For stretches of Penn’s dominant performance, Junkin appeared as if he couldn’t be beaten, stopping multiple shots from point blank range and stifling nearly every outside attempt he faced.
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Fortunately for the entire Penn men’s lacrosse program, the staff took a risk and offered an unpolished, still-developing long stick midfielder a spot on the team. And, as the old adage goes, the rest is history.
364 days after losing to Princeton at home in game that wasn’t even as close as the 17-8 score would indicate, Penn travelled to New Jersey and turned the tables on the Tigers, earning its first Ivy League win of the year, 14-7.
The sophomore forward was a star among stars for Penn men’s basketball, leading the team to an Ivy League Championship, punching Penn’s ticket to the NCAA Tournament.
Basketball may have taken the headlines, but the rest of Penn Athletics has been equally busy.
The momentum gained from such an important victory will be put to use right away because Penn’s schedule does not relax whatsoever following a showdown with the nation’s premier program.
However, no performance was as impressive as the one delivered by long-distance runner Abby Hong. Dubbed the “distance queen” by Penn Athletics, Hong concluded the weekend by dominating the 5,000m race.
The star attackman scored four goals and added an assist, leading the team in points for the game. But even more impressive than the sheer volume of production was McGeary’s timing. Whenever Penn needed him most, McGeary delivered.
We may only be midway through February, but the season is about to commence for Penn men’s lacrosse.
The Quakers defeated Ivy rivals Brown and Yale on consecutive nights to improve their spotless conference record to 5-0, and they couldn’t have done it without the herculean efforts of Antonio Woods.
Now, the Quakers must extend those winning ways to New England, where they play Brown in Providence on Friday and then Yale in New Haven on Saturday.
Behind the strong play of the junior guard, Penn women's basketball defeated Big 5 foe Temple on Wednesday before blowing out Gwynedd Mercy on Sunday.
He may only be a sophomore, but pole-vaulter Sean Clarke has already established himself among the all-time great Penn track and field athletes. For that, he earns DP Sports Player of the Week recognition.
After Penn women’s basketball lost to arch-rival Princeton last Saturday, the team rebounded spectacularly this weekend, defeating Cornell and Columbia in consecutive weekends behind the stellar play of Eleah Parker.
On Friday, Penn men's basketball played its second Ivy League game of the season, defeating rival Cornell, 69-61. The Quakers (11-5, 2-0 Ivy) were paced by AJ Brodeur with 18 points, while guards Ryan Betley and Darnell Foreman joined him in double figures with 13 and 12 points respectively. Overall, it was a strong win for the Red and Blue in the first of back-to-back home games.
Considering the sheer competitiveness and ubiquity of Penn’s club culture, it seems only fitting that the Year in the Review issue takes into account the successes of Penn's club sports in 2017.
Instead, the offensive award went to senior Princeton quarterback Chad Kanoff, while Yale’s senior linebacker Matthew Oplinger won Defensive Player of the Year.
After five games in eight days, including an epic four-overtime win over Monmouth on Saturday night, Penn men’s basketball hits the road again. This time the ride will be easier, but the opponent will be anything but.
Watson, for the second year in a row, was just named one of 25 finalists for the prestigious Walter Payton Award, presented each year to the Most Outstanding Player in FCS Football.
After facing a temporary academic suspension that kept him off the court from January of 2016 until the conclusion of this past season, Woods has been back at Penn taking classes since last spring and is now ready — and academically eligible — to help the Quakers return to the Ivy League Tournament.