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Kiefer Named a Primetime Performer of the Week

Alexandra Kiefer has gone 41-1 in her rookie year so far this season (Harvard Athletic Communications).

Freshman Alexandra Kiefer was named one of the week’s "Primetime Performers" for Jan. 31–Feb. 6 by CollegeFencing360.com after she won all nine of her bouts over No. 8 Penn, Duke and Hunter College at the MIT Eric Sollee Invitational. Kiefer highlighted a foil squad to that went 25-2 Sunday to lead the third-ranked Crimson to three wins in the competition.

Kiefer continued her outsta defeating Penn's Mia Howell (5-0), 2010 NCAA participant Aida Abdikulova (5-1) and 2009 NCAA participant Laura Paragano (5-4).  She also bested Duke’s Lily Shepard (5-1), Keara Majeras (5-1) and Dana Rosen (5-3).
Kiefer's season achievements include winning the Penn State Garret Open in the fall by defeating 2009 NCAA runner-up Hayley Reese of Notre Dame, 2010 NCAA semifinalist Dayana Sarkisova of Northwestern, two-time NCAA semifinalist Oksana Dmytruk from Ohio State, and fellow Ivy League freshman Eve Levin of Princeton.
Kiefer's next competition will take place at the Ivy League Championship Saturday and Sunday at Princeton.