Fencers to Compete at NCAA Northeast Regional

Lauren Miller. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Lauren Miller. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Ten Yale Women's Fencers Qualify

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Yale women's fencing team will be strongly represented at the Mar. 10 NCAA Northeast Regional at St. John's in Queens, N.Y., with 10 fencers qualifying for the event.

Selection to the NCAA Northeast Regional occurs on the basis of performances throughout the course of the past season, as well as the Mar. 2-3 Ivy League Championship, held this year at Harvard in Cambridge, Mass. While the Bulldogs finished seventh at that tournament, their consistent performance throughout the season earned them a strong slate of fencers competing at the NCAA Northeast Regional. 

Held on Sunday at St. John's Carnesecca Arena and Taffner Field House, the event is a qualifying event for the 21-24 NCAA National Championship, held this year in San Antonio, Texas.

In all three weapons, Yale has a strong contingent. Sophomore Lauren Miller will look to repeat her success in last year's NCAA competitions: she advanced to the NCAA National Championship and finished in seventh place at that tournament. Alongside her in foil will be junior Linda Zhou and freshman Megan Murphy. 

In epee competition, senior captain Robyn Shaffer will be joined by junior Alison Barton and freshman Katherine Miller. Meanwhile, saber will feature senior Madeline Oliver, junior Brenda Seah, sophomore Rachel Hayes and freshman Mara Martinez

ESPN3 will be streaming the NCAA Northeast Regional live starting 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Report filed by James Lu '14, Yale Sports Publicity.