Men and Women's Fencing competes in the Conference Championship on March 5th.
HONORS & AWARDS
Second Team All-MFC (2010,2011)
Honorable Mention All-MFC (2012)
AS A SENIOR: Recipient of the DeCicco/Langford Award, which recognizes inspiration and dedication to the Notre Dame fencing program ... finished 12th in the foil at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships in a pool of 60 participants ... copped honorable mention all-MFC honors ... earned fourth monogram ... finished with the most career wins among active roster members with a 142-51 record ... concluded the regular season with a 31-11 mark ... upset Alina Antokina (tied for third at the NCAA Championships) from No. 4 Penn State 5-2 ... defeated Allison Henvick (finished 15th at the NCAA Championships) from No. 2 Ohio State 5-1 at the St. John's Duals ... finished 7-3 at the NYU Duals ... swept past No. 8 Northwestern 2-0 and defeated Kelly Ng from host NYU 5-1 ... achieved a 12-3 record at the Notre Dame Duals, winning 11 bouts by four or more touches ... comprised an 8-2 showing at the Northwestern Duals, shutting out Stanford 2-0 and gathering a 5-1 victory over Andrea Olivia from No. 1 Princeton.
AS A JUNIOR: Reached the 100-win plateau after going 32-9 in third season ... earned third monogram ... opened the year with an 8-2 performance at the NYU Invitational, including going 3-0 against NYU ... claimed first victory of the year against Yale, defeating Zoe Egelman 5-0 ... clinched the foil victory against NYU, earning a win over Jessica Sherman, 5-1 ... also beat Samantha Anthony (5-1) and Sophie Feiertag (5-0) in that match ... notched two wins the following day at the St. John's Challenge, recording a win each against Ohio State and St. John's ... at the Notre Dame Duals, finished with a record of 9-1 ... posted perfect records against Detroit (2-0), Cleveland State (1-0), Air Force (2-0), Swarthmore (1-0) and Wayne State (3-0) ... clinched the foil victory against Air Force, knocking off Diana Hock 5-0 ... also clinched the foil against Wayne State with a 5-2 triumph over Tiaja Sabrie ... earned two additional wins against Wayne State, defeating Rachel Broderick (5-0) and Olivia Dobbs (5-2) ... recorded 10 more wins the following day at the Northwestern Duals, putting together a 10-1 ledger ... posted back-to-back 3-0 records against Fairleigh Dickinson and UC San Diego ... in 14-13 victory over Princeton, earned an overtime victory over Lucile Jarry 2-1 ... ended regular season going 3-0 at the Irish Duals, earning one win against each Chicago, Illinois and Michigan State ... began postseason play with an eighth-place result at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships, good for second team all-MFC honors for the second straight year ... reached the quarterfinals before dropping 10-0 decision to teammate and eventual champion Hayley Reese ... concluded year finishing sixth at the NCAA Midwest Regional after posting a record of 5-4 with a +0 indicator.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Received second team all-MFC recognition after her eighth-place finish at the Midwest Fencing Championships ... also named the 2010 Alice "Dit" Langford Award winner, given to the Irish women's foilist who exemplifies leadership ... concluded the year with a record of 37-17 ... earned her 50th win of her Irish career with a 5-0 victory over Samantha Anthony of NYU ... went 9-5 in the season opening NYU Invitational ... recorded three wins for the Irish at the St. John's Challenge ... finished 14-5 at the Northwestern Duals, including clean matches against Fairleigh Dickinson (1-0), Duke (2-0), Cal Tech (2-0), Temple (2-0) and Detroit (2-0) ... ended regular season with 11-1 ledger at the Notre Dame Duals, finishing the tournament with three-straight 3-0 matches against Wisconsin, Indiana and Detroit ... finished eighth at the Midwest Fencing Championships, advancing out of her pool with a perfect 6-0 mark and a +23 indicator ... knocked off Amanda Soldner in the second round by a score of 15-0 and then defeated teammate Katie Heinzen in the Round of 16, 15-2 ... defeated her second consecutive Irish teammate in the quarterfinals, taking out Darsie Malynn in an overtime bout, 12-11, before falling to Oksana Dmytruk of Ohio State in the quarterfinals, 9-8 ... finished 11th at the NCAA Midwest Regionals ... fell to Devynn Patterson in overtime, 9-8, in the first round of direct elimination before dropping a decision to Olivia Dobbs of Wayne State, 15-11, in the repechage draw ... lost to teammate Grace Hartman in the plate table (15-8), before defeating Holly McKibben of Ohio State (15-10) in the 11th-place match.
AS A FRESHMAN: Went 42-14 during the regular season ... began college career with a 2-1 showing at the St. John's Duals ... earned her first career win against Columbia's Lucia Mattox (5-1) ... went 6-4 at the NYU Invitational ... finished 18-8 at the Northwestern Duals, including a perfect 3-0 mark against Fairleigh Dickinson, North Carolina and Lawrence ... turned in an impressive 16-1 performance at the Notre Dame Duals, including a 3-0 record against Cleveland State at the Notre Dame Duals ... finished in 13th place at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships ... at the championships, beat Purdue's Kendra McPheeters, 15-0, in the round of 64 and Case Western's Phoebe Stierhoff, 15-9, in the round of 32 before losing to Notre Dame teammate Emilie Prot ... finished in sixth place at the NCAA Midwest Regionals ... in the quarterfinals of the regional, fell to Notre Dame teammate Hayley Reese, 15-8, before bouncing back with a win over Northwestern's Meredith Baskies, 15-11 ... lost the fifth-place bout to Notre Dame teammate Adi Nott, 15-7.
PREP & PERSONAL: Four-year letter winner in fencing at Forest Hills Central High School in Grand Rapids, Mich. ... finished in the national rankings all four years of high school ... trained at the Grand Rapids Fencing Academy ... member of the National Honor Society while in high school ... daughter of Arkady Sarkisov and Yuliana Shepeleva ... earned a degree in pre-professional studies from the College of Science.