Winter Season Preview: Fencing

Girls' Fencing Team

Even though this season may look different than last year's due to the pandemic, Head Fencing Coach Stephen Olson is eager to welcome back his strong team.

"Our girls' sabre squad did very well last year," said Coach Olson. "We lost Maggie Kistner '20 when she graduated, so this season it's a smaller team. I’m hoping we gain a third fencer." In 2019, the sabre squad was one of the top-ranked teams in New Jersey and won the Prep B title.

For the two remaining sabre fencers, Coach Olson expects Caroline Solondz '21 to have a strong season and Grace Crimi '23 to excel tremendously. "Epee Zoe O'Connor '21 is one to look out for," he added.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, winter fencing has been pushed back to January 2021 and will not feature typical championships or large tournaments. This season will be shortened, with approximately 12 meets scheduled over a six-week span.

Boys' Fencing Team

"This will be a building season – the boys' team improved greatly last year, and I see them improving much more from there," said Head Fencing Coach Stephen Olson.

With three seniors returning, the squad will be in good hands. Epee Caleb Smith '21 will be a stand-out, while Andrew Young '21 and Sean Carlucci '21, both sabre fencers, will have a competitive season, noted Coach Olson.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, winter fencing has been pushed back to January 2021 and will not feature typical championships or large tournaments. This season will be shortened, with approximately 12 meets scheduled over a six-week span.