It may still be early, but here are three of the teams that have surprised us with their performances thus far.
With most sports approaching the end of their nonconference schedules, these are the impact players to watch heading into this weekend.
This year, a new setter is making an impact for Penn. Freshman Taylor Fourticq has played in four matches and already has 132 assists.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, sprint football's Eddie Jenkins puts up big numbers, volleyball continues its hot streak, and field hockey gets on the scoreboard.
The Quakers reigned victorious this weekend at the Palestra, as they welcomed three teams for the Valley Forge Sports Invitational.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Penn soccer locks down on defense, volleyball gets off to a solid start, and sprint football coach Bill Wagner begins his 50th and final season.
In the team's first three matches of the year, at the Crosstown Invitational in Easton, Pa., the Quakers finished with a 2-1 showing.
While many students are just arriving back to campus to begin the school year, fall sports are ending their preseason training sessions.
Multiple players on the team have alleged that they have suffered at the hands of a leadership that has consistently put them second.
Penn volleyball's third coach in three years, Iain Braddak, has led the team to the worst season in its history. The players have filed eight formal grievances alleging mistreatment.
Penn has seen some of the nation's premier black athletes come through its doors over the last century, and there are no doubt many more to follow.
At its core, the Palestra is a gathering place for members of the Penn community. No matter if the event is basketball, gymnastics, volleyball, or wrestling, the arena does its job of bringing people together.
Sophomore outside hitters Parker Jones and Raven Sulaimon earned honorable-mention All-Ivy League after providing most of the offensive spark for the Quakers this season.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, football comes from behind in the second half, a freshman wrestler makes a startling debut, and women's soccer takes away a great stat from a heartbreaking game.
While there were certainly many eyes glued to Penn football and women’s soccer this weekend, there was plenty else going on in the rest of Penn athletics. Three teams opened their season this weekend (wrestling, fencing, and swimming) while others are watching their season’s some to a close.
While Penn women's soccer might have the most important game to play this weekend, here's a look at three others teams that will also be in action.
Tough matches for the Quakers culminated in losses to Ivy League foes on opposite ends of the standings. Penn lost to fellow basement-dweller Brown by a score of 3-1, before being dropped by Yale in straight sets.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, a pair of cousins dominated for sprint football, a month-long shutout streak came to an end, and Penn football failed to stop Yale's ground game.
Despite their momentum, the Red and Blue never settled into the match with the Tigers, as they fell in straight sets to Princeton for the second time this year.
The Quakers will get to put their newfound momentum to the test against Princeton after earning their first Ivy wins of the season by taking down Columbia and Cornell last weekend.