2013-14 Women's Fencing News

June 23, 2014
Dr. Tom Vrabel Named USFCA Fencing Coach of the Year
The United States Fencing Coaches Association has chosen Sacred Heart Head Fencing Coach Dr. Thomas Vrabel as the 2014 Collegiate Varsity Coach of the Year. In his ninth season as the Pioneers head fencing coach, Dr. Vrabel led the team to an 11th-place finish at the NCAA Fencing Championship this past year.

March 21, 2014
Greene and Floyd Combine For Five Wins On Second Day Of NCAA Championship
The Sacred Heart fencing team wrapped up the second day of competition at the NCAA Championships Friday where it finished Thursday, as the duo of Julia Greene (Califon, N.J.) and Megan Floyd (Media, Pa.) won five bouts to keep the Pioneers in 17th place in the team competition.

March 20, 2014
SHU Fencing Opens NCAA Championship Thursday
The Sacred Heart fencing team will have a record five fencers competing in this week’s NCAA Championships at Ohio State. After having both the men’s and women’s teams win their respective Northeast Fencing Championships this season, the Pioneers look to put an imprint on the national stage over the next four days.

March 20, 2014
Sacred Heart Finishes First Day of NCAA Fencing Championship In 17th Place
Women’s fencers Julia Greene (Califon, N.J.) and Megan Floyd (Media, Pa.) each won five bouts on Thursday during the first day of the NCAA Fencing Championships at Ohio State University, putting the Pioneers in 17th place in the team competition.

March 9, 2014
Five Pioneers Qualify for NCAA Fencing Championship
The Sacred Heart men’s and women’s fencing teams had a program-record five fencers qualify for the NCAA Fencing Championship Sunday at the Northeast Regional round of the NCAA Fencing Championship at Wellesley College.

February 22, 2014
Saber Squad Leads Women’s Fencing To NEIFC Championship
Following a strong performance in a 16-11 loss to Columbia on Friday night in Manhattan, the Sacred Heart women’s fencing team used a strong performance from the saber squad to win the NEIFC Tournament Championship on Saturday.

February 8, 2014
Women’s Fencing Clinches First NFC Title with Perfect 6-0 Saturday
The Sacred Heart women’s fencing team won all six of its matches Saturday at the University of New Hampshire on Saturday, clinching its first NFC championship on the final day of the conference season.

February 5, 2014
Snow Forces Postponement of Wednesday Match At Columbia
Teams are looking for a make-up date,

January 30, 2014
Megan Floyd Honored By College Fencing 360 For Performance At Philadelphia Invitational
Junior epeeist Megan Floyd (Media, Pa.) was named a Primetime Performer by College Fencing 360 for her performance at last Sunday's Philadelphia Invitational at Penn.

January 26, 2014
SHU Women’s Fencing Posts 2-3 Day at Philadelphia Invitational
The Sacred Heart women’s fencing team travelled to the University of Philadelphia on Sunday, where they went 2-3 in the Philadelphia Invitational. The Pioneers defeated North Carolina 14-13 and Fairleigh Dickinson 18-9 while losing to Duke 14-13, Northwestern 16-11, and the hosts Penn 20-7.

January 18, 2014
Women’s Fencing Loses Heartbreaker to Yale 14-13
The Sacred Heart women’s fencing team travelled to New Haven on Saturday to take on the Yale Bulldogs, with the match coming down to the final bout.

December 8, 2013
Pioneers Post Win Over NYU at Tradition Tournament as Taylor Walsh Leads Team with Nine Victories
The Sacred Heart women’ s fencing team hosted Princeton, Penn State, Harvard, NYU and Temple at the 2013 Tradition Tournament at SHU’s Pitt Center on Sunday. Sacred Heart earned an important win over NYU 15-12 while falling to Temple 15-12, Penn State 21-6, Harvard 23-4 and Princeton 24-3. The Pioneers were led on the day by the youth movement of freshmen saber stars Taylor Walsh (9-6), and Julia Greene (8-7) and sophomore epeeist Mia Volpe (8-7).

November 27, 2013
Caitlin Stanton To Join SHU Fencing In 2014-15
Sacred Heart University Head Fencing Coach Dr. Thomas Vrabel has announced the signing of Caitlin Stanton to a National Letter of Intent to fence epee for the Pioneers next season. Stanton is from Alpharetta, Ga. where she is the team captain of the Alpharetta High School fencing team.

November 16, 2013
Women’s Fencing Goes 5-1 in Opening Day in Northeast Fencing Conference Action
The Sacred Heart women’s fencing team travelled to Brown University on Saturday for the first weekend of Northeast Fencing Conference action for the season. Led by a 46-8 performance by the epee squad, Sacred Heart defeated Brandeis 14-13, University of New Hampshire 24-3, MIT 15-12, Boston University 26-1 and Wellesley College 26-1 before losing to Brown 14-13 in the day’s finale.

November 10, 2013
Women’s Fencing Goes 6-1 At Vassar Invitational
The Sacred Heart women’s fencing team opened their 2013-2014 dual match season on Saturday, November 9th with eight contests at the Vassar Invitational. Sacred Heart defeated Vassar 20-7, Stevens Tech 18-9, FDU 16-11, CCNY 23-4, Yeshiva 23-4 and Hunter College 27-0. The only loss of the day was to Cornell 17-10.

November 2, 2013
Megan Floyd Earns Silver Medal at 2013 BIG ONE Tournament
The 2013 BIG ONE Intercollegiate Fencing Tournament was held at Smith College on Saturday with almost 500 fencers competing. Junior epeeist Megan Floyd (Media, Pa.) was the silver medalist and sophomore CJ McCarter (Piedmont, S.C.) was the bronze medalist in foil.

June 19, 2013
Women’s Fencing Announces Class of 2017
Sacred Heart Women’s Fencing Head Coach Dr. Thomas Vrabel announced on Wednesday four spring signing period fencers who will be joining the Pioneers for the 2013-2014 season. Taylor Walsh, Carly Glowacky, Julia Cupolo and Samantha O’Brien will be joining fall signing period sabreist Julia Greene to compose the women’s fencing class of 2017.