Our Sports Editors discuss which of Penn's teams have the strongest rosters and are likeliest to win a title — Ivy or otherwise.
Though superstar midfielder Christian Pulisic is yet to join the squad, Rhodes Field has played host this week to players from big-name clubs including forward Timothy Weah, of Paris Saint-Germain, and defender Matt Miazga, of Chelsea.
Only six days after Penn Athletics announced that former men’s soccer coach Rudy Fuller would be leaving his post in order to replace Sherryta Freeman as the University’s Senior Associate Athletic Director, the Red and Blue have already found their next leader on the pitch.
After 20 years as Penn men’s soccer coach, Rudy Fuller has moved from Rhodes Field to Weightman Hall. Fuller has accepted a promotion to Senior Associate Athletic Director for Intercollegiate Programs.
The Quakers (4-12-1, 2-4-1 Ivy) held the Crimson (2-10-4, 1-4-2) scoreless in the match and scored three goals in the second half to secure the victory.
As a result of an impressive, undefeated showing at the Regional tournament, Penn men’s club soccer (10-0-2) earned itself a trip to Phoenix, Arizona to compete in the College Club Soccer Championship National Tournament. According to their GoFundMe page, this is “the first time in recent memory this has happened.” This claim is followed with a small disclaimer: “we aren’t so good with keeping official records.”
While most eyes were focused on Penn football’s thrilling Homecoming victory over Princeton this weekend, more than half a dozen other teams were also in action for Penn Athletics — some playing their last competitions of the year, others playing their first.
Penn men's soccer left Rhodes Field heartbroken after losing to rival Princeton, in a 2-1 overtime thriller on senior night. The Quakers (3-12-1, 1-4-1 Ivy) more than held their own against the Tigers (6-6-4, 2-2-2), who had not been defeated in their previous six games, going 4-0-2 in that span.
The Quakers (3-11-1, 1-3-1 Ivy) are at the tail end of a developmental season. With 11 freshmen entering the program this year, this season was about much more than wins and losses. Instead, the Red and Blue have been focused on improving every game.
For the fourth time this season Penn men's soccer found itself in a 2-1 contest, and for the fourth time this season Penn was the team with one.
Just three days after Penn men's soccer's 4-1 win against Yale, the Quakers fell to West Virginia, 1-0, on Tuesday in one of their more even matches of the season.
Throughout the fall season, there have been spectacular individual and team performances for Penn Athletics. Our editors debate which moment sticks out most to them.
Wancowicz has been a rock for Penn men’s soccer since patriarch and coach Rudy Fuller welcomed him to the team. The senior captain has started nearly every game for which he has been healthy in his four years, providing much needed stability and consistency to the back four.
Led by senior midfielder Joe Swenson, the Red and Blue offense dismantled Yale to the tune of four goals. Swenson, proving his star power, recorded a hat trick and an assist, lending a foot in all four of the team’s tallies.
After a stretch of games marred by defensive mistakes and static offensive play, the Quakers were clinical in a key 4-1 win over the Bulldogs on Rhodes Field.
Another game brought another loss for Penn soccer as the Quakers continue to search for a way to turn their season around.
The Quakers had multiple opportunities in front of the Big Green's goal, but failed to score in their 4-0 loss at Rhodes Field.
Penn is tasked with facing Dartmouth at Rhodes Field on Saturday night. The match will be critical for momentum going forward, as the Quakers venture into the second half of their campaign.
As we hit the midpoint of the semester, all of Penn Athletics' fall teams now have their seasons underway. Many players have stood out with strong starts to their campaigns, but who has been the MVP thus far? Our editors tackle the question below.
Despite the season's early woes, the Quakers (1-6-1, 0-0-1 Ivy) entered the competition with energy and confidence. However, Penn's early dominance was met by an offensive onslaught by Cornell in the second half and overtime.