SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Jadeyn Williams, Union Catholic's fencing phenom, added to her remarkable resume this past weekend when she won the gold medal in the Cadet Women's Sabre at the North American Cup in Milwaukee.
This is the third individual national title already for the remarkable Williams, one of the biggest rising fencing stars in the U.S.
In a field of 177 fencers in the Cadet Division, which is for fencers 17 and under, Williams defeated Tatiana Nazlymov in the semifinals,15-13, and then she topped Kaitlyn Pak in the finals, 15-11, to secure the gold medal..
Williams, who lives in Metuchen and fences out of the Advance Fencing & Fitness Academy (AFFA) in Garwood, also placed 12th out of 214 competitors in the sabre in the Junior Division at the North American Cup, which is for fencers 20 and under.
The 16-year-old Williams, a junior at UC, has now captured two national titles this year to give her three in her career.
Williams also won the gold medal in the Cadet Women's Sabre at the USA Fencing Summer National Championships this past July at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Ohio. Williams also won the national title in the sabre in the 14-and-under division in 2014.
Additionally at the USA National Championships, Williams placed 14th in the Division 1 sabre competition, and helped her team win the silver medal in the Division 1 team event, which is for fencers of all ages. Last year, Williams helped lead her team the gold medal in the same event at the Summer National Championships.
That's not all.
Last month, Williams helped lead Team USA win the gold medal in the Women's Sabre Cadet Division at the World Cup Championships in Godollo, Hungary. Williams scored 16 points as the anchor in the championship match to spark Team USA to a 45-36 victory over Hungary to clinch the gold medal.