Women turn in 5-0 sheet, men go 4-1 in regular season opener
Irish set for first collegiate bouts of the season
McKee wins foil gold; Norville claims bronze in sabre in women's competition Saturday
Irish put in last warm-up before team competition begins
Shainberg leads Irish with men's sabre gold
Men and Women's Fencing competed in the Midwest Conference Individual Championships on March 2nd in the Joyce Center.
HONORS & AWARDS
MFC Foil Runner-Up (2013)
First-Team All-MFC (2013)
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 a science and pre-professional studies.