Three Former Irish Fencers Pick Up Team Medals At Senior World Championships

Kiefer and Meinhardt snare silver, Nelip cops bronze as competition concluded Wednesday


Nelip Snares Silver At FIE Senior World Championships

Championships continue Monday with team competitions


Irish To Be Well-Represented At Senior World Championships

Five current and former Irish fencers to compete for Team USA


Kiefer, Meinhardt Provide Summer Highlights

Fencers post strong results in summer competition


Kiefer, Hurley Win NCAA Individual Championships

Nine fencers earn All-America honors in Notre Dame's runner-up finish


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.


Notre Dame Fencing: 2011 National Champions

Notre Dame Fencing: 2011 National Champions


2011 NCAA Championships Day Three

Fencing (Ewa Nelip, Courtney Hurley and Eileen Hassett photos)


NCAA Third-Place Finisher (2008, 2009)

NCAA Eighth-Place Finisher (2013)

NCAA Ninth-Place Finisher (2011)

First Team All-American (2008, 2009)

Second Team All-American (2013)

Honorable Mention All-American (2011)

MFC Epee Champion (2008, 2011, 2013)

MFC Epee Third-Place Finisher (2011)

First Team All-MFC (2008, 2011, 2013)

Second Team All-MFC (2009)

INTERNATIONAL RESULTS: Earned a third-place finish at the senior league event held in Barcelona in February 2010 ... earned three other top-20 results on the season at Florina (ninth), Lobnya (19th) and Liepzig (20th) ... finished the 2009-10 senior league circuit ranked 29th in the world, concluding with 72 international points ... ended juniors ranked second in the world in `09 ... finished the season with three straight top-10 finishes at Budapest (third), Modling (10th) and Belfast (second).

AS A SENIOR (2013): Finished the season with the second-best individual record on the women's epee squad, sporting a 49-6 mark ... finished her career with the Irish with a 174-22 record ... At St. John's Invitational, opened the season 11-4 before almost being undefeated the following day at the NYU Invite ... in Jamaica, N.Y., started the day undefeated against Ohio State, besting Katarzyna Dabrowa and Caroline Piasecka with matching 5-4 scores ... against Penn State, out-touched Ana Coutinho 5-3 before suffering a 5-1 loss to Margherita Guzzi-Vincenti ... came back to win against Anne Stephenson 5-3 in the final bout versus the Nittany Lions ... struggled versus Harvard, logging a 1-2 mark ... recovered against host St. John's, notching a 2-1 record ... earned a priority overtime win against Zsofia Fath ... was undefeated against Columbia, posting scores of 5-4, 5-3 and 5-1 against Lydia Kopecky, Emma Peterson and Diana Tsinis respectively ... at NYU, record a 14-1 mark ... versus Yale, earned a lopsided 5-1 win over Allison Barton and notched a pair of 5-2 wins against her Bulldog counterparts ... facing Columbia for the second time in as many days, finished with a perfect 3-0 mark versus the Lions ... against Northwestern, out-touched Kate Cavanaugh 5-1 before earning a narrow one-touch win over Dina Bazarbayeva ... finished with a 5-3 win against Courtney Dumas ... against St. John's, narrowly lost first bout 5-4 against Alina Ferdman ... remained undefeated the rest of the day ... at Northwestern Duals notched a 15-1 record ... sole loss came against Temple, where Jill Bratton narrowly out-dueled her to win, 5-4 ... at Notre Dame Duals posted a 9-0 mark ... logged a trio of 5-1 wins against Detroit ... versus Northwestern, bested Cavanaugh 5-1 for a second time before earning an overtime priority 4-3 win against Courtney Dumas ... against Air Force, won over Olivia Prosseda 5-2 before out-dueling both Jessica Steuber and Angelica Phillips 5-3 ... at Midwest Fencing Conference (MFC) Championships, was undefeated all the way to the title bout, winning the championship 15-10 over Bazarbayeva ... earned first team All-MFC accolades ...at NCAA Midwest Regional competition, was tied with fellow Irish teammate Ashley Severson with an 11-4 mark, but finished in fourth place with a +27 indicator to Severson's +22 ... at NCAA Championships, finished the first day in fifth place with a 10-5 record ... finished the competition in eighth place with a 15-8 log ... earned second-team All-America accolades and a monogram.

2012 NCAA SEASON: Did not compete due to Olympic training.

AS A JUNIOR (2011): Earned honorable mention All-America honors after a ninth-place finish at the NCAA Championships in the epee ... posted 12 wins in round robin bouts, and had an impressive +18 indicator (86-68) over opponents during the competition ... named to the all-Midwest Fencing Conference first team after tying for third at the MFC Championships ... cruised through pool play undefeated +26 (30-4) in touches ... entered direct elimination as the No. 1 seed and won her first four bouts, including a decisive 15-2 decision over Wayne State's Desiree Kelly in the table of 16 ... lost a tightly contested 13-15 decision to Ohio State's Caroline Piasecka in the conference semifinals ... surpassed the 40-win plateau in the regular season for the second time, logging a cumulative mark of 43-8 during the dual slate ... won two of three bouts against members of No. 6 Columbia at the NYU Invitational, defeating Neely Brandfield-Harvey (5-2) and Katya English (5-1) ... swept all three opponents from No. 7 Northwestern at NYU ... logged another unbeaten mark against No. 5 St. John's, with victories over Fruzsina Palinkas (5-3), Alina Ferdman (5-2) and Zsuzsanna Fath (5-3) ... earned a one-touch bout win over Anne Stephenson (5-4) and later defeated Alyssa Vongries 5-1 in a team triumph over No. 4 Penn State at the St. John's Challenge ... added two individual wins against No. 3 Harvard at St. John's, defeating eventual NCAA runner-up Noam Mills 5-2 ... swept all three matches in an eventual team win over No. 5 St. John's ... added an additional pair of victories over Brianna Martin (5-2) and Phoebe Caldwell (5-4) from No. 4 Princeton at the Northwestern Duals ... monogram winner.

2010 NCAA SEASON: Did not compete due to international training.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished third at the NCAA Championships, earning first team All-America honors for the second consecutive season ... earned second team all-MFC honors after finishing fifth in the women's epee at the Midwest Fencing Championships ... named winner of the DeCicco/Auriol Women's Epee Leadership Award for the second consecutive year ... finished the year with a record of 37-2 in women's epee ... posted a 5-1 ledger at the season opening St. John's Challenge, including a perfect 3-0 against Columbia in a 18-9 team victory ... went 14-1 at the NYU Invitational, recording perfect 3-0 records against Yale, Northwestern, St. John's and Ohio State ... registered a perfect mark of 18-0 at the Northwestern Duals, running clean slates against Johns Hopkins, Penn State, Temple, Wayne State, Cleveland State, North Carolina, Northwestern, Detroit and Ohio State ... earned third place at the NCAA Championships for the second year in a row, finishing with a round robin record of 17-7 ... lost in her semifinal bout to Noam Mills of Harvard by the score of 15-13.

AS A FRESHMAN: Finished third at the NCAA Championships to earn first team All-American honors ... lost to St. John's Reka Szele in the semifinals, 15-4 ... bounced back to defeat top-seeded Alexandra Obrazcova of Ohio State, 15-9 to earn the bronze ... had an overall record of 45-6 (.882) ... missed the Western Invite to take part in a tournament in her native Poland ... went 14-4 at the NYU Duals ... posted a perfect 15-0 record on the final day of play at the Northwestern Duals for a combined 31-2 mark at the event ... finished fourth at the NCAA Midwest Regionals ...posted a 5-0 record in pool play at the event, including wins over Joanna Niklinska of Northwestern (5-2) and Obrazcova (5-3) ...earned the second seed in direct elimination play ... advanced to the finals with wins over Lawrence's Chiara Terzuolo (15-2) and Northwestern's Megan Ross (15-10) ... defeated Konczalska in the quarterfinals (15-8) ... fell to teammate Kelley Hurley in the third-place bout at the event (15-6) ... had solid sixth-place finish at Penn State Open (fall `07), after losing quarterfinal to eventual champ Anastasia Ferdman of Penn State to open her Irish career.

PREP & PERSONAL: Attended I L.O. Kopernika High School while training at Polac Mlodzlezy Katowice fencing club (under coach Ludmila Zaczek) ... daughter of Pawel and Grazyna Nelip ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in finance in May 2013, and is currently pursuing graduate studies at the University, while volunteering as a coach with the fencing program.

Nelip's Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2008 46 6 .885 3rd
2009 37 2 .949 t 3rd
2010 Did Not Compete (Int'l Training)
2011 43 8 .843 9th
2012 Did Not Compete (Olympic Training)
Career 126 16 .887 -

Ewa Nelip
Ewa  Nelip

Katowice, Poland

High School:
I.L.O. Kopernika

Women's Volunteer Assistant Coach

Polac Mlodzlezy Katowice

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