Our previous posts on the “Top Feeder Fencing Clubs to the Ivy League Fencing Rosters 2015-2016”, “The Characteristics of Freshmen Fencers at NCAA Division I (Excluding The Ivy League) Schools 2015-2016” and “The Characteristics of Freshmen Fencers at NCAA Division III Schools 2015-2016” have all generated enormous interest so we have decided to round out the series with a brief review of the freshmen fencers on Division II fencing teams.
Currently there are four Division II schools with NCAA-sanctioned fencing teams as outlined in the table below. Two of the schools have men’s and women’s teams and two field only a women’s team.
NCAA Division II Men's & Women's Fencing Schools
|University of California, San Diego, CA||Independent||M & W||CA||West Region|
|Long Island University/LIU Post, NY||Independent||W||NY||Northeast Region|
|Queens College (New York), NY||Independent||W||NY||Northeast Region|
|Wayne State University (Michigan), MI||Independent||M & W||MI||Midwest Region|
The NCAA Division II freshmen fencing roster is clearly the smallest among the NCAA Divisions as illustrated in the accompanying graph. Nine men and 20 women made up the freshmen roster which represented 4.5% of freshmen men and 9.7% of freshmen women on NCAA fencing teams in 2015-2016.
The University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) dominated the Division II fencing roster with 18 or 62% of the 29 freshmen fencers as illustrated in the following table. Twenty-seven freshmen came from the U.S. and two were from Poland.
You may click on a column heading to sort the data based on that criteria. In addition the table can be extended by adding entries at the top left of the table.
Freshmen Fencing Roster for NCAA Division II Schools 2015-2016
|Name||Gender||School||Weapon||Hometown (High School)||State or Country|
|Evan George||M||UC San Diego||Sabre||San Jose, CA (Prospect High School)||CA|
|Thejas Gulati||M||UC San Diego||Sabre||Sacramento, CA (Sacramento Waldorf School)||CA|
|Andrew Hou||M||UC San Diego||Foil||Diamond Bar, CA (Diamond Bar High School)||CA|
|Brian Howard||M||UC San Diego||Foil||Petaluma, CA (Casa Grande High School)||CA|
|Zuhril Megat Zariman||M||UC San Diego||Foil||San Diego, CA (Alice Smith School)||CA|
|Marc Mendoza||M||UC San Diego||Sabre||Escondido, CA (High Tech High North County)||CA|
|Scott Phillips||M||UC San Diego||Epee||Bellevue, WA (Interlake High School)||WA|
|Michelle Caplin||W||UC San Diego||Epee||Manhattan Beach, CA (Vistamar School)||CA|
|Karen Chiem||W||UC San Diego||Foil||San Francisco, CA (George Washington High School)||CA|
|Lillian Chu||W||UC San Diego||Sabre||Saratoga, CA (Saratoga High School)||CA|
|Christine Drake-Thomas||W||UC San Diego||Epee||The Woodlands, TX (The Woodlands College Park High School)||TX|
|Isabella Franco||W||UC San Diego||Foil||Santa Barbara, CA (Dos Pueblos High School)||CA|
|Katie Hallsten||W||UC San Diego||Epee||Sacramento, CA (Christian Brothers High School)||CA|
|Dylan Sarish||W||UC San Diego||Epee||West Hills, CA (Chaminade College Prep)||CA|
|Leanne Singleton-Comfort||W||UC San Diego||Sabre||Marysville, CA (East Nicolaus High Sshool)||CA|
|Aditi Soin||W||UC San Diego||Epee||Cupertino, CA (Monta Vista High Sshool)||CA|
|Savanah Tiffany||W||UC San Diego||Sabre||Draper, UT (Corner Canyon High School)||UT|
|Monique Zhou||W||UC San Diego||Foil||San Leandro, CA (Chinese Christian Schools)||CA|
|Chantelle Duncan||W||LIU Post||Epee||Valley Stream, NY (Valley Stream South)||NY|
|Natalie Guerino||W||LIU Post||Sabre||San Francisco, CA (John H. Pittman)||CA|
|Sabrina Decopain||W||Queens College||Foil||Valley Stream, NY ( Valley Stream South)||NY|
|Sara Kaye||W||Queens College||Epee||New Hyde Park, NY (Herricks)||NY|
|Nicole Michaels||W||Queens College||Foil||Commack, NY (Commack)||NY|
|Carlo Martinez-Bernal||M||Wayne State||Foil||Macomb, MI (Dakota)||MI|
|Brenton Villeneuve||M||Wayne State||Epee||Clarkston, MI (Graded School of Sao Paulo)||MI|
|Sierra Jones||W||Wayne State||Epee||Calumet City, IL (Marian Catholic)||IL|
|Alexandra Kaul||W||Wayne State||Epee||Grosse Pointe Farms, MI (G.P. South)||MI|
|Kasia Lachman||W||Wayne State||Foil||Poznan, Poland (Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace)||Poland|
|Pati Palczynska||W||Wayne State||Sabre||Konstancin-Jeziorna, Poland (Johanna Wolfganga Goethego)||Poland|
Twenty-one of the 27 U.S. residents had fenced competitively before entering college. Twenty percent of freshmen women had either an “A” or “B” rating, 10% a “D” rating, 10% an “E” rating and 30% were unrated. Four appear to be “walk-ons”. Five of the seven freshmen men had either an “A”, “B” or “C” rating as illustrated below.
Ratings of 2015-2016 NCAA Division II Freshmen Fencing Roster at 1 November, 2014
|Number||% of Total||Number||% of Total||Number||% of Total|