Junior women's epeeist Isis Washington leads SJU fencing with 14 wins.
Blitzer leads men's squad, while Ferdman leads women's team.
St. John's senior Evgeniya Kirpicheva and classmate Daryl Homer post perfect 12-0 marks.
Coach Yury Gelman will lead improved squad that consists of two Olympians and six 2011-12 All-Americans.
A slideshow of the 2011-12 Red Storm fencing team and photos from throughout the program's rich history.
Team Captain Marat Israelian and Alexandra Tannous recap this past weekend's St. John's and NYU Invitaionals.
2012-13: Posted a 1-5 record on the year ... Posted a 1-5 record at the Temple Invitational.
2011-12: Posted a 4-3 record on the year ... Saw action at the Temple Invitational, winning one bout ... Lost one bout at the St. John's Invitational ... Placed 110th at the December North American Cup (Division I) in Kansas City, Mo. ... Recorded a 3-2 mark at the Brandeis Invitational.
2010-11: Posted a 2-5 record on the year ... Competed in the Brandeis Invitational.
Before St. John's: Competed at the Fencers School of Connecticut in Guilford, Conn. ... Fenced for Lyme-Old Lyme for four years, captaining the team for one season ... Also played one year of soccer and spent four years on the crew team ... Was named a Scholar-Athlete in 2009 and 2010 ... Received All-State honors in 2009 and 2010 ... Won the gold medal in the Junior event at the North Atlantic Sectionals in 2010, earning an A10 ranking.
Personal: Most thrilling moment in his athletic career was earning his A10 ranking ... Listens to J.Cole on his iPod on match-day ... Came to St. John's on academic scholarship ... If he weren't fencing, he'd be on a college rowing team ... Has donated his time as a volunteer firefighter ... Favorite book is Lord of the Flies by William Golding ... Favorite TV show is Family Guy ... Favorite pro team is Manchester United ... Majoring in Legal Studies ... Parents are David and Kathleen Pepin ... Has one younger sister, Elizabeth.