2017-18 MIT Women's Fencing News
Sakharova and Li Go Undefeated in NFC OpenerNovember 18, 2017Junior Helen Sakharova (Ridgewood, N.J.) went 21-0 in epee action while sophomore Stephanie Li (Greenwood Village, Colo.) generated a 15-0 performance for the foil unit in the MIT women’s fencing team Northeast Fencing Conference opener on Saturday at Brown University. Registering a 6-1 mark for the second year in a row, the Engineers defeated UMass (21-6), University of New Hampshire (26-1), Boston University (18-9), Wellesley College (16-11), Sacred Heart University (19-8), and Smith College (17-10) with their lone loss coming at the hands of Brandeis University (15-12). Freshman Therese Mills (Medford, N.J.) rounded out the strong start to conference competition by powering the sabre squad with a mark of 15-6.
Helen Sakharova Earns Gold Medal at The Big One InvitationalNovember 04, 2017MIT junior Helen Sakharova (Ridgewood, N.J.) won the epee Gold medal at the season-opening The Big One Invitational hosted by Smith College on Saturday. The women’s fencing team also saw freshman Shiaoching Tse (Apex, N.C.) and sophomore Karen Gu (East Hanover, N.J.) rank fifth and 10th, respectively, in the foil competition. Freshman Therese Mills (Medford, N.J.) rounded out the Engineers’ top-10 placements by finishing sixth in the sabre standings.
Olympic Gold Medalist Johan Harmenberg Speaking on Friday, October 13thOctober 12, 2017Cambridge, Mass. (October 12) -- On Friday, October 13th, former MIT fencer and 1980 Olympic gold medalist in Epee, Johan Harmenberg, will be lecturing at MIT on new research in the sport of fencing.