Caris, Kalina Place in Top 20 at NCAA Regional
March 14, 2012
Liz Caris and freshman Rachel Kalina led the Johns Hopkins women's fencing team at the 2012 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional with a pair of top-20 finishes. The regional marks the end of the Blue Jays 2011-12 season.
Caris advanced to the semifinals in the Epee and finished with a 6-9 record on the day to place 16th. She finishes the season at 55-38 and is now 111-73 for her career. Freshman Gianna Puzzo went 4-6 on the day and advanced to the second round before placing 22nd. She finishes her freshman season with a record of 80-38. Senior Lauren Chinn also advanced to the second round, finishing the day with a 5-5 record to place 24th. She concludes the season with a 43-13 record and a 260-86 mark for her career.
In the Sabre, Kalina went 7-8 and advanced to the semifinals to place 17th. She finishes her rookie campaign with a 53-13 record. Sophomore Katherine Simeon placed 24th with a 4-1 record to finish the season at 87-26. She is now 181-71 in two seasons with the Blue Jays. Classmate Kathleen Rand went 4-6 through two rounds to place 26th. She concludes her second season with a record of 56-15 in 2011-12 and 130-64 for her career.
Sophomore Jackie Heath was the top Blue Jay in the Foil, placing 22nd after advancing to the second round with a 3-7 record. She is now 73-32 for the season and 168-67 for her career. Senior Jen Hession finished at 2-3 on the day to place 29th. She concludes her final season with a 56-30 mark and a 152-96 record for her career. Senior Colleen Stone rounded out the Blue Jays' Foilists with a 35th place finish and a 0-5 record. She concludes her career with a 48-53 mark this season and a 153-251 overall record.