The top-ranked Notre Dame Men's Fencing team competes in the 2010 Notre Dame Duals
HONORS AND AWARDS:
Second Team All-MFC (2011)
Honorable Mention All-MFC (2012)
AS A JUNIOR: Finished 12th out of 77 participants at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships to cop honorable mention all-MFC honors ... won five of six tilts during pool play, posting a +11 indicator (27-16) ... competed in all five regular season duals for the epee squad, logging a 41-25 record ... earned a monogram ... started the season 10-4 at the Air Force Duals, gathering 3-0 match victories over Swarthmore College and Florida ... posted a 6-6 record at the St. John's Duals, defeating Alen Hadzik (placed second at the NCAA Championships) from No. 9 Columbia 5-3 ... defeated Kristian Boyadzhiev from No. 1 Ohio State (tied for third at the NCAA Championships) 3-2 to take the 5-4 match victory over the Buckeyes ... led the entire Irish roster with a 12-5 record at the NYU Duals ... took down Hadzik for the second time, 5-3, and cruised to a 3-0 match record over No. 9 Columbia ... defeated host NYU (3-0) ... had an 8-2 showing at the Notre Dame Duals, overcoming Nathan Kumar (5-1), Darren Winston (5-2) and Michael Ramlow (5-4) of Wayne State ... recipient of the Yves Auriol Award, given to the most improved fencer.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Concluded second season with a record of 23-10 (.697) en route to earning second monogram ... opened the year with a pair of victories at the NYU Invitational, both of which came in the match against Columbia ... registered wins over Ty Hinderson (5-1) and Sean Leahy (5-1) ... victory over Leahy also clinched the epee in the match ... competed in one match at the St. John's Challenge, falling on the final touch to Columbia's Magnus Ferguson 5-4 ... finished with a record of 7-3 at the Notre Dame Duals ... posted a perfect 2-0 record against Wayne State, defeating both Joe Fresard (5-4) and Matt Hoffman (5-2) ... notched a win the following match against Northwestern, downing Phil Szalwinski 5-4 ... earned single wins against Lawrence (Matthew DeStasio, 5-2), Swarthmore (Ben Yelsey, 5-0) and Cleveland State (Patrick Weber, 5-1) as well ... registered a 6-2 ledger at the Northwestern Duals, including putting together his first 3-0 sheet on the year against Princeton ... earned the overall match-clinching point in the bout at 14-4, defeating Mike Elfassy 5-4 ... took down Kian Ameli for lone win against Stanford, 5-1 ... went a perfect 2-0 against Cal Tech, including a 3-0 victory over Jonathan Schor ... ended the regular season going 8-1 at the Irish Duals with clean sheets against both Illinois and Michigan State ... clinched the epee victory over Chicago with 5-1 win over Mike Dunn ... began postseason competition at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championship, entering epee direct elimination as the 10th seed after finishing pool play with a 5-1 record and a +15 indicator ... reached the quarterfinals of elimination after recording victories over Brendan O'Flaherty of Lawrence (15-3), Narayan Pathi of Ohio State (15-11) and Kristian Boyadzhiev of Ohio State (15-14) before falling to teammate James Kaull (15-10) in the table of eight ... also helped epee team capture the team title at the Conference Championship.
AS A FRESHMAN: Finished the season with a 20-6 record ... battled for a 1-0 record vs. Detroit and a 2-1 ledger vs. Northwestern at the Northwestern Duals ... went 2-0 vs. UC-San Diego and clinched the epee victory for the Irish with a 5-3 victory over James Galamba ... had a clean sheet vs. John's Hopkins ... at the Notre Dame Duals, secured clean sheets vs. Lawrence, Michigan, Northwestern, Michigan State, Illinois, Chicago, Cleveland State, and Indiana ... clinched the epee win vs. Michigan State's Adam Erickson 5-2 ... took home three wins vs. Purdue ... marked up four wins in pool play action at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championship ... took down Eli Bader of Northwestern 15-10 in the round of 64 before being defeated by Steven Moyers of Michigan State 14-15.
PREP & PERSONAL: While attending Georgetown Prep, fenced under the direction of Janusz Smolanski ... earned varsity letters in each of his sophomore through senior seasons, helping his team to undefeated and conference championships in each season as well ... named MVP in his sophomore through senior years ... named team captain as a junior and senior ... earned a 14th place finish at the NAC B in St. Louis in 2008 ... son of Mark and Paula Piasio ... father played lacrosse for Johns Hopkins ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major.