It is an exciting time in the world of Philadelphia baseball. Fresh faces are abound and are already making a significant impact on the teams they have just recently joined. Three freshmen — Tommy Courtney, Craig Larsen, and Josh Hood — are starting for Penn baseball and playing beyond their years.
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Gilly Lane, a true multi-hyphenate in the squash world and now announcer for the U.S. Open, did not like squash.
—The “Big Three” in sports is not a new phenomenon, but it is one that's becoming more and more popular as teams seem to be deliberately building around a dynamic trio. LeBron, D-Wade, and Bosh; Steph, Klay, and Durant; Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, and Robert Kraft.
While team competition came to a close earlier this month, the Penn cross country season officially concluded this Saturday with the NCAA Championships, in which junior Maddie Villalba represented the women’s side, and sophomore Anthony Russo and senior Sam Webb qualified from the men’s team.
Damp, uninviting conditions played as the backdrop to the crown jewel of the Ancient Eight’s cross country season: the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships, an event that saw the youthful Quakers face difficulties.
Penn women’s soccer is playing at a level never before seen in program history. Through nine games, the team stands at a formidable 7-1-1, scoring 17 goals while conceding only 3. Of course, to perform at this caliber, a team must make the most of their 90 minutes on the pitch; however, the Penn women’s soccer team has consistently found another gear in the second half.
Three days, two wins, and one great weekend for Penn women’s soccer as the Quakers defeated University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) before taking down Towson.
In the world of competitive sports, there are games in which the stat sheet does not adequately do justice to actual events that transpired.
April 23rd, 2017 was a great day for Zareh Kaloustian: as a sophomore, he led the way for Penn men's golf at the Ivy League Championship, and his six-over final score earned him second-team All-Ivy honors.
“My dad played — he was on the Harvard tennis team. My uncle was on the Yale tennis team. My other uncle was at Berkeley,” said Josh Pompan, a senior who is now serving in his second year as a Penn men’s tennis team captain.
This weekend is the last hurrah for Penn squash’s 2017-18 season.
14-3. 14-2. 13-2. 6-5. One of these is not like the others.
The onlookers watched, aghast and confused: A man threw his young child, Mark, into the pool. To the relief of those onlookers, he was able to safely paddle his way to the side. Both of the child’s parents were collegiate swimmers — the sport is in his blood.
In 1985, Ronald Reagan was president, the original Super Mario Brothers was released, Michael Phelps was born.
The home stretch for Penn swimming and diving begins this weekend.
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.
Penn’s “quietest dynasty” is making some real noise this season.
Sports journalism is prone to hyperbole. Players, coaches, a single performance, and even whole teams are too often prematurely bestowed the title of the “greatest of all time.”
On paper, one might be duped into thinking that Penn cross country had a fairly average weekend.
In his sophomore year of high school, Chris Luciano was frustrated: his winter swim season did not go as well as he wanted it to.