Joseph Rafidi
Joseph Rafidi
Height: 6-1
Year: So.
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Harvard-Westlake School
Position: Epee
Major: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

2011-12: Overall record: 22-7...NFC record: 9-1...took top honors at The Big One (11/5)...finished seventh at the New England Championship (2/25)...placed 20th at the NCAA Northeast Regional (3/11)...swept UNC and Brown while posting 2-1 ledgers against Yale and St. John's at the Brandeis Invitational (12/4)...blanked Vassar and Brown, defeated Dartmouth, and went 2-1 versus Boston College in his only NFC action of the season (1/28)...had a 2-1 outing against Harvard and picked up a win over Brandeis at the Beanpot Invitational (2/14).

2010-11: Overall record: 34-16...NFC record: 14-4...finished seventh at The Big One (11/6)...captured fourth place at the New England Championship (2/27)...ranked 19th at the NCAA Northeast Regional (3/13)...went 3-0 against UMass, won both of his bouts versus New Hampshire and Boston University, and posted 2-1 ledgers against Sacred Heart and Brandeis at an NFC competition (11/20)...went 9-3 at the Brandeis Invitational (12/5) behind the strength of 2-1 decisions versus Brown, St. John's, and Yale in addition to a sweep of Haverford...registered a 2-1 mark versus Boston College and won his lone bout with Tufts at an NFC competition (1/22)...swept NYU and picked up a win versus Yeshiva at the Eric Sollee Invitational (2/6)...posted a 7-2 record at the Beanpot (2/16) courtesy of a 3-0 performance against Boston College and 2-1 decisions over Harvard and Brandeis.

Off the Fencing Strip at MIT: Majoring in electrical engineering and computer science...completed an engineering internship at One Lambda Inc....was a lab intern at UCLA under Dr. Bajaj...conducted a UROP with Dr. medalist in junior men's epee at the 2011 North American Cup...placed 13th at the 2012 Junior World Cup...finished 16th at the 2012 Junior World National Championship.

High School: A 2010 graduate of Harvard-Westlake School...captain junior and senior seasons...three-time MVP in epee...2009 Scholastic League Champion...Honor Roll/Director's List all four years...finished fourth nationally at the "Le Grand Concours" French competition...National Merit semifinalist...French Honor Society...Chinese Honor Society...cum laude graduate.

Personal: Son of Fuad and Sawsan Rafidi.