PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Freshman Umar Masood won the NFC Men's Rookie of the Year Award to lead a group of nine NFC All-Stars for Brown University fencing, the Northeast Fencing Conference announced on Sunday at the annual NFC Coaches and Captains Meeting.
Masood (Pittsford, N.Y.) stood as the top first-year male fencer in the conference with a 21-4 record (.840) and also gained Second Team Foil accolades.
Senior Kyle Kennedy (Wall, N.J.) garnered First Team Foil, posting a record of 24-1 (.960). Senior Robert Iverson (Basking Ridge, N.J.) joined Masood as a Second Team Foil honoree with a 20-5 record (.800). Junior Alex Palabrica (Los Angeles, Calif.) gained Second Team Sabre behind a 24-5 mark (.828).
On the women's side, sophomore Clarissa Allen (Newtown, Pa.) claimed First Team Foil with a 29-5 record (.853), and classmate Signe Ferguson (Wilmington, Del.) captured First Team Epee behind a 21-4 (.840) mark. Senior Audrey Lee (Upper Saddle River, N.J.) earned Second Team Foil with a 28-5 record (.849).
As a team, Brown won the NFC Men's Three-Weapon title.
Northeast Fencing Conference Awards and All-Stars
NFC Men's Rookie of the Year
NFC Men's All-Stars
Kyle Kennedy (First Team Foil)
Simon Jones (First Team Epee)
James Yoon (First Team Epee)
Umar Masood (Second Team Foil)
Robert Iverson (Second Team Foil)
Alex Palabrica (Second Team Sabre)