HONORS AND AWARDS:
NCAA Sabre Ninth-Place Finisher (2013)
NCAA Sabre Seventh-Place Finisher (2012)
Third-Team All-American (2013)
Second-Team All-American (2012)
MFC Sabre Fifth-Place Finisher (2013)
MFC Sabre Eighth-Place Finisher (2012)
Second-Team All-MFC (2012, 2013)
MFC Sabre Third-Place Finisher (2011)
First-Team All-MFC (2011)
AS A JUNIOR: Finished ninth at the NCAA Championships and fifth at the Midwest Fencing Conference (MFC) Championships … earned Third-Team All-America status and Second-Team All-MFC accolades … at the St. John’s Invitational finished 9-6, the best sabre record on the day for the Irish … against Ohio State was undefeated, narrowly escaping with a 5-4 victory over defending NCAA Champion Max Stearns … narrowly lost to eventual NCAA Runner-Up Shaul Gordon of Penn State, 5-4, and struggled against his Nittany Lions cohorts … regained his momentum against Harvard, remaining undefeated against Crimson combatants … lost against St. John’s Sean Buckley, 5-3, but came back with a 5-2 win against Daryl Homer … finished the day 1-2 against Columbia with an impressive victory over Columbia’s Geoffrey Loss, 5-2 … went 5-5 at the NYU Invitational … had a pair of 5-4 wins against Columbia in the Coles Sports Center … bested North Carolina’s Sam Austin, 5-3, before being out-dueled by Tar Heel Jackson Bryant-Comstock, 5-4 … regrouped and earned the one-touch victory over Nate Wiecha … continued his winning ways against host NYU, eeking out a 5-4 victory against Andrew Kelly … at Northwestern Duals, posted second-best record on the sabre squad with a 9-6 mark … after posting 1-2 bout records against Ohio State and Princeton, reversed the trend and went 2-1 versus Stanford … defeated Jeremy Klepner and Cameron Lindsay with matching 5-3 marks … won two bouts against Cal Tech with a duet of 5-0 wins … defeated Drew Dickson of UC-San Diego 5-2 … against North Carolina, out-dueled Wiecha and Jonathan Blake 5-4 and 5-0, respectively, but fell to Bryant-Comstock, 5-2 … won two out of three bouts against Penn State at the Duke Duals, posting the only losing record of an individual event all season with a 4-5 mark … at Notre Dame Duals, went undefeated to earn a 7-0 record … was one of three Irish sabreists to post a matching undefeated mark … the next week at MFC Championships, battled his way to a spot in the quarterfinals … earned lopsided victories over Scott Ginebaugh (Wayne State) 15-2, LaMont Allen (Indiana) 15-6 and Jing Xun Quek (Chicago) 15-6 … was out-touched by Irish teammate John Hallsten to just miss entering the semi-finals … at the NCAA Midwest Regional, notched a 10-3 mark with a +29 indicator, good enough for third place … in San Antonio, finished the first day with a 9-6 mark, good for seventh place … finished the competition in 10th place with a 13-10 docket, +11 indicator, copping Third-Team All-American accolades.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished seventh in the sabre at the NCAA Championships to cop All-America second team honors … pieced together a 14-9 mark in pool play, capping tournament competition with a +13 indicator (92-79) … placed eighth out of 72 participants at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships, earning second team all-MFC recognition … emerged from pool play with a perfect 5-0 record and a 25-6 advantage in touches against opponents … downed Matt Lindley of Xavier 15-4 in the table of 64 … overpowered Lawrence[apos]s Alan Duff 15-1 to advance out of the table of 32 … logged a 15-6 decision against Cleveland State[apos]s Tom Bienvenu during table of 16 play … posted a regular season record of 36-15 that ranked third on the sabre team in wins … achieved an 11-1 mark at the Air Force Duals, posting five clean sheets … downed Aleksander Ochocki (two-time national sabre champion and four-time All-American) from No. 4 Penn State 5-1 at the St. John[apos]s Duals … captured two wins over No. 6 Harvard to add to overall showing at the St. John[apos]s Duals … recorded a 5-4 outing at the NYU Duals, sweeping opponents from Yale (2-0) and NYU (3-0) … completed a perfect 3-0 effort at the Notre Dame Duals, with bout victories over Illinois (1-0) and Wayne State (2-0)… fashioned an 11-2 record at the Northwestern Duals … led the sabre team with a 3-0 match record in the 5-4 team victory over No. 2 Princeton … knocked off Princeton[apos]s 2012 NCAA Championship third-place medalist Philip Dershwitz 5-3 at the Northwestern Duals.
AS A FRESHMAN: Enjoyed strong freshman campaign, finishing with overall record of 24-6 … earned first monogram … opened the year with a 5-1 record at the NYU Invitational, posting wins against Yale (1-0), Columbia (1-0), Stevens Tech (2-0) and NYU (1-1) … earned first collegiate win with narrow 5-4 victory over Yale[apos]s Adam Fields … did not compete the following day at the St. John[apos]s Challenge … concluded the Notre Dame Duals with a record of 7-1, registering wins against Detroit (1-0), Air Force (2-0), Northwestern (1-0), Florida (1-0), Lawrence (1-0) and Swarthmore (1-0) … did not allow a touch in beating Detroit[apos]s Logan Clements 5-0 to begin event … proceeded to shut out NCAA participant Scott Pippin in following match against Air Force 5-0 before defeating Emerson Woerner 5-3 … at the Northwestern Duals, finished with a record of 4-0 in matches against Cal Tech (1-0), UC San Diego (2-0) and North Carolina (1-0) … clinched the sabre victory against North Carolina, dispatching Samuel Austin 5-1 … ended regular season at the Duke Duals, posting a record of 6-3 aided by a 3-0 showing against Johns Hopkins … clinched the 5-4 sabre win over North Carolina with a 5-2 triumph over David Winer … earned first team all-MFC distinction after reaching the semifinals of direct elimination at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships … defeated Jakub Gibczynski of Wayne State (15-10) in quarterfinal matchup before falling to eventual champion Rhys Douglas of Ohio State, 15-9, in the semis … the following day, helped the sabre unit capture the team weapon crown … concluded season with a fourth-place showing at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, finishing with a 5-4 record and a +2 indicator.
PREP & PERSONAL: Fenced for the Oregon Fencing Alliance – a pipeline for sabreists attending Notre Dame – while going to Aloha High School in Beaverton, Ore. … competed at a World Cup event in New York (June 18, 2010), finishing 109th … biggest thrill to-date was placing in the top eight at the Penn State Open … son of Kevin and Ann Hassett … sister, Eileen – a four-time All-American – fenced for the Irish as a member of the women[apos]s sabre squad and reached the NCAA Championships each of her four seasons with the team … also has two younger siblings, Daniel and Tara as well as an older sister, Maria … enrolled in the College of Engineering as a civil engineering major.
Hassett[apos]s Career Record