Men’s Fencing Coach Daria Schneider Wins Ivy League Coach of the Year

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- In her first year at the helm of the Crimson, Daria Schneider was named Men's Fencing Ivy League Coach of the Year, the league announced on Thursday morning.

Schneider is no stranger to success having won Ivy League Co-Coach of the Year in 2018 with Cornell. This year's Coach of the Year award marks her first with a men's program.

Under Schneider, Harvard ranked as high as No. 2 this season. At the St. John's Invitational Harvard defeated No. 1 ranked Columbia and No. 2 Notre Dame.

At the Ivy League Round Robins, the men went a perfect 5-0 to win the outright Ivy League Championship. Over the course of the weekend, No.2 Harvard knocked off No.1 Columbia and No. 8 Yale on day one.

On day two, the Crimson defeated No. 9 Penn to clinch a share of the Ivy League title and then dominated No. 6 Princeton, 20-7, to clinch the outright Ivy League Championship. This championship marks the first outright title by a team at the Ivy Round Robins since 2013 when the Harvard men did it.

The Crimson enter NCAA regionals 20-3 overall with a 10-match win streak.