UND Roster

2015-16 Fencing Roster

Catherine Lee


Height 5'6''
Class Senior
Hometown Elizabethtown, KY
High School Central Hardin


  • 2016 NCAA Championships Women’s Epee Fifth Place
  • 2016 Second Team All-American
  • 2016 NCAA Midwest Regional Women’s Epee Champion
  • 2016 ACC Women’s Epee Champion
  • 2016 All-ACC
  • 2016 Team Most Valuable Epeeist
  • 2016 Team Captain
  • 2015 NCAA Midwest Regional Championships Women’s Epee Fifth Place
  • 2015 ACC Championship Women’s Epee Fourth Place
  • 2016 Walter M. Langford Memorial Award
  • 2015 DeCicco/Auriol Award
  • 2015 Yves Auriol Award

AS A SENIOR: Capped a standout year with an All-America nod and conference championship … finished in fifth place at the NCAA Championships, good for Second Team All-America honors with a 14-9 record … captured gold at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships … garnered the ACC women’s epee crown, defeating Boston College’s Olivia Adragna 15-11 in the championship bout … went 7-2 during team competition at ACCs to help the Irish capture their second straight ACC title … posted a 49-17 regular-season record … began the year with a fifth-place finish at the Penn State Open … followed up with a 13-2 performance at the Penn Elite Invitational … went 17-7 over two days at the Northwestern Duals … wrapped the regular season with an 11-4 showing at the Duke Duals … named the team’s most valuable epeeist … awarded the Walter M. Langford award for sportsmanship, leadership and teamwork … earned a monogram.

Had outstanding season with the Irish, accumulating a 54-18 season record … earned 10-4 mark at the Ohio State Elite Cup, 9-5 record at St. John’s and 11-3 mark at NYU Invites, 13-5 record at Northwestern Duals and 6-0 record at DeCicco Duals … helped women’s team clinch ACC Championship team title, and came in fourth individually … at Ohio State, went 2-1 against Pennsylvania, beating Alejandra Trumble 5-2 and Aleina Edwards 5-3 … earned three wins against North Carolina (Sarah Hanvy, 5-2, Elli Moreno, 5-1 and Samantha Galina, 5-4) … out-dueled Princeton’s Elizabeth Myers 3-2 and Christina Efthimion 5-2 … beat Rebecca Stanley of Penn State 3-1 … finished the day in victory against Ohio State’s Rebecca Rutan (5-1) … at St. John’s, earned two wins against Buckeye bouters Eugenia Falqui (5-3) and Mai Shaito (5-0) … earned 4-1 victory against Sara Moore (Penn State) … beat Harvard’s Julie Park 5-1 and Claire Dinhut, 5-3 … etched two wins against St. John’s foes Veronika Zuikova (5-4) and Isis Washington (5-3) … finished the tournament with 5-3 win against Mason Speta and 5-2 win against Katie Agen of Columbia … in NYU Invite, beat Yale’s Olivia Briffault 5-3 and Katherine Miller 5-4 … bested Amy Tong 5-2 and Speta 5-1 in match with Columbia … out-touched Northwestern’s Juliana Barrett 5-4 and Mandeep Bhinder 5-0 … beat St. John’s foes Ally Ruf (5-4) and Washington 5-2 … finished the tournament with a 3-2 overtime win against Alyssa Parkhurst, 5-2 against Marissa Posner and 5-1 against Cailyn Chiah, all of NYU … at Northwestern, out-touched Princeton’s Isabel Ford and Meyers 5-2 … beat Stephanie Wolf (Pennsylvania) 5-1 … won over Wildcat foes Bhinder (4-3), Barrett (5-2) and Helen Foster (5-3) … beat Alexandra Keft of Temple 5-2 … bested May Peterson (5-1)) and Becca Rose (5-4) of Stanford … finished the tournament with three straight wins against Virginia Long (5-0) and Waverly Hock (5-3) of Air Force and Natalie Chan (5-0) of UC San Diego … in DeCicco Duals, out-dueled Cydney McChesney 5-1 and Daniela Wood 5-0 of Wayne State, finishing the day with two wins against Michigan’s Mami Saw (5-0) and Joyce Xia (5-4) … at ACC Championship, went 5-1 in team play to help clinch first-ever women’s team title, then posted 13-2 record in pool play heading into the semifinals … lost to teammate Nicole Ameli, 15-11, and narrowly lost to Boston College’s Olivia Adragna 15-14 to settle for fourth place … at NCAA Midwest Regional, tied teammate Ashley Severson by record (12-4), but settled to fifth place by indicator … earned a monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Became a regular in the women’s epee rotation, amassing a 44-24 record … went 7-9 at NYU invitational, 8-7 at St. John’s Invite, 13-6 at Northwestern and 16-2 at DeCicco Duals … at NYU, went 2-1 against Yale, beating Alison Barton 5-2 and Brenda Seah 5-1 … bested Columbia’s Mason Speta 5-2 … earned a 5-3 win over Northwestern’s Juliana Barrett … out-touched St. John’s Isis Washington, 5-4 … etched a 5-2 victory against Lily Hu of NYU … finished the tournament 1-2 against Ohio State, beating Becca Rutan 5-4 and losing to Caroline Piasecka 5-2 and Eugenia Falqui 3-2 in overtime … at St. John’s beat Buckeye foes Laura Gurnowski 5-1 and Rutan, 5-2 … earned notable wins against Jessie Radanovich (5-4) and Sarah Waller (5-3) of Penn State … bested Emma Väggö (Harvard) 5-3 … earned two wins against St. John’s, 5-4 versus Alina Ferdman and 5-2 against Zsofia Fath … finished the day with 5-1 win against Vivian Rand of Columbia … at Northwestern, out-touched Stanford’s May Peterson (5-2) and Vivian Kong (5-2) … went on to beat Rita Somogyi (5-3) and Sarah Collins (5-4) of Duke … out-dueled Susannah Scanlan, 5-0 and Isabel Ford, 5-3 in match with Princeton … blanked Sara Jones 5-0 and beat Alejandra Trumble 5-1 of Pennsylvania … bested Temple’s Rachel Clark, 5-2, and went on to finish the day with two wins against North Carolina (5-1 versus Kacie Albert, 5-4 versus Kelley Hamill) and two wins against UC San Diego (5-2 to Laura Hawkins, 5-3 to Mariah Kreeger) … at DeCicco Duals, only two losses came to Penn State’s J. O’Neil-Lyublinski (1-0) and Jessie Radanovich (4-3) … beat Caitlin Thompson (5-1) and Maureen Forinash (5-0) of Cleveland State, Kaitlyn Wallace (5-3), Mandeep Bhinder (5-3) and Julianna Barrett (5-1) of Northwestern, Rachel Davis (5-0), Cydney McChesney (5-1) and Chelsea Miller (5-0) of Wayne State, Rebecca Stanley (5-3) of Penn State, Kaylah Berndt (5-4) an Roby Wong (5-4) of Detroit, Lauren Warner (5-4) and Essene Waters (5-2) of Purdue, Annamaria Lu (5-4), Emily Walsh (5-0) and Krista Burkhart (5-2) of Bradley to finish the tournament … earned a monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN: did not see action as a member of the Irish.

PREP & PERSONAL: Participated in club fencing at Central Hardin High School for coaches Les Stawicki and Max Dettlinger … also trained with the Louisville Fencing Center … finished in third place at a 2012 Junior North American Cup event … member of the French Club and Beta Club at Central Hardin … daughter of Jeff Lee and Lynn Bauer … has two brothers, Andrew and Carl … father, Jeff, wrestled at Campbell University … former Fighting Irish fencer Hayley Reese also competed with the Louisville Fencing Center … is currently enrolled in The College of Arts & Letters as a psychology major.

Lee’s Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2012-13 0 0 .000
2013-14 44 24 .647
2014-15 55 22 .702
2015-16 49 17 .742 5th
Career 144 64 .692 5th