Oct. 13, 2008
Stanford, Calif.- The Stanford fencing team is looking to build on the momentum it gained from last season. The Cardinal will return an experienced squad, losing just one senior from last year. Additionally, Alex Khoshnevissan has recovered from his injury last year and will be helping to lead the Cardinal men's foil to a championship season. The team remains confident in its ability to defend its Western Regional Championship title and improve its "elite eight" finish last year at the NCAA Championships at Ohio State.
Women's Foil: Rebecca Chung, a freshman, and someone the team hopes to see great things from this year, will join the women's foil team, led by Jessica Wacker. Additionally, Kersten Schnurle will transfer from the epee squad to foil, a weapon in which she is strong.
Women's Sabre: The sabre squad will be lead again by All American captain Eva Jellison and Sarah Parker but is joined by a local fencer Suraya Omar. Suraya is bringing much needed depth to the women's sabre squad.
Women's Epee: Led by captain Brittany Leader, the women's epee team has welcomed Ashley Titan, the newest epeeist to The Farm. "She is a fantastic athlete and we hope to see great things from her this year," said head coach Lisa Milgram.
Men's Epee: Kevin Mo, the 2008 Junior Olympic Champion will join the squad led by captain Clayton Kenney. Additionally, sophomore Michael Hammersley will join ranks to fight with his fellow Cardinal fencers.
Men's Foil: With Alex Khoshnevissan returning from a year off due to injury and the addition of freshman John Borrero, the men's foil team is looking very strong. Veteran, Julian Jennings-White and Captain Dan Tucker are excited to have a team with such depth and talent.
Men's Sabre: Coach George Pogosov is expecting great things from the sabre squad, lead by Teddy Levitt. Last year the sabre men took 1st, 2nd, 3rd at the Western Regionals.
Stanford fencing will compete in its first tournament, the Big Bout, when they host California on November 14th.