Stephen Chou


Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Hometown Upper Saddle River, N.J.
  • Last School Northern Highlands

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Instagram: @stephen___chou

Ohio State Career

  • First Team All-CCFC selection as a junior and Second Team All-MFC as a freshman
  • Three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honoree
  • Two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and USFCA All-Academic Team pick

Junior Season (2021-22)

  • First Team All-CCFC honoree
  • Finished seventh at NCAA Regionals
  • Second on sabre squad with 33 wins
  • Tied for third at OSU Open and placed eighth at Penn State Open
  • Men won CCFC championship and sabre squad title
  • Earned USFCA All-Academic Team, Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete accolades

Sophomore Season (2020-21)

  • 12-7 on the year
  • Men won CCFC championship and sabre squad title
  • USFCA All-Academic Team selection
  • Academic All-Big Ten honoree and an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

Freshman Season (2019-20)

  • Second Team All-MFC
  • Finished fifth at conference championships
  • Placed eighth at NCAA Regionals
  • Earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honors

Prior to Ohio State

  • Fenced at Bergen Fencing Club for four years
  • First at 2019 Junior Olympics Team event
  • Top 32 Junior Summer Nationals
  • Finished first at Division II North American Cup in 2017


  • Son of Bing Ma
  • Has a sister, Dana, who fenced for UC San Diego
  • Followed his sister into the sport
  • Hobbies include listening to music, playing basketball, watching football and playing video games
  • Computer science and engineering major and wants to work as a software engineer in either New York City or California
  • Has created a Spotify playlist generator web application