Meet the athletes who made it onto Newsday's All-Long Island boys fencing team for the 2014-15 winter season.
Long Island Boys Fencer of the Year
Commack, Sabre, Senior
Brian Huang, who is headed for Johns Hopkins University, won his third straight individual county title in sabre and went 35-1 in dual meets this season. He also won gold at the Jeff Wolfe Holiday Tournament and helped Commack finish in second in Suffolk County.
Ward Melville, Foil, Senior
Mike Antipas went 28-0 in dual meet competitions to go undefeated for the third straight season. An “A”-rated fencer by the United States Fencing Association, he also came in second in the county individual tournament.
Jericho, Epee, Freshman
Bennett Cohen won the Nassau epee title, and at 14, he is one of the youngest fencers in the country to earn an “A” rating from the USFA.
Whitman, Epee, Senior
Thomas Ferrante won the county individual title in epee and went 38-2 in dual meets. His 38 wins led all boys fencers and his winning percentage (95%) was fifth.
Great Neck North, Sabre, Sophomore
Patrick Gao won the Nassau title in sabre and helped Great Neck North win its first team county championship since 2005.
Great Neck South, Foil, Senior
Kody Horiuchi won his second straight Nassau foil championship and went 27-0 in dual meets this season. He went 89-15 (an .856 winning percentage) in his varsity career.
Half Hollow Hills, Foil, Senior
Charlie Wells won the Suffolk foil championship and went 33-2 in dual meets. His 33 wins tied for third most among boys fencers in Suffolk.
Great Neck North
Coach of the Year
Calderaro led a Blazers team that went 14-1 and won its first county championship since 2005.
Jae Cho, Great Neck North, Sabre, Freshman
Jack Golberg, Half Hollow Hills, Sabre, Senior
Griffen Healy, Great Neck North, Foil, Junior
Mike Jakitsch, Ward Melville, Epee, Sophomore
Matt Ko, Great Neck South, Epee, Sophomore
Peyton LaTourrette, Ward Melville, Foil, Junior (pictured)
Danny Solomon, Ward Melville, Sabre, Freshman