UND Roster

2014-15 Fencing Roster

Ashley Severson


Height 5'7''
Class Senior
Hometown Franklin Lakes, NJ
High School Ramapo


NCAA Fifth-Place Finisher (2012)

Second Team All-American (2012)

MFC Epee Runner-Up Finisher (2012)

MFC Epee 10th-Place Finisher (2013)

First Team All-MFC (2012)

Honorable Mention All-MFC (2012)

AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished the year in 10th place at the Midwest Fencing Conference (MFC) Championships, earning Honorable Mention All-MFC accolades … boasted the best individual record of any weapon, women or men, with a 57-10 mark … at St. John[apos]s Invite logged a 4-6 bout record, but improved dramatically the following day at NYU to go 10-2 … in Carnesecca Arena, won first bout against Ohio State[apos]s Tasha Domashovetz, 5-2 … continued her winning ways against Penn State, posting a perfect 3-0 undefeated record versus the Nittany Lions … defeated eventual NCAA third-place finisher Margherita Guzzi-Vincenti in a convincing 5-3 bout … lost a couple one-touch bouts versus Harvard … struggled versus host St. John[apos]s, but regrouped the following day and was undefeated against Yale and NYU … blanked Bulldog bouter Allison Barton 5-0 … against Northwestern, went 2-1, winning in overtime 3-2 against Courtney Dumas … lone loss came to Dumas[apos] teammate Kate Cavanaugh, who bested the Irishwoman 5-3 … traveling to the Wildcat[apos]s home gym for the Northwestern Duals, posted her best individual tournament record of the year with a 22-2 mark … of the two losses, one came on the opposing side of an overtime priority gain by Princeton[apos]s Hannah Safford … blanked Fairleigh Dickinson[apos]s Liz Inalman 5-0, after a 5-2 win versus Tanya Rivera … narrowly escaped with the 5-4 win against Christine Forsythe to conclude the match with the Knights … was a strong combatant for the Irish the rest of the day, winning the majority of her bouts by lopsided 5-1 or 5-2 scores … at both the Duke Duals and Notre Dame Duals went undefeated, in Durham posting a 9-0 mark and at the Castellan Family Fencing Center, logging a 12-0 record … versus Penn State scored a duet of 5-0 wins … against Duke, won all three bouts with matching 5-2 scores … in bouts with North Carolina, beat Alexandra Mead 5-1 and out-dueled Kelley Hamill 5-0 … finished last bout in Durham victorious, 5-3 versus Lidea Shahidi … at Notre Dame Duals, had the closes bout of any epeeist when she emerged ahead of Northwestern[apos]s Dumas, 2-1, to win in overtime … lost in overtime at the MFC Championships 13-12 to finish in 10th place at the conference event … at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, had an identical record to senior squad partner Ewa Nelip but finished behind the Polish prodigy with a +22 indicator to Nelip[apos]s +27.

AS A FRESHMAN: Selected as the women[apos]s epee Most Valuable Player … named second team All-America after finishing fifth at the NCAA Championships in the epee – the showing was the best at the NCAA meet by a Notre Dame freshman … recorded a 16-7 mark during the round robin portion of the tournament, registering a +25 indicator (100-75) to narrowly miss direct elimination … placed third at the NCAA Midwest Regionals … finished 2nd out of 54 participants at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships to claim all-MFC first team honors … stormed through pool play unbeaten at 5-0, outpointing the opposition by a cumulative 25-5 touch differential … dropped Brianne Hefner of Wayne State 15-2 during the table of 32 … earned a 15-3 decision against Erin vonKronenberger of Michigan State in the table of 16 … competed in the first three regular season dual events for the Irish, producing a 36-8 record … earned a monogram … led the Fighting Irish roster in wins with a 12-3 record at the St. John[apos]s Duals … defeated Felica Sun (5-2), Nadia Eldieb (5-1) and Emma Vaggo (5-2) of Harvard at the St. John[apos]s tournament … added a pair of victories over Emma Peterson (5-1), Katya English (5-1), and clinched the match with a 5-4 triumph over Natalie Gegan of Columbia … powered Notre Dame at the NYU Duals with an 11-3 record, posting a perfect 3-0 mark against opponents from St. John[apos]s … gathered a 13-2 record at the Notre Dame Duals, downing Hannah Provenza (5-2), Pamela Shapiro (5-1) and Alex Opechowski (5-2) in an individual sweep of Chicago.

PREP & PERSONAL: Attended Ramapo High School while participating in fencing at the New York Athletic Club as a member of the epee team under the direction of Aladar Kogler … member of both the 2010 Cadet and Junior World teams … finished 20th at Cadet World Championships … member of Junior Women[apos]s epee silver medalist team as well claiming gold medal at the [apos]10 Cadet Junior Olympics … earned fifth-place finishes at both the [apos]10 Junior Summer Nationals and Senior Summer Nationals … secured the silver medal as part of senior team at Summer Nationals … earned pair of top-three finishes, capturing third at the [apos]10 Division I North American Cup (NAC) A as well as finishing second at the [apos]10 Junior NAC B event … took to international competition, placing fifth at the Junior World Cup in Burgos, Spain in [apos]10 … earned another top-10 result at the international cadet circuit in [apos]10 in Grenoble, France (finished 10th) … earned two top-16 finishes in Junior World Cup events in Goteborg, Sweden and Modling, Austria … finished fifth at Cadet NAC A in [apos]09 as well as at the [apos]09 Junior Summer Nationals … concluded in second at the [apos]09 Cadet Summer Nationals, while capturing the gold in Senior Team competition at same event … finished eighth at the [apos]09 Junior NAC C event … earned pair of results in Goteborg, Sweden, finishing third in international cadet circuit before grabbing a top-16 result at the Junior World Cup … born in Franklin Lakes, N.J. … daughter of Gary and Marianne Severson … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.

Severson[apos]s Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2012 36 8 .818 5th
2013 57 10 .851
Career 93 18 .838