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Lee Kiefer Named ACC Female Fencer Of The Week

Jan. 24, 2017 By Joanne Norell

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — University of Notre Dame women’s fencing senior Lee Kiefer has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Female Fencer of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday.

In her first dual competition since returning to Notre Dame after a year spent training for the 2016 Rio Olympics, senior Lee Kiefer led the Irish with a perfect weekend at the St. John’s and NYU Invitationals. Kiefer went 20-0 on the weekend, appearing in seven of Notre Dame’s nine duals and helping the No. 3 Irish women defeat No. 4 Ohio State, No. 5 Penn State, No. 7 Harvard, NYU and Wayne State. The Irish senior from Versailles, Kentucky, also went 6-0 in two close losses to No. 1 Columbia.

Kiefer and the Irish will return to competition this Saturday and Sunday when they host the annual DeCicco Duals at the Castellan Family Fencing Center.

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Joanne Norell, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since 2014 and coordinates communications efforts for the Notre Dame women’s soccer, men’s tennis, women’s tennis and fencing programs. Norell is a 2011 graduate of Purdue University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication, and earned her master’s degree in sports industry management from Georgetown University in 2013.