Vloka took bronze with the saber at the NCAA Northeast Regional championship on Sunday, hosted by Boston College. (Gil Talbot)
NEWTON, Mass – Highlighted by a gold medal by freshman Emma Vaggo, the ninth-ranked Harvard women's fencing team brought home a total of three medals and five top-10 finishes at the NCAA Northeast Region championship, Sunday at Boston College.
Vaggo finished in the top-spot in the epee competition in front of Isis Washington and Zsofia Fath from St. John's, who took second and third, respectively. Junior Nadia Eldeib also had a solid showing coming in ninth in the epee field, while senior Felicia Sun just missed cracking the top-10, coming in 12th.
In the saber group, Caroline Vloka took home bronze finishing behind Anna Limbach of St. John's and Essane Diedro of Columbia, who placed first and second, respectively. Teammates, freshman Kara Lee, and senior Hayley Levitt finished 14th and 18th.
Freshman Alexandra Kiefer secured a silver medal with the foil, as she was the Crimson's top performer in the weapon. Junior Kathy Chou followed close behind as she finished in seventh to round out the field for Harvard.
Selections for the NCAA Championship March 24-25 in Columbus, Ohio, will be finalized Tuesday.