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2020-21 Fencing Roster

Marcello Olivares


Height 6-0
Class Sophomore
Hometown Cooper City, FL
High School Florida Virtual School


  • 2020 NCAA Qualifier
  • 2020 Midwest Regional Champion, Men’s Foil
  • 2020 ACC Championships Most Valuable Fencer


  • Compiled a 22-7 record during the regular season after splitting time between the Irish and International Competitions
  • Opened his collegiate career with a 10-5 record at the Elite Invitational
  • Went 6-0 at home during the DeCicco Duals
  • Went 8-1 in the team competition at the ACC Championships and helped the Irish claim the team title
  • Following his performance at ACC’s, he was named the ACC Men’s Most Valuable Fencer for the Championship
  • Captured the Midwest Regional Championship after going 14-0 on the day to claim a bid to the NCAA Championship


  • Graduated from the Florida Virtual School in 2019
  • Team gold medal and bronze individual medal at the 2019 Bolivia Junior Pan American Championships
  • Team bronze medalist at the Aix-En-Provence Junior World Cup in 2019
  • Sixth place individual finisher and fourth place team finisher at the 2019 Torun Junior World Championships
  • Silver medalist at the 2018 Verona Cadet World Championships
  • Team gold medalist at the 2018 San Jose Junior Pan American Championships in Costa Rica
  • 2017 Junior Olympics Junior silver medalist, Cabries Cadet European Cup gold medalist, November NAC Junior silver medalist and Leszno Junior World Cup team silver medalist
  • Member of the Blue Grass Fencing Club for four years
  • Worked with coach Amgad Khazbak, who mentored former Irish fencers including Lee Kiefer and Gerek Meinhart
  • Son to Maria Panyi and Frets Olivares
  • Mom attended Notre Dame and was a member of the 1994 NCAA Champion fencing team
  • Has an older sister, Francesca and a younger brother, Lucas
  • Intends to major in business