Teaneck and her teammates on the U.S. Olympic fencing team grabbed their first bronze medal at the London games.
The Associated Press reports the American team beat Russia, 31-30. Lawrence was 1-1 in the medal match.
"I'm so happy, so excited we got a medal — it's great! I am speechless," Lawrence said in a report on USAToday.com
Last week, the No. 24 ranked Lawrence lost to Italian epee fencer No. 7 Rossella Fiamingo. She beat the No. 9 ranked Mara Navarria. Lawrence reached the Olympics after .
Lawrence, who graduated with honors from Princeton University and Columbia University Teachers College, at . She worked for the town’s recreation department and is the daughter of Teaneck High School’s head fencing coach, Pat Lawrence.