April 14, 2014

Lauren Miller Re-elected to Captain Bulldogs

Made Three Appearances at NCAA National Championship

NEW HAVEN, Conn.—Junior Lauren Miller has been re-elected to captain the Yale women's fencing team in the 2014-15 season.

The vote took place Saturday afternoon before the annual team banquet. At the banquet, Miller, an American Studies major from Greenwich, Conn., received the Sherry Marcy Award for captaining the team this past year.

Under her tenure this year, the Bulldogs notched up victories against Drew, Sacred Heart and Vassar and posted strong finishes across all three weapons at the U.S. Collegiate Squad Championship.

Individually, Miller, who fences foil, has made three straight appearances at the NCAA National Championship. In her debut appearance, she finished in seventh place, and in the past two years she has finished in 13th and 17th place. Those results came after strong qualifications that took into account consistent regular season performances and top-10 finishes at the NCAA Northeast Regional contests.

In her freshman year, she took home Yale's Most Valuable Fencer award and the Kristaps Keggi Award, given to a "freshman member who best exemplifies the qualities of competitive spirit, achievement, and dedication to Yale Fencing."

Sophomore year, she notched up a 10th-place finish at the Penn State Garret Open against some of the toughest competition in the nation. And this past year, she was a member of the foil squad that claimed sixth place at the U.S. Collegiate Squad Championships.

Next year, she will lead a team that retains a strong crop of underclassmen who have gained valuable collegiate competition experience this past year. The team this year qualified its highest number of fencers to the NCAA National Championship in recent years, with three Bulldogs making it to the national contest. 

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

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