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Duke Fencing BIO
Pascual Di Tella
Player Profile:
Pascual Di Tella 1928546
Position: Saber
Year: Senior
City/State: Vicente Lopez, Buenos Aires, Argentina
High School: St. Andrew's Scots

Honors: All-America (Saber - 2015) ... NCAA Championships Qualifer (Saber - 2015, 2016) ... NCAA Regional Participant (Saber - 2015) ... ACC Co-Fencer of the Year (Saber - 2016) ... ACC Male Fencer of the Week (1/21/16) ... All-ACC Academic (2015, 2016) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll (2015)

2016: Named the ACC Co-Men’s Saber Fencer of the Year after leading the Blue Devils with a 57-18 record and qualifying for the NCAA Fencing Championships for the second straight season … finished one spot short of All-America status, placing 13th in men’s saber at the national meet … claimed runner-up honors at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic/South Regional … placed fifth in the individual men’s saber competition at the ACC Championships … was flawless during the team portion of the conference championships, going 9-0 in men’s saber … won at least 66 percent of his bouts at each regular season meet … registered a season-high 20 bout wins at the Northwestern Duals … named the ACC Male Fencer of the Week after a 12-3 showing at the season-opening Penn State Duals … selected to the All-ACC Academic team for the second straight season.

2015: Capped his first season at Duke with All-America honors after placing fifth in men’s saber with a 16-7 record and a +23 touch differential at the NCAA Fencing Championships … his fifth-place performance was the second-highest finish by a freshman in Duke men’s fencing history, trailing only Duke Athletics Hall of Fame member Matt Andresen’s fourth-place finish in 1989 … it was also the highest placing by any Duke freshman since women’s saber Becca Ward won the national title in 2009 … finished seventh at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic/South Regional … captured the bronze medal at the ACC Championships with a 12-3 record in pool play and a 15-11 victory in the third-place bout … logged a 35-13 record during the regular season … had a winning record at each of the four meets he competed … notched a season-best 11 wins to just four losses at the Eric Sollee Invitational … opened the season with a 9-6 mark at the Western Invitational … went 7-2 at the Philadelphia Invitational … finished 8-1 during the team portion of the ACC Championships ... named to the All-ACC Academic Men's Fencing Team and ACC Honor Roll.

Prep: Member of the Argentine National Team, fencing with the cadet and senior national teams ... recorded first-place finishes in numerous Argentine national competitions at the cadet, junior and senior levels … placed third in the 2013 Phoenix Junior World Cup ... placed sixth in the 2012 event ... won the 2013 South American Junior Championship and the 2012 South American Cadet Championship.

Personal: The son of Rafael Matias Di Tella and Astrid Maria Steverlynck … born Sept. 16, 1995 in Buenos Aires, Argentina … has one sister, Clara Isabel Maria de las Mercedes, and two brothers, Blas Reinaldo Manuel and Ulises Rolando Javier … his sister, Clara, has fenced for Argentina since 2009 and placed third in the 2013 Junior World Championships … father, Rafael, fenced for Argentina in the 1988 and 1992 Summer Olympics … mother, Astrid Maria, represented Argentina in the 1988 and 1992 Winter Olympics as a skier.


2015 35-13 .729 3rd 7th 5th
2016 58-19 .753 5th 2nd 13th
TOTAL  93-32 .744      

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