UND Roster

2012-13 Fencing Roster

Lian Osier


Height 5'3''
Class Freshman
Hometown Battle Ground, WA
High School CAM High School


NCAA Eighth-Place Finisher (2012, 2013)

Second Team All-American (2012, 2013)

NCAA Ninth-Place Finisher (2011)

Honorable Mention All-American (2011)

MFC Sabre Runner-Up (2013)

MFC Sabre Third-Place Finisher (2011)

First Team All-MFC (2011, 2013)

MFC Sabre Sixth-Place Finisher (2012)

Second Team All-MFC (2012)

AS A SENIOR: Finished in eighth place at the NCAA Championship with a 14-9 record, good for second-team All-America accolades … at Midwest Fencing Conference (MFC) Championships, withdrew from title bout due to injury, finishing second to Irish teammate Johanna Thill … had best individual record of any women’s sabreuse, logging a 35-25 mark … started the season 8-7 at the St. John’s Invitational … struggled at NYU Invite before notching another 8-7 mark at the Northwestern Duals … went 4-5 at Duke Duals before finishing regular season 8-1 at home at the Notre Dame Duals … got off to a shaky start in New York losing three straight against Ohio State … rebounded with three wins against Penn State … bested Elizabeth Rapp 5-2, Jessica Russo 5-3 and Nicole Glon 5-4 … maintained momentum and bested Harvard’s sabre squad 5-1, 5-3 and 5-4 respectively … struggled against host St. John’s but posted a 2-1 mark against Columbia … at Northwestern Duals, narrowly lost first bout 5-4 to Fairleigh Dickinson’s Sophia Bischof … was undefeated versus North Carolina sabreists, out-touching Sara Leung 5-1 and blanking Aislinn Klos 5-0 … traded touches with UC-San Diego’s Alexandra Stanley before winning the bout 5-2 … won both bouts with Cal Tech, one by forfeit … bested eventual NCAA Champion Gracie Stone 5-2 in first bout with Princeton combatants … struggled in second bout but came back to win 5-1 against Diamond Wheeler … earned a pair of wins against Stanford, blanking Isabel Guelbe 5-0 and winning a close 5-4 bout with Atria Richards … finished the day in Evanston with three close-fought, 5-4 losses to Ohio State … battled fiercely in Durham against opponents from Penn State, Duke and North Carolina … at Notre Dame Duals, lone loss came against Kaja Klodowska of Wayne State, 5-3 … at MFC Championships, defeated Krystal Titus (Iowa) 15-5, Shelby Guinn (Lawrence) 15-4, Celina Merza (Ohio State) 15-14 and Alicia Gurrieri (Northwestern) 15-8 to advance into title bout … at NCAA Midwest Regional, finished second behind Merza with a 13-2 record and +38 indicator to qualify for the NCAA Championships … down in San Antonio, finished the first day in seventh place with a 10-5 log … after second day, finished in eighth place, good for third-team All-America honors …captained the women’s sabre squad and earned a monogram.

AS A JUNIOR: Selected as the women[apos]s sabre Most Valuable Player … placed eighth at the NCAA Championships in the sabre to earn All-America second team recognition … logged a 13-9 mark in round robin competition in the tournament, finishing with a +8 indicator … finished 6th out of 53 participants at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships, copping all-MFC second team honors in the process … perfect 5-0 record in pool play, outpointing opponents in total touches 25-7 … 15-2 rout of Lawrence[apos]s Madeline Cooper in the table of 32 … claimed a tight 15-14 triumph over Ohio State[apos]s Emily Cheng to advance through the table of 16 … competed in all four regular season dual events for the Irish … ranked second on the sabre squad in wins with a 33-15 record … battled toward an 8-7 record at the St. John[apos]s Duals … defeated Kara Lee (placed 17th at the NCAA Championships) from No. 7 Harvard 5-4 … downed Loweye Diedro (5-4), Emma Sulkowicz (5-4) and Samantha Roberts (5-1) from No. 5 Colombia at the St. John[apos]s Duals … finished 7-5 at the NYU Duals knocking off Margarita Tschomakova (finished 7th at the NCAA Championships) from No. 2 Ohio State 5-3 … posted a perfect 10-0 record at the Notre Dame Duals … surrendered just one touch in a pair of 3-0 match victories over Wayne State and Detroit at the home meet … finished 8-3 at the Northwestern Duals … defeated Rebecca Ward (won the NCAA Championship in the sabre) from No. 10 Duke 5-4 at the Northwestern Duals.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Enjoyed breakout season with Irish in first full year competing with squad … finished year with a record of 29-13 while earning first berth to the NCAA Championship … earned first monogram … opened the year with 11-5 record at the NYU Invitational … earned first collegiate victory with a victory over Yale[apos]s Madeline Oliver (5-0) … posted a perfect 3-0 record against Columbia, defeating the likes of NCAA participant Samantha Roberts (5-3) and Loweye Diedro (5-1), as well as Stephanie Aiuto (5-3) … returned to the strip the following day, finishing with a record of 11-4 at the St. John[apos]s Challenge … opened event with a 3-0 record against Ohio State, clinching the sabre victory with 5-3 triumph over NCAA participant Allison Miller … also clinched sabre win in event finale against Columbia, defeating Samantha Roberts yet again, 5-3 … finished match with 3-0 record … posted a 2-1 record at the Notre Dame Duals, competing against only Northwestern … recorded wins against Lisa Sachs (5-2) and Jillian Mahen (5-4) in that match … went 4-3 the next day at the Northwestern Duals, taking to the strip against Cal Tech (1-0), Princeton (1-2) and Temple (2-1) … opened match against Princeton with 5-3 victory over NCAA silver medalist Eliza Stone in match the Irish won 14-13 … competed in only one bout at Irish Duals to close out the regular season … finished tied for third at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships, earning first team all-MFC distinction in the process … advanced out of pool play with a 6-0 record and a +24 indicator to enter direct elimination as the third seed … after earning a first round bye, put together a string of wins over Katie Lazarus of Michigan (15-0), Kaja Klodowska of Wayne State (15-3) and teammate Marta Stepien (15-8) to earn a spot in the semifinals where she fell to teammate Sarah Borrmann (15-8) … finished fourth at the NCAA Midwest Regional, concluding with a mark of 5-4 in pool play with a +5 indicator … ended season as a third team All-American after finishing with a record of 12-11 in first taste of NCAA Championship action … most impressive victory of the tournament came over St. John[apos]s Anna Limbach, who finished with a record of 14-9.

AS A FRESHMAN: Did not fence for the Irish during her first season with the team.

PREP & PERSONAL: Attended CAM High School, while training at the Oregon Fencing Alliance in Portland, Ore., part of the Portland pipeline of fencers … secured first place in the Cadet Division at the 2007 North American Cup in Dallas, Texas … later earned a top-25 finish (22nd) at the Cadet World Cup in Konin, Poland … in 2008, secured three top-10 finishes, including earning a runner-up result in Division 1 Team Sabre at the North American Cup in Portland, Ore. … other two top-10 finishes came at the North American Cup in St. Louis, Mo. (sixth) and the Junior World Cup in Montreal, Canada (eighth) … has been ranked in the top 50 of the junior rankings over the span of the last five months according to the FIE rankings … climbed to 210th in the senior rankings as of March 24, 2009 … was the recipient of the Oregon Fencing Alliance Sportsmanship Award in 2007 along with serving as an Athlete Representative to the Board of Directors (2007-present) … current Irish fencer Kevin Hassett, as well as former Irish fencers Avery Zuck, Sarah Borrmann, Eileen Hassett, Mariel Zagunis and Patrick Ghattas also trained with the Oregon Fencing Alliance … daughter of David and Chong-il Osier … graduated from the College of Arts and Letters with a degree in American studies with a minor in technology, business and society in May 2013.

Osier[apos]s Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2011 29 13 .690 9th
2012 33 15 .688 8th
Career 62 28 .689