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Sports Features

09/20/17 9:25pm
The final year is bittersweet for senior Quakers, a fact known by midfielder Gina Guccione, forward Rachel Huang, back Jasmine Li and goalkeeper Liz Mata. 
09/20/17 9:19pm
Often you can realize how transcendently great a player is during her career, but only after her career is over do you truly realize you might never see anything like her again.  Ever.  
09/20/17 9:18pm
Out of a class of seven, three rookies in particular have made their presence known in nonconference play. First, there is right back Reese Vogel. The Houston, Texas native has started all six games thus far, and has only sat for 10 out of 420 minutes, helping to anchor a defense that has only allowed 1.83 goals per game despite a tough opening slate.
09/20/17 9:00pm
Following a remarkable year on the world circuit, Penn junior and women’s squash superstar Reeham Sedky has been recognized as the US Squash Athlete of the Year. 
09/20/17 8:57pm
After 11 straight Ivy League championships and 21 in 22 years, Princeton field hockey lost control of its crown last season. Despite the Quakers’ two runner-up finishes in the last four years, it was Harvard who ultimately came away with the title in 2016. Prior to 2016, the Tigers (1-4) were heavy favorites to win the league year-in, year-out. In recent years, the Quakers twice challenged Princeton on the last day of the regular season with the championship on the line but came up short both times.
09/20/17 8:17pm
Honor. Courage. Commitment. These are the ideals reflected in the Navy Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, and when Penn field hockey’s starting keeper Liz Mata leaves Ellen Vagelos Field for the last time, she will not only have lived up to these values on the field,  but she will also continue to live up to them wherever life takes her.
09/17/17 8:11pm
For Nwokedi, Houston is more than just her hometown. It’s a part of her, and because of that, she knew that she had to take action. 
09/14/17 12:16am
SWAMIS! A tradition as old as the Earth itself. And now, for the first time, you can experience it online. Click at your own peril. 
09/13/17 10:12pm
The Quakers have two straight co-Ivy League titles thanks in large part to a dependable defense with Vecchio on the front line. But with former QB Alek Torgersen now in the NFL, the defense will have to step up as an even more dominant unit.
09/13/17 9:55pm
In the past few seasons, Penn football has had some high-profile offensive stars. Players like Torgersen, Watson and Solomon get all the attention for the unit's repeated success. But the unsung heroes of the offense are ones who never get noticed, the ones who grind it out each and every play so that their teammates can go on to make the highlight reel plays — the linemen.
09/13/17 9:52pm
Year after year, Penn’s Southern California recruiting pipeline has grown larger and larger, and this coming season will be no exception. With 16 SoCal natives on their 2017 roster — as many as Penn has from any non-California state — the Quakers are locked and loaded with supreme talent from across the country as they embark on their three-peat attempt.
09/13/17 9:35pm
Running back by day, memelord by night. Tre Solomon is a football star, an OUP squirrel catcher, and so much more.
09/13/17 9:35pm
Following the graduation of quarterback Alek Torgersen — a two-time first-team All-Ivy selection and Penn’s all-time leader in touchdown passes — the Quakers, for the first time in coach Ray Priore's tenure, have faced an offseason of uncertainty behind center.
09/13/17 9:24pm
Priore, who spent 28 years as an assistant at Penn before taking over when Al Bagnoli retired after the 2014 season, has joined an exclusive club and will try again to match what became Crouthamel’s three championships in his first three seasons of head coaching.
09/13/17 9:11pm
Watson, the senior receiver out of Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, is more than just a cookie cutter wideout. He’s a playmaker and an offensive weapon who can get the job done in a variety of roles.
09/06/17 11:16pm
It all starts with Jerel Blades. The winger is on the small side — only 5-foot-7 — but he doesn’t let that affect him. After all, the defense has to catch him first.
09/06/17 10:41pm
Emily Sands and Emma Loving stayed focused during the offseason after bursting onto the scene for the Red and Blue in their rookie seasons in 2016.
09/06/17 10:22pm
Joe Swenson, Austin Kuhn and captain Sam Wancowicz are the team’s three elder statesmen, and while having this few seniors on a roster seems unusual, the Quakers are no stranger to having a youth-saturated team—you need only look to the 2016 roster to find the last time there were only three seniors. 
09/06/17 9:26pm
One player who looked particularly fit and sharp at the start of the season was sophomore winger Dami Omitaomu. While many of the team plied their trade at local soccer clubs across the country, from New Hampshire to California, Omitaomu’s summer situation stood out for several reasons.
09/06/17 8:48pm
This year, the Quakers brought in 11 new players — almost half of the 28-man roster.  With the greater size, this year’s freshman class will also be expected to play a bigger role on the team than freshmen of years past.