UND Roster

2016-17 Fencing Roster

Virgile Collineau


Height 5'9''
Class Junior
Hometown Aix-en-Provence, France
High School Lycée Vauvenargues


  • 2015, 2016 NCAA Third Team All-American
  • 2015, 2016 NCAA Championships Men’s Foil 11th Place
  • 2017 NCAA Championship qualifier
  • 2016 NCAA Midwest Regional Championships Third Place
  • 2017 NCAA Midwest Regional Championships Third Place
  • 2016 ACC Championship Men’s Foil Third Place
  • 2016, 2017 All-ACC Academic Team
  • 2016 John Crikelair Men’s Foil Leadership Award
  • 2015, 2016 ACC Men’s Team Champion
  • 2015 ACC Championship Men’s Foil Champion


  • Went 35-19 on the season, culminating in a third-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championship (8-2, +20 indicator)
  • Was one of three Irish foilists to qualify for the NCAA Championship, but did not compete due to competitor limits (two per weapon, per gender)
  • Named to the All-ACC Academic Team for the second time
  • Completed his career with a 114-42 dual record
  • Earned a monogram


  • Earned second straight Third Team All-America honor with an 11th-place finish at the NCAA Championships, posting a 13-10 record in pool play  
  • Finished in third place at the NCAA Midwest Regional, going 9-2 on the day  
  • Helped the Irish to their second straight ACC Men’s Fencing Championship with a 7-0 record during team play  
  • Placed third overall during individual competition at ACCs  
  • Posted a 38-11 regular-season mark to improve to 72-23 on his career  
  • Named the ACC Fencer of the Week on February 10, 2016, following a 14-1 individual performance at the Duke Duals  
  • Claimed second place at the Penn State Open to start the season  
  • His 45-11 regular-season dual mark is tied for sixth in a single season in men’s foil in program history  
  • Named to the All-ACC Academic Team  
  • Earned the team’s John Crikelair Men’s Foil Leadership Award, named in honor of the All-American and foil captain who was killed during a Vietnam War firefight while serving with the U.S. Army  
  • Earned a monogram


  • Won ACC Men’s Foil title, the ACC Men’s Team title and finished 11th at NCAA Championship  
  • Began the year with 8-3 mark at the Ohio State Elite Cup  
  • At NYU Invite, logged a 6-1 record
  • Etched 7-2 record at Northwestern Duals  
  • Posted perfect 8-0 record at ACC Championship en route to helping men’s team win the team competition
  • Helped men’s team clinch ACC team title as well
  • Posted individual record of 12-1 in pool play at conference championship, beating Duke’s Jan Maceczek 15-6 in the semifinals and out-touching teammate Ariel DeSmet 15-14 in the title bout  
  • At NCAA Midwest Regional, finished third (9-3) to qualify for NCAA Championship  
  • In championship play, finished 11th with 13-10 record
  • Notably beat Princeton’s Thomas Dudey 5-2 and out-touched Penn State’s Jason Chang (5-3) and John Vaiani (5-0)  
  • Earned honorable mention All-America accolades  
  • Earned a monogram


  • Did not compete as a freshman


  • Competed in water polo in addition to fencing during prep career  
  • Attended Lycèe Marguerite de Flandres in Gondecourt, France, before graduating from Lycèe Vauvenargues in Aix-en-Provence in July 2011  
  • Named an all-merit scholar  
  • Biggest athletic thrill to date was being crowned Junior French national champion in 2011 and earning a bronze medal at the European Cadet Championships  
  • Youngest child of Serge and Mathilde Collineau  
  • Has one brother, Hadrien, and one sister, Berenice  
  • Graduated in May 2017 with a degree from the Mendoza College of Business