Irish Earn Pair Of Runner-Up Finishes at Penn State Garret Open

Two Notre Dame fencers take silver at 41st annual competition


1/29 Men's Fencing at Notre Dame Duals

Notre Dame Men's Fencing at the Notre Dame Duals on January 29th.

AS A JUNIOR: Finished the season 20-13, with his best performance coming at home at the Notre Dame Duals where he went 13-3 on the day ... lost first two bouts of the season at the St. John's Invite before regrouping the next day at the NYU Invitational ... won first bout of the day in the Coles Sports Center against Yale's Brian Wang, 5-2, before succumbing to Dillon Lew, 5-0 ... finished the match with the Bulldogs 1-2 ... against North Carolina, out-dueled Alexander Burte 5-2 ... at Northwestern Duals, was perfect against Cal Tech, winning over the Beavers with scores of 5-1, 5-2, and 5-2 ... had a close win over UC-San Diego's Keric Moore, 5-4 ... went 1-1 against North Carolina, winning 5-1 over Alexander Burte ... back at Notre Dame, went up against Detroit with back-to-back scores of 5-0, winning the third bout 5-1 over Elijah Robertson ... remained undefeated in next team bout, besting Northwestern's Wildcats 3-0 ... finished the meet 2-1 against Air Force, beating Daniel Johnson 5-0 and Emerson Woerner 5-2 ... at Midwest Fencing Conference (MFC) Championships, finished in 29th place in individual competition.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in two regular season dual meets for the foil team on the year, compiling a 15-6 record ... achieved a 13-2 mark at the Notre Dame Duals ... remained undefeated in head-to-head bouts at the home duals against Lawrence (2-0), Case Western (3-0) and Michigan State (3-0) ... finished 3-3 overall at the Northwestern Duals, surrendering only two touches in a pair of bouts against Cal Tech ... finished 15th out of 73 fencers at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships.

AS A FRESHMAN: Did not fence during first year with the program while recovering from a knee injury

PREP AND PERSONAL: Fenced on the varsity team at Commack High School ... named all-conference sophomore, junior, and senior years ... went undefeated at Suffolk County Foil Championship senior year which earned him the county championship and an all-Long Island honors ... News 12 (Long Island News Network) Scholar-Athlete following senior season ... biggest thrill to-date was earning "A" ranking in April 2010 by coming in 3rd at the Jeff Wolfe Long Island Challenge ... third-generation Notre Dame member (grandfather Arthur Murphy attended in 1942, father Shawn Murphy graduated in 1977) ... son of Shawn and Judith Murphy ... enrolled in the College of Science, pursuing a degree in physics.

Murphy's Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2011 Did Not Compete due to injury
2012 15 6 .714 --
2013 20 13 .606 --
Career 35 19 .648 --

Ryan Murphy
Ryan  Murphy


Commack, NY

High School:
Commack HS



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