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David Willette
David Willette

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lafayette, Calif.

Position:
Foil

Experience:
SR


03/23/2014

Penn State Fencers Win 13th National Title

Penn State dominates the 2014 NCAA Fencing Championships and brings home another national title while Kaito Streets becomes the 2014 NCAA Champion in men's saber.

03/23/2014

Penn State Fencers Win 13th National Title

Penn State dominates the 2014 NCAA Fencing Championships and brings home another national title while Kaito Streets becomes the 2014 NCAA Champion in men's saber.

03/22/2014

Penn State Moves Into First Place as NCAA Championships Continue

Penn State moves past Princeton for the number one spot as the Nittany Lions head into the final day of competition.

03/22/2014

Penn State Moves Into First Place as NCAA Championships Continue

Penn State moves past Princeton for the number one spot as the Nittany Lions head into the final day of competition.

03/18/2014

Penn State ranks No. 1/5 Heading Into Nationals

Penn State fencers look to secure in the program's 13th national title this weekend.

Career Statistics
YearW-LPct.
2009-1023-8.742
2010-1126-3.897
2011-120-0.000
2012-1320-3.870
Career69-14.831

All-American 2010, 2011, 2013

LION CAREER:

2012-13: Willette had another outstanding year as a Nittany Lion, and earned his third All-American status by placing second at the NCAA Championships. He also placed second at Regionals to qualify for the Championships. Willette finished the regular season with a 20-3 record. He had undefeated performances against NYU, Sacred Heart, UNC, Columbia, UPenn, Duke, and Notre Dame. He placed first in Men's Foil in this year's Penn State Garret Open.

2011-12: Willette took the collegiate season off to pursue a spot on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team. He just missed qualifying, as he was defeated 15-13 by Gerek Meinhardt, a 2008 Olympian, in the semifinals of the Division I National Championships. A gold medal would have qualified Willette as the replacement athlete for the team. He is the 2nd alternate for the team.

2010-11: Early in the season, Willette made history when he was named the Junior World Cup Points Winner for the 2009-2010 season, for the Junior Men's foil. He finished the season with a 26-3 regular season record and a third place finish at the NCAA Championships. For the second year in a row, Willette earned All-American honors.

2009-10: Willette had an outstanding first season with the Nittany Lions going 23-8. He clinched second at Nationals and earned an All-American title.

2008-09: Redshirted and did not see any action.

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL:
Willette is the younger brother of current two-time national champion Doris Willette. A 2008 Cadet National Team member in 2008, Willette claimed the junior national championship in the foil this past year. Willette fenced for the Massialas Foundation club team in Northern California for head coach Greg Massialas.

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