Pictured: Shelby MacLeod (left) and Valentin Staller
Photos courtesy of DSPics.com and Gil Talbot Photography.
Sophomores Shelby MacLeod and Valentin Staller of the Harvard
fencing team have been named to the national weekly honor roll for
the week ending Feb. 28, as presented by CollegeFencing360.com.
MacLeod was tabbed to the All-Ivy League first team after posting an 8-1 record in the foil at the Ivy League Championships, Part II, Feb. 28. The Sturbridge, Mass., native also sported an overall record of 15-3 at the Ivy League Championships. Harvard concluded the Ivy League Championships with a 3-3 record in the league and a fourth-place finish. MacLeod also helped Harvard capture its second-consecutive Beanpot, Feb. 24. The women went 15-8 on the season.
Staller was also an All-Ivy League first team honoree after going undefeated in the sabre, winning all nine bouts at the Ivy League Championships, Part II. The Old Field, N.Y., native turned in a total record of 13-2 at the Ivy League Championships. On the men’s side, Harvard finished the Ivy League Championships with a 3-2 mark in the conference, good for second place, in the Ancient Eight. Staller helped the Crimson claim its second-straight Beanpot, Feb. 24. The men wrapped up the season with a 14-7 overall record.
This marks the second-straight week that the Crimson had at least one fencer on the national honor roll. Sophomore co-captain Caroline Vloka garnered a spot on the list last week.