Daniel Hand High School Boys and Girls Fencing Teams kicked off their season with the East Lyme Invitational Tournament this weekend with four Hand fencers finishing in the sweet sixteen. Junior Captain Griffin McShane tied for 3rd and sophomore Kyle Welch finished 11th for the boys out of a pool of 77 fencers.
Also fencing for the Hand Boys team were senior Captain John Morgan
(23); junior James Welch (24); sophomore Conor Stevens (37) and sophomore David Lazor (58).
Two of the Hand Girls Fencers finished in the sweet sixteen. Senior Captain Amy Salerno finished 11th and junior Chloe Broquet finished 16th out of a pool of 51 fencers. Also fencing for the Hand Girls team were sophomore Alex Sammataro (38); sophomore Rochelle Horanzy (41) and junior Katherine Nichols (48).
“I am thrilled that we took third place in our first tournament of the season. Captain Griffin McShane took the team to the top coming in 3rd. His ranking in this tournament really establishes Hand as a formidable opponent. I was also impressed with how well all of our fencers did. Many of our top finishers were knocked out of the tournament by fencers who ultimately placed in the top
five, so I am looking forward to an exciting season for our fencing squad,”
said Coach Sarah Lam.