NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Rising senior Katherine Miller was elected captain for the upcoming 2016-2017 season at this year's end of season banquet for Yale women's fencing.
Miller took the previous season off to train for the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, where she is listed as a potential alternate for Brazil's women's epee team. She spent last summer in Brazil working full-time at a consulting firm, Falconi Consultores, while training at her fencing club in the mornings and evenings.
A global affairs major, Miller is a student fellow of the William F Buckley Jr. Program. She is also involved with the Tory party on campus and is a Big Sib in Pierson College. As a fencer, Miller is known for her precision and drive, as well as the support she provides to her teammates. Her previous results include a 17th place finish at the NCAA Championships in 2014 in epee.
Rising junior Ilana Kamber was selected as the upcoming season's team manager. Kamber anticipates the position will "be challenging, yet incredibly rewarding." She looks forward to learning more about the behind the scenes work it takes to make Yale sports teams successful.
While the team will miss this year's graduating seniors, Miller says she is excited for the outstanding new freshman class and build on the progress the team saw under 2015-16 captain Joanna Lew.
"I'm thrilled to be captain for the upcoming season… Ilana will be a great team manager and I can't wait to build on Joey's work with the team. I have very high hopes for our continued success next year."
Report by Yale Sports Publicity