Kiefer's Silver at Garret Penn State Open Highlights Opening Weekend for Women's Fencing

Alexandra Kiefer was one of four Harvard fencers to place in the top-20 during the women's portion of the Garret Open (Gil Talbot).

University Park, Pa. – A 2011-12 All-American and 2010-11 national champion, Alexandra Keifer picked up another trophy this weekend. The junior captain placed second and took home a silver medal in foil as the Harvard women's fencing team began its season at the 41st Garret Open hosted by Penn State.

Led by senior Felicia Sun's eighth-place showing, Harvard fared well in the epee events. In the first competition of her collegiate career, freshman Nina van Loon placed 10th while Emma Vaggo earned 12th.

Freshman Aliya Itzkowitz took eighth in sabre in her Crimson debut.

In total, Harvard placed six women in the top-20 of their respective events, with Kara Lee finishing 19th in sabre.


Women's Foil

Name Place
Kiefer 2nd
Fishman 21st


Women's Epee

Name Place
Sun 8th
van Loon 10th
Vaggo 12th
Eldeib 23rd


Women's Sabre

Name Place
Itzkowitz 8th
Lee 19th
Helgiu 39th