Pictured: Elena Helgiu
Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot Photography.
Harvard will send a group of fencers to the NCAA Northeast Regional championships, March 14, in Providence, R.I. The event will be hosted by Brown.
The Crimson men owned a 14-7 record on the season and went 3-2 in the Ivy League while the women posted a 15-8 overall record and 3-3 mark in the conference. Harvard finished tied for second-place in the Ancient Eight on the men’s side and in fourth on the women’s side. The Crimson also had eight fencers earn All-Ivy League accolades at the Ivy League Championships. Shelby MacLeod, Noam Mills, Valentin Staller, Caroline Vloka and Ben White were all tabbed to the All-Ivy League first team. Karl Harmenberg, James Hawrot and Thomas Kolasa were named to the All-Ivy League second team.
Scouting the Field:
Eighteen schools from around the Northeast Region will be represented. Four teams other than Harvard will represent the Ivy League: Brown, Columbia, Cornell and Yale. Nine squads will represent the state of New York while Massachusetts has six teams sending fencers. Connecticut and Rhode Island round out the field with two teams and one squad, respectively.
The Road Ahead:
A select group of fencers will compete at the NCAA Championships, March 25-28. Harvard will serve as the host for the 2010 NCAA Championships. Those competing will be announced next week.