Itzkowitz, Lee Announced as Women’s Fencing Captains for 2014-15

Itzkowitz, Lee Announced as Women’s Fencing Captains for 2014-15

Aliya Itzkowitz will represent Harvard as a co-captain with Kara Lee (photo courtesy: Gil Talbot)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard women's fencing head coach Peter Brand has announced junior Aliya Itzkowitz and senior Kara Lee were nominated as captains for the 2014-15 season.

Itzkowitz returns to Harvard after finishing second in the nation last year. An All-America first team selection, Itzkowitz went 20-3 with 105 touches at the NCAA Championships while also posting strong results at the Ivy League Round-Robins and NCAA Northeast Regional. Using the sabre, Itzkowitz helped Harvard to a seventh straight Beanpot title and a fifth place NCAA overall finish.

Also a sabre fencer, Lee has been named a co-captain for the second consecutive year.  Earning All-Ivy second team honors last season, Lee finished sixth at the NCAA Northeast Regional after going 13-10 with a plus-21 indicator. Lee posted double digit victory totals at the Tradition Tournament (11), St. John's Invitational (10), and Ivy League Round Robins (14) as well. Like her teammate, Lee went 5-1 at the Beanpot to help the Crimson win the event for the seventh consecutive time.

Harvard opens the season at home against Tufts on December 5, with the event commencing at 6 p.m.