UND Roster

2015-16 Fencing Roster

Nicole McKee

Foil


Height 5'5''
Class Senior
Hometown Valley Stream, NY
High School Valley Stream South
Bio

HONORS & AWARDS:

  • 2016 NCAA Championship Women’s Foil 10th Place
  • 2016 Third Team All-American
  • 2016 NCAA Midwest Regional Women’s Foil Fourth Place
  • 2015 NCAA Midwest Regional Women’s Foil Sixth Place
  • 2016 ACC Championship Women’s Foil Third Place
  • 2014 Midwest Fencing Conference Championship Women’s Foil Fifth Place
  • 2013 Midwest Fencing Conference Championship Women’s Foil Runner-Up
  • 2014 All-MFC Second Team
  • 2013 All-MFC First Team
  • 2014, 2015 Alice “Dit” Langford Award
  • 2016 Knute Rockne Student-Athlete Award
  • 2016 Walter M. Langford Memorial Award
  • 2016 Team Captain

AS A SENIOR: Closed out Irish career with first trip to NCAA Championship, picking up Third Team All-America Honors after finishing in 10th place … turned in a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships, posting a 14-3 record … finished in third place at the ACC Championship, defeating teammate Zoe Loh 15-8 in the consolation match … turned in a 35-23 mark during dual events during the season … opened the year by winning the women’s foil event at the Penn State Open … went 8-5 at the Penn Elite Invitational … went 12-6 over two days at the Northwestern Duals … turned in an 11-4 mark at the Duke Duals … named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll … given the team’s Walter M. Langford Award for sportsmanship, leadership and teamwork … earned the Knute Rockne Student-Athlete Award for posting the team’s highest grade-point average … team captain … earned a monogram.

AS A JUNIOR: Complemented the women’s foil team well, earning 45-24 record on the year … went 8-5 at Ohio State Elite Cup, and earned 3-11 record at St. John’s Invitational and 9-4 record at NYU … logged 16-4 record at Northwestern before winning three bouts at DeCicco Duals … helped women’s team clinch ACC Championship team title with perfect, 6-0 record in women’s team play and went on to finish second in individual play … at Ohio State, bested Pennsylvania’s Cassidy Seidle and Luona Wang 5-4 … beat North Carolina’s Gabrielle D’Astoli, 5-2 … earned 5-1 win against Ashley Tsue (Princeton) … logged a pair of 5-2 wins against Penn State’s D. Ortega-Ferguson and Kane Gladnick … finished with a 5-2 victory against Alanna Goldie and 5-4 win over Eleanor Harvey of Ohio State … at St. John’s earned notable wins over Penn State’s Clarisse Luminet (5-1) and Daniela Ortiz (5-2) in addition to beating Liana Yamin (Harvard) 5-2 … at NYU Invite, blanked Meghan Murphy and Ella Belina of Yale 5-0 … out-dueled Nzingha Prescod of Columbia 5-3 … beat Northwestern’s Stephanie Chan 5-4 … out-dueled Marta Hausman of St. John’s 5-4 … finished with three wins against host NYU … at Northwestern, beat Sharon Gao of Princeton 5-4 and went on to beat Cassidy Seidle (5-3) and Sarah Parmacek (5-2) of Pennsylvania. Beat Northwestern’s Jennifer Yamin, Kaila Budofsky and Chan 5-2 … won over Temple’s Mariah Slagle, 5-2 … out-touched Stanford’s Christie Dawson 5-0 and Eliza Klyce, 5-4 … finished the day with wins against Madeleine Girardot (5-2) and Nicole Quattrociocchi (5-0) of Air Force and Alina Marshall (5-3), Sophia Holmqvist (5-1) and Rosalyn Lim (5-0) of UC San Diego … at DeCicco Duals, beat Amber Jackson of Wayne State 5-1 … at ACC Championships, finished individual pool play 13-2 to advance into the semifinals … beat teammate Madison Zeiss 12-11 but lost, 15-4 to fellow Irish foilist Lee Kiefer to place second … finished sixth at NCAA Midwest Regional sporting 11-5 mark … earned a monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Strong competitor for the Irish, fencing in every tournament and amassing a 44-18 record her second season … went 5-3 at the NYU Invitational and 6-6 at the St. John’s tournament … finished 15-6 at Northwestern and earned 18-3 record at DeCicco Duals … got her start at NYU with 5-3 win over Yale’s Lauren Miller but suffered 5-2 loss to Columbia’s Jackie Dubrovich … beat Northwestern’s Stephanie Chan 5-1 and Jennifer Yamin 5-4 … suffered a pair of losses to ST. John’s foes, but regrouped to beat Rebecca Popkin (5-4) and Audra Fox (5-3) of NYU to finish the tournament … at St. John’s, blanked Alana Goldia 5-0 and beat Mona Shaito 5-2 of Ohio State … out-touched Alina Antokhina (5-3) and Clarissa Luminet (5-4) of Penn State … beat three St. John’s foes, Irene Spezzamonte (5-1), Melissa Corona (5-4) and Marta Hausman (5-4) … at Northwestern, earned victories against Stanford’s Eliza Klyce (5-1) and Julia Klepner (5-3) before going on to beat Duke’s Anisha Mukheree 5-2 … won over Princeton’s Eve Levin (5-2) … out-touched Temple’s Epiphany Georges (5-3), Demi Antipas (5-1) and Fatima Largaespada (5-3) … bested North Carolina’s Wynton Wong (5-1), Amanda Lalezarian (5-4) and Gabrielle D’Astoli (5-2) … finished with three wins over Rosalyn Lim (5-0), Nicole Chiang (5-1) and Alina Marshall (5-4) of UC San Diego … at DeCicco Duals, only three losses were to Northwestern’s Yamin (5-4) and Penn State’s Kane Gladnick (5-2) and Clarisse Luminet (5-3) … at Midwestern Fencing Conference Championships, finished fifth in women’s foil competition … earned a monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN: Was the runner-up at the 2013 Midwest Fencing Conference (MFC) Championships … earned first team All-MFC Accolades … finished the season 23-15 while competing in every meet … at St. John’s Invite posted a 5-2 mark … narrowly lost first bout to Ohio State’s Kyjah Voryat, 5-4, but came back to best Mai Shaito 5-3 … was 2-1 against Harvard with sole loss coming against Irish teammate Lee Kiefer’s older sister Alexandra, 5-3 … was undefeated against Columbia, notably beating Nzingha Prescod 5-1 … was 4-4 at the NYU Invite … walked away with a 5-1 victory over Yale’s Megan Murphy … was undefeated against NYU … scored a pair of 5-1 wins over Audra Fox and Stephanie Lo, and beat Violets teammate Sophie Feiertag 5-3 … had her best performance of the season at the Northwestern Duals, posting an 8-5 mark … blanked Sanki Patel of Fairleigh Dickinson 5-0 and bested Alexis Camara 5-1 before being out-touched by Alix Lerch, 5-2 … was undefeated against UC-San Diego … had a close win over Victoria Parra, 5-4, before out-dueling Nicole Chiang 5-1 … bested Princeton’s Sharon Gao 5-2 … went 1-1 against Temple … finished the trip to Evanston with a duet of 5-1 wins over Ohio State’s Mona Shaito and Nina Stackhouse … at the Duke Duals logged a 4-2 record … earned a pair of 5-2 wins over Penn State but stumbled in a loss to Clarisse Luminet … against host Duke, narrowly lost 5-4 to Anisha Mukherjee, but also won 5-4 against Samantha Lee … closed out the Durham excursion with a 5-2 win over North Carolina’s Sarah Flinn … at the Notre Dame Duals was 2-2 on the day … versus Wayne State, won convincingly against Tiaja Sabrie, 5-1 … in the bouts with Northwestern won against Jen Yamin, 5-3, but lost to Dayana Sarkisova 5-2 … entered direct elimination at the MFC Championships with the No. 7 seed and a perfect 5-0 pool play record … earned a pair of lopsided victories over Northwestern’s Tina Umanskiy (15-2) and Charlotte Sands (15-7) before upending the No. 2 seed Olivia Dobbs 15-13 … bested Mai Shaito 15-7 to advance into the final bout, but lost to Monao Shaito 15-11 … at the NCAA Midwest Regional competition the following week, finished ninth with an 11-8 record and +21 indicator.

PREP & PERSONAL: Three-time letterwinner at Valley Stream South High School … recipient of the 2011 and 2012 All Long Island Fencer award … 2012 Junior Olympic Fencing champion in the foil … claimed fifth place at the 2012 USA Fencing Summer Nationals … runner-up finish at the 2011 Cabries International in France … earned fifth place at the 2010 European Fencing Confederation tournament in Budapest, Hungary … president of Valley Stream South High School’s chapter of the National Honor Society … was a member of the Athletic Honor Society, Occupational Educational Honor Society, Key Club and participated in marching band … daughter of John and Ivy McKee … sister, Erica, fences at Penn State … enrolled in the College of Arts & letters, double-majoring in sociology and pre-health.

McKee’s Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2012-13 23 15 .605
2013-14 44 18 .710
2014-15 45 24 .652
2015-16 35 23 .603 10th
Career 148 80 .649 10th