Fencing Teams Persevere Through Rebuilding Season
The Fencing teams put their best foot forward for a strong, rebuilding season after many members graduated last year. The boys finished with a record of 5 – 4, coming in fifth place, and narrowly missing a Pittsburgh Interscholastic Fencing Association (PIFA) playoff spot, while the girls finished with a record of 1 – 5. Though it was the first time in several years that the Bears did not make the playoffs, Coach Iana Dakova was impressed by the Bears this season: “I saw incredible team effort and hard work—from the efficient preparation of the Hilda Willis Room for practice to performance at matches, the team truly gave it their all.”
The Bears will miss senior captains Maggie Caballero and Aidan Place, but with a talented group of Middle School fencers already practicing with the Upper School team, the Bears are optimistic about next season.