Excerpt & photo from The Daily Pennsylvanian:

“Vaiani siblings take over Penn fencing together”

When Nicole Vaiani first started learning how to fence, she would beat her older brother all the time. Now, with that experience behind her, she begins her career on Penn fencing.


And that older brother? He just so happens to be an Ivy League champion and an All-American.


“We were the best two people at our club,” junior foil John Vaiani said. “We didn’t really have anyone else to fence, anyone else to train [with].”


John’s junior year is marked by a significant new edition to the Red and Blue: his sister is now on campus with him, starting her freshman year. While the siblings are in different schools (John is enrolled in the College, while Nicole is in Wharton), they will see a lot of each other where they usually meet up — on the fencing strip.

Read more on The Daily Pennsylvanian website.