Recognized for Leadership and Strong Fencing
NEW HAVEN, Conn.—Junior Hugh O'Cinneide has been elected captain of Yale men's fencing for the upcoming 2014-15 season.
O'Cinneide has been a leader and strong performer throughout his time on the team. He was recognized with the Coach Harutunian Award For Best Sophomore and Best Freshman at the conclusion of last season and this season, respectively.
Fencing with the saber, O'Cinneide has been an anchor for the saber squad and for the team as a whole. Two years ago, O'Cinneide finished in 11th place in the NCAA National Championships. He finished in 14th place at this year's event.
Hailing from Montclair, N.J., O'Cinneide is known for his strong work ethic and leadership skills. He was a major factor in strong team showings at the USAG Collegiate Nationals and the early-season NYU Invitational. The saber squad performed well all season behind his leadership and his fencing.
With a deep, young, squad, Yale has high hopes headed into next season. The Bulldogs will look to O'Cinneide in his role as captain.
Report filed by Owen Kaye-Kauderer '16, Yale Sports Publicity