Conference Awards


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.

2018 Fencer of the Year

Connor Rounds, Boston College Sabre. 2018 Male Fencer of the Year.

Connor Rounds, Boston College
Sabre

 2018 Fencer of the Year

 Helen Shakarova, MIT Epee. 2018 Female Fencer of the Year.


Helen Shakavova, MIT
Epee

 

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.


2018 Rookie of the Year

Justin Herman, Boston College Foil. 2018 Male Rookie of the Year.

Justin Herman, Boston College
Foil

 2018 Rookie of the Year

Signe Golash, Brown University Sabre. 2018 Female Rookie of the Year.

Signe Golash, Brown University
Sabre
 

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.

 2018 Sachs Award 

Meg Harney. Wellesley College Sabre. 2018 Sachs Award Winnner.

Meg Harney, Wellesley College Sabre
Sachs Award

 

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.

2017 Lilien Award

Kyle Berney, Brandeis University Sabre. 2018 Lilien Award winner.

Kyle Berney, Brandeis Sabre
Lilien Award

 

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.
 

2018 Men's Team
Coaching Staff of the Year

Brandeis Fencing

Brandeis University

 2018 Women's Team 
Coaching Staff of the Year


Boston College


Past award winners