April 17, 2013

Awards Cap-Off Fencing Season

Farewell to Seniors 

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — At the Yale women's fencing team's end of year banquet last Saturday night, three fencers received awards to honor their contributions to team.

Two of the winners—senior captain Robyn Shaffer and senior Madeline Oliver—have left an indelible mark on the Bulldogs. Shaffer has served as captain for the past two seasons while Oliver captained the team in her sophomore year.

The other award winner, junior Alison Barton, won the Corey Friedlander Award for serving as the manager of the team. 

Shaffer received the Sherry Marcy Award for captaining the Bulldogs, while Oliver was awarded the Everett M. Wetchler Memorial Award, given to "that senior member of either the men's or women's varsity team who best exemplifies the qualities of competitive spirit, achievement and dedication to Yale fencing."

Oliver has qualified for and competed at the NCAA National Championships three times, finishing 23rd, 20th and 10th in her appearances.

The banquet also featured the announcement of the new captain of the Yale women's fencing team, who will take over the reins from Shaffer and Oliver: sophomore Lauren Miller, who has seen considerable success in the past two years and finished seventh and 13th in her two appearances at the NCAA National Championship.

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

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