HONORS AND AWARDS:
Second Team All-MFC (2011)
AS A FRESHMAN: Concluded inaugural year with Irish program with a record of 20-7 … earned first monogram … travelled to New York for season-opening weekend at the NYU Invitational … at the NYU Invite, finished with a record of 6-1 including going 3-0 against NYU … clinched the overall match victory for the Irish en route to his first career collegiate win, defeating Columbia[apos]s Tomasz Otlowski 5-0 … secured the sabre victory in following matchup against Stevens Tech, taking down Dmitri Lamianski on the final touch, 5-4 … in perfect match against NYU, defeated Hugo Rodriguez (5-2), Ben Radding (5-2) and Vincent Dodson (5-1) … finished a perfect 7-0 at the Notre Dame Duals, notching wins against Detroit (1-0), Air Force (3-0), Wayne State (1-0), Northwestern (1-0) and Florida (1-0) … earned two big victories in Air Force match, clinching the sabre win with a 5-3 decision over Mike Gallagher and later clinching the overall match with a 5-3 triumph over NCAA participant Scott Pippin … finished with a mark of 5-1 the following day at the Northwestern Duals … opened with a 3-0 showing against Stanford, clinching the sabre victory with a 5-3 win over Jeremy Klepner … ended regular season with three victories at the Duke Duals, claiming one win in each of three matches against North Carolina, Duke and Johns Hopkins … earned second team all-MFC honors after reaching the quarterfinals of direct elimination draw at Midwest Fencing Conference Championships .. eventually fell to fellow Irish teammate Jason Choy (15-14) in the table of eight … later helped sabre squad claim the team weapon crown, part of the Irish claiming all six weapon titles … ended postseason at the NCAA Midwest Regional, finishing seventh with a mark of 4-5 in pool play.
PREP & PERSONAL: Fenced under the direction of Ohio State head coach Vladimir Nazlymov while attending St. Charles Preparatory High School in Columbus, Ohio … earned national ranking each of four year as well as capturing the state championship during his sophomore year … entered Notre Dame holding 10th in the rankings in the junior division as well as 30th in the senior division … competed in three junior events during the `10-11 circuit, earning points at two of the competitions … place 31st at the Preis der Chemiestadt in Dormagen for four points and finished 53rd at the Wurth-Junioren-Weltcup in Kunzelsau for two points … biggest thrill to-date is competing in Poland as a sophomore in high school … born in Columbus, Ohio, on September 26, 1991 … son of Peter and Nena Coccia … father graduated from Notre Dame in `72 … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as an Africana Studies major with a supplemental major in peace studies.
Coccia[apos]s Career Record