Fencing announces recruiting class

The fencing team will add five recruits to its roster, including three locals, one Oregon native and a Mexican native, for the 2012-13 season, it was announced in a press release Wednesday.

Demitria Antipas (Stony Brook, N.Y.), Jessica Hall (Parsippany, N.J.), Olivia Wynn (Somerville, N.J.), Petea Khan (Beaverton,Ore.) and Fatima Laragaespada (Puebla, Mexico) will join coach Nikki Franke’s squad this season.

“I am very happy with the quality of fencers we have joining our program this season,” Franke said in the press release.  “They are all hard workers and we’re looking forward to steady growth throughout their time here at Temple. They add considerable depth to our roster.”

Antipas, Laragaespada and Wynn will join the team as foilists, while Hall competes at epee and Khan at sabre fencer. The Owls finished last season No. 10 at the NCAA Championships and a 24-8 record overall.

The fencing season begins at home on Oct. 27 at the Temple Open.