Six Fencers Tabbed for NCAA Regionals
March 4, 2011
EASTON, Pa. - Six student-athletes will represent the Lafayette fencing team at the 2011 NCAA Regionals, as announced this afternoon. The all-day event will be held on Saturday, March 12 at Drew University in Madison, N.J.
Foilist Lisa DeJoseph, épéeists Noah Weiner, David Eckelmann and Andre Rafizadeh and sabreurs Darrell Washington and Eric Luby will all represent the Leopards, who are 10-10 in the 2010-11 season with the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Fencing Association Championships on tap for Sunday, March 6. This marks the second consecutive year that at least five Lafayette fencers will be at the regional.
DeJoseph, a sophomore from Garden City, N.Y., has 19 individual wins this season as a foilist. She is a Civil Engineering major.
Weiner, also a 2010 NCAA Regionals selection, is 24-13 in épée. The junior co-captain of the Leopards is a Neuroscience major from Monkton, Md.
A sophomore from Stockton, N.J., Eckelmann makes his first trip to NCAA Regionals thanks to a 28-16 individual record. The épéeist is a Government & Law major.
Rafizadeh, who is making is second-straight appearance at NCAA Regionals, is a Biology major from Morristown, N.J. The sophomore owns a 24-17 record in épée.
Washington, another return participant from 2010, posted a 20-14 mark in sabre this season. The sophomore from Trenton, N.J. is a Mechanical Engineering major.
Twenty-four wins as a sabreur make Luby - a native of Carlisle, Mass. - the lone freshman to represent the Leopards at NCAA Regionals.
The entire Lafayette fencing team returns to action on Sunday, March 6 for the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Fencing Association Championships. The event will be hosted by the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va.