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February 23, 2014 Fencers earn three bronzes at US Collegiate Squad Championships Men's and women's foil and men's sabre all placed third behind a pair of Top 10 teams at the University of Pennsylvania. Junior Jess Ochs-Willard had some key bouts in the sabre competition.
February 22, 2014 Fencers claim second-straight New England title The Brandeis men's and women's fencing team won their second New England Intercollegiate Fencing Championship, defeating Sacred Heart by five points. The Judges won three team weapon titles, one individual goal and two silvers.
February 12, 2014 Fencers finish second at Beanpot Tournament For the men, it marked their fourth runner-up finish in a row, while it was the women's best showing since 2011. One of the team highlights came in the men's loss to Harvard, where the epee squad upset the Crimson, 5-4.
February 8, 2014 Judges defeat No. 10 Duke, roll to perfect record at the Duke Invitational Led by a perfect 15-0 record by Julian Cardillo, the Brandeis men's fencing team turned in a fine performance at Duke.
February 7, 2014 Trio take UAA Athlete of the Week honors for Feb. 3 Victoria Sanford of women's track and field, Adam Mandel of men's fencing and Caroline Mattos of women's fencing were honored by the University Athletic Association.
February 1, 2014 Men's Fencing Posts 4-1 Record at the 2014 Eric Sollee Invitational Led by an 11-1 day from junior saber Adam Mandel, the Judges won four of their five meets.
January 25, 2014 Fencers go 9-2 at second Northeast Conference meet Both the Judges teams sit in second place after the men went 4-1 and the women were 5-1. Junior foil Noah Berman went 6-2 for the men.
December 11, 2013 Brandeis to host 2016 NCAA National Collegiate Fencing Championships The Gosman Athletic Center will play host to the nation's finest collegiate fencers for the fourth time in 2016.
Bill Shipman Bill Shipman Head Coach 781-736-3650

Bill Shipman came to Brandeis in 1981 as the head coach of both men's and women's fencing and has continued the long tradition of fencing excellence at Brandeis. His men's team won the 1989 University Athletic Association championship and finished runner-up six times. His women's team has won four UAA titles, including the three straight from 1993-95, and finished runner-up twice.  In 2013, the Judges took home the New England Intercollegiate Fencing Championship crown in their home of the Gosman Athletic Center.

Prior to his arrival here, Shipman served as an assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania from 1978-1981. He has a bachelor of arts in education with a major in Physical Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a masters degree in Recreation and Parks Administation from Clemson University.

Shipman has been selected seven times as a coach for the United States Olympic Festival, one of only eight selected each year. He served on the NCAA Fencing Committee from 1996-99. The Brandeis coaching staff was named as the UAA Staff of the Year several times.

Shipman was honored as the United States Fencing Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 1994, the first year Brandeis hosted the NCAA Fencing championships and one of his women fencers, Kristin Foellmer, won All-American honors by finishing third in the foil.

In 1999, Shipman served as chair of the NCAA Men's and Women's Fencing Committee as Brandeis served as host school for the second time. One of his fencers, Tim Morehouse '00 earned All-American honors by finishing fourth in the men's sabre that year. Morehouse went on to become the first Brandeisian in University history to qualify for the Olympic Games, traveling to Beijing in 2008, where he helped the saber squad to the silver medal, and returning to the London Games in 2012. Morehouse is now known as America's "Face of Fencing".

Shipman is an accredited fencing master, who coaches at the Boston Fencing Club in addition to his duties at Brandeis.

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