Articles by Moses Nsereko
Field hockey falls in tight battle to No. 12 Harvard before rebounding against TemplePenn field hockey finished with a split result, losing a tight conference contest to No. 12 Harvard 2-1 on Saturday before rebounding with a comprehensive 3-0 victory against crosstown rival Temple.
Graduation of stars creates unique opportunity for Penn field hockey's offenseIt’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.
Penn softball takes two of three against Cornell in final home seriesOn Sunday, Penn softball completed its three-game weekend series against Cornell. The Quakers won two games in a Saturday doubleheader before suffering an 8-4 loss on Sunday.
Double trouble: How Penn tennis creates winning doubles pairsThe in-bounds area of a doubles court measures only nine feet wider than that of a singles court, but, in fact, that may be the least significant difference between the two games.
Penn fencing finishes season with eighth-place showing at NCAAsThe Quakers recorded an eighth-place finish, as Penn’s 10 fencers tallying 101 points from the 10 fencers sent to State College, Pa.
Penn fencing to take on nation's biggest stage as 10 fencers head to NCAAsAlthough the Quakers bowed out in the first round of this year's NCAA Men's Basketball tournament, potential for success at a national playoff may just be found on the fencing strip. This weekend, Penn fencing looks to close out its impressive season at the 2018 National Collegiate Fencing Championships.
On and off the court, Penn student-athletes inspired by Black History MonthAs another February and another Black History Month come to a close, it is important to take time to reflect on the history and triumphs of black culture across the world.
Meet Randall LeMaster — the former boxer who is changing Penn fencing's cultureWhile Randall LeMaster, the Director of Fencing Operations for Penn, was walking the team's emotional support puppy through Hutchinson Gymnasium, the team and coaching staff were outside playing a jovial game of soccer.
After switching Penn undergrad schools, these student-athletes adjust to new academic demandsFor women’s basketball’s Kendall Grasela and sprint football’s Griffin Fitzsimmons, their athletic challenges have been supplemented with changes to their academic career path.
It's a three-peat! Penn men's fencing earns share of Ivy title for third straight seasonOn Sunday, Penn’s men fencing secured a share of a third consecutive title at the 2018 Ivy League Championships. Penn shares its 17th overall title with Harvard and Columbia, after the three teams recorded identical 4-1 records against the rest of the league.
For Penn fencing, the time for another national champion could be nowIt has been five years since 2014 graduate Michael Mills won the men’s sabre competition at the NCAA Fencing Championships. And, five years later, the next chance to carry out Mills’ legacy may be his own cousin.
Finally back from injury, Penn squash star Melissa Alves ready to make up for lost timeAs Penn women’s squash (5-3, 1-1 Ivy) enters its main extended stretch of conference play this season of the season against Princeton (9-0, 2-0), the Red and Blue’s lineup will be bolstered by the recent return of senior No. 2 Melissa Alves, who went undefeated last season and is back for more.
Meet the former masters student who might just be Penn fencing's secret weaponThe Pittsford, NY native has previously served on the U.S. Junior National Team, and the Junior World Championship Team (2006). In 2011, she made the US Women’s Foil team. ESPN Magazine listed Nott among their recognized CoSIDA Academic All-American athletes in her junior year at Notre Dame.
Alexa Hoover wraps up legendary field hockey career in national all-star gameFor senior field hockey attack Alexa Hoover, her legendary career came to a close not on Penn’s Ellen Vagelos Field, but in Louisville, Ky. Hoover participated in the Division I National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Senior All-Star Game this past Friday.
Penn men's, women's squash seek to defend unblemished records with road doubleheadersWith Penn squash, the story lies behind the numbers. The Penn men’s (2-0) and women’s (2-0) squash programs are going into a road trip in Virginia, fresh off convincing titles at the Inaugural Pennsylvania State Classic from both teams.
Why the mind matters: Sports psychology and Penn AthleticsPositive self-talk. Relaxation. These are skills that seem imperative to get through collegiate life, let alone life as a college athlete. This is exactly what all three men stressed: how important it is to translate these skills off the field, and how crucial it is for those not competing in Division I athletics to execute these mental skills as well.
Wild weekend sees Penn field hockey split matchesThe Red and Blue split their matches this weekend, suffering a 2-0 loss in an Ivy conference match to Columbia, and recovering for a 4-2 route over in their final City Six match in the schedule against local rival Temple.
From the net to the Navy: Penn field hockey's Liz Mata applies lessons from the field to lifeHonor. 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.
Penn women's soccer's sophomore attackers aim for team, personal improvementEmily 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.