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Freshman Adrienne Jarocki won the national title for women's sabré this year, the first time that crown has been won by a Harvard fencer. Jarocki’s NCAA individual trophy is also the first since outgoing senior Alexandra Kiefer won the women’s foil event three years ago.
Riding the talents of new and newly-established members, the Harvard men’s and women’s fencing teams both made runs at Ivy League titles during the 2013-2014 season.
After over two-dozen bouts in the sabre event, freshman Adrienne Jarocki brought home an individual title over teammate Aliya Itzkowitz, leading the Crimson to a fifth-place finish as a squad.
Coming into the NCAA Northeast Regionals in Wellesley, Mass. early Sunday morning, Harvard fencing coach Peter Brand hoped to qualify the maximum 12 fencers for the NCAA Championships, less than two weeks away.
The round robin event, which included area teams Brandeis, Boston College, and host MIT, saw the Crimson overwhelm its opposition throughout the evening.
This week’s Athletes of the Week runners-up prove that you don’t necessarily have to be a senior to lead by example.
The Harvard men came away with a share of their second-straight Ivy League title while the women had to settle for second, despite freshman sabre fencer Adrienne Jarocki’s undefeated record.
The women's fencing team, shown here in previous action, defeated Penn State at the St. John's Invitational this weekend.
The second-ranked Crimson women’s fencing team began the day strong with wins over Penn State, Columbia, and Notre Dame. But Harvard could not continue its success, falling by a single bout to both Ohio State and host St. John’s to cap off Sunday’s competition.
Junior co-captain Alexandra Kiefer and sophomore Emma Vaggo both earned bronze medals for the women’s team at NCAA regionals.
There was no doubt that a Harvard men’s basketball player would earn Athlete of the Week honors after the team’s historic 68-62 upset of New Mexico in the NCAA tournament on Thursday. With Laurent Rivard taking home the top honors, here are some of the other athletes with great performances from this past week, including three more men from the basketball squad.
Badger, competing in the men’s epee, was the top finishing fencer for Harvard. The sophomore, improving on his sixth place finish last year, moved up from second to first team All-American honors.