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April 4, 2014 Brandeis to celebrate third annual Division III Week With 'Deis Day, varsity contests and other beneficial program, the Judges' Celebration of Division III Week kicks off April 6.
March 23, 2014 Fencers finish 21st at NCAA Championships Junior sabre fencer Adam Mandel was 15th overall, while classmate Noah Berman was 23rd in foil. Mandel (9 pts), Berman (5 pts) and Caroline Mattos (4 pts) helped the Judges to the same finish as in 2013.
March 11, 2014 Mattos, Mandel, Berman headed to NCAA Championships The Judges will send three fencers to nationals for the second year in a row. Caroline Mattos and Adam Mandel make return trips, Noah Berman has his first berth. NCAAs are at Ohio State March 20-23.
March 9, 2014 Mandel, Berman, Ochs-Willard up for NCAA berth after reaching finals at Regionals All-American Adam Mandel placed fifth in sabre, just out of the bronze medal, while Noah Berman is in line for a foil bid to nationals after finishing 11th and Jess Ochs-Willard will have a shot after coming in 12th in sabre.
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.
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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