Steve competed at Penn for just two years, transferring to the University from NYU; however, the mark he left, both during those two year and afterward, is indelible.

In his first year, Steve took second place in epee at the IFA Championships, and then second place at NCAAs to earn first-team All-America honors. As a team captain in 1965, he came back to win the IFA title (leading the Quakers to the team title in his weapon), and again finished second at the NCAA Championships to earn his second All-America certificate.

Steve continued fencing after that, and participated in the 1968 and 1972 Olympic Games (his best finish being 13th in 1968). He also competed in the 1971 Pan Am Games, where he won gold medals in both individual and team competition. Steve won a national championship in 1969, was part of seven national championship epee teams, and also won a British National Epee Team Championship.

Steve also lettered once in tennis at Penn, in 1964.