UND Roster

2011-12 Fencing Roster

Diane Zielinski


Height 5'7''
Class Sophomore
Hometown Bernardsville, NJ
High School Bernards

Second Team All-MFC (2009)
Honorable Mention All-MFC (2011)

AS A SENIOR: Earned fourth monogram … finished with a regular season record of 26-13, pushing her career totals to 162-72 … competed in all four regular season duals … defeated Tasha Domashowetz from No. 2 Ohio State 5-4 at the St. John[apos]s Duals … took down Hye Yeon Glass (5-2), Christina Lai (5-4) and Lyssie Parkhurst (5-2) from host NYU at the NYU Duals … produced a 13-1 record at the Notre Dame Duals … surpassed Detroit[apos]s Kaylah Berndt (5-0) and Paige Zmudczynski (5-2) in the 9-0 match sweep for the epee squad over the Titans … rose past Florida[apos]s Natasha Hajal (5-0) and Marisa Petrick (5-1) during the 8-1 epee team victory over the Gators … finished with a 9-7 mark at the Northwestern Duals … defeated members of both Stanford and North Carolina 2-1 at the Northwestern Duals.

AS A JUNIOR: Concluded the year with a 31-28 record in epee … earned third monogram … opened the year going 6-11 at the NYU Invitational … earned first victory of the year against Tasha Garcia of Yale, 5-1 … secured a pair of victories against NYU, taking down Vicki Sheng (5-1) before defeating Hye Yeon Glass (5-1) … competed in all five bouts at the St. John[apos]s Challenge, finishing with a 1-9 mark … secured lone win of the day against Ohio State, clinching the epee point for the squad with a 5-4 triumph over Katarzyna Dabrowa … returned home to the Notre Dame Duals, piecing together a record of 7-3 … went a perfect 3-0 in the event opener against Lawrence, while going 2-0 against Detroit, 2-1 against Cleveland State and 0-2 against Northwestern … posted a double-digit win total the following day at Northwestern Duals, finishing with a 10-3 mark … opened the event going 3-0 against Fairleigh Dickinson … also notched a perfect sheet against Cal Tech … earned crucial victory against Princeton to help secure a 14-13 victory, taking down NCAA participant Phoebe Caldwell, 4-3, in extra time … ended regular season with a 7-1 record at the Irish Duals in matches against Chicago (2-1), Illinois (3-0) and Michigan State (2-1) … got postseason underway at Midwest Fencing Conference Championships, earning ninth place … result secured honorable mention all-MFC honors for the junior … also helped women[apos]s epee squad capture team weapon title the following day en route to the Irish claiming all six weapon concentrations for the first time in conference history … ended season at NCAA Midwest Regionals, going 2-7 in pool play for a ninth-place result … recipient of the Polly DeCicco/Georgette Auriol Women[apos]s Epee Leadership Award.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished the season with a regular season record of 59-27 … posted a record of 9-9 at the season opening NYU Invitational, including a 3-0 mark against NYU en route to a 23-4 team win … secured the match-clinching point against Harvard at the St. John[apos]s Challenge after defeating Felicia Sun, 5-4 … went 25-9 at the Northwestern Duals, recording perfect bout records against Fairleigh Dickinson, Stanford, San Diego, North Carolina, Cal Tech, Lawrence, Wayne State, Detroit and Cleveland State … also clinched the match against North Carolina with her victory over Camilla Powerza, 5-3 … ended the regular season with a 21-1 record at the Notre Dame Duals, including an impressive win over Kayley French of Northwestern, 5-2 … also clinched the match for the Irish against Chicago with her win over Krista Nicoletto, 5-0 … finished 20th at the Midwest Fencing Championships … dispatched Brittany Melton of Purdue in the round of 64, 15-0, before falling to Alandra Greenlee of Michigan State in the second round, 15-13 … team captured epee title at the Midwest Fencing Championships, defeating second-seeded Northwestern in the finals, 5-1 … placed 14th at the NCAA Midwest Regionals … fell to Karalina Collins of Northwestern in the first round of direct elimination (15-14) before losing to Elyse Gurnowski of Ohio State in her second bout (15-11).

AS A FRESHMAN: Ended the season with a regular season record of 46-4 … opened her season by going 0-1 at the St. John[apos]s Duals … had a perfect showing at the NYU Invitational, finishing 6-0 with three wins apiece against Yale and NYU … recorded her first career win against Yale[apos]s Tasha Garcia (5-1) … had an impressive day at the Northwestern Duals (15-1) … went 3-0 against Fairleigh Dickinson, Lawrence and Wayne State at the Northwestern Duals … tied for the Irish women[apos]s epee team lead with 25 wins at the Notre Dame Duals (finished 25-2) … went 3-0 against Oberlin, Cal Tech, Lawrence, and Cleveland State at the Notre Dame Duals … finished in seventh place at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships to earn second-team all-conference honors … began the direct elimination portion of the tournament as the seventh seed … after a first round bye, beat Carolyn Grindon of Case Western, 15-5, in the round of 64 and Wisconsin[apos]s Lara Szpak, 15-8, in the round of 32 … in the round of 16, knocked off Northwestern[apos]s Sara Peck, 15-6 … lost to Ohio State[apos]s Julia Tikonova, 15-10, in the quarterfinals to finish seventh … beat Ohio State[apos]s Miriam Baranov in the seventh-place bout, 15-12.

PREP & PERSONAL: Four-year letter winner in fencing at Bernards High School … coached by Glen Blekicki and Yakov Danilenko … finished all four years in the national rankings … conference and regional champion her sophomore, junior and senior seasons … ranked 118th in the world junior rankings entering her first season at Notre Dame … placed first at the 2006 Div. II Summer Nationals … finished sixth in the 2008 Junior Olympic Championships and fifth in the 2007 Div. IA Summer Nationals … trained at the Medeo Fencing Club … youngest of three children … oldest brother, David, played hockey at Wagner while her other brother, Daniel, fenced at John Hopkins (graduated in `09) … daughter of Thomas and Jane Zielinski … earned a degree in managment consultation from the Mendoza College of Business.

Zielinkski[apos]s Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2009 46 4 .920
2010 59 27 .686
2011 31 28 .525
Career 136 59 .697