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Boston College Fencing Coach Sydney Fadner to Retire Friday

After 27 years at the helm of Boston College’s fencing program, head coach Sydney Fadner is decided to call it quits.

Effective Friday, April 27, Fadner will retire from her role as the men’s and women’s fencing head coach.

Fadner was the head coach since 1991 and retires at the third longest tenured head coach in the athletic department.

“[Fadner] has poured her heart and soul into our fencing program,” Boston College athletic director Martin Jarmond said in a statement. “We can’t thank her enough for the tremendous impact she had on all of our student-athletes and we wish her well in her future endeavors.”

Fadner was named Northeast Fencing Conference Coach of the Year three times, in 2012, 2015 and 2017. Fadner also served as a member of the NCAA Northeast Region Fencing Committee.

Under Fadner’s tutelage, fifteen Boston College fencers qualified for the NCAA championship, with two named All-Americans.