ACC Fencers of the Week Announced

Notre Dame’s Russo, Duke’s Yang recognized

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – Notre Dame’s Francesca Russo and Duke’s Peter Yang have been named the ACC Female and Male Fencers of the Week.

Russo, a sophomore from Wayne, N.J., posted a 19-2 record over the weekend as the No. 2 Irish women remained undefeated at the Northwestern Duals. Her 10-0 mark on Saturday helped the Irish defeat No. 8 Penn, No. 3 Princeton and No. 6 Ohio State, and she went 9-2 on Sunday with wins over No. 5 Northwestern, No. 9 Penn State and No. 10 Temple.

Yang was 25-5 on the weekend at the Northwestern Duals, including a 3-0 mark against No. 7 Ohio State. The sophomore from Portland, Oregon, led the saber squad to a 7-3 record, as the Blue Devils went 8-2 overall with a win over No. 10 Stanford.