The two weeks of official preseason is a quick turnaround to take a new team and prepare them be game-ready. Fortunately for Quakers, they bring back a lot of experience and talent.
The weekend ended in a split, as Penn was victorious in a thrilling 2-1 win against Villanova before falling 4-0 to St. Joe’s.
Over the summer, college soccer players continue their careers by joining club teams — generating unique experiences and gaining exposure to new systems and players.
Penn men’s soccer’s season opener against Monmouth featured a bevy of set piece goals, with both Monmouth goals and two of the three Penn goals coming from set pieces in the Quakers 3-2 victory .
Besides rookie Justin Watson, veterans Brandon Copeland and Greg Van Roten made the active rosters of the New York Jets and Carolina Panthers, respectively.
Brian Gill now sits at the helm of a program that was led by the current Senior Associate Athletic Director Rudy Fuller since 1998, before this year’s recruiting class was even born.
The current sprint football team defeated its alumni in a convincing 33-7 win on a brisk Saturday afternoon.
How do you compare a deep playoff run in a sport dominated by power-conference teams like basketball or soccer to a title in an Ivy-dominated sport like squash or rowing?
The team as a whole has 14 players from California and 16 from the rest of the world combined. The new freshman class is split almost down the middle: four from California and three not.
Qu has been a brick wall in goal for the Quakers since that day over two years ago, starting in every game the team has played while garnering conference-wide awards and attention from across the country.
The Red and Blue have already tallied six goals through three games. On pace to score 32 goals this season, the Quakers (2-1-0) look primed to shatter their previous amount from last season.
The midfielder already has a goal, an assist, and 239 minutes of playing time under her belt with the Quakers.
After 110 minutes of pushing and pulling from both sides, neither Penn men’s soccer nor Drexel managed a goal in a 0-0 stalemate.
This weekend, Penn field hockey participated in the inaugural ACC and Ivy League Conference Crossover, splitting a pair of games against No. 14 Wake Forest and No. 2 North Carolina.
Sometimes its better to be tall than to be good. On Friday against Monmouth, sophomore defenseman Alex Touche was both.
New coach Iain Braddack picked up his first two wins at Penn in wins over Georgetown and Norfolk State. Penn also fell to George Mason and UNC-Wilmington.
Both teams were victorious at the Bison Open at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa., scoring a total of 29 points each in the one-day meet.
An incredible header from sophomore defenseman Alex Touche in the final minute of the first overtime period allowed the Quakers to achieve just that, giving them a 3-2 victory.
Watson was selected by the Bucs in the fifth round of the NFL draft last spring, becoming the first former Penn player to be drafted into the NFL since 2002.
While the record books may remember this game as a 1-0 loss for the Red and Blue, it was much more than that.