The Red Storm extended its streak of finishing sixth or better at NCAA Championships to 20 years.
Championships conclude tomorrow with the men's semifinals and finals, which will air on ESPN 3 at 1:45 p.m.
St. John's qualified the maximum of 12 fencers for the NCAA Championships, which will air on ESPN 3.
Nine of the twenty St. John's participants place in the top-three
St. John's owns five of the six top seeds in the NCAA qualification event.
Temple Invitational & National Squad Championships Preview
A slideshow of the 2011-12 Red Storm fencing team and photos from throughout the program's rich history.
St. John's placed fourth and Evgeniya Kirpicheva won an individual national title at the 2012 NCAA Championships.
Photos from Feb. 25 at the Temple Invitational in Philadelphia, Pa. and the U.S. Collegiate Squad Championships at NYU.
2010-11: Posted a 50-17 record on the year ... Repeated as national men's epee champion and earned All-America honors by going 18-7 at the NCAA Championships ... Went 9-3 at the NCAA Northeast Regional to place second - just behind teammate Nicholas Vomero ... Went 12-3 at the NYU Invitational.
2009-10: Posted a 76-20 record on the year ... Won the men's epee Gold Medal at the NCAA Championships with a 21-4 record ... Earned All-America honors ... Finished fourth in the NCAA Northeast Regionals with a 17-6 record ... Won 10 or more bouts in five of his events - the only other men on the team to accomplish this feat were Daryl Homer and Sean Buckley.
Before St. John's: Fenced for the Israeli Junior National Team.
Personal: Most thrilling moment of his athletic career was winning the NCAA Championship his freshman year ... Most influential person in his athletic career is his fencing coach, Alexey Cheremsky, because, "He is the reason why I came to the U.S." ... Came to St. John's because of its great athletic legacy ... If he weren't fencing, he'd be in Israel ... The teammate that inspires him is Evgeniya Kirpicheva for: "Being such a hard-working individual" ... Since coming to St. John's, he's learned how to manage his time ... Majoring in Accounting ... Favorite food is cheeseburgers ... favorite TV show is Family Guy ... favorite pro team is the New England Patriots ... Parents are Alexander and Margolit Israelian ... Has two siblings, Boris and Christin.