Weight: 105 lbs
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio
Current Residence: Lexington, Ky.
Education: Third year med student at the University of Kentucky, Bachelor's degree in science pre-professional studies from the University of Notre Dame (2017), Graduate of Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School (2012)
Club: Bluegrass Fencer's Club
Coach: Amgad Khazbak
Current U.S. Ranking: No. 1
Current World Ranking: No. 5
Olympic Teams: 2016, 2012
Senior World Championship Teams: 2019 (Bronze - Team), 2018, 2017 (Silver - Team), 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011 (Bronze), 2010, 2009
Pan American Games Teams: 2019 (Gold - Individual and Team), 2015 (Gold - Individual, Silver - Team), 2011 (Gold - Individual and Team)
Pan American Championship Teams: 2018 (Gold - Individual and Team), 2017 (Gold - Individual and Team), 2016 (Gold - Individual and Team), 2015 (Gold - Individual and Team), 2014 (Gold - Individual and Team), 2013 (Gold - Individual and Team), 2012 (Gold - Individual and Team), 2011 (Gold - Individual and Team), 2010 (Gold - Individual and Team)
Junior World Championship Teams: 2014 (Gold - Individual and Team), 2013 (Silver - Team, Bronze - Individual), 2012 (Silver - Team, Bronze - Individual), 2011 (Silver - Individual and Team), 2010 (Fifth), 2009 (Gold - Team)
Cadet World Championship Teams: 2011 (Silver), 2010 (Gold), 2009 (Silver), 2008 (Bronze)
Personal: Kiefer, whose father was a former fencer at Duke, has become the most decorated women's foil fencer in U.S. history, winning individual bronze at the 2011 Senior World Championships at just 17 years old and adding three more podium finishes when she led the U.S. Women's Foil Team to a trio of medals at the 2017 (silver), 2018 (gold) and 2019 (bronze) Senior World Championships.
After winning four straight NCAA Championships for Notre Dame, Kiefer enrolled in the University of Kentucky Medical School in 2017 and began her third year during the COVID-19 pandemic while training for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
In 2019, Kiefer married men's foil fencer Gerek Meinhardt - her teammate at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games as well as at Notre Dame.
Both of Kiefer's siblings also are fencers as well with older sister Alex Kiefer winning the individual NCAA Championships for Harvard in 2011. Her younger brother, Axel Kiefer, competed on two Junior and two Cadet World Teams and went on to fence at Notre Dame where he and Lee were both members of the team that won the 2017 NCAA Championships.
has gone from being the youngest member of the 2009 Senior World Team at just 15-years-old, to winning bronze at the Senior World Championships in 2011. The win made Kiefer the only athlete in the world to earn individual podium finishes at the Senior, Junior and Cadet World Championships in 2011 year after she won silver medals at both the Junior and Cadet Worlds in April. Kiefer's older sister Alex fences at Harvard where she won NCAAs as a freshman in 2011 and her younger brother, Axel, competed at the Cadet Worlds in 2013 and the Junior Worlds in 2014 and 2016.