Melissa Corona
Melissa  Corona

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Mexicali, Mexico

High School:
Vincent Memorial Catholic

Height:
5-2

Event:
Foil

03/11/2014

NCAA Northeast Regionals Recap: Blitzer, Hausman, Sydorenko Win Gold

St. John's will send 11 fencers to NCAA Championships from March 20-23.

02/25/2014

Temple Invitational Recap: Men Post 3-1 Record, While Women Go 0-4

Freshman Roman Sydorenko leads St. John's with 10 wins.

01/26/2014

St. John's Invitational Recap: Men, Women Post 2-3 Records

Junior women's epeeist Isis Washington leads SJU fencing with 14 wins.

01/25/2014

NYU Invitational Recap: Men Post 3-2 Record, While Women Go 2-3

Junior women's epeeist Isis Washington leads SJU fencing with 14 wins.

03/11/2013

St. John's Claims Six Medals At 2013 NCAA Northeast Regionals

Junior Alina Ferdman and redshirt senior Daryl Homer win gold medals.

01/26/2012

St. John's Fencing: 2011-12 And Through The Years

A slideshow of the 2011-12 Red Storm fencing team and photos from throughout the program's rich history.

01/26/2014

St. John's Invitational 2014

St. John's Invitational 2014

03/01/2012

Temple Invitational and U.S. Collegiate Squad Championships

Photos from Feb. 25 at the Temple Invitational in Philadelphia, Pa. and the U.S. Collegiate Squad Championships at NYU.

2012-13: Posted a record of 13-13 on the season ... Placed 13th at the Northeast Regionals ... posted a 1-3 record at the Temple Invitational ... Posted a 2-4 record at the NYU Invitational ... Posted 3-3 record at the St. John's Invitational ... Posted her best record of the season at the Brandeis Invitational with a 7-3 mark ... Placed 46th in Div. I at the November North American Cup while also placing 96th in the Junior Division

2011-12: Posted a 38-42 record on the season ... Finished 11th at the Northeast Regionals with 10-13 record ... Helped the women's foil squad capture bronze at the U.S. Collegiate Squad Championships ... Placed 37th in the junior event of the January North American Cup in Portland, Ore. and finished in 31st place of the Division I event ... Posted a 7-8 record at the NYU Invitational ... Went 13-3 at the Brandeis Invitational ... Placed 34th at the November NAC (Junior) in Austin, Texas.

Before St. John's: Competed for the Mexicali Esgrima fencing club ... Team took first place at the 2010 Mexican Cadet Nationals ... Won the Blade Runner Championship in November 2010 at UC San Diego ... Earned an E09 rating.

Personal: Born in San Diego, Calif. ... Most thrilling moment in her athletic career was when she scored the winning touch in overtime at the 2010 Mexican Cadet Nationals to win the team championship ... Came to St. John's for the athletics program and the academics ... Aspires to compete for the U.S. or Mexican Olympic team ... Participated as a tutor and was an AP Scholar at Vincent Memorial Catholic High School ... Majoring in Legal Studies ... Favorite quote is: "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising up every time we fall" ... Favorite book is Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini ... Daughter of Elva Regina Jimenez and Gabriel Teodulo Corona ... Niece of Eduardo Jimenez, a member of the Tomateros de Culiacan, a baseball team in the Mexican Pacific League ... has one older sister, Ivette, and one younger sister, Elizabeth.

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