Seven seniors and one team were honored by the Yale Athletics Department with awards at the annual senior student-athlete reception Saturday afternoon at the Lanman Center in Payne Whitney Gymnasium. The men’s fencing team earned the Brodhead Award for highest team grade point average. Paige Decker (New Preston, Conn.) of the women’s ice hockey team, Jane Kozey (Ansonia, Conn.) of the women’s crew team and Beau Palin (Oconomowoc, Wisc.) of the football team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. Tucker Kocher (San Francisco, Calif.) of the men’s soccer team and Brenda Seah (Singapore) of the women’s fencing team were the recipients of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award. Pat Killian (Nashville, Tenn.) of the men’s swimming and diving team and Kallie Parchman (Baltimore, Md.) of the women’s lacrosse team were the recipients of the Meyer Humanitarian Award.
A duo of fencers on the Yale men’s fencing team—junior Hugh O’Cinneide and freshman Reed Srere—have finished in 14th and 19th place, respectively, in saber competition at the Mar. 20-23 NCAA National Championship.
Two members of the Yale men’s fencing team have qualified Mar. 20-23 NCAA National Championship after demonstrating their prowess throughout the course of the season and at last weekend’s regional contest. The NCAA made the announcement of the championship field in Indianapolis on Tuesday.
The Yale men’s fencing team will compete in its first meet of the season this weekend as it travels to Waltham, Mass., for the Dec. 8 Brandeis Invitational. The Bulldogs will hope to capitalize on a productive offseason and perform well in their inaugural competition.
After a restful offseason and weeks of practice, the members of Yale Men’s Fencing prepare to kick off their 2013-2014 season. Their first meet, the Brandeis Invitational, will take place this Dec. 8 in Waltham, Mass. This year’s 16-member squad looks to emulate the success of previous seasons and continue to build a strong foundation for the Yale program.
The Yale men’s fencing team will bolster its ranks with three freshmen—Ian Richards, Reed Srere and Jacob Stein—this fall. Together, the three newcomers will add more than two decades of fencing experience and bring new energy to a team led by senior captain Cornelius Saunders.