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Ward Wins Third Straight Atlantic/South Regional Title
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Release: 03/13/2011
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Becca Ward won the Atlantic/South Regional for the third straight year.
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MADISON, N.J.Becca Ward won the NCAA Mid-Atlantic/South Regionals for the third straight year and was one of nine Blue Devils to notch top-10 finishes at the event, which serves as a qualifier for the NCAA Fencing Championships.

Ward, a junior, won the women’s saber division, while senior Dorian Cohen took third in men’s foil, freshman Dylan Nollner took third in men’s epee and sophomore All-America Emily D’Agostino took fourth in women’s epee.

It was the third straight Regional Championship for Ward, who finished as the NCAA Women’s Saber runner-up in 2010 and won the Championship in 2009. Cohen, meanwhile, notched the best Atlantic/South Regional finish of his career along with his fourth straight top-10 finish. D’Agostino notched a second straight top-10 finish and will look to garner All-America honors for the second straight year.

Also notching top-10 finishes at the event were sophomore Anthony Lin (6th, men’s saber), freshman Matthew Budofsky (9th, men’s foil), junior Jonathan Parker (10th, men’s epee), sophomore Sean Cadley (10th, women’s saber) and freshman Mary Tung (8th, women’s epee).

Those nine Blue Devils are now eligible for the NCAA Fencing Championships and will await the seeding announcements scheduled for Tuesday, March 15.

Duke Fencing
NCAA Atlantic/South Regional
March 12, 2011
Drew University (Madison, N.J.) 

Men's Foil
Dorian Cohen – 3rd
Matthew Budofsky – 9th
Andrew Hsu – 22nd

Men's Epee
Dylan Nollner – 3rd
Jonathan Parker – 10th
Tristan Jones – 19th

Men's Saber
Anthony Lin – 6th
Brian Cucinelli – 11th
Timothy Evans – 17th
Nick Carothers – 19th
Charles Keilin – 24th

Women's Foil
Keara Mageras – 13th
Lily Shepard – 14th
Dana Rosen – 21st

Women's Saber
Becca Ward – 1st
Sean Cadley – 10th
Maia Hutt – 16th
Kodia Baye-Cigna – 19th

Women's Epee
Emily D'Agostino – 4th
Mary Tung – 8th
Lauren DeLucia – 14th


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