UCSD Fencing BIO
 Alex Lavin
AS A JUNIOR IN 2011-12
In men's foil, earned a pair of victories in his pool during 23rd-place finish at 16th Annual BladeRunner Tournament (10/30) ... Won six of seven matches in men's epee at UC Santa Barbara-hosted Mega Duals (11/19) ... Placed 52nd in men's foil at North American Cup (1/15) ... Tied for third in men's foil at the IFCSC Individual Championships (2/13) ... Earned a seventh-place finish in men's foil at the NCAA West Regionals, held at Stanford, to end season (3/13).

At the UC San Diego Duals, finished with a 5-1 record in men's foil (2/12) ... Only dropped two matches as part of men's foil team which won 51 of 54 bouts at UC Irvine Duals (11/7) ... Earned a 13-7 record at the Northwestern Invitational (2/5-2/6) ... Finished with a bronze medal at the Collegiate Open, going as far as the Final 4 in Direct Elimination after defeating all five of his pool opponents, to begin the season (10/24) ... Went undefeated (12-0) at the UC Irvine Duals while ending season with a 33-3 record in men's foil to place second overall in the weapon (2/26).

Opened the season with a seventh-place finish in men's foil at the UC Irvine-hosted Collegiate Open, where he won three of four matches in his pool and reached the Final 8 in the Direct Elimination Round (10/18) ... Placed eighth in men's epee at the 14th Annual BladeRunner Tournament and made the Final 8 in the Direct Elimination Round (1/2-1/3) ... Additionally, finished 14th in men's foil at the 14th Annual BladeRunner Tournament, winning half of his six pool matches while advancing in the Direct Elimination Round to the Table of 16 (1/2-1/3).

A 2009 graduate of Montclair College Preparatory in Van Nuys ... Competed three years for Swordplay in Burbank, helping the squad to silver and bronze team medals at the Southern California National Team Qualifiers ... Earned a "B" national rating after taking numerous bronze and silver medals at different local and state competitions ... Reached top 32 in Division II National Competition ... Advanced to top 64 in D-I National Competition ... Accumulated national points ... Placed second-place All-Conference in SoCal Individual Intercollegiate Fencing Conference ... Foil Squad Captain.

Born July 13, 1990 in Burbank ... Parents are David and Karen Lavin, both of whom attended Cal State Northridge ... Has two younger siblings named Samantha and Morgan ... A management science major in Roosevelt College ... Enjoys writing, finding new music, philosophy, hockey, and playing video games in his free time ... Favorite UCSD moments include playing games with the fencing team during competition trips ... Considers earning his "B" National rating his most memorable moment in fencing ... Hockey player Drew Doughty and Olympic foilist Andrea Cassara are his favorite athletes ... Roots for the Los Angeles Kings ... Could eat salad with chicken and his Mom's dressing for the rest of his life if necessary ... Plans to pursue his MBA after graduation.

Position: Foil
Year: Senior
City/State: Los Angeles, CA
High School: Montclair College Prep
College: Roosevelt
Major: Management Science
Experience: 3 Letters
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