The Quakers are set to play against Yale and Brown this week at home, and the battles will each bring their own set of unique challenges.
On Friday, for the 18th consecutive year, Penn volleyball opened its Ivy League season against the Princeton Tigers. And for the second year, the Quakers were swept in three straight sets.
Back in April, Iain Braddak was brought on board as the Quakers’ new head coach, filling the void left by Katie Schumacher-Cawley after she left for Penn State.
Adapting to a coaching change can be one of the hardest tasks for college athletes. The relationship a player built with their old coach might be completely different from the relationship they build with their new coach.
Daniela Fornaciari, Kylie Kulinski, Margaret Planek, and Carmina Raquel have all been playing significant roles for the Quakers, and they have not let their inexperience hold them back.
The Red and Blue will open up Ivy League play against rival Princeton for the 18th-straight season this Saturday at the Palestra.
In three non-conference matches at the Mountaineer Classic in Morgantown, West Virginia, the Quakers could not seem to find a way to win, falling against Morehead State, Wake Forest, and West Virginia.
Penn volleyball secured its first home victory of the season over Delaware State by a score of 3-1.
This past weekend, Penn volleyball battled against Radford on Friday and Saint Francis and Lehigh in a doubleheader Saturday, losing all three matches 3-1 in the Valley Forge Sports Invitational Tournament.
New coach Iain Braddack picked up his first two wins at Penn in wins over Georgetown and Norfolk State. Penn also fell to George Mason and UNC-Wilmington.
Penn women’s volleyball opens its first season under new coach Iain Braddak this weekend at the Georgetown Classic. The Quakers will compete against George Mason, Norfolk State, UNC-Wilmington and the host, Georgetown, in a round-robin format.
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.
It was a Cinderella story. Not once, but twice.
Two months after Katie Schumacher-Cawley shocked the team by leaving Penn after just one year for Penn State, Penn Athletics announced Monday that a new head coach had been hired for Penn volleyball: Iain Braddak.
Two months later, the team is still without a head coach. In this offseason limbo, assistant coach Josh Wielebnicki has stepped up to fill the gap. And in the eyes of many players, not much has changed.
Penn volleyball must conduct yet another coaching search after their head coach took a job at Penn State just one year into her Quakers tenure.
Taking a step back from the actual games themselves, 2017 was an exciting year for the Penn Athletics community.
With various teams engaging in some instant classic battles, the Quakers have given fans a wild range of emotions throughout the calendar year, with the lone constant being thorough entertainment across the board.
The next time Penn volleyball takes the court, things will look quite different.
If Penn is able to finish off the season with two wins, and both Yale and Princeton lose their matches this weekend, then the Quakers will be eligible to compete in the Ivy League Playoffs for a chance at winning the league title.