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Laura Paragano
Position: Foil
Year: Senior
City/State: Bernardsville, N.J.
High School: Bernards

2011-12: Academic All-Area ... Transitioned to sabre as a senior and finished 23-30 overall ... Went a perfect 3-0 on three occasions; against NJIT (1/21), Haverford (1/28) and NYU (2/4) ... Had six wins at the Ivy League Round-Robins, including a 2-1 record against Brown (2/11-12) ... Fenced sabre as Penn finished third in the weapon and fourth overall at the U.S. Collegiate Weapon Squad Championships (2/26) ... Placed 27th overall in sabre at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals.

2010-11: Finished the season with a 30-22 record ... Opened the season with three victories over North Carolina at the Philadelphia Invitational (1/23) ... Went unbeaten against both MIT and NYU and finished with a 11-4 record at the MIT Invitational (2/6) ... Went 3-0 versus Yale at the Ivy League Championships (2/13) ... Finished with a 7-11 record at the Ivy League Championships (2/12-13) ... Fenced foil as Penn won the overall team title at the 2011 U.S. Weapon Squad Championships (2/27) ... Finished 17th at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional (3/12).

2009-2010: Second-team All-Ivy ... Temple Open Bronze Medalist (10/31) ... Second on the team with 44 wins, going 44-16 on the season ... Defeated three different teams 3-0 at the Philadelphia Invitational in Sacred Heart, North Carolina and Fairleigh Dickinson (1/9) ... Went 8-1 at the Penn State Invitational, including a 2-1 mark against eventual national champion Penn State (1/23) ... Went 11-2 at the Eric Sollee Invitational (1/30) ... Won nine bouts at the Ivy League Championships (2/21-28) ... Went 3-0 against Harvard at Ivy Championships (2/21).

2008-09: Second-team All-Ivy … NCAA Championships qualifier … Temple Open gold medalist … IFA Six-Weapon champion … Went 36-12 in dual meets … Won six bouts in the season-opening Penn Multi-Meet (1/10), including a 3-0 sweep of North Carolina … Went 3-0 against Duke at the Princeton Multi-Meet (1/25) … A perfect 10-0 at the New England Invitational, defeating two foes from all five schools Penn fenced (2/1) … 12-6 in Ivy bouts … Swept opponents from Brown (2/8) and Yale (2/22) … Won nine bouts at the IFA Championships (2/28) to help Penn to the six-weapon championship … Finished second at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional (3/7) to automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships … Won 10 bouts at the national championships, finishing15th.


High School: Four-time letterwinner ... Served as team captain her senior season ... Two-time District 1 foil champion (2007, 2008) ... Three-time District 1 foil team champion (2006, 2007, 2008) ... Three-time District 1 team champion (2006, 2007, 2008) ... 2008 NJSIAA foil state champion ... 2007 NJSIAA state team champion ... Three-time first-team All-State (2006, 2007, 2008) ... Holds the state record for most career dual meet victories (198) ... National Honor Society member ... Named to the academic honor roll three times ... Member of marching band, jazz band, pit band and wind ensemble.

 

Personal: Daughter of Kay and Vince Paragano ... Enrolled in College of Arts and Sciences.


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