UND Roster

2019-20 Fencing Roster

Samantha Viqueira

Foil


Height 5-4
Class Senior
Hometown Maplewood, NJ
High School Columbia
Bio

AWARDS AND HONORS:

  • 2017 ACC Championships Women’s Foil Third Place
  • 2017 Ted Hodges Award

AS A JUNIOR:

  • Opened the season with an 11th-place showing at the Penn State Garret Open
  • Went 20-12 on the season in dual competition
  • Opened the dual slate with an 8-1 showing at the Elite Invitational
  • Went 5-1 at the Philadelphia Invite
  • Improved career record to 69-32

AS A SOPHOMORE:

  • Competed in four contests for the Irish, racking up a 15-9 record
  • Went 4-2 at the St. John’s Invitational
  • Posted a 3-1 record at the NYU Invitational
  • Concluded the season witha  4-2 record at the Northwestern Duals

AS A FRESHMAN:

  • Went 34-11 during a standout freshman campaign
  • Opened the year with a 5-2 weekend in New York (3-2 at St. John’s, 2-0 at NYU)
  • Posted a 12-2 mark at the DeCicco Duals
  • Went 12-6 during Northwestern Duals
  • Turned in a 5-1 record during the ACC Championships to help the Irish women to their third straight team title
  • Went 11-4 to earn the No. 2 seed in individual ACC semifinals
  • Fell to teammate Sabrina Massialas in the semifinal, but rallied to take third place by defeating Duke’s Julia Lee in the consolation bout
  • Earned the team’s Ted Hodges Award, which is given periodically to a fencer “who, when faced with adversity, did not merely endure, but prevailed.”
  • Earned a monogram

PREP AND PERSONAL:

  • Member of the New York Fencers Club
  • Posted a 54-1 foil record through three high school seasons
  • Helped guide her team to two state championships and one bronze medal
  • A two-time Men of Essex Scholar-Athlete award recipient and team captain
  • Has placed in the top 10 at 12 national and international fencing events during the 2014-15 season at the cadet, junior and Division I levels
  • Club team, the New York Fencers Club, claimed first place at the 2015 Junior Pan-American Games team event, while she claimed an individual third place
  • Also placed second at two junior North American Cup events in 2015 and seventh at the 2015 Junior Olympics