NCAA Midwest Regional Championships at Detroit Mercy (March 2, 2008)
Junior Nils Schaede paced the Vikings by placing eighth in sabre. Schaede earned the status of being an alternate for the NCAA Championships. Alex Chee also competed in sabre and placed 13th. In men's epee, Alexander Kaeding placed 13th.
On the women's side, the Vikings were paced by Chiara Terzuolo and Elise Pfaltzgraff in epee. Terzuolo was 15th and Pfaltzgraff took 16th. Christina Bartell took 13th in women's sabre, and Dorothea Schurr placed 13th in women's foil.
Midwest Fencing Conference Championships at Notre Dame (February 23-24, 2008)
Lawrence had a combined team finish of 11th among the 19 teams. Men's sabre finished fifth, with women's foil placing sixth, men's foil taking eighth, women's epee placing ninth, and men's epee taking 11th.
During the individual competition, Nils Schaede led the way by tying for 12th place in sabre. Brad Bodee placed 15th in sabre, with Alex Chee taking 34th, and Fredrick Brelow taking 49th. In men's epee, Alex Keading was 29th, Jordan Severson was 53rd, and Nick Anderson was 58th. Jason Smoniewski was 30th in men's foil, followed by Brian Rouwerdink in 31st, and Brice Schuler in 55th.
On the women's side, Dorothea Schurr led the foil team with a 16th-place finish. Alice Schoen was 21st, and Melanie Kathan was 39th. In women's epee, Chiara Terzuolo placed 16th, followed by Elise Pfaltzgraff in 27th, and Meghan Bonham in 51st. Christina Bartell was 30th in women's sabre.
University of Notre Dame Duals (February 9-10, 2008)
The Lawrence women put together a 4-3 record, with victories over Oberlin (16-4), Detroit Mercy (13-8), Purdue (13-11), and Cleveland State (16-11). The Viking lost to Notre Dame (23-4), University of Chicago (19-8), and Wayne State (19-8). The women's foil squad led the way, finishing with an impressive 6-1 record. Women's foil's only loss was to Notre Dame. The two-woman epee squad posted a 4-3 record, winning every bout against the full squads from Oberlin and Cleveland State. The two-woman sabre squad, still coping with injuries, defeated Oberlin.
The Lawrence men went 5-3, picking up wins over Oberlin (18-9), Detroit Mercy (15-11), Purdue (20-7), Bowling Green (20-4), and Wayne State (16-9). The Vikings lost to Notre Dame (20-7), University of Chicago (15-12), and Cleveland State (18-9). The men's sabre squad took the lead with a 6-2 record, fall to only Notre Dame and Chicago. Men's foil posted a 5-3 record, including a win over Chicago. Men's epee, despite being one fencer short, pushed on to a 4-4 record.
Northwestern University Duals (February 2-3, 2008)
Despite incomplete epee and sabre squads, the Lawrence women finished 3-7 against some of the best competition in the nation. Lawrence defeated Farleigh Dickinson (16-11), Cal State Fullerton (16-10), and Cal Tech (19-4). The women's foil squad, led by senior Alice Shoen, went 4-6, including a victory over UC San Diego. The women's epee squad, despite being one member short, were led by Chiara Terzuolo and posted a 3-7 record, which included a win over the full squad from Johns Hopkins squad. On the second day of fencing, one half of the women's sabre squad was injured during the first bout, leaving Christina Bartell to represent Lawrence. They still picked up two wins, including over Cal State Fullerton. The Vikings lost to Johns Hopkins (20-7), Stanford (24-3), Duke (24-3), UC San Diego (17-10), Temple (26-1), Ohio State (27-0), and North Carolina (23-4).
On the men's side, Lawrence finished with a 1-7 record, with the Vikings defeating Cal Tech. Men's foil and men's epee both went 1-7. The men's sabre squad posted a 3-5 record, defeating teams from Johns Hopkins and Detroit Mercy.
University of Wisconsin Duals (January 26, 2008)
The Lawrence women put together a 4-1 record. The Vikings defeated Northwestern (19-5), Minnesota (17-7), Illinois (16-5), and Wisconsin (15-10), with their lone loss coming to the University of Chicago (20-7). The Lawrence men went 3-2, defeating Minnesota (20-7), University of Chicago (16-11), and Wisconsin (18-9). The Vikings lost to Northwestern (15-12) and Illinois (14-13).
Big Ten Duals at Northwestern (November 3-4, 2007)
The Lawrence women's team posted a 3-7 record. The Vikings defeated Minnesota (13-8), Illinois (12-3), and Purdue (12-11). Lawrence lost to Iowa (15-11), Wisconsin (15-9), Northwestern (26-1), Chicago (19-8), Michigan (21-6), Michigan State (19-8), and Indiana (18-9).