With the current reconstruction of the Ringe Courts this season, Penn squash has been practicing and playing home matches at Drexel’s Kline & Specter Squash Center.
Among the topics discussed with Wieland, who has been working at Penn since July 2018, were mental health, mental performance, athletic training, and sports psychology.
Coach Gilly Lane, who is entering his third season at the helm after graduating from Penn in 2007, has transformed the Quakers into a national squash powerhouse since his arrival.
After a tough home loss to Villanova, Penn looked to finish off its Big 5 schedule on a high note against Temple at the Palestra on Wednesday. The Red and Blue did just that, beating the Owls, 71-62, in a game in which they never trailed.
Penn men’s squash seems to have adopted this approach with the freshman big three — Aly Abou Eleinen, James Flynn, and Michael Mehl — all of whom have helped propel the program to the very top of collegiate squash.
Davis only played four matches last year, as injuries prevented her from competing for much of the season. Yet while many other athletes might have quit when faced with this much time off, Davis is a trailblazer.
David Leach, senior associate athletic director for recreation and wellness, has "stepped down from his position," according to emails sent by Penn Athletics Director M. Grace Calhoun on Jan. 18.
The Quakers are fresh off of their first home loss of the season to rival Villanova, which upended the Red and Blue’s hopes for a second consecutive Big 5 title.
The Quakers dropped both matches this weekend, first to Binghamton on Friday by a score of 24-12 and then Army on Sunday by a score of 28-10.
The Red and Blue hosted the Penn 8-Team Select in Staten Island, N.Y. on Saturday, with the nine other teams in attendance being Monmouth, Providence, St. John’s, Stony Brook, Temple, Rutgers, St. Joseph’s, Fordham, and Wagner.
Although the team couldn't pick up the W on the court, Parker earned a win herself in the form of DP Sports Player of the Week.
The Red and Blue ultimately saw competition on Saturday and Sunday from eight different teams, including Haverford, Duke, Brown, Sacred Heart, NYU, and Yale.
Penn men’s basketball has notched yet another unlikely 'first': Big 5 champions, for the first time in seventeen years.
The Bulldogs came out on top on Saturday, as they bested Penn, 193.775 to 192.350. But even though they weren’t able to oust Yale, the Quakers improved their point totals in three of the four events.
After dropping their first two Ivy League games against Princeton, Penn men’s basketball responded with a hard-fought win over Temple to clinch at least a share of the Big 5 title.
The former Penn and current Temple basketball coach has been synonymous with the Big 5 and Philadelphia basketball since he was scorching defenses for La Salle back in the late 60s.
Princeton men’s basketball senior Devin Cannady was suspended from the team following his arrest Friday, according to The Trentonian.
Dropping their last four games, two in overtime, the Quakers have a lot of figuring out to do before they face Big 5 opponent Temple on the road this Saturday.
Just starting their season, the Quakers have shown that they are on the rise. But Penn’s recent success on the mat isn’t just temporary.
Penn women’s basketball's ritual occurs when senior guard Kristen Daley walks up into the famed Palestra bleachers, gets her footing near an entrance tunnel, and throws up a shot.