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March 8, 2015 Berman, Jean, Mandel reach final pools at NCAA Regionals Seniors Noah Berman and Adam Mandel were 11th in men's foil and sabre, while sophomore Ashley Jean was 12th in women's sabre.
February 22, 2015 Men's sabre squad earns pair of medals at NEIFC, U.S. Squad Championships Adam Mandel, Jess Ochs-Willard, Eric Shen and Kyle Berney took home gold at New Englands and a second-straight bronze at the U.S. Squad championships this weekend.
February 11, 2015 Men take second, women third at 2015 Fencing Beanpot The men topped BC and MIT, while men's epee added a squad win over Harvard. Before the match, the Judges honored their five seniors before their final home event.
February 1, 2015 Men's fencers top #9 Duke for second straight year, going 5-1 at Sollee Invite The Judges won all three weapons by a 5-4 score to avenge a loss to the Blue Devils two weeks earlier at Air Force.
January 24, 2015 Men's fencing clinches share of NFC title with 14-13 win over Brown Rookie epeeist Hunter Stusnick won what proved to be the winning bout, breaking a 13-13 tie with the Bears on their home turf. The title is Brandeis's first since 2009.
January 17, 2015 Mandel, Mattos lead fencers at Western Invitational The Judges' men and women both edged host Air Force by one and defeated CalTech handily, while the women topped Stanford by one. Adam Mandel went 11-2 for the men, Caroline Mattos was 12-2 for the women.
December 9, 2014 Mandel earns UAA Fencer of the Week honors Senior sabre fencer Adam Mandel added his 15th career UAA Athlete of the Week honor after going 11-1 and helping the Judges knock off Yale.
December 7, 2014 Men's fencing defeats Yale at Brandeis Invitational The Judges defeated the Bulldogs convincingly, 17-10, for their first win in the series since 2007. Brandeis also topped Johns Hopkins, but fell to St. Johns and Air Force.
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, and successfully defended their title in 2014. 

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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