Meet Maya Lawrence – A 2012 Olympian from New Jersey

by Alice Magdziak • July 17, 2012 • Sports & LeisureComments (0)1356

Can you believe that two women from the United States Olympic Fencing Team are from New Jersey??  Earlier today we introduced you to Dagmara Wozniak from Woodbridge and now here’s Maya Lawrence from Teaneck.  Our NJ fencing ladies rocks!

Maya is an epee competitor in both the individual and team competitions. She grew up in Teaneck and attended Teaneck High School where she took up fencing as a sophomore. Her parents are Pat Lawrence, Teaneck High School’s fencing coach, and Reginald Lawrence, who has been a state-certified referee and umpire in numerous sports in New Jersey. In 2002, Lawrence graduated with honors from Princeton University with a double major in political science and African-American studies. A member of Princeton’s fencing team, she was selected as an All-American and earned Ivy League honors during all four years of her attendance there. She earned a Masters Degree in English as a Second Language instruction in 2007 from Teachers College, Columbia University.

After earning her Masters at Columbia, she moved to France where she teaches English and trains with Maitre Daniel Lavavasseur.

We can watch Maya beginning with Individual Epee on July 30th and Team Epee on August 4th.  Go NJ Fencing Ladies, Maya and Dagmara!

THS graduate is headed to the 2012 Olympics – Teaneck Suburbanite

Teaneck’s Maya Lawrence to represent USA fencing at Olympics – The Record

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