The recent five-game winning streak that the Red and Blue were on came to a halt this weekend, as Penn was swept in a three-game series against Harvard that included a double header on Saturday.
Burrough’s decision to leave the team comes two months after the DP published an article detailing poor player retention on Penn softball and allegations of mistreatment from softball coach Leslie King, who is in her 15th year at Penn.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Penn men's tennis has a streak snapped, men's lacrosse has a furious comeback, track breaks even more records, and softball goes on a hit parade.
The Quakers had to replace all-time home run and RBI leader, Leah Allen, as well as the pitching and hitting prowess of Alexis Sargent. Add that on top of the fact that those two were the heart and soul of the squad, the Quakers had big shoes to fill.
After a rough start to the season, a dominant weekend from Penn softball proved that they are a force to be reckoned with in the Ivy League. The Quakers swept a weekend series against Yale, winning 7-2, 5-1, and 9-8.
From West Hills, California, enter freshman stud Lucy Yang. The freshman infielder has been playing lights out for the Quakers (11-15 overall, 7-5 Ivy), making an immediate impact.
Coming on in relief of starter Tabitha Dyer, Brann threw three shutout innings to secure the 5-3 victory. Perhaps most impressively, the Houston, Texas native allowed only a single hit against the Wildcats.
Led by juniors Jessica England and Hannah Gibbons, the Quakers have zero senior captains for the first time since 2006.
Following its first Ivy series win of the season, Penn softball kept the ball rolling Wednesday afternoon, taking down Villanova 5-3.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Penn women's lacrosse has a furious comeback, track breaks even more records, while baseball and softball defenses feature.
Despite a tough 4-0 loss in the final of three games, the Quakers won their first Ivy series of the season on the road against the Bears.
Coming off of a stellar 12-3 win against Lehigh on Tuesday, Penn softball hits the road this weekend for its next Ivy League series against Brown.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Penn women's lacrosse got a stellar offensive effort, women's track breaks records, while baseball and softball defenses feature.
After dropping both legs of a Saturday doubleheader in extra innings, the Quakers desperately needed to get off to a hot start in the afternoon contest. They did just that, taking a 6-0 lead after two innings and never looking back.
It is easy to forget – given Penn men’s basketball recent ascension to Ivy League champs and March Madness – that a number of other teams are in the thick of their seasons right now, battling for similar glory. Outside of the basketball programs, seven other Penn squads will be searching for wins this weekend.
Basketball may have taken the headlines, but the rest of Penn Athletics has been equally busy.
This spring break, the Quakers will head to Clearwater, Florida to play their opening games of the season in the USF Under Armor Invitational. The Quakers will play a total of 11 games in a span of just seven days.
The DP was forwarded an email sent to Penn softball alumni from Penn Athletic Director M. Grace Calhoun.
Penn softball coach Leslie King spent the weekend across the Pacific Ocean in Wellington, New Zealand, where she was inducted into the Softball New Zealand Hall of Fame on Sept. 2.
These allegations raise questions about whether the pressure King imposed on her players crossed the line into mistreatment.