UND Roster

2017-18 Fencing Roster

Jonah Shainberg


Class Senior
Hometown Rye, NY
High School Rye


  • 2017 NCAA Team Championship
  • 2017 NCAA Championships Men’s Sabre Fifth Place
  • 2017 Second Team All-American
  • 2015, 2016 NCAA Championships Men’s Sabre 12th Place
  • 2015, 2016 Third Team All-American
  • 2015 NCAA Midwest Regional Championship Men’s Sabre Runner-Up
  • 2016, 2017 NCAA Midwest Regional Championship Men’s Sabre Fourth Place
  • 2016 ACC Men’s Sabre Champion
  • 2015, 2017 ACC Championship Men’s Sabre Runner-Up
  • 2016 Co-ACC Men’s Sabreur of the Year
  • 2015, 2016, 2017 All-ACC
  • 2015, 2016, 2017 All-ACC Academic Team
  • 2015, 2017 Team Most Valuable Sabreur
  • 2017 Dan Mulligan Award
  • 2015 USA Fencing Championships Junior Men’s Sabre Silver Medalist


  • Finished the season with a 38-18 record through five contests
  • Opened season at the Elite Invitational with a record of 5-4
  • Posted a 9-2 record at the NYU Invitational
  • Concluded the regular-season with a 13-2 run at the Northwestern Duals
  • Wrapped the ACC Championships with a 6-2 record


  • Registered the most successful campaign of his Irish career, garnering Second Team All-American honors after finishing in fifth place at the NCAA Championships while helping the Irish to their ninth national championship
  • Went 15-8 with a +22 indicator during pool play at NCAAs
  • Finished in fourth place at the NCAA Midwest Championships to qualify for NCAA competition
  • Finished as the runner-up at the ACC Championships, falling to champion Pascual Di Tella (Duke) 15-6, but earning All-ACC recognition for the third straight season
  • Went 57-30 during dual meets, bringing his career record to 157-62
  • Set the Notre Dame single-season wins record for men’s sabre (57)
  • Finished the season ranking tied for eighth in ND history in career sabre wins
  • Finished the dual season with a 27-10 record over his final three meets (12-1 DeCicco Duals; 17-8 Northwestern Invitational; 8-1 ACC Team Championships)
  • Helped the Irish to their third straight ACC title
  • Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
  • Named team men’s sabre MVP
  • Honored as team Dan Mulligan Award winner for men’s sabre, presented to the sabreur “ “who best represents his/her team and University on and off the strip.”
  • Earned a monogram


  • Followed impressive freshman campaign with an even more noteworthy sophomore effort, highlighted by capturing the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Sabre title
  • Named the Co-ACC Men’s Sabreur of the Year
  • Went 6-2 during ACC team competition to help the Irish claim their second straight conference title  
  • Named a Third Team All-American for the second year in a row, finish in 12th place at the NCAA Championships  
  • Placed fourth at the NCAA Midwest Regional  
  • Went 55-12 during regular-season dual competition
  • Opened the season with a 10-4 record at the Penn Elite Invitational  
  • Went 8-0 on the first day of the DeCicco Duals
  • Turned in an 18-4 record at the Northwestern Duals  
  • Wrapped the regular-season with a 13-2 mark at the Duke Duals  
  • Earned a monogram


  • Finished runner-up in ACC Men’s Sabre competition, won the ACC Men’s Team title and finished 12th at NCAA Championship, good for honorable mention All-American honors  
  • Began the year with 9-4 mark at Ohio State Elite Cup, followed by a 9-6 showing in the St. John’s Invitational and a 6-3 mark in NYU Invite  
  • Etched 12-6 mark at Northwestern Duals, followed by 1-0 mark in DeCicco Duals and 8-1 record at ACC Championship
  • In ACC Championship, finished with 12-3 record in individual competition, losing to teammate Jonathan Fitzgerald in the title bout  
  • Finished second at NCAA Midwest Regional, sporting an 11-2 record  
  • At NCAA Championship, finished with 13-10 record
  • Named ACC Fencer of the Week on Jan. 28, 2015
  • Earned a monogram


  • Coached by former Olympian Archil Lortkipanidze growing up  
  • As a sophomore won bronze at Salt Lake City Junior Olympics (Junior level)  
  • As a junior, was a member of U.S. cadet national team  
  • Placed 10th at World Championships in Porec, Croatia
  • Earned silver medal at Cadet World Cup in Hungary  
  • Placed fifth at Cadet World Cup in Moscow, Russia  
  • Finished third both at Division I North American Cup (NAC) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and at Junior NAC in Louisville, Kentucky  
  • As a senior, won silver at Junior Summer Nationals in Columbus, Ohio, placing third at Division I Summer Nationals event in same location  
  • Graduated from Rye in June of 2014
  • Named to United States Fencing Association (USFA) All-Academic team and made school’s honor roll throughout prep career
  • Born in Stamford, Connecticut but now calls Rye, New York his hometown …
  • Hails from same area as Irish men’s swimmers Kevin Hughes and Richard Mannix and fellow Irish sabreist Madeline Gallagher
  • Oldest child of Paul and Robin Shainberg  
  • Has one younger brother, Matthew
  • Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business