“I feel like this is definitely going to be the hardest competition yet,” says Novoseltseva.
Novoseltseva was selected by the NCAA to represent Temple in the championship following her 6th place finish at regionals.
Temple fencing’s newest head coach Jennie Salmon says, “Anna is a warrior. She is a very fierce competitor. Really really refuses to lose.”
The sophomore was also selected for last year’s NCCA championship. There she ranked 21st place and led the owls to 16th place overall.
“After her having last year under her belt, getting the experience. We are really excited for her to push far into the field this weekend,” says Salmon.
Novoseltseva has already achieved success this season by defending her previous individual foil title and earning first-team honors. Her contributions helped secure the team’s 27th straight NIWFA title.
The team is now working to help Anna prepare so that her plans of placing high aren’t foiled.
“The fencing team is very close. I feel like we are all sisters,” says Novoseltseva
Coach Salmon expresses, “We always say it’s a family. Being able to come together and work towards a common goal.”
The championship will take place this coming weekend from the 23rd to the 26th.