May 24, 2010
Three Student-Athletes Named CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District
Three Brown student-athletes all seniors - have been selected to the District I ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America At-Large teams. All three of Brown's nominated student-athletes were selected to the mens team with fencer Adam Pantel (Mendham, NJ) and water polo standout Kent Holland (Orinda, CA) both earning First Team honors. Mens ice hockey forward Aaron Volpatti (Revelstoke, BC) earned a spot on the Second Team. By virtue of their selection to the All-District First Team, Pantel and Holland will now advance to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America national ballot. For the At-Large process, schools may nominate up to three student-athletes for the men's team and three student-athletes for the women's team. All three of Browns honorees were also recognized as Academic All-Ivy selections this year during the competition season for their respective sport.
April 7, 2010
Winter Academic All-Ivy Announced
Providence, RI- The Ivy League released its winter list of Academic All-Ivy honorees, with ten Brown student-athletes being recognized. The five males and five females were starters or key reserves on their respective varsity teams and carry a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.
March 29, 2010
Bears Finish 21st at NCAA Fencing Championships
The Bears completed competition at the 2010 NCAA Fencing Championships on Sunday, finishing in 21st place out of 27 teams with 17 points. Brown senior Adam Pantel (Mendham, NJ) notched 10 victories in the mens foil competition over two days, placing 17th in the event.
March 26, 2010
Taylor Places 19th at NCAA Championships
Brown freshman Caitlin Taylor (Elk Grove, CA) finished competition in the women's saber at the NCAA Championships, hosted by Harvard University, on Friday. Taylor finished with a 7-16 mark, which was good for 19th place out of 24 fencers. As a team, Brown stands in 18th place out of 20.
March 14, 2010
Brown Qualifies Two for NCAA Championships
Providence, R.I. Brown fencing qualified a pair of student-athletes for the NCAA Championships on Sunday, as senior Adam Pantel and freshman Caitlin Taylor made the cut in the foil and saber respectively at the Regional competition held at Brown. The Bears will have the opportunity to add two more qualifiers this week, as foilist Jonathan Yu and saber fencer Randy Alevi each competed well enough to be at-large candidates. Final decisions on at-large bids will be made on Tuesday.
March 1, 2010
Men Finish With Two Wins in Ivy League, Adam Pantel Named First Team All Ivy
The fencing squads completed Ivy League competition this weekend at the University of Pennsylvania. The men defeated Yale, 15-12, to finish 2-3 in Ivy League play. The mens team was defeated by Harvard, 20-7, and Penn, 16-11. The women lost close decisions to Penn, 19-8, and Yale, 17-10, and fell to Harvard, 24-3. Senior Adam Pantel (Mendham, NJ) was named. First Team All-Ivy in the foil event for the second year in a row. Pantel compiled a 10-4 mark in Ivy competition.
February 26, 2010
Browns Caitlin Taylor Named Female Fencer of the Year by Northeast Fencing Conference
Six members of the Brown fencing team have been named All-Northeast Fencing Conference for the 2009-2010 season. Freshman Caitlin Taylor (Elk Grove, CA) was named the female Fencer of the Year and also earned First Team honors in the sabre.
February 22, 2010
Fencing Opens Ivy Competition at Cornell
The fencing squads opened Ivy League competition at Cornell this weekend and had five members of the team finish undefeated in their respective events. Senior Randy Alevi (Old Westbury, NY) finished 3-0 in the saber against Cornell, while freshman teammate Caitlin Taylor (Elk Grove, CA) compiled a 3-0 mark in the saber against Princeton. The mens side had three foil finishers earn 2-0 marks to help Brown defeat Columbia, 17-10.
February 2, 2010
Women's Fencing Finishes 4-0 at Brandeis/MIT Invitational; Men Finish 2-2
The womens fencing squad finished with a perfect 4-0 mark at the Brandeis/MIT Invitational on Saturday. Freshman foilist Avery Nackman (Cross River, NY) led the women with an 11-1 finish. The men finished 2-2 on the day with freshman Teddy Weller (Princeton, NJ) earning an 11-1 mark in the saber event to lead the Bears.
January 26, 2010
Men's Fencing Finishes Undefeated at NFC #2; Women Finish 6-1
The fencing squads started 2010 on a successful note at the second event of the Northeast Fencing Conference at Boston College on Saturday. The mens team finished undefeated behind a perfect 13-0 performance by senior foilist Adam Pantel (Mendham, NJ). Freshman Caitlin Taylor (Elk Grove, CA) led the women to a 6-1 record as she finished 20-1 in the saber event.
December 7, 2009
Brown Women Earn Three Wins, While the Men Earn Two at the Brandeis Invitational
The women fencing squad earned three wins at the Brandeis Invitational after defeating Brandeis and UNC, 15-12 and Boston College, 17-10. The men earned two victories on the day with wins over BC, 16-11 and MIT, 15-12. The event was hosted at Brandeis on Saturday, December 5.
November 24, 2009
Brown Women Lead the Northeast Fencing Conference with a 5-0 Finish
The fencing squads dominated the competition at the first Northeast Fencing Conference event of the season, as the Brown women compiled a 5-0 record on the day. The mens team finished 3-1, losing their only match by one point. The event was hosted at Brown on Saturday, November 21.
November 9, 2009
Brown Fencing Opens Season at Big One with Three First Place Finishes
The fencing squads opened up competition for the 2009-2010 season at the Big One at Smith College on Saturday. Brown started off the season strong, winning three of six events on the day.
October 1, 2009
Mackiewicz to Receive NCAA Sportsmanship Award
The NCAA recently announced that Brown fencer Aleksandra Mackiewicz has been chosen from thousands of candidates around the country to receive the organization's annual Sportsmanship Award. The Award honors student-athletes who have demonstrated one or more of the ideals of sportsmanship, including fairness, civility, honesty, unselfishness, respect and responsibility, through their actions in the competitive arena of intercollegiate athletics. Recipients are chosen by the NCAA Committee on Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct.
October 1, 2009
Tass Takes Bronze at Veteran World Championships
Head fencing coach Atilio Tass turned in an impressive showing in Moscow last week, placing third in the Saber division of the Veterans World Championships. Tass, who was added to the squad at the last minute after initially being an alternate, pulled off an upset by going 6-2 in his bouts and advancing to the semifinals before losing to the eventual champion.
September 21, 2009
Tass to Compete at Veterans World Championships
Head fencing coach Atilio Tass will travel to Moscow this week to compete in the 2009 FIE Veterans World Championships. Tass qualified for the Men's Sabre 50-59 division by competing in three prerequisite events, and will have the chance to vie for a world championship in the division on Thursday.