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Two Fencers Receive Awards at Team Banquet

The Yale women's fencing team. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
The Yale women's fencing team. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Team Bids Farewell To Three Seniors

NEW HAVEN, Conn.—At the Yale women's fencing team's end of year banquet Saturday night, two fencers received awards that recognized their contributions to the Bulldogs.

Junior captain Lauren Miller received the Sherry Marcy Award for captaining the Bulldogs, while senior Brenda Seah was recognized with the Corey Friedlander Award for serving as the manager of the team. 

Under Miller's leadership this past season, Yale claimed victories against Drew, Sacred Heart and Vassar. In her third straight appearance at the NCAA National Championship, Miller finished in 17th place in foil competition, after qualifying with a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Northeast Regional.

Seah, who has fenced for the Bulldogs all four years at Yale, was a member of the epee squad that claimed fifth place at this year's U.S. Collegiate Squad Championships.

Saturday night's banquet also gave the team an opportunity to bid farewell to its three seniors: Seah, Alison Barton, and Laura Benoit. Barton won the Corey Friedlander Award last year for managing the women's team and this year joined Seah as part of the epee squad that posted a fifth-place finish at the Collegiate Squad Championships. Benoit has fenced saber for the Bulldogs at both the Ivy League Championship and Collegiate Squad Championships in the past, including contributing to Yale's sixth-place finish in saber at the inaugural Collegiate Squad Championships.

Earlier in the day, members of the team also voted to select next year's captain. Miller was re-elected to captain the Yale women's fencing team for the 2014-15 season.

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