SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic fencing star Jadeyn Williams came up with another sensational performance this past Saturday when she helped lead Team USA to the gold medal in the Women's Sabre Cadet Division at the World Cup Championships in Godollo, Hungary.
Williams, a junior who is ranked No. 7 in the nation in her age group in the sabre, 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.
It's been quite a year for Williams, who established herself as one of the best fencers in the nation five yeas ago.
This past July, the 16-year-old Williams captured the gold medal in the Cadet Women's Sabre at the USA Fencing National Championships in Center in Ohio. In the field of 165 fencers, Williams didn't lose a bout in the Cadet Division, which is for fencers 17 and under. That was the second national title already for Williams. She also won the national title in the sabre in the 14-and-under division in 2014.
That's not all.
Williams, who lives in Metuchen and fences out of the Advance Fencing & Fitness Academy (AFFA) in Garwood, also placed 14th in the sabre competition at the USA National Championships to help her team win the silver medal in the Division 1 team competition, which is for fencers of all ages. The gold medal in the Division 1 sabre competition was won by Sada Jacobson Baby, who won the bronze medal in in the sabre at the 2004 Olympics in Athens and captured the silver medal in the sabre at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.