Bridget Belgiovine, Director of Athletics and Chair of the Department of Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics at Wellesley College has announced the hiring of Taylor Hood '18 as Assistant Coach for the Blue fencing program. Hood will work alongside Head Coach Ariana Klinkov, who was Hood's coach during her final three seasons with the Blue.
The Northeast Fencing Conference (NFC) announced the league's 2017-2018 All-Star honors this and Wellesley College fencing first year Julia Calventus-Coveney (Barcelona, Spain) and sophomore Brie Maurer (Fredericksburg, Va.) have each earned All-Star recognition for the first time in their collegiate careers.
Wellesley College fencing junior Meg Harney (Wilmette, Ill.) has earned the Northeast Fencing Conference's (NFC) 2017-18 Sachs Award. Named after Elif and Jason Sachs, former coaches at Tufts University, the award is given to the fencer with the best record who started fencing in College.
Paced by a 12th place performance in foil from sophomore Brie Maurer (Fredericksburg, Va.), Wellesley College fencing closed out the 2017-18 season with a strong showing on Sunday at the 2018 NCAA Northeast Regional. This year's regional was hosted by Brandeis University at the Gosman Sports and Convocation Center.
Nine Wellesley College fencers will represent the Blue on Sunday, March 11, at the 2018 NCAA Northeast Regional at Brandeis University’s Gosman Athletic Center. Competition in women’s sabre and epee will begin at 8:30 AM, with women’s foil to follow at 9:30 AM.
Wellesley College fencing put together a perfect 6-0 record at the third Northeast Fencing Conference meet of the season on Saturday at Smith College. Wellesley defeated: Dartmouth, UMass, Smith, Vassar, Boston University, and Tufts to improve to 20-9 on the season. Wellesley’s 20-win campaign is the first for the program since 2010-11.
First year Julia Calventus-Coveney (Barcelona, Spain) posted a 3-0 mark in epee, but the Wellesley College fencing was defeated in all three weapons to drop an 18-9 final to host Brandeis University on Tuesday evening at the Gosman Sports and Convocation Center.
Wellesley College fencing opened the second half of the season on Saturday evening in southern California, dropping a 17-10 final to the University of California at San Diego (UCSD). Wellesley is now 14-8 overall on the season.
Wellesley College fencing split a pair of matches in a rare midweek fixture at Harvard University’s Malkin Athletic Center. The Blue defeated Tufts, 17-10, but dropped an 18-9 decision to the host Crimson.
Wellesley College fencing posted a 3-3 record at the first Northeast Fencing Conference meet of the season on Saturday at the Olney-Margolies Atheltic Center at Brown University. Wellesley earned victories over UNH, Sacred Heart, and Brandeis, while falling to Boston College, MIT, and Brown. Wellesley is now 13-6 overall.
Wellesley College fencing opened the 2017-18 season on Sunday at the LIU Post Invitational. The Blue registered five wins at the event, defeating Yeshiva, the host Pioneers, Fairleigh Dickinson, Wagner, and Hunter, while only registering one setback to Drew.
Earlier this year, Forbes released the publication's annual 30 Under 30 list, highlighting the achievements of extraordinary entrepreneurs and innovators under the age of 30. Wellesley College was well-represented, with three alumna named to the list, including Zsofia Schweger '12, a former four-year member of the Wellesley Fencing team and a selection to Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe in the The Arts Category.
Seven members of the Wellesley College fencing team will travel to the 2017 NCAA Northeast Regional Championship on Sunday, March 12 at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. The vent will take place at the Lanman Center in Yale’s Payne Whitney Gymnasium.
Wellesley College fencing put together one of the team’s best performances of the year at the third Northeast Fencing Conference meet of the season on Saturday at Tufts University. The Blue earned five-straight victories, defeating UMass, Dartmouth, Smith, Vassar and Boston University, before falling in a narrow defeat to the host Jumbos.
Wellesley College fencing rebounded from an opening round defeat to host Cornell University to earn victories over Lafayette University and Carnegie Mellon University on Saturday at the Cornell Invitational. Wellesley snapped a string of three-straight defeats with the back-to-back wins, improving to 11-13 in head-to-head competition this season.
Wellesley College fencing closed out its first semester schedule with four victories in five rounds at the LIU Post Invitational on Saturday. The Blue put together four-consecutive wins over Wagner, NJIT, Fairleigh Dickinson and host LIU Post, before Drew spoiled Wellesley’s bid for a perfect day in the fifth and final round.
Junior Emma Brewer-Wallin (Salem, Ore.) and first year Brie Maurer (Fredericksburg, Va.) each earned bout victories, but Wellesley College fencing fell to host Harvard University in a midweek match-up between the two teams on Wednesday evening at the Malkin Athletic Center.
Wellesley College fencing competed in the first of the two Northeast Fencing Conference dates on the team’s 2016-17 schedule on Saturday at MIT. The Blue earned a victory over the University of New Hampshire, while also dropping decisions to Sacred Heart, Boston College, the host Engineers, Brown University and Brandeis University.
Wellesley College fencing opened the 2016-17 season on Sunday afternoon at the annual Vassar Invitational at Walker Field House. Faced with a challenging schedule, the Blue earned four victories on the day, defeating Queens, Hunter, Yeshiva, and Haverford, while suffering setbacks to Stevens, Drew, Northwestern, and Cornell. Wellesley finished the day with a 42-30 overall record in sabre, a 39-33 mark in foil and a 27-45 record in epee.
Wellesley College and Dorothy Towne Fieldhouse hosted the 2016 New England Intercollegiate Fencing Conference (NEIFC) Championships on Saturday afternoon, as fencers from across the region battled to compete for the overall title team and individual titles in foil, epee and sabre.
Wellesley College fencing earned four victories on Saturday at the third Northeast Fencing Conference meet of the season, hosted by Smith College. The Blue defeated Boston University, Dartmouth College, the host Pioneers and the University of Massachusetts, while also suffering setbacks to Vassar College and Tufts University. The Blue are now 11-10 overall.
Host Brandeis University won all three weapons to earn a 19-8 victory over Wellesley College fencing on Tuesday evening at the Gosman Athletic Center. The Judges hove now won four in-a-row in the annual dual between the two schools.