BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston senior Dan Marchelitis will continue to fence at the next level for Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT as a member of the class of 2018.
"Dan has a very fast hand and is decisive in his offensive actions. He is a fiery competitor and I look for this intangible to be a big plus for him," said Sacred Heart Men's Fencing Head Coach Dr. Thomas Vrabel in the Sacred Heart Pioneers Athletic Website.
Vrabel stated he would not be surprised if Marchelitis would "earn a starting spot next year."
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In addition to fencing for Gov. Livingston, Marchelitis is a member of "The Saber School" in Lebanon, NJ coached by Olympian Tomasz Stusinki. His fencing highlight was placing 19th out of 142 competitors in the Men's Division 2 Saber in the 2013 Summer Nationals in Ohio.
Marchelitis fenced for Gov. Livingston all four years. As a team captain, he helped to lead the squad to the New Jersey District 3 High School saber championship.
"The GL team is a great group of kids who are dedicated and work hard. I hope to be able to come back during my winter break to help the team," said Marchilitis.
"Fencing is a passion, if you work hard, practice and focus you can do great things," said Marchelitis. "Fencing is a sport that helps in all areas of your life. It has taught me how to be a leader, to be confident, and to manage my time."