HONORS & AWARDS:
- MFC Epee Third-Place Finisher (2013)
- MFC Epee Ninth-Place Finisher (2014)
- First Team All-MFC (2013)
- Third Team All-MFC (2014)
AS A SENIOR: Wrapped the season with a 5-7 record and a 70-43 overall career mark in dual meets … went 1-0 at the DeCicco Duals and 3-2 at the NYU Invitational … team captain.
AS A JUNIOR: Posted a 16-15 mark on the season … helped the Irish to a second-place finish in their final Midwest Fencing Conference Championships … finished ninth in men’s epee at the MFC tournament to earn All-MFC honors … earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished the year with a 12-8 mark, providing crucial wins for the Irish later in the season … advanced to the semifinals at the Midwest Fencing Conference (MFC) Championships … finished tied with fellow Irishman Michael Rossi … posted impressive semifinal wins over Michael Friend (Lawrence) 15-13, Wilson Kwok (Indiana) 15-13, Andrew Aitken (Michigan) 15-10 and Alistair Murray (Northwestern) 15-11 … in the Northwestern Duals, posted perfect 3-0 and 2-0 marks against Cal Tech and North Carolina respectively … decisively beat Tar Heel epeeist Maxwell Tice-Lewis, five touches to one … squaring off against Johns Hopkins at the Duke Duals, defeated Mark Zimmerman 5-3 and out-touched Brent Schottenfeld, 4-2 … finished the day in Durham with a 3-4 mark … back at the Castellan Family Fencing Center, posted another perfect 3-0 mark against Detroit, with scores of 5-3, 5-4 and 5-1 against Titan opponents while competing in the Notre Dame Duals … earned first-team All-MFC Honors for first time in his career at the MFC championships … earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN: Participated in all five regular season dual events for the epee team, producing a 37-13 record … earned a monogram … compiled a 10-2 record at the Air Force Duals … defeated Kian Ameli (finished ninth at the NCAA Championships) from Stanford 5-4 … blanked members of UC San Diego (3-0), Swarthmore College (2-0) and Florida (3-0) at the Air Force competition … fashioned a 3-3 record at the St. John’s Duals, taking down Michael Raynis from No. 6 Harvard 5-1 … defeated Nicholas Vomero (finished fifth at the NCAA Championships) and Marat Israelian (finished 11th at the NCAA Championships) from No. 3 St. John’s … posted a 4-5 effort at the NYU Dual, which included a 2-1 match record over No. 9 Columbia … ranked second on the epee squad with a 15-1 record at the Notre Dame Duals … claimed five bouts by four touches or more at the home duals … finished 6-2 at the Northwestern Duals, sweeping Tae Je Lee (5-4), Sidney Buchbinder (5-2) and Jonathan Bayliss (5-1) from Cal Tech… finished 18th out of 77 participants at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships … 5-1 pool play record, while logging a +13 indicator (26-13) at the conference tournament … earned a monogram.
PREP & PERSONAL: Competed in fencing and golf while being home schooled in Ligonier, Pa. … earned varsity letters in golf sophomore through senior year, while fencing for the club team Hooked on Fencing … earned six national medals in competitive fencing events … took third place in the Sanity Claus Epee Open Tournament … placed 13th (out of 218 fencers) at the U-20 North American Cup event in Austin, Texas in November, 2011 … earned strongest finish on the North American Cup circuit with his third-place result in the U-19 division in July of 2011 … won the Iron Knight tournament put on by the Hooked on Fencing club … helped junior epee team capture second place at the Junior Olympics in February of 2011 … born in Johnstown, Pa. … son of Timothy Purdy and Letitia Berkey … ennrolled in the College of Science, with an intent to major in pre-med.