Honors: All-America (Foil - 2018) ... NCAA Championship Qualifier (Foil - 2017, 2018) ... NCAA Mid-Atlantic/South Regional Qualifier (Foil - 2017, 2018) ... ACC Fencer of the Year (Foil - 2018) ... ACC Male Fencer of the Week (1/18/17, 2/8/17) ... All-ACC Academic (2017, 2018) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll (2017, 2018)
2018: Followed up a successful rookie campaign as a sophomore with All-America accolades with a fifth-place finish, earning the first All-America honor for a male foilist since 2011 … Posted a nearly perfect 48-8 overall record, winning 85.7 percent of bouts … Started the 2018 campaign with an 11-2 ledger at the Penn State Duals and followed up with a nearly perfect 13-1 record at the Philadelphia Invitational … Went 12-4 at the Northwestern Duals and a flawless 6-0 at the annual Duke Meet in front of a home crowd … Collected a silver medal with a second-place finish at the ACC Championships … Named ACC Fencer of the Year for men’s foil and ACC Most Valuable Player for his performance at the conference championships … Helped the men make history by capturing their first ACC team title … Finished fifth at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic/South Regional … Helped the men’s foil squad to a nearly perfect 24-3 overall record … Named ACC Fencer of the Week on February 15 … Earned All-ACC Academic honors for the second year in a row and was named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the second-consecutive year.
2017: Led the men’s foil squad as a freshman with a 43-9 record … qualified for the NCAA Fencing Championships as a rookie … finished one spot short of All-America status, placing 13th in men’s foil at the national meet … notched a third-place finish and bronze medal during individual competition at the ACC Championships … finished fourth at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic/South Regional … posted a perfect 12-0 showing at the Eric Sollee Invitational to lead the Blue Devil men to an undefeated meet … collected ACC Male Fencer of the Week following his performance at the Eric Sollee Invitational … helped lead Duke to a second undefeated weekend at the annual Duke Meet with a 5-1 ledger … earned a second ACC Male Fencer of the Week honor following his collegiate debut at the Penn State Duals, posting a 10-4 record … registered a foil team high at the Philadelphia Invitational with 10 wins … won nearly 85 percent of his bouts to end a successful freshman campaign … named to the All-ACC Academic team and ACC Academic Honor Roll.
Prep: Member of the Brooklyn Bridge Fencing Club under Daniel Kellner...12th in the nation in the under-20 group...top-eight in the 2016 Junior and Division I Summer Nationals...finished eighth in the under-17 group in 2015...two-time top-eight finish at the Cadet North American Cup...one-time top-four at the Cadet North American Cup (NAC).
Personal: Son of Sile Carroll and Kenny Gronningsater...born on June 23, 1998 in New York, N.Y...has one sister, Niamh.