Benjamin Nield
Benjamin Nield
Height: 6-0
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Preston, Wash.
High School: Issaquah
Position: Foil
Major: Physics

2011-12: Overall record: 32-29...NFC record: 17-8...squad leader...placed seventh at the New England Championship (2/25)...finished 11th at The Big One (11/5)...ranked 28th at the NCAA Northeast Regional (3/11)...won all three bouts against Brandeis, went 2-1 versus UNH, and picked up a victory against Boston University in the first NFC event of the season (11/19)...had a 2-1 outing against UNC and tacked on a win versus Yale at the Brandeis Invitational (12/4)...swept Tufts and Dartmouth, posted 2-1 ledgers against Boston College and Vassar, to go along with a victory over Brown in NFC action (1/28)...blanked Hunter, notched 2-1 marks versus Johns Hopkins and Haverford, in addition to wins over Penn and NYU at the Eric Sollee Invitational (2/4)...turned in a 2-1 performance against Brandeis and added a victory over BC at the Beanpot Invitational (2/14).

2010-11: Overall record: 37-32...NFC record: 19-11...finished 11th at The Big One (11/6)...ranked 21st at the NCAA Northeast Regional (3/13)...swept New Hampshire and UMass while also defeating Boston University, Sacred Heart, and Brandeis at an NFC competition (11/20)...won all three bouts versus St. John's and picked up wins over Haverford and Yale en route to a 6-6 ledger at the Brandeis Invitational (12/5)...went 3-0 against Tufts, had 2-1 performances versus Dartmouth and Vassar, and tacked on victories over Boston College and Brown at an NFC competition (1/22)...swept Penn and Yeshiva while posting a 2-1 record against Hunter at the Eric Sollee Invitational (2/6)...took all three bouts versus Brandeis and had one win over Harvard at the Beanpot (2/16).

Off the Fencing Strip at MIT: Majoring in physics with a minor in nuclear engineering and a concentration in philosophy...philosophy...conducted a UROP with Dr. Peter Fisher in physics.

High School: A 2008 graduate of Issaquah High School...Pacific Northwest Junior Foil Champion (2008)...third place at the 2008 Rain City Open...National Merit finalist...Boeing Merit Scholarship.

Personal: Family member graduated from MIT...family member sailed in college.