Two Freshmen to Join Women’s Fencing in 2016-17

Two Freshmen to Join Women’s Fencing in 2016-17

Two Freshmen to Join Women's Fencing in 2016-17

The incoming Crimson will join one All-America selection from last year's squad (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Peter Brand, the head coach of the Harvard women's fencing team, has announced the addition of two freshmen for the upcoming 2016-17: Marta Lasota (sabre) and Natalie Yang (foil).

Lasota hails from Silver Spring, Maryland, while Yang is native of Colts Neck, New Jersey.

The two incoming freshman will join a team that went 14-1 in 2015-16, won its fourth Ivy League championship and had three All-Ivy and two All-America honorees.

Meet the Class of 2020

Marta Lasota | Sabre | Silver Spring, Md. | Albert Einstein

Named club captain at Capital Fencing Academy from 2014-16 … Fenced at DC Fencers Club and Capital Fencing Academy … Placed second in Juniors and third in Cadets at the 2015 Junior Olympics … Finished eighth at the 2014 Junior World Cup in San Jose, Costa Rica … Helped his team to a third-place mark at the 2014 Junior World Cup in Sosnowiec, Poland … Took eighth in Juniors at the 2014 North American Cup … Selected to the 2015 USA Fencing first All-Academic Team … AP Scholar with Honors.

Natalie Yang | Foil | Colts Neck, N.J. | The Lawrenceville School

Fenced at Fencers Club … Participated in the 2015 North American Cup in Salt Lake City, Utah (14th place finish) … Took home the bronze at the Junior Olympics U19 division (2015) … Won the U17 Cadet Junior Olympics … Won the 2013 World Cup in Cabries, France … Graduated cum laude … Had over 200+ of community service in high school.