Dagmara Wozniak: Heads into Moscow World Cup of Fencing with 2 Straight Finals Appearances and Hungry for More

Dagmara Wozniak, 3-time National team member, Beijing Olympic Team Member and a Junior at St. John’s University heads into this weekends Moscow world cup poised to continue her strong start to the 2009-2010 season.  

After having strong international results prior to the Bejing Olypics, she struggled last year following the Olympics.  However, over the past 2 competitions she has showed signs of breaking into the elite level of the international circuit with quarter-final appearances in London and at the Grand Prix in Orleans.   She also won the last North American cup in San Jose.

With the return of Athen’s Olympian Emily Jacobson, strong fencing from Daria Schneider and the perenial powerhouse fencing of 2-time Olympic Champion Mariel Zagunis, the US team may be poised to return to dominant form. 

Stay tuned…

SI.Com – Faces in the Crowd: Profiles Laurie Schiller, Northwestern Fencing Coach

Here’s what they had to say: Schiller, in his 32nd year as coach at Northwestern, became the second college coach in his sport to win 1,000 bouts when the No. 5 Wildcats went 4-2 at the NYU duals. Through Sunday his record was 1,022-416 (men’s and women’s teams combined). The Northwestern women have finished in the top 10 at the NCAA tournament 10 seasons in a row. Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/scorecard/faces/2010/02/15/#ixzz0fJY3ONZv

Congrats Laurie on your great achievements at Northwestern!