Crimson Fencing Names Captains for 2009-10

Crimson Fencing Names Captains for 2009-10

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men’s and women’s fencing teams have announced their captains for the 2009-10 season, according to an announcement made by head coach Peter Brand. Captaining the women’s team will be sophomores Noam Mills and Caroline Vloka, while seniors Karl Harmenberg and Long Ouyang will lead the men’s squad.

A member of Team Israel at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Mills defeated 21 fencers at the NCAA Championships last season, en route to a second-place finish and All-America first-team status in the epee in her first season at Harvard. She was also tabbed to the All-Ivy first team after compiling a 17-1 mark against conference opponents and captured the gold medal at the NCAA Regionals.

Vloka placed second at last year’s NCAA Championships in the sabre after scoring 105 touches and going 20-3 at the meet as a freshman. She was also selected to the All-America and All-Ivy League first teams. Vloka went a perfect 12-0 at the Ivy League Championships, Part I and finished with a 16-2 record against Ivy fencers.

Harmenberg, an epee fencer, won the gold medal at the NCAA Regionals last season and went on to place 23rd at the NCAA Championships. He was selected to the All-Ivy League second team after posting a 10-5 record at the conference meet.

Ouyang, meanwhile, finished 19th in the foil at the 2009 NCAA meet and won three bouts at the Ivy League Championships.

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