Year First Year
Hometown Armonk, NY
High School Byram Hills High School
Major Undecided
School: CC
Birthdate June 25, 1999



Coached by Slava Grigoriev and Anya Katkova at Fencing Academy of Westchester…Currently ranks No. 3 in the US in Junior Women’s Foil and No. 54 in the World…Won Silver in team women’s foil at Junior World Championships alongside teammate Iman Blow…Captured Gold in individual and team women’s foil at 2016 Cadet World Championships…Won Bronze in individual women’s foil at 2015 Cadet World Championships


A 2017 graduate of Byram Hills High School in Armonk, NY…Won the Princeton Book Award in 2016 for academic excellence, exemplary service and outstanding character… David Harbour from Stranger Things also attended Byram Hills.


Born Sylvie Alexandra Binder on June 25th, 1999 in New York City…Daughter of Jeffrey and Cynthia Binder… Parents both graduated from Johns Hopkins University…Younger sister Abby plays volleyball and younger brother Zach who also fences…Organized “Go Green” fencing tournament in which proceeds went to the Conservation Fund, a non-profit organization that preserves farm and woodlands across the US…Interned at ArtsWestchester, a nonprofit art organization, during her senior year…Columbia was her dream school because it allows her to be part of a world-class institution while pursuing her passion for fencing…Listens to rap before meets to “get in the zone”… Hobbies include art, exploring new places to eat and photography… Favorite movie is the Sound of Music.


Armonk Fencer Sylvie Binder Wins Gold at Worlds

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