March 21, 2002



Thursday, May 21, 2002 (Madison, New Jersey, Drew University)

Notre Dame’s four-day quest to reclaim the NCAA combined fencing title begins today, as the Irish women’s and men’s squads will do battle at Drew University’s Simon Forum and Athletic Center. Notre Dame – runner-up to Penn State every year from 1996-2000 before finishing third in 2001 – will be taking aim at its first national title since 1994 and joins PSU as the only teams to qualify the maximum 12 fencers for the NCAA field (defending champion St. John’s qualified 11, followed by Ohio State with 10).

The 144-fencer field includes 24 men’s and 24 women’s fencers at each of the three weapons (foil, epee and sabre) … fencers will compete against the other 23 competitors in their respective weapons, with teams earning one point for each round-robin victory posted by a fencer from that team … the top four round-robin finishers in each weapon will fence for the respective individual titles at the end of Friday and Sunday’s competition (those results do not factor into the team scores) … the top 12 finishers in each weapon receive All-America honors.

The Notre Dame women will face co-favorites Penn State and St. John’s primarily on Friday (see below), aside from Thursday’s ND-SJU epee matchup (round 2) and a round-4 clash between the ND and PSU foilists.

TODAY’S SCHEDULE (14 bouts, with nine on Friday)

The women will fence 14 of their 23 bouts on Thursday, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Here’s who the Irish will face in first-day action (see end of release for head-to-head history):

Women’s Epee (junior Anna Carnick and freshman Kerry Walton)

Round 1 – vs. Rutgers’ Rebecca Kehoe and Cassia Overk, Ohio State’s Alexandra Shklar and Yale’s Erica Korb (also bout between ND teammates)

Round 2 – vs. St. John’s All-Americans Arlene Stevens and Emese Takacs and Temple’s Sara Forsythe

Round 3 – vs. Princeton’s Lindsay Campbell and Maya Lawrence and Penn’s Kim Linton

Round 4 – vs. UC San Diego’s Jo Roberts and Raelyn Jacobson and Brandeis’s Jessica Lewis-Turner

Highlight Epee Bouts: vs. OSU’s Shklar (6th at 2001 NCAAs), SJU’s Stevens (2nd in ’01, 4th in ’00) and Takacs (1st in ’01, 2nd in ’00), Princeton’s Lawrence (7th in ’01, 8th in ’00)

Women’s Foil (freshmen Andrea Ament and Alicja Kryczalo)

Round 1 – vs. Temple’s Jeanne Browne and Stephanie Izzolino, Duke’s Erin Black and UC San Diego’s Keely Vega (also vs. ND teammate)

Round 2 – vs. Ohio State’s Hannah and Metta Thompson and Northwestern’s Kristen Dorf

Round 3 – vs. Yale’s Zane Selkirk and Jennifer Joseph and Northwestern’s Julia Foldi

Round 4 – vs. Penn State’s Meredith Chin and Marta Grochal and Harvard’s Ellen Schulz

Highlight Foil Bouts: vs. OSU’s freshman Thompson twins and PSU’s Grochal (2001 NCAA runner-up

Women’s Sabre (senior Carianne McCullough and sophomore Destanie Milo)

Round 1 – Temple’s Aziza Hassan and Sakinah Shaahid, Princeton’s Catherine Pack and Tracy Marien of Brandeis (also vs. ND teammate)

Round 2 – Yale’s Helen Liu and Sada Jacobson and Penn’s Mindy Nguyen

Round 3 – Ohio State’s Louise-Bond Williams and Leah Tracy and Brown’s Sharon Sonenblum

Round 4 – M.I.T.’s Jennifer McKeehan and Caroline Purcell and Air Force’s Andrea Rix

Highlight Sabre Bouts: vs. Temple’s Shaahid (4th in ’01), Yale’s Jacobson (’01 champion) and M.I.T.’s Purcell (3rd in ’01, 1st in ’00)

SPORTS HOTLINE UPDATES – The Notre Dame sports hotline will provide regular on-site updates from all four days of the NCAAs … to access the hotline, call (574) 631-3000, then select option “9” (for fencing and golf) followeed by option “1” for fencing updates.



*Anna Carnick (5-4, Jr., Mishawaka, IN/Brighton HS (NY)/Indiana Fencing Academy)

Regular-season record: 46-8 in 2002, 140-36 career … 2nd at Midwest Fencing Conf. Champ., 4th at Midwest Regional … NCAA record: 26-20 (+26) … 9th in 2000, 12th in 2001 (two-time All-American)

Kerry Walton (5-9, So., Londonderry, NH/Londonderry HS/Seacoast Fencing Club

Regular-season record: 50-5 in 2002 … won Midwest Fencing Conference Championship, 3rd at Midwest Regional … Member of 2002 U.S. World Junior Championship Team … Ranked 2nd among U.S. junior-level women’s epeeists (under-20), 6th in the U.S. overall women’s epee rankings


Andrea Ament (5-3, Fr., Gates Mill, OH/Hawken School/Saturn Fencing Club)

Regular-season record: 27-2 in 2002 … 5th at Midwest Fencing Conference Championships, 3rd at Midwest Regional … Member of 2002 U.S. World Junior Championship Team … Ranked 1st among U.S. junior-level women’s foilists (under-20, also 15th in world), 5th in U.S. overall women’s foil rankings

Alicja Kryczalo (6-0, Fr., Gdansk, Poland/Gdansk #70 HS/Gdansk City Club)

Regular-season record: 39-2 … won Midwest Fencing Conference Championship and Midwest Regional


*Carianne McCullough (5-6, Sr., Philadelphia, PA/Nazareth Academy)

Regular-season record: 42-9 in 2002, 161-38 career … 2nd at Midwest Fencing Conf. Champ., 4th at Midwest Regional … NCAA record: 19-27 (-39) … 19th in 2000, 15th in 2001

Destanie Milo (5-4, So., Knox, IN/Culver Academy/Indiana Fencing Academy)

Regular-season record: 45-8 in 2002, 86-20 career … 3rd at Midwest Fencing Conf. Champ., 2nd at Midwest Regional … NCAA record: 8-15 (-25) … 17th in 2001

* – indicates team captain


* Here’s the final U.S. Fencing Coaches Association national women’s poll for the 2002 season (March 13): 1. St. John’s, 2. Penn State, 3. Notre Dame, 4. Ohio State, Northwestern (6th in previous poll), 6. Yale (7th in previous poll), 7. Temple (8th in previous poll), 8. Princeton (5th in previous poll), 9. Columbia-Barnard, 10. Pennsylvania. Also receiving votes – Stanford, MIT, Rutgers, North Carolina, Air Force, Duke, Harvard.

* Here’s the final U.S. Fencing Coaches Association national men’s poll for the 2002 season (March 13): 1. Notre Dame (1), 2. Penn State (3rd in previous poll), 3. St. John’s (2nd in previous poll), 4. Columbia, 5. Ohio State (4th in previous poll), 6. Pennsylvania (9th in previous poll), 7. Princeton (6th in previous poll), 8. Stanford (8th in previous poll), 9. Yale (9), 10. NYU (10). Also receiving votes – Air Force, Wayne State (MI), MIT, Rutgers, Duke, Harvard.


Several Notre Dame women’s fencers – particularly the younger members of the squad – are among the top-ranked fencers in the U.S. and the world:

* Sophomore epeeist Kerry Walton (Londonderry, N.H.) is 6th in the latest U.S. Fencing rankings for all women’s epeeists (in the senior/open rankings), making her the highest-ranked U.S. fencer in the 2002 NCAA field (those ranked above her include Julia Leszko, Kamara James, Elisabeth Spilman, Daisy Gilker and Kristin Suchorski) … Walton also ranked 2nd in the U.S. junior-level women’s epee rankings (under-20), behind James.

* Freshman Andrea Ament (Gates Mill, Ohio) is the top-ranked U.S. junior women’s foilist while standing 15th in the FIE world rankings for under-20 women’s foilists … Ament also is 5th in the U.S. open rankings, behind Erinn Smart, Emily Cross, Iris Zimmerman and Hannah Thompson … the 2002 NCAAs will provide Ament with a showdown vs. two of those fencers, as Stanford’s Zimmerman is the defending NCAA champion while Thompson is a freshman at Ohio State, where she fences alongside her twin sister Metta (who is 7th in the U.S. junior rankings and joined her sister and Ament among the Midwest region’s NCAA entrants for 2002).

* Another ND freshman women’s foilist, Alicja Kryczalo (Gdansk, Poland) holds a world FIE ranking of 85th, after recently moving up to the senior/open division (she was one of the world’s top-ranked junior-level fencers) … Kryczalo’s younger sister Katarzyna currently ranks 11th in the world junior rankings for women’s foilists (she is 62nd in the open rankings).

* Fifth-year senior and team captain Carianne McCullough (Philadelphia, Pa.) is 26th in the U.S. overal women’s sabre rankings, with Irish sophomore Destanie Milo (Knox, Ind.) one spot behind in 27th.


* Junior captain Anna Carnick (46-8 in 2002/.852, 140-36 career/.795) moved into 5th place on the Notre Dame list for women’s epee career regular-season wins, also ranking 4th in women’s epee career winning pct. (.795) while her 2002 season winning pct. (.852) ranks 7th all-time among ND women’s epeeist.

* Sophomore Kerry Walton finished her impressive debut season with a 50-5 record (.909), good for 4th in the Notre Dame record book among regular-season season winning pct. for women’s epeeists.

* Freshman Alicja Kryczalo (39-2/.951) completed the 7th-best regular-season winning pct. in Notre Dame women’s foil history (and 3rd-best ever by an Irish freshman). * Fifth-year senior and team captain Carianne McCullough ended her regular-season career with a 42-9 season record(.823) and a 161-38 (.809) career mark (she ranks 21st on the ND list for career winning pct. among all women’s weapons).

Men’s Notes

* Junior captain Jan Viviani (Haworth, N.J.) remains atop the Irish men’s epee career regular-season winning percentage list (118-14/.894), after finishing the 2002 season at 42-3 … his .933 season winning percentage ranks 3rd in Irish history (following his 5th-place finish last year) and is the highest by an ND men’s epeeist since Ted Fay’s 33-2/.943 mark in 1989 (Jan Tivenius went 45-3/.938 in ’83) … Viviani also is 12th on the all-time career winning percentage list for all men’s weapons and 38th on the men’s victories list for all weapons (11th in epee wins).

* Another junior captain, Ozren Debic (Zagreb, Croatia) remains 1st on the ND men’s foil career regular-season winning percentage list (126-7/.947, also 3rd among all ND men’s weapons), in addition to ranking 29th on the victories list for all men’s weapons … Debic in 2002 posted the 6th-best season winning pct. in ND men’s foil history (30-2/.938) and now holds down three spots on that top 10 list (no previous Irish fencer is in the men’s foil season win pct. top-10 list more than twice, with Debic going 42-3 in 2000 and 42-2 in ’01).

* Senior captain Andre Crompton (42-5 in 2002, 150-19/.888 career) finished 6th on the ND list for career regular-season men’s sabre wins (13th among all weapons) and 8th on the career winning percentage list for Irish men’s sabres (15th for all weapons).

* Junior Matt Fabricant (39-8 in 2002, 102-17/.857 career) will head into his senior season ranked 26th on the ND list for overall regular-season winning pct. (all weapons) and 52nd in career wins.

WEAPON BREAKDOWNS: Notre Dame’s women’s epeeists combined to post the best regular-season winning percentage 157-41 (.793), among the three ND women’s weapons, followed by the women’s foil squad (149-49/.753) and women’s sabre(137-61/.692) … Jan Viviani and Michael Sobieraj led a 2002 ND men’s epee unit that posted the best regular-season record (135-27/.833) among all Irish weapons, followed by the veteran men’s sabre group (133-29, .821) and the men’s foil team (127-35/.784).

SCOUTING THE FIELD – Penn State and St. John’s are the favorites in the 2002 NCAA women’s competition, with PSU returning four All-American (top-12) performers from the 2001 NCAAs – plus 2000 NCAA epee champion Jessica Burke (she did not fence in the ’01 NCAAs) … PSU’s Marta Grochal was the 2001 NCAA runner-up in foil while Stephanie Eim was third in the 2001 NCAA epee competition.

The St. John’s women return three All-Americans from the 2001 NCAAs, led by the top two finishers in epee (Emesa Takacs and Arlene Stevens) … Notre Dame’s lone returning All-American on the women’s side is junior epee captain Anna Carnick (Mishawaka, Ind.), although several Irish newcomers are expected to contend for top honors on Friday afternoon.

The women’s epee field is loaded with 13 returners from the 2001 NCAAs (eight of them All-Americans, plus the 2000 champion Burke) while 13 women’s sabre competitors (seven All-Americans) likewise return, as do 10 in women’s foil (six All-Americans) .. the women’s foil field also is boosted by several strong NCAA first-timers, including Notre Dame freshmen Alicja Kryczalo and Andrea Ament and Irina Khoude of St. John’s.

Other top returners include Stanford’s Irish Zimmerman (the 2001 NCAA foil champ), Northwestern sabre Kate Rudkin (4th at the ’01 NCAAs) and three of the top-four finishers from the 2001 NCAA sabre competition: Yale’s Sada Jacobson (1st), M.I.T.’s Caroline Purcell (2nd) and Temple’s Sakinah Shaddhid (4th).

NEWCOMERS LEAD THE WAY – Notre Dame returned all six of its fencers from the 2001 NCAAs but only half of that group has returned to the 2002 event, due to strong first seasons from three Irish newcomers.

Sophomore Kerry Walton (Londonderry, N.H.) – who is making her NCAA debut, after not fencing with the Irish during her freshman year – recently was one of three women’s epeeists named to the U.S. World Junior Championship team … she posted a 50-5 regular-season record in 2002 (for the fourth-best season winning pct., .909, ever by an ND women’s epeeist) before winning the Midwest Fencing Conference title and placing third at the Midwest Regional Championship.

ND’s freshman duo of Alicja Kryczalo (Gdansk, Poland) and Andrea Ament (Cleveland, Ohio) rank among the top women’s foilists in the Midwest, with Kryczalo posting a 39-2 regular-season record while winning the Midwest Fencing Conference and Midwest Regional titles (she also won the gold medal at Penn State’s Max Garrett Open in the fall of 2001) … Ament – part of the U.S. three-member foil team that will compete in the World Juniors – won 27 of her 29 regular-season bouts before placing fifth at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships and third at the Midwest Regional.

BEEN THERE, DONE THAT – Three Notre Dame women’s fencers are making their return to NCAA competition, led by two-time All-American and junior epee captain Anna Carnick (Mishawaka, Ind.) … Carnick placed 9th at the 2000 NCAAs and 12th in ’01 (she posted a 46-8 regular-season record in 2002, boosting her career mark to 140-36).

Notre Dame’s final two competitors are taking aim at their first All-America honors, as fifth-year senior Carianne McCullough (Philadelphia, Pa.) and sophomore Destanie Milo (Knox, Ind.) could be two of the key components to Notre Dame’s team score heading into the men’s competition … McCullough’s 161-38 career record includes a 42-9 mark in 2002 (she also won Penn State’s Max Garrett Open last fall) while Milo went 45-8 in 2002, pushing her career record to 161-38.


* The 2002 NCAA women’s epee field includes 12 returners from the 2001 NCAAs, led by eight All-Americans … all four of the 2001 NCAA semifinalists return (in addition to 2000 NCAA champ Jessica Burke of Penn State, who did not fence in the ’01 event), with that top returning quartet including the St. John’s duo of Emesa Takacs (also 2nd in ’00) and Arlene Stevens 4th in ’00), PSU’s Stephanie Eim (3rd in ’00) and Northwestern’s Kate Rudkin (5th in ’00) … other returning All-Americans to the women’s epee field include Ohio State’s Alexandra Shklar (6th), Princeton’s Maya Lawrence (7th, 8th in ’00), Monica Conley of Columbia (9th, 11th in ’00) and Notre Dame captain Anna Carnick (12th, 9th in ’00) … the women’s epee field also returns 2001 NCAA qualifiers Elia Burrell (Air Force, 14th), Kim Linton (Harvard, 19th) and Sean Forsythe (Temple, 23rd).

* The women’s foil field – boosted by the strength of several NCAA first-timers – also has some noteworthy returners from the 2001 NCAAs, with the 10 returners led by six All-Americans … defending NCAA champion Iris Zimmerman (Stanford) and the 2001 runner-up Marta Grochal (PSU) headline the group, followed by Wayne State’s Inga Wallrabenstein (5th at ’01 NCAAs), Columbia’s Kathryn Cavan (8th), Zane Selkirk of Yale (9th) and SJU’s Elizabeth Thottham (10th) … the foil field also returns 2001 NCAA qualifiers Kristen Dorf (Northwestern, 13th), Ellen Blount (Columbia, 14th), Jen Josephy (Yale, 20th) and Lauren Staudinger (Penn, 21st).

* Six of the top seven finishers lead the way among 13 retutners in the women’s sabre field, including 2001 NCAA champ Sada Jacobson of Yale, M.I.T.’s Caroline Purcell (3rd, after winning the 2000 title), Temple’ Sakinah Shaahid (4th) and Alexis Jemal of Rutgers (5th) … other returning All-Americans include the PSU duo of Heather Brostan (6th) and Stephanie Tam (7th, also 6th in ’00) and Sarah Walsh of Johns Hopkins (11th) … six other 2001 NCAA qualifiers also return, including ND’s Carianne McCullough (15th) and Destanie Milo (17th), plus M.I.T.’s Jen McKeehan, Stanford’s Meghan Everett, Sharon Sonenblum of Brown and NYU’s Heidi Tinter.

CARNICK, McCULLOUGH MAKE THIRD STRAIGHT NCAA TRIP – Notre Dame junior women’s epee captain Anna Carnick (Mishawaka, Ind.) and fifth-year senior women’s sabre captain Carianne McCullough (Philadelphia, Pa.) joined two junior captains from the Irish men’s squad – epeeist Jan Viviani and foilist captain Ozren Debic – in making their third straight trip to the NCAAs … the women’s epee field is overflowing with entrants who are appearing in their third straight NCAAs (9), compared to just four “three-peaters” each in women’s foil and sabre and men’s sabre, plus only three each in men’s foil and men’s epee … M.I.T.’s Caroline Purcell (3rd in ’01) and Penn State’s Stephanie Tam (7th) join McCullough in making their third straight trip to the women’s sabre competition, as does Sarah Walsh of Johns Hopkins (11th) … Viviani – who placed third at the previous two NCAAs – is joined by Penn State’s Daniel Landgren (5th in ’01) and Yale’s Cameron Hill (19th) as the only men’s epeeists to qualify for each of the past three NCAA fields … Debic – the 2000 NCAA runner-up before just missing a spot in the ’01 semifinalst – holds a similar distinction with the NYU tandem of Aleksandr Nazarov (15th in 2001) and Michael Pasinkoff (17th).

JUNIOR THREESOME AMONG TOP NCAA VETERANS – Notre Dame’s trio of three junior captains – epeeists Anna Carnick (9th, 12th) and Jan Viviani (3rd, 3rd) and foilist Ozren Debic (2nd, 5th) – are among 15 entrants in the 2002 NCAA field who earned All-America honors in 2000 and ’01 … just four other men’s fencers can make that claim: Penn State epeeists Daniel Landgren (the 2000 NCAA champion and 5th-place finisher in 2001), Air Force epeeist Seth Kelsey (9th, 6th), Jakub Krochmalski of Wayne State (2nd, 3rd) and Ivan Lee of St. John’s (3rd, 1st) … nearly half of the list (7) includes women’s epeeists, as Carnick is joined by: the SJU duo of Emese Takacs (2nd, 1st) and Arlene Stevens (4th, 2nd), PSU’s Stephanie Eim (3rd, 3rd), Kate Rudkin of Northwestern (5th, 4th), Princeton’s Maya Lawrence (8th, 7th) and Monica Conley of Columbia (11th, 9th) … finally, M.I.T.’s Caroline Purcell was the 2000 NCAA women’s sabre champ before finishing third in 2001 while PSU’s Stephanie Tam was 6th and 7th in the past two NCAAs.

RECAPPING NOTRE DAME’S THIRD-PLACE NCAA FINISH IN 2001 – The 2001 fencing season saw the Notre Dame men climb to the No. 1 ranking and compile an undefeated regular-season record (25-0) while the fifth-ranked Irish women won 21 of their 25 matches. Notre Dame then won the Midwest Fencing Conference Championship and qualified 12 fencers for the NCAAs, where the Irish finished third behind St. John’s and Penn State.

Notre Dame headed to Wisconsin-Parkside for the NCAA Championships, holding down second place after the first day of men’s competition (53 points, behind St. John’s 65). Early production included 11 wins from senior sabre Andrzej Bednarski and 10 each from junior sabre Andre Crompton, sophomore epeeist Jan Viviani and sophomore foilsit Ozren Debic.

Viviani’s more noteworthy wins came versus SJU’s Alex Roytblat (5-4) and Penn State’s Adam Wiercioch (5-2). Junior Brian Casas posted just six wins, but he defeated eventual NCAA champion Soren Thompson of Princeton and PSU’s Wiercioch (both 5-4).

One day later, all six Notre Dame men claimed All-America (a first for the Irish program), with Viviani advancing to the semifinals as SJU maintained its cushion atop the team standings (106-92). Viviani repeated his third-place finish from 2000 while Debic (5th), Crompton (7th) and Casas (7th) earned second team All-America. Sophomore Forsest Walton rallied for a ninth-place finish and Bednarski (10th) became just the 11th Notre Dame men’s fencer ever to post three-plus All-America finishes.

Viviani placed fourth in the epee round-robin (17-6) but dropped a 15-8 decision to Wiercioch in the semifinals before claiming the bronze with a 15-10 win over Roytblat. His top wins came versus Stanford’s Eric Tribbett and Penn’s Charles Hamann (5-4), with all six losses by one point.

Bednarski surged to a final 15-8 record, highlighted by wins over Columbia’s Paolo Roselli and Patrick Durkan (both 5-4). Crompton opened with a first-round upset of SJU’s Keeth Smart (5-3), his 16-7 record leaving him one win shy of the semifinals.

Debic’s 17-6 record left him tied for a spot in the semifinals (he failed to advance based on total-point indicators, six shy of Stanford’s Felix Reichling). Debic’s top wins included a 5-1 decision vs. SJU’s Joseph Fisher.

Walton (13-10) rallied from 17th to earn All-America, winning seven of his final nine bouts (including 5-0 vs. Tiomkin). Casas matched Walton’s charge from 17th, winning eight of his final nine bouts?including dominating wins over Stanford’s Tribbett and Air Force’s Seth Kelsey (both 5-0).

Notre Dame slipped to third on the first day of women’s competition, with the most wins coming from sophomore epeeists Meagan Call (10) and Anna Carnick (8). Carnick’s top win came 5-1 versus OSU’s Shklar while Call downed Princeton’s Maya Lawrence (5-3).

Senior sabre Carianne McCullough’s seven wins included 5-4 decisions vs. Northwestern’s Carley Wells and defending NCAA runner-up Kim Treiber of North Carolina (freshman Destanie Milo also opened with a 5-4 win over Wells). Other noteworthy wins included sophomore foilist Liza Boutsikaris versus Harvard’s Emily Katz (5-1) and freshman foilist Maggie Jordan vs. SJU’s Elizabeth Thottam (5-3).

The Irish concluded the NCAAs with 153 points (behind SJU’s 180 and PSU’s 172), with Call’s 15-8 record and fifth-place finish serving as the final-day highlight. Call actually tied for fourth but failed to advance to the semifinals based on total-point indicators.

Call (5-1, 5-4) and Carnick (5-3, 5-2) swept the Stanford duo of Lisa Gore and Annie Simpson, with Carnick’s All-America finish (12th) also including a 5-2 win over Northwestern’s Jen Greenbaum.

McCullough’s 15th-place sabre finish included a 5-2 win over SJU’s Lauren Collet, who lost by the same score to 17th-place finisher Milo. Boutsikaris finished 16th, closing with wins over Stanford’s Iris Zimmerman (5-2) and Cleveland State’s Marta Roselli (5-1). Jordan’s 17th-place finish included a 5-2 win over Stanford’s Ute Breden and a 5-3 decision vs. Roselli.


Here is the NCAA Championship history for the Notre Dame women’s fencing program (combined championship with the men since 1990)

Year … Finish (All-Americans)

1982 … 6th (0)

1983… 12th (0)

1984… — (0)

1985… 9th (1)

1986… 2nd (2)

1987… 1st (1)

1988… 2nd (2)

1989… 3rd (2)

1990… 3rd (3)

1991… 3rd (1)

1992… 4th (1)

1993… 6th (0)

1994… 1st (0)

1995… 3rd (2)

1996… 2nd (3)

1997… 2nd (3)

1998… 2nd (4)

1999… 2nd (4)

2000… 2nd (5)

2001… 3rd (2)

Here’s the Notre Dame women’s yearly NCAA finish, by weapon (note that scoring formats have changed several times):

Women’s Foil

1982 – 6th

1983 – 12th

1984 – N.A.

1985 – 9th

1986 – 2nd

1987 – 1st

1988 – 2nd (2-1)

1990 – 2nd (13 pts)

1991 – 2nd

1992 – 7th

1993 – 9th (525 pts)

1994 – 1st (1,400 pts)

1995 – 2nd (77 pts)

1996 – 1st (360 pts)

1997 – 2nd (350 pts)

1998 – 1st (38 pts)

1999 – 4th (32 pts)

2000 – 4th (28 pts)

2001 – 8th (16 pts)

Women’s Epee

1995 – 5th (62 pts)

1996 – 3rd (270 pts)

1997 – 1st ( 290 pts)

1998 – 2nd (30 pts)

1999 – 3rd (29 pts)

2000 – 5th (25 pts)

2001 – 2nd (27 pts)

Women’s Sabre

2000 – 7th (22 pts)

2001 – 5th (18 pts)

HEAD-TO-HEAD RESULTS – Here’s a sampling of recent Notre Dame results vs. Thursday opponents (regular-season bouts unless noted)


vs. Korb, Yale – Walton lost 2-5 (’02), Carnick won 5-4 (’02)

vs. Shklar, Ohio State – Walton won 5-2 (’02), Carnick lost 2-5 (’02), won 5-1 (’01) and 5-1 (’01 NCAAs)

vs. Stevens, St. John’s – Walton lost 3-5 (’02), Carnick won 5-4 (’02), lost 1-5 (’01), won 5-4 (’01 NCAAs), lost 4-5 (’00 NCAAs)

vs. Takacs, St. John’s – Walton lost 4-5 (’02), Carnick lost 3-5 (’02), 3-5 (’01), 2-5 (’01 NCAAs), 2-5 (’00) and 4-5 (’00 NCAAs)

vs. Forsythe, Temple – Walton won 5-3 (’02), Carnick won 5-1 (’02) and 5-4 (’01 NCAAs)

vs. Lawrence, Princeton – Carnick lost 0-5 (’01 NCAAs), won 5-3 (’00 NCAAs)

vs. Linton, Penn – Carnick lost 4-5 (’01 NCAAs), won 5-3 (’00 NCAAs)

vs. Jacobson, UC-San Diego – Walton won 5-0 (’02)

vs. Roberts, UC-San Diego – Walton won 5-2 (’02), Carnick lost 3-5 (’02)


vs. Vega, UCSD – Kryczalo won 5-1 (’02)

vs. Black, Duke – Kryczalo won 5-1 (’02)

vs. H. Thompson, Ohio State – Kryczalo won 5-1 (’02), Ament won 5-2 (’02)

vs. M. Thompson, Ohio State – Kryczalo won 5-2 (’02), Ament won 5-1 (’02)

vs. Dorf, Northwestern – Kryczalo won 5-0, 5-0 (’02), Ament won 5-1 (’02)

vs. Selkirk, Yale – Ament won 5-3 (’02)

vs. Joseph, Yale – Kryczalo won 5-1 (’02), Ament wpn 5-0 (’02)

vs. Foldi, Northwestern – Kryczalo won 5-1, 5-2 (’02), Ament won 5-2 (’02)


vs. Hassan, Temple – McCullough lost 4-5 (’02), Milo won 5-2 (’02)

vs. Shaahid, Temple – McCullough won 5-2 (’02), lost 3-5 (’01 NCAAs), Milo won 5-4 (’02), lostv 2-5 (’10 NCAAs)

vs. Liu, Yale – McCullough won 5-2 (’02), lost 2-5 (’01), Milo lost 0-5 (’02), won 5-3 (’01

vs. Jacobson, Yale – McCullough lost 1-5, (’02), 2-5 (’01), 1-5 (’01 NCAAs), Milo lost 3-5, (’02), 0-5 (’01), 0-5 (’01 NCAAs)

vs. Bond-Williams, Ohio State – McCullough lost 3-5 (’02), Milo lost 1-5 (’02)

vs. Tracy, Ohio State – McCullough lost 3-5 (’02), 2-5 (’01), Milo won 5-2 (’02), lost 3-5 (’01)

vs. Sonenblum, Brown – McCullough won 5-2 (’01 NCAAs), Milo lost 3-5 (’01 NCAAs)

vs. McKeehan, MIT – McCullough lost 3-5 (’01 NCAAs), Milo lost 2-5 (’01 NCAAs)

vs. Purcell, MIT – McCullough lost 1-5 (’01 NCAAs) and 0-5 (’00), Milo lost 3-5 (’01 NCAAs)

vs. Rix, Air Force – McCullough lost 3-5 (’01), Milo won 5-3 (’02), 5-2 (’01)