PHILADELPHIA – For the third time in four weeks, Sydney Stipanovich was named the Ivy League Player of the Week on Monday. In addition, Stipanovich was also the College Sports Madness Ivy League Performer of the Week. The Quakers have now won four-consecutive conference honors, as Michelle Nwokedi earned the recognition last week.
Stipanovich recorded her fourth double-double of the season on Saturday, leading the way in a 50-48 win over Princeton at The Palestra. The junior forward was all over the floor, tallying 12 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, and three blocks. Despite playing the entire fourth quarter with four fouls, Stipanovich was vital in the Quakers’ notching four-consecutive defensive stops to end the game. She also knocked down an elbow jumper to put the Quakers ahead, 47-44 with 2:24 remaining, and then a pair of free throws to keep the lead at 49-46.
Stipanovich now sits seventh in the Penn record books with 20 career double-doubles. In addition, she currently ranks third in the Ivy League in both rebounds (8.8) and blocks (2.8) per game.
The win over Princeton signified the Quakers’ first home triumph over the Tigers since 2008, and also the first Ivy loss for Princeton since 2013-14 (also to Penn).
Stipanovich and the rest of the Quakers will be back in action next Monday night, traveling to nearby Tom Gola Arena to take on La Salle.