Latin American fencer who is capable of beating top opponents but will be looking for more consistency in results ... emotional competitor who could prove to be tough fencer if able to properly channel that emotion on the strip ... could show strides as he gains experience and improves bouting focus ... has shown tactical improvement throughout career ... well-prepared from technical standpoint, with good speed and quick reactions ... improved on #54 seed with 45th-place finish at Penn State Open in fall of 2006 ... first El Salvador native ever to compete with Notre Dame fencing program that has included fencers from 48 states and 24 foreign countries ... the only previous Notre Dame athletics monogram winner from El Salvador is tennis player Allan Lopez Seprano, a San Salvador native who lettered in 1993 and '94 ... compiled 47-35 record in first two seasons wih the Irish.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Went 17-8 in regular season (2-4 at Northwestern Duals, 0-1 at NYU Duals, 8-1 at ND Duals, 7-2 at UCSD Duals) ... placed 18th in Midwest Fencing Conference and ninth at Regional (in Cleveland) ... narrowly missed round-of-32 at Penn State Open (fall '05).
AS A FRESHMAN: Finished 30-27 in regular season (3-9 at NYU Duals, 21-12 at ND Duals, 6-6 at Duke Duals) ... beat Stanford All-American Steve Gerberman (5-3) and Fullerton All-American Brian Fraser (5-2) , both at NYU ... competed at several events in fall of '04, including Northwestern Open, Penn State Open (21st; 5-9 in pools) and Junior World Cup in Louisville, Ky.
PREP & PERSONAL: Member of El Salvador national fencing team ... graduated from Escuela Americana ... son of Ernesto and Ileana Alvarado ... full name is Diego Roberto Quinonez ... a finance major, in the Mendoza College of Business.
Quinonez's Career Record