Women's Basketball

11/12/17 6:10pm

Penn cross country's season over after both men and women finish sixth at Mid-Atlantic Regionals

Competing at the Mid-Atlantic Regionals, the men and women saw their seasons come to an end as the teams both finished sixth. Both teams would have needed to finish in the top two out of more than 25 teams in each field to advance as a team to Nationals.
11/11/17 3:59pm

Plagued by streakiness, Penn men's basketball falls to Fairfield 80-72 in opener

That was not the opener they had hoped for. In their first game of the season, Penn men's basketball fell to Fairfield, 80-72. The Quakers were very streaky all game, and despite coming out of the gate with lots of fire, they faltered later in the game.
11/09/17 2:21pm

Penn Basketball Season Preview 2017

Enjoy an in-depth analysis of the biggest games, stars, and questions heading into Penn basketball's 2017-18 season with the Daily Pennsylvanian's Basketball Preview!
11/09/17 12:41am

The Big Three: Behind the rise of the sophomore stars of Penn men's basketball

“Obviously I’m biased, but I would take those three over anybody in the league,” coach Steve Donahue said. “I feel strongly that they’re going to be really productive players in this league.”
11/08/17 11:57pm

Snow | Hold onto your seats, folks — Penn basketball season is here!

No matter what, though, you’ll want to hold onto your seats — 2017-18 should be the most entertaining year in the Ivy League in recent memory. And this time, we’re adding real quality on top of it. 
11/08/17 10:39pm

Penn volleyball hopes to keep playoff hopes alive against Harvard and Dartmouth

If Penn is able to finish off the season with two wins, and both Yale and Princeton lose their matches this weekend, then the Quakers will be eligible to compete in the Ivy League Playoffs for a chance at winning the league title.
11/08/17 10:19pm

Penn fencing hoping to build on success at North American Cup

Penn fencing's season began at the Elite Invitational this past week, where the Quakers beat out the majority of the competition with wins over North Carolina, Air Force, and Northwestern. As a team, they fought a close battle to Ohio State, the previous second-ranked school in the country, and fell by a slim margin where the men lost 15-12, and the women 18-9.
11/08/17 10:17pm

Penn men's and women's squash excited to host inaugural Pennsylvania State Classic

Enter the Pennsylvania State Classic, a two-day men’s and women’s tournament that features the top squash squads from across the Keystone State. In the tournament's inaugural year, Penn's Ringe Courts will be playing host to Drexel, Franklin & Marshall, and Dickinson this Saturday and Sunday.
11/08/17 10:08pm

Penn cross country hopes to bounce back at Mid-Atlantic Regionals

Last week hurt for Penn cross country, but there’s no time for the Quakers to hang their heads — the next chapter of their season begins on Friday.
11/08/17 10:06pm

Nwokedi and Ross: a 'power duo for sure,' on and off the court for Penn women's basketball

Anna Ross and Michelle Nwokedi aren’t exactly conventional stars. Yet the pair of seniors has risen up to become the unmistakable face of Penn women’s basketball.
11/08/17 10:06pm

Penn men's basketball heads to Fairfield as 2017-2018 season tips off

On Saturday, Penn men’s basketball team will open the season on the road at Fairfield University before returning to the Palestra for Monday's meeting with Big 5 foe La Salle.
11/08/17 8:23pm

Inside Penn basketball's Thanksgiving travels to Florida and the Bahamas

While most Penn students eat large meals and gather to watch football on Thanksgiving, both of Penn’s basketball teams will spend their breaks on the hardwood.
11/08/17 8:07pm

Penn men's basketball captain Matt MacDonald will be a leader this season— and that's nothing new

It was quite the accomplishment: before ever playing his first game in a Penn uniform, Matt MacDonald was already one of the team’s captains.
11/08/17 7:37pm

The Ivy League Tournament will stay at Penn this year. But then what?

The event, which was hosted at Penn's Palestra, looks like it is here to stay, thanks in part to the riveting games that were played. The tournament featured one overtime game, one game decided by a single basket, and several of the Ancient Eight's marquee rivalries. But what exactly is the future of the Ivy League basketball tournament?
11/08/17 6:50pm

Meet the tallest man in the Ivy League: Penn men's basketball's Mark Jackson

It turns out that the insanely tall guy you stared at the other day saw you looking, and for the record, he wants you to know that he’s 7-foot-3.
11/08/17 6:41pm

Lauren Whitlatch eager to return to Penn women's basketball after tearing ACL last season

After a breakout sophomore season in 2015-16 that saw her become a key piece of the Quakers' starting lineup, Lauren Whitlatch entered her junior season expecting to be a key piece for a Penn women's basketball team which hadn't lost a single rotation member to graduation the year before. But the Quakers' plan of having the same starting lineup for two seasons straight was derailed in January, when Whitlatch tore her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in practice. 
11/07/17 9:37pm

Started from the bottom, now they're here – Penn men's basketball seniors poised for one final run

The seniors on Penn men’s basketball have faced their fair share of adversity during their four years in University City. Losing records, a coaching change and transfers are not easy hurdles to clear. But three years later, senior point guard Darnell Foreman and the rest of the class of 2018 lead a team that is a legitimate contender in the Ivy League.
11/07/17 7:49pm

Penn men's basketball's Antonio Woods is back — and better than ever

After facing a temporary academic suspension that kept him off the court from January of 2016 until the conclusion of this past season, Woods has been back at Penn taking classes since last spring and is now ready — and academically eligible — to help the Quakers return to the Ivy League Tournament. 
11/07/17 7:44pm

What are the biggest games for Penn men's basketball this year?

It is never too early to look ahead to some of the more intriguing matchups on the calendar. For Penn men's basketball, a season full of optimism features a plethora of compelling games that could prove vital to the team’s success. Should the Quakers handle the twists and turns of a difficult schedule, they could find themselves back in the Ivy League Tournament, where they can dare to dream of some March madness of their own.
11/07/17 7:31pm

These freshmen are ready to hit the ground running for Penn women's basketball

The Penn women’s basketball freshmen are eager to add to the winning formula that has produced back-to-back Ivy League titles for the Quakers the past two seasons.
11/07/17 6:59pm

Penn men's basketball is on the rise — but so is the rest of the Ivy League

Whether one sees Penn as the little brother to the Harvard-Yale-Princeton triumvirate or not, though, one thing is undeniable — the Ivy League is improving, and fast. 
11/07/17 6:57pm

Eleah Parker ready to make her mark for Penn women's basketball

As the Quakers graduated one of their all-time great centers in Sydney Stipanovich, the 6’4” freshman from Charlotte, N.C. will be stepping into a big void. Given her raw talent and knack for learning the game, coach Mike McLaughlin sees her as worthy of earning the starting-five nod to kick off the season.
11/06/17 9:26pm

Meet the four Penn men's basketball rookies who can help the team win an Ivy title

The freshman four — Jarrod Simmons, Jelani Williams, Eddie Scott, and Mark Jackson — complement each other well and are looking to make an immediate impact on the program.
11/06/17 9:25pm

Here are Penn women's basketball's toughest opponents in 2017-2018

In addition to a greatly improved Ivy League this season, Penn women’s basketball also has the chance to play better non-conference teams, such as preseason top-five squads Notre Dame and Baylor, as well as local rivals in the annual Philadelphia Big 5 series.
11/05/17 9:51pm

How different Penn Athletics teams fared over Homecoming weekend

While most eyes were focused on Penn football’s thrilling Homecoming victory over Princeton this weekend, more than half a dozen other teams were also in action for Penn Athletics — some playing their last competitions of the year, others playing their first.
11/05/17 9:47pm

Penn squash starts season with pair of third-place finishes at Ivy League scrimmages

This weekend, both Penn men’s and women’s squash finished third in the annual Ivy league squash scrimmages at Yale. It was a stellar result for the men's team, and a finish which may not have been perfect for the women, but still good nonetheless.
11/03/17 12:19am

Penn swimming and diving hoping to get season off to hot start in Big Apple

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.
11/03/17 12:17am

Penn field hockey seeking to play spoiler in season-finale against No. 12 Princeton

On Saturday, the Quakers will compete on home turf against No. 12 Princeton  for their final game of the season. Last year, the Quaker’s (9-7, 4-2 Ivy) season finale ended with a tough loss against the Tigers (10-6, 6-0) in a 6-1 blowout. This year, the team is focusing on winning their final game so that Princeton is forced to share the Ivy title with Harvard. 
11/01/17 11:01pm

The Final Five: senior stars get ready for their last Penn field hockey game

The five seniors – Liz Mata, Alexa Hoover, Gina Guccione, Jasmine Li, and Rachel Huang – are captains, four-year starters, skillful scorers, record-breakers, defensive walls, and, above all, leaders. On Saturday, they will play Princeton in what will be their final game together.
11/01/17 9:26pm

Penn volleyball seeks a late surge into the top half with final two home games of 2017

“I want to go out with a bang,” said senior setter Sydney Morton, who along with five of her classmates will play her final home games this weekend. “I just want to put on a great show for [the fans] and get a W the last time I’m playing in the Palestra.”
11/01/17 9:01pm

When she's not competing for Penn fencing, Kathyn Khaw is an active intramural participant

By day, Khaw serves as a sabre for Penn women’s fencing, but by night, the junior participates in numerous intramural sports.
10/31/17 9:37pm

That's so Raven: freshman Sulaimon turning into a major weapon for Penn volleyball

Red and blue jersey, knee pads, and court sneakers are the usual attire for a Penn volleyball player. Yet, standing before me is outside hitter Raven Sulaimon, clad in a chicken suit.
10/31/17 7:12pm

It's Halloween — and you have to see what Penn women's soccer did to celebrate

What do the Cheetah Girls, grandmothers and Disney princesses have in common? Answer: They all took the field on Tuesday afternoon for Penn women's soccer's practice in preparation for the team's final game of the season against rival Princeton. 
10/30/17 9:58pm

Caroline Furrer thriving for Penn volleyball after switch to libero

Until this season, Furrer had spent her entire Penn career — and her entire life — as an outside hitter, one of the players whose job it is to go up in the air, spike the ball with authority, and finish off as many points as possible with a devastating attack.  Now, everything has changed for the redheaded Texan: her position, her role, her stats, her spot on the court and even the color of her jersey. 
10/30/17 9:26pm

The DP takes a stroll down memory lane to celebrate field hockey coach Colleen Fink's 100th victory

The DP is taking time to reflect on the past. By any definition of the word, Fink has transformed the Red and Blue program in her brief tenure here. After going 1-6 in Ivy League play in her debut season in 2010 and finishing in the bottom half of the league in each of her first three years, she has taken the Quakers from pretenders to contenders, as the team has already clinched its fourth winning season in Ivy play in the last five years. 
10/30/17 7:05pm

Penn volleyball enjoyed a perfect weekend, defeating rivals Brown and Yale

After a tough loss the previous weekend, Penn volleyball prepared hard all week for its upcoming pair of conference showdowns. That hard work paid off.
10/30/17 6:51pm

A jam-packed weekend resulted in both ups and downs for Penn field hockey

This past weekend, Penn field hockey played its final two away games of the season against Brown and Providence, thrashing the Bears 6-1 on Saturday before falling victim to a late goal and losing 1-0 to the Friars on Sunday.
10/29/17 8:35pm

After leaving Penn sports, former student-athletes find time for new passions

For a number of former Penn student-athletes, however, the most difficult move of their lives often ends up being the most necessary one. And while starting their next chapters after leaving Penn varsity teams provides former Quakers with major fulfillments in their own right, the sports world’s unique thrills of competition, triumphs and camaraderie often prove difficult to replace.
10/25/17 9:38pm

As Penn field hockey's offense cools off, another force catches fire: its back line

Usually led by a high-octane attack that uses a potent offense to keep itself in games, the Quakers are scoring fewer goals this year while conceding far fewer. 
10/25/17 7:55pm

Penn volleyball seeks to gain momentum against Brown, Yale as season nears its end

Ready for another busy weekend at the Palestra, Penn volleyball is set to play its penultimate home doubleheader against Brown on Friday night and Yale on Saturday.
10/25/17 7:32pm

Penn field hockey seeks two wins as race for NCAA Tourney spot reaches its climax

With a signature win against No. 10 Syracuse last weekend, the No. 21 Quakers are in position to make it to the NCAA championship if they win out. However, before they can get there, they have to face two more road blocks in Brown and Providence College this weekend. Luckily, they have what it takes to compete at the highest level.
10/25/17 6:29pm

Penn cross country seeking history at Ivy League Heps on Friday

This Friday, at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships, has the potential to be the greatest, most successful day in the history of the University of Pennsylvania’s cross country program.
10/25/17 12:30am

Penn women's soccer relying on stingy defense for success

The Quakers (5-6-3, 3-1-1) have only allowed 10 goals thus far through 14 games this season. Throughout the season, the team's focus has remained on the defensive side of the ball, as coach Nicole Van Dyke and her staff have implemented a new system centered around defense. 
10/23/17 10:20pm

In a season full of highlights, which moments stand out thus far?

Throughout the fall season, there have been spectacular individual and team performances for Penn Athletics. Our editors debate which moment sticks out most to them.
10/22/17 10:06pm

Young players shine in Penn men's and women's basketball's annual Red and Blue Scrimmage

On Saturday, the men’s and women’s teams held their annual Red and Blue Scrimmage. The women took the court first before the men played in the sequel. Both games were closely contested with the Red squad squeaking out a 65-62 victory in the women’s game and the Blue team was victorious 78-72 in the men’s game
10/22/17 8:30pm

Penn women's soccer "peaking at the right time" with 3-1 hammering of Yale

After a long-awaited offensive explosion, Penn women’s soccer defeated Yale 3-1 in a crucial conference game.
10/22/17 8:20pm

Penn volleyball swept by Princeton for the second time this 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.
10/22/17 8:17pm

Upset Special: Penn field hockey takes down No. 10 Syracuse in historic weekend sweep

History. Made. Fresh off a frustrating weekend including an upset loss at Ivy League rival Columbia, Penn field hockey responded with one of the most impressive weekend sweeps in school history, including the first top-10 win of coach Colleen Fink's eight-year career.
10/19/17 12:34am

Penn field hockey enters crunch time with two season-defining weekend clashes

Penn has two critical games on the horizon, meeting conference rival Yale at home on Friday and hosting Syracuse, a team that is ranked No. 10 in the NCAA, on Sunday.
10/18/17 8:19pm

Penn women's club soccer dominating the competition

Penn women’s club soccer has achieved what any team dreams of: perfection. The Red and Blue are 8-0 in their regular season matches heading into the regional tournament later this month.