Youth Leads the Way for Men’s Fencing

Senior captains left to right: Steven Ciravolo, Adam Meskill, and Scott McIntee will all be back next year ready to lead a stronger and more experienced team.
Senior captains left to right: Steven Ciravolo, Adam Meskill, and Scott McIntee will all be back next year ready to lead a stronger and more experienced team.
Adam Meskill, a left-handed Foil fencer- intimidates his opponent while marching him down the strip.
Adam Meskill, a left-handed Foil fencer- intimidates his opponent while marching him down the strip.
Charles Ruotolo, a freshman Saber starter for the Wildcats, readies on the on guard line to dash out at his opponent.
Charles Ruotolo, a freshman Saber starter for the Wildcats, readies on the on guard line to dash out at his opponent.
Christopher Babinski, (facing camera) a junior Saber fencer is setting up his attack, drawing his opponent out, and ready to comeback with a repost.
Christopher Babinski, (facing camera) a junior Saber fencer is setting up his attack, drawing his opponent out, and ready to comeback with a repost.
Max Eidinoff, an experienced Epee fencer new to the Wildcats, looks to his teammates for support to win the clutch bout.
Max Eidinoff, an experienced Epee fencer new to the Wildcats, looks to his teammates for support to win the clutch bout.

As a young team, Whitman’s boys fencing is doing very well, and while coach Jeremy Allen doesn’t like to use the word ‘rebuilding’ to describe his team, they’re loaded with underclassman.  In fact, there isn’t one senior on the team. They had put a lot of work into the off-season and they continue to build as their season comes to a close and they head into the Section 11 Championships this weekend.

The team is currently 5-5 in their division, having just won a close match against Brentwood/Hauppague 14-13. Fencing captains include Steven Ciravolo. “Steven is a Saber fencing junior who is progressing well as he works his style,” said Coach Allen. “He should be taking some medals in his senior year.”   Adam Meskill a Foil fencing junior is having an exceptional year as the team starter. “He’s a great person to rely on when we need the points the most,” added Coach Allen.  Scott McIntee is an Epee fencing sophomore.  “Scott is an emerging leader with a soft voice, and is instrumental in getting the team rallied,” said Coach Allen. “Scott’s smarter that most of his competitors so as he grows into the position he should continue to do well.”

Coach Allen would like to congratulate all of the team members for their dedication to the sport. “It is no secret that both fencing teams here at Whitman are manned by very smart students who have many other obligations outside of the sport,” added Allen.  The team’s final match is away at Newfield on Thursday, February 4th, and the Suffolk Championships are Saturday, February 6th. Good Luck Wildcats!

Boys Varsity Fencing team: Christopher Babinski, Antony Benitez, Christopher Bias, Emanuel Campo, Steven Ciravolo, Mark Dammer, Gregory De Rosa, Tristan Dougherty, Brandon Dowling, Sean Duclay, Max Eidinoff, Maxwell Fisher, Juan Hernandez Perez, Robert Leonick, Scott Mc Entee, Mark Theodore Meneses, Adam Meskill, Michael Morck, Gerson Perez, James Reilly, Isaac Renderos, Jordan Roiland, Christian Rozenveld, Charles Ruotolo, Jordan Schneider, Jason Seidl, and Bijan Tabibzada.