Dec. 12, 2006
On the strength of a stellar 17-1 record at the first Northeast Fencing Conference meet on Nov. 19, freshman Randy Alevi (Old Westbury, NY) has been named the NFC's Fencer of the Month.
Alevi, who is 35-2 on the season, helped the Bears to a combined 10-0 on the day at the first NFC meet, as the women went 6-0 and the men went 4-0. She dropped one bout during a match with Boston University, but swept her three matches against fencers from Wellesley, Smith, Tufts, New Hampshire and the University of Massachusetts to finish with a meet-high 17 wins. Earlier in the season, she took first place at The Big One, going 10-0, and she finished the fall semester with an 8-1 record at the Brandeis Invitational.
Alevi is joined by eight other Brown fencers on the NFC all-star standings, based on bouts at the November NFC meet. Nipping on Alevi's heels in the women's sabre is sophomore Charlotte Rose (Bethesda, MD), whose 15-3 record is good for a second place tie. Junior Christine Livoti (Garden City, NY) leads the women's epee standings with her 14-2 record, while sophomore Christina Salvatore (Chevy Chase, MD) sits in fourth at 13-3. Freshman Kirsten Lynch (Maplewood, NJ) is the fifth female Bear to make the standings, as she sits in fifth in the foil at 11-1.
For the men, junior Samuel Levine (Santa Monica, CA) leads the standings in men's sabre at 11-1, while freshman Andrea Varotsis (London, United Kingdom) leads the men's foil with a 9-1 record. Senior Dan Mahoney (Haydenville, MA) sits in a tie for second at 10-1 in the sabre, and sophomore David Berliner (Los Angeles, CA) is in third in men's epee at 9-2.
The men's team, which is tied with MIT and Brandeis for first place, and women's team, tied with MIT for first, will try to take home NFC gold at the second and final meet on Jan. 27 in the team's lone home event of the season.