UND Roster

2011-12 Fencing Roster

Marcel Frenkel


Height 5'11''
Class Senior
Hometown Sao Paulo, Brazil
High School St. Paul's

Second Team All-MFC (2010)
Honorable Mention All-MFC (2009)

AS A SENIOR: Selected as a recipient of the Dan Mulligan Men[apos]s Sabre Leadership Award, … earned third monogram … led the sabre team with a 44-4 record on the year, finishing with a career 103-19 slate … finished a perfect 8-0 at the NYU Duals … defeated Yale[apos]s Nathaniel Benzimra (finished 12th at the NCAA Championships) 5-4 en route to a 3-0 match sweep of the Bulldogs … outmaneuvered host NYU 3-0 and North Carolina 2-0 … ranked third on the Irish in total wins at the Notre Dame Duals after posting a 27-3 effort … won 16 bouts by four or more touches … surrendered just two touches against Northwestern in a 3-0 match sweep at the home duals … finished 9-0 at the Northwestern Duals, cruising to 3-0 match victories over UC San Diego and Cal Tech.

AS A JUNIOR: Competed in 13 bouts in his third campaign with the team, posting a mark of 11-2 … did not trek with the team on the opening weekend of competition at the NYU Invitational and the St. John[apos]s Challenge … got first taste of NCAA action at the Notre Dame Duals, posting a record of 4-2 with wins coming against Detroit (1-0), Florida (1-0), Swarthmore (1-0) and Cleveland State (1-0) … claimed first win of the season after defeating Maxwell Trombly of Detroit, 5-1 … against Florida, claimed the sabre-clinching victory after dispatching of Mike Castello 5-2 … finished the event with victories over Brendan McVeigh of Swarthmore (5-2) and Tom Bienvenu of Cleveland State (5-3) … recorded a 4-0 record at the Northwestern Duals the following day … opened with a 2-0 showing against Cal Tech, notching wins over Jeff Han (5-1) and Terry Lee (5-1) … against UC San Diego, claimed a close 5-4 decision over Nick Bartuzik before finishing the competition with a 5-4 triumph over North Carolina[apos]s Jonathan Blake … concluded regular season going 3-0 at the Irish Duals, claiming a single win in each of the three matches against Chicago, Illinois and Michigan State … dropped only one touch combined in his final two bouts, defeating Colin Nemec of Illinois (5-0) before taking down Patrick Rapp of Michigan State (5-1) … got lone taste of postseason competition at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships, concluding direct elimination draw in 22nd place … the following day, helped the sabre squad capture the team weapon title as the Irish ended up sweeping each of the weapon classes for the first time in conference history.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Closed out the season with a 30-8 record to improve to 48-13 in his career … battled to clean sheet vs.. New York University at the NYU Invitational … marked two more clean sheets vs. Harvard and Columbia at the St. John[apos]s Challenge … recorded a 3-0 performance vs. Detroit … at the Northwestern Duals, clinched the sabre victory over Lawrence[apos]s Luke Flanigan with a 5-0 win … took home two more wins vs. Cleveland State … added clean sheets against North Carolina, Detroit, Lawrence, Michigan, Michigan State, Illinois, Cleveland State, Northwestern, Wisconsin, and Chicago at the Notre Dame Duals … went 2-1 vs. Indiana and clinched the sabre victory with 5-1 triumph vs. Anthony Smith … reached the round of 8 at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championship … took down Peter Kilkuskie of Lawrence 15-5 in the round of 64 … advanced to the round of 16 by defeating Wisconsin[apos]s Alan Long, 15-6 … victorious in the next round over teammate Alex Buell 15-5 … lost to fellow teammate Barron Nydam 15-5 in the round of 8.

AS A FRESHMAN: Completed his freshman year with a 18-5 regular season record … opened his Irish career by going 0-1 at the St. Johns[apos] Duals … earned his first career win at the NYU Invitational versus Yale[apos]s Seb Cano-Besquet (5-0) … finished 2-1 at the NYU Invitational … led the Irish men[apos]s sabre team at the Notre Dame Duals with 16 wins against only three losses … went 3-0 versus Detroit at the Notre Dame Duals … finished in a tie for tenth place to earn honorable-mention All-Conference honors at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships … entered the direct elimination round as the tenth seed … knocked off Ben Shapiro of Chicago, 15-3, in the round of 64 and Case Western[apos]s Garret Singer, 15-13, in the round of 32 … lost to teammate Bill Thanhouser, 15-9, in the round of 16.

PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from St. Paul[apos]s High School in Sao Paulo, Brazil … fenced for club team Academia Paulista De Esgrima while in high school … two-year captain for the club … has represented Brazil in three Junior World Championships … son of Jorge and Gilda Frenkel … has one sister, Michele … earned a degree in biochemistry from the College of Science.

Frenkel[apos]s Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2009 35 12 .745
2010 30 8 .789
2011 11 2 .846
2012 44 4 .917
Career 103 19 .844