The Notre Dame fencing team during day one of the Notre Dame Duals on February 7 at the Joyce Center.
HONORS & AWARDS:
Second Team All-MFC (2009)
AS A JUNIOR: Concluded the year with a record of 15-6 in epee ... earned first monogram ... did not travel with team to the opening weekend at the NYU Invitational and St. John's Challenge ... took to the strip for the first time at the home-hosted Notre Dame Duals, finishing with a record of 7-1 ... earned first victory of the year over Detroit's Tim Nelson, 5-3 ... earned the epee clincher against Wayne State, defeating Darrin Winston 5-3 ... also earned the epee clincher the following match against Northwestern, taking down Dan Reed on the final touch 5-4 ... clinched epee against Lawrence with 5-3 triumph over Matthew DeStasio ... earned a pair of wins over Swarthmore, clinching the epee and the overall match with a 5-2 win over Ben Yelsey ... notched one win at the Northwestern Duals, defeating Cal Tech's Stan Schor 5-3 ... ended regular season with a 7-1 showing at the Irish Duals, posting perfect 3-0 cards against Illinois and Michigan State ... clinched epee against Michigan State with 5-4 victory over Adam Erickson.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Closed out the season with a 3-2 record to improve to a 21-7 career mark ... put up clean sheets vs. Lawrence, Michigan, and Northwestern ... clinched the epee victory for the Irish with a 5-4 win over Dan Reed of Northwestern.
AS A FRESHMAN: Ended the season with a final record of 18-5 ... went 7-2 at the Northwestern Duals, including a 3-0 record against Lawrence and a 2-0 mark against Northwestern... earned his first career win against Northwestern's Phil Szalwinski (5-3) ... finished with an 11-3 record at the Notre Dame Duals ... earned second-team All-Conference honors at the Midwest Fencing Championships by making a run to the quarterfinals ... after a first-round bye at the championships, took out Illinois' Charith Jayasinghe, 15-9, in the round of 64 and OSU's Bishara Korkor, 15-13, in the round of 32 ... beat Andy Snell of Cleveland State, 15-14, in the round of 32 before falling to teammate and eventual champion Karol Kostka, 15-10.
PREP & PERSONAL: Attended Chaminade College Preparatory in West Hills, Calif. ... fenced for seven years with the Masque de Fer club under coaches Fr. Lawrence Calhoun and Derek Snyder before attending Notre Dame ... Fr. Calhoun is now the Notre Dame fencing team Chaplain ... son of Stanley and Patricia Pinkowski ... enrolled in the College of Science as a science pre-professional major.