Here's a look at six impressive athletes who can make a big impact this upcoming weekend in their respective events.
Spring break was an exciting time for Penn Athletics. With impressive wins from many teams, the Quakers had a lot of success.
The Red and Blue began the day strong with a dominant 23-4 win over Johns Hopkins. Their success continued with a 16-11 win versus St. Johns and a subsequent 17-10 victory against Princeton.
At this year’s Ivy League Championships at Yale, men’s fencing finished in fifth with a 1-4 record, only ahead of Brown. The women finished 3-3, tied for third.
As Penn men's and women's basketball continue Ivy League play against Brown and Yale, several other Penn Athletics teams will look to find success in competitions across the country.
The Red and Blue travelled to Evanston, Ill. on Saturday to compete in the Northwestern Duals.
Going to practice once a week, Vaiani never imagined that fencing would become a much larger part of her life.
The Red and Blue ultimately saw competition on Saturday and Sunday from eight different teams, including Haverford, Duke, Brown, Sacred Heart, NYU, and Yale.
The day began with an early heartbreak for the Red and Blue against Duke, ranked No. 6 on the men’s side and unranked on the women’s side.
With six freshmen on the men’s team and seven on the women’s, many have already had standout performances to start their young careers.
With the loss of several key seniors, the introduction of a new freshmen squad, and the departure of senior Justin Yoo for a shot at the Olympics, both Penn men's fencing and the rest of the Ivy League will look far different from last year.
Yoo will find out whether or not he has made the Olympic team in April 2020, and regardless of the result, he plans to return to Penn and graduate in the fall of that same year.
An Atlanta native, Izenson provides a significant amount of international experience to Penn fencing’s sabre squad.
Penn men’s fencing, which has won three consecutive Ivy League titles and is currently ranked fourth in the nation, will be losing senior epee captain Justin Yoo. During his freshman year, Yoo helped Penn reach its first ever No. 1 national ranking.
The Quakers faced tough competition from Ohio State, Northwestern, North Carolina, and Penn State, and left with three wins in total: two from the men's side and one from the women.
This Saturday, Penn men’s and women’s fencing will head to Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio for its second tournament of the season: the Elite Invitational. The Quakers will face Ohio State, Penn State, Notre Dame, North Carolina, and Northwestern (women only).
While there were certainly many eyes glued to Penn football and women’s soccer this weekend, there was plenty else going on in the rest of Penn athletics. Three teams opened their season this weekend (wrestling, fencing, and swimming) while others are watching their season’s some to a close.
The Quakers recorded an eighth-place finish, as Penn’s 10 fencers tallying 101 points from the 10 fencers sent to State College, Pa.
Although the Quakers bowed out in the first round of this year's NCAA Men's Basketball tournament, potential for success at a national playoff may just be found on the fencing strip. This weekend, Penn fencing looks to close out its impressive season at the 2018 National Collegiate Fencing Championships.
Penn men’s and women’s fencing are looking to parry, counter-attack, and riposte their way to victory at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional championships in Easton, Pa.