Among the thousands of students who will graduate on Monday are dozens of athletes who are officially retiring from their respective sports. Sports have been a large part of their identities dating back to their childhood. And the large majority of Penn’s athletes have played their last competitive games … ever.
On Friday afternoon, Special Olympians — athletes with intellectual disabilities — will compete in their own division in two races — the 4×100-meter relay and the 100-meter dash. In total, approximately 20 athletes from all over the East Coast will participate.
After balancing school and athletics for three and a half years, nobody would blame senior football players C.J. Mooney and Dave Twamley for relaxing their last semester. Instead, they decided to double up and play for the lacrosse team this spring.
Penn got off to a fast start, shutting out the Tigers (4-2, 0-1 Ivy) in the first quarter, while scoring three goals of its own.
The Quakers performed admirably, bouncing back from a loss against No. 7 Denver by beating No. 17 Lehigh and Villanova to bring their record to 4-1 after the break.
The Quakers were under the radar against Duke, but this time around they will be the favor as they face as St. Joe’s.
Most teams like to open their season against a weaker opponent to gain confidence going into the season. But Penn men’s lacrosse is not most teams, as they will take on No. 14 Duke.
This year, it has taken just three Ivy games for the Red and Blue to pick up two losses, making this weekend’s games must-wins.
Penn held NJIT to just 27.7 percent shooting from the field, a season-best for the Quakers’ defense, as they took a 54–53 victory at the Fleisher Center on Thursday night.
The Quakers are just 2-13 and have yet to win a road game this season. Penn will seek its first road win and 1700th win as a program Thursday night against the NJIT Highlanders (9-8) at the Fleisher Athletic Center.
Penn basketball is suffering from a similar lack of strong leadership. Call it “the leadership cliff,” because if nobody steps up soon as the leader of this team in clutch situations, the Quakers will fall even further into a downward spiral.
When the Quakers face off against the Bearcats at 7 p.m. at the Palestra, crashing the boards and clogging the paint will be key to snapping their five-game skid.
Starting kicker Connor Loftus and starting punter and holder Scott Lopano like to have fun while they are waiting for their turn on the gridiron. But when they’ve gotten on the field this season, they have done a near-flawless job.
For the second straight season, the Quakers will open their season against UMBC. Last year they took the contest, 59-45, in Catonsville, Md.
On a team without any seniors, Bowman is in many ways a leader that his players can look up to not just as a source of authority, but also as a role model.
Young receivers have had to step up and Penn has had to adjust its offensive strategy. Instead of having one new receiver emerge, the Quakers have filled in the holes with several new targets.
In Penn’s 20-17 victory over Brown, neither team was dominant on offense or defense. Saturday, special teams made the difference.
To beat Brown, which has one of the top defenses in the Ivy League, the Quakers will need to be more efficient inside the 20-yard line in Saturday’s showdown at Franklin Field.
After losing several key seniors following last season, defensive coordinator Ray Priore knew that some of his underclassmen would need to step in to fill their shoes. And just when duty called, Dan Wilk and Dan Davis emerged as stars of the Quakers’ young defense.
This past weekend, sophomore Sol Eskenazi and senior Jules Rodin had the opportunity to test their talents against the best collegiate tennis players in the country.