa Corona (5-4) and Marta Hausman (5-4) ... at Northwestern, earned victories against Stanford's Eliza Klyce (5-1) and Julia Klepner (5-3) before going on to beat Duke's Anisha Mukheree 5-2 ... won over Princeton's Eve Levin (5-2) ... out-touched Temple's Epiphany Georges (5-3), Demi Antipas (5-1) and Fatima Largaespada (5-3) ... bested North Carolina's Wynton Wong (5-1), Amanda Lalezarian (5-4) and Gabrielle D'Astoli (5-2) ... finished with three wins over Rosalyn Lim (5-0), Nicole Chiang (5-1) and Alina Marshall (5-4) of UC San Diego ... at DeCicco Duals, only three losses were to Northwestern's Yamin (5-4) and Penn State's Kane Gladnick (5-2) and Clarisse Luminet (5-3) ... at Midwestern Fencing Conference Championships, finished fifth in women's foil competition ... earned a monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN: Was the runner-up at the 2013 Midwest Fencing Conference (MFC) Championships ... earned first team All-MFC Accolades ... finished the season 23-15 while competing in every meet ... at St. John's Invite posted a 5-2 mark ... narrowly lost first bout to Ohio State's Kyjah Voryat, 5-4, but came back to best Mai Shaito 5-3 ... was 2-1 against Harvard with sole loss coming against Irish teammate Lee Kiefer's older sister Alexandra, 5-3 ... was undefeated against Columbia, notably beating Nzingha Prescod 5-1 ... was 4-4 at the NYU Invite ... walked away with a 5-1 victory over Yale's Megan Murphy ... was undefeated against NYU ... scored a pair of 5-1 wins over Audra Fox and Stephanie Lo, and beat Violets teammate Sophie Feiertag 5-3 ... had her best performance of the season at the Northwestern Duals, posting an 8-5 mark ... blanked Sanki Patel of Fairleigh Dickinson 5-0 and bested Alexis Camara 5-1 before being out-touched by Alix Lerch, 5-2 ... was undefeated against UC-San Diego ... had a close win over Victoria Parra, 5-4, before out-dueling Nicole Chiang 5-1 ... bested Princeton's Sharon Gao 5-2 ... went 1-1 against Temple ... finished the trip to Evanston with a duet of 5-1 wins over Ohio State's Mona Shaito and Nina Stackhouse ... at the Duke Duals logged a 4-2 record ... earned a pair of 5-2 wins over Penn State but stumbled in a loss to Clarisse Luminet ... against host Duke, narrowly lost 5-4 to Anisha Mukherjee, but also won 5-4 against Samantha Lee ... closed out the Durham excursion with a 5-2 win over North Carolina's Sarah Flinn ... at the Notre Dame Duals was 2-2 on the day ... versus Wayne State, won convincingly against Tiaja Sabrie, 5-1 ... in the bouts with Northwestern won against Jen Yamin, 5-3, but lost to Dayana Sarkisova 5-2 ... entered direct elimination at the MFC Championships with the No. 7 seed and a perfect 5-0 pool play record ... earned a pair of lopsided victories over Northwestern's Tina Umanskiy (15-2) and Charlotte Sands (15-7) before upending the No. 2 seed Olivia Dobbs 15-13 ... bested Mai Shaito 15-7 to advance into the final bout, but lost to Monao Shaito 15-11 ... at the NCAA Midwest Regional competition the following week, finished ninth with an 11-8 record and +21 indicator.

PREP & PERSONAL: Three-time letterwinner at Valley Stream South High School ... recipient of the 2011 and 2012 All Long Island Fencer award ... 2012 Junior Olympic Fencing champion in the foil ... claimed fifth place at the 2012 USA Fencing Summer Nationals ... runner-up finish at the 2011 Cabries International in France ... earned fifth place at the 2010 European Fencing Confederation tournament in Budapest, Hungary ... president of Valley Stream South High School's chapter of the National Honor Society ... was a member of the Athletic Honor Society, Occupational Educational Honor Society, Key Club and participated in marching band ... daughter of John and Ivy McKee ... sister, Erica, fences at Penn State ... enrolled in the College of Arts & letters, double-majoring in sociology and pre-health.

McKee's Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2012-13 23 15 .605 --
2013-14 44 18 .710 --
2014-15 45 24 .652 --
2015-16 35 23 .603 10th
Career 148 80 .649 10th

Nicole McKee
Nicole  McKee


Valley Stream, NY

High School:
Valley Stream South



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