Taylor Hood '18 was named Assistant Coach for the Blue fencing program in 2018.
Hood posted a winning record in four straight seasons at Wellesley, including a 40-24 in foil as a senior during the 2017-18 campaign. The team captain during her senior season, Hood helped the Blue to an overall record of 20-9 as Wellesley posted the first 20-win campaign for the program since the 2010-11 season.
Hood qualified for the NCAA Northeast Regional in each of her four years and finished as an NEIFC medalist in 2016 following a fifth place finish in foil. Hood's top mark at an NCAA regional came during her first year, when she finished 19th overall and fifth amonth Division III competitors in foil. She also added a 21st place finish as a junior, taking sixth among Division III fencers.