Thundercats to Add Foil Fencing Team this Season

Foil Fencer 2Thundercats Fencing will add both a men’s and women’s foil team for the 2015-2016 fencing season.  Novice fencers will be encouraged to try foil.  Existing sabre and epee fencers will also have the option to switch to foil if they wish.

The decision to host a foil team is part of our long-term strategy to make Libertyville and Vernon Hills a contender for the Championship title in the Great Lakes High School Fencing Conference.  Because we did not have a foil team during our first two seasons we had to forfeit all of the foil matches.  That was a severe disadvantage for the Thundercats when it came to calculating our team’s overall performance.  With a foil team to complement our strong epee and sabre teams, the Thundercats will be in a much better position to compete on an even basis with fencing powerhouses like Stevenson, Deerfield-Highland Park and New Trier this season.

More information will be provided at the Fencing Team Informational Meeting on Tuesday, October 6th which will be held in the Studio Theater at the Libertyville High School.