A little over a year after her graduation from Penn in 2017, Stipanovich lives in Chelsea, on the West Side of Manhattan in New York City.
It’s a problem unique to college athletics: every year, teams lose starters due to graduation, and are forced to fill those spots. The result is teams often show different tactical identities each year.
In two of the past three seasons, Penn has seen the defending NCAA champion on its slate. In both 2017 and 2018, the team scheduled six foes that made the prior year’s NCAA Tournament.
The Quakers know a talent like Justin Watson comes around once in a lifetime. So instead of trying to replace him with just one guy, it’s a whole team effort.
A mere three days until the first game, after a preseason in which Priore and his players and staff remained impressively tight-lipped about the situation, Penn’s quarterback question finally has an answer. For now.
And now, after the offense graduated several stars, one thing is clear: if Penn football is to return to Ivy League supremacy, its defense will have to raise its game.
The team’s latest move in what has been a years-long campaign to protect players’ heads has been to add a new layer to the outside of players’ helmets during full-contact practices.
Ahead of Penn’s season-opener against Bucknell on Saturday, learn more about the players you can expect to shine at every position.
Following Yale’s championship triumph in 2017, it's time to look ahead and see how the Ivy landscape will shape up this season.
They are rarely interviewed after games or covered in the media, but specialists play a vital role for Penn football.
One doesn’t commit to Penn for just football — one does it for the betterment of the rest of his life. And that’s a trend that more and more high-level recruits seem to be understanding.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are several Ivy League sports teams that have been the definition of the word “dynasty” in recent years. Yet as strong as some of these programs have been, only one can be the best of the best.
Penn women’s basketball recently completed an 11-day trip to Spain and France, with stops in Madrid, Toledo, Valencia, Barcelona, and Paris. Between the sightseeing and traveling were three games, in which the Quakers went 2-1.