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Team Awards

Best Offensive Fencer

Presented annully to the fencer with the highet average touches scored per bout during the season

1997 Doug Rizzo 1998 Kate Ekmann
1999 Kate Ekmann 2000 Kate Ekmann
2001 Carlo Pitocco 2002 Robin Lesko
2003 Brian Buckley

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Best Defensive Fencer

Presented annually to the fencer with the lowest average touches against per bout during the season

1997 Hans Yehnert 1998 Kate Ekmann
1999 Allison Rowland 2000 Kate Ekmann
2001 Carlo Pitocco 2002 Brian Buckley
2003 Karen Vaughn

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Most Victories

1997 Doug Rizzo 1998 Christina Karako
1999 Matt Bouloubasis 2000 Kate Ekmann
2001 Erica Fedon 2002 Gerrit Betz
2003 Karen Vaughn

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Fencer of the Year

Presented annually to the fencer with the highest winning percentage for the entire season

1997 Hans Yehnert 1998 Kate Ekmann
1999 Kate Ekmann 2000 Kate Ekmann
2001 Robin Lesko 2002 Robin Lesko
2003 Karen Vaughn

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Liam P. O'Shea Service Award

Presented annually to the fencer who has done the most to promote the team and the sport in the school and community, as voted by the team

1997 Liam O'Shea 1998 Jessica Tacka
1999 Eric Van Buren 2000 Jenny Woll
2001 Gerrit Betz 2002 Sami Leshen
2003 Karen Vaughn

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Coaches' Award

Presented annually to the fencer who best exemplifies the characteristics of enthusiasm, team spirit, sportsmanship, work ethic, desire to improve, and willingness to accept instruction, as voted by the coaching staff

1997 Sara Thorn 1998 Molly Krebs
1999 Doug Rizzo 2000 Eric Van Buren
2001 Brian Buckley 2002 Sean Hannan
2003 Karen Vaughn

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Rookie of the Year

Presented annually to the fencer who has had the most outstanding first season of competition, as voted by the team

1998 Kate Ekmann 1999 Gerrit Betz
2000 Carlo Pitocco 2001 Karen Vaughn
2002 Sean Sriplo 2003 Chris Williams

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Academic Award

Presented annually to the fencer with the highest GPA during the fencing season

2001 Karen Vaughn 2002 Gerrit Betz
2003 Karen Vaughn

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Team M.V.P.

Presented annually to the fencer who made the largest contribution to the team's success in interscholastic competition during the season, as voted by the team

1998 Doug Rizzo 1999 Matt Bouloubasis
2000 Kate Ekmann 2001 Erica Fedon
2002 Robin Lesko 2003 Karen Vaughn

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Team Records

Single Season

  Year Name Statistic
Highest Winning Percentage 2000 Kate Ekmann .854
Most Victories 1999 Matt Bouloubasis 105
Most Touches 1999 Matt Bouloubasis 1,034
Highest Avg. Touches Scored/Bout 1999 Kate Ekmann 6.18
Fewest Touches Against 1997 Michael Tobias 16
Lowest Avg. Touches Against/Bout 2003 Karen Vaughn 2.43
Most Bouts Fenced 1999 Matt Bouloubasis 201

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Single Event

  Date Name Statistic
Most Victories 4/10-11/99
6/2/03
Matt Bouloubasis
Chris Williams
12
Most Touches Scored 4/10-11/99 Matt Bouloubasis 195
Fewest Touches Against 4/8/99
2/20/01
Sean Hannan
Erica Fedon
0
Most Bouts Fenced 4/10-11/99 Matt Bouloubasis 26

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All-Time

  Name Statistic
Highest Winning Percentage Kate Ekmann .732
Most Victories Kate Ekmann 167
Most Touches Scored Liam O'Shea 1,428
Fewest Touches Against Michael Tobias 16
Most Bouts Fenced Liam O'Shea 321

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Team Milestones

Inter-Club

  Name Date Award
First Bout Doug Rizzo 4/13/97 N/A
First Touch Scored Doug Rizzo 4/13/97 N/A
First Victory Kevin Barry 4/13/97 N/A
First Award Won Doug Rizzo 4/13/97 2nd Place, Sabre Master Non-USFA Unrated Foil

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Interscholastic

  Name(s) Date
First Bout Hans Yehnert 5/21/97
First Touch Scored Hans Yehnert 5/21/97
First Victory Ron McIntyre 5/21/97
First Team Victory Kevin Barry
Doug Rizzo
Matt Bouloubasis
Kate Ekmann
5-0
Over USC
3/17/98

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USFA/FIE

  Name Date Other Info
First Bout Molly Krebs 6/8/97 N/A
First Touch Scored Christina Karako 6/8/97 N/A
First Victory Liam O'Shea 6/8/97 N/A
First Award Won Christina Karako 6/8/97 8th Place, Pine-Richland Invitational Under 16 Women's Foil
First Rating Earned Liam O'Shea 4/4/98 E8 Foil
First National Bout Matt Bouloubasis
Liam O'Shea
11/14/98 N/A
First National Touch Scored Matt Bouloubasis
Liam O'Shea
11/14/98 N/A
First National Victory Matt Bouloubasis 11/14/98 N/A
First International Bout Molly Krebs 4/8/00 2. Int. Hoolgaascht Turnier, DFL A-Jugend, Germany
First International Touch Scored Molly Krebs 4/8/00 2. Int. Hoolgaascht Turnier, DFL A-Jugend, Germany
First International Victory Molly Krebs 4/8/00 2. Int. Hoolgaascht Turnier, DFL A-Jugend, Germany
First International Award Won Molly Krebs 4/8/00 4th Place, 2. Int. Hoolgaascht Turnier, DFL A-Jugend, Germany

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PIFA

  Name Date Other Info
First Bout Kevin Barry 3/22/98 N/A
First Touch Scored Kevin Barry 3/22/98 N/A
First Victory Doug Rizzo 3/22/98 N/A
First Team Victory Molly Krebs,
Allison Rowland,
Kate Ekmann,
Jen Geinzur
3/22/98 5-4 over Allderdice
First Team Title Won Christina Karako,
Molly Krebs,
Allison Rowland,
Kate Ekmann
4/20/98 Girls' PIFA Section I Champions
First Championship Christina Karako,
Molly Krebs,
Allison Rowland,
Kate Ekmann
5/4/98 Girls' PIFA Champions
First Individual Bouting Championship Christina Karako 4/21/98 Girls' PIFA Bouting Champion
First State Invitational Team Title Won Kate Ekmann,
Allison Rowland,
Christina Karako,
Molly Krebs
5/9/98 Girls' Team Champions
First Individual State Invitational Title Won Kate Ekmann 5/13/00 Girls' PA Interscholastic Foil Champion

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PSFC

  Name Date Other Info
First Bout Brian Buckley,
Karen Vaughn
3/5/02 N/A
First Touch Scored Brian Buckley 3/5/02 N/A
First Victory Robin Lesko 3/5/02 N/A
First Team Victory Erica Fedon,
Robin Lesko,
Karen Vaughn,
Kim Krulikowski
3/5/02 5-3 over North Hills
First Championship Erica Fedon,
Robin Lesko,
Karen Vaughn,
Kim Krulikowski
4/18/02 Girls' PSFC Champions
First Individual Bouting Championship Robin Lesko 4/18/02 Girls' PSFC Bouting Champion

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NCAA

  Name Year Award
First Scholarship Liam O'Shea 1999 Partial fencing scholarship, Cleveland State University
First Qualifier to NCAA Finals Matt Bouloubasis 2002 Men's Epee, Johns Hopkins University


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