Amsterdam fencer qualifies for nationals

POUGHKEEPSIE – Stephanie McDarby of Amsterdam has qualified for the U.S. Fencing Association’s Summer Nationals in Division 2 and Division 3 Women’s Epee.

She won a qualifying tournament held at Vassar College on April 6.

The nationals will be held in Columbus, Ohio, in June. Stephanie fences with the Swords and Strategy Fencing Club, headquartered in the Riverfront Center in Amsterdam. Stephanie’s coach (and father), Michael McDarby, has qualified for the Veteran’s Men’s Epee at the Summer Nationals as well. He is currently ranked 12th in the country in that group.