Conference Awards

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Fencers of the Year

Given to the top male and female fencers in the conference.

To be eligible, a fencer must fence in a minimum of 2/3 of the scheduled bouts in the season (minimums are 20 for men, 24 for women). The winners are those with the highest winning percentage, with indicators being the tie-breaker. No additional tie-breakers are defined.

2020 Fencer of the Year

Timmy Frank, Epee
Brown University

 2020 Fencer of the Year 

Kristen Palmer, Sabre
MIT

 

Rookies of the Year

Given to the top male and female fencers in the conference who are freshmen at the conclusion of the season. 

To be eligible, a fencer must fence in a minimum of 2/3 of the scheduled bouts in the season (minimums are 20 for men, 24 for women). The winners are those with the highest winning percentage, with indicators being the tie-breaker. No additional tie-breakers are defined.


2020 Rookie of the Year

Nick Andrade, Foil
Brown University

 2020 Rookie of the Year

Kristen Palmer, Sabre
MIT
 

Sachs Award

Named after Elif and Jason Sachs, former coaches at Tufts University. Given to the fencer "with the best record who started fencing in College." [from the award inscription] 

To be eligible, a fencer must fence in a minimum of 2/3 of the scheduled bouts in the season (minimums are 20 for men, 24 for women). The winners are those with the highest winning percentage, with indicators being the tie-breaker. No additional tie-breakers are defined.

 2020 Sachs Award 


TBD

 

Elliot Lilien Award

Named after NFC founder, former Commissioner, and USA Fencing Fencing Hall of Fame - nominated coach Elliot Lilien. This award is given to that fencer in the conference who shows exemplary sportsmanship and an excellent parry system.

To be eligible, a fencer must fence in a minimum of 2/3 of the scheduled bouts in the season (minimums are 20 for men, 24 for women). The winner is selected by the coaches at the annual meeting.

2020 Lilien Award


Katie Vella, Epee
Boston University

 

Coaching Staff of the Year

Given for men's team and women's team coaches.

The winner is selected by the coaches at the annual meeting.

Starting in 2016, this award will be known as the "Coaching Staff of The year," to reflect the contribution of the entire coaching staff, and the award will be given in the school's name. For 2015 and earlier, this award was the "Coach of the Year" award, and had been given to the head coach.
 

2020 Men's Team
Coaching Staff of the Year

Boston College

 2020 Women's Team 
Coaching Staff of the Year

Wellesley College

Past award winners