Varsity Fencing Season Winding Down

Senior Captain Thomas Ferrante is finishing up a strong season and is looking forward to the Section XI Championships at Half Hollow Hills East, at 9AM on Saturday February 7th.
Senior Captain Thomas Ferrante is finishing up a strong season and is looking forward to the Section XI Championships at Half Hollow Hills East, at 9AM on Saturday February 7th.
Senior Captain Ben Sakarin and his Whitman Wildcats will host the Long Island Championships at Walt Whitman, at 6 pm on Tuesday, February 10th.
Senior Captain Ben Sakarin and his Whitman Wildcats will host the Long Island Championships at Walt Whitman, at 6 pm on Tuesday, February 10th.
Whitman Sophomore Adam Meskill is having a good season and will be counted on to help lead the young team.
Whitman Sophomore Adam Meskill is having a good season and will be counted on to help lead the young team.

Walt Whitman’s Boys Fencing has been progressing steadily and presently possesses a 3-7 record with 3 meets left in their schedule. “The team works hard and keeps their spirits high,” said Varsity Coach Jeremy Allen. “We have some strong fencers in each weapon that help carry the team.”  With few very experienced fencers on the team, many younger fencers are getting quality experience that should serve the Wildcats well in future seasons.

Senior left-handed Epee fencer Thomas Ferrante is having a strong season. “Thomas works very hard, does private lessons outside of school, travels to the national meets and really gives his all to fencing,” said coach Allen.  Other strengths on the boy’s team include seniors Ben Sakarin and Zachary Pietsch. “Ben’s doing really well as a Saber fencer and Zach, who has been fencing for only 3 years has really opened some eyes, giving many Saber fencers who have been at it much longer a real run.”

Captains for this season include Thomas Ferrante, Ben Sakarin, and Sophomore Foil fencer Adam Meskill. “There is an excellent camaraderie and they’re always rooting for each other,” said Coach Allen.  “Today’s seniors are helping to build tomorrow’s seniors. Fencing is a sport that requires tremendous dedication and practice and those fencers, both here at Whitman as well as all over Section II, who extend their season outside of high school tend to do the best.”

Photo Gallery

1/29/2015 6:00 PM Newfield SOUTH GYM

1/31/2015 9AM & 11:00 AM TriMeet with Ward Melville and Huntington  @ Jack Abrams School           

2/4/2015 6:00 PM H H Hills @ Walt Whitman SOUTH GYM

Fencing Championships

2/7 - Section XI Championship, at Half Hollow Hills East, 9 am ($6 Adm)

2/10 - Long Island Championships at Walt Whitman, 6 pm ($7 Adm)