With every season comes a set of new faces eager to translate their athletic achievements in high school to the collegiate level.
It wasn’t the ending anyone had hoped for.
Three games into the Ivy League season last year, everything was looking up for Penn men’s soccer.
Penn men’s soccer is entering unique territory in the program’s history.
Two years removed from an Ivy League title, gone now are graduated mainstays like Duke Lacroix and Kamar Saint-Louis.
While Penn volleyball will certainly be hoping for this season to play out differently than last, some things are best left unchanged.
A breakdown of Penn Athletics' early season
Starting off as a college athlete presents a unique set of challenges. While all new students deal with classic struggles such as meeting new friends and figuring out which classes can knock out the most requirements at once, varsity athletes have to balance their academics and social lives with early morning practices and long weekend road trips.
For many of Penn’s fall sports teams, there exists the recurring theme that youth plays a key role.
In a year marked by attrition and adversity, the Quakers fought hard for their 8-9 record in 2014. And this leaves the Red and Blue in a situation both exciting and precarious looking towards 2015, a year which could reasonably be marked by either further struggles or breakthrough.
For just about everyone, college is about new experiences. A new city perhaps, new friends, new teachers. And for athletes, a whole new team filled with unfamiliar faces.
On any given weekend afternoon at Rhodes Field, you’ll see women charging up and down the turf, bold red block letters branding “PENN” across their chests.
As the offseason dwindled to a close this August, Penn men’s soccer coach Rudy Fuller noticed that, while the team was coming together nicely, something was missing. An X-factor.
A look at the Quakers' nonconference schedule.
It's been a busy summer for Brandon Copeland.
Now almost three years removed from helping guide Penn football to its last Ivy League title, the former Red and Blue linebacker is still trying to make an NFL roster.
For the highly elite players of Penn men’s soccer, four seasons in the Red and Blue does not mark the end of their soccer careers.
When a ruler loses a battle, it only makes sense to bring in reinforcements. And this summer, that is exactly what Penn women’s lacrosse has done.
For most of the past decade, the Quakers have reigned over the Ivy League, for one stretch winning an Ivy League title in eight consecutive seasons.
In preparation for the upcoming season, Penn football held its annual Media Day on Monday. With a new head coach and two new head coordinators, there was certainly a lot to be said.
Competition may be over for rising senior Sam Mattis, but that hasn’t stopped the awards from continuing to roll in for him.
With the dog days of summer approaching, the star discus thrower has been named male Outdoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year by the U.S.
Less than a month after the end of Penn's spring season, Penn Athletics has announced that women's rowing coach Mike Lane and men's heavyweight rowing coach Greg Myhr will not return in 2015-16.
It’s November 23rd, 1998 and Penn basketball is up against a tough task, No. 7 Temple, a team that has had the Quakers’ number for the past 17 meetings.
But that night was different.
Hopefully there's more of this on the way.
As the 2014-15 academic year draws to a close, so too do the seasons for Penn Athletics' spring sports.