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Michael Mills
Position: Sabre
Height: 6'5"
Year: Senior
City/State: Short Hills, N.J.
High School: Millburn

2013-14: Named as a captain … Finished the season with a record of 26-15 at sabre … Went 8-1 at the Philadelphia Invitational, including 3-0 marks against Drew and Sacred Heart (1/25) … Had a perfect 10-0 record on the first day of the NU Duals with 3-0 marks against Notre Dame and Ohio State and 2-0 marks against UNC and Stanford (2/1) … Recorded five bout wins at the Ivy League Round Robins and finished in 11th place … Placed 4th at the 2014 NCAA Mid-Atlantic/South Regional.

2012-13: NCAA champion in sabre … Defeated Shaul Gordon of Penn State, 15-9, in the national title bout … Scored three successive points in the late stages to rally past Adrian Bak of Penn State, 15-14, in the national semifinal … Won 17 bouts during the round-robin portion of the NCAA Championships (3/21-22) … First-team All-America … First-team All-Ivy … Academic All-Ivy ... Finished with a 36-5 record on the season, the best winning percentage (.878) on the team … Became the first Penn fencer to win the sabre title at the season-opening Garret Open (11/4) … Began team competition with a flawless 7-0 record at the Vassar Invitational (12/1) … Recorded six more wins at the Philadelphia Invitational (1/26) … Went a perfect 6-0 at the Eric Sollee Invitational (2/3) … Foreshadowed what was ahead with a 3-0 record against Penn State at the Temple Invitational (2/23) … Finished with eight wins at the Ivy League Round-Robins (3/2-3).

2011-12:
NCAA qualifier ... Won 10 bouts at NCAA Championships to place 16th overall in sabre (3/24-25) ... Placed fifth at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals to qualify for the NCAA Championships (3/10) ... Finished 23-18 overall ... Won seven bouts at the Penn State Invitational (1/28) ... Went 6-1 at the Eric Sollee Invitational (2/4) ... Won six bouts at the Ivy League Round-Robins (2/11-12) ... Fenced on the winning sabre team as Penn won the overall team championship at the U.S. Collegiate Weapon Squad Championships (2/26).

2010-11: NCAA Championships qualifier and won seven bouts to finish 20th overall (3/24-25) ... Fenced to a 31-13 overall record ... Went a perfect 3-0 versus Sacred Heart at the Philadelphia Invitational (1/22) ... Won three bouts against Duke at the Penn State Invitational (1/31) ... Finished 12-2 at the MIT Invitational with perfect records against Brandeis, NYU and Brown (2/6) ... Went 2-1 versus Yale and 3-0 against Princeton at the Ivy League Championships (2/13) ... Finished the Ivy Championships with a 7-5 record (2/12-13) ... Helped men's sabre to weapon title and a tie for the overall team title at the U.S. Weapon Squad Championships (2/27) ... Placed seventh at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional (3/12).

High School: Four-year letterwinner ... 2010 N.J. state champion in sabre ... Won a junior men's saber title at the San Jose North American Cup ... Junior saber team finished second at 2010 Summer Nationals ... Ranked seventh in Junior men's saber for the 2009-10 season ... Ranked No. 1 in Cadet men's saber for the 2008-09 season ... Won 2009 Summer Nationals as a member of Junior saber team ... Finished third in cadet men's saber at Portland North American Cup ... Ranked ninth in Cadet men's saber for the 2007-08 season ... Won men's saber cadet at 2000 Summer Nationals.

Personal: Son of Deana Lazaro and Robert Mills ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences ... Father, Robert, was an All-Ivy fencer at Columbia ... Brother, Alex, fences at Princeton and is a two-time All-America and All-Ivy selection.


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