Coach Nellya Sevostyanova started fencing at the age of eleven and was a professional fencer for eighteen years. She was many time Kazakhstan National Champion, participated in seven World Championships, medalist at numerous World Cups in addition to participating in the Sydney, Australia, Olympic games in 2000.
Nellya received her Master Degree from the Kazakstan Institute of Physical Education. She started her coaching career in 2004 at the Fencers Club working with one of the most successful foil instructors in the United States, Buckie Leach. They produced many Youth, Cadet, and Junior Champions in addition to over 100 medalists at National Championships.
Nellya started working at MFC in 2008 and has started to raise many International, National and Regional medalists. She has been an assistant coach for St. John’s University from 2009 and prepared bronze medalist of NCAA individual competition, Evgeniya Kirpecheva, in 2010 and 2011.
In 2010 and 2011, Nellya has been working as a National Coach with the US Cadet National Team.
Evgenya Kirpicheva- Bronze medalist NCAA 2010-2011
Marta Husman- Top 8 finished NCAA 2014
Karina Yaroshenko- Bronze medal Y-10 National Championships 2013, Top 8 finished Y-10 Summer National Championships 2013, Top 8 finished Y-12 National Championships 2014, Gold medalist International Tournament in Germany 2011,2012,2013, Many time SYC medalist 2011-2014
Maria Stamos- Top 8 finished Y-12 National Championships 2014, Silver medalist International Tournament in Germany team 2013, Many time SYC medalist 2013-2014
Carter Hodges- Gold medalist International tournament in Germany 2013, Gold medalist Y-10 SYC 2012
Sarah Prilutsky- Many time medalist SYC 2013-2014
Davis Prilutsky Top 8 finished Y-10 National Championships 2014, Silver Medalist SYC Y-10 2014,Bronze medalist International Tournament in Germany 2013
Montana Lee- Gold medalist International tournament in Germany 2013,Silver medalist of National chemp in MFC team 2014,Top 8 finished on SYC Y-10 2013
Eileen Ye-Silver Medalist of National Championships in MFC team 2014
Anna Rebbeca Ferreti- Silver medalist of National Championships in MFC team 2014
Lula Zeid- Silver medalist of National Championships in a MFC team 2014, Silver medalist SYC Y-10 2013
Sarah Poncet- Bronze medalist SYC Y14 2014, Gold medalist ROC 2013