After a deceptively short holiday break, Penn fencing prepares for its second tournament of the season: The Vassar Invitational.
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On Saturday, the men's team crushed Cornell 237-63, but narrowly lost to Princeton 157-153. The women found similar success, topping the Big Red with ease, 228-79, but falling to the Tigers 182-118.
Penn swimming and diving got mixed results this weekend in a dual meet against local rival Villanova. While the men picked up their first win of the season, 186-111, with many first-place finishes, the Wildcats defeated the women, 181-119.
With both swimming and diving coming off winning seasons, both squads are looking to dominate Columbia in their first competitions of the season. This meet carries some extra weight as well, because in addition to it being an Ivy matchup, it could serve as a major momentum-builder for the Quakers at such an early stage in the season.
Princeton shut out the Quakers 3-0 in the Palestra Friday night in a statement win for a powerhouse Tigers side. Princeton (13-5, 6-2 Ivy) defeated Penn (8-9, 3-5) 25-27 in the first set, 17-22 in the second and 17-23 in the third set.
Penn women’s soccer recorded one of its most exciting wins of the season against Dartmouth this past Saturday night in dramatic fashion.
As of now, Yale and Harvard sit atop the conference with 1-0 records in the Ancient Eight, while Dartmouth, Penn, Princeton, and Columbia all are 2-0, but have yet to start conference play. Brown and Cornell currently sit in last place, each with 0-1 conference records.
Welcome to the Ivy League, Katie Schumacher-Cawley. In her first-ever Ivy League match as Penn's coach, Schumacher-Cawley and Penn volleyball lost in straight sets to a tough Princeton opponent.
Despite their hard work and relentless efforts, Penn women’s soccer was unable to defeat George Mason this weekend in a 2-0 loss.
Penn men’s soccer fell to Seton Hall in a disappointing 2-1 loss Sunday night at home on Rhode’s field.
With it being their first weekend on the road, the team performed well while working out some of their early season kinks. Friday night's contest with UC Irvine ended in a scoreless, double-overtime draw, while Sunday's contest against UC Riverside resulted in a 1-1 tie.
The summer is not an off season for any Division 1 athlete, especially not Mark Andrew, a rising junior on the men’s swim team. Andrew competed at the 2017 Phillips 66 National Championships and World Championship Trials in Indianapolis, Indiana from June 27 to July 1, one of the most competitive meets in the country.
For many, summer is a great time to relax and recover from nine months of late-night cramming and early-morning rising. But for Penn student-athletes, summer isn't much of a rest. It might be the offseason, but few athletes can afford to take the summer off. On top of all of the training, throw in a full work day in the office and suddenly, a warm summer's day doesn't seem so pleasant anymore. For DP Sports' three varsity student athletes, however, it is nothing they aren't used to. Check out how they are balancing it all below.
Most athletes, including myself, come in with a perfect image of what it means to be a Division I athlete. I committed in the fall of my junior year to Penn field hockey as a goalkeeper. Unfortunately, the experience that I endured was something so unexpected and disheartening that still, to this day, it's hard to accept.
The weekend was special for the Quakers, having two of the three finalists, Swirbalus and Graham, fourth on floor and sixth on beam respectively, place in the finals. Nonetheless, for Kyra Levi, it was still one of the most memorable parts of the weekend for her to see her teammates rise to the top.
In game two with the squad down 6-5 with two outs in the seventh, Jurie Joyner hit a home run to bring the game into extra innings. This completely changed the dynamic and the Quakers (11-10, 2-2 Ivy) took back control of the game.
Most athletes come into Penn with a plan: to play their respective sport for four years, and to ultimately live that dream of being an Ivy League athlete that they agreed to the day they committed. However, not all goes as planned.
After a successful spring break trip to Clearwater, Florida, Penn softball’s season has officially started, and the Quakers are ready to make their mark in the Ivy League.
This Saturday, the Red and Blue will travel to Providence, R.I. to compete against Brown, Cornell, Temple, William and Mary, and Yale. The squad is looking for a big finish in order to qualify for USA Gymnastics Collegiate Nationals in Seattle, Washington on April 7th.
Penn men's swimming and diving breaks seven school records in historic Ivy Championships performance
Penn men’s swimming and diving hit the water running this weekend at the Ivy League championship meet and took second place overall, their best finish since 1971.