In her seven years on the national team, Francia and her crew have won five World Championships in the eight, and she has also excelled in national and international races in the pair. She was also part of the eight that won gold in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
After advancing past the first round of tryouts for the U.S. National Lacrosse team for the second-straight year, the former Penn goalkeeper will head to Baltimore for the second round at UMBC from July 27-29, in an effort to make the national team and earn a spot on the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup roster.
Last Thanksgiving, 2011 graduate and former basketball standout Jack Eggleston was not taking a break from work to celebrate the day with friends and family in his home state of Indiana. Instead, he was sitting in his apartment in Leverkusen, Germany, waiting for basketball practice to start.
Erin Beck doesn’t know how long she’ll play soccer after she graduates next May, but this summer, she’ll be playing alongside the country’s top players in the newly formed Women’s Premier Soccer League Elite.
For Brian Chaput, a Penn 2004 graduate and javelin thrower making a bid for the U.S. Olympic team, the journey to greatness has had several hurdles along the way.
The Nawrocki brothers’ parents “discouraged” them from watching pro wrestling, Penn senior Luke recalls, but the boys always found ways around it. Soon enough, the whole family watched as Chris tried out for the WWE on the “Tough Enough” reality show.
After attending Columbia undergrad and Penn grad school, Annie Duke cashed in a life of academia for one she never knew she’d love.
In the summer of 2010, Aaron Royston had an idea for a sports-based social network.His thinking went a bit like this: just because you don’t personally know nine other people who want to play basketball this weekend shouldn’t stop you from organizing a game.
During my time with the DP, I published exactly 150 articles, had a disgruntled athlete mimic me as a satirical Halloween costume, practiced with the women’s basketball team and was personally threatened by a varsity coach (See ya, Nik).
Throughout my life, I have always been very passionate about sports. In fact, most of the conversations I have in a given day are sports-related. As an avid player and spectator of many sports, the DP gave me the opportunity to be a true college sports reporter, as well.
I never really expected to be the DP’s senior sports editor.
As the track and field beat writer, I prefer to encourage Penn students to appreciate the sport and its connection with Penn.
For the past four years, I’ve managed to fool everyone at the Daily Pennsylvanian into thinking I’m a journalist, and let me tell you, the act was exhausting.
All that’s left to say after the final permutations of “This is unacceptable” for this season have been uttered is that that culture needs overhauled as soon as possible.
In their final game of the season, the Quakers came out and nearly upset Princeton before ultimately falling 70-65.
The Big Red couldn’t give the game away, though, because the Quakers wouldn’t take it. A night after Princeton came into Newman Arena and blew out Cornell by 40 points, Penn won by just four, seeing every mistake the Big Red made and raising it another.
Going up against the worst team in the Ivy League, Penn held on thanks to Dau Jok's 21 points, defeating Cornell, 69-65.
There are a lot of bad teams in college basketball, but Penn is not just bad. The Quakers are an undisciplined, insubordinate squad.
Columbia and Penn basketball are both changing the status quo in the Ivy League, but in very different ways.
The loss marks the Quakers’ third straight and the seventh loss of the season by 17 points or more
Night? Over. The Ivy League title race? Eliminated from contention. Nothing
left to play for? Not quite.
The Daily Pennsylvanian reached out to several prominent donors and members of the Penn Athletics Board of Overseers for their reactions to the state of Penn basketball.
Allen Iverson and Jerome Allen shared an NBA court once. Both had similar dreams, but only one is still being lived.
No more chances for this class of Quakers to rejuvenate the Red and Blue faithful at the Palestra. No more opportunities to get fans believing instead of grieving at the Cathedral again.
Despite a spirited effort to kick off Saturday night's game, Penn simply could not stop Sears or any other part of the Bulldogs balanced attack.
The bad, the ugly and what little good there was from Penn basketball's matchup with Brown
In a game where Penn missed 11 foul shots, the Quakers performance was nothing but laughable.
Penn could not overcome another barrage of turnovers and poor free throw shooting.
With their postseason hopes all but gone, the Quakers will host Brown and Yale this weekend, hoping to pick up a sweep in the final Palestra home games for Miles Jackson-Cartwright, Fran Dougherty, Dau Jok, Steve Rennard and Cameron Gunter .
Thanks to Cotton’s tremendous growth on the basketball court, the Bulldogs are in position to earn a postseason appearance for only the second time since the 2002 team earned a trip to the NIT after finishing second in a three-team playoff.
And while Penn still took care of the Big Green on Saturday,
Friday night was a clear display of a new hierarchy in the Ivy League: Harvard ...
and everyone else.
With Yale faltering at Columbia, the Crimson gained sole possession of first place in the Ivy League with a weekend sweep of Penn and Princeton.
Over the course of the Quakers Ivy League slate, it's become evident that Penn seems to be the athletic embodiment of both Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
It’s not often that high school teammates compete for the same team in college. But Wendy Zhao and Luona Wang, two members of the Penn women’s fencing team, are doing just that.
In a state-of-the-art fencing center sporting electronic target simulators and championship banners, the Penn fencing team meticulously prepares for an upcoming tournament.
For Penn fencing, this weekend is all about Ivy, as the Quakers head to Brown to compete in the Ivy League Championships.
In the latter half of our two-part look at Penn winter sports, we focus on men’s hoops, swimming, track and field and fencing.
The men’s side had a strong weekend, going 5-0, while the women’s side fell vs. Northwestern and Temple yet still finished with a respectable 3-2.
Coming off a successful showing two weeks ago at the Penn State Invitational, both Penn’s men’s and women’s fencing squads look to continue to harness that momentum at the Philadelphia Invitational.
At the culmination of a spectacular season in which the junior recorded just five losses, Mills emerged the best sabre fencer in American collegiate fencing.
This year, Penn will send nine fencers – six men and three women – to the NCAA Fencing Championships in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, which will be broadcast on ESPN3.
This week, an announcement of which Penn fencers have qualified for the NCAA Fencing Championships will be made. The announcement follows the NCAA Mid-Atlantic South Regional, which took place Saturday at Lafayette College.
Since the team considers the Round-Robin its most important tournament of the season, there may never be a better time for Penn to have the kind of momentum it has right now.
This past Sunday, Penn foil won the National Squad Championships, officially earning it the title of ‘best foil team in the country.
Saturday morning, the No. 8 Penn men’s fencing team defeated No. 1 Penn State and No. 5 St. John’s at the Temple Invitational before hitting the road with the No. 10 women’s fencing team for the third U.S. Collegiate Weapon Squad Championships hosted by Ohio State on Sunday.
This weekend, the teams will face their final test before the rescheduled Ivy tournament, which takes place on Mar. 2-3.
David Xu has taken up the sport of wheelchair fencing under Penn assistant coach Mickey Zeljkovic and is already considering competing in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Both the men’s and women’s squads swept the competition of Stevens Tech, MIT, Boston College and Brandeis.
Midway through the season, Penn men’s and women’s fencing seemed to have defined their statuses at the Philadelphia Invitational, held at Temple Saturday, as they went 6-0 and 4-2 on the day, respectively.
Sophomore year in high school, Mills began traveling 45 minutes into Manhattan in order to practice inside the biggest club in the city – the Fencers Club – with the Peter Westbrook Foundation, a nonprofit which mostly works with inner city youth.
Despite losing to the Nittany Lions, both the men and women were able to register victories over fellow guests Duke, Haverford and North Carolina in their first action of the semester.
The Invitational promises tough competition for fencing as the Quakers take on a handful of teams — in addition to powerhouse Penn State — in the first in a long string of dual meets.
The region is the lifeblood of both Penn fencing and the school’s student body, as fencing has historically been most popular in the Northeast.
With a score of 190.15, the Quakers finished behind host Brown and Yale, but managed to edge out Cornell. After struggling to do so all season, the Red and Blue managed to top 190 for the third straight meet.
Penn gymnastics celebrated Valentine’s Day with a little
heart both on and off the mat.On Sunday afternoon at Hutchinson Gymnasium, the Quakers
scored a season-high 190.850 en route to a second-place finish in the “Think
When Penn gymnastics takes to the mats this weekend, it will be
for more than just numbers on a page. This Sunday’s meet against West Chester and Rutgers is the
annual Think Pink weekend.
The Red and Blue fought for every tenth to pull it together and, for the first time this season, surpass the 190 mark placing second behind Temple with 190.550.
Despite their lack of immediate success, the Red and Blue still have much of the season left to turn it around. And that turning point might just be Saturday.
With part of the season already underway, the Penn gymnastics team is seeing the impact of its new facility, the Nalitt Family Gymnastics Center.
Coming off an underwhelming performance in a loss to Yale last weekend, the Quakers will look to rebound this Saturday at the Ken Anderson Invitational hosted by Temple. The five-team invitational will feature Penn, Temple, Cornell, Ursinus and West Chester.
What started out as a possible turning point for the Red and Blue ended up with the Quakers posting their lowest score of the season thus far against Yale.
After a disappointing loss to Illinois State last weekend, Penn gymnastics is back on the road, this time for its first Ivy League matchup of the season.
On Saturday, Penn fell to Illinois State, 190.4 – 187.9, in their first non-exhibition meet in the renovated Hutchinson Gymnasium.
On Saturday, Illinois State comes to Penn, not only for the Quakers first home meet of the 2013-14 season, but also for the debut of new equipment.
Penn and Temple had the opportunity to show off their skills in a low-pressure environment in front of a home crowd.
On Friday, the Penn and Temple gymnastics teams will put on an exhibition, the first in the brand new Nalitt Family Center. And both squads couldn’t be more excited to show it off.
With their second highest score of the season (193.725), the Quakers eked by Cornell (193.250) to clinch their second ECAC title in a row.
This weekend, the Penn gymnastics team will be feeling the pressure. But for the defending ECAC champions, that comes with the territory. The Quakers will be heading up to Cornell hoping to win their second consecutive conference crown.
Even with a solid score of 191.525 in this weekend’s matchup against North Carolina, the meet did not end in the Quakers’ favor.
It’s no secret in the gymnastics community that a female competitor usually peaks around the age of 16, long before one enters college.
The Quakers started off their spring break strong, defeating Ursinus 189.425 to 185.375.
The Penn women’s gymnastics team was unable to hold onto its crown as the two-time defending Ivy League champions.
Looking for their third Ancient Eight title in as many years, Penn gymnastics will square off against Brown, Yale and Cornell on Saturday at 1 p.m.
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After winning the Ivy League title and a bid to the NCAA Tournament, Penn women's basketball is giving its fans a chance to join in the celebration.
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But looking at the big picture, it is a full-team effort that has led to Penn shining the brightest. And at the end of the day, the individual accolades are simply a sign of the team’s overall success, not a sign that the team was driven by solely by those few players.
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Led by senior captain Alyssa Baron and freshman sensation Sydney Stipanovich, Penn women’s basketball took down the heavily-favored Tigers and will await an unknown opponent in next week’s NCAA Tournament.
The good news for Penn women's basketball? This ride isn't ending any time soon.
The Red and Blue (21-6, 11-2 Ivy) have gone full-circle in the past two months since that loss, winning 13 of their last 14 games going into Tuesday’s Ivy title matchup at Jadwin Gym with Princeton
For the first time in program history, Penn women’s basketball is postseason-bound for the second consecutive year.
Columbia was just the next victim of a ferocious Penn women’s basketball team overflowing with energy in its last home stand of the season.
On Friday and Saturday, the Red and Blue (19-6, 9-2 Ivy) will host Columbia and Cornell, the latter of which will be Senior Night, before finishing their regular season against the Tigers (18-7, 9-2) on Tuesday night.
The Penn women’s basketball program has come a long way and we could not have done it without you. As coach McLaughlin’s first recruiting class, we have witnessed and been a part of the continued success.
All it takes is one week to change everything for Penn women's basketball.
Thanks to the two wins and some help, Penn finds itself back in a tie for first place after Brown defeated Princeton on Saturday night.
Easily rebounding from Saturday’s loss to Dartmouth, the Red and Blue overcame a slow start thanks to the post play of junior forward Kara Bonenberger, beating the Bears, 70-54.
The Red and Blue have had to change things up this week
after the Big Green clogged the lanes to shut down Penn’s
inside game last weekend.
Day, who was announced as the newest assistant for Penn women’s
basketball in September, has brought a wealth of knowledge and helped
push the team to another level.
After a deflating loss to the last-place team in the conference the night after claiming the top spot, most teams would struggle to rebound. But this Penn team is not most teams.
The Quakers began the weekend with a big victory on Friday at Harvard, 63-50, before last-place Dartmouth upset the Red and Blue on Saturday night, 53-50.
In a major upset, one that ended in heartbreaking fashion, the Quakers fell to the Big Green, 53-50.
Penn women’s basketball heads up to Cambridge on Friday for
a battle with Harvard for first place in the Ivy League, followed by a date
with last-place Dartmouth in Hanover, N.H.
With seven games gone and seven games left in Ivy League play, Penn women's
basketball team is halfway home to its ultimate goal.
Saturday night against Brown, with Penn methodically picking apart the Bears in the first half, the Quakers let the box score do all the talking.
Even without an individual winner at this year’s edition of the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships, Penn wrestling is still feeling pretty good about its performance.
the Red and Blue are not loaded with the firepower of the last several years,
the blue-collar squad should contend seriously at multiple weight classes.
day has finally arrived for Penn wrestling.This
weekend, the Quakers will compete in the 2014 Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling
Association (EIWA) Championships, at home in the Palestra.
With the most important
challenge of the year looming on the horizon, sometimes all a team needs is a
little morale boost.That’s exactly what Penn
wrestling got this weekend, going on the road to defeat rivals Princeton and
Drexel, 22-9 and 20-10, respectively.
Penn wrestling will finish up
the home stretch of its dual season close to campus this weekend.
It has been a season filled with adjustments, surprises and obstacles for Penn. With everything that has been thrown at them these past three months, the Quakers could have easily fallen apart. But they have repeatedly refused to let their circumstances get the best of them.
Not even Penn wrestling’s own roster can boast too many stories quite like Friedman’s, even if the sophomore pre-med student hasn’t been able to log much mat time this year for the Quakers.
“Overly focused, it’s far from the time to rest now,” the rapper Drake insists on 'Pound Cake', a recent record.The same goes for Penn wrestling, a team that issued a 24-10 pounding of Ivy League foe Columbia at the Palestra on Saturday.
Penn wrestling, the plan is simple as it takes on Yale this weekend and enters the final stretch of the
season: just compete and let the results unfold as they may.
The Quakers won six bouts en route to a comfortable 23-12 win over the Crimson on Friday before the Bears upset them with some late heroics from the following afternoon, 18-16. The loss was the Quakers’ first to Brown in their last 22 meetings.
After falling to Cornell, 32-(-1), in an embarrassing dual at home on Feb. 1, this weekend’s doubleheader will give the Quakers a chance to pick themselves up and reestablish their confidence on the mats.
If this season has taught Penn wrestling anything, it’s that Lorenzo Thomas isn’t like most people in that regard.
Saturday, the No. 4 Big Red returned to the site of their last Ivy loss and dealt the Quakers a smackdown, 32-(-1).
Penn wrestling has a ways to go before they become the premier Ivy League wrestling program, but Saturday marks an opportunity for Penn to make a statement against the No. 4 team in the nation.
This is the first of a two-part examination of how Penn’s winter sports stack up midway throug the 2013-14 season
The Quakers dropped their Sunday afternoon match to their EIWA foe, 21-13, at the Palestra despite two seniors returning to the lineup
The Quakers will be looking to extend their Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association success and build their confidence during a crucial time in the season against Army.
Last weekend, No. 8 Nebraska knocked Penn wrestling to the floor in front of a massive crowd in Lincoln. This weekend, the Quakers picked themselves up and walked away victorious two duels.
And luckily for the Quakers, a favorable matchup presents itself for the Red and Blue with Binghamton coming to the Palestra on Friday evening before Penn travels to Bucknell on Sunday afternoon.
After losing their previous two duals, the going didn’t get any easier – or better – for Penn in Lincoln, who fell to eighth ranked Nebraska, 30-9.