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Teaneck Fencer Overcame Injury to Reach 2012 Olympics

Teaneck High School graduate makes it to London games.

Maya Lawrence, a graduate, refused to let painful injury stop her as she advanced her fencing career to reach the 2012 Olympics.

The epee fencer tore her right ACL in 2009, a year after injuring the left, The Record reported. Still, the is part of the first US women’s epee team to win a medal at a World Cup.

Lawrence was a member of U.S. World Championship and National Teams in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2011.

Lawrence, a Princeton graduate who has a master’s degree from Columbia, has also been forced to put her career on hold for practices, Forbes.com reported.

The Teaneck native first started fencing in her sophomore year at Teaneck High School.

Bob Bryant, Jr. July 26, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Way to go, Maya. I know your father, Reggie, is very proud of you.
Tamika July 27, 2012 at 12:16 AM
Good Luck Maya I have spreading word so people will route for our hometown girl!
Diane Schwarz July 27, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Yay Maya! Teaneck is rooting for you! What a model YOU are, as a Teaneck HS Graduate! Princeton & Columbia graduate also! Yay for Teaneck schools!
JamesTS July 27, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Great news for Teaneck. We should all be very proud to have Maya. Impressed by academy and athletics succeses!
Syble C. July 31, 2012 at 04:12 PM
What a great thing for Maya and Teaneck! Although she only made it to round 2, she is a tremendous inspiration fo not only Teaneckians, but the USA. WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!!! You go, girl!

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