Penn Cross Country qualifying for Nationals didn’t play out in the way you’d expect.
The women, having just placed third as a team at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship meet, spent the first half of the ride back to campus with their collective breath held.
Excitement was running high in the Palestra on Wednesday night as Penn women’s basketball opened their home slate against Binghamton.
Success breeds success. After dominating seasons last year, Penn squash will look to build upon its excellent foundations with stellar new recruits for this go around.
You can’t say it was an ordinary offseason for Penn squash.
In a move that showed great faith in the Quakers' coaching staff, it was announced that both Jack Wyant and Gilly Lane would be getting promotions in the Penn squash program.
January 14, 2017. Head coach of Penn women’s squash Jack Wyant may not personally have the date circled on his calendar, but the eyes of the college squash community will undoubtedly be on Philadelphia as Harvard heads to Ringe for a rematch of last year’s Howe Cup finals.
But before either team makes it to that January matchup, they’ll have to battle through the brunt of their non-conference slate if they want to retain their spots at the top of the CSA rankings.
For one of the lower-profile teams on campus, Penn squash sure did have one heck of a 2015-16 season.
As Penn squash counts down the days until they set off on this newest adventure, the teams will be looking to their captains to see which direction they’re headed.
Last season was undoubtedly a triumphant one for both sides of the Red and Blue.
In the wake of an exhaustive election season during which major party candidates displayed questionable leadership qualities, it will perhaps bring some amount of solace to know that the future of the men’s and women’s cross country team rests in caring and capable hands.
At the end of a historic week, marked by the results of the presidential election on Tuesday night, Penn Cross Country added a little history of their own, with the women’s team earning the program’s first selection to the NCCA Championships, placing third at the Mid-Atlantic Regionals on Friday
“It is very exciting,” Coach Steve Dolan said after learning that the women’s season would continue for one more week.
This Saturday the Penn men’s and women’s swim teams were victorious in their meet against Villanova.
Penn volleyball's season came to an end on Saturday, but it really seemed like the Quakers were just getting set to head on vacation.
It's hard to view a 3-2 loss to Cornell (12-12, 6-8 Ivy) in the season finale as the end for this 2016 Penn team (10-16, 5-9), because the entire 2016 Penn team will be back for 2017.
DURHAM, N.C. — Throwing them right into the fire. It’s an interesting strategy.
It’s also been a hallmark of Penn women’s basketball coach Mike McLaughlin’s tenure.
Penn finishes fall racing season with fourth place regatta finish.
The Quakers competed in their final regatta of the fall racing season, in the Rivanna Romp on Sunday morning.
Penn women’s basketball opened up the season at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Sunday afternoon, taking on Duke to kick things off.
With just two games left this season against Columbia and Cornell, Penn’s season is almost over.
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.
After historically successful outcomes for Penn Men’s and Women’s Cross Country in the Ivy League Championships, both teams now turn their attention to the Mid-Atlantic Regionals, where they look to build on the remarkable performances of this season.
“I think we’re ready to run great races,” said head coach Steve Dolan.
A lot of times it is best to start off new experiences by easing yourself into them. But Penn women's basketball disagrees.
The Quakers start off their season this weekend with a bang, as they travel down to Durham, N.C.
Days after Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton fervently competed for the hearts and minds of Pennsylvanians, Penn and Villanova swimmers will battle for in-state bragging rights of their own.
As the rest of the country copes with the task of naming of the 45th president of the United States, Adam Green will have a peculiar task to deal with this weekend: figuring out how to get his sabres past the TSA.
The Penn men's and women's fencing teams are returning a slew of Ivy champions, NCAA qualifiers, and many key fencers from last year's men's Ivy title.
But their biggest strength might just be standing on the sideline.
Head coach Andy Ma has had an illustrious career in the world of fencing, and as he enters his seventh year as the head coach of both the men's and women's programs, his . His strength as a coach led him to be named the Ivy League men's fencing Coach of the Year last season.
Ma was able to lead the men's team to its most successful season in recent memory last year, as the team captured its first Ivy League Championship since 2009, several individuals earned All-American Honors, and the team rose to the number one ranking for the first time in program history.
For anyone who kept up with Penn fencing last season, the year was nothing short of remarkable. Penn sent six male fencers and two female fencers to the NCAA Championships and Coach Andy Ma won the Ivy League Men's Coach of the Year.
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.
While it might be a new season for Penn men’s and women’s swimming and diving, the big names haven’t changed that much.
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.
Penn ended its road trip, falling to Brown and Yale, despite Furrer’s dominance.
Penn (10-13, 5-6) lost two tough Ivy matches this week on the road.
It hurts to lose. For all Quakers sports, it hurts to fall to the Tigers. A loss to Princeton hurts no team more than Penn field hockey.
En garde...ready...fencing season!
On Saturday, Penn fencing got its season underway with a strong performance at their home exhibition, the Elite Invitational.
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.
Penn volleyball heads into another Ivy weekend after two big victories over conference rivals Harvard and Dartmouth.
As the season winds down to its final game, the week has been the last of 2016 for Penn field hockey.
The winter sports season is right around the corner. In anticipation, our editors debated: Which team are you most excited to see play?
Sports Editor Tom Nowlan: For me, the answer has got to be men’s hoops.
A year ago, Steve Donahue’s first season as coach saw the Red and Blue overcome the loss of two star players: Tony Hicks sat out his final season of eligibility in order to use it at Louisville while Antonio Woods was ruled academically ineligible in January.
Penn volleyball coach Kerry Carr has been coaching the Red and Blue for longer than some of her current players have been alive.
I set out to write this column about nutrition. As you’ll soon read, that’s not what happened.
The idea came to me last Monday after morning practice when coach Mike Schnur gathered the men’s and women’s swim teams for a meeting.
The men and women of Penn swimming and diving enter 2016’s spate of races with a strong sense of accomplishment.
When asked to describe last year’s edition of Penn swimming and diving in two words, current senior Grant Proctor was at a loss.
Across the pool deck, a teammate had a quick answer: “The best.”
Penn Women’s Distance Swimming looks to build on last season’s success and has plenty of reason for optimism
The Penn Women’s Distance Swim Team reached nearly unprecedented levels of success for the program last year, and come into this season overflowing with optimism and ready to meet the heightened expectations.
It is no fluke that Mike Schnur was selected to be the 2016 Ivy League Women’s Coach of the Year.
Traditions are funny. Teams often start their seasons against the same opponent every year, and sometimes without good reason.
But Penn swimming is breaking the mould with their first meet this year — and breaking out of their comfort zone in the process.
For virtually as long as time itself, the Quakers have started their season with a dual meet against Columbia.
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.
It happens all the time in the movies: the hero achieves the ultimate triumph for her team when all else seemed lost.
The men’s cross country team started Postseason racing with a bang on Saturday, as they captured their first Ivy league title in 43 years.
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.
Call it halloWeekend now.
After losing four of their last five Ivy matchups, Penn volleyball busted out of their rut in a big way, picking up victories over both Harvard and Dartmouth on the road.
The 3-0 win over Harvard (6-13, 4-6 Ivy) was especially meaningful as it marked the first season since 2010 where Penn (10-12, 5-5) won both matchups with the Crimson.
Home is where the wins are.
Penn rowing made waves Saturday and Sunday at the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta.
It seems that the Quakers have run into a hiccup on their path of development. Hopefully a Halloween road trip weekend can scare them into shape.
Staring down yet another middle of the pack Ivy finish, Penn volleyball will try to finish strong in the second half and put a scare into their Ancient Eight counterparts ahead of them in the standings.
The last time the Quakers (8-12, 3-5 Ivy) tangled with the two northeastern schools, it resulted in a 2-0 homestand for Penn as they eked out a close five-set victory over Dartmouth (8-11, 1-7 Ivy) before taking down Harvard (6-11, 4-4 Ivy) in four sets on national TV.
Since that weekend, the Red and Blue have been reeling, losing four of their last five.