UND Roster

2011-12 Fencing Roster

William McGough


Class Junior
Hometown Bronxville, NY
High School Bronxville High School


Honorable Mention All-MFC (2011)

AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished the year with a record of 9-1 in sabre … did not travel with the squad for the opening weekends events at the NYU Invitational and St. John[apos]s Challenge … took to the strip for the first time on the year at the Notre Dame Duals, posting a record of 6-1 … opened with a victory over Tom Lorenzo of Detroit 5-0 … returned to the win column against Northwestern, taking down Mychal Kubiak in flawless fashion, 5-0 … defeated Mike Castello of Florida in the next match 5-1 … secured another perfect victory in match against Lawrence, defeating Alex Chee 5-0 … concluded the Duals with single wins against both Swarthmore and Cleveland State … finished regular season with a 3-0 record at the Irish Duals, notching single wins against Chicago, Illinois and Michigan State … earned honorable mention all-MFC distinction to get postseason play underway, finishing tied for 11th at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships … also helped sabre squad capture the team weapon crown the following day.

AS A FRESHMAN: Finished the season with a 27-3 record … finished with clean sheets vs. Detroit, Northwestern, John[apos]s Hopkins and Cleveland State at the Northwestern Duals… went 2-1 vs. UC-San Diego clinching the sabre victory with a 5-4 win over Jonathan Ott … at the Notre Dame Duals, finished with clean sheets vs. Lawrence, Michigan, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Illinois, Chicago, Cleveland State, Purdue and Detroit … clinched the sabre victory vs. Cleveland State with a 5-3 win over Bryan Twitchell … defeated Purdue[apos]s Cedric Hall 5-1 to clinch the sabre victory … went 5-1 in pool play of the Midwest Fencing Conference Championship … defeated Pat Ropp of Michigan State 15-7 in the round of 64 … took down Wisconsin[apos]s Tyler Spriggs 15-10 before being defeated by teammate Avery Zuck 7-15 in the round of 16.

PREP & PERSONAL: Has participated in club fencing since the third grade, switching from the Foil to the Sabre in eighth grade … earned three varsity letters during his sophomore through senior years, garnering a national ranking in each of those seasons … overcame two ‘instant-death’ deficits to place third at the 2008 Senior Mid-Atlantic Sectionals … member of the Naval ROTC Program at Notre Dame … was granted a US Patent on a computer heat exchanger in September … is an Eagle Scout … was the founder and president of the Bronxville High School debate team … son of Kevin and Katherine McGough … has one sister, Elizabeth … born March 6, 1991 in New York, N.Y. … enrolled in the College of Engineering as a computer science and engineering major.

McGough[apos]s Career Record

Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
2010 27 3 .900
2011 9 1 .900
Career 36 4 .900