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2019-20 Fencing Roster

Amanda Sirico

Epee


Height 5-4
Class Graduate Student
Hometown Bowie, MD
High School Alpha Omega Academy
Bio

HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • 2019 NCAA Championships Women’s Epee Runner-Up
  • 2017, 2018 NCAA Championships Women’s Epee Third Place
  • 2017, 2018, 2019 First Team All-American
  • 2018, 2019 NCAA Midwest Regional Champion Women’s Epee
  • 2017 NCAA Midwest Regional Championship Women’s Epee Third Place
  • 2017, 2018 ACC Champion Women’s Epee
  • 2018, 2019 ACC Fencer of the Year (women’s epee)
  • 2017, 2019 Notre Dame Women’s Epee MVP
  • 2018, 2019 ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • 2019 Notre Dame Monogram Club MVP
  • ACC Women’s Fencer of the Week (Feb. 1, 2017)

AS A SENIOR:

  • Posted the best season finish of her career with a second-place finish at the National Collegiate Fencing Championships after recovering from injury that limited her time on the strip
  • Went 18-4 on the season, bringing her career record to 120-29
  • Turned in a gold-medal performance at the Penn State Garret Open to begin the year
  • Opened the dual slate with a 10-1 outing at the Elite Invitational
  • Did not compete as an individual at the ACC Championships, but posted an 8-0 mark during team competition, scoring the winning point against Duke to capture the team title
  • Captured gold at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships for her second straight regional title
  • Went 19-4 in pool play at NCAAs to take the top seed in direct elimination
  • Defeated Princeton’s Tatjiana Stewart 14-12 in the national semifinal
  • Fell to Columbia’s Anne Cebula 5-3 in overtime after three passivity periods
  • Named the ACC Fencer of the Year for women’s epee
  • Named the ACC Women’s Fencing Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • Named the team’s MVP for Women’s Epee
  • Earned the team’s Ted Hodges Award, “presented to a Notre Dame fencer who, when faced with extraordinary adversity, did not merely endure, but prevailed”
  • Earned the team’s Rockne Student-Athlete Award
  • Named the women’s Monogram Club MVP
  • Earned a monogram

AS A JUNIOR:

  • For the second straight season, placed third at the National Collegiate Fencing Championships
  • Competing in all six contests on the year, racked up a record of 52-9
  • Went undefeated in the season opener, posting a 13-0 record
  • Finished the NYU Invitational with a 7-1 record
  • Went 14-3 in the regular-season finale at the Northwestern Duals
  • Captured her second straight ACC Championship in women’s epee
  • Wrapped the season with a 9-0 record during team competition at the ACC Championships
  • Named the ACC Fencer of the Year for women’s epee
  • Named the ACC Women’s Fencing Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • Named the Irish women’s epee MVP
  • Earned a monogram

AS A SOPHOMORE:

  • Turned in a breakout year during first season competing for Notre Dame, finishing in a third-place tie at the NCAA Championships and earning First Team All-America honors
  • Also turned in a third-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional to qualify for the NCAA Championship
  • Captured the ACC Championship in women’s epee, going undefeated during pool play to take the No. 1 seed into the semifinal
  • Went 7-2 during team play at ACCs to help the Irish to their third straight conference title
  • Assembled a 50-16 dual record
  • Began the season 7-5 at the Elite Invitational
  • Went 12-3 to lead the Irish at the St. John’s Invitational
  • Went 3-2 at the NYU Invite
  • Went 4-0 at the DeCicco Duals, including winning the clinching point in Notre Dame’s 14-13 win over Northwestern on Jan. 28, 2017
  • Named the ACC Women’s Fencer of the Week the following Tuesday (Feb. 1, 2017)
  • Finished the regular season with a 17-4 mark at the Northwestern Invitational
  • Named the team’s most valuable women’s epeeist
  • Earned a monogram

AS A FRESHMAN:

  • Did not compete for the Irish

PREP AND PERSONAL:

  • Competed internationally as a member of Team USA all throughout prep career
  • At one point was ranked first at the Cadet level, fourth at the Junior level and sixth in the Senior national rankings
  • Clinched the title both at the 2012 Grenoble Cadet World Cup and the 2013 Goteberg Junior World Cup
  • Took second at the Klagenfurt Cadet World Cup
  • As a senior, took third at the Dijon Junior World Cup and finished sixth at the Goteberg Junior World Cup
  • Placed eighth at Junior World Championships and was selected as a member of the 2014 USA Junior World Team
  • Graduated from Alpha Omega Academy in Huntsville, Texas, in July of 2014
  • Oldest daughter of Thomas and Cynthia Sirico, both of whom fenced at the University of Texas -El Paso (UTEP)
  • Has two younger sisters, Brooke and Meghan
  • Born in El Paso, Texas, but calls Bowie, Maryland home these days
  • From same area as Irish men’s basketball player Jerian Grant
  • Enrolled in First Year of Studies with the intent to major in anthropology