March 11, 2012

Six Brown Fencers Earn NFC Distinctions

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Northeast Fencing Conference (NFC) has announced their regular season awards and Brown has earned several honors including the a share of the women's championship and combined team championship. Six fencers were named to the NFC All-Star teams, three first and three second teamers.

The Brown women went 11-1 on the season and finished in a first-place tie with Boston College for the championship title. The men finished as the runner-up, posting a 9-1 mark. Brown's combined record of 20-2 earned them a share of the team title with Sacred Heart.

On the men's side, Brown boasted one First-Team selection in rookie Barrett Weiss (Barrington, R.I.) and two Second-Team honorees in senior Peter Tyson (Setauket, N.Y.) and junior Teddy Weller (Barrington, R.I.). Brown went 24-2 in the foil, while Tyson was 23-4 and Weller 21-6 in the saber.

The Bears had three honorees on the women's side as junior Caitlin Taylor (Elk Grove, Calif.) and junior Cory Abbe (Scappoose, Ore.) were named to the First Team in the saber and epee, respectively. Rookie Hannah Kolus (Burkbank, Calif.) was a Second Team selection n the foil. Taylor posted an impressive 30-1 record, while Abbe was not far off the pace, going 28-2. Kolus compiled a 20-5 mark.

The Bears now prepare for the NCAA Regional Championships on March 11, hosted by Boston College.

Brown Award Winners

First Team Men's Foil
Weiss, Barrett-Brown (24-2)

Second Team Men's saber
Tyson, Peter-Brown(23-4)
Weller, Teddy-Brown(21-6)

First Team Women's Saber
Taylor, Caitlin-Brown (30-1)

First Team Women's Epee
Abbe, Cory-Brown (28-2)

Second Team Women's Foil
Kolus, Hannah- Brown (20-5)


WOMENS FINAL STANDINGS
                                          
Boston College, 11-1
Brown, 11-1
Sacred Heart, 10-2
MIT, 9-3
Vassar, 9-3
Brandeis, 7-5
Tufts, 6-6
Wellesley, 5-7
UNH, 3-9
Dartmouth, 2-10
BU, 2-10
UMass, 2-10
Smith, 1-11

MENS FINAL STANDINGS
                                          
Sacred Heart, 10-0
Brown, 9-1
MIT, 7-3
Boston College, 7-3
Brandeis, 7-3
Dartmouth, 5-5
Vassar, 4-6
Tufts, 2-8
UMass, 2-8
UNH, 2-8
BU, 0-10

COMBINED
                                         
Brown, 20-2
Sacred Heart, 20-2
Boston College, 18-4
MIT, 16-6
Brandeis, 14-8
Vassar, 13-9
Tufts, 8-14
Dartmouth, 7-15
UNH, 5-17
UMass, 4-18
BU, 2-20