Shin Named NFC Fencer of the Year, Kozminsky and Alkilany Earn All-Star Honors

Junior Robin Shin, senior Molly Kozminsky, and freshman Sarah Alkilany

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior Robin Shin (Brookline, Mass.) was selected the Women's Fencer of the Year by the Northeast Fencing Conference, becoming the first person in the history of the MIT women's fencing program to accomplish this feat. She also represented the Engineers on the sabre all-star first team while senior Molly Kozminsky (Port Matilda, Pa.) was tabbed to the sabre second team. Freshman Sarah Alkilany (Brooklyn, N.Y.) rounded out the Cardinal and Gray with epee second team accolades.

Shin received her second straight first team nod after amassing a record of 35-1 in conference competition. Kozminsky collected her fourth all-star award after going 29-7 and joined Cordelia Link '10 as the only athletes in program history to be four-time honorees. In the midst of an impressive rookie campaign, Alkilany's total of 24-8 resulted in MIT's first epee plaudit in three seasons.

Shin, Kozminsky, and Alkilany will be joined by senior Ana Escalante (Los Angeles, Calif.), senior Kirsten Hessler (Roswell, Ga.), senior Julia Hopkins (New York, N.Y.), junior Julia Kimmerly (Middlesex, Vt.), senior Breanna Peterman (Selden, N.Y.), freshman Rebecca Shi (Plainsboro, N.J.), and senior Rachel Williams (Merritt Island, Fla.) at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship hosted by Boston College on Sunday, March 11.