No. 9 Women’s Fencing Closes Out Regular Season at 2017 Beanpot Tournament

No. 9 Women’s Fencing Closes Out Regular Season at 2017 Beanpot Tournament

Natalie Yang paces the foil squad with a 29-9 and a plus-65 touch differential (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Looking to clinch its ninth-straight Beanpot title, the No. 9 Harvard women's fencing team will close its regular season at the 2017 Beanpot Tournament hosted by Boston College. 

Last Time Out
Harvard women's fencing team finished fourth at the Ivy League Championships, tallying a 3-3 record over the course of the tournament. Senior co-captain Adrienne Jarocki led the Crimson with a 15-3 mark, registering a plus-44 touch differential en route to being the sabre champion.

Recap: Women's Fencing Ivy League Championships
Feb 13, 2017

Feb. 12, 2017

Harvard Leaders by Weapon
Sabre: Adrienne Jarocki, 48-9, +143
Foil: Natalie Yang, 29-9, +65
Epee: Sharon Ra, 35-22, +40

About the Beanpot
The fencing Beanpot has been played since 2008 and Harvard has claimed the title in all eight years, beating out cross town rivals Boston College, Brandeis and MIT.

Wednesday, Feb. 15   6 p.m.  Harvard vs Brandeis
   7:10 p.m.  Harvard vs MIT
   8:20 p.m.  Harvard vs BC

The Beanpot Series
Harvard leads the series against all Beanpot opponents, with its longest streak against Boston College with 17 victories.



Last Played



vs. Boston College   
vs. Brandeis
vs. MIT 

17-0, Harvard leads
32-6, Harvard leads
30-12, Harvard leads       

Feb. 10, 2016    
Feb. 10, 2016
Feb. 10, 2016     

W, 16-11    
W, 20-7
W, 20-7     



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All-Ivy League Accolades
Adrienne Jarocki was named to the All-Ivy first team along with teammate Natalie Yang. Marta Lasota and Sharon Ra were named to the second team.

Feeling Fine at Number Nine
In the most recent CollegeFencing360 poll, Harvard has been ranked at No. 9. This marks the 14th-consecutive season that the women's program has been ranked within the top 10. The women's team has been ranked in every CollegeFencing360 poll since 2005.
Last Season
Harvard went 14-1 during the 2015-16 season, finishing seventh as a team at the NCAA Championships. The reigning national champion in sabre, senior Adrienne Jarocki earned first team All-America honors and a first-place overall finish going a combined 19-4 at the NCAA tournament and a tournament-best plus-35 touch differential. Jarocki is joined by sophomore Shawn Wallace, who accumulated All-America honorable mention distinction with a 13-10 record at the NCAA Tournament.

Leading the Way
Head coach Peter Brand enters his 19th season at the helm for the Crimson, which has posted a winning record in each of the last 15 seasons under his watch. Harvard has won eight Ivy League Championships during his tenure, while also winning the 2006 National Championship. Brand owns a 239-77 record on the women's side and has coached a combined 47 All-Americans at Harvard.

Captaining the Ship
Seniors Adrienne Jarocki and Liana Yamin have been chosen by their teammates as the Harvard women's fencing captains for the 2016-17 season. The duo of Jarocki and Yamin will serve as the third pair of two-time captains that has been elected by their teammates in Harvard women's fencing history.
Ivy League Digital Network
The Ivy League Digital Network returns for a fourth season as the home for all live streaming and on-demand video content for each of the conference's eight institutions. Broadcast in full HD and featuring a live score bug and play-by-play and color commentary, the Ivy League Digital Network provides fans with unprecedented access to the Ancient Eight.

What's Next?
The NCAA Regional Championships will be hosted by Yale on March 12.