CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Eli Dershwitz of the Harvard men’s fencing team has been named COOP Athlete of the Week for Dec. 2-8.
Dershwitz, a freshman from Sherborn, Massachusetts, opened his collegiate career with an undefeated 12-0 start at the Tradition Tournament in Fairfield, Connecticut. Dershwitz helped lead a sabre squad that went undefeated in its first four matches, and helped the Crimson get out to a 3-1 start. He toppled three opponents from each of Penn State, Vassar, NYU and Sacred Heart with a plus-39 touch differential during the tournament, and was the only men’s fencer to finish the tournament undefeated.
Harvard men’s fencing continues its season January 24 at the St. John’s Invitational, where it will take on Notre Dame, Penn State, Ohio State, Columbia, and the host Red Storm.