UND Roster

2013-14 Fencing Roster

Michael Rossi


Height 5'9''
Class Senior
Hometown White Plains, NY
High School Valhalla High School

MFC Epee Third-Place Finisher (2012, 2013)
First Team All-MFC (2012, 2013)

AS A JUNIOR: Finished 20th at the NCAA Championships … finished tied for third at the Midwest Fencing Conference (MFC) Championships, earning first-team all-MFC recognition for the second time in his career … competed in 19 dual meets, finishing with a 20-17 individual bout record … returned from losses against Ohio State and Penn State to out-touch eventual NCAA third-place finisher Peregrine Badger of Harvard 5-0 … in fourth team match of the day, struggled against St. John’s Trevor Shepard but came back to win against Adam Watson … at NYU Invitational contributed a perfect 3-0 bout record against the Violets, going 7-2 all day … was impressive in wins against Hayden Haberle and Maxwell Tice-Lewis of North Carolina at the Coles Sports Center … continued his winning ways at the Northwestern Duals, posting the second-best record with a 7-4 mark … defeated Ohio State’s Kristian Boyadzhiev five touches to none in his second match in Evanston, Ill. … again posted a perfect 3-0 mark, this time against eventual NCAA Champion Princeton … defeated NCAA runner-up Jonathan Yergler, 5-3, before a closely contested 2-1 battle with Ed Kelley … finished the bouts with a 5-3 victory over Luke Politi … lost by one to Stanford’s Jake Harbour, but came back once more against Kian Ameli, winning five touches to three … had a pair of wins against UC-San Diego … concluded the regular season with a 4-2 streak at the Notre Dame Duals after struggling in the Duke Duals… after sitting out versus Cleveland State and losing one bout against Wayne State, claimed a decisive duet of wins against Detroit to regain momentum for the epee squad that finished the last regular-season meet with a combined score of 48-15, their highest all year.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Placed 23rd at the NCAA Championships in the epee … tied for third out of 77 participants at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships, earning first team all-MFC recognition … outpointed the opposition with a +25 indicator (30-5) during pool play … advanced from the table of 32 with a 15-6 win over David Sirkin of Indiana … pulled out a 12-11 victory against Narayan Pathi in the round of eight to reach the semifinals … competed in all five regular season dual events, compiling a 36-21 bout record … earned a monogram … led the epee squad with an 11-4 effort at the Air Force Duals … gave up just four touches in the 3-0 match sweep over Cal Tech … defeated Kian Ameli (finished ninth at the NCAA Championships) from Stanford 5-4 … remained perfect in match play over Florida (3-0) and UC San Diego (3-0) at the Air Force Duals … posted a 7-5 record at the St. John[apos]s Duals … defeated Kristian Boyadzhiev and Marco Canevari from No. 1 Ohio State, who ultimately tied for third at the NCAA Championships … produced a 4-5 record at the NYU Duals, taking down Boyadzhiev (5-3) and No. 9 Columbia (2-1) … finished 8-2 at the Notre Dame Duals, capturing four of the eight bouts by four or more touches … recorded a 6-5 effort at the Northwestern Duals … captured a 5-3 victory over NCAA champion Jonathan Yergler from No. 2 Princeton.

AS A FRESHMAN: Finished first season with the Irish with a record of 24-8 while also earning first monogram with the program … opened the year with one victory at the NYU Invitational, taking down Ty Hinderson of Columbia, 5-3 … went 4-2 the following day at the St. John[apos]s Challenge … opened up his day with a perfect 3-0 showing against Penn State … in the match, notched wins over Samuel Larsen (5-1), NCAA participant Anthony Green (5-4) and Samuel Perkins (5-3) … ended the event with another victory over Columbia[apos]s Hinderson by a score of 5-4 … went 7-1 at the home Notre Dame Duals … opened the event with a 5-2 victory over Elliott Trombley of Detroit … opened up the epee competition against Wayne State with 5-1 victory over Matt Hoffman … went 2-0 against Northwestern, taking down Dan Reed (5-1) and Maciej Zmyslowski (5-4) … earned a decision over Nathan Barnwell of Florida in the next match, 5-1 … also earned lone victories against Lawrence (Jordan Severson, 5-2) and Swarthmore (Caleb Jones, 5-4) … posted a mark of 4-2 at the Northwestern Duals, including going 2-0 against Cal Tech … defeated NCAA participant Jake Harbour of Stanford in first match of the day, 5-1 … earned epee-clinching point against Cal Tech, defeating Stan Schor 5-2 … earned the overall match clincher the following match against UC San Diego after defeating James Galamba 5-3 … finished regular season with an 8-1 record at the Irish Duals … clinched the overall match victory over Illinois with a 5-0 victory over Calvin Cheng before clinching the epee win with 5-0 decision over Tom Fornander … finished with 3-0 record against Michigan State, dropping only one touch in three matches … placed 17th at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championship while also helping the epee team claim the team crown.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Attended Valhalla High School in White Plains, N.Y. … fenced for five and a half years starting at the Fencing Academy of Westchester under Alex Zurabishvili and then Alexy Cheremsky … competed as a member of the New York Athletic Club (NYAC) Junior Epee Team in 2010, helping the team capture the national title at the Junior Olympic Championships and a second place finish at the 2010 Summer Nationals … finished eighth individually in the junior men[apos]s epee division at the `09 Junior Olympics … also finished second at the cadet men[apos]s epee division North America Cup (NAC) ‘A’ event in `08 as well as ninth at the cadet NAC ‘B’ event … also competed with the championship Fencing Academy of Westchester Junior Epee Team at the Summer Nationals in `09 … has one older sibling, Chris … son of Ronald and Diana Rossi … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in information technology management.

Rossi[apos]s Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2011 24 8 .750
2012 36 21 .632 23rd
2013 20 17 .541 20th
Career 80 46 .635