Erica Higa really, really loved her first visit to Rwanda a year ago. So much so, as a matter of fact, that the Penn women’s soccer rising senior had to coerce a couple of friends to come along for round two.
Penn football, women’s soccer, and field hockey all recently released their fall 2017 schedules. The Quakers are looking forward to a competitive and successful season across the athletics department.
"Soccer is the fastest growing sports market in the US."
That statement, as well as many others on the state of soccer domestically and abroad, featured prominently on Monday evening at the Undergrate Sports Business Club's "Inside the Industry: Soccer" Panel.
For the second time in just five days, the Penn men’s soccer team was taking on an Ivy League foe at Roberts Stadium in Princeton.
The season ended, but there are still awards left to be had.
On Monday, despite Penn women’s soccer’s 1-1 draw on the road at Princeton, freshman Emily Sands was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week.
Sands was responsible for the Quakers’ lone goal on the road, scoring the equalizer in the game’s 28th minute after catching Princeton off-guard with a stunning left-footed shot to the upper-right corner of the net.
This marks the fourth time this season the Red and Blue have taken home Ivy League Rookie of the Week this season — with Sands earning three and classmate Kitty Qu taking home the remaining one.
Sands is just the second Penn player ever to earn three such awards, with Kerry Scalora having matched the feat in 2010 — only one player in Ivy history has every won more than three Rookie of the Week awards: Princeton’s Mimi Asom won the honor six times last season.
Scalora went on to win Rookie of the Year in 2010 and ended up a three-time All-Ivy honoree in her time in University City.
After Harvard cancelled the rest of their men’s soccer season, the Ivy League standings flew wide open.
It may not have been the icing on the cake, but it was a pretty great cake nonetheless.
Penn closed out its season in a 1-1 draw at its Princeton rival.
Instead of next weekend's season finale being at Harvard, Penn and Columbia will play an additional midweek game on a date to be named later. This will offset the fact that both Penn and Columbia were set to play the Crimson in the final two matches of the season.
Harvard Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise has cancelled the rest of the school’s men’s soccer season.
After hopping over Brown in the Ivy League rankings this past weekend in a 2-1 victory, Penn men's soccer will try to maintain their form for their upcoming match against Princeton.
All’s well that ends well.
Penn women’s soccer has adapted that mindset as they look to close out the 2016 season at Princeton this Saturday.
After battling back against Brown during Homecoming, the Quakers (9-3-3, 2-2-2 Ivy) managed to secure a draw and one point to stay ahead of the fifth-place Tigers (10-4-2, 2-3-1). Although there will be no postseason for Penn this year, the intensity is as high as ever.
For Senior Paige Lombard, this historic rivalry is more than enough motivation for her squad.
Football’s Sam Philippi, men’s soccer’s Dami Omitaomu, and field hockey’s Alexa Hoover were all recognized for spectacular performances that propelled their respective teams to victories this past week.
The adage normally goes that you win some, and you lose some. But when you are Penn women's soccer, apparently you also tie some.
After 110 minutes, there was nothing to separate the Quakers (9-3-3, 2-2-2 Ivy) and Brown (8-2-5, 3-1-2), as the two teams fought to a 1-1 draw this Saturday at Rhodes Field.
The day started off with a Senior Day pregame ceremony honoring Penn's six seniors, where the players were recognized on the field with their families for their contributions to the program.
On a chilly night in Philadelphia, the Brown Bears began their hibernation.
Just a few hours after their gridiron counterparts fell to the Ivy-leading Quakers on Franklin Field, Brown men’s soccer came up just short in a match that featured some exceptional strikes on goal.
Another big ivy weekend is upon us here to take place at Rhoad’s field for Penn men’s soccer.
Home sweet home. After a long journey, Penn women’s soccer will come back to Rhodes one last time to wrap up their 2016 campaign.
Despite what was described by Coach Fuller as “arguably the team’s best performance of the season,” the men’s soccer team still lost 1-0 to West Virginia (8-5-1) on Tuesday night.
The Quakers (4-5-5) came into this game riding high after the decisive 3-0 victory against Yale.
A person like Van Dyke needs no artificial stimulant to prepare for an Ivy League matchup. She feeds off the pressure.
But even for a tenured coach with her track record and experience, a little pre-match anxiety can show up every once in awhile.
It was a good weekend on the field for Penn Athletics, and that's translating to hardware off the field as the Quakers enter the week.
On Monday, football's Justin Watson was named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week, while men's soccer's Dami Omitaomu won City Six Rookie of the Week honors.
There’s something in the psyche of the athlete that’s unleashed when the rain starts falling, the sun disappears, the temperature plummets, and the field lights illuminate puffs of breath from red-faced players.