Fencing: Irish Head to Championships

Notre Dame Fencing | Mar. 19, 2014 | Notre Dame Athletics

Lee Kiefer / fencingReigning foil champion Lee Kiefer (left) will defend her title.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The University of Notre Dame fencing team left in the waning hours of the afternoon Tuesday, March 18 for the 2014 NCAA National Championships, held in the French Fieldhouse in Columbus, Ohio. The Irish qualified 10 fencers for the Championship and wield perhaps their youngest roster ever with four sophomores and one freshman.

“Everything about this sport is open until the end,” Irish head coach Janusz Bednarski states. “It’s not finished until the end. Our goal this year is to maintain our position within the top four as in years past, and we know that this goal is attainable.” 

Bednarski continues, “Our toughest competition will be competing against teams who qualified 12 fencers; that is always hard to compete with from a numbers perspective, but as always, everything depends on each individual.” 

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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