After dominating the second half against Mansfield last week, *Mike McCurdy (left)* picked up where he left off, throwing for over 200 yards while adding another 90 yards via the ground game against Cornell. After an easy victory in Ithaca, McCurdy has now been at the helm for both of sprint football’s victories on the year, showing tremendous poise for a freshman.
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Penn finished third in the Ivy League last year in field goal percentage (.700) thanks to current *junior kicker Connor Loftus* solid accuracy.
Replacing struggling junior Keith Braccia at the end of the first half, *freshman quarterback Mike McCurdy* jump-started Penn’s offense against Mansfield on Friday. McCurdy completed 12 of 13 second-half passes for 237 yards and four touchdowns — three to Michael Bass — as Penn scored 35 second-half points in a 42-14 victory.
Replacing starting quarterback Keith Braccia in the second half, *freshman Mike McCurdy* threw 237 yards and led the Quakers to four touchdowns.
*Junior quarterback Keith Braccia* threw 979 yards in 2012 for 11 touchdowns in his seven games played. At this Friday’s game Braccia was 16-of-28 for 244 yards and two touchdowns, one to sophomore Jack Epstein for a 66-yard touchdown.
Against Franklin Pierce, *quarterback Keith Braccia* tossed a 73-yard touchdown to Whit Shaw with just nine seconds left on the clock to give the Quakers their first win of the year, a 24-20 stunner.
The Quakers are looking from a good season out of *sophomore Alex Murphy*. The midfielder won the US U-19 National Championship with Lehigh Valley United ’93.
*Penn rising sophomore Alex Murphy* took home the United States U19 Championship last weekend with the Lehigh Valley United ’93, a team that came together in May and relied on their past experiences competing against each other.
On Friday, approximately 17,000 people filled Penn Park to celebrate the conclusion of the record-breaking Making History Fund Raising Campaign. With free food, beer and stellar performances by Train and John Legend, the event brought members from all aspects of the Penn community together for a momentous occasion. "See story here.":http://www.thedp.com/article/2013/04/time-to-shine-with-drops-of-jupiter-and-rain
While *sophomore pitcher Ronnie Glenn* is normally called out of the bullpen by coach John Cole, he pitches in the starting rotation for his summer league team, the Alexandria Aces of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League.
*Men’s tennis star Jeremy Court* is one of the many Penn athletes who has been experiencing tremendous success in the spring, albeit to little fanfare. The sophomore has become a fixture at the top of coach David Geatz’s lineup, going 3-3 in six matches at the No. 1 singles position and going 4-5 in nine matches at No. 2. Read the full article "here":http://www.thedp.com/article/2013/04/jacobson-dont-check-out-of-penns-sport-scene-just-yet.
What happens at Fling stays at Fling. "RELATED: Flinging in the rain with Tyga, Girl Talk and Janelle Monae":http://www.thedp.com/article/2013/04/flinging-in-the-rain-with-tyga-girl-talk-and-janelle-monae
*Zaki Williams* and College sophomore *Elyssa Pedote* practice a stroke in the Pottruck pool as part of the ‘We Can Swim!’ program for Lea Elementary School students.
*Freshman Chris Swanson* was the only member of the men’s swimming team to qualify for the NCAA Championships. He finished 44th and 33rd in the 500 and 1650-meter freestyle, respectively.
*Sophomore pitcher Jeff McGarry* missed last season with an injury but has had a strong sophomore campaign so far, posting a 3.86 ERA in six appearances.
This season, *coach Mike McLaughlin* led Penn to its best record since 2000-01, winning 18 games and giving the Quakers their first postseason win.
*Penn basketball coach Mike McLaughlin* points at whoever he thinks stole his lunchbox (later discovered to be Palestra croucher Jerome Allen).
*Junior guard Alyssa Baron* nailed a three-point shot with 0.6 seconds remaining against Fairfield to give the Quakers a 49-48 victory in the quarterfinals of the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI) Saturday night. Baron registered 18 points and 11 rebounds on the night to lead the Red and Blue.
Against Towson on Wednesday,* shortstop Ryan Mincher* had one of the best games of his young career. The freshman went 1-4 with three RBIs coming from a first-inning single and a pair of run-scoring groundouts in the sixth and eighth.
*Junior guard Alyssa Baron* was a significant part of Penn’s comeback from an early 22-4 deficit that ultimately fell short in Penn’s loss to Princeton. Baron led the Quakers with 16 points and 11 rebounds.