DURHAM- junior sabrist Terence Lee was named ACC Men’s Saber Fencer of the Year, the conference office announced Thursday.
Lee won the award for the first time in his career after earning his first All-America honor at the national meet.
Lee posted the second-best result in Duke men’s program history at the NCAA fencing championship in March, just behind 1996 national champion Jeremy Kahn.
Lee entered the final day of competition fourth overall and earned a spot in the semifinals as the fourth seed. The Hong Kong native took on favorite Fares Ferjani of St. John’s and battled for a 15-14 victory to send him to the championship bout. The majority of the fight was back and forth with four draws, but ultimately Harvard’s Filip Dolegiewicz took a 15-10 win to crown him champion.
Lee helped the men’s saber team finish 14-3 overall and played to a 26-13 individual record in the regular season. In addition to his NCAA performances, he won bronze in the individual game of the ACC championship and placed seventh in the regional meet.
A full list of the 2022 ACC Award winners can be found below.
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2022 ACC SHOOTERS OF THE YEAR
Men’s Sword: Hunter Candreva, Notre Dame
Men’s Foil: Andrew Machovec, Notre-Dame
Masculine Saber: Terence Leeduke
Women’s Sword: Kaylin Hsieh, Notre-Dame
Women’s Foil: Amita Berthier, Notre-Dame
Women’s Saber: Atara Greenbaum, Notre-Dame
ACC Male Co-Coaches of the Year: Gia Kvaratskhelia, Notre Dame, Brendan Doris-Pierce, Boston College
ACC Female Coach of the Year: Gia Kvaratskhelia, Notre Dame