Meet the Hawks: Varsity Fencing

By CAROLINE CHEN

This year, the Jericho High School Varsity Fencing team, under the direction of its coaches Mr. Seth and Craig Skolnick, was ranked one of the top five teams in Nassau County. The boys team placed second, capturing the Boys Large School Division Title, and the girls team placed fifth. The highly anticipated Senior Game took place on Wednesday, January 21st with a match against Hewlett High School. Both teams were victorious, with the boys team winning 23-4 and the girls team winning 22-5.

See below for a closer look at the senior members of the team:

 

GIRLS

Winnie

Age: 17

Height: 4’10”

Years on Varsity: 4, Captain

Sword: Sabre

Fun Fact: Has a beagle named Lucky

Favorite Prematch Snack: Air

Favorite Beverage: Anything mango flavored

Special Talent(s): Can knit with a loom

Stephanie

Age: 17

Height: 5’8”

Years on Varsity: 4

Sword: Epee

Fun Fact: Loves watching “Top Chef”

Favorite Prematch Snack: Cheddar Bunnies

Favorite Beverage: Latte

Special Talent(s): Can do a split, cross one eye, and wiggle both ears

Grace

Age: 18

Height: 5’3”

Years on Varsity: 3, Captain

Sword: Foil

Fun Fact(s): Has the loudest voice on the team

Favorite Prematch Snack: Kit Kats

Favorite Beverage: Powerade

Special Talent(s): Eating

Elizabeth

Age: 17

Height: 5’6”

Years on Varsity: 3, Captain

Sword: Epee

Fun Fact: President of Diversity Club

Favorite Prematch Snack: SunChips, apples, apple sauce, anything with apples

Favorite Beverage: Water

Special Talent: Prematch speeches

Michelle

Age: 17

Height: 5’3”

Years on Varsity: 4, Captain

Sword: Sabre

Fun Fact(s): Multi-ethnic: Filipino, Chinese, Pakistani, Portuguese, and Spanish; can fit in a locker; watches “Game of Thrones”; Treasurer of Nassau County Junior Fire Department Association

Favorite Prematch Snack: Chocolate

Favorite Beverage: 7 Up

Special Talent(s): Singing in the shower, baking

 

BOYS

James

Age: 18

Height: 5’7”

Years on Varsity: 4

Sword: Sabre

Fun Fact: Voted himself Most Beautiful

Favorite Prematch Snack: Pizza

Favorite Beverage: Coca Cola

Special Talent: Playing the violin

Kevin

Age: 17

Height: 5’9”

Years on Varsity: 3

Sword: Sabre

Fun Fact: Will major in food science at college

Favorite Prematch Snack: Mango

Favorite Beverage: Iced tea

Special Talent: Cooking

Alan

Age: 18

Height: 5’7”

Years on Varsity: 1

Sword: Epee

Fun Fact: Watches Anime, came to America five years ago

Favorite Prematch Snack: Subway

Favorite Beverage: Coca Cola

Special Talent: Skateboarding

Joey

Age: 17

Height: 5’10”

Years on Varsity: 2, Captain

Sword: Sabre

Favorite Prematch Snack: Roast beef sandwich

Favorite Beverage: Dr. Pepper

Special Talent: Skilled with laser beams

KevinLe

Age: 17

Height: 6’0”

Years on Varsity: 3, Captain

Sword: Epee

Fun Fact: Has a reserved personality

Favorite Prematch Snack: Fruit snacks

Favorite Beverage: Sprite

Special Talent: Extremely flexible

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