Meinhardt, DeSmet, Hassett earn All-America honors during final men's bouts
Notre Dame men tied for third place entering the final day of competition
Notre Dame looks to win fourth NCAA title under head coach Janusz Bednarski
Notre Dame will send 12 fencers to compete for program's ninth national championship
Notre Dame caps successful first weekend in New York City
Notre Dame Men's Fencing at the Notre Dame Duals on January 29th.
Men and Women's Fencing competes in the Conference Championship on March 5th.
Notre Dame Fencing competed against the club teams of Chicago, Illinois, and Michigan State on February 12th.
HONORS & AWARDS
AS A JUNIOR: Finished 20th at the NCAA Championships ... finished tied for third at the Midwest Fencing Conference (MFC) Championships, earning first-team all-MFC recognition for the second time in his career ... competed in 19 dual meets, finishing with a 20-17 individual bout record ... returned from losses against Ohio State and Penn State to out-touch eventual NCAA third-place finisher Peregrine Badger of Harvard 5-0 ... in fourth team match of the day, struggled against St. John's Trevor Shepard but came back to win against Adam Watson ... at NYU Invitational contributed a perfect 3-0 bout record against the Violets, going 7-2 all day ... was impressive in wins against Hayden Haberle and Maxwell Tice-Lewis of North Carolina at the Coles Sports Center ... continued his winning ways at the Northwestern Duals, posting the second-best record with a 7-4 mark ... defeated Ohio State's Kristian Boyadzhiev five touches to none in his second match in Evanston, Ill. ... again posted a perfect 3-0 mark, this time against eventual NCAA Champion Princeton ... defeated NCAA runner-up Jonathan Yergler, 5-3, before a closely contested 2-1 battle with Ed Kelley ... finished the bouts with a 5-3 victory over Luke Politi ... lost by one to Stanford's Jake Harbour, but came back once more against Kian Ameli, winning five touches to three ... had a pair of wins against UC-San Diego ... concluded the regular season with a 4-2 streak at the Notre Dame Duals after struggling in the Duke Duals... after sitting out versus Cleveland State and losing one bout against Wayne State, claimed a decisive duet of wins against Detroit to regain momentum for the epee squad that finished the last regular-season meet with a combined score of 48-15, their highest all year.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Placed 23rd at the NCAA Championships in the epee ... tied for third out of 77 participants at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships, earning first team all-MFC recognition ... outpointed the opposition with a +25 indicator (30-5) during pool play ... advanced from the table of 32 with a 15-6 win over David Sirkin of Indiana ... pulled out a 12-11 victory against Narayan Pathi in the round of eight to reach the semifinals ... competed in all five regular season dual events, compiling a 36-21 bout record ... earned a monogram ... led the epee squad with an 11-4 effort at the Air Force Duals ... gave up just four touches in the 3-0 match sweep over Cal Tech ... defeated Kian Ameli (finished ninth at the NCAA Championships) from Stanford 5-4 ... remained perfect in match play over Florida (3-0) and UC San Diego (3-0) at the Air Force Duals ... posted a 7-5 record at the St. John's Duals ... defeated Kristian Boyadzhiev and Marco Canevari from No. 1 Ohio State, who ultimately tied for third at the NCAA Championships ... produced a 4-5 record at the NYU Duals, taking down Boyadzhiev (5-3) and No. 9 Columbia (2-1) ... finished 8-2 at the Notre Dame Duals, capturing four of the eight bouts by four or more touches ... recorded a 6-5 effort at the Northwestern Duals ... captured a 5-3 victory over NCAA champion Jonathan Yergler from No. 2 Princeton.
AS A FRESHMAN: Finished first season with the Irish with a record of 24-8 while also earning first monogram with the program ... opened the year with one victory at the NYU Invitational, taking down Ty Hinderson of Columbia, 5-3 ... went 4-2 the following day at the St. John's Challenge ... opened up his day with a perfect 3-0 showing against Penn State ... in the match, notched wins over Samuel Larsen (5-1), NCAA participant Anthony Green (5-4) and Samuel Perkins (5-3) ... ended the event with another victory over Columbia's Hinderson by a score of 5-4 ... went 7-1 at the home Notre Dame Duals ... opened the event with a 5-2 victory over Elliott Trombley of Detroit ... opened up the epee competition against Wayne State with 5-1 victory over Matt Hoffman ... went 2-0 against Northwestern, taking down Dan Reed (5-1) and Maciej Zmyslowski (5-4) ... earned a decision over Nathan Barnwell of Florida in the next match, 5-1 ... also earned lone victories against Lawrence (Jordan Severson, 5-2) and Swarthmore (Caleb Jones, 5-4) ... posted a mark of 4-2 at the Northwestern Duals, including going 2-0 against Cal Tech ... defeated NCAA participant Jake Harbour of Stanford in first match of the day, 5-1 ... earned epee-clinching point against Cal Tech, defeating Stan Schor 5-2 ... earned the overall match clincher the following match against UC San Diego after defeating James Galamba 5-3 ... finished regular season with an 8-1 record at the Irish Duals ... clinched the overall match victory over Illinois with a 5-0 victory over Calvin Cheng before clinching the epee win with 5-0 decision over Tom Fornander ... finished with 3-0 record against Michigan State, dropping only one touch in three matches ... placed 17th at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championship while also helping the epee team claim the team crown.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Attended Valhalla High School in White Plains, N.Y. ... fenced for five and a half years starting at the Fencing Academy of Westchester under Alex Zurabishvili and then Alexy Cheremsky ... competed as a member of the New York Athletic Club (NYAC) Junior Epee Team in 2010, helping the team capture the national title at the Junior Olympic Championships and a second place finish at the 2010 Summer Nationals ... finished eighth individually in the junior men's epee division at the `09 Junior Olympics ... also finished second at the cadet men's epee division North America Cup (NAC) "A" event in `08 as well as ninth at the cadet NAC "B" event ... also competed with the championship Fencing Academy of Westchester Junior Epee Team at the Summer Nationals in `09 ... has one older sibling, Chris ... son of Ronald and Diana Rossi ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in information technology management.
Rossi's Career Record