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Lafayette Set to Host NCAA Fencing Regionals

March 5, 2014

Easton, Pa. - Lafayette's Kirby Sports Center will play host to the 2014 NCAA Mid-Atlantic/South Regional Fencing Championships on Saturday, March 8. The tournament will begin at 8:30 a.m.

The Leopards have 10 fencers seeded in the event, and another five are alternates and could move into the event Saturday in the event of fencers scratching. In the women's foil, Alexandra Knobel and Julia Sheng have qualified, while Sarah Woodruff is the fourth alternate. In the women's saber, Leah Hayden and Anna-Lisa Ashman will compete and Maureen Carey could move into the event, as she currently sits in the third alternate slot.

On the men's side, Phillip Manna and Brandon Smith will fence in the foil division, while Timothy Gaziano and Jeremy Martin-Mills will serve as the first and second alternates. Daniel Robitzski and David Jennings have qualified in the men's epee with Conrad Stoerker at the second alternate spot. In men's saber, Eric Luby and Jake Burns will represent the Leopards.

In addition to Lafayette, 12 more fencing squads will compete in Kirby Sports Center on Saturday. Representatives from four top-ten women's programs are scheduled to fence, including No. 1 Princeton, No. 6 Penn State, No. 7 Penn, and No. 8 Temple. The men's lineup will also include fencers from four top-ten teams, No. 2 Penn State, No. 5 Princeton, No. 7 Penn, and No. 10 Duke.

This is the third year in a row Lafayette has hosted the NCAA Mid-Atlantic/South Regional Fencing Championships.

Participating Schools 
Drew University
Duke University
Farleigh Dickinson University
Haverford College
Lafayette College
Johns Hopkins University
New Jersey Institute of Tech.
Penn State University
Princeton University
Stevens Inst. of Tech.
Temple University
Univ. of North Carolina
University of Pennsylvania