Conference Accolades

2020

Team Champions

champion men's team

Boston College

Champion women's team

George H. Fischer Trophy Winners

Boston College

Champion combined team

Sollee-Lilien Trophy Winners

Boston College

Fencers of the Year

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

All-star rankings are used to select fencers of the year. The all-star who has the greatest victory percentage across all weapons in a gender is used to select the fencer of the year. In the case of ties, there are no tie-breakers defined; ties are possible.

Timmy Frank

Brown University

Epee

Kristen Palmer

MIT

Sabre

Rookies of the Year

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

All-star rankings are used to select rookies of the year. The all-star rookie who has the greatest victory percentage across all weapons in a gender is used to select the fencer of the year. In the case of ties, there are no tie-breakers defined; ties are possible.

Nick Andrade

Brown University

Foil

Kristin Palmer

MIT

Sabre

Conference all-stars

We recognize sustained achievement by individuals by bestowing First Team (top 3 performers) and Second Team (next 3 top performers) in each weapon.

Once the bouts fenced threshold* is met, the victory percentage (greater value prevails) is used to determine all-star ranking . In the case of ties, indicators (touches scored – touches received; greater difference prevails) are used. Further tie breakers are undefined.

*Bouts fenced threshold: 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). This threshold is common to all of the conference's individual accolades.

Foil

First Team -- Men

Nick Andrade, Brown University (27-3, 90.00%)

Lawrence Tan, Sacred Heart (26-3, 89.66%)

Ryan Scarpa, Brown University (26-4, 86.67%)

First Team -- Women

Anisha Kasi, Brown University (26-1, 96.30%)

Anna Susini, Brown University (24-1, 96.00%)

Zoe Tolbert, Vassar College (30-6, 83.33%)

Second Team -- Men

Tomas Koeck, Sacred Heart (24-6, 80.00%)

Philip Acinapuro, Boston College (19-5, 79.17%)

Robert Law, MIT (19-5, 79.17%)

Second Team -- Women

Brie Maurer, Wellesley College (26-6, 81.25%)

Jessica Gets, Brandeis University (24-6, 80.00%)

Elena Jin, Brown University (20-5, 80.00%)

EPee

First Team -- Men

Timmy Frank, Brown University (19-2, 90.48%)

Addison Wessel, Dartmouth College (26-4, 86.67%)

Benjamin Ryjikov, Brown University (21-6, 77.78%)

First Team -- Women

Kaitlyn Gill, Tufts University (27-6, 81.82%)

Tessa (Tesla) Wells, MIT (27-6, 81.82%)

Katherine (Katie) Vella, Boston University (29-7, 80.56%)

Second Team -- Men

Francis Sapienza, Dartmouth College (22-8, 73.33%)

Jack Plumer, Vassar College (14-6, 70.00%)

Nathan Sinai, Brown University (19-9, 67.86%)

Second Team -- Women

Julia Calventus-Coveney, Wellesley (27-7, 79.14%)

Daria Rudakova, Sacred Heart (28-8, 77.78%)

Kimberley Kimura, Wellesley (25-8, 75.76%)

Sabre

First Team -- Men

Aaron Lu, MIT (23-4, 85.19%)

Josh Sohn, MIT (22-4, 84.62%)

Ronald Yuan, Brown University (24-5, 82.76%)

First Team -- Women

Kristen Palmer, MIT (31-1, 96.88%)

Bella McKinney, Tufts (31-4, 88.57%)

Maggie Shealy, Brandeis (22-3, 88.00%)

Second Team -- Men

Evin Heintz, Vassar College (22-5, 81.48%)

Spencer Kuldell, Boston College (22-5, 81.48%)

Ben Slavin, Boston College (24-6, 80.00%)

Second Team -- Women

Casey Chan, Brown University (31-5, 86.11%)

Signe Golash, Brown University (31-5, 86.11%)

Sophie Witek, Sacred Heart (30-6, 83.33%)

Elliot Lilien Award

Katie Vella

Boston University

Women's Epee

Named after NFC founder, former Commissioner, and USA 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 meet the bouts fenced threshold that is also applied to all-star eligibility.

The winner is selected by voting at the coaches and captains at the annual meeting.

Sachs Award

Subin Jeong - Tufts University

Women's Sabre

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 must not have had any experience in fencing prior to fencing in college.

All-star rankings are used to select the Sachs award winner. The eligible fencer who has the greatest victory percentage across all weapons and genders is selected. In the case of ties, there are no tie-breakers defined; ties are possible.

Coaching Staffs of the Year

Given for men's team and women's team coaching staffs.

The winner is selected by voting at the coaches and team captains at the annual meeting.

Prior to 2016, this award was the "Coach of the Year," and recognized the head coach of the team, or the entire team in the cases where the team did not have a coach. Starting in 2016, this award name was changed to reflect the contribution of the entire coaching staff, and the award was given in the school's name.

Boston College

Men

Wellesley College

Women