UND Roster

2017-18 Fencing Roster

Marie-Anne Roche

Epee


Height 5'6''
Class Senior
Hometown Paris, France
High School Ecole Active Jeannine Manuel
Bio

AS A SENIOR:

  • Competed in all six contests for the Irish in 2017-18, accumulating a 42-36 record
  • Opened the season with a 4-3 record at the Elite Invitational
  • Posted an undefeated run at the DeCicco Duals, finishing 12-0
  • Ended the season at the ACC Championships with a 5-3 record

AS A JUNIOR:

  • Went 39-27 during dual bouts, capped by an exceptional performance at the team ACC Championship
  • Went 11-1 at the DeCicco Duals for most dominant performance of the year
  • Turned in a 6-3 mark at the ACC Championships to help the Irish clinch their third straight conference team title
  • Finished 11th during the individual portion of the conference tournament
  • Earned a monogram

AS A SOPHOMORE:

  • Went 55-33 on the season in dual bouts  
  • Went 4-4 at the ACC Championships during dual play, helping the Irish earn their second straight conference title  
  • Kicked off the season with a 29th-place finish at the Penn State Open  
  • Went 32-1 over two days at the DeCicco Duals  
  • Earned a monogram

AS A FRESHMAN:

  • Competed sparingly throughout the year for the Irish, amassing a 32-11 record  
  • Etched a 2-3 record in team competition to help the women’s team win the ACC Championship team title  
  • Went 4-0 at Ohio State Elite Cup and logged marks of 0-1 and 0-3 at St. John’s and NYU Invitationals respectively
  • Went 4-2 at Northwestern and finished the regular season 22-2 at DeCicco Duals
  • Finished 15th at ACC Championship in women’s epee, sporting a 5-10 record
  • Earned a monogram

PREP AND PERSONAL:

  • Gained notoriety at prep school as first collegiately recruited athlete  
  • At one point was told by school administration to give up fencing and focus on her studies, but she refused  
  • Competed with Levallois sporting clubs  
  • As a freshman, came in third at national individual championships  
  • Came in first at national team championships (cadet level) and at U-15 national team championships  
  • As a sophomore, placed fifth at national junior championships and clinched third at national team championships (cadet level)
  • In junior year, team won national title at cadet level  
  • Team also came in third at national junior championships
  • Individually, claimed first at national competition and was ranked fourth at her level  
  • Individual title stands as biggest athletic thrill to date  
  • As a senior, team came in third at national team championships (junior level)  
  • Graduated from L’ècole Active Jeannine Manuel in June of 2014
  • Oldest child of Jean-Jacques Roche and Mireille Bonnemaire
  • Has one younger sister, Lauriane
  • Hails from Paris, France
  • Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business