Men's Fencing Welcomes Two Freshmen for 2013-14 Season

The Harvard men's fencing team won the 2013 Ivy League title (Harvard Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Harvard men's fencing team has added two recruits for the upcoming 2013-14 season, head coach Peter Brand announced. 

Stephen Mageras will compete in the foil, while Alexander Eldeib is an epee fencer. 

The Crimson posted a 13-5 overall record during the 2012-13 campaign. Harvard won the Ivy League Championships, going 5-0 against conference competition, and the squad helped Harvard finish sixth at the NCAA Championships. Six Harvard men's fencers earned All-Ivy honors, while four garnered All-America accolades.

Alexander Eldeib
Hometown: Burke, Va.
High School: Edmund Burke School
Weapon: Epee

Before Harvard
Two-year member of the US National Team and selected as captain in 2012 ... Member of the U17 men’s epee bronze medal team at the 2012 World Championships ... Two-time US U17 national champion ... Finished first at the U20 NAC in November 2011 ... Placed third at the Division I NAC in January 2011... In 2012 at the U17 European Circuit Chalons, placed first ... Certified referee in foil and saber ... His sister, Nadia Eldeib ’13, fenced at Harvard. 


Stephen Mageras
Hometown: Darien, Conn.
High School: Darien
Weapon: Foil
Before Harvard
Member of the Cadet Men’s Foil World Team in 2012 ... In 2012, ranked first in the U.S. Cadet men’s foilist ... Ranked first in the U.S. in Youth 14 Men’s Foilist in 2010 ... Had a second-place finish at the Junior World Cup in Lezno, Poland in 2012 ... In 2011, finished sixth at the Cadet World Cup in Budapest, Hungary ... Placed seventh at the Division 1 North American Cup in St. Louis, Missouri in 2012 ... In 2011, finished eighth at the Division 1 National Championships in Portland, Oregon ... Won the Gold Trophy for cumulative points at the Shubert Music Festival.