September 12, 2013

W. FENCING: Red Names Captains, Prepares to Follow Up Past Successes

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After posting the best overall record in program history last season with a mark of 18-7, the fencing team is ready to prove it can improve on last year’s outcomes.

The team lost six experienced seniors, so at the first team meeting of the season, head coach Iryna Dolgikh announced new leadership positions to the rest of the group. This year’s team captain will be senior foil fencer Christine McIntosh, who won the team’s MVP Award last season and was recognized as CoSIDA Academic All-District first-team. The co-captain honors were assigned to junior epee fencer Olivia Weller, last season’s Graham Jennings Award recipient. The award is bestowed upon a fencer who steps up and leads the squad despite not having a labeled leadership title.

Captains for the separate squads were also named at the meeting. Senior April Whitney and sophomore Angelica Gangemi were called upon as foil captains, junior Yolanda Li and sophomore Taylor Wong were named the epee captains and junior Kristen Holl and sophomore Alaina Uhouse were given the honor of captaining the saber squad.

Photo: Oliver Kliewe / Senior Photographer