HONORS & AWARDS
Captain (2010, 2011)
NCAA Runner-Up Finisher (2009)
NCAA Fifth-Place Finisher (2010)
NCAA Eighth-Place Finisher (2011)
NCAA 11th-Place Finisher (2008)
First Team All-American (2009)
Second Team All-American (2010, 2011)
Honorable Mention All-American (2008)
MFC Foil Champion (2010)
MFC Foil Runner-Up (2009)
MFC Foil Third-Place Finisher (2008)
First Team All-MFC (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
AS A SENIOR: Capped off career with fourth straight appearance at the NCAA Championships after putting together a 29-9 regular season that saw win total reach 191 for career … earned fourth monogram … named All-American for fourth time in career, receiving second-team honors … also named first-team all-MFC for fourth time in career … opened the year with a 9-4 record at the NYU Invitational, including a perfect 3-0 in the finale against Ohio State … clinched the foil victory over Columbia with 5-1 decision over Megan Ng … also clinched for the foil against Ohio State with a 5-3 triumph over fellow-NCAA qualifier Oksana Dmytruk … posted a 6-3 record the following day at the St. John’s Challenge … clinched the overall match for the Irish against Penn State with a 5-0 triumph over Olga Ostatnigrosh and later clinched the foil win over St. John’s after defeating Evgeniya Kirpicheva, 5-2 … went 5-1 at the home Notre Dame Duals … posted an 8-1 ledger at the Northwestern Duals … clinched the foil and overall match victory against Princeton with 5-0 decision over Hyun-Kyung Yuh … ended regular season with a lone victory in her only match at the Irish Duals against Chicago … started postseason action with gold-medal showing at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships … entered direct elimination as the top seed after going a perfect 6-0 in pool play with a perfect +30 indicator … after defeating teammate Rachel Beck (11-9) in the semifinals, went on to take down Northwestern’s Dayana Sarkisova, 15-6, in the gold medal bout … followed that up by claiming second at the NCAA Midwest Regional after finishing 6-3 with a +9 indicator … finished eighth at the NCAA Championships, concluding with a mark of 15-8 in round robin play with a +14 indicator … recipient of the Most Valuable Foilist and Walter M. Langford Memorial Award.
AS A JUNIOR: Earned second team All-America honors after finishing fifth at the 2010 NCAA Foil Championships … captured the 2010 Midwest Fencing Championship foil title and earned third straight selection as first team all-MFC … selected as the Irish most valuable foilist … finished the year with a record of 42-13 … opened up with a 9-7 mark at the NYU Invitational, including a 1-0 record against NYU with a 5-0 decision over Jennifer Lee … went 10-1 at the St. John’s Challenge, including perfect 3-0 marks against St. John’s and Columbia … earned the match-clinching point against both St. John’s (5-2 over Alanna Dunn) and Penn State (5-3 over Olga Ostatnigrosh) … posted a record of 18-4 at the Northwestern Duals, including 3-0 records against Stanford and Ohio State … concluded regular season with a 5-2 record at the Notre Dame Duals … went 3-0 against Michigan before going 2-1 against Northwestern … secured the title at the Midwest Fencing Championships, knocking off Oksana Dmytruk of Ohio State in the finals, 15-13 … advanced to the finals with wins over Kate Nelson (15-1) of Xavier, Jae-Eun Chong (15-5) of Michigan, Irish teammate Phenix Messersmith (15-0) and Devynn Patterson (15-11) of Northwestern … helped foil team to third-place finish, defeating Wayne State, 5-1, in the third-place match … earned third straight berth to the NCAA Championships, finishing third at the Midwest Regional … advanced to the regional semifinals with a 15-5 victory over teammate Darsie Malynn in the quarterfinals before falling to Oksana Dmytruk of Ohio State in the semifinals, 12-5 … earned third with a 4-2 decision over Allison Henvick of Ohio State … finished just outside the top four at the NCAA Championships, finishing round robin play with a 16-7 record and a +38 indicator.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished in second place at the NCAA Championships to earn first-team All-American honors … went 51-6 during the regular season … opened season at the St. John’s Duals, finishing 4-0 … went 6-4 at the NYU Invitational … finished 24-1 at the Northwestern Duals … her 24 wins led the Irish women’s foil team and included 3-0 marks against Johns Hopkins, Penn State, Cleveland State, North Carolina and Detroit … also beat 2007 national foil champion Doris Willette in Notre Dame’s victory over top-ranked Penn State at the Northwestern Duals … went over the 100 win mark for her career at the Northwestern Duals … turned in an impressive 17-1 record at the Notre Dame Duals, including going 3-0 against Michigan State … advanced to the finals of the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships to finish second and claim first-team all-conference honors … her lone loss at the championships came in the final versus Northwestern’s Samantha Nemecek, 15-12 … began the direct-elimination round of the tournament as the 11th seed … after a first round bye, beat Xavier’s Kate Nelson in the round of 64 and Chicago’s Annie Considine in the round of 32 … knocked off Northwestern’s Camille Provencal-Dayle, 15-5 … downed Ohio State’s Oksana Dmytruk, 10-9 … in the semifinals, defeated Northwestern’s Devynn Patterson, 15-2, to advance to the finals … Notre Dame’s top foil finisher at the NCAA Midwest Regional as she placed third to take home the bronze … finished with a 5-0 mark in pool play … in the final eight, posted a 15-8 win over Irish teammate Radmila Sarkisova to advance to the semifinals … fell to eventual champion Oksana Dmytruk of Ohio State, 15-9, in the semifinals … rebounded in the bronze medal bout to record a win over Ohio State’s Lindsay Knauer, 15-8 … her win marked the second consecutive year in which Reese has taken home the bronze at the NCAA Regionals … went 19-5 in round-robin of the NCAA Championships to advance to the semifinals … in the semifinal, beat Ohio State’s Oksana Dmytruk, 13-11 … lost to Penn State’s Doris Willette, 15-5, in the final … this came after beating Willette 5-0 in pool play.
AS A FRESHMAN: Finished in 11th place at the NCAAs to earn third team All-American honors … one of a record seven Notre Dame freshmen to appear in the NCAAs … earned first team all-Midwest Fencing Conference honors with a third place finish at the conference championships … recorded a 69-12 record (.852) on the season … her 69 wins tied Adi Nott for the most wins on the women’s foil squad … opened her collegiate dual season with a perfect 15-0 record at Air Force’s Western Invite, allowing only 19 touches and recording five shutouts … also notched a 5-3 win over Stanford’s Jessica Wacker … went 11-6 at the New York University Duals … went 10-1 at the Northwestern Duals on day one and 12-5 on day two for a combined 22-6 mark at the event … posted an impressive 21-0 mark at the Notre Dame Duals … opened collegiate career with a 14th place finish at the Penn State Open.
PREP & PERSONAL: Lettered with the cross country team as a freshman and sophomore at Oldham County High School while training under Les Stawicki at the Louisville Fencing Center (where she started fencing at the age of 12) … Stawicki is a former head coach of Poland’s Olympic Fencing team and now serves as head coach of the U.S. Paralympic Team … made fast progress under the direction of Stawicki, despite being only female foilist at the LFC club … state and regional fencing champ throughout her high school years (also nationally ranked each year) … National Merit finalist and scholarship winner who graduated first in her class … also member of the National Honor Society … member of the Notre Dame ROTC … twin sisters, Caitlin and Sarah, ran cross country at Auburn from 2001-04 … born February 8, 1990, in Okinawa, Japan … daughter of Bill and Michelle Reese … completing her degree in mechanical engineering from the College of Engineering.
Reese[apos]s Career Record