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Penn State Heads to St. John's University

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Jan. 23, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The Nittany Lions are set to head to St. John's University this Saturday. The team is preparing to compete against Columbia, Harvard, University of Notre Dame, Ohio State University, and St. John's.

Those competing for the women this weekend are as followed:

Epee: Juniors Jessica O'Neill-Lyublinsky (North Salem, N.Y.) and Rebecca Stanley (Willis, Texas), sophomore Jessie Radanovich (Fresno, Calif.), and freshmen Julia Higson (State College, Pa.) and Sara Moore (Woodbridge, Va.).

Foil: Seniors Alina Antokhina (Moscow, Russia) and Kane Gladnick (Wynnewood, Pa.), junior Clarisse Luminet (Lyon, France), sophomores Daniella Ortiz (Bayside, N.Y.) and Desree Ortega-Furgeson (Wyoming, Mich.) and freshmen and Kasey Iverson (Baskin Ridge, N.J.).

Saber: Senior Elizabeth Rapp (Portland, Ore.), junior Brianne Cavaliere (Wayne, N.J.), sophomore Teodora Kakhiani (Tbilisi, Georgia), and freshmen Jacqueline Rozpedowski (Flemington, N.J.) and Karen Chang (Hong Kong).

Those competing for the men this weekend are as followed:

Epee: Juniors Farzaan Karimi (Medfield, Mass.), Yasser Mahmoud (Quincy, Mass.), and Daniel Ashkeboussi (Johns Creek, Ga.), sophomores Lars Swanson (Mendham, N.J.), and Oscar Tang (Stockholm, Sweden).

Foil: Juniors Nobuo Bravo (San Francisco, Calif.), David Gomez-Tanamachi (Mexico City, Calif.), and Paul Valigorsky (DuBois, Pa.), sophomores Howie Chan (Hong Kong), Nicolas Graziano (Brooklyn, N.Y.), and freshman Stephen Barnett (Clinton, Conn.).

Saber: Senior Alex Schneller (Billerica, Mass.), junior Kaito Streets (Redwood City, Calif.), sophomore Adam Lewicki (Oakland, N.J.), and freshmen Andrew Mackiewicz (Westwood, Mass.) and Khalil Thompson (Teaneck, N.J.).

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