D.C. Pixie Roane: Head Coach, Founder

Head Coach Pixie Roane

D.C. Pixie Roane began her fencing studies in 1985 in New York City at Long Island City High School under the tutelage of Ms. Gladys Eaton. Since then, she has served as a member of the Hunter College Women's Fencing Team, a member of the Empire State Games Fencing Team, and qualifier to the U.S.F.A. nationals in 1988, 1998 thru 2006 and 2011-2012.

During the years 1993-1997, she was a scholarship athlete at Temple University fencing under US Olympic Team member and Hall of Famer Dr. Nikki Franke. Pixie fenced both foil and epee while fencing for Temple. During those years, she medaled at prestigious collegiate tournaments such as the Penn State Open and was one of the members of the first ever Epee Championships Gold Medal Team (1995). At the 1998 and 2005 United States Fencing Championships, she was the bronze medalist in the Division III Women's Epee Championships.

It was in September of 1998 when Pixie established the Wallingford-Swarthmore Panthers Fencing Club. Since then, success has continued producing Junior Olympic fencers in all disciplines, US Fencing All Academic Scholar Athletes, Finalists and Medalists at US Fencing Super Youth Regional Circuits, US Fencing North American Circuits, and US Fencing Summer Nationals Championships. During the 2010 US Fencing Summer National Championships, success was highlighted with the coaching one of her Panther Fencers for the Gold medal in the Division III Women’s Epee. Due to this achievement, Pixie received the Coach’s Medal presented to her by her Gold medal athlete.

In addition to coaching, Pixie continues to compete in all disciplines representing the Black in Women in Sport Foundation and the Wallingford-Swarthmore Panthers Fencing Club, referee for the NIWFA, MACFA and USFCC collegiate events, a Certified Level II USFA Armorer, a Certified Level 3 Foil, Level 2 Sabre and Level 4 Epee instructor (US Fencing) and 3 weapon Monituer with the United States Fencing Coaches Association. Pixie was awarded in August 2017 her Prévôt d’ Sabre through the USFCA. This past August 2019, Pixie successfully passed and awarded her Prévôt d’ Foil and with her equivalency earned in Epee 3 through US Fencing Coaches College in August of 2007, will be awarded Prévôt d’ Armes by the USFCA.

Pixie graduated from Temple University, College of Health, Physical Education. Recreation and Dance with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health, Physical. Education and Dance (teaching specialty) May 1997. In May 2010, Pixie received her Master of Science in Health Education from Widener University. She continues as a Health, Physical Education and Dance teacher at Strath Haven Middle School, Wallingford-Swarthmore School District and Head Coach and Founder of the Wallingford-Swarthmore Panthers Fencing Club.