The Penn club ping pong team is in the midst of a historic season, finding more success than they have in recent years. The Quakers will send five players to Eau Claire, Wisconsin, to compete in the TMS College Table Tennis Championships this coming weekend.
In the great balancing act that is being a student-athlete, not only do most athletes thrive, but they push their engagement beyond what is expected. This is the case for the student-athletes who not only take a full courseload while playing for the Red and Blue, but teach for the school as well.
The tides began to turn when Condon strung together a run of hat tricks. In her last 12 games of 2016, the quick-shooting midfielder had nine performances with three or more goals. If that sounds like a lot, that’s because it is — Condon’s play progressed from a pretty good early season to an elite performance down the stretch. When all was said and done, her 41 goals that year were the sixth-most in program history.
The first thing one notices about Kevin Gayhardt is his height. At 6-foot-6 inches, the men's lacrosse senior defenseman towers above his own teammates and makes the average observer wonder if lacrosse is the right sport for him. But now? He’s the heart and soul of the defense.
On Monday, Penn Athletics became the first Ivy League athletic program to take the “It’s On Us” pledge against sexual violence, an awareness campaign launched in September 2014 by President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden to help end sexual assault on American college campuses.
It may be a given that the Class of 2021 will have some major athletes — but where will they come from? In the spirit of admissions season, DP Sports set out to find out. Here's a top ten list of the high schools to produce the best current student-athletes at Penn.
When one envisions a two-sport athlete, images of superhuman athleticism coupled with instant collegiate stardom may come to mind. But some two-sport competitors start like most other college athletes — being recruited for one sport.
The NCAA mandates that Division I athletes can only practice for 20 hours per week. Being a student-athlete at Penn, however, is so much more than just another large weekly time commitment: it’s an identity.
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.
“Preparing Boys for Life.” That is the motto of The Haverford School, an elite preparatory day school that has funneled top-end lacrosse players to Penn and across the country.
Last weekend, Penn club men’s rugby made history by competing in the Ariel Re Bermuda 7s tournament, finishing 4-2 in the 12-team competition and taking home the “Bowl Trophy” by finishing first place in the consolation bracket.
With Penn softball's two star players, centerfielder Leah Allen and pitcher Alexis Sargent, both graduating at the end of the year, this year might represent Penn's last opportunity to utilize two program greats and capture an Ivy Championship.
As a show of support, every member of the team wrote letters to Jen for Ms. Retzer to read to her daughter. The team also created a fundraising page for Retzer on Generosity.com that has raised $27,796 from 316 donors as of March 20.
Adams is a part of a freshman class that’s already making huge contributions to the Quakers. The other two freshmen field players joining him are fellow infielders Tommy Pellis and Peter Matt. Neither Pellis nor Matt have had the same kind of early success as Adams, but both have played in the majority of the Quakers first 10 games and neither is truly struggling.
Led by established veterans Mike Reitcheck and Jake Cousins, Penn’s starting pitchers are among the most experienced in the Ivy League. Those two now-seniors have been mainstays in the rotation since their sophomore seasons — when they each finished in the conference’s top three in earned run average. And in their final Quaker campaigns, Cousins and Reitcheck have set their sights on something that has eluded them during their first three seasons: an Ivy championship.
Penn baseball’s Tim Graul burst onto the scene last year, posting career numbers and earning Ivy League Player of the Year honors while being one of the top defensive catchers in the league. But if you want to watch Graul this season, you better bring some binoculars — the senior will regularly be playing outfield for the Red and Blue instead of his familiar position behind the plate.
After a dominant performance helped lead No.12 Penn to victory over No. 16 Duke, this week’s Penn Athletics Weekend MVP goes to women’s lacrosse senior Emily Rodgers-Healion.
Despite the storm, Penn track and field is preparing to co-host the Philadelphia College Classic on Friday at Franklin Field. After exceeding expectations during the indoor season, Penn’s throwers and jumpers are gearing up for a big outdoor season.
Riding tremendous waves of momentum from the indoor season, Penn track and field's high-flying sprinters have their sights set on Ivy League glory — and beyond — this outdoor season.
This Friday’s Philadelphia College Classic marks the kickoff of the outdoor season, and for many freshmen the first opportunity to compete at Franklin Field wearing the Red and Blue.