UND Roster

2017-18 Fencing Roster

Nicholas Hanahan


Class Senior
Hometown Indianapolis, IN
High School Cathedral


  • 2015 NCAA Epee 22nd-Place Finisher
  • 2015, 2016 ACC Men’s Team Champion


  • Posted a season record of 35-17 through all six contests
  • Opened the season with an 8-4 record at the Elite Invitational
  • Finished the NYU Invitational with an 8-2 record
  • Concluded his senior season at the ACC CHampionships with a record of 6-3


  • Competed at all five regular-season meets, going 24-12 overall
  • Turned in a 12-1 sheet at the DeCicco Duals for his most impressive performance of the year
  • Earned a monogram


  • Went 29-12 on the season
  • Finished in ninth place at the NCAA Midwest Regional
  • Placed 11th during individual competition at the ACC Championships
  • Went 7-2 during the team event at the ACC Championships to help the Irish men capture their second straight ACC title
  • Went 5-3 at the Penn Elite Invitational
  • Placed 36th at the Penn State Open
  • Went a perfect 10-0 at the DeCicco Duals
  • Went 7-7 at the Northwestern Duals
  • Earned a monogram


  • Finished 22nd in NCAA Championship as one of five freshmen competing for the Irish  
  • Etched a 50-31 record in his first season
  • In ACC Championship, finished with 5-10 record individually to finish 11th  
  • At NCAA Championship, sported a 8-15 record, good for 22nd place
  • Earned a monogram


  • Competed independently on the national level
  • Graduated from Cathedral in May of 2014
  • While at Cathedral, earned varsity letters in lacrosse
  • As a freshman earned a 6th-place finish at cadet Junior Olympics in fencing  
  • In sophomore season, placed 3rd at cadet World Cup in France and 2nd at cadet Junior Olympics
  • Also played on high school lacrosse team that finished second in state championship
  • As a junior, took 8th place at Junior Olympics in addition to earning 9th, 10th and 11th place finishes at North America Cup (NAC) junior competitions  
  • Also played on high school lacrosse team that won state championship
  • In senior campaign, placed in top 32 at junior World Cup competition and came in 5th at Junior Olympics
  • Finished 3rd at Div. 1A USFA Summer Nationals event  
  • Biggest athletic thrills to date remain competing in state lacrosse championships and taking third in cadet World Cup and second in cadet Junior Olympics competitions  
  • Outside of sports was captain of school’s latin dance team and was involved with the Day Without Shoes campaign and National Honors Society  
  • Oldest child of Thomas and Kristin Hanahan  
  • Has one younger sister, Gabriella
  • Has familial ties to Notre Dame as father graduated from the University in 1983 and mother graduated from St. Mary’s in 1988  
  • Grandfather taught metallurgical engineering and material science for 17 years in the college of engineering and was Chair of the metallurgical and material science department
  • Hails from Indianapolis, Indiana 
  • Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business