Fencing Awards Announced at Team Banquet

PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania men's and women's fencing teams held their end of the season banquet back on April 9. Below is a list of team members who received awards and who were voted captains for the 2006-07 season.

Voted and announced at the Team's Annual Banquet 4/9/06

Men's

Most Improved Fencer-- Corey Purcell

Award for Excellence -- Ron Berkowsky

Captain for 2006-2007 ---Michael Galligan (Re-elected)

Women's

Most Improved Fencer -- Cassandra Partyka

Award for Excellence -- Abby Emerson

Captain for 2006 - 2007 -- Katelyn Sherry (Re-elected)

Special Award

David Sapery was presented a miniature foil, entirely hand-made by the late Maestro Lajos Csiszar. Maestro made just a few of these weapons. In this very personal way, he wantedto honor those special alumni and friends whose support, dedicationand loyalty has been significant in enhancing the present and ensuring the future excellence of the Penn Fencing Program.

Similar miniature foils were presented at the January 2006Alumni Meet to Robert Wolfson and Joseph Wolfson for their efforts on behalf of the Gladius Society, Penn Fencing's support group of alumni and friends.