UND Roster

2012-13 Fencing Roster

Jack Piasio


Class Senior
Hometown DuBois, PA
High School Georgetown Prep

Second Team All-MFC (2011)
Honorable Mention All-MFC (2012)

AS A SENIOR: Was a strong competitor for the Irish, logging a 29-23 mark, bringing his career record to 119-64 … had a shaky start at the St. John’s Invite, posting a 0-7 mark … regrouped and came on strong the next day at NYU Invite, going 10-4, his best record of the season … versus Yale, earned a 2-1 mark … started by besting Benjamin `appin-Kasirier in overtime, 5-4 … continued with a close, 5-4 win against Cornelius Saunders … was 1-1 against Columbia … versus North Carolina, earned a 5-1 win against Hayden Haberle and out-touched Parker Williams 5-3 … against St. John’s, notched 5-3 and 3-2 wins against Trevor Shepard and Andrew Dobbie … versus Dobbie, earned the overtime upset … was undefeated against NYU, touting a pair of 5-3 wins against Enrique Cavazos and Steven Lee … at Northwestern Duals, was 5-6 … the following week notched a 4-4 mark … at home, was 10-1 in the Notre Dame Duals … was undefeated against Wayne State, Detroit, Northwestern and Chicago … narrowly lost, 5-4 to Air Force’s Nathan Sorensen … at Midwest Fencing Conference (MFC) Championships, finished 17th … competed at NCAA Midwest Regionals, finishing in eighth place … earned a monogram.

AS A JUNIOR: Finished 12th out of 77 participants at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships to cop honorable mention all-MFC honors … won five of six tilts during pool play, posting a +11 indicator (27-16) … competed in all five regular season duals for the epee squad, logging a 41-25 record … earned a monogram … started the season 10-4 at the Air Force Duals, gathering 3-0 match victories over Swarthmore College and Florida … posted a 6-6 record at the St. John[apos]s Duals, defeating Alen Hadzik (placed second at the NCAA Championships) from No. 9 Columbia 5-3 … defeated Kristian Boyadzhiev from No. 1 Ohio State (tied for third at the NCAA Championships) 3-2 to take the 5-4 match victory over the Buckeyes … led the entire Irish roster with a 12-5 record at the NYU Duals … took down Hadzik for the second time, 5-3, and cruised to a 3-0 match record over No. 9 Columbia … defeated host NYU (3-0) … had an 8-2 showing at the Notre Dame Duals, overcoming Nathan Kumar (5-1), Darren Winston (5-2) and Michael Ramlow (5-4) of Wayne State … recipient of the Yves Auriol Award, given to the most improved fencer.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Concluded second season with a record of 23-10 (.697) en route to earning second monogram … opened the year with a pair of victories at the NYU Invitational, both of which came in the match against Columbia … registered wins over Ty Hinderson (5-1) and Sean Leahy (5-1) … victory over Leahy also clinched the epee in the match … competed in one match at the St. John[apos]s Challenge, falling on the final touch to Columbia[apos]s Magnus Ferguson 5-4 … finished with a record of 7-3 at the Notre Dame Duals … posted a perfect 2-0 record against Wayne State, defeating both Joe Fresard (5-4) and Matt Hoffman (5-2) … notched a win the following match against Northwestern, downing Phil Szalwinski 5-4 … earned single wins against Lawrence (Matthew DeStasio, 5-2), Swarthmore (Ben Yelsey, 5-0) and Cleveland State (Patrick Weber, 5-1) as well … registered a 6-2 ledger at the Northwestern Duals, including putting together his first 3-0 sheet on the year against Princeton … earned the overall match-clinching point in the bout at 14-4, defeating Mike Elfassy 5-4 … took down Kian Ameli for lone win against Stanford, 5-1 … went a perfect 2-0 against Cal Tech, including a 3-0 victory over Jonathan Schor … ended the regular season going 8-1 at the Irish Duals with clean sheets against both Illinois and Michigan State … clinched the epee victory over Chicago with 5-1 win over Mike Dunn … began postseason competition at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championship, entering epee direct elimination as the 10th seed after finishing pool play with a 5-1 record and a +15 indicator … reached the quarterfinals of elimination after recording victories over Brendan O[apos]Flaherty of Lawrence (15-3), Narayan Pathi of Ohio State (15-11) and Kristian Boyadzhiev of Ohio State (15-14) before falling to teammate James Kaull (15-10) in the table of eight … also helped epee team capture the team title at the Conference Championship.

AS A FRESHMAN: Finished the season with a 20-6 record … battled for a 1-0 record vs. Detroit and a 2-1 ledger vs. Northwestern at the Northwestern Duals … went 2-0 vs. UC-San Diego and clinched the epee victory for the Irish with a 5-3 victory over James Galamba … had a clean sheet vs. John[apos]s Hopkins … at the Notre Dame Duals, secured clean sheets vs. Lawrence, Michigan, Northwestern, Michigan State, Illinois, Chicago, Cleveland State, and Indiana … clinched the epee win vs. Michigan State[apos]s Adam Erickson 5-2 … took home three wins vs. Purdue … marked up four wins in pool play action at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championship … took down Eli Bader of Northwestern 15-10 in the round of 64 before being defeated by Steven Moyers of Michigan State 14-15.

PREP & PERSONAL: While attending Georgetown Prep, fenced under the direction of Janusz Smolanski … earned varsity letters in each of his sophomore through senior seasons, helping his team to undefeated and conference championships in each season as well … named MVP in his sophomore through senior years … named team captain as a junior and senior … earned a 14th place finish at the NAC B in St. Louis in 2008 … son of Mark and Paula Piasio … father played lacrosse for Johns Hopkins … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in finance.

Piasio[apos]s Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2010 26 6 .812
2011 23 10 .696
2012 41 25 .621
Career 90 41 .687