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

2012-13: Overall record: 57-10...NFC record: captain...NFC first team all-star...NCAA All-America honorable mention...CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large Team...CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large first team...finished ninth at the NCAA National Championship (3/22)...ranked seventh at the NCAA Northeast Regional (3/10)...captured third place at the New England Championship (2/23)...claimed first place at The Big One Invitational (11/3)...swept New Hampshire, Brandeis, and Sacred Heart, won his only bout against Boston University, and topped UMass, 2-1, at the first NFC competition of the season (11/17)...went 12-3 at the Brandeis Invitational (12/2) after blanking Brown and UNC and defeating St. John's, Johns Hopkins, and Yale by 2-1 margins...swept Tufts, Dartmouth, and Vassar and turned in 2-1 performances versus Brown and Boston College at the final NFC outing of the year (1/26)...compiled a ledger of 13-2 at the Eric Sollee Invitational (2/3) after blanking Hunter and Stevens, going 2-1 versus NYU and Penn, topping both of his foes from Haverford, and winning his only bout against Yeshiva...swept Boston College and Brandeis and went 1-2 versus Harvard at the Beanpot (2/12).

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 with a minor in Chinese language and culture and a concentration in engineering intern at Palantir Technologies, Inc....completed an engineering internship at One Lambda, Inc....was a lab intern at UCLA under Dr. Bajaj...conducted UROPs with Dr. Saxena and the MIT Gambit Game 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.