• GoPrincetonTigers.Tv Princeton Store Tickets
  • Donate Live Events Live Stats
NCAA Fencing
Lawrence '02, Scanlan '14, Thompson '05 to Fence for U.S. in Olympic Games
Send this article to a friend Print RSS
Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications
Release: 05/03/2012
Maya Lawrence '02, Susannah Scanlan '14 and Soren Thompson '05 will fence for Team USA at the Olympic Games this summer.
View larger Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications

Maya Lawrence '02, Susannah Scanlan '14 and Soren Thompson '05 will fence for Team USA at the Olympic Games this summer.
For the first time in school history, the Princeton fencing program will have three current or former competitors at the Olympic Games.

Maya Lawrence '02, Soren Thompson '05 and Susannah Scanlan '14, all epeeists, have qualified to represent Team USA in London this summer.

Princeton has had a fencer in 12 of the 19 Olympic Games since 1920. Twice, in 1920 and 2004, Princeton was represented by two fencers, but 2012 will mark the first time three Tigers fenced at the Games.

On the men's side, Thompson will compete individually, as there will be no team epee event at the 2012 Games. Lawrence and Scanlan will be able to compete in both the individual and team events.

Thompson and Air Force Academy alum Seth Kelsey will represent the United States in men's epee as the two allotted individuals, while Lawrence and Scanlan will represent two-thirds of the U.S. women's epee team. The pair will join Notre Dame alumna Courtney Hurley with Hurley's sister Kelley as an alternate.

The full U.S. team can be found here.

With no team competition for men's epee in the Olympic Games, the International Fencing Federation sponsored a World Championship in Kiev, Ukraine in mid-April. The Americans, with Thompson on the team, beat out 21 other nations for the first gold in U.S. men's senior epee history at the World Championships. In the elimination portion of the competition, the U.S. defeated Kazakhstan, Switzerland, Hungary and France in the final. Results from that competition can be found here.

Back
ETAPVCFriends Groups
Free VideosTiger BlogMore Headlines

TigerBlog , the official blog of Princeton Athletics.

July 11, 2014 - The 11th Of July
Tags: General

July 10, 2014 - The Real World Championships Begin
Tags: Lacrosse

July 9, 2014 - Blowout
Tags: World Cup

July 8, 2014 - Fun In The Pool
Tags: World Cup

July 7, 2014 - Hot Dogging
Tags: soccer, basketball

May 15, 2014 TigerCast
Rowers Will Gillis (heavyweights) and Ed Northrop (lightweights)...
May 8, 2014 TigerCast
Molly Higgins and Adam Bragg join TigerCast to discuss the...
May 1, 2014 TigerCast
Junior Erin McMunn joined the latest edition of TigerCast to...
Fencing on Twitter
Fencing Camp
Robert Wood Johnson
Hyatt Slider

Sports Camps
PNC Bank
Tyco Community Spotlight
   
   
Athlete of the Week
Presented by Coach USA
Returns Sept. 8
National Champions
Julia Ratcliffe Wins Title
Championship Streak Now 43
Princeton Sports Properties
Official Corporate Partners
Join the Princeton Corporate Partner Team
Sports Tickets
Proud Partner of Princeton Athletics
Buy and sell college and pro sports tickets
Email Updates
Don't Miss a Minute of the Action
Sign up to receive exclusive Princeton Tiger email updates