Coach Samantha “Sammi” Hansen is a Sr. at University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh (2022) Sammi graduated from Vernon hills high school in 2018. She was captain of the varsity women’s foil team from 2015-2018. After VHHS, she fenced on the Lawrence University team. At Lawrence, her team competed against some of the top national programs and she fenced the recent US Gold Medalist from the Tokyo Olympics.
Coach Sammi has returned to the Thundercats’ family in 2021!
Her thoughts about Coaching our current Foil Fencers:
“Fencing to me is one of the best things I think has ever happened to me…”
allowed me to grow more confident in myself and find my voice.
I would love to make someone love fencing as much as I do.