Sophomore Jonah Shainberg took gold in Division I men's sabre on Friday at the October North American Cup in Richmond, Va.

Irish Kick Off Season At North American Cup

Oct. 13, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. – The University of Notre Dame fencing team kicked off the season last weekend with individual competition at the USA Fencing 2015 October North American Cup at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

Jonah Shainberg snared gold in Division I men’s sabre on Friday to kick off the weekend for the Irish, while freshman Sabrina Massialas picked up silver and senior Nicole McKee grabbed bronze in Division I women’s foil to wrap the weekend on Sunday.

Irish graduates Gerek Meinhardt and Kelley Hurley also impressed on the weekend, with Meinhardt – who is pursuing his MBA in the Mendoza College of Business – taking first in Division I men’s foil and Hurley capturing third in Division I women’s epee.

The Irish will take part in their first collegiate competition of the season at the Penn State Open on November 8 in State College, Pennsylvania.

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USA Fencing 2015 October North American Cup
October 9-12, 2015
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Richmond, Va.
Division I Men’s Sabre
1. Jonah Shainberg
31. Ian Jones
39. Jonathan Fitzgerald
Division I Men’s Foil
1. Gerek Meinhardt (’13 graduate)
13. Michael Antipas
34. John Crumpler
Division I Women’s Epee
3. Kelley Hurley (’13 graduate)
6. Courtney Hurley (’10 graduate)
11. Madeline Antekeier
28. Ashley Severson
35. Catherine Lee
80. Amanda Sirico (hiatus)
Division II Women’s Foil
87. Reagan Fitzgerald
Division I Men’s Epee
33. James Kaull (’13 graduate)
69. Darius Zacharakis
78. Nick Hanahan
183. John Poremski
Division I Women’s Foil
2. Sabrina Massialas
3. Nicole McKee
10. Elyssa Kleiner
20. Madison Zeiss (’15 graduate)
38. Erin Dietsche

By Joanne Norell, Athletics Communications Assistant