Irish Fencers And Alums Clean Up At Weekend Events

Kiefer claims gold at FIE Cancun World Cup; eight reach podium at October NAC


Irish Celebrate 2017 NCAA Championship Season At Annual Banquet

Fencing program bestows team awards at year-end celebration


Irish Wrap Competition Sunday At DeCicco Duals

Both men's and women's squads go 6-0 against club competition


Irish Wrap New York Stay At NYU Invite

Lee Kiefer remains undefeated through first weekend of dual competition


Kiefer Snags Men's Foil Gold At Penn State Open

Zeller also medals in epee event


2017 DeCicco Duals -- Day 1

2017 DeCicco Duals -- Day 1


NCAA Midwest Fencing Regional

NCAA Midwest Fencing Regional


Northwestern Duals

Northwestern Duals

  • 2015 NCAA Epee 22nd-Place Finisher 
  • 2015, 2016 ACC Men's Team Champion 

AS A SOPHOMORE: Went 29-12 on the season … finished in ninth place at the NCAA Midwest Regional … placed 11th during individual competition at the ACC Championships … went 7-2 during the team event at the ACC Championships to help the Irish men capture their second straight ACC title … went 5-3 at the Penn Elite Invitational … placed 36th at the Penn State Open … went a perfect 10-0 at the DeCicco Duals … went 7-7 at the Northwestern Duals … earned a monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN: Finished 22nd in NCAA Championship as one of five freshmen competing for the Irish ... etched a 50-31 record in his first season ... began the year with 9-5 record at Ohio State Elite Cup, and went on to post 4-9 mark in St. John's tournament, 6-5 in NYU Invitational, 12-6 at Northwestern Duals, and 13-0 in DeCicco Duals before finishing with 5-4 mark in ACC Championship ... at Ohio State, won by priority over Pennsylvania's Renee Gannon-O'Gara ad went on to beat RJ Shipp, 5-4 and Jake Raynis, 5-3 ... bested North Carolina's Parker Williams 5-1 and Hayden Haberle, 5-4 ... lost to three Princeton foes, but won against Penn State's Lars Swanson (5-2), Farzaan Karimi (5-4) and Oskar Tang (4-3) ... finished the tournament with a 2-1 mark against Ohio State combatants ... in St. John's, won with overtime priority against Ohio State's Bill Meyer 5-4 ... out-touched Penn State's Yasser Mahmoud 5-3 and Tang, 4-3 ... in NYU tournament, blanked Yale's J. Rosenborg-Wohl and won, 5-4 against Paul Won ... won by priority in overtime against Columbia's Porter Hesslegrave (3-2) and Brian Ro (4-3), blanking Gabe Canaux ... etched 2-1 record against NYU foes, notable beating Hans Engle 5-4 ... out-dueled Princeton's Alex House (5-1) and Luke Politi (5-4) to start the Northwestern Duals ... against Pennsylvania, out-touched Zsombor Garzo 5-1 and Renee Gannon-O'Gara, 5-3 ... bested Stanford's Ben Riviere, 5-2 ... went 2-1 against Air Force foes, beating both Elias Johnson and Robert Chado 5-1 ... won two bouts against UC San Diego, and beat three Cal Tech foes to close out the tournament ... in DeCicco Duals, beat Cleveland State's Logan Eskew 5-1 and Paul Duchow 5-2 ... out-dueled Wayne State's Matthew Hilton, Steven Kudla and Michael Haas 5-1 ... blanked Lawrence's Tanner Rasmussen and beat Henry Ward, 5-3 and Moses Zarkin-Scott, 5-2 ... won over Detroit's Timothy Maley, 5-2 ... beat Indiana's Brandon German, 5-0 ... finished the tournament with two, 5-0 wins and one, 5-1 win against Michigan foes ... in ACC Championship, finished with 5-10 record individually to finish 11th ... at NCAA Championship, sported a 8-15 record, good for 22nd place ... earned a monogram.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Competed independently on the national level... graduated from Cathedral in May of 2014 ... while at Cathedral, earned varsity letters in lacrosse ... as a freshman earned a 6th-place finish at cadet Junior Olympics in fencing ... in sophomore season, placed 3rd at cadet World Cup in France and 2nd at cadet Junior Olympics … also played on high school lacrosse team that finished second in state championship … as a junior, took 8th place at Junior Olympics in addition to earning 9th, 10th and 11th place finishes at North America Cup (NAC) junior competitions … also played on high school lacrosse team that won state championship … in senior campaign, placed in top 32 at junior World Cup competition and came in 5th at Junior Olympics … finished 3rd at Div. 1A USFA Summer Nationals event … biggest athletic thrills to date remain competing in state lacrosse championships and taking third in cadet World Cup and second in cadet Junior Olympics competitions … outside of sports was captain of school's latin dance team and was involved with the Day Without Shoes campaign and National Honors Society ... oldest child of Thomas and Kristin Hanahan ... has one younger sister, Gabriella ... has familial ties to Notre Dame as father graduated from the University in 1983 and mother graduated from St. Mary’s in 1988 … grandfather taught metallurgical engineering and material science for 17 years in the college of engineering and was Chair of the metallurgical and material science department... hails from Indianapolis, Indiana ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.

Hanahan's Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2014-15 50 31 .617 22nd
2015-16 29 12 .707 --
Career 79 43 .648 22nd

Nicholas Hanahan
Nicholas  Hanahan


Indianapolis, IN

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