February 18, 2011

Colleen Mason Named to Northeast Fencing Confernce All Star Team

Sophomore epee squad captain Colleen Mason was named to the Northeast Fencing Conference Second Team, announced Thursday afternoon by NFC Commissioner Elliot Lilien. She has posted a 27-9 record this season.  The fencers are chosen by best winning percentages for those who competed in at least two thirds of the team's bouts.  Mason earned this accomplishment by going 20-1 in her last seven league matches, including wins over all league selections Ashley Paquin of Wellesley and Caitlin Clevenger of Vassar.

 "It is a great accomplishment for Colleen to make all league this year," comments head coach Dr. Thomas Vrabel.  "She had a fantastic second half to the season and this recognition is indicative of how she improved.   There is still a lot of up side left in her game, so I feel confident that Colleen will be a strong contender for first team all league honors as a Junior."

Foilists Jayme Smith and Natalie Rossetti also finished with 27-9 records, but just falling short of all league status.  Smith and Rossetti tied Boston College's Christine Cook at 27-9, but lost out for the sixth spot on indicators (touches scored verses touches received).  "It is a shame to miss out by such a slim margin," said Dr. Vrabel.  "Foil was very competitive this year, and coming in seventh and eight out of 39 is still a pretty big accomplishment.  I look for both Jayme and Natalie to be back in contention next season."