Recently hired Penn women’s soccer coach Nicole Van Dyke started from humble beginnings, but she comes to Penn with the ambitious goal of putting the Quakers on a national stage.
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Penn men’s basketball started Friday with the announcement that junior captain and leading scorer Tony Hicks was been suspended for the weekend’s games against Harvard and Dartmouth.
Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel once said that the opposite of love was not hate, but indifference.
Last week, Penn basketball seemed to be getting back to its old winning ways: On Saturday, the team treated its fans to the Quakers’ first Big 5 win since 2012 after scraping their way to a 56-52 win over Saint Joseph’s.
Following the Quakers’ 83-77 loss to Lafayette Saturday night, Penn basketball coach Jerome Allen said the 2014-15 edition of the Quakers is sorting out who they are.
A young and depleted Penn women’s soccer team held off Harvard and the defending Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year Midge Purce for the first 54 minutes and 46 seconds of play Friday night.
T he notion of a star-studded defense is almost an oxymoron, especially in soccer. Though coaches, players, sports writers and fans pay lip service to the notion that “defense wins championships,” reverence for stars is generally reserved for those whose outstanding individual performances are a bit more, well, quantifiable.
Penn and Villanova may both be in the Big Five, but this weekend the Wildcats made a case for being in a class of their own.
It’s indisputable that Penn’s loss to Penn State was decided in the first half of regulation. Heading to the locker room with a 23-point deficit at halftime is a recipe for ultimately heading to the showers with a loss.
For the first time in four seasons, Penn will play Princeton without a chance at an Ivy League title.
In a battle between two Ivy League heavyweights, the Dartmouth women’s soccer team bested Penn in shots and corners, but the Quakers prevailed in the category that matters most: goals.
For Penn women’s soccer’s Lauren Hammond, this weekend was an opportunity more than a year in the making.
In 2011, the Penn women’s soccer team led the nation in shutout percentage, holding opponents scoreless in 13 of 17 appearances. The squad conceded just seven goals on the year, a school record.
Today, the women’s soccer season commences, and thus, it’s time for us sportswriters to get together and make predictions on matters about which we know not. Oh, we’re qualified in our knowledge about the sport and all. Many — well, some — of us played years of competitive soccer, and we can regurgitate Ivy League statistics that even coaches fail to find interesting.
5. Overtime victory provides sunny end to West Coast tour
The Penn Relays and Boston Marathon are essential dates on the American track and field calendar. They represent a sport all about the fastest and strongest at their biggest and boldest.
After ascending to the top of the Ivy League standings last weekend, the Penn softball team now looks to improve its position in the Big 5.
On March 1, the Penn softball team squared off with Ole Miss for its second game of the day — and second game of the season. By contrast, the Rebels were taking the field for their 21st contest of the year.
After a long countdown to Ivy League play, the Penn softball team wasted no time in making history.
A comedy duo from the Big Apple occupies the middle infield of the Penn softball team. The tandem’s routine includes heel clicks, double plays and dance moves from “Dirty Dancing.”