Women's Basketball

04/12/17 7:10pm

Penn women's lacrosse ready to keep chasing Ivy title in showdown at Columbia

It’s on to the next one. That’s the mentality for Penn women’s lacrosse as it prepares to take on Columbia this weekend in New York.
04/12/17 6:44pm

Oxford, Cambridge track and field teams skip, hop and jump across the pond to come to Penn for Saturday showdown

With the advent of Quaker Days, students from all over the world have come to Penn this week to see what the University has to offer. This weekend, we’ll be getting even more. Penn track and field’s annual Transatlantic Meet will take place at Franklin Field on Saturday, with Ivy League heavyweights Cornell coming to Philadelphia along with a pair of English powerhouses in Oxford and Cambridge.
04/11/17 7:02pm

Two Penn women's basketball stars take home Big 5 awards

Penn women's basketball may have ended its season almost a month ago, but the awards haven't stopped coming in, recognizing the team's standout season. Junior forward Michelle Nwokedi was just named a member of the All-Big 5 First-Team of the season, while senior center Sydney Stipanovich picked up a Second-Team honor herself. 
04/11/17 3:10pm

Penn baseball, softball get breaks from wild Ivy League races with non-league tilts

For Penn baseball and softball, Ivy League weekends are action packed marathons of excitement. A lot can change in four games in two days, so any weekday action is often a welcome break from the chaos of the conference title races. This Wednesday, Penn baseball and softball get such a chance.
04/10/17 9:01pm

Three advance to USAG Nationals Finals in fantastic weekend for Penn gymnastics

The weekend was special for the Quakers, having two of the three finalists, Swirbalus and Graham, fourth on floor and sixth on beam respectively, place in the finals. Nonetheless, for Kyra Levi, it was still one of the most memorable parts of the weekend for her to see her teammates rise to the top.
04/10/17 8:34pm

Penn volleyball players pant and rave about high-intensity, highly-popular new coach

The turn of the calendar from 2016 to 2017 brought a change in leadership that threatened to throw a once-united community into anarchy.
04/10/17 5:56pm

For these four international athletes, the journey to Penn Athletics was different than most

There are 35 international student-athletes at Penn with 19 different countries represented, ranging from Hong Kong to Egypt to French Guiana. We wanted to highlight some of the athletes that best exemplify the character international students give to the university. These are their stories.
04/09/17 11:42pm

Men's tennis gets swept, women upset first-place Cornell

Heading into this weekend, Penn men’s tennis knew that this was going to be one of, if not the toughest, pair of matches the team would face all season. The Quakers took on Columbia and Cornell this weekend, dropping both matches to the top-25 ranked programs.
04/09/17 9:49pm

Mixed results for Penn rowing in group of Ivy triple-headers

It was a busy day for Penn's rowers on Saturday, with the three squads having mixed results. The men's heavyweight crew found themselves on Lake Carnegie, racing against host Princeton and fellow Ivy League rival Columbia.
04/09/17 7:18pm

Penn softball takes three out of four on road to stay near top of Ivy standings

Consider the stakes raised. After collecting a sweep of Yale and a split with Brown over the weekend, Penn softball has faced every opponent in the North Division and already has its eyes on the South Division title.
04/09/17 5:43pm

Penn women's lacrosse dominates Dartmouth in 17-6 blowout to stay in Ivy title race

Penn women’s lacrosse has a knack for making big games look easy. It did that on Saturday when they handily took down Dartmouth, 17-6.
04/09/17 5:16pm

Penn Athletics Weekend MVP: Alexis Sargent

In two starts, one each against Brown and Yale, the senior ace threw two complete games, compiling a 2.00 ERA for the weekend. Penn (14-12, 5-3 Ivy) went on to win both games, beating Yale by the score of 4-1 and Brown by the score of 5-3, and Sargent earned the victory in both.
04/09/17 3:44pm

Even more school records go down for Penn track and field at Virginia Quad Meet

On Saturday, Penn track and field continued a string of impressive and record-setting performances at the Virginia Quad Meet. The women's squad finished first overall, while the men came in second, falling only to the host school. The Quakers continued the trend of building up stronger performances as the season progresses, recording 15 top-10 record marks, including three new school records.
04/05/17 7:32pm

Both Penn tennis programs jump into thick of Ivy play with conference doubleheaders

The weather may be turning nice, but for Penn tennis, there’s a storm brewing this weekend. Both Red and Blue teams will have their hands full with their first Ivy League doubleheader weekends of the season.
04/05/17 1:49pm

Six Penn sports events to keep an eye on this weekend

In yet another action-packed weekend for Penn Athletics, a slew of rowing, golf and track squads will be testing their talents around the country once again.
04/05/17 11:22am

One last shot at glory for Penn gymnastics at USA Gymnastics Nationals

This weekend, 12 members of the team will travel to Seattle, Wash., to compete in the USAG Women’s Collegiate Championships. And despite the young team’s underwhelming sixth-place showing at last month’s ECAC Championships, individual morale is high.
04/04/17 9:34pm

Following wild Ivy League series, Penn softball falls to Villanova in non-league match

When it rains, it pours. Penn Softball, like the thunderstorm that loomed overhead, couldn’t get anything going in a devastating 8-1 loss to Villanova. The results last weekend showed the Quakers (11-11, 2-2 Ivy) can come back from a deficit late, but this game was over in a hurry.
04/04/17 9:34pm

After comeback win, Penn women's lacrosse gears up for Dartmouth

For Penn, this contest, and the four to follow it, are must-wins for the side seeking a share of the Ancient Eight title as well as home-field advantage come the NCAA Tournament.
04/04/17 9:27pm

Roundtable | Who's the Penn Athletics MVP of the spring season so far?

With women's lacrosse ranked in the top 10 nationally, track and field seeing school records fall left and right, baseball having won ten of its last 11 games and more, the season has seen some supreme successes already — but only one athlete can stand out as the best. Our sports editors take to the roundtable to debate: Who is the Penn Athletics spring season MVP so far?
04/03/17 8:33pm

Penn women's golf takes solid fifth-place finish in Ivy-stacked tournament

Sometimes, a strong start and finish just won't quite do it. Penn women's golf learned this when it finished fifth out of eight teams in the Harvard Invitational this past Saturday.
04/03/17 8:24pm

Penn women's rowing endures mixed performances in packed weekend of competition

Before getting into who rowed the best and what teams finished first, it is important to understand that winning and losing are not always that important in the grand scheme of life.
04/03/17 6:44pm

Penn softball uses walk-off heroics to salvage split with Dartmouth

In game two with the squad down 6-5 with two outs in the seventh, Jurie Joyner hit a home run to bring the game into extra innings. This completely changed the dynamic and the Quakers (11-10, 2-2 Ivy) took back control of the game.
04/03/17 6:34pm

In post-Corcoran era of Penn women's lacrosse, Alex Condon proves past success was no fluke

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.
04/03/17 6:17pm

Penn Athletics makes history as first Ivy League school to launch "It's On Us" Campaign

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.
04/02/17 9:11pm

Several school records go down in fantastic weekend for Penn track and field nationwide

This weekend, Penn track and field found itself strewn across the country in three different states and two different time zones to compete in three separate meets: the Stanford Invitational, the Danny Curran Invitational, and the Pepsi Florida Relays. Despite being forced to compete without their teammates, the Quakers made the most of their time apart, registering a number of personal bests and shattering four program records.
04/02/17 8:24pm

Red-hot Penn women's tennis squad finally cools off with loss to defending Ivy champ Princeton

While it was a tough loss for the Red and Blue (7-7, 0-1 Ivy), the day got off to a promising start as Penn grinded out the opening doubles point. After Penn and Princeton (10-6, 1-0) split the first two doubles’ sets, the no. 3 doubles pair of sophomore Marta Kowalska and senior Luba Vazhenina proved their mettle to pull out a 6-3 victory over the Tigers.
04/02/17 6:57pm

Penn women's lacrosse surges late to stun No. 16 Northwestern, 10-7, on the road

They made it to the final stretch — and they’re still standing. In the last game in a long series of tough matches against ranked non-conference teams, No. 11 Penn women’s lacrosse pulled off a comeback to remember at No. 16 Northwestern.
04/02/17 1:00pm

Where it all began — counting down the top high schools to produce Penn student-athletes

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.
03/29/17 5:33pm

Conference play finally begins for Penn softball in home doubleheader

A lot can change in the Ivy League from year to year, and with last year's league leaders coming to town, it looks like Penn softball is on the better side of the new Ancient Eight order. The Quakers begin conference play with contests against Harvard and Dartmouth this weekend.
03/29/17 5:24pm

Weekend Preview: women's tennis, women's golf, heavyweight rowing all in action

It's a major weekend for Penn Athletics, with a high-stakes women's tennis matchup against three-time defending champion Princeton leading the way in a jam-packed slate.
03/29/17 5:20pm

Another major battle awaits as No. 11 Penn women's lacrosse heads to No. 16 Northwestern

Sometimes you need a change of scenery. For Penn women’s lacrosse, the team will be trading the City of Brotherly Love for the Windy City to take on a strong Northwestern side this weekend.
03/29/17 5:17pm

Heading to three separate meets, Penn track and field hopes for nationwide impact

Penn track and field is going places this weekend. You’ll be able to find Quakers across the country: distance runners will be at the Stanford Invitational out west, sprinters, jumpers and throwers will be at the Florida Relays down south, and developing athletes will be back east here, at the Danny Curran Invitational at Chester, Pennsylvania.
03/28/17 8:42pm

Rothman | Penn's athletes often aren't that recognizable — and that's not all that bad

We go to Penn, where people don't remember, and probably never knew, the name of the player who screwed up in the game a few days ago. They probably don't know there was one big mistake that had a huge impact on the game at all. Most of them don't know the game was lost, or even played.
03/26/17 10:26pm

Penn softball splits weekend doubleheaders, sweeping Rider after being swept by Iona

They saved their best for last. After quite a lot of softball this weekend — back-to-back home doubleheaders to be exact — Penn softball finished in style.
03/26/17 9:25pm

Penn fencing takes eighth at the NCAA Championships

On Sunday, Penn fencing closed out its season at the 2017 NCAA Fencing Championships at the Indiana Farmers’ Coliseum. The Quakers came home with an eighth-place finish, scoring 107 points in the co-ed team championship tournament.
03/26/17 6:26pm

Three stars from Penn track and field's dominating performance at the Penn Challenge

Well that’s one way to start a season. Penn track and field kicked off the outdoor portion of the 2017 campaign with a bang, as both the men’s and women’s squads took first on their home turf at the Penn Challenge.
03/26/17 6:22pm

Weekend Roundup: What else went on in Penn Athletics this weekend?

It was a tremendously busy weekend for Penn Athletics, and the successes on the field weren’t limited to the record-setting meet from track and field or the huge Ivy League wins to keep men’s lacrosse and women’s lacrosse in their respective title races.
03/25/17 7:38pm

Penn women's lacrosse takes first Ivy League win with defensive demolition of Brown

The first win is always the hardest. For Penn women’s lacrosse, securing its first victory in the Ancient Eight on Saturday over Brown means it is ready for the title chase.
03/23/17 12:19am

Penn women's lacrosse impresses in defeat in tight 11-7 loss to No. 1 Maryland

It takes a talented program to make trouble for the country’s best team. For eleventh ranked Penn women’s lacrosse, that was the story on Wednesday when they traveled to Maryland and fell 11-7.
03/22/17 5:01pm

For all the marbles, Penn men's and women's fencing head to NCAA Championships

On Thursday, March 23rd, senior sabre Dana Kong will begin her last fencing tournament as a Quaker. And, as she approaches her last time on the strip, she will get to make her debut on the collegiate fencing’s biggest stage. Kong is one of 11 fencers who will represent the Red and Blue at the 2017 NCAA Fencing Championships in Indianapolis.
03/22/17 4:51pm

Three key questions as Penn track and field competes in long-awaited outdoor opener at Penn Challenge

With the Red and Blue eager to start the spring on the right foot, here are three key questions to look out for when the Quakers take the track at Franklin Field this weekend.
03/21/17 7:29pm

Leah Allen set to rewrite the record books in final year with Penn softball

Penn softball coach Leslie King knew her star player would be re-writing the record books this season.
03/21/17 5:40pm

Seeking first Ivy League title of careers, Penn softball's senior class to lead the way

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.
03/21/17 5:30pm

Penn women's lacrosse faces toughest task yet in No. 1 Maryland

It’s one of the most common phrases in sports: in order to be the best, you have to beat the best. Fortunately for Penn women’s lacrosse, the Quakers get an opportunity to do exactly that against No. 1 Maryland on Wednesday.
03/21/17 3:48pm

These six Penn softball rookies could make a big impact on the team in 2017

This year, the Quakers (6-6) have welcomed in six new faces to the program, each with her own unique background set of skills. An interesting note on that recruiting class is the range of positions spanned, bringing in a pitcher, catcher, two infielders, an outfielder, and a utility player.
03/21/17 3:33pm

After solid spring break trip to Florida, Penn softball ready for more

After a successful spring break trip to Clearwater, Florida, Penn softball’s season has officially started, and the Quakers are ready to make their mark in the Ivy League.
03/21/17 3:14pm

As 2015 softball grad Jen Retzer recovers from brain trauma, team supports her every step of the way

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.
03/19/17 9:01pm

Penn women's tennis sweeps singles play en route to a 6-1 victory over St. John's

There really is no denying it, Penn women’s tennis is on a roll. Saturday, the Red and Blue (7-6) hosted and promptly dismissed St. John’s (10-3), winning the afternoon contest 6-1. With the win, Penn secured its third straight victory as it heads into conference play in two weeks.
03/19/17 8:34pm

Despite several impressive individual performances, Penn gymnastics places sixth at ECAC Championship

Another season has come and gone for Penn gymnastics. The Red and Blue wrapped up the year yesterday with a sixth-place finish up in Providence at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships.
03/19/17 8:02pm

Penn Athletics Weekend MVP: Emily Rogers-Healion

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.