Swordplay is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks about high school athletics. But at Rye Country Day, the 21-year-old fencing program has long been home to some of the school’s finest athletes, many of whom have gone on to fence for colleges and in national and international events.
“Wildcat fencing is about striving to do one’s best and enjoying what is a wonderful sport,” said head coach Joe Rue. “Our goal is consistent with our team philosophy. We want the students to give 100 percent and feel proud of being members of this program. We expect them to display exemplary sportsmanship on and off the strip.”
Rue went on to say that no two teams are alike – each has its own personality – and that he and the rest of the coaching staff require the Wildcats to strive to be the best fencers they can be. With two meets already in the books this season, Rye Country Day’s athletes have quickly proven their mettle.