PHILADELPHIA - Penn student-athletes, coaches and fans have seen it all this school year already, with Ivy Titles, league championships, NCAA Tournament wins and historic milestones all part of the Fall and Winter already.
Penn football wins it's 800th game with a 19-14 win over Lafayette in the season-opener on an emotional night at Franklin Field. Al Bagnoli won his 125th game -- a new Penn record -- in a 31-10 win over Bucknell Senior kicker Andrew Samson sets seven school records in his final season, inluding Penn's all-time points record with 238. A 31-7 win at Cornell on Nov. 20 secures a second-straight undefeated Ivy season and Ivy championship for the football team -- and 15th overall title. The volleyball team opens its season in The Palestra on Comcast SportsNet against Temple in a 3-0 win. A 3-1 win over Brown on Oct. 9 is the 100th Ivy win of Kerry Carr's career. In the Red and Blue's next match with Dartmouth, the 3-2 win is Carr's 204th of her career -- a new school record. A 3-2 win for the volleyball team on 11/17 earns a share of the Ivy title, the second title in a row for Kerry Carr's club. A five-set win in New Haven on Nov. 21 over Yale is Penn's ticket to the NCAA Volleyball tournament. Setter Megan Tryon is named Ivy League Player of the Year, Penn's second selection in a row. Women's soccer wins an outright Ivy title with a thrilling tie at Princeton on the season's final weekend. Kerry Scalora is named Ivy League and ECAC women's socer Rookie of the Year. Rudy Fuller's men's soccer team holds opponents scoreless for 549:50 of game play over seven matches en route to a second-place finish in the Ivy League. The men's soccer side earned an at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament, defeating Bucknell, 1-0, in overtime at Rhodes Field in the First Round on Christian Barreiro's golden goal. Bill Wagner leads the sprint football team to a 6-1 record and the fourth CSFL championship in program history. Along the way, Pen defeats Navy 24-14 in the Allegiance Bowl. Mike Bagnoli is named CSFL Player of the Year while 26 players are named All-CSFL. Whit Shaw -- just a sophomore -- sets Penn's all-time sprint football receiving yards record with 1,404 in just two seasons. Todd Busler, sprint's junior quarterback, passed his way atop Penn's passing yard list with 2,742 with a season left to play. A 1-0 win at William & Mary on Sept. 11 is the first of Colleen Fink's career as head coach of the field hockey team. Overtime wins over Columbia (3-2) and Saint Joseph's (4-3) highlight the field hockey team's season, with both wins coming in a span of four days. Christopher Baird and Leslie Kovach were named All-Region after their performances as the cross country regionals in November. Freshman Connie Hsu takes the women's tennis team by storm, advancing to the Round of 16 at the USTA/ITA National Collegiate Indoor Championships. Women's basketball has three wins in the early portion of the season,including a 69-48 victory over Maine at The Palestra. Men's basketball pulls out a 69-64 win on Opening Night over Davidson, thanks in part to freshman Miles Cartwright's 18 points -- the most by any freshman in his season debut for the Quakers. At Delaware on Dec. 22, Jack Eggleston scored his 1,000th point as a Quaker, becoming just the 35th player in Penn history to reach that mark. In the 78-68 win over the Blue Hens, Zack Rosen scored a career-high 30 points. Wrestling wins the Keystone Classic, besting11 other teams and with five wrestlers -- Rollie Peterkin, Zack Kemmerer, Scott Giffin, Micah Burak and Kyle Cowan --winning individual titles.
All of these honors and memorable moments have come just halfway through the school year. As the page turns to 2011, please continue to visit PennAthletics.com -- if you can't make it to any of Penn's outstanding facilities or road games, of course.