Freshman Romain Connone placed ninth in men’s épée to earn Honorable Mention All-American honors this spring at the NCAA Fencing Championships at Brandeis University.
Connone became the first freshman to be named All-American in the SHU program’s history. He went 7-2 to finish the tournament with a record of 13-10. Connone defeated Penn State’s Conor Shepard and Princeton’s Alex House, 5-4; Bryn Hammarberg of Duke, Simon Jones of Brown, and Justin Yoo of Penn, 5-3; and NJIT’s Eduardo Ezcurra and Patrick August of Penn State, 5-2.
Freshman Tyler Endee finished his first NCAA Championship with a 5-18 record. He won a 5-3 bout over Michael Woo of Harvard, had a close 5-4 loss to Daniel Sconzo of NYU and a 5-3 loss to Adam Mathieu of Columbia.
As a team, Sacred Heart finished the NCAA Championships in 19th place, one victory behind UC San Diego.