Kiefer a First Team All-American with third-place foil finish
Kiefer, Fitzgerald post best days for the Irish
Notre Dame pulls within two points of Columbia, add five All-Americans
Massialas third in women's foil, Lee fourth in women's epee through three rounds
Irish look to capture program's ninth national title this weekend
NCAA Fencing Championships Day 2
NCAA Midwest Fencing Regional
Notre Dame hosts the 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Fencing Championships at the Castellan Family Fencing Center.
Photos from Day 1 of the 2016 ACC Fencing Championships, hosted by Notre Dame at the Castellan Family Fencing Center
Men and Women's Fencing competed in the Midwest Conference Individual Championships on March 2nd in the Joyce Center.
HONORS & AWARDS
ACC Championship Women's Team (2015)
ACC Championship Women's Foil Runner-Up (2015)
MFC Foil Fifth Place Finisher (2014)
Second-Team All-MFC (2014)
MFC Foil Runner-Up (2013)
First-Team All-MFC (2013)
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