Fencing School Name11:

Wellesley College

NCAA Team:


NCAA Division:

Division 3

Head Coach:

Rob Charlton

Épée Coach:

Foil Coach:

Carter Bartram

Saber Coach:

Sergey Shachanin


Department Email:


Phone Number:


Department Address:

Keohane Sports Center, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481

Men's Fencing Dept Website:

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Women's Fencing Dept Website:

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School Info:

Wellesley College is known for the excellence of its education, the beauty of its setting, its gifted faculty, and the uniqueness of its campus culture. But most of all, Wellesley is known for the thousands of accomplished, thoughtful women it has sent out into the world for over 100 years—women who are committed to making a difference.

Team Info:

Wellesley College fencing is an NCAA program competing in the Northeast Region of the National Collegiate Fencing Championships. Members of the Blue fencing team are talented and dedicated student-athletes who compete at the NCAA level while pursuing a degree in a rigorous academic environment. In 2021-22, Wellesley earned a program-record 31 wins, qualified 12 fencers for NCAA Regionals, and took second in the NEIFC Championships after winning it the prior two years. In both 2020-21 and 2021-22, the Blue won the USCFCA Women’s Scholar Team of the Year as the team with the highest GPA of any program in NCAA fencing.

Training Info:

We practice four days per week: Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday, Thursday, Friday mornings. In addition to our practices we have two sessions per week with our strength and conditioning staff outside of practice. Coaches are typically available after practice for extra private lessons as well. We usually start practice with a warm up game, then footwork/conditioning, followed by drills and free fencing. Our fencing room is set up with room for eight strips and is a bright and airy space the size of a basketball gym. Our practices have music playing and we encourage a fun and energetic environment.



Practice 4:30-6:30pm


Practice 6:45-8:30am


Practice 6:45-8:30am


Practice 6:45-8:30am

Fencing Scholarships Available:


Financial aid:

Currently Recruiting:


Walk Ons Accepted?:


Tournaments Attending:

Coach Rob will be at the January NAC in Louisville, the April NAC in St. Louis, and Summer Nationals in Phoenix.


Season Schedule:

Please visit our team page at https://www.wellesleyblue.com/sports/wfencing/2022-23/schedule

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Team Positions Available


Type: Female


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