UND Roster

2018-19 Fencing Roster

Elyssa Kleiner

Foil


Height 5-7
Class Senior
Hometown San Francisco, CA
High School The Urban School
Bio

HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • 2018 NCAA Championships Women’s Foil Third Place
  • 2018 ACC Women’s Foil Champion
  • 2018 NCAA Midwest Regional Runner-Up
  • 2016 NCAA Midwest Regional Women’s Foil Sixth Place
  • 2016, 2019 ACC Championship Women’s Foil Runner-Up
  • 2016, 2018, 2019 All-ACC
  • 2017 ACC Championship Women’s Foil Fifth Place
  • 2017 Yves Auriol Award
  • 2019 Alice “Dit” Langford Award
  • 2019 Walt Langford Memorial Award
  • ACC Fencer of the Week (Feb. 8, 2017)

AS A SENIOR:

  • Went 17-11 to improve career record to 137-40
  • Tied for third at the Penn State Garret Open to start the year
  • Competed in only the individual tournament at the ACC Championship, capturing second place.
  • Fell to teammate Amita Berthier in the championship bout at ACCs
  • Earned All-ACC recognition for the third time in her career
  • Posted her best regular-season outing at Northwestern, going 10-2 on the day
  • Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
  • Earned the team’s Alice “Dit” Langford Award for leadership in women’s foil
  • Earned the team’s Walt Langford Memorial Award, “recognizing sportsmanship, leadership and teamwork.”
  • Earned a monogram

AS A JUNIOR:

  • Recorded the best finish of her career, placing third at the NCAA Championships in women’s foil
  • Went 18-5 in round-robin fencing at NCAAs, earning the second seed into direct elimination.
  • Fell to teammate Sabrina Massialas in the semifinal bout
  • Also came in second place at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships
  • Finished the season with a 33-10 dual record
  • Started the season posting an 8-1 record at the Elite Invitational
  • Competed at the St. John’s Invitational, finishing with a record of 5-1
  • Went 8-3 at the Northwestern Duals
  • Concluded the regular season with a 6-2 record at the ACC Championships in the team competition
  • Earned a monogram

AS A SOPHOMORE:

  • Posted a 44-4 mark on the year
  • Opened the season 8-2 at the Elite Invitational
  • Went 3-1 at the St. John’s Invite and 4-0 at the NYU Invite the next day
  • After going 20-1 at the Northwestern Duals, was named the ACC Fencer of the Week
  • Went 9-0 during team competition at the ACC Championships to help the Irish win their third straight conference title
  • Claimed the team’s Yves Auriol Award for most improved fencer
  • Earned a monogram

AS A FRESHMAN:

  • Had an impressive freshman campaign headlined by All-ACC recognition after finishing as the conference runner-up at the ACC Championships
  • Fenced eventual champion and teammate Sabrina Massialas in the gold-medal bout at the ACC Championships, falling 15-12
  • Finished sixth at the NCAA Midwest Regionals
  • Turned in a 43-15 regular-season record
  • Opened the year with a 6-3 mark at the Penn Elite Invitational
  • Went 5-1 on the first day of the DeCicco Duals
  • Posted a 13-7 mark at the Northwestern Duals
  • Wrapped the regular season with a 13-2 mark at the Duke Duals
  • Earned a monogram

PREP AND PERSONAL:

  • Graduated from the Urban School in June 2015
  • Fences with current Irish teammate Sabrina Massialas and former Irish foilist Gerek Meinhardt at the Massialas Foundation
  • Daughter of Gregg Kleiner and Cathlin Milligan
  • Has an older sister, Helena
  • Full name is Elyssa Rachel Kleiner
  • Enrolled in the First Year of Studies