HONORS AND AWARDS:
Second Team All-MFC (2011)
AS A JUNIOR: Participated in three regular season dual events for the Irish, compiling a 36-5 record ... earned a monogram ... posted a 4-2 outing at the NYU Duals, defeating opponents from Yale and host NYU 2-1 in individual bouts ... carried the second best team record at the Notre Dame Duals with a 22-2 effort ... won 13 bouts by four or more touches at the home meet ... led the sabre squad with a 10-1 showing at the Northwestern Duals, sweeping Cal Tech and Stevens Tech 3-0 ... finished 13th out of 53 participants at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships to narrowly miss all-conference recognition ... sported a 4-1 record with a +10 indicator (21-11) during pool play ... received the Christopher Zorich Award, which recognizes contributions to the University and community at-large.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Put together an undefeated season in sabre, finishing the year with a 24-0 record ... earned second monogram ... did not travel to the opening two events at the NYU Invitational and St. John's Challenge ... got first time on the strip at the Notre Dame Duals, posting a 12-0 record including going a perfect 3-0 against both Lawrence and Swarthmore ... claimed first victory of the year with 5-4 triumph over Lawrence's Madeline Cooper ... clinched the overall match victory over Florida with a 5-3 win over Sam Cooke ... the following match against Air Force, clinched the sabre decision with a 5-3 decision over Saskia Hicks ... also clinched sabre against Swarthmore, earning a shutout victory over Michelle Lin, 5-0, and Wayne State with a 5-3 win over Katie Bryce ... posted an 8-0 record the following day at the Northwestern Duals, including going 3-0 against Stanford ... in that match, earned the sabre clincher over Suraya Omar 5-2 ... ended regular season going 4-0 at the Irish Duals against Chicago (2-0), Illinois (1-0) and Michigan State (1-0) ... finished seventh at Midwest Fencing Conference Championships, earning second team all-MFC honors ... finished 5-1 in pool play with a +15 indicator to advance into direct elimination as the 11th seed ... posted three wins in bracket, knocking off Indiana's Yessenia Garza (15-2), Michigan's Sara Nagy (15-11) and Northwestern's Jill Mahen (15-14) before falling to teammate Lian Osier, 15-8.
AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in two tournaments for Notre Dame ... finished with a 32-3 record in her first season ... started her college career at the Northwestern Duals, posting a 17-1 record ... earned her first career win against Fairleigh Dickinson's Heather Morrill (5-4) ... went 12-2 at the Notre Dame Duals, including clean sheets against Lawrence, Michigan, Wisconsin, Chicago, Cleveland State, Purdue and Detroit ... finished 16th in her first Midwest Fencing Conference Championship ... in the direct round of elimination of the tournament, defeated Olivia Furnas of Detroit, 15-3, in the round of 64, then defeated Ohio State's Victoria Harris, 15-12, in the round of 32, before losing to Margarita Tschomakova of Ohio State, 15-6, in the round of 16.
PREP & PERSONAL: Competed in lacrosse, cross country and track and field while attending Old Bridge High School in Matawan, N.J. ... fenced privately throughout her high school years as well ... earned a national ranking in fencing each year ... earned a third-place finish at the Cadet Regional competition while placing sixth at the Senior Team Summer Nationals ... was a member of the National Honor Society and the French Honor Society ... daughter of Adam and Malgorzata Stepien ... has one sibling, Magda ... father played soccer for Polytechnic University in Lublin, Poland ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in marketing with a supplemental major in economics.
Stepien's Career Record