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04/23/2018

Irish Fencers Clean Up At Division I National Championships

Itkin, Sirico and Zagunis claim gold at annual championships

03/19/2018

Kiefer Snares Bronze At FIE Grand Prix

Irish-linked foilists boast top results in Anaheim

03/10/2018

Fencers Earn Six Podium Spots At NCAA Midwest Regional

Massialas, Sirico snare gold and automatic NCAA consideration

03/09/2018

Keys To The Meet: NCAA Midwest Regional

Irish set to make case for NCAA Championship allocations

02/25/2018

Shainberg Doubles Up As Itkin Claims First ACC Fencing Title

Irish women place second after historic fence-off determines women's team champion

02/24/2018

ACC Fencing Championships - Day 1

ACC Fencing Championships - Day 1

AS A FRESHMAN

  • Competed in all but one meet in her rookie campaign, finishing with a record of 27-13
  • Opened the season with a 5-5 record at the Elite Invitational
  • Posted a 3-0 record aat the St. John's Invitational
  • Finished the season at the ACC Championships, completing a 6-0 record at the meet

HIGH SCHOOL & CLUB HIGHLIGHTS

  • Currently the No. 5-ranked junior and No. 15-ranked senior in the United States
  • Won team bronze at the 2016 Cadet World Championships
  • Made 2014 and 2015 Cadet World Championship teams
  • 2016 U-17 World Championships Bronze Medalist
  • 2016 Pisa Cadet European Cup Silver Medalist
  • 2015 Montecatini Terme European Cup Gold Medalist
  • 2015 Cadet July Challenge Gold Medalist
  • 2015 Tauberbischofsheim Cadet European Cup Silver Medalist
  • 2015 USA Fencing Junior Olympics Bronze Medalist
  • 2015 Cadet World Championships - Fifth Place
  • 2013 Tauberbischofsheim Cadet European Cup Gold Medalist
  • Four-time gold medalist in junior and cadet North American Cup events
  • Three-time bronze medalist in junior and cadet NACs

PREP & PERSONAL

  • Graduated from George Washington University Online High School in June 2017
  • Competes as part of the same fencing club as Irish fencers Lee Kiefer, Axel Kiefer, Hazem Khazbak and Nicholas Sloan
  • Originally from Mechanicsville, Virginia; moved to Kentucky to compete with Bluegrass Fencers' Club
  • Member of the National Honor Society
  • National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalist
  • Active with Southland Christian Church youth and outreach
  • Volunteer at Woodland County Public Schools
  • Daughter of Steven and Bonnie Deschner
  • Full name is Stefani Kaylyn Deschner
  • Will enroll in the First Year of Studies with plans to be a science pre-professional major

Stefani Deschner
Stefani  Deschner

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Versailles, Ky.

High School:
George Washington U. OHS

Height:
5-4

Event:
Foil

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