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    Angela Vincent  
    Angela Vincent

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Lake Oswego, OR

    High School:
    Jesuit

    Height:
    5-8

    Event:
    Sabre

    Birthdate:
    04/04/1985

    Club:
    Oregon Fencing Alliance


    (bio. prior to 2005-06 season)


    Third-year fencer who combines with fellow Oregon Fencing Alliance products Valerie Providenza and Mariel Zagunis to form the core of Notre Dame's 2005-06 women's sabre squad ... one of five total Oregon Fencing Alliance products on the current squad, with the others including two members of the men's sabre team (junior Patrick Ghattas and freshman Bill Thanhouser) ... a strong lefthanded fencer with good ability to read bouts and gauge distances ... boasts good tactical skills and technique ... looking to continue making big strides as she becomes more athletic through training ... has an excellent team attitude, with an outgoing personality ... enters her junior season with the fourth-best career winning percentage (.807; 92-22) and fifth-most victories in Notre Dame women's sabre history.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Compiled the second-most wins during a season in Notre Dame women's sabre history by going 51-12 (.810) in 2004-05 ... returned to the Midwest Regional (at Wayne State) as the defending runner-up and had impressive fourth-place finish (7-4) that included wins over Providenza (5-1), Ohio State's Siobhan Byrne (5-4) and Northwestern's Mai Vu (5-1) ... earlier had lost to Providenza in the quarterfinals of the Midwest Fencing Conference individual championships (8-15) ... bounced back after starting 2-6 at the NYU Duals by winning 15 of her 16 bouts during the first day of the Notre Dame Duals, defeating Penn State's Laura Hillstrom (5-1) and earned a sweep of Northwestern (5-4 vs. Lauren Van Gieson and Vu, 5-3 vs. Lauren Dunn) ... added 13-3 record during the second day of the home meet ... closed season with a 9-0 mark at the Ohio State Duals and 10-2 at the Duke Duals ... placed 10th at the Penn State Open in the fall of 2004 (12-2).


    AS A FRESHMAN: Posted fifth-best season win percentage in Notre Dame women's sabre history (.863, 41-10) before finishing second at Midwest Regional to secure her spot in the NCAAs ... went on to place 20th at the NCAAs (8-15), with top wins over All-Americans such as Air Force's Marisa Romero (5-2), Columbia's Emma Baratta (5-2) and Christina Crane of St. John's (5-1) ... her runner-up showing at the Regional (8-3; at Cleveland State) included key wins over Ohio State standout Louise Bond-Williams (5-4) and Northwestern's Lauren Van Gieson (5-3) ... went 8-1 at the Northwestern Duals and 2-1 in win at Penn State ... her 9-4 mark at the NYU Duals included sweep of SJU's Crane (5-2) and Julia Gelman (5-4) ... posted 22-4 record at the Notre Dame Duals, with wins over OSU's Marguerite Plekhanov (5-4) and Air Force's Romero (5-2) ... beat OSU's Bond-Williams (5-2) in an MFC team matchup before placing 10th in the MFC individual sabre competition ... reached semifinals at the Penn State Open (fall '03) while placing 26th at the Palm Springs North American Cup and then taking 23rd at the 2004 Junior Olympics (in Cleveland).

    Notre Dame's 2005 women's sabre squad (from left): Erin Housing, Angela Vincent, Valerie Providenza, Mariel Zagunis, Natalie Tenner and Danielle Davis.


    PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Jesuit High School while fencing at Oregon Fencing Alliance, coached by former Notre Dame assistant Ed Korfanty and Adam Skarbonkianen ... placed third at both the 2002 N.A.C. event in Sandy, Utah, and the 2003 Summer Nationals (Austin, Texas), also finishing 15th at a 2002 World Cup in Spain ... her brother Phillip Vincent is a sabre fencer at the University of Pennsylvania ... daughter of Phillip and Norma Vincent ... full name is Angela Maria Vincent ... born April 4, 1985, in Austin, Texas ... a film-television-and-theater major, enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.

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