UND Roster

2012-13 Fencing Roster

Kathryn Palazzoto


Class Freshman
Hometown Nutley, NJ
High School Academy of the Holy Angels

AS A SENIOR: Was a strong competitor for the Irish, finishing in 10th place at the Midwest Fencing Conference (MFC) Championships, good for honorable mention all-MFC honors … at NYU Invitational, logged seven wins … versus Yale was 2-1 in the Coles Sports Center … earned a pair of 5-3 wins against Columbia’s Sarah Gruman and Essane Diedro … was 1-1 against St. John’s, losing 5-1 to Margaret McDonald but besting Alexandra Tannous 5-3 in the following bout … was undefeated against host NYU, out-touching Kelsey Gibson 5-2 and blanking Yinyin Wu 5-0 … notched a 3-5 mark at the Northwestern Duals … versus Fairleigh Dickinson was 1-1 … nearly beat North Carolina’s Gillian Lytinski, but lost at the last moment 5-4 … out-dueled Cal Tech’s Shi En Kim 5-1 … won two of three bouts at the Duke Duals in Durham before posting an 8-1 mark at the Notre Dame Duals, her best of the season … versus Detroit was undefeated, earning 5-0, 5-1 and 5-1 wins against Katie Lang, Shannon Canavan and Eva Berndt respectively … logged a 5-2 win against Lawrence’s Shelby Guinn … finished the day with a 2-1 mark against the Air Force Academy … competing at the NCAA Midwest Regional, finished in 10th place … earned a monogram.

AS A JUNIOR: Placed 9th out of 53 participants at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships to claim honorable mention all-MFC honors … 4-1 with a +16 indicator (23-7) during pool play … downed Camille Dulac from Case Western 15-1 in the table of 32 … appearances in all four regular season duals events for the Irish, compiling a 28-22 record … earned a monogram … gathered in a 6-6 record at the St. John Duals, logging a pair of victories over competitors from No. 5 Colombia 2-1 … produced a 9-7 outing at the NYU Duals, taking down members of host NYU and Northwestern 2-1 in head-to-head bouts … posted a 3-2 record at the Notre Dame Duals … finished with a 10-7 record at the Northwestern Duals, sweeping Muniera Gesner (5-2), Dipti Kanthilal (5-1) and Alexandria Stanley (5-4) from UC San Diego.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Concluded second season with the Irish with a record of 18-6 … earned second monogram … travelled with sabre team to the NYU Invitational and St. John[apos]s Challenge, competing in two matches … notched first win of the season at the Notre Dame Duals, finishing with a record of 8-2 in bouts against Detroit (2-0), Cleveland State (1-0), Florida (1-0), Air Force (1-1), Swarthmore (2-1) and Wayne State (1-0) … earned first victory of the season against Detroit[apos]s Eva Berndt (5-1) … finished 6-1 the following day at the Northwestern Duals in matches against Fairleigh Dickinson (2-0), North Carolina (2-0), UC San Diego (1-0), Cal Tech (1-0) and Stanford (0-1) … concluded regular season with a 4-0 record at the Irish Duals against Chicago (1-0), Illinois (1-0) and Michigan State (2-0) … finished 20th at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships … finished pool play with a 4-2 record and a +10 indicator to enter direct elimination as the 20th seed … earned a victory over Mackenzie Caple of Michigan (15-5) in the round of 64 before falling to Victoria Harris of Ohio State (15-9) in the round of 32.

AS A FRESHMAN: Finished the regular season with a 27-6 record … competed in three tournaments for the Irish … started her collegiate career at the NYU invitational with a 3-0 showing … earned her first career win against NYU[apos]s Joann Reyes, 5-3 … posted an 8-0 record at the Notre Dame Duals … posted clean sheets against Lawrence, Michigan, Wisconsin, Chicago, Indiana and Detroit … finished 19th at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships … in the direct elimination round of 64, defeated Hillary Mohs of Case Western Reserve, 15-5, before falling to Michigan State[apos]s Harriet McTeague in a close match, 15-14, in the round of 32.

PREP & PERSONAL: Fenced in the A-strip sabre while attending Academy of the Holy Angels under the direction of former Irish fencer and two-time all-American Andre Crompton … selected team captain and earned a national ranking during her senior season … was a member of the Latin Honor Society … daughter of Michael and Cynthia Palazzoto … has one sibling, Matthew … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in finance as well as a supplementary degree in art history and design.

Palazzoto[apos]s Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2010 27 6 .828
2011 18 6 .750
2012 28 22 .560
Career 73 34 .682