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February 23, 2014 Fencers win three bronzes at US Collegiate Squad Championships The Judges took third place behind two top 10 programs in women's and men's foil and men's sabre.
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 Both Brandeis teams defeated MIT and BC, but fell to Top 10 Harvard squads. Senior Vikki Nunley contributed five wins to the foil squad.
February 9, 2014 Brandeis women fight to 2-3 record at Duke Invitational Caroline Mattos’ 13-2 record at Duke paced the Judges on Saturday.
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 Women's Fencing Cruises to 5-0 Record at the 2014 Eric Sollee Invitational Featuring an 11-0 performance from sophomore foil Caroline Mattos, the Judges defeated all five of their opponents at the invitational including rival NYU in the final matchup of the day.
January 25, 2014 Fencers in second place after second NFC meet The Brandeis fencers went 9-2 on the day and both the men and women sit in second place in the Northeast Fencing Conference standings. Rookie Ashley Jean had a 13-4 record for the women.
January 22, 2014 Brandeis women's fencing defeats visiting Wellesley 17-10 Behind a dominant saber squad, the Judges took two of three weapons from the Blue and improved to 8-5 on the season.
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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