Our Pride

Lotus Fencing Academy has a long history of excellence in fencing. Meet here some of our great fencers, learn about their results and the colleges that recruited them thanks to fencing at ACN.

 

alex chiang

Alex fenced at ACN for 13 years, and he attended the Air Force Academy thanks to fencing.

NOTABLE FENCING ACCOMPLISHMENTS

For international competitions, see his FIE profile here.

National Competitions Results (including NCAA):

  • July 2004 Bronze Medalist, Summer Nationals Y10 Men's Foil Charlotte, NC

  • July 2006 Finalist, Summer Nationals Y12 Men’s Foil Atlanta GA

  • March 2007 Silver Medalist, North American Cup Division II Men’s Foil Atlanta, GA

  • Feb. 2009 Gold Medalist, Junior Olympic Championships Cadet Men's Foil Albuquerque, NM

  • July 2009 Silver Medalist, Summer Nationals Division IA Men’s Foil Dallas, TX

  • July 2009 Finalist, Summer Nationals Cadet Men’s Foil Dallas, TX

  • Oct. 2009 Finalist, North American Cup Cadet Men’s Foil Des Moines, IA

  • July 2010 Gold Medalist, Summer Nationals Division III Men’s Epee Atlanta, GA

  • July 2010 Silver Medalist, Summer Nationals Division IA Men’s Foil Atlanta, GA

  • March 2012 All American Team, NCAA Fencing Championships Columbus, OH

  • Nov. 2012 Bronze Medalist, North American Cup Junior Men's Foil Virginia Beach, VA

  • Jan. 2013 Finalist, North American Cup Junior Men's Foil Louisville, KY

  • April 2013 Finalist, Division I National Championships Men's Foil Richmond, VA

  • March 2014 Silver Medalist, NCAA West Regional Championships Pasadena, CA

  • Oct. 2014 Finalist, North American Cup Division I Men's Foil Portland, OR

  • 3-Time NCAA Championship Qualifier

julia gianneschi

Julia fenced at ACN for 8 years, and was recruited by Duke University thanks to fencing. These are her accomplishments:

2013

  • 5th place, (139 competitors) - Division II Women’s Foil - NAC, Milwaukee 2013 (October); earned C13

2014

  • 14th place, (139 competitors from 30 countries)  - Challenge CEP - Marathon Fleuret Cadet Women’s Foil - Paris, France 2014 (top U.S. finisher) (February)

  • 3rd place, (Bronze Medal) - Division II Women’s Foil NAC, Minneapolis 2014 (April); earned B14

  • 1st place, Div1A Senior Women’s Foil ROC in New Orleans, Louisiana (November)

2015

  • 5th place, Div1A Women’s Foil ROC,  Arlington 2015 (March)

  • 7th place, Div1A Women’s Foil ROC, Phoenix 2015 (March)

  • 3rd place, Div1A Regional Points final standings – Qualified Div. 1 July Challenge

  • 1st place, Div. 1A Senior Women’s Foil ROC in New Orleans, Louisiana (November), earned B15

2016

  • 2nd place, Regional Junior Cadet Circuit (RJCC) ACN Atlanta, Junior Women’s Foil, (October)

  • 1st place, Div. 1A Senior Women’s Foil ROC in New Orleans, Louisiana (November)

2017

  • 5th place, Division IA Women’s Foil 2017 USA Fencing National Championships, Salt Lake City, UT (July) , earned B17

2018

  • Duke University Varsity Fencing Team    (August 2017 – present)

  • Selected as a member of 2017-18 Division I NCAA competitive team

  • NCAA Championship Qualifier.

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valeria makeeva

Valeria fenced at ACN for 11 years.

Her results include:

  • International competitions: see here.

  • Summer Nationals: Finalist DIV IA, Bronze DIV II & III.

  • NCAA: Finalist (Top 24) twice.

She attended Yale University thanks to fencing.

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madeleine girardot

Madeleine fenced at ACN for 10 years.

Her results include:

  • Summer Nationals: Silver DIV II, Finalist DIV IA.

  • NCAA: Finalist (Top 24) 3 times.

Recruited by the Air Force Academy thanks to fencing.

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rocky rothenberg

Rocky fenced at ACN for 13 years.

Her results include:

  • International competitions: see here.

  • Junior Olympics: Finalist.

  • Summer Nationals: Finalist DIV I.

  • NCAA: Finalist (Top 24) twice.

Recruited by Princeton University thanks to fencing.