This past weekend, I had the chance to talk to recruit Jack Williams about his visit to Penn, his place in the recruiting process and his thoughts about his playing ability on the court.
Coach Cole’s near-decade as manager leaves behind a mixed legacy but it is up to the next person in charge to reverse the fortune of the Penn baseball program
Coach John Cole and his staff work towards the end of the year to put each player into one of several summer leagues around the country so they can improve throughout the offseason.
The Quakers (19-11, 5-3 Ivy) play four crucial games this weekend, taking on Princeton in their first division games of the year.
With questions still surrounding Penn’s guards, it might be time to start looking to the Quakers’ front court to lead the team next season.
When looking at Penn’s statistics, one thing stands out: Alyssa Baron led the Quakers in points, rebounds, assists and steals. And this year, Baron also successfully transitioned from a pure scorer into a leader.
Over a two-day span, Penn baseball takes on two opponents in four big games. And there is just one goal: start out Ivy play in the win column as they take on Dartmouth and Harvard this weekend.
After struggling last season, senior first baseman Spencer Branigan has become a leader for the young Quakers squad while putting up career-high hitting numbers.
Six games into the season, there is a plethora of stats that you can reel off that shows how well Cornell has played this year. Cornell enters its matchup with the Quakers as the No. 2 team in Division I while tied with Brown and Penn atop the Ancient Eight.
Penn overcame a 10-1 deficit in the opening minutes of the contest to pick up the first postseason victory in program history, defeating Howard, 65-60.
With the Quakers returning just three seniors, a lot of attention has been placed on the team’s youth. And leading the new wave for the Red and Blue is a group of eight freshmen who are already making an impact for Penn.
For the Red and Blue, the daily grind of the baseball season starts now as the Quakers will play George Washington in two doubleheaders this weekend.
Reigning Ivy League Player of the Year Niveen Rasheed turned it on at the end of the game, as Princeton went on a 19-2 run in the second half to finish off Penn’s upset bid.
On Tuesday, the Quakers face the daunting task of beating the dominant Tigers to give seniors Brianna Bradford and Katie Davis a win in their final game at the Palestra.
With the Red and Blue traveling to third-place Harvard (15-8, 6-3) and fifth-place Dartmouth (6-17, 4-5) this weekend, the Quakers have the opportunity to gain separation in the standings.
With Penn struggling to find its way in the Ivy League this season, it’s easy to start looking towards next year’s team. The DP spoke with Class of 2017 recruit Tony Bagtas as his team prepared for states.
This season, much of the coverage for the Quakers has been on the play of junior guard Alyssa Baron or freshman guard Keiera Ray, but Kara Bonenberger, Katy Allen and the rest of Penn’s sophomore class have had big roles behind the scenes.
In just two nights, the Quakers went from an Ivy afterthought to Princeton’s closest competitor, thanks to two of their best wins on the season.
The Quakers go into Friday and Saturday as the fourth-place team in the Ivy League, and they get the chance to move up in the standings by facing two of the teams ahead of them, Harvard and Dartmouth.
While it may seem like hyperbole, Penn women’s basketball’s games this weekend against Harvard and Dartmouth are the biggest games in Mike McLaughlin’s tenure as coach.