UND Roster

2017-18 Fencing Roster

Paul Cepak

Sabre


Height 6'2''
Class Senior
Hometown Morris Plains, NJ
High School Parsippany Hills
Bio

AS A SENIOR:

  • Competed at both the DeCicco Duals and Northwestern Duals in 2017-18, finishing the season 21-3
  • Posted a record of 19-3 at the DeCicco Duals
  • Went 2-0 at the Northwestern Duals

AS A JUNIOR:

  • Did not compete during the 2016-17 season.

AS A SOPHOMORE:  

  • Went 27-4 on the season, bettering his all-time mark to 42-6
  • Opened the season with a 27th-place finish at the Penn State Open
  • Posted an 18-3 record at the DeCicco Duals
  • Posted a 9-1 record at the Northwestern Duals

AS A FRESHMAN:

  • Competed in both the Northwestern Duals and DeCicco Duals  
  • At Northwestern, beat UC San Diego’s Peter Meckling 5-1 and Cal Tech’s Yu Han Nam 5-1 and Kai Chang 5-2  
  • At DeCicco Duals, posted a 12-2 mark  

PREP AND PERSONAL:

  • Competed with fellow Irish freshman Francesca Russo at Bergen Fencing Club  
  • As a senior, placed sixth individually in sabre competition  
  • Graduated from Parsippany Hills in May 2014  
  • In addition to fencing, was a member of DECA, school’s Model United Nations team and Junior Statesmen of America club  
  • In DECA, held position of national social media correspondent and placed eighth in the nation at International Virtual Business Challenge
  • Voted in as president of Model U.N. and treasurer of Junior Statesmen of America clubs  
  • Biggest athletic thrill to date is being admitted to Notre Dame  
  • Youngest child of Andrew and Lidia Cepak  
  • Has two older sisters  
  • Eldest sister Monica competed in track and field at Princeton  
  • Hails from Morris Plains, New Jersey
  • Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business