December 20, 2014
Royals Beat Lions In OT To Advance To Championship
Playing in their fourth two-day event of the season, the EMU basketball men showed they know the meaning of “win and advance.” Despite letting a four-point lead slip away in the final minute of regulation, the Runnin Royals got the edge again in overtime and snuck by Piedmont College by a final of 69-66.

December 19, 2014
Derstine Pockets One More Award
Field hockey senior Jenessa Derstine has added one final piece of hardware to her collection as she was voted onto the All-State Second Team by the Virginia Sports Information Directors. This is the second all-state award for Derstine, as she was also named to the Second Team as a freshman.

December 19, 2014
Mast And Downs Earn All-State First Team
EMU’s soccer men have had two players named among the best in the Commonwealth. Both Joao Downs and Mark Mast have been voted to the VaSID All-State First Team.

December 18, 2014
Royals Athlete of the Week: Ryan Yates
Hard work and hunger is what defines men's basketball senior Ryan Yates, our Royals Athlete of the Week.

December 16, 2014
Royals Get By VUL In Close Contest, 76-69
EMU’s basketball men did enough to get the win Tuesday night at home, getting past the Virginia University of Lynchburg by a final of 76-69. The Runnin Royals improve to 6-3 in their final home game of the first half of the season.

December 13, 2014
Cold Shooting And Turnovers Cost Women In 70-65 Loss
Eastern Mennonite’s women found out just how much good three point shooting can help, as they shot a season-low 13% from outside in a 70-65 non-conference loss at The Apprentice School Saturday afternoon. Even though the defeat to the USCAA team shouldn’t hurt the Royals in any regional ranking considerations, the loss still smarts as the women head into a 17-day break for Christmas.

December 13, 2014
Royals Can't Out-Score Pride In 92-91 Loss
In a game crowded with 15 ties and 22 lead changes, the difference came down to a single rebound in the final minute, as Greensboro College snuck by the Runnin Royals by a final of 92-91 Saturday afternoon in Bridgewater. EMU finished 1-1 at the Don Glick Classic, playing two eerily similar games as they move to 5-3 on the year.

December 12, 2014
Royals Back On Winning Track With 88-83 Decision
EMU’s offense was in high gear despite being off for the week due to final exams, as the basketball men shot nearly 53% from the floor and got past Milligan College 88-83 at the Don Glick Classic in Bridgewater. Eastern Mennonite held of a second-half comeback by the Buffaloes and scored the final four points of the game, all on free throws.

December 11, 2014
Royals Athlete of the Week: Marla zumFelde
Senior Marla zumFelde has been blowing expectations out of the water so far this year, draining more than half of her three pointers and averaging 11.0 points off the bench.

December 10, 2014
Rheinheimer Earns Spot On National Team Of The Week
We knew junior Jess Rheinheimer played great last week. Now we know she had one of the best efforts in the nation, as the forward was named to the D3hoops.com Team of the Week presented by Scoutware.

December 6, 2014
Royals Land 19 ODAC Qualifiers At First Full Meet
After sending a few distance runners to a meet earlier in the week, the Eastern Mennonite University track teams had their first and only large effort before the semester break. The Royals participated in the Holiday Open hosted by Christopher Newport Saturday in Newport News, Va., and look ready to spring into a great post-Christmas season.

December 8, 2014
Rheinheimer Gains ODAC Player Of The Week Honors
Women’s basketball player Jess Rheinheimer was outstanding last week, leading EMU to a pair of wins over NCAA Tournament teams. Today she was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Week, the first such award for the junior.

December 6, 2014
Huge Opening Run Leads To Women's Win Over Ferrum
In a battle of regional powers Saturday in Harrisonburg, it quickly turned into a battle that never was. EMU’s basketball women never trailed as they opened with a 26-2 barrage and rolled over visiting Ferrum by a final of 81-65.

December 6, 2014
Rally Comes Up One Point Short In 81-80 Loss
A huge second half rally couldn’t erase the damage done in the first half, as EMU’s basketball men lost 81-80 at Roanoke Saturday afternoon. The Runnin Royals out-scored their hosts 48-29 in the second, and had a chance to win it with the final possession, but they fall to 4-2 with the loss.

December 5, 2014
EMU Track Men Picked Fourth In Preseason Poll
The Eastern Mennonite men’s track team & field team has been tabbed fourth in this year’s ODAC Indoor Track Coaches Poll. The Royals picked up 44 points, coming just three votes behind third-place Lynchburg College, which had also received a pair of first-place votes. Bridgewater was picked as the preseason favorite while Washington and Lee was second.

December 5, 2014
Women Set For Fifth In ODAC Indoor Poll
The EMU women’s track & field women came in fifth in the ODAC Indoor Track Coaches Poll, which was released today. The Royals grabbed a total of 37 votes, coming in a mere one point behind Lynchburg in fourth place. Bridgewater and Roanoke were the clear favorites in the poll, followed by Washington and Lee in third.

December 4, 2014
Royals Athlete of the Week: Jess Rheinheimer
This week’s Royals Athlete of the Week is being awarded to the women's basketball player Jess Rheinheimer for having a hot start to her season.

December 3, 2014
Falk's Free Throw With 4.7 Seconds Left Gives EMU Win
With 4.7 seconds left, EMU’s hopes rested squarely on the shoulders of big man David Falk. At the free throw line. Despite entering the game as a 24% free throw shooter, Falk calmly swished the second of his two tosses to give the Runnin Royals a come-from-behind 78-77 win over Washington and Lee in the ODAC opener for both teams.

December 3, 2014
Lehman Breaks Record In First Race
Despite sending just a handful of 5k runners to the season-opening Darius Dixon Memorial in Lynchburg, Va., on Wednesday, EMU’s indoor track teams made plenty of noise. The Royals came home with one school record and a handful of ODAC-qualifying times.

December 2, 2014
Game-Ending Run Pushes EMU Women Past Ranked Yellow Jackets
Randolph-Macon led much of the game, but the Royals had the lead when it counted, closing on a 13-2 run to grab an 81-76 win in an early battle of ODAC heavyweights. Marla zumFelde converted a clutch three-point play with 18 seconds left to give EMU’s basketball women the lead as they knocked off the ODAC’s final undefeated team in the nationally-ranked Yellow Jackets.

November 29, 2014
Royals Defeat Wasps in ODAC Opener
The EMU women's basketball team shot better from beyond the arc than they did from the field and used their 11 3-pointers en route to a 76-56 victory over the Emory & Henry Wasps Saturday afternoon at Yoder Arena.

November 28, 2014
Royals Athlete of the Week: Kat Lehman
If there was a limit on how many awards and recognitions an athlete could earn their freshman year, Kat Lehman would be in trouble.

November 25, 2014
Royals Spread Out Scoring In Romp Over Mary Baldwin
The EMU basketball women powered their way to a comfortable win at home, running by Mary Baldwin 102-38 in Harrisonburg Tuesday night. The Royals shot 49% in a balanced attack as they stretched their home winning streak to 20 games.

November 22, 2014
Royals Wrap Up Year At Nationals
A great season for Eastern Mennonite University’s cross country teams came to a close Saturday at the NCAA National Championships. The Royals had three athletes running at the Kings Island Golf Center in Mason, Ohio, marking the first time in EMU history that the program sent multiple qualifiers to the monstrous year-end race.

November 22, 2014
Messiah Slows Down Runnin Royals For First Loss, 70-65
Free throws made the difference Saturday night, as the EMU basketball men nearly erased a 12-point second half deficit but came up short in a 70-65 loss at Messiah College. As the Runnin Royals enter a 10-day layoff, they have 15 missed free throws to think about as they settled for runner-up at the TownePlace Suites Tip-Off in Grantham, Pa.

November 21, 2014
Men Escape With 65-64 Win Over DeSales
Just as Coach Kirby Dean predicted in the preseason, the EMU basketball men are getting experience with the “survive and move on” mentality. The Runnin Royals shot just 36% from the floor and coughed up a 12-point second-half lead, but got the “W” they needed when guard James Williams hit the game-winning bucket with 0.4 seconds left in a 65-64 decision over DeSales.

November 20, 2014
Gehman Named Athlete Of The Year As Royals Prepare For Nationals
EMU cross country runner Ryan Gehman has been named the South/Southeast Region Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), as voted on by the Division’s coaches. Gehman won last Saturday’s regional championships in Rome, Ga., becoming just the second-ever runner from Eastern Mennonite to win regionals.

November 19, 2014
Moore Keys Early Run As EMU Wins, 84-62
Despite a nice win over No. 7 Whitman last time out, EMU’s basketball women still walked into their home opener with a bit of uncertainty. But with Wednesday’s 84-62 win over a solid York College program, the Royals proved they should be a force to reckon with again this year.

November 19, 2014
Ryan Gehman Shares His Story On WHSV
Men's cross country runner and South/Southeast Region Athlete of the Year Ryan Gehman shares his story of being an elite student-athlete while persevering through several challenges, including Asperger's, anxiety/panic disorder, and severe food allergies.

November 18, 2014
Royals Athlete of the Week: Ryan Gehman
Cross country runner Ryan Gehman is the Royals Athlete of the Week after bringing home the gold at the South/Southeast Regional Championships.

November 16, 2014
Royals Hold Off Whitman In OT For First Win
On paper, it looked like the deck was stacked against the EMU basketball women. Playing last year’s national runner-up and coming off a 19-point loss, while learning to play without three graduated seniors and growing handful of unavailable players. But the Royals buckled down and earned a hard-fought overtime win, toppling Whitman 76-73 to wrap up their trip to a tip-off tourney in Wilmington, Ohio.

November 16, 2014
Williams Helps Runnin Royals Past SMC For 2-0 Start
Drama was plenty in Sunday’s finale of the Loyal Royals Tip-Off Classic, where EMU’s Runnin Royals got past St. Mary’s (Md.) in the dogfight. Eastern Mennonite trailed by six late, but closed the game on an 11-3 run to earn an 82-80 win in front of the home crowd in Yoder Arena.

November 15, 2014
Gehman Wins Regional Meet, Joined By Landis At Nationals
Talk about hitting your stride at the right time. Senior Ryan Gehman won Saturday’s South/Southeast Regional meet, headlining a great effort by EMU’s cross country men as they earned three individual All-Region honors, punched two tickets to Nationals, and took fifth place as a team.

November 15, 2014
Lehman Heads To Nationals As Women Take Eighth
Freshman Kat Lehman capped a great first season by earning a spot at next week’s NCAA National Championships. She took ninth place at Saturday’s South/Southeast Regional to get the final national bid as the EMU cross country women finished eighth as a team.

November 15, 2014
EMU Men Start Out Season With Win
A hot start wasn’t enough for the Runnin Royals, as they had to sweat out an 80-74 season-opening win over Ferrum College in the EMU Tip-Off Classic Saturday evening in Harrisonburg. Eastern Mennonite takes on perennial power St. Mary’s (Md.) to wrap up the classic Sunday afternoon at 4:00pm.

November 15, 2014
Royals Cold In Season-Opening Loss At Wilmington
It was a slow start to the season for the EMU basketball women, as a frigid spell in their opener at Wilmington (Ohio) turned into a 74-55 loss on the road. The Royals play again on Sunday, taking on Whitman at 1:00pm in the consolation match of the Damon’s/Hampton Inn Tip-Off Tournament.

November 14, 2014
Royals Pick Up Individual Award And Two All-ODAC First Teamers
EMU’s soccer men were well-recognized in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference awards, which were released today. The Royals had three players named All-ODAC, including two on the First Team, while a fourth picked up one of the league’s major awards.

November 12, 2014
Osei And Walker Bookend EMU's All-ODAC Awards
The return of the EMU women’s soccer program continues, as the Royals landed two players to the all-conference teams announced today by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. This is the first time Eastern Mennonite has had multiple All-ODAC honorees since 2010.

November 13, 2014
Royals Athlete of the Week: Katie Miller
Katie Miller is our Royals Athlete of the Week as each year at EMU she has improved her season marks in total digs and digs per set.

November 12, 2014
Field Hockey Gets Unprecedented Five All-ODAC Honorees
EMU landed five women onto the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference teams, which were announced today by the league office. The Royals have never had five honorees since the ODAC moved to three teams of All-ODAC awards in 2011.

November 10, 2014
SEASON PREVIEW: New Team But Same Expectations
Every year is a new year. Another chance to write your own story. While that mantra certainly holds true with the start of each new basketball season, it is definitely the case this time around for the EMU women.

November 7, 2014
SEASON PREVIEW: Basketball Men Have Big Expectations
The talent is there for something special to happen. And based on the way they ended last year, history also gives a positive nod to the possibility. But EMU men’s basketball coach Kirby Dean says it comes down to one simple thing - chemistry.

November 6, 2014
Basketball Women Land At Third In ODAC Preseason Poll
Despite graduating the winningest senior class in program history, the rest of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference still has a lot of respect for the EMU basketball women. The Royals were picked third in the ODAC Preseason Poll, including one first place vote, in a survey of the league’s coaches.

November 6, 2014
Royals Athlete of the Week: Jacob Landis
Jacob Landis perfectly reflects the ideal D-III athlete, as he demonstrates his hard-earned success both on the cross country course and in the classroom.

November 4, 2014
Royals Still Ranked Heading Into Regionals
The EMU cross country teams continue to be ranked in the USTFCCCA regional rankings. Both squads are expecting to push for top five finishes in the balanced fields of the South/Southeast Regional Championships on Nov. 15.

November 3, 2014
Tyson Steps Down As Women's Volleyball Coach
Eastern Mennonite University has announced the resignation of women’s volleyball coach Jeff Tyson. He has accepted a position as the Fitness and Aquatics Operations Manager at The Centre in Adrian, Mich. Tyson’s last day at EMU will be Nov. 7.

November 1, 2014
EMU Men Deliver At ODAC Championships
Although the cross country men didn’t run through rain, sleet and snow, it probably felt like it at times during Saturday’s ODAC Championships in Greensboro, N.C. Eastern Mennonite finished second as a team despite race temps in the 40s with wind and sprinkles scattered throughout the morning.

November 1, 2014
Women Put Two In Top Three In Runner-Up Team Finish
Despite a cold, wet and windy day, the EMU cross country women ran well at the ODAC Championships in Greensboro, N.C. Running on an even muddier course since they followed the men’s race, the women landed a second-place finish as a team, taking two of the top three spots on the individual side.

November 1, 2014
Soccer Men Bounced From ODAC Tourney, 1-0
Last time the Royals met up with Roanoke, their defense let them down in a 4-3 loss. In the ODAC Quarterfinals rematch Saturday night, the defense stepped up but Eastern Mennonite came out with a similar one-goal loss, although this time a 1-0 defeat to end their year.

November 1, 2014
Hornets Prove They Can Sting EMU Twice In One Week
After dropping their season finale on Wednesday because of a late rally, EMU’s field hockey women hoped to turn the tables in a rematch in the ODAC Quarterfinals. But it was a different story altogether on Saturday, as host Shenandoah scored first and then held off the Royals to end their year, 3-1.

November 1, 2014
Volleyball Ends Year With Tri-Match At Marymount
The EMU volleyball women ended their year with a tri-match hosted by Marymount University in Arlington, Va., on Saturday. The Royals opened with a loss to powerful Mary Washington before falling in four to the host Saints.

November 1, 2014
No. 2 Lynchburg Rolls Over Soccer Women
Some things are just not meant to be, and it was one of those days for the EMU soccer women on Saturday. Playing an ODAC Quarterfinal game at top-seeded Lynchburg, who also happened to be the No. 2 team in the country, was too much for the Royals to handle, and they were shut down 11-0.

October 30, 2014
Royals Athlete of the Week: Jenessa Derstine
Jenessa Derstine is a field hockey powerhouse as her skill and athleticism has helped her to lead her team in every offensive category but one.

October 30, 2014
Runnin Royals Picked To Finish Third In ODAC
Boosted by a strong end to last season plus and large group of returners, the EMU men’s basketball team has been tabbed in a tie for third place in the ODAC Men’s Basketball Preseason Poll. The Runnin Royals earned 91 points in a voting of the league’s coaches, locking them up with Guilford College, which also received 91 tallies.

October 29, 2014
EMU Sends Three Teams Into ODAC Tourneys
Although they each had a tense time of scoreboard watching, all three of Eastern Mennonite’s field sports qualified for their respective ODAC Tournaments. As the dust settled from the completion of the regular season Wednesday night, EMU’s field hockey, men’s soccer and women’s soccer teams each earned the final spot in their fields.

October 29, 2014
Royals Hit Well In Five-Set Loss At Emory & Henry
Despite a tough road trip for a weekday, EMU’s volleyball women played very well and nearly picked up an upset in their final ODAC match of the year. The Royals had a 2-1 lead in sets but couldn’t hold off host Emory & Henry in a five-set loss.

October 29, 2014
Field Hockey Women Lose But Win
Even with a heart-breaking 2-1 loss at Shenandoah Wednesday afternoon, EMU’s field hockey women ended up with a bid to the ODAC Tournament. The Royals were hoping to earn their way in with a win over the Hornets, but instead had to sweat out a three-way tie with Roanoke and Virginia Wesleyan, which went deep into the ODAC’s tie-breaking process before Eastern Mennonite came out on top.

October 28, 2014
Luna's Goal Propels Royals Into ODAC Tournament
The Royals got the win they needed to put themselves into position to make the tourney. And later Tuesday night they got the help they were hoping for as a Guilford loss put EMU’s soccer men into the ODAC Tournament.

October 28, 2014
BC Flies By Royals; Women Wait For Wednesday's Games
It was a tough loss Tuesday afternoon at Bridgewater, and the EMU soccer women will be left scoreboard watching over the final ODAC games of the season on Wednesday. The Royals still sit in eighth place in the league standings as they look to advance to the ODAC Tournament for the second straight year.

October 26, 2014
Women Still In Search Of Points To Clinch ODAC Bid
In a playoff race, every game matters. For the EMU soccer women they had a rare Sunday date at Emory & Henry in yet another important ODAC game. With injuries straining the roster, the Royals fought well but lost 1-0 to the Wasps on a late goal.

October 25, 2014
Royals Get First ODAC Win On Senior Day
It was a great sendoff for EMU’s seniors, as the volleyball team battled back for a 3-1 win over Hollins on Saturday. The Royals picked up their first ODAC win of the year in their final home match, while also celebrating Senior Recognition.

October 25, 2014
Women Pound Home Five Goals In Non-Conference Win
Needing a win to build up some steam for their final ODAC game, the Eastern Mennonite field hockey team got what they needed. The Royals scored just over three minutes into play on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, rolling over non-conference opponent Ferrum in Harrisonburg.

October 25, 2014
Randolph Holds Off Men For Key ODAC Decision
It all comes down to Bridgewater. The EMU soccer men lost 1-0 at Randolph College Saturday night, meaning their last chance to get into the ODAC Tournament comes down to beating the Eagles in Tuesday night’s season finale in Harrisonburg.

October 24, 2014
Runnin Royals Opening The Gym For Blue/White Game Saturday Night
The moment has come for everyone itching for their first look at the Runnin Royals. EMU’s basketball men are holding a Blue/White Game this Saturday night at 7:00pm, giving the general public a chance to see the men three weeks before the start of their season.

October 24, 2014
Maroons Dump EMU Volleyball Women
The EMU volleyball women suffered a 3-0 setback at home Friday, falling in ODAC play to Roanoke College. The Royals will turn around quickly, starting Saturday’s Senior Recognition match against Hollins at noon, a mere 16 hours after the loss to the Maroons.

October 23, 2014
Royals Athlete of the Week: Jonathan Bush
Jonathan Bush helped the men’s soccer team to a shutout win while also moving forward and charting two goals and an assist.

October 23, 2014
BC Leaves Field Hockey Women Searching For Crucial ODAC Win
Despite staying even on shots, EMU’s field hockey women fell short in the important stat of goals, losing 7-2 to Bridgewater College Thursday night in Harrisonburg. The Royals wilted in the second half after trailing only 2-1 at halftime.

October 22, 2014
Royals Control Own Destiny After Win Over Hornets
The Royals got the win they needed on a chilly Wednesday night, also leaving them in the driver’s seat in their late drive for an ODAC playoff spot. Jake Lind scored a goal in each half of the 2-0 victory over visiting Shenandoah, pushing Eastern Mennonite into a three-way tie for seventh place in the conference.

October 22, 2014
Women Knocked Out From Chase For Seventh Place
It will be eighth seed or bust for EMU. After Wednesday’s tough 3-1 loss to Randolph-Macon, the soccer women still need a win to clinch it, but can finish no higher than the bottom seed in the upcoming ODAC Tournament.

October 21, 2014
Big Runs Favor Bridgewater In 3-1 EMU Loss
In a match of two big momentum swings, visiting Bridgewater got the biggest swing, coming from behind to beat the Royals in Harrisonburg, 3-1. Eastern Mennonite looked ready for a two-games-to-none lead before BC took off to send the volleyball women to 7-17 on the year.

October 21, 2014
Royals Dumped By Virginia Wesleyan On The Road
There was strength in numbers Tuesday afternoon in Virginia Beach where Virginia Wesleyan’s soccer women beat EMU by a final of 7-0. The Marlins played a total of 24 players, wearing out Eastern Mennonite’s lineup of 14.

October 20, 2014
Gehman Tags With Lehman To Sweep ODAC Awards
Senior Ryan Gehman won this week's Old Dominion Athletic Conference Runner of the Week award, teaming with women's runner Kat Lehman as Eastern Mennonite took both cross country honors. This is the third time the duo has helped the Royals to a sweep of the ODAC's Runner of the Week.

October 20, 2014
Lehman Crowned Top ODAC Runner For Third Time
This is becoming a pattern. With just four collegiate races under her belt, freshman cross country runner Kat Lehman has now won her third ODAC Runner of the Week award.

October 20, 2014
McDonaldson And Lester Each Card Best Rounds
It was a great finish to the fall portion of the golf schedule for the EMU women, as both golfers carded their career low round on the final day. The Royals were competing at the Bridgewater Invitational on Lakeview Golf Course in Harrisonburg.

October 18, 2014
Women Get Efficient Win Over Guilford On Senior Day
The Royals made good use of their chances Saturday, scoring on half of their shots on goal in a 3-1 ODAC win over Guilford. The women take over sole possession of eighth place in the league standings as they enter a busy stretch to end the year.

October 18, 2014
Women At Ease In Huge Field At Gettysburg
EMU’s women had a great showing at Saturday’s Gettysburg Invitational, landing the top D-III finisher and taking seventh as a team. Freshman Kat Lehman topped all of the runners in her division in a field of 394 runners on the 6k course traversing the Gettysburg Battlefield.

October 18, 2014
Runners Look Good In Final ODAC Tune-Up
Senior Ryan Gehman proved his is ready for the big stage, taking second place at the Gettysburg Invitational on Saturday and spurring the EMU men to an eighth-place finish. Jacob Landis also made some noise, taking tenth to give the Royals a great 1-2 punch in the field of 355 runners.

October 18, 2014
R-MC Downs Field Hockey Team In ODAC Battle
The EMU field hockey women suffered a tough loss at home Saturday afternoon, dropping a 2-1 ODAC decision to Randolph-Macon College. The Royals are now 2-4 in conference play, sitting in seventh place and on the outside looking in for a chance at the six-team ODAC Tournament.

October 17, 2014
Big Comeback Nearly Erases Early Deficit
Scoring three unanswered goals is usually enough to earn a win in soccer, but it wasn’t enough for the Royals Friday night in Harrisonburg. EMU nearly climbed out of an early deficit against the ODAC’s top team, Roanoke, but their late rally came up one goal short in a 4-3 loss.

October 16, 2014
Royals Athlete of the Week: Andrew Yoder
This week’s Royals Athlete of the Week is being awarded to Andrew for impressively earning his season high of seven saves in back-to-back games.

October 15, 2014
Men Pitch Third Straight ODAC Shutout
EMU’s soccer men are picking up steam at just the right time. They netted three goals in a road win Wednesday night at Emory & Henry, and now have shut out their last three ODAC opponents. The surge has them back in the playoff picture, just one point out of a seventh-place tie. The top eight make the ODAC Tournament.

October 15, 2014
Royals Dealt Crucial Loss At Washington And Lee
Washington and Lee’s home turf is always a tough place to play field hockey, and the Royals were the latest victims Wednesday night, dropping a critical 4-1 decision to the Generals. The loss sends EMU to 2-3 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and from fourth into a three-way tie for fifth in the league standings.

October 15, 2014
Yellow Jackets Sting Volleyball Women On The Road
The EMU volleyball women fell prey to first-place Randolph-Macon Wednesday night on the road, losing to the Yellow Jackets in straight sets. The Royals struggled to find a rhythm in Ashland, Va., and are still in search of their first ODAC win.

October 15, 2014
Rain Postpones Women's Soccer Game To Next Tuesday
While the rains should be mostly cleared out of western Virginia by this evening, Virginia Beach looks to still be wet. As a result, the EMU women's soccer game scheduled for today at Virginia Wesleyan has been postponed.

October 14, 2014
Royals Wrap Up Fall Semester On Golf Course
The EMU golf men wrapped up their fall season on Tuesday, completing play at the Ted Keller Memorial hosted by Randolph-Macon College at Hanover Country Club in Ashland, Va. Competing in a field of 15 teams, the Royals came in 13th.

October 14, 2014
Cross Country Polls Remain Same
Across the board, most of this week's cross country regional rankings remained unchanged. Both the South/Southeast polls stayed the same, leaving the EMU men fifth and the women seventh.

October 14, 2014
Field Hockey Game Postponed To Wednesday
Today's field hockey game between Eastern Mennonite University and Washington and Lee University has been postponed until Wednesday. Game time will still be at 7:00pm in Lexington, Va.

October 11, 2014
Williams' Hat Trick Powers Field Hockey Past Virginia Wesleyan
Despite dominating the first 35 minutes, EMU’s field hockey women trailed 1-0 late in the half. But Camille Williams tied things up just 2:11 before the break, opening things up for a key 3-1 ODAC win over Virginia Wesleyan Saturday in Harrisonburg.

October 11, 2014
Women Set Program Record On Homecoming
EMU’s soccer women broke a program record by scoring 10 goals in a Homecoming win over Hollins University Saturday afternoon in Harrisonburg. Freshman Rachel Breidigan netted a hat trick as the Royals improved to 3-4 in the ODAC with the victory over short-handed Hollins.

October 11, 2014
Royals Blank Guilford Men For Important ODAC Win
With two first-half goals setting the tone for the game, EMU’s soccer men picked up a valuable ODAC three points. Their 2-0 win over Guilford, which entered the day in a three-way tie for third in the league standings, gives the Royals a needed bump, improving to 2-4 in the ODAC.

October 11, 2014
Team Attack Pushes Volleyball Women Over Gators
EMU’s volleyball women showed great finishing ability along with an efficient attacking game in a 3-0 non-conference win over Notre Dame of Maryland Saturday at home. The Royals held off late Gator attacks in each set as they gave their Homecoming crowd a sweep victory.

October 10, 2014
Royals Call Off Friday's Relay Challenge
The Eastern Mennonite cross country teams have cancelled Friday's EMU XC Relay Challenge. Taking a handful of factors into consideration, including a forecast full of rain, Coach Jason Lewkowicz called off the meet.

October 9, 2014
Royals Athlete of the Week: Adam Moyer
This week’s Royals Athlete of the Week is being awarded to Adam Moyer who took advantage of his only goal-scoring opportunity in the second half to put the game-winning goal in the back of the net for his team.

October 8, 2014
Royals Succumb To Late Goal On The Road
The EMU field hockey women suffered a tough loss at Roanoke Wednesday afternoon, dropping a 2-1 ODAC decision to the Maroons. Roanoke scored the game-winner with less than eight minutes to play, dropping the Royals to 1-2 in the conference, into a three-way tie for sixth place in the standings.

October 8, 2014
Soccer Men Drop One-Goal Loss In Final Non-Conference Game
A late goal spelled defeat for Eastern Mennonite’s soccer men Wednesday night, as they lost 1-0 to Johns Hopkins in a non-conference game in Harrisonburg. The game of inches continues for the Royals, as it was their fifth one-goal loss out of their seven defeats.

October 8, 2014
Hornets Pull Away From EMU Volleyball
For two sets, the EMU volleyball women played right with fourth-place Lynchburg. Unfortunately they were stung late in each set, and ran out of steam in a 3-0 ODAC loss the Hornets in Harrisonburg.

October 7, 2014
Shenandoah Stings EMU Soccer Women In Winchester
Some nights the ball just doesn’t bounce your way. For the EMU soccer women, that night was Tuesday when they suffered a 6-1 loss at ODAC opponent Shenandoah.

October 7, 2014
Royals Runners Hold Spots In Region Rankings
The EMU cross country teams held serve in their respective regional rankings this week. The Royals are coming off a weekend without a race.

October 4, 2014
Second Half Belongs To The Royals In Win At R-MC
Desperately grasping for an ODAC win, the soccer men got what they needed thanks to a second-half goal from senior Adam Moyer. After dropping their first four conference contests this fall, Saturday’s 1-0 victory at Randolph-Macon improves the Royals to 4-6-2 overall and 1-4 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

October 4, 2014
Royals Jump On Vixen To Earn ODAC Win
The EMU soccer women scored three goals in the first half and they rolled out to a 4-1 road win over surprising Sweet Briar College. At 2-3 in league play, the Royals move into a three-way tie for seventh place in the ODAC standings.

October 4, 2014
Women Felled Twice In Five At Own Tri-Match
The Royals went the distance twice Saturday at their own tri-match, but unfortunately came up just short both times. EMU’s volleyball women dropped an ODAC match to Guilford before falling to Bluefield State in a non-conference affair. Both contests went a full five sets.

October 3, 2014
Women Need To Replace Seniors Quickly In 2014-15
The EMU women’s basketball team released their 2014-15 schedule today, and it shows a tall order for the women to secure another trip to the NCAA National Tournament. The Royals, who have earned at-large bids to the dance the past two seasons, will face four teams who went to the National Tournament last year, with a chance at five.

October 3, 2014
Runnin Royals Poised For Big Season
An “easy schedule” is always a relative term when it comes to basketball in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, but compared to last year the upcoming season’s schedule for the Eastern Mennonite men doesn’t look quite as over-bearing as the last.

October 2, 2014
Royals Athlete of the Week: Jolee Paden
After showing outstanding sportsmanship and being the Good Samaritan at a cross country meet, junior Jolee Paden has been named the Royals Athlete of the Week.

October 1, 2014
Late Goal Foils Well-Fought Effort By EMU Women
Despite a great showing by the EMU soccer women, a late goal gave visiting Roanoke a 1-0 ODAC decision Wednesday night in Harrisonburg. The Royals fall to 3-6-1 with the loss, including 1-3 in the conference.

October 1, 2014
Royals Downed By First-Half Goal In ODAC Loss
The Royals had their chances but were left on the short end of a 1-0 decision against Washington and Lee at home Wednesday afternoon. EMU’s soccer men are still in search of their first ODAC win, as they take a 0-4 conference record into Saturday’s contest at Randolph-Macon.

September 30, 2014
Hornets Have EMU's Number In 5-3 Loss
The EMU field hockey women couldn’t dig out of an early hole Tuesday night, falling at home to ODAC rival Lynchburg by a final of 5-3. Despite tying for their second-highest offensive output of the season, the Royals fall to 1-1 in conference play.

September 30, 2014
Cross Country Teams Continue To Be Regionally Ranked
Both EMU cross country teams continue to be ranked in the South/Southeast Region in the Week 3 rankings by the USTFCCCA. The Royals participated in the NCAA D-III Pre-Nationals last weekend in Mason, Ohio, and both represented the region well on the national scene.

September 29, 2014
Volleyball Women Power Past Mounties On The Road
The Royals looked in firm control Monday night on the road, sweeping past Mt. Aloysius and snapping their season-worst seven-match losing streak. EMU’s volleyball women are now 6-12 as they prepare to host Guilford and Bluefield State this Saturday in a tri-match.

September 28, 2014
Royals Continue Second-Day Improvements
The EMU golf men made a second-day improvement for the third time in three chances on Monday as they wrapped up play at the VSGA Collegiate, held at Olde Mill Resort in Laurel Fork, Va. The Royals took eight strokes off their team score on the final day, carding a 337, tied for their second-lowest round of the year.

September 29, 2014
Gehman Named ODAC Runner Of The Week Again
EMU senior Ryan Gehman has been named the ODAC Runner of the Week for the second time this season and the fourth time in his career. He won the award after demolishing his PR in last Saturday's race and claiming the top 8k time in the conference so far this year.

September 27, 2014
Royals Impress On National Scene
Running in a big field of cross country runners can be a little intimidating or even confusing, but it was neither for Ryan Gehman and his teammates. Eastern Mennonite’s senior highlighted the Royals’ great effort by finishing 12th out of 375 runners, as the men placed a very solid 11th at the NCAA D-III Pre-Nationals held Saturday in Mason, Ohio.

September 27, 2014
Cross Country Women 11th At Pre-Nationals
The Eastern Mennonite cross country women ran well on their biggest stage so far this season, duplicating the men’s performance by taking 11th out of 27 teams. The Royals were running at the NCAA D-III Pre-Nationals in Mason, Ohio, on the same course which will host nationals in two months.

September 27, 2014
EMU Men Come Up Short Against Lynchburg
Eastern Mennonite came up just short in a home loss to ODAC rival Lynchburg on Saturday night, losing 2-1 in men’s soccer action. The Royals had two great scoring chances in the final minutes but were defeated by a matter of inches.

September 27, 2014
Short-Handed Royals Frustrate Nationally Ranked Hornets
Despite playing without a handful of injured starters, EMU’s soccer women played with No. 6 Lynchburg for the first half. Then the Hornets’ depth took over as they pulled away for a 6-0 decision.

September 27, 2014
St. Mary's Powers Past Field Hockey In Second Half
The host Seahawks broke a scoreless halftime tie with three goals in the final 35 to knock off EMU’s field hockey women Saturday afternoon. The Royals fall to 2-8 with the non-conference loss. They prepare now to host the ODAC’s preseason favorite, Lynchburg, Tuesday in Harrisonburg.

September 26, 2014
From The Desk Of Dave King: A Look At The Year Ahead
One of the unique features of an academic calendar is the opportunity for new beginnings and fresh starts. While second semester provides one of those opportunities, the focus is normally on the start of the first semester, a new school year. Since athletic programs have grown into year-round activities, the start of the school year signals the start of a new sports season.

September 25, 2014
Derstine Ties National Mark In 8-0 Rout Of Sweet Briar
Senior Jenessa Derstine tied a national record with five assists as the Eastern Mennonite field hockey women rolled over Sweet Briar 8-0 in their ODAC opener Thursday afternoon. Derstine added a goal of her own, but highlighted the day by becoming the ninth player in D-III history to record five assists in a game.

September 25, 2014
Royals Athlete Of The Week: Caleb Schlabach
This week’s Royals Athlete of the week is being award to Caleb Schlabach for demonstrating his ability to significantly improve every round this fall on the golf course.

September 24, 2014
Lind And Luna Provide Dramatic Goals For OT Win
Jake Lind and Juan Luna made a great pair Wednesday night, pushing the Eastern Mennonite soccer men to an overtime win at Ferrum to snap a three-game losing streak. The two combined to send the contest into extra time and then provide the game-winner early in OT for a 3-2 victory.

September 23, 2014
EMU Runs Up Regional Rankings
Boosted by a pair of first-place finishes last weekend, the Eastern Mennonite cross country teams have vaulted in this week's USTFCCCA regional rankings. While the men jumped two spots to No. 6, the women made one of the biggest leaps in history, jumping from being unranked to tied for No. 2.

September 23, 2014
WildCats Overpower EMU Volleyball Women
In a battle of offense against defense, the offense won. Unfortunately for the EMU volleyball women, they were playing the defense card.

September 22, 2014
Gehman Takes Men's ODAC Runner Of The Week
Senior Ryan Gehman has been named the ODAC Runner of the Week after winning Saturday's Shenandoah Valley Invitational in Elkton, Va. Gehman adds to his impressive shelf of medals in his second year at EMU.

September 22, 2014
Lehman Earns Another ODAC Award
Freshman Kat Lehman is building quick a resume. Two collegiate races. Two times being the top collegiate finisher. And now two ODAC Runner of the Week awards.

September 21, 2014
Men Miss Best Team Score By Two Strokes
For the EMU golf team, they just keep getting better. Playing in their second tournament of the fall, the Royals whacked 12 strokes off their team score on the second day of the Shenandoah Invitational, coming just three shy of their program record for best round.

September 20, 2014
EMU Women Perfect With Top Five Finishers
So this is what they are capable of. Running with a full team on Saturday, the Eastern Mennonite women were perfect. Literally. The Royals charted the lowest possible team score with 15 points, and won the Shenandoah Valley Invitational over co-host Bridgewater College, who had 40.

September 21, 2014
Golf Women Open Year With ODAC Preview
EMU’s golf women had a successful entry into the 2014-15 season, playing a one-day event Sunday at the ODAC Preview. The tourney is a preview for the conference teams of the Rock Barn Golf Club course in Conover, N.C., which will host the ODAC Championships again this spring.

September 20, 2014
Soccer Women Earn 2-1 ODAC Win Over Randolph
For the first time this year, EMU’s soccer women scored first. While the early lead was equalized, the Royals kept their composure and controlled the second half in a 2-1 ODAC victory over Randolph College Saturday night in Harrisonburg.

September 20, 2014
Men Top Bridgewater And Win Shenandoah Valley Invite
With the way they looked on Saturday, you wouldn’t have known that the EMU men hadn’t run a competitive race in three weeks. The Royals landed the top three finishers at the Shenandoah Valley Invitational in Elkton, Va., and beat co-host Bridgewater College, the No. 1 team in the South/Southeast Region.

September 20, 2014
Royals Shut Down At Hampden-Sydney
Host Hampden-Sydney suffocated EMU’s attack Saturday night in Farmville, Va., as the Tigers handed the soccer men a 2-0 conference loss. The Royals managed just two shots all night as they fell to 2-4-2 overall and 0-2 in the ODAC.

September 20, 2014
EMU Stung By Hornets In Winchester
One day after pushing the ODAC’s top team, the EMU volleyball women were out of gas at Shenandoah University, falling in straight sets to the Hornets. The Royals had very early leads in each of the three sets, but ended up being no match for SU.

September 20, 2014
Field Hockey Women Rolled At Ranked Mary Washington
The field hockey women continued their tough non-conference schedule Saturday afternoon, playing a contest at Capital Athletic Conference power Mary Washington. The No. 19 Eagles had too much offense for Eastern Mennonite, handing the women a 7-1 loss in Fredericksburg, Va.

September 19, 2014
Royals Fall To ODAC Champion Washington And Lee
Two-time defending ODAC champion Washington and Lee was too much for EMU Friday night, taking down the Royals 3-0 in Lexington. The volleyball women had one of their better blocking matches of the year, but couldn’t muster the offense to upset the ODAC’s top team.

September 18, 2014
Royals Athlete of the Week: Melissa Cox
Timing is everything and last week Melissa Cox had perfect timing. Melissa set up two superb assists to help the field hockey team earn their first win of the season.

September 17, 2014
Royals Put Scare Into No. 9 Captains
Hosting a nationally-ranked opponent, the EMU field hockey women came out with their “A” game, scoring just over three minutes into the contest. Visiting Christopher Newport regrouped and eventually held off the Royals, though, taking a 4-3 decision.

September 17, 2014
VWC Gets By EMU Volleyball Women In Harrisonburg
EMU’s volleyball women played well Wednesday night at home, but still came up on the short end of a 3-1 decision to Virginia Wesleyan. The Royals had late leads in three of the four sets, but couldn’t find the finishing points in their ODAC opener.

September 17, 2014
Lone Second-Half Goal The Difference In Loss To Gettysburg
The Eastern Mennonite soccer men were given the slip in a close contest Wednesday night, falling 1-0 to Gettysburg at home. The Bullets snuck in a goal midway through the second half and held the men out of the net to drop the Royals to 2-3-2.

September 16, 2014
Ferrum Hands EMU Women First OT Loss
The Royals had their perfect record in overtime games broken Tuesday night, dropping a 2-1 final at Ferrum College. After going 2-0-1 in their three previous extra session contests, all off which went either full time or late into a second OT, EMU watched this one go quickly, as the Panthers scored in the first minute of extra time.

September 16, 2014
EMU Men Now No. 8 In Region
Competing in just one meet so far this fall, the EMU cross country men couldn't expect much to change in the regional rankings. In the first regular season poll released today, the Royals did make a minor move, sliding down one spot to No. 8 in the South/Southeast Region.

September 14, 2014
Golfers Step Up On Day Two Of Tom Kinder
The EMU men’s golf team made a huge improvement on the second day of their season-opening tournament, slicing off 27 strokes off their team score. The Royals carded a 337 Sunday at the Tom Kinder Memorial hosted by Bridgewater College at Lakeview Golf Course.

September 13, 2014
Cox Assists On Both Goals As Women Get First Win
It was a wild first half, but the EMU field hockey women used two goals to grab the lead and their first win of 2014, 2-1 at Bethany College. The Royals return home on Wednesday to take on nationally-ranked Christopher Newport at 4:30pm.

September 13, 2014
ODAC Champion Virginia Wesleyan Powers Past Soccer Men
The Royals had their chances against last year’s ODAC champion Virginia Wesleyan, but an upset was not to be as the men lost 4-1 on the road Saturday night. Despite holding a solid edge in corner kick attempts, EMU came up short and was out-shot by their hosts as their record evens out at 2-2-2 on the season.

September 13, 2014
Royals Push Washington But Still Get Two Losses At FSU Tournament
Eastern Mennonite’s volleyball women made a quick trip to the scenic panhandle of western Maryland on Saturday, but came home with nothing to show for it. The Royals dropped two matches at an invitational hosted by Frostburg State, slipping to 5-8 on the year.

September 13, 2014
Soccer Women Wear Down At Powerful Washington & Lee
After a dramatic three-game stretch, the EMU soccer women just ran on out juice by the second half of Saturday’s ODAC opener at Washington & Lee. The Royals trailed just 1-0 at the intermission before eventually falling 7-0 to the Generals in Lexington.

September 10, 2014
Women Win In Double OT Again
Nora Osei finished off a dramatic night by hitting the game-winner with 2:16 left in double overtime, handing the Royals back-to-back wins in 100+ minutes. EMU’s soccer women have now gone into two extra sessions in the last three games, improving to 2-2-1 over that stretch.

September 10, 2014
Soccer Men Battle To Scoreless Draw At Lebanon Valley
Going into extra time is becoming old hat for the EMU soccer teams. The men settled for a scoreless draw Wednesday afternoon in a non-conference contest at Lebanon Valley. It was their third straight double overtime game and, combined with the women’s contest Wednesday night, it was also the sixth straight double overtime game for the Eastern Mennonite soccer programs.

September 10, 2014
Royals Wear Out Against SVU Volleyball Women
Visiting Southern Virginia got stronger as the night went along, pulling away to hand a 3-1 loss to the Eastern Mennonite University volleyball women. The Royals slip back below .500 with the decision at 5-6 as they head to Frostburg, Md., for two matches on Saturday.

September 10, 2014
Royals Athlete of the Week: Morgan Hill
Home soccer game. 7pm under the lights. Double overtime. 1:49 left on the clock. Score tied at 3-3. Foul called. Penalty kick awarded. Who takes the kick?

September 9, 2014
Royals Back On Winning Track After Five-Setter In Ferrum
When freshman Regan Cook finally put down the final kill, it capped a wild match full of huge momentum swings. But the Royals got what they drove to Ferrum for – a win. Cook’s kill gave the EMU volleyball women a 17-15 win in the deciding fifth set as they improve to 5-5 on the year.

September 9, 2014
Royals Stifled By Blue Jays At Home, 3-0
The EMU field hockey women couldn’t get around a deep Johns Hopkins team in Harrisonburg Tuesday night, falling by a final of 3-0. The Royals’ defense kept them close despite being out-shot, but they couldn’t dent the cage and are still in search of their first win of the season.

September 6, 2014
Women Get First Win On PK in Double OT
Morgan Hill’s penalty kick with 1:49 left in double overtime provided the game-winner, as EMU’s soccer women earned their first victory of the year, taking down Hood by a final of 4-3. Known more for her great possession and passing skills, Hill proved she could finish as well by calmly hitting the right side of the goal for the win.

September 6, 2014
Royals Slowed By Lightning But Earn Tie
The EMU soccer men are getting used to extra time, as they played their second double overtime game in four days Saturday afternoon. They scored first but had to settle for the tie in a non-conference match against Frostburg State in Harrisonburg.

September 6, 2014
Field Hockey Women Drop Home Contest To York
The EMU field hockey team was hurt by a handful of breakdowns Saturday afternoon in a 5-0 loss to York College in Harrisonburg. The decision leaves the women still in search of their first win, as they sit at 0-4.

September 5, 2014
Women Suffer First Losing Skid At Sea Gull Classic
The EMU volleyball women hit some tough competition over the weekend at the Sea Gull Classic in Salisbury, Md., dropping all four of their matches to slide to 4-5 on the year. With four contests this coming week, the women look to regain the momentum they had after starting the year 4-1, their best start since 1996.

September 4, 2014
Royals Athlete of the Week: Sara Ritchie
Numbers don’t lie. Sara Ritchie’s phenomenal stats from this weekend made it easy to select her as the first Royals Athlete of the Week of the 2014-2015 school year.

September 3, 2014
Two Late Goals Give Royals Win In Double OT
It was the end of a long day of soccer on EMU’s Turf Field, but an incredibly satisfying one. Junior Jake Lind punched home the game-winner with 4:47 left in double overtime, giving the soccer men a 2-1 win over Southern Virginia in their home opener Wednesday night.

September 3, 2014
Women Off To Best Start In 18 Years
The EMU volleyball women got what they needed Wednesday night - a win on the road as they took down Mary Baldwin 3-1 in Staunton. The victory gives the Royals a 4-1 beginning to the year, their best start since going 5-1 in 1996.

September 3, 2014
Soccer Women Fend Off Knights For 1-1 Tie
After a slow start to Wednesday’s home opener against Southern Virginia, the Eastern Mennonite soccer women found their stride and earned a 1-1 tie in double overtime. The decision snaps the Royals’ season-opening two-game losing skid.

September 3, 2014
Royals Knocked Off By McDaniel On The Road
Scoring first doesn’t always turn into a win as the EMU field hockey team found out Wednesday. The Royals got the first goal but still found themselves on the short end of a 4-1 decision to McDaniel College.

September 2, 2014
Lehman Named ODAC Runner Of The Week After First Race
Freshman Kat Lehman had a memorable first week of college, winning her first collegiate race and now being named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Runner of the Week. The ODAC honored EMU's cross country runner in the first round of the conference's weekly awards for the 2014-15 season.

August 30, 2014
Royals Overwhelm Marymount In Convincing 4-1 Win
Looking to rebound from Friday’s last-second loss, EMU’s soccer men torched the nets for four goals and their first victory of the season. The Royals scored twice in each half as they rolled over Marymount by a final of 4-1 to split their two matches at the UMW Soccer Classic in Fredericksburg, Va.

August 30, 2014
Women Now 3-1 After Successful Hosting Of EMU Invitational
With a split on day two of the EMU Invitational, Eastern Mennonite’s volleyball women earned one of their best starts in recent history. Coupled with a sweep on the first day, the Royals are now 3-1 on the season.

August 29, 2014
Lehman Wins As Women Place Third At ODAC Preview
Considering that the EMU women left a handful of their top runners on the sidelines, Friday’s result at the ODAC Preview meet was quite encouraging. Freshman Kat Lehman cruised to the win in her first collegiate race while the team strolled to a third-place finish.

August 30, 2014
Gophers Shut Out EMU Women, 2-0
The women are still looking for their first goal of the year after a 2-0 loss at Goucher Saturday afternoon. EMU’s soccer women return to Harrisonburg 0-2 after their season-opening trip to Baltimore, Md., as they prepare for next Wednesday’s home opener.

August 29, 2014
Cross Country Men Third At ODAC Preview
The Eastern Mennonite cross country men had a good start to their 2014 campaign, taking third place at the ODAC Preview meet hosted by Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C., on Friday. Spearheaded by senior Ryan Gehman, the Royals put together 89 points for a comfortable bronze finish.

August 30, 2014
Ranked Bears Roar By Field Hockey Women
Visiting Ursinus looked every bit as good as their No. 13 national ranking Saturday afternoon, jumping ahead of EMU and holding off the women for a 5-1 decision. The Royals fall to 0-2 after the busy opening weekend at home.

August 29, 2014
Volleyball Women 2-0 For The First Time This Millennium
The culture of the Eastern Mennonite women’s volleyball program continues to change, as evidenced by today’s 2-0 start to the 2014 season at the EMU Invitational. Two wins may be small in the grand scheme of a 29-match season, but it’s the first time since the calendar flipped to the 2000s that the Royals have opened the year with back-to-back wins.

August 29, 2014
Late Goal Pushes Gettysburg By Field Hockey Team
The first and last minutes of EMU’s field hockey opener cost them today, as visiting Gettysburg snuck a 4-3 decision on the back of a goal with 11 seconds left in regulation. Eastern Mennonite falls to 0-1 to start the year as they prepare for No. 13 Ursinus on Saturday.

August 29, 2014
Men Felled By Goal With Four Seconds Left
The EMU soccer men suffered a disappointing start to the 2014 campaign Friday afternoon, falling 2-1 to Mary Washington on a last-second goal. The Royals must regroup quickly as they turn around to take on Marymount Saturday at 5:00pm as part of the UMW Soccer Classic in Fredericksburg, Va.

August 29, 2014
Stevenson Too Deep For Royals
A deep Stevenson squad shot past the EMU women’s soccer team Friday afternoon in Owings Mills, Md. The Mustangs, who used 35 players in the game compared to just 14 for Eastern Mennonite, took a 6-0 decision in the season opener for both teams.

August 28, 2014
ODAC Coaches Put EMU At No. 10 In Poll
The EMU volleyball women have been picked No. 10 in the ODAC Women’s Volleyball Preseason Poll. The Royals were tabbed to finish right where they did last fall, leaving them room to make a run at their first ODAC Tournament bid since 2007.

August 27, 2014
ODAC Poll Unkind To EMU Women
After last year’s return to the ODAC Tournament, the EMU soccer women are being left with room to surprise once again. The Royals were picked No. 9 in the ODAC Women’s Soccer Preseason Poll, as the ODAC coaches predicted that Eastern Mennonite would be left one spot out of the eight-team conference tourney.

August 26, 2014
Royals Open At No. 7 In Regional Rankings
The EMU men gained so much respect the way they closed last fall's cross country season that they start this year's regional rankings listed higher than ever before in Coach Jason Lewkowicz's tenure. The Royals are ranked No. 7 in the preseason South/Southeast Regional listing, which was released today by the USTFCCCA.

August 26, 2014
Soccer Men Land At No. 9 In ODAC Poll
The Eastern Mennonite University soccer men were expecting some work to return to the ODAC Tournament this year, and the ODAC coaches agree. The Royals today were picked for No. 9 in the ODAC Men’s Soccer Preseason Poll.

August 25, 2014
EMU Field Hockey Tabbed For No. 5
The way the ODAC coaches see it, EMU’s field hockey team will finish right where they did last year. After finishing in the middle of the pack at 4-4 in 2013, Eastern Mennonite has been tabbed for No. 5 in the ODAC Preseason Poll.

August 20, 2014
Women's Runners Picked Second In The ODAC Poll
The EMU cross country women are expected to challenge for the conference title this year, according to Coach Jason Lewkowicz and now according to the other ODAC coaches. The Royals were picked No. 2 in the ODAC women’s cross country preseason poll, coming in only behind 2013 champion Bridgewater in the league’s preseason poll.

August 20, 2014
Royals Tabbed Fourth In ODAC Preseason Poll
One thing is sure after a quick look at the ODAC men’s cross country preseason poll – not much is sure. The Eastern Mennonite men ended up fourth in the poll, conducted by the league’s coaches, although they were just a single point out of third place in a jumbled ranking.

August 18, 2014
SEASON PREVIEW: Consistency The Key For Volleyball
While there will definitely be some new pieces to the puzzle this year, Eastern Mennonite University’s volleyball women are hoping to continue the climb they started last fall.

August 15, 2014
SEASON PREVIEW: Royals To Ride Work Ethic Back Into ODAC Tourney
The Eastern Mennonite University soccer men will be counting on a mix of experience and new faces to boost them back to the ODAC Tournament this fall. The Royals return a number of players from a balanced 2013 squad, but Coach Roger Mast expects a core of incoming athletes to push for spots on the field.

August 13, 2014
SEASON PREVIEW: EMU Soccer Women Riding Momentum
Despite a new coach at the helm, the EMU soccer women are looking to continue their march back to prominence in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. In 2013, the Royals finished 10-9, notching their first double digit-win season in seven years. First year Coach Ted Erickson said the foundation is set to continue that climb this year.

August 11, 2014
SEASON PREVIEW: Experience Will Lead To Success
Experience is a key factor in sports, and EMU’s field hockey team has plenty of it. With their largest senior class in four years joined by seven new faces, the Royals look ready to move back up the ODAC standings.

August 7, 2014
SEASON PREVIEW: EMU Women Target An ODAC Title
It may seem like a stretch to classify the best finish in 12 years as “frustrating,” but that’s what EMU cross country coach Jason Lewkowicz said about his women’s team last year. With some talented freshmen replacing the one top-7 runner lost from last year, Eastern Mennonite’s women have their eyes set on an ODAC Championship in 2014.

August 6, 2014
SEASON PREVIEW: Cross Country Men Looking For New Heights
The way Coach Jason Lewkowicz sees it, his men’s cross country team only scratched the surface of what they are capable of during the 2013 season. That is saying something, considering that EMU’s men entered the regional rankings for the first time in recent history and finished tenth at the South/Southeast Regional meet.

August 4, 2014
Royals Named To ODAC Sportsmanship Teams
Eastern Mennonite University is pleased to announce its members on the 2013-14 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Sportsmanship Teams.

August 1, 2014
Baseball Announces Prospect Day For Oct. 25
EMU baseball coach Ben Spotts has announced Prospect Day 2014, set for Saturday, Oct. 25. The day is for baseball players in grades 9-12, giving them a chance to see the campus of Eastern Mennonite University, as well as receive some instruction from Spotts and his coaching staff.

July 30, 2014
Chappell-Dick And EMU Women Earn All-Academic Awards Again
The Eastern Mennonite University women’s track & field team and sophomore Hannah Chappell-Dick picked up one final honor from the 2013-14 athletic year, as each was awarded for academic work by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

July 29, 2014
Kratz A Royal Once Again After Trade To Kansas City
For the second time in less than eight months Erik Kratz has been traded, this time to the Kansas City Royals. The former Eastern Mennonite University baseball player figures to be the backup catcher in Kansas City.

July 18, 2014
Royals Announce Fall Turf Field Webcasts
Picking up on the successful trial run from 2013, Eastern Mennonite University has announced it plans to stream a free video webcast of select games on the Turf Field again this fall.

July 9, 2014
EMU Breaks Record Again For All-Academic Honorees
Eastern Mennonite University once again set a new high for student-athletes named to the annual Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Academic Team, as 96 Royals were honored. Last year a total of 80 Royals were named to the list, which had also been a high over the previous year’s total of 61.

July 3, 2014
EMU Puts Six On Academic All-State Team
Six EMU student-athletes have been named to the Academic All-State Team by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID). A total of 226 student-athletes representing 38 colleges and universities in the state were recognized.

July 3, 2014
EMU Harriers Ready To Run In 2014
EMU’s cross country teams are going with familiarity in 2014. Coach Jason Lewkowicz announced this fall’s schedule today, and his Royals have the potential to run in eight meets this year but on only five different courses.

July 2, 2014
Royals Spending Time In Yoder Arena This Fall
The EMU volleyball women will be playing at home this fall – a lot. The Royals, who released their 2014 schedule today, have 13 contests set in Yoder Arena, which is the most they have had since 2007.

July 2, 2014
Field Hockey Is Home-Heavy In 2014
Another year, another challenging schedule for the EMU field hockey team. Coach Brenda Bechler released Eastern Mennonite’s 2014 slate today, which will push her women but will also let them lean on the home crowd. Ten of their 18 games will be played in Harrisonburg.

July 1, 2014
Women's Soccer Team Releases 2014 Slate
A new era in women’s soccer will start on August 29, as Eastern Mennonite will begin their first season under new coach Ted Erickson. The Royals announced their 2014 schedule today, which includes a perfect split of home and away contests in an 18-game regular season.

July 1, 2014
EMU Soccer Men Announce 19-Game Schedule
The EMU men’s soccer team announced their 2014 schedule today, with the season opener slated for August 29. The Royals have a 19-game slate lined up, including 10 home games in Harrisonburg.

June 26, 2014
SEASON REVIEW: Baseball Flourishes Under Spotts
The Eastern Mennonite baseball team is on the move up. Now. In their second season under Coach Ben Spotts, the Royals won 20 games for the third-highest win total in program history. It was also a nine-game jump in wins from the year before Spotts took over – an 82% increase in wins in just two years.

June 19, 2014
Posey And McAlister Go Out In Style
Seniors Adam Posey and Ryan McAlister have each been named All-State by the Virginia Sports Information Directors. It is the first all-state award for each of the baseball men.

June 19, 2014
SEASON REVIEW: Nationals Trip And Broken Records Cap Track Year
In their third season under the direction of Coach Jason Lewkowicz, the EMU track & field teams continued to get better and better. Along with another round of school records being broken, sophomore Hannah Chappell-Dick capped the year by becoming the program’s first national participant since 2010.

June 17, 2014
SEASON REVIEW: Softball Team Finishes Strong
A young EMU softball team hit their stride by the end of the 2014, securing the program’s tenth straight season finishing at .500 or better. The Royals had just two seniors and two juniors on a roster of 13.

June 17, 2014
SEASON REVIEW: Men's Volleyball Has Record-Tying Win Streak
It was a year of ups and downs for the EMU men’s volleyball team. The Royals tied a program record with a six-match winning streak, but were also hampered by injuries which frustrated their efforts to make the Continental Volleyball Conference Tournament for the first time.

June 16, 2014
SEASON REVIEW: Golf Teams Improve In Second Year
Eastern Mennonite’s golf teams continued their march in the right direction this past season, competing in just their second year as a varsity program. Coach Wendell Eberly saw his men break the program record for lowest round while on the women’s side he earned his first All-ODAC golfer.

June 13, 2014
SEASON REVIEW: Royals Head Back To National Tournament
It was another year of excitement in Yoder Arena, as the women’s basketball team broke the 20-win plateau for the third straight year and earned a repeat trip to the NCAA National Tournament. The Royals were unstoppable at home, winning all 11 of their games, and finished 22-6 overall to win the ODAC regular season at 15-1.

June 12, 2014
SEASON REVIEW: Runnin Royals In High Gear At Right Time
Working in a large group of new starters, EMU’s basketball men took a bit to find their groove in 2013-14. When they did late in the season, the Runnin Royals turned into one of the hottest teams in the conference, if not the nation. The men eventually had their run cut off in the ODAC Semifinals, but ended with a record of 17-11, their best finish in three years.

June 11, 2014
VaSID Names Lucas As One Of Top Outfielders In Virginia
Softball player Aislinn Lucas has earned one more award, being named All-State Second Team by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID). EMU’s sophomore took one of just six outfield spots on the all-state teams.

June 10, 2014
Pair Of Volleyball Men Honored For Academic Work
Two EMU men’s volleyball players have been named to the 2014 Academic All-Conference Team by the Continental Volleyball Conference. A record high 67 student-athletes from around the CVC were given the academic honor.

June 9, 2014
SEASON REVIEW: Year Of Rebirth For Women’s Volleyball
Despite replacing three of their top four hitters from the previous season, EMU’s volleyball women had a season full of new life in 2013. The Royals tied their best winning percentage since 2003 and broke a long ODAC losing skid.

June 6, 2014
SEASON REVIEW: A Season Of Near Misses For Men's Soccer
The men’s soccer season was bookended with wins in 2013. The middle of the campaign, however, displayed the parity of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, as the Royals suffered five one-goal losses, including two in overtime, and were denied a return trip to the ODAC Tournament.

June 4, 2014
SEASON REVIEW: EMU's Soccer Women Are Back
The EMU soccer women made a bold statement in 2013 – we’re back! With just one senior on the team, the Royals ended a two-year postseason drought by returning to the ODAC Tournament and posted a winning record for the first time since 2008.

June 4, 2014
SEASON REVIEW: Field Hockey Gets Back To The Playoffs In 2013
The EMU field hockey team worked their way back to the ODAC Tournament in 2013 after a one-year absence and landed three women on the All-ODAC teams.

June 3, 2014
SEASON REVIEW: Cross Country Men And Women Make Big Improvements
The 2013 cross country season was a big step for the program in the third season under the direction of Coach Jason Lewkowicz. Both the men and the women improved throughout the fall, with both taking high finishes at the ODAC Championship and improving their regional finish over last season. Hannah Chappell-Dick also qualified for nationals, becoming the first female to run on the big stage since 2002.

May 27, 2014
Posey Adds Another All-Region Award
Senior Adam Posey has added one more award to his shelf, being named All-South Region Third Team by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). EMU’s baseball player was one of just two men honored as a utility player in the region, showing off his versatility as a pitcher, fielder and batter.

May 23, 2014
Chappell-Dick Ends Record-Setting Year At Nationals
With Friday’s running of the 800m, Hannah Chappell-Dick became EMU’s first participant at a national track meet since 2010. Despite not qualifying for the finals in the event, she caps a very successful sophomore season with the race.

May 20, 2014
Posey And Detweiler Get Top Awards At Honors Banquet
Eastern Mennonite University held its Athletic Honors Banquet on April 14 in a time of reflection and honoring the journeys of the Royals’ student-athletes. Seniors Adam Posey and Erica Detweiler won the President’s Awards, the highest athletic award given out by EMU.

May 21, 2014
D3baseball Honors Posey To All-Region Second Team
Eastern Mennonite University baseball player Adam Posey has been named All-South Region Second Team by D3baseball.com. Posey completed one of the best offensive seasons in program history and was rewarded for his final effort on the college level.

May 19, 2014
Chappell-Dick Officially In The National Field
Sophomore Hannah Chappell-Dick will represent Eastern Mennonite University at the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships later this week. She qualified in the 800m, coming in with the 10th seed out of 22 qualifiers with her school-record time of 2:11.89.

May 12, 2014
Thibodeaux Just Misses School Record In 800m
The EMU track & field team sent two men to the SWAT Final Qualifying Meet on Monday in Swarthmore, Pa. Both had solid showings, with one of the men nearly breaking a school record.

May 12, 2014
Lucas Named All-Region By NFCA
Sophomore Aislinn Lucas has been named All-Atlantic Region Second Team by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. EMU’s outfielder was one of 45 softball players from the region named to the three all-region teams.

May 9, 2014
Royals Look Good Against High-Level Athletes
The EMU track & field teams participated in two high-level meets this week, and had decent showing despite hot weather conditions and tough competition.

May 1, 2014
PRs Drop Like Flies At Liberty Twilight
Although the full body of athletes has gone home for the year, the Eastern Mennonite track & field teams still sent a number of men and women to Thursday’s Liberty Twilight Qualifier in Lynchburg, Va. The meet was loaded with elite talent, including Olympic medalists and top-5 world leading performers, which helped the Royals set a number of personal records.

May 2, 2014
Royals Athlete of the Week: Hannah Chappell-Dick
Winning two events at the ODAC Championships made Hannah Chappell-Dick an easy choice for Royals Athlete of the Week.

April 30, 2014
Five Softball Women Named All-ODAC
Five EMU softball women have earned All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference recognition this year, tying the Royals with Randolph-Macon for second-most players honored to the conference’s three teams. The All-ODAC teams are voted by the league’s coaches and based primarily on play from ODAC-only games.

April 30, 2014
ODAC Lands McDonaldson On All-ODAC Third Team
Following her second spot on the ODAC All-Tournament Team, sophomore Brittany McDonaldson added a first – a spot on the women’s golf All-ODAC Third Team. Only a total of seven women were named to the teams, and six were fittingly underclassmen as this is just the second season women’s golf has been an officially sponsored sport in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

April 29, 2014
Golfers Close Year At ODAC Championships
The EMU golf men finished up their 2013-14 campaign at the ODAC Championships, settling for 10th place at the three-day tournament. The Royals struggled on the final day and finished with a total of 1077 (+213) as a team.

April 29, 2014
McDonaldson Repeats ODAC All-Tournament Effort
In a repeat performance from last year, sophomore Brittany McDonaldson claimed a spot on the ODAC Women’s Golf Championship All-Tournament Team. McDonaldson finished tied for sixth, which landed her the final spot on the All-Tournament Team.

April 26, 2014
Royals Knock Out Bridgewater Before Getting Stung By Lynchburg
Day two of the ODAC Softball Tournament was full of drama for Eastern Mennonite, but it was also the day they exited the tourney. The Royals took one win in the loser’s bracket, taking down rival Bridgewater College, before getting knocked out by Lynchburg, 8-5.

April 25, 2014
Posey Headlines Three Royals On All-ODAC Teams
Three EMU baseball men have earned All-ODAC recognition this year, including senior outfielder Adam Posey, who was voted to the All-ODAC First Team. This is the first time in five years the Royals have put a player on the First Team. Second baseman Ryan McAlister lands on the All-ODAC Second Team, while junior outfielder Kyle Armstrong is All-ODAC Third Team.

April 25, 2014
Royals Take Tough Extra-Inning Loss In ODAC's Opening Round
It took more than seven hours to complete, but the EMU softball women suffered a disappointing 9-7 loss to Randolph-Macon in extra innings in their ODAC Tournament opener. A massive rain delay disrupted the schedule for the day, pushing the Royals’ upcoming elimination game with Bridgewater to Saturday morning at 11:00am in Salem, Va.

April 24, 2014
EMU Earns No. 5 Seed In ODAC Tournament
The EMU softball women finally learned their seed for this weekend’s ODAC Tournament, and they will play as the No. 5 seed in the double-elimination bracket. The Royals take on No. 4 Randolph-Macon Friday at noon at the Moyer Sports Complex in Salem, Va.

April 21, 2014
Royals Athlete of the Week: Ryan McAlister
Hard work pays off, so this week’s Royals Athlete of the Week is rewarded to Ryan McAlister for the relentless effort that he has put into his team.

April 18, 2014
King Claims High Jump Crown Once Again
It was almost expected, but the Eastern Mennonite University men’s track & field team made a clean sweep of the high jump medals at the 2014 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship meet. Roanoke hosted the two-day event in Salem, Va., on Friday and Saturday.

April 19, 2014
Chappell-Dick Golden At ODAC Championships
Sophomore Hannah Chappell-Dick highlighted the Eastern Mennonite University track & field women at the ODAC Championships as she won two individual titles and broke a record. Roanoke College hosted the conference’s title meet in Salem, Va.

April 19, 2014
Royals Reach 20-Win Plateau To Finish Year
The Eastern Mennonite baseball team finished on a high note in Coach Ben Spotts’ second season, splitting with Roanoke to end the year with four wins in five games. The men had the most victories in 12 years and just the 14th winning record in program history.

April 19, 2014
Women Ride Five-Game Winning Streak Into ODAC Tournament
EMU’s softball women are winning at just the right time. With Saturday’s sweep at Sweet Briar, the Royals enter the postseason on a season-best five-game winning streak. With the surge, they clinched a spot in the ODAC Tournament, which is April 25-27 in Salem, Va.

April 18, 2014
Royals Impressive In Snapping Losing Skid To Bridgewater, 9-5
The Royals had their offense in high gear Friday afternoon, knocking off rival Bridgewater College 9-5 in baseball action in Harrisonburg. EMU scored in six of their eight at-bats and snapped a 15-game losing streak to the Eagles with the decision.

April 17, 2014
Royals In Good Position For ODAC Berth After Sweep At Roanoke
Eastern Mennonite picked up a pair of hard-fought, one-run wins Thursday at Roanoke College, putting the women in control of earning a spot in next week’s ODAC Tournament.

April 16, 2014
Royals Back At .500 After Escaping Southern Virginia
The EMU baseball men moved their record back to .500 with a 9-7 non-conference win over Southern Virginia Wednesday afternoon in Harrisonburg. The Royals took over the lead in the second and then held off a SVU rally in the ninth to improve to 18-18.

April 14, 2014
Golf Men Head Into ODACs On Upswing
Despite playing 36 holes of golf in one day, the EMU men improved as the day went along, carding one of their best rounds of the year on Monday at the Glenn Heath Memorial Tournament in Williamsburg, Va. The Royals had a 330 in their second round, finishing sixth as a team with a final score of 676 (+100).

April 15, 2014
EMU Softball Announces Schedule Changes For Final Week
Tuesday's rains have forced some changes in Eastern Mennonite University's softball schedule. The ODAC doubleheader at Roanoke has been postponed from today to Thursday with a 5:00pm start time. The non-conference games at Southern Virginia, which had been slated for Thursday, are being canceled in favor of the set with the Maroons.

April 12, 2014
Chappell-Dick Likely Earns Nationals Trip With Record Time
Hannah Chappell-Dick keeps out-doing herself. At Saturday’s George Mason Spring Invitational, the sophomore re-broke her own school record in the 800m and virtually assured herself of a spot at the NCAA National Championships. Eastern Mennonite had a handful of athletes at the meet as the final warm-up for this weekend’s ODAC Championships.

April 12, 2014
Final Tune-Up Yields Fifth Place Finish
EMU women’s golfer Brittany McDonaldson settled for a fifth place finish in her final tune-up for the ODAC Championships, which are April 27-29 in Conover, N.C.

April 14, 2014
Royals Athlete of the Week: Brooke Hensley
Senior Brooke Hensley was named this week’s ODAC Player of the Week , so it should come as no surprise that she is also awarded this week’s Royals Athlete of the Week.

April 13, 2014
Softball Earns Key Split With R-MC On Senior Day
The EMU softball salvaged a key ODAC split on Sunday, winning the nightcap against Randolph-Macon in walk-off fashion. The win puts the Royals at 6-9-1 in conference play, just a half game out of the final playoff spot heading into the final week of the regular season.

April 12, 2014
Royals Score 21 Runs In Senior Day Split
With EMU’s baseball seniors leading the team to their most wins since 2002 this year, it was only fitting they were all so prominent in the Royals’ 18-8 win in the nightcap of an ODAC doubleheader with Virginia Wesleyan on Senior Recognition Day. The three batters combined to hit 10-for-16 atop the batting order, while the fourth senior earned the pitching win.

April 12, 2014
Chappell-Dick Likely Earns Nationals Trip With Record Time
Hannah Chappell-Dick keeps out-doing herself. At Saturday’s George Mason Spring Invitational, the sophomore re-broke her own school record in the 800m and virtually assured herself of a spot at the NCAA National Championships. Eastern Mennonite had a handful of athletes at the meet as the final warm-up for this weekend’s ODAC Championships.

April 12, 2014
No. 13 VWC Softball Powers Past EMU Women
Nationally-ranked Virginia Wesleyan had too much firepower for the EMU softball team on Saturday, sweeping the Royals on Parent Recognition Day. Eastern Mennonite makes a quick turnaround, hosting Randolph-Macon Sunday afternoon at 1:30pm in another ODAC twinbill.

April 10, 2014
Erickson Tabbed As New Women's Soccer Coach
Eastern Mennonite University has announced the hiring of Ted Erickson as the new head women’s soccer coach. Erickson, a 2005 EMU alum, becomes the fifth head coach in the history of the program.

April 10, 2014
Win Over SVU Gives Royals Most Wins In 12 Years
When the dust settled after a flurry of action over the final two innings, EMU’s baseball men had their win, taking down Southern Virginia 9-5 in Buena Vista, Va. The Royals improve to 16-17 with the road decision, giving them the most wins in a season since 2002.

April 9, 2014
VaSID Puts Falk On All-State First Team
David Falk earned a spot on the VaSID All-State First Team today, in a vote by the sports information directors around the state. He was one of just ten basketball men named to the two all-state teams.

April 9, 2014
EMU Baseball Gives Up Lead Late To Bridgewater
All it took was one inning for Eastern Mennonite’s great effort to turn into a loss Wednesday afternoon. Bridgewater College scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh to get in front of the Royals, as EMU was saddled with a loss despite giving the second-place Eagles all they could handle.

April 9, 2014
Ygarza Earns Spot On VaSID All-State Team
The Virginia Sports Information Directors have named Eastern Mennonite women’s basketball player Bianca Ygarza to the All-State Second Team. The VaSID all-state awards honor the top ten players in Virginia. This is the third straight year Ygarza has been named to the All-State Second Team.

April 9, 2014
Royals Get Third Straight ODAC Split
The Royals are treading water in the heated Old Dominion Athletic Conference softball standings, as they earned a split in Wednesday’s home doubleheader with Shenandoah University. It is the third straight ODAC split for EMU, landing them at 5-6-1 in league play.

April 8, 2014
Royals Take Two Walk-Off Wins From Juniata
The EMU softball women continue to pick up steam, as they have now won six of their last eight games after Tuesday’s sweep of Juniata College in Harrisonburg. The Royals won both contests in walk-off fashion as they improve to 11-12-1 overall.

April 7, 2014
Rain Slows EMU Golfers Down On Day Two Of Marlins Invitational
The weather slowed down EMU’s golf men on day two of the Marlins Invitational as they settled for fifth place at the two-day tournament hosted by Virginia Wesleyan College at the Red Wing Lakes Golf Course in Virginia Beach, Va. The Royals had been in fourth after day one.

April 7, 2014
Hensley Named ODAC Player Of The Week
For getting hot at just the right time, EMU softball player Brooke Hensley has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Week. The senior batted .579 last week as she helped the Royals to a 4-2 record.

April 5, 2014
Royals Equal Last Year's Win Total With Thumping Of Guilford
EMU’s baseball men scored 16 runs in Saturday’s ODAC doubleheader at Guilford, but had to settle for a split as only one of them came in the nightcap. The Royals improve to 15-16 overall, equaling their win total from last spring, which is also the most victories for the program since 2002.

April 5, 2014
Women Set Two Records At Meet Hosted By D-I Liberty
EMU’s track & field women broke two more school records this weekend at the Liberty Collegiate Invitational in Lynchburg. Junior Alyssa Bane and sophomore Hannah Chappell-Dick each broke one of their own marks at the large meet full of D-I, D-II and D-III athletes.

April 5, 2014
Softball Team Settles For Split With Emory & Henry
Despite scoring first in both of their home games with Emory & Henry on Saturday, the Eastern Mennonite softball women had to settle for just one win. The Wasps won the back-and-forth opener in extra innings before EMU took over in the nightcap.

April 4, 2014
Royals Athlete of the Week: Scott Brigham
Freshman Scott Brigham had no problem finding his rhythm after missing 14 matches due to a back injury and earned a spot as this week’s Royals Athlete of the Week.

April 2, 2014
Royals Take Down ODAC's Final Undefeated Team
The Eastern Mennonite softball team out-hit Lynchburg College 18-9 on the day, but settled for a split with the highly-regarded Hornets. The Royals’ 9-1 win in the nightcap handed LC their first ODAC loss of the year, as the women knocked off the final two teams with undefeated conference records in back-to-back days. EMU swept Randolph on Tuesday.

April 4, 2014
Women Set Two Records At Meet Hosted By D-I Liberty
EMU’s track & field women broke two more school records this weekend at the Liberty Collegiate Invitational in Lynchburg. Junior Alyssa Bane and sophomore Hannah Chappell-Dick each broke one of their own marks at the large meet full of D-I, D-II and D-III athletes.

April 2, 2014
Royals Close Year With Sweep Of Marymount
Playing fully healthy made a big difference for the EMU volleyball men Wednesday night, as they ended the year with a 3-0 sweep of Marymount University in Harrisonburg. The Royals fielded their full lineup for the first time since Feb. 9 and swept a Saints team who had beaten them in five games less than a month ago.

April 2, 2014
Five-Run Inning Dooms Royals On The Road
It was a homecoming of sorts for the EMU baseball team Wednesday afternoon, playing a road game at the Apprentice School at War Memorial Stadium in Hampton, Va., as six of Royals’ nine starting position players for the game hail from the Hampton Roads area. The host Builders enjoyed the home field advantage, however, using a five-run fourth inning to grab a 7-3 decision.

April 1, 2014
Softball Women Show Grit In Taking First ODAC Wins
After starting the ODAC season with three losses and one tie, EMU’s softball women came up with a huge sweep on Tuesday, winning two games at Randolph College in Lynchburg. The WildCats had entered the day in first place in the conference with a 4-0 record.

April 1, 2014
Royals Bash 20 Hits In High-Scoring Loss To Washington And Lee
In a game full of massive momentum swings, EMU’s comeback attempt ended up short in a 17-10 to Washington and Lee. The two baseball teams split their season series, with each team winning on the road.

March 29, 2014
Royals Take Medals Despite Rains At Jopson Invitational
Despite rainy weather conditions at Saturday’s Jopson Invitational at Bridgewater College, the EMU track teams had a number of great finishes, including three gold medals.

March 31, 2014
Posey's Walk-Off Hit Gives EMU Split With Lynchburg
The Royals picked up an impressive split with Lynchburg College, getting a walk-off hit in the bottom of the ninth to win game one 6-5. The doubleheader with the Hornets, who are receiving votes in the national poll, was rescheduled twice over the weekend before settling on a sunny Monday afternoon in Harrisonburg.

March 29, 2014
Volleyball Men Drop Two At Tri-Match
The EMU volleyball men wrapped up their final road trip of the year with a pair of losses Saturday afternoon in Langhorne, Pa. The Royals dropped a four-set decision to host Cairn University before losing in three to No. 8 Stevens.

March 28, 2014
No. 15 Stevenson Gets By EMU, 3-1
In their final road trip of the year, the EMU volleyball men started out with a 3-1 loss at No. 15 Stevenson University Friday night in Owings Mills, Md. The Royals play two more matches on Saturday at a tri-match hosted by Cairn in Langhorne, Pa.

March 28, 2014
Royals Athlete of the Week: Alyssa Bane
Alyssa Bane’s intrinsic motivation is what has helped her to become this week’s Royals Athlete of the Week.

March 29, 2014
Royals Take Medals Despite Rains At Jopson Invitational
Despite rainy weather conditions at Saturday’s Jopson Invitational at Bridgewater College, the EMU track teams had a number of great finishes, including three gold medals.

March 28, 2014
Games At Sweet Briar Moved To April 19
This weekend's rains have caused another casualty, postponing EMU's softball doubleheader at Sweet Briar. The ODAC twinbill, which had been slated for Saturday, will now be play on Saturday, April 19. First pitch will be at 1:00pm in Sweet Briar.

March 27, 2014
Royals Drop One Before Darkness Ends Second
Big plays hurt the EMU softball women in a 7-3 loss to rival Bridgewater Thursday in Harrisonburg. The second game of the doubleheader was halted after five innings due to the darkness, and resulted in an 8-8 tie.

March 27, 2014
Baseball Earns First ODAC Win With 7-4 Demoting Of Generals
The Eastern Mennonite baseball men made the plays when they needed them, earning their first conference win Thursday afternoon with a 7-4 victory at Washington and Lee in Lexington, Va.

March 25, 2014
"The Year Of The Postponements" Continues For Baseball ... And Softball
Yet another round of snow has caused yet another postponement for the Eastern Mennonite University baseball and softball teams.

March 23, 2014
Men Return To Golf Season
The Eastern Mennonite men had a great re-entry into the golf season, as they lowered their team score on the second day of a tournament for the third straight time. The men were at their first tournament of the spring season on Sunday and Monday, the Lynchburg College Invitational at London Downs Golf Course in Lynchburg.

March 24, 2014
McDonaldson Cards Third Top 10 Of The Year
Weather certainly affected the EMU women’s golf team Monday at the Yellow Jacket Invitational in Ashland, Va., as the start of the two-day event was delayed and the second day was flat-out called off. But sophomore Brittany McDonaldson responded well, finishing in a tie for eighth for her third top-10 finish of the season.

March 24, 2014
Royals Take Non-Conference Loss At Mary Washington
The Eastern Mennonite baseball team scored first Monday at Mary Washington, but the Eagles had the last laugh in an 8-4 decision. The game had originally been scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, but was moved up a day due to the wet forecast.

March 23, 2014
Rain Postpones Another Softball Doubleheader
Due to rain in the Lynchburg area, today's softball doubleheader between Eastern Mennonite University and Lynchburg College has been postponed. No makeup date has been announced.

March 21, 2014
Chappell-Dick Takes Gold To Open Outdoor Season
The EMU track and field teams had a very successful start to the outdoor season and landed 28 ODAC qualifiers over two different meets over the weekend. The majority of the Royals were in Lexington, Va., for the W&L Carnival, and a trio of throwers went to Salem, Va., for the Roanoke College Invitational.

March 22, 2014
Little Things Cost Baseball Team Against Talented Tigers
Two bad innings cost the EMU baseball team Saturday afternoon, as they dropped a pair of ODAC games to Hampden-Sydney College. The Royals gave up a four-run frame in game one and then a three spot in game two, as they lost two close decisions to slip to 12-11 overall.

March 22, 2014
Tomcats Knock EMU From Playoff Picture
The EMU volleyball men suffered a 3-0 setback to Thiel College at home Saturday afternoon, and were eliminated from contention for a playoff spot in the process. The Royals fall to 1-6 in the CVC East and are now four games behind third-place Thiel with just three conference matches left.

March 22, 2014
Softball Team Starts ODAC Season With Two Losses In Greensboro
The Royals gave the ODAC’s surprise team a run for their money on the road today, but still ended up with two tough losses at Guilford. The Quakers were picked one spot behind EMU at eighth in the preseason poll, but entered the day with a record of 19-3 and received a vote in this week’s national poll. It took last ditch efforts in both games for GC to get past the young Royals.

March 21, 2014
No. 1 Juniata Holds Off EMU In CVC Match
The EMU volleyball men faced a tall task Friday night if they wanted to set a new program record for wins a row, as they hosted the nation’s No. 1 team, Juniata College. The Royals took a game from JC, but still suffered a 3-1 loss.

March 21, 2014
Royals Athlete of the Week: Cara Neikirk
Pitching in snowy, 30-degree weather can be a difficult challenge, but Cara Neikirk demonstrated her ability to not just perform, but to perform well, securing her a spot as this week Royals Athlete of the Week.

March 21, 2014
Chappell-Dick Takes Gold To Open Outdoor Season
The EMU track and field teams had a very successful start to the outdoor season and landed 28 ODAC qualifiers over two different meets over the weekend. The majority of the Royals were in Lexington, Va., for the W&L Carnival, and a trio of throwers went to Salem, Va., for the Roanoke College Invitational.

March 20, 2014
Ranked Hornets Sting EMU In Winchester
The first two innings were not indicative of the rest of the game when Shenandoah hosted EMU in baseball on Thursday. Neither team scored until the third, before the offenses exploded and SU surged to a 21-6 decision in Winchester.

March 19, 2014
Royals Athlete of the Week: Ryan Hedrick
Ryan Hedrick was able to shine in the Sunshine State over Spring Break, securing him a spot as our Royals Athlete of the Week.

March 18, 2014
Royals Sweep LBC To Tie Program Record
The Royals swept Lancaster Bible College on the road Tuesday night, improving to 11-9 while winning their sixth straight match. It’s the longest winning streak for the EMU volleyball men since a six-match string in 2007, and is likely the longest winning streak in program history.

March 17, 2014
Ygarza Picks Up Second All-Region Award
Bianca Ygarza continues to pick up awards, even after she has played her last basketball game at Eastern Mennonite University. The senior forward today was named to the D3hoops.com All-South Region Third Team, her second time receiving the honor.

March 17, 2014
Falk Named All-Region Third Team
A big season just got a little bigger for EMU men’s basketball player David Falk as the junior was named to the D3hoops.com All-South Region Third Team. In his first season as a starter, Falk led the nation in rebounding and was also named All-ODAC First Team.

March 17, 2014
Snow Postpones Softball Date With Bridgewater
While the recent snowstorm caused EMU to shorten their second game of a softball doubleheader on Sunday, it will have a more significant effect now as the Royals have postponed their home set with rival Bridgewater College. The twinbill with the Eagles, which was originally scheduled for Wednesday, will now be played on Friday, March 28.

March 17, 2014
Royals Athlete of the Week: Jordan King
Although there were a number of outstanding performances as the winter sports season gave way to the spring sports, it wasn’t too hard to choose an ODAC champion for the Royals Athlete of the Week.

March 16, 2014
Royals Beat Mary Baldwin And The Snow
With yet another snowstorm forecasted to roll into the Shenandoah Valley on Sunday, EMU moved up the start time for a softball doubleheader against Mary Baldwin in an effort to play two. It worked, but just barely.

March 15, 2014
Royals Leave Runners On Base In DH Loss At R-MC
EMU’s ODAC schedule didn’t cut them any favors on Saturday, as the young Royals travelled to take on powerful Randolph-Macon. They Yellow Jackets won the ODAC Championship last spring, and exerted their talent in today’s doubleheader, taking a pair of 13-3 decisions.

March 14, 2014
Royals Athlete of the Week: Adam Posey
Despite the recent cold temperatures, the performance by senior Adam Posey can’t be overlooked and is the reason for his selection as the Royal Athlete of the Week.

March 13, 2014
CVC Announces Split As Teams Continue To Join
With the continued growth of men's volleyball at the NCAA Division III level, the Continental Volleyball Conference has recently approved a motion that will add a three new programs while splitting into two separate single sport conferences.

March 14, 2014
Shenandoah Rolls Over EMU Baseball
EMU’s efforts at an upset Friday afternoon were thwarted by Shenandoah, as the Hornets, effectively ranked No. 26 in the D3baseball.com poll, ran away with a 20-7 win in Harrisonburg. Each team hit a pair of homeruns on a spring day dominated by gusty winds blowing out to left field.

March 12, 2014
Softball Postpones SU Doubleheader To April 9
Due to the forecasted rain and blustery conditions, Thursday's softball doubleheader with Shenandoah University has been postponed. The ODAC twinbill has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 9, also in Harrisonburg.

March 12, 2014
Game With Shenandoah Postponed To Friday
Eastern Mennonite University's home baseball game with Shenandoah University has been postponed to Friday afternoon at 3:00pm, due to the forecast of showers and thunderstorms today in Harrisonburg.

March 11, 2014
EMU Out-Scores Christopher Newport In Harrisonburg, 9-7
The Royals pushed their winning streak to four with a 9-7 non-conference win over Christopher Newport Tuesday afternoon in Harrisonburg. Six of EMU’s batters had multi-hit games as the men improve to 12-5.

March 10, 2014
Hedrick Named ODAC Player Of The Week
Freshman Ryan Hedrick is quickly becoming a fixture in the middle of EMU's batting order, and today he was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Week. Hedrick hit .368 last week to help power the Royals to a 4-1 record at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational.

March 7, 2014
Volleyball Men Steam Through York Invitational To Claim Championship
The EMU volleyball men have caught fire, winning all four of their matches at this weekend’s York College Men’s Volleyball Invitational in Jamaica, N.Y. The Royals took three victories in straight sets to claim the invitational’s title over Lasell based on tie-breakers.

March 9, 2014
No. 20 CNU Takes Pair From Women In Newport News
After a week’s worth of rescheduling efforts, the EMU softball women ended up in Newport News on Sunday, playing a doubleheader at No. 20 Christopher Newport. The young Royals made improvements throughout the day, but still came home with a pair of losses to CNU.

March 7, 2014
Royals Take Three Wins In One Day In Florida
The Royals baseball team finished their play at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational with a bang on Friday, winning three games in less than the span of 12 hours. Eastern Mennonite won four of five in Florida, and returns home with an 11-5 record, just four wins from their win total from last spring.

March 7, 2014
Captains Knock EMU Women Out Of National Tourney
A quick start by No. 20 Christopher Newport provided the edge as the Captains knocked out the EMU women in the NCAA National Tournament, 78-63. The Royals struggled with CNU’s pressure early and couldn’t make up the difference as they bowed out of the national tournament in the first round for the second straight year.

March 5, 2014
Softball Team Heads To CNU On Sunday for DH
For the second straight weekend, unplayable field conditions have caused problems with EMU's softball schedule. After the dust has settled from four changes to this weekend's schedule, the Royals will play a doubleheader on Sunday at No. 21 Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va. First pitch is at 1:00pm.

March 6, 2014
CCNY No Match For EMU Volleyball Men
The Royals got a much needed win Thursday night, rolling over the City College of New York on the road, 3-1. EMU’s volleyball men have now won two of their last three since snapping a five-game losing skid last Saturday.

March 5, 2014
Marymount Takes Final Two To Hand EMU Tough CVC Loss
Needing a win to keep pace in the CVC standings, the Eastern Mennonite volleyball men came up just short Wednesday night at Marymount. The Royals took a 2-1 lead, but watched the Saints battle back for a critical five-set decision.

March 3, 2014
Women Earn At-Large NCAA Bid, Play CNU At Ferrum
For the second straight season, the Eastern Mennonite women's basketball team has earned an at-large berth in the NCAA National Tournament. The Royals will play against Christopher Newport University this Friday in a pod hosted by Ferrum College.

March 5, 2014
Highlanders Offense Knocks Off EMU Baseball, 13-6
The Royals couldn’t make it two-for-two on comeback attempts at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational, falling 13-6 to Houghton College Wednesday in Winter Haven, Fla. EMU scored the final six runs in yesterday’s 7-6 win, but couldn’t dig out of an early hole against the Highlanders.

March 4, 2014
Massive Comeback Gets RussMatt Started On Right Foot
A thrilling come-from-behind win gave the EMU baseball a great start to the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational on Tuesday. The Royals erased a 6-1 deficit in a 7-6 win over Saint Vincent College. Eastern Mennonite plays four more games this week in the Winter Haven, Fla., area over their spring break.

March 2, 2014
Royals Claim Records And Golds At ODAC Indoor Championships
The Eastern Mennonite track teams participated in Sunday’s ODAC Indoor Championships in Hampton, Va., and came home with a few new records. Two record-setting performances took gold medals at the meet, and one broke the ODAC Championship record as well.

March 2, 2014
Softball Women Win Two More In Salem
After picking up their first win on Saturday, the EMU softball team clicked on all cylinders on Sunday, sweeping two games at the Beach Blast in the Mountains in Salem, Va.

March 1, 2014
Guilford Squeezes Women Out Of ODAC Tournament Again
The postseason troubles with Guilford College continued for the EMU women Saturday afternoon, as the top-seeded Royals lost 61-54 to GC in the ODAC Tournament semifinals in Salem. Despite six straight regular season wins in the series, Eastern Mennonite has lost to the Quakers in the postseason each of the past three years.

March 1, 2014
Hot-Shooting Tigers Knock Out Runnin Royals
Despite shooting 47% from the floor, and forcing four more turnovers than they committed, the EMU basketball men were knocked out of the ODAC Tournament Saturday evening in Salem. Eight-seeded Hampden-Sydney continued their hot play, blitzing the nets at a 67% clip en route to their second straight upset, 104-80.

March 2, 2014
Royals Claim Records And Golds At ODAC Indoor Championships
The Eastern Mennonite track teams participated in Sunday's ODAC Indoor Championships in Hampton, Va., and came home with a few new records. Two record-setting performances took gold medals at the meet, and one broke the ODAC Championship record as well.

March 1, 2014
Win Over Cairn Snaps Five-Game Skid For Men
The EMU volleyball picked up a crucial win Saturday afternoon, sweeping Cairn University in Harrisonburg. The Royals broke a five-game losing streak with the decision, and also earned their first Continental Volleyball Conference decision of the season.

March 1, 2014
Split In Salem Gives Softball First Win
The EMU softball women had originally planned on playing at the Beach Blast in Virginia Beach, Va., this weekend. When the trip was cancelled due to unplayable fields, a wild scramble established the re-made event monikered as the Beach Bash in the Mountains, featured many of the same teams only playing in Salem, Va.

March 1, 2014
Wasps Sneak By Baseball Men In Both Games Of Doubleheader
EMU’s high-scoring offense ran out of steam Saturday at the wrong time, totaling just six runs in a pair of ODAC losses to Emory & Henry. Now 7-4 on the year, the baseball men head to Florida for five games next week at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational in Winter Haven, Fla.

February 28, 2014
Falk And Yates Power Men Into ODAC Semis
During their recent winning streak, the Runnin Royals have made a habit of grabbing the lead early and staying in front. They did the same thing in Friday’s ODAC Tournament quarterfinal matchup, jumping on fourth-seeded Lynchburg from the start and never letting up in a 93-81 win.

February 28, 2014
Volleyball Men Lose To Stevenson After Taking 2-0 Lead
Despite a strong start, the EMU men’s volleyball team ran out of steam in a five-set loss to No. 14 Stevenson University Friday night in Harrisonburg. The Royals won the first two games but couldn’t close out in suffering their fifth straight loss.

February 27, 2014
Royals Escape Upset Bid In ODAC Quarterfinals
Despite a 13-point lead in the first half, the EMU basketball women barely escaped with a 53-52 win over Shenandoah in the ODAC Tournament quarterfinals. The top-seeded Royals advance to the ODAC semifinals, and will play Guilford Saturday at 1:00pm at the Salem Civic Center.

February 27, 2014
Falk, Crump And Sims Earn All-ODAC Status
Riding a five-game winning streak into the ODAC Tournament quarterfinals, the Eastern Mennonite men’s basketball team had three players earn All-ODAC status, their most since the 2010-11 season. The awards were announced at a banquet in Salem, Va., Thursday night as the men’s teams get set for Friday’s quarterfinals at the Salem Civic Center.

February 27, 2014
Baseball Team Splits With Penn State-Harrisburg
Apparently the magic formula for the EMU baseball team is to not score three runs. The Royals split a doubleheader with Penn State-Harrisburg at home on Thursday to move to 7-2. They have scored three runs in both of their losses this year.

February 26, 2014
Griffin Named ODAC's Top Coach And Four Women Named All-ODAC
EMU’s team approach to basketball is well-represented this year on the All-ODAC Teams, as four players earned spots among the league’s top 18 players. Head Coach Kevin Griffin was also named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Coach of the Year for the second consecutive time.

February 25, 2014
Win Streak At Five As Runnin Royals Head To Salem
Beating a team three times in one season is tough. Same thing with back-to-back games. The Runnin Royals made it look easy Tuesday night, pulling away from Emory & Henry 89-63 in the ODAC Tournament First Round. Eastern Mennonite advances to the quarterfinals of the ODAC Tournament, where they will play fourth-seeded Lynchburg Friday at 3:00pm at the Salem Civic Center.

February 24, 2014
Posey Named ODAC Player Of The Week
Lead-off man Adam Posey was a destructive force atop EMU's batting order last weekend, accounting for 20 of the Royals' 76 runs in their five games. The ODAC today named him as their baseball Player of the Week, as he helped the Royals to five wins in a three-day span.

February 24, 2014
Ygarza Earns Another Player Of The Week Award
Senior Bianca Ygarza has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Week for women's basketball in her final chance. She helped Eastern Mennonite end the season on a 12-game winning streak, winning her second ODAC award of the year and fourth of her career.

February 23, 2014
Offense Again Leads In Doubleheader Sweep
The only thing that could stop the EMU baseball team Sunday afternoon was darkness. The Royals offense continued its roll, plating 31 runs in 11 offensive innings of a doubleheader sweep of visiting Mount Saint Vincent. Eastern Mennonite scored a total of 76 runs in 31 at-bats in five wins in Harrisonburg this weekend.

February 23, 2014
Royals Athlete of the Week: David Falk
While several Royals had significant achievements this week, it wasn’t too difficult to select David Falk of the men’s basketball team as the Royal Athlete of the Week.

February 22, 2014
Tracksters Get Final Tune-up For ODAC Championships
The EMU track teams sent a small group of runners to the SU Open in Selinsgrove, Pa., on Saturday. For the Royals it was mission accomplished, as the athletes prepared for next weekend's ODAC Championships.

February 22, 2014
EMU Blows By Lynchburg To Enter ODAC Tourney On Hot Streak
For the second straight season, the EMU basketball women head into the postseason riding a 12-game winning streak with the top seed in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament. The Royals wrapped up the regular season with a convincing 76-46 win over Lynchburg College on Senior Day.

February 22, 2014
Royals Top Emory & Henry In ODAC Preview, 84-75
Even though nothing was officially was on the line, the EMU basketball men didn’t play that way Saturday night. With ODAC Tournament seeding already locked into place, the Runnin Royals fought past Emory & Henry 84-75 to wrap up the regular season in Yoder Arena. The teams will get a rematch Tuesday night in the First Round of the ODAC Tournament.

February 22, 2014
Tracksters Get Final Tune-up For ODAC Championships
The EMU track teams sent a small group of runners to the SU Open in Selinsgrove, Pa., on Saturday. For the Royals it was mission accomplished, as the athletes prepared for next weekend’s ODAC Championships.

February 22, 2014
Baseball Men Score 27 Runs In DH Sweep Of Juniata
The EMU baseball team continues to show off their bats to the home crowd, as they picked up a pair of wins from Juniata Saturday afternoon in Harrisonburg. The Royals have now scored 45 runs in their three home games, all wins. They play two more at home on Sunday, taking on Mount St. Vincent at 12:30pm.

February 22, 2014
Skid Continues For Volleyball Men
The EMU volleyball men wrapped up a disappointing road trip on Saturday, dropping matches to Thiel and Mount St. Joseph in Greenville, Pa. On a four-game losing skid, the Royals slip to 4-7 overall and 0-2 in the Continental Volleyball Conference.

February 21, 2014
Royals Blow Out Maine-Presque Isle, 18-4
The EMU baseball team enjoyed their home opener Friday afternoon, scoring in all but two of their at-bats en route to an 18-4 dismantling of Maine-Presque Isle. The Royals will look to carry the momentum into a busy weekend, as they host doubleheaders on both Saturday and Sunday.

February 21, 2014
Volleyball Drops CVC Opener To No. 3 Juniata
Nationally-ranked Juniata was just too much for the EMU volleyball men Friday night, as the Royals dropped a straight sets decision to the Eagles in Huntingdon, Pa.

February 20, 2014
Track Team Down One Spot In South/Southeast
The EMU men's track and field team slipped one spot in this week's regional index, moving to No. 7 in the South/Southeast. The Royals had been No. 6 in the first three listings of 2014 according to the USTFCCCA.

February 19, 2014
Men Foil Bridgewater Comeback Attempt For Big ODAC Victory
With 1:09 left to play, the Runnin Royals trailed for the first time in nearly 119 straight minutes of basketball. Playing on a hostile floor at rival Bridgewater College, the men weren’t fazed. RJ Sims hit a go-ahead layup with 45 seconds left, and EMU ended the game on a 6-0 run to win their third straight contest, 80-75.

February 19, 2014
EMU Women Win 11th Straight To Clinch ODAC's Top Seed
Despite being held well below their scoring average, the Eastern Mennonite basketball women used a prolonged 26-7 run to take control in Wednesday’s 58-47 win at Shenandoah. The Royals’ 11th straight win clinches the top seed in next week’s ODAC Tournament, as they improve to 14-1 in conference play.

February 19, 2014
Royals Up One Spot To No. 8 In South Region
The Eastern Mennonite basketball women moved up one spot in this week's regional rankings, taking over the No. 8 position in the South Region. EMU hold a 19-4 overall record including 18-4 in-region.

February 18, 2014
Royals Athlete of the Week: Quentin Moore
Junior transfer Quentin Moore is off to a good start in keeping EMU's tradition alive of maintaining a strong men's volleyball program.

February 17, 2014
Falk Named ODAC Player Of The Week
Eastern Mennonite University men's basketball player David Falk had a memorable stretch last week, and today he can add his first ODAC Player of the Week award. The junior averaged a double double last week, helping EMU's men to a pair of key ODAC wins, while also getting some attention on ESPN's SportsCenter.

February 17, 2014
Snow Causes Another Baseball Casualty
The snow from last Wednesday and Thursday has caused another postponement, this time knocking out EMU's baseball game against Mary Washington on Tuesday. Although the teams are working on rescheduling, no makeup date has been announced.

February 14, 2014
Bane, Vrolijk and Robinson All Have Huge Efforts
Alyssa Bane re-broke a school record while Drew Vrolijk and Richard Robinson won events as EMU tunes up for the ODAC Indoor Championships. The indoor ODAC meet is March 2 in Hampton, Va.

February 16, 2014
Women Get Hits But Leave Runners On In Losses
The Eastern Mennonite softball team had their bats working again on Sunday, combining for 15 hits over two games at the 3 n 2 Elite Event in Atlanta, Ga., but they only managed to score three runs in suffering another pair of losses. The women lost to host Emory in the morning before dropped a tight match with Greensboro in the afternoon.

February 15, 2014
Threes And Free Throws Give Royals Important ODAC Win
The Runnin Royals entered Saturday night’s clash with Randolph College shooting just 30% from three point range. The men started the game on fire, however, drilling 7-of-8 from long range and never trailed, rolling to a key 76-69 win.

February 15, 2014
Women Take Down Roanoke To Reduce Magic Number To One
As the end of a regular season looms, it’s more and more important for teams to simply take care of business. The EMU basketball women took care of business at home Saturday afternoon, leading most of the game in an 82-72 win over Roanoke College.

February 15, 2014
Royals Drop Pair In Atlanta
The EMU softball team opened up their 2014 season in Atlanta, Ga., Saturday afternoon, taking on a pair of talented southern teams at the 3 n 2 Elite Event. The Royals ended up on the short end of both games, and will turn around and play both teams again on Sunday.

February 14, 2014
Snow Postpones Baseball's Home Opener
The big snow dump all along the East Coast earlier this week has forced the postponement of EMU baseball's home opener. The Royals doubleheader with Penn State-Harrisburg scheduled for this Saturday cannot be played in Harrisonburg and is postponed.

February 14, 2014
Bane, Vrolijk and Robinson All Have Huge Efforts
Alyssa Bane re-broke a school record while Drew Vrolijk and Richard Robinson won events as EMU tunes up for the ODAC Indoor Championships. The indoor ODAC meet is March 2 in Hampton, Va.

February 14, 2014
EMU Softball Women Expect To Move Up In 2014
Despite graduating the program’s homerun and RBI queen, EMU softball coach J.D. McCurdy thinks he still has the weapons to win an ODAC championship. That’s because the 11th-year head coach returns his nine other starters from a team which finished 21-19 overall.

February 13, 2014
Basketball Women Open Regional Rankings At No. 9
The EMU women's basketball team is ranked No. 9 in the initial South Region rankings. The NCAA compiles the rankings to aid in selecting at-large bids to the NCAA Tournament, which starts March 7.

February 13, 2014
Royals Hold At No. 6 In South/Southeast Region
In a week of few changes, the EMU track & field men have held firm at No. 6 in the South/Southeast Region. The Royals are coming off a weekend without a meet. They have been No. 6 in all three ranking done by the USTFCCCA this year.

February 11, 2014
Runnin Royals Take Down Another Nationally-Ranked Foe
Coming into Tuesday night’s rescheduled game against No. 21 Randolph-Macon, the Runnin Royals were just 2-6 in Yoder Arena. The men decided to change that trend, leading by as many as 13 points en route to a thrilling 73-68 upset of the Yellow Jackets. It is the second victory over a nationally-ranked ODAC opponent in seven days for Eastern Mennonite.

February 11, 2014
Women Get By Eagles For 16th Straight Home Win
The sign of a good team is still getting a win even on an off night. The EMU basketball women showed that sign Tuesday night, using a late push to get by rival Bridgewater College at home, 78-70.

February 11, 2014
Royals Athlete of the Week: Jacob Landis
Breaking school records is not an easy task, but Jacob Landis was able to run his way to the top and break a school record, landing him a spot as Royals Athlete of the Week.

February 9, 2014
EMU Loses On Day Two Of CVC Weekend
After winning the first two games of the Continental Volleyball Conference Crossover Weekend in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Eastern Mennonite men’s volleyball team lost its final game of the weekend to No. 10 ranked Carthage 3-0 on Sunday morning. The loss brought their weekend tally to 2-1 and overall record to 4-4.

February 8, 2014
Royals Continue ODAC Roll Against Randolph College
Eastern Mennonite’s women’s basketball team continued their tear through the ODAC, beating the Randolph College Wildcats, 72-54 on Saturday afternoon in Lynchburg. EMU is now 11-1 in the ODAC and 17-4 on the season.

February 8, 2014
Royals Drop Tough One To Tigers
Eastern Mennonite lost a tough ODAC matchup Saturday afternoon against the Hampden-Sydney Tigers 79-68. Both teams are now 6-6 in the conference. EMU moves to 11-10 overall. H-SC now owns the season series 2-0 and a tiebreak over the Royals after winning 71-61 in Harrisonburg earlier this year.

February 8, 2014
EMU Wins Two On Opening Day At CVC Weekend
The EMU volleyball men had a good day in Cincinnati, Ohio as they won twice in the CVC Crossover Weekend. The Weekend features all 12 Continental Volleyball Conference teams and allows teams from the East Division to face three West Division teams between two days. EMU was slated Saturday against the Fontbonne University Griffins and the Milwaukee School of Engineering Raiders. The Royals beat the Griffins 3-0 and the Raiders 3-2.

February 7, 2014
Royals Split Season Opener at N.C. Wesleyan
Eastern Mennonite began their 2014 campaign Friday afternoon as they split a pair of games at North Carolina Wesleyan, winning 2-1 and losing 4-3. EMU will take more than a week off before returning to the field Saturday, February 15 at home in a doubleheader against Penn State – Harrisburg.

February 7, 2014
Track Men Ranked No. 6 In Region
For the second straight week, the Eastern Mennonite University men's track & field team has landed at No. 6 in the regional rankings. The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Associations makes the rankings, which are based on results so far this season.

February 6, 2014
Softball Team Pegged 7th In ODAC Poll
The Eastern Mennonite University softball team has been picked seventh in this year’s Old Dominion Athletic Conference Preseason Poll. The Royals return a strong core of their team from 2013, which finished 21-19 and tied for seventh in the ODAC standings at 9-11.

February 6, 2014
Rains Force Baseball Opener To Friday
Opening Day for the EMU baseball season is now one day closer. Literally. Due to forecasted rains in North Carolina, the two games scheduled for this weekend at North Carolina Wesleyan have been moved to a Friday doubleheader. First pitch of the first twinbill of the year is slated for noon.

February 5, 2014
Royals Pick Up Huge OT Win At No. 16 Virginia Wesleyan
Marcel Crump sent the game to extra time and Ryan Yates provided the winning points, as the Eastern Mennonite basketball men earned an impressive 85-82 win in overtime at No. 16 Virginia Wesleyan. The Runnin Royals improve to 11-9 on the season and maintain a spot at fifth place in ODAC at 6-5.

February 5, 2014
Kolb Resigns As EMU Women's Soccer Coach
Eastern Mennonite University has announced the resignation of women’s soccer coach Sue Kolb. She also served as the Assistant Athletic Director of Student Athlete Well-Being. Kolb has accepted a position as an academic administrator in the athletic department at George Mason University.

February 5, 2014
Royals Athlete of the Week: RJ Sims
“Break out” performances are normally used for freshmen or newcomers to describe their first significant contribution to the team’s effort.

February 4, 2014
Women Have Just Enough To Get By Generals On The Road
The EMU basketball women outscored host Washington and Lee 45-36 in the second half Tuesday night, securing a 72-67 win in Lexington. The Royals watched their 13-point lead nearly evaporate over the final three minutes, but made just enough free throws to improve to 16-4 overall and 10-1 in the ODAC.

February 4, 2014
Royals Roll Over Chargers In Non-Conference Sweep
The EMU volleyball men picked up a non-conference sweep Tuesday night, rolling over Lancaster Bible College 3-0. The Royals improve to 2-3 with the decision as they get ready for their first weekend tournament of the year. The men play three matches this Saturday and Sunday at the CVC Crossover Weekend in Cincinnati, Ohio.

February 3, 2014
Ygarza Named ODAC Player Of The Week
Senior Bianca Ygarza led the EMU women to a pair of wins last week as they took over sole possession of first place in the ODAC. Today she was recognized by the conference for her play, earning the ODAC Player of the Week award for women's basketball.

January 31, 2014
Landis Breaks School Record In North Carolina
Although the Royals didn’t send a lot of track athletes to the Hilton Garden Invitational in Winston-Salem, N.C., over the weekend, those that went fared well at the huge meet. Junior Jacob Landis highlighted the trip by breaking the school record in the 5000m, toppling a 12-year-old mark.

February 3, 2014
The ODAC Partners With Rising Up Sports To Launch ODAC.tv
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its launch of ODAC.tv today, a partnership with Rising Up Sports that will present a more immersive Internet web streaming experience for fans, parents, alumni and supporters of some of the best student-athletes and programs that NCAA Division III has to offer.

February 1, 2014
Balanced Scoring Attack Pushes EMU Women By Wasps
The basketball women took over Saturday’s game at Emory & Henry early and ran away with a 70-50 decision, winning their sixth straight and taking over sole possession of first place in the ODAC. Four Royals scored in double figures as Eastern Mennonite improved to 15-4 overall and 9-1 in the conference.

February 1, 2014
Maroons Get Late Bucket To Topple EMU Men, 88-87
In a game packed with 30 lead changes, it took a late turnover to seal the outcome, as Roanoke College stole an 88-87 decision from the EMU basketball men Saturday night in Harrisonburg. The Maroons took the lead with 2.4 seconds left to play, then watched as Eastern Mennonite turned the ball over on their final chance.

February 1, 2014
Royals Drop Pair To Tough Competition
The EMU volleyball played two matches in Hoboken, NJ, on Saturday and dropped both, falling to a nationally-ranked D-III team and a D-I squad. The Royals slip to 1-3 overall and return home on Tuesday to host Lancaster Bible College at 6:00pm.

January 31, 2014
Landis Breaks School Record In North Carolina
Although the Royals didn’t send a lot of track athletes to the Hilton Garden Invitational in Winston-Salem, N.C., over the weekend, those that went fared well at the huge meet. Junior Jacob Landis highlighted the trip by breaking the school record in the 5000m, toppling a 12-year-old mark.

January 31, 2014
Soccer's Mast Given Academic Award By NSCAA
Eastern Mennonite University junior Mark Mast has been named to the Men's Soccer College Division Scholar All-East Region Honorable Mention list released by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

January 30, 2014
Baseball Team Picked 10th, Season Starts Feb. 8
Apparently the ODAC baseball coaches still think the EMU program needs another year under Coach Ben Spotts to turn things around. The Royals were picked No. 10 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Baseball Preseason Poll, which was released today.

January 29, 2014
Offense Clicks In ODAC Win At Shenandoah
Marcel Crump and RJ Sims combined for 56 points as the Eastern Mennonite basketball men picked up a 78-72 win at Shenandoah Wednesday night. The Runnin Royals shot 55% during the decisive second half as they improve to 10-8 overall and 5-4 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

January 28, 2014
Women Knock Down Yellow Jackets With Defense
In the marquee matchup of the ODAC’s two highest-scoring teams, it was EMU’s defense which won the day. The Royals held the Randolph-Macon women to 36% shooting and a season low point total in an 82-63 win in Harrisonburg.

January 25, 2014
Royals Erase Second-Half Deficit And Take Down Guilford In 2OT, 72-67
With 12:31 left in regulation, Guilford College’s women held their biggest lead of the night at 11 points and the Royals were struggling to find a rhythm. Then Jess Rheinheimer hit a three pointer, and another, and another, and one more, swinging momentum in EMU’s favor. It eventually took two overtimes, but the Eastern Mennonite women took a big 72-67 win in a clash of the two ODAC preseason favorites in Harrisonburg.

January 25, 2014
Track Teams Look Good At Captains Invitational
The EMU track & field teams headed to Newport News over the weekend for the Captains Invitational hosted by Christopher Newport University. Although Coach Jason Lewkowicz used the event as a training a meet, the Royals still claimed a few more spots in the ODAC Championship.

January 25, 2014
Volleyball Royals Open Year With Split Against Coker
The EMU volleyball men opened their 2014 season on Saturday, splitting a doubleheader with D-II Coker College. The Royals won the first match between the two, giving Coach Dominick Porter a win in his first outing, before falling to the Cobras in the nightcap.

January 25, 2014
Cold Shooting Drops Runnin Royals
ODAC-leading Guilford proved their worth Saturday afternoon, holding off the EMU basketball men in Harrisonburg, 77-63. GC took over a tight game with an 11-2 run early in the second half and the Royals could get no closer than six points the rest of the way.

January 23, 2014
Young Royals Looking To Take New Step
Last spring, the EMU volleyball men finished with a record over .500 for the first time in five years. To earn a winning mark again in 2014, the Royals will need to rely on new players, as they graduated five starters.

January 25, 2014
Track Teams Look Good At Captains Invitational
The EMU track & field teams headed to Newport News over the weekend for the Captains Invitational hosted by Christopher Newport University. Although Coach Jason Lewkowicz used the event as a training a meet, the Royals still claimed a few more spots in the ODAC Championship.

January 22, 2014
EMU Women Finish Off Eagles In Final Minutes
Eastern Mennonite’s basketball women couldn’t shake host Bridgewater College for 33:40 Wednesday night. But the Royals took control over the final 6:20, outscoring the Eagles 20-9 down the stretch to secure an 83-73 decision, their fifth straight win over their rivals.

January 22, 2014
Sims Breaks 1,000 To Help Royals To Road Win
In the ODAC, you simply protect your home court and try to steal a few wins on the road. The Runnin Royals picked up a solid road win Wednesday, out-scoring host Washington and Lee 45-35 in the second half to earn an 80-74 victory. Eastern Mennonite’s men are now 9-7 overall and 4-3 in the ODAC, riding a season-best three-game winning streak.

January 18, 2014
Another EMU Record Goes Down In Just Second Meet Of Season
The EMU track teams got back in action this weekend, participating in the Liberty Open in Lynchburg. It was a successful outing, as one school record fell and 14 more athletes qualified for the 2014 ODAC Indoor Championships.

January 18, 2014
Royals Sneak Past Hot-Shooting Hollins Team
Good teams find ways to win. The EMU basketball women followed that mantra Saturday afternoon, fighting past a scrappy Hollins team in Yoder Arena, 70-60. Despite leading much of the game, the Royals trailed with 9:03 to play, before taking over down the stretch.

January 18, 2014
EMU Men Shut Down Wasps In Final Minutes
The Runnin Royals have their first ODAC winning streak of the season after picking up a hard-fought 72-58 win at Emory & Henry. EMU took control of a back-and-forth contest with a run midway through the second to even up their conference record at 3-3.

January 15, 2014
Sims Catches Fire To Push EMU Men Past Eagles
Senior RJ Sims picked a great time to break out of his offensive funk, as he scored 14 points over the final 7:38 of Wednesday night’s game with Bridgewater, and nearly single-handedly carried Eastern Mennonite to a 62-54 win.

January 15, 2014
Royals Lock Down Marlins In Virginia Beach, 55-36
The EMU basketball women rebounded from their first ODAC loss in a big way, dominating Virginia Wesleyan on the road Wednesday night, 55-36. VWC had entered the game as the lone undefeated team in conference play, but the Royals held them to 31% shooting for the convincing road win.

January 15, 2014
Royals Athlete of the Week: Marla zumFelde
Marla zumFelde nets our Royals Athlete of the Week after averaging 20 points a game last week.

January 18, 2014
Another EMU Record Goes Down In Just Second Meet Of Season
The EMU track teams got back in action this weekend, participating in the Liberty Open in Lynchburg. It was a successful outing, as one school record fell and 14 more athletes qualified for the 2014 ODAC Indoor Championships.

January 14, 2014
Track Teams Poised To Break More Records
How do you improve upon a season in which the team broke 12 different program records? If you are EMU track & field Coach Jason Lewkowicz, you bring back most of your key performers and throw in another round of skilled recruits for a promising third year of rebuilding the Royals track program.

January 11, 2014
Tigers Close On Run To Top Royals, 71-61
The final score was not indicative of the actual game in EMU’s 71-61 loss at home to Hampden-Sydney Saturday night. After a second half which was locked in a single possession game, the visiting Tigers scored the final nine points to win by ten, the biggest lead by either team on the night.

January 11, 2014
Turnover Bug Bites EMU Women At Roanoke
Committing 28 turnovers was too much for the EMU basketball women to overcome Saturday, as they suffered a 69-65 defeat at ODAC rival Roanoke. The loss was the first of the ODAC season for Eastern Mennonite as they fell into a three-way tie for second place at 3-1 in the league.

January 8, 2014
Volleyball Men Picked Sixth In CVC Poll
The Eastern Mennonite University men’s volleyball team has been tabbed sixth in the Continental Volleyball Conference Preseason poll. The Royals play in the CVC East, which landed five teams in the top six of the preseason poll.

January 8, 2014
WildCats Steal Win From Royals In Crazy Final Seconds
The Royals earned an 11-point lead early in the second Wednesday night at Randolph College, but EMU’s basketball men couldn’t close the deal, dropping a 63-62 decision in a wild finish. The game saw two separate ties over the final 10 seconds, and the teams combined to shoot six free throws over the final 3.1 seconds, with the WildCats making the game-winning free throw with 1.4 ticks left.

January 14, 2014
Track Teams Poised To Break More Records
How do you improve upon a season in which the team broke 12 different program records? If you are EMU track & field Coach Jason Lewkowicz, you bring back most of your key performers and throw in another round of skilled recruits for a promising third year of rebuilding the Royals track program.

January 7, 2014
Outside Shooting Opens Up The Way For 80-57 Win
EMU’s basketball women battled past a scrappy Washington Adventist team Tuesday night in Harrisonburg, pulling away in the second half for an 80-57 decision. The Royals improve to 9-3 after their final non-conference game of the season.

January 6, 2014
Royals Don't Have Enough To Get Past Gophers At Home
The EMU men made a few runs at Goucher Monday night, but ended up on the short end of an 87-81 decision at home. The Runnin Royals slip to 6-5 overall with the loss in their final non-conference contest of the year.

January 3, 2014
Falk Keys Defensive Effort In Win Over Dragons
Despite never trailing in Friday’s non-conference game against Virginia University of Lynchburg, the Runnin Royals were happy just to get out with the win, taking a 78-70 decision in Yoder Arena. EMU improves to 6-4 on the year in advance of their final non-ODAC game Monday night against Goucher.

January 2, 2014
Johns Hopkins Too Much For EMU In Baltimore
EMU’s post-Christmas schedule started on a down note, as the women shot 33% from the floor in a 67-58 loss at Johns Hopkins Thursday afternoon. The Royals shot a season-low 1-for-15 from three point range as they slipped to 8-3 overall, with all their losses coming on the road.

December 24, 2013
Royals Earn National Academic Award
The EMU men’s soccer team has earned a prestigious honor, being given a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award. The Royals accumulated a 3.13 GPA as a team during the 2012-13 academic year.

December 23, 2013
Soccer Women Make Cookies For RMH Bake Sale
The Eastern Mennonite University women’s soccer team combined a fun team get-together with helping out a good cause, as they made cookies to donate to Rockingham Memorial Hospital.

December 18, 2013
Royals Athlete of the Week: Alisa Brown
Returning as a productive player after offseason ACL surgery is just one of the reasons why junior Alisa Brown has been named our Royals Athlete of the Week.

December 17, 2013
Women Overcome Cold Shooting To Earn Win At Washington
A win is a win. Regardless of how the 40 minutes of action felt, the EMU basketball women came home with a 58-55 road victory from non-conference opponent Washington College Tuesday night. The Royals shot just 34%, but still never trailed to improve to 8-2 as they head into their 15-day layoff between semesters.

December 14, 2013
North Central Escapes Royals At Don Glick Classic
The Runnin Royals had their chances against nationally recognized North Central (Ill.) Saturday afternoon, but couldn’t keep the Cardinals off the offensive glass in suffering a tough 70-68 loss at the Don Glick Classic. James Williams narrowly missed what would have been a game-winning three pointer at the buzzer, as Eastern Mennonite heads into a long Christmas break with a record of 5-4.

December 14, 2013
Women Never Trail In Non-Conference Win At Mt. Aloysius, 76-62
Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow could slow down the Eastern Mennonite basketball women Saturday, as they scored the first 10 points and never trailed in a 76-62 win at Mt. Aloysius in Cresson, Pa. In an effort to beat an impending snowstorm in the region, the Royals drove up Friday night and moved the start time to 11:00am. The Royals looked good in the non-conference win.

December 13, 2013
Huge Second Half Pushes Basketball Men Over Cobras
The EMU basketball men shot 58% and outscored Virginia Intermont 48-22 in the second half Friday night, running away with an 85-56 win to open play at the Don Glick Classic hosted by Bridgewater College. The Royals improve to 5-3 with the decision as they prepare for North Central (Ill.) on the final day of the Classic.

December 12, 2013
VaSID Names Stowers To All-State Second Team
Field hockey player Mandy Stowers has capped her junior campaign by being named to the All-State Second Team by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID). It is the first All-State award for Stowers.

December 12, 2013
Royals Athlete of the Week: Bianca Ygarza
Bianca Ygarza has been dominating the beginning of her senior season on the basketball court, and this week earns the Royals Athlete of the Week.

December 9, 2013
Downs Named All-State First Team
Center back Joao “Chris” Downs has been named as one of the top players in Virginia, as he earned a spot on the All-State First Team.

December 9, 2013
Crump Named ODAC Player Of The Week
Seven games into his D-III career, junior Marcel Crump has achieved a select honor, being named the men's basketball Player of the Week by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. EMU played just one game last week, but Crump unleashed a 30-point outburst for a new career high, pushing the Runnin Royals to an 81-79 overtime win at Roanoke College.

December 7, 2013
Yates Jumper In OT Helps Runnin Royals To First ODAC Win
Despite never trailing in the first half, the Runnin Royals needed a late 8-0 run to force overtime before pulling out an 81-79 win at ODAC rival Roanoke College in Salem, Va. Ryan Yates hit the game-winning shot with five seconds left in OT as Eastern Mennonite improved to 4-3 overall and 1-1 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

December 7, 2013
Ferrum Holds Off EMU Women In Matchup Of Top Teams
A bad stretch to start the second half was too much to overcome for the EMU basketball women Saturday afternoon, as they lost 78-72 at Ferrum. The Royals made a huge 31-13 run late in the game but could get no closer than two points in the final minute.

December 6, 2013
Royals Track Teams Respected In ODAC Preseason Polls
The votes are in and the Royals track & field teams continue to build up respect. As the Eastern Mennonite track program heads into its third year under the guidance of Coach Jason Lewkowicz, both the men and women were tabbed as one of the top teams in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

December 5, 2013
Tracksters Have Great Start To New Year
The Eastern Mennonite track & field teams opened up their 2013-14 season, participating in the Liberty Kickoff Meet in Lynchburg. It was a successful start, as the Royals broke one school record and had 14 qualifiers for the ODAC Indoor Championship Meet.

December 4, 2013
Royals Athlete of the Week: Marcel Crump
Averaging 20.5 points a game landed men’s basketball player Marcel Crump as our Royals Athlete of the Week.

December 4, 2013
Former Royal Erik Kratz Traded To Toronto
Former Royal and Hall of Honor inductee Erik Kratz has been traded. The baseball player was sent to the Toronto Blue Jays after three seasons with his hometown Philadelphia Phillies.

December 3, 2013
Royals Blow By Talented Randolph Women, 87-64
In a matchup of the preseason favorite and the upstart, EMU came out on top. The Royals, picked first in the ODAC’s preseason poll, grabbed an early lead and never let it go in an 87-64 win over upstart Randolph College in Yoder Arena.

December 6, 2013
Royals Track Teams Respected In ODAC Preseason Polls
The votes are in and the Royals track & field teams continue to build up respect. As the Eastern Mennonite track program heads into its third year under the guidance of Coach Jason Lewkowicz, both the men and women were tabbed as one of the top teams in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

December 5, 2013
Tracksters Have Great Start To New Year
The Eastern Mennonite track & field teams opened up their 2013-14 season, participating in the Liberty Kickoff Meet in Lynchburg. It was a successful start, as the Royals broke one school record and had 14 qualifiers for the ODAC Indoor Championship Meet.

December 1, 2013
Captains Down EMU Men In Non-Conference Contest, 68-59
The Eastern Mennonite basketball men hosted nationally-regarded Christopher Newport in a non-conference battle Sunday night but came out on the short end of a 68-59 decision. Despite playing the Captains’ style of game most of the night, it took a late run for the visitors, effectively ranked No. 32 in the latest D3hoops.com national poll, to stretch out to the final margin.

November 30, 2013
Big Start Fuels EMU Women To 90-69 Win Over Emory & Henry
A hot start was enough for the EMU women Saturday afternoon, as they got by ODAC opponent Emory & Henry 90-69 in Yoder Arena. The Royals exploded to a 23-2 lead out of the gates and never let the lead below double digits to improve to 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the conference.

November 27, 2013
Royals Athlete of the Week: David Falk
From the paint to the boards, David Falk has been a dominant force for the Runnin Royals and landed our Royals Athlete of the Week.

November 26, 2013
Offense Back In High Gear In Win At Ferrum, 91-85
The Runnin Royals picked up an impressive road win Tuesday afternoon, ousting Ferrum College on the road, 91-85. Eastern Mennonite’s basketball men closed the game on a 14-8 run to break off a tie score, toppling a Panthers team which was picked to finish second in the USA South.

November 26, 2013
Five Hit Double Figures In Win At Mary Baldwin
EMU’s basketball women controlled Mary Baldwin in every facet of the game Tuesday afternoon, and picked up a 90-40 non-conference win on the road. The Royals shot 52.8% from the floor and had a balanced attack as they improve to 4-1 overall.

November 23, 2013
Royals Open ODAC With Big Win At Hollins
EMU’s basketball women controlled their ODAC opener, leading from start to finish in a 103-45 thumping of Hollins on the road. The Royals shot 53% from the floor as they gave Head Coach Kevin Griffin his program-record 140th career victory.

November 23, 2013
Chappell-Dick Competes At Nationals To Close Year
For the first time since 2002, EMU had a women’s runner at the NCAA National Cross Country Championships. Sophomore Hannah Chappell-Dick made her first-ever appearance at the national race, crossing in 23:35.2 on the 6k course in Hanover, Ind.

November 23, 2013
Runnin Royals Cold In Home Loss To Lynchburg
The home iron was unkind Saturday night, as the Eastern Mennonite men struggled to hit shots in their home-opening loss to Lynchburg, 107-87. The Royals shot just 40.6% from the floor, including 5-26 from long range.

November 21, 2013
Royals Athlete of the Week: Hannah Chappell-Dick
To no surprise Hannah Chappell-Dick wins our Royals Athlete of the Week for her amazing performance in the regional meet this past weekend.

November 20, 2013
Runnin Royals Out-Shoot Elizabethtown On The Road, 94-84
EMU’s offense was in high gear Wednesday night, shooting a scorching 56.9% from the floor en route to a 94-84 thumping of Elizabethtown on the road. The Royals took over a close game with a run to end the first half, and then kept the pedal to the metal in the second to improve to 2-1.

November 20, 2013
Spartans Take Down Royals In Big Non-Conference Clash
In a matchup of nationally-regarded basketball teams, York (Pa.) had too much on their home court for the EMU women to handle, taking a 65-52 decision. The Royals couldn’t overcome a disastrous stretch in the first half, and would get no closer than seven in the final minutes in suffering their first loss of the year.

November 19, 2013
EMU Basketball Women Jump Into National Rankings
They didn't accomplish the fete last year when they went to the NCAA National Championships. Even the year before when they finished 22-4, the EMU basketball women couldn't pull it off. But this season it took all of one week for the Royals to jump into the national poll.

November 19, 2013
Royals Athlete of the Week: Jessica Goertzen
While EMU had no contests during the week of Nov. 4-10, we still wanted to honor a student-athlete. Jessica Goertzen recently completed her senior season as a captain with the women’s volleyball team.

November 18, 2013
Women's Soccer Announces Futsal Tournament
EMU women's soccer coach Sue Kolb has announced a women's soccer futsal tournament for Saturday, February 8. The tourney is for high school teams, with players in grades 9-12, and will be played in Eastern Mennonite's Yoder Arena in University Commons.

November 17, 2013
Late First-Half Run Pushes Mary Washington Past EMU Men
A late first-half run gave Mary Washington the momentum they needed to get by the EMU basketball men, handing the Runnin Royals a 77-64 defeat Sunday afternoon at the Hampton Inn South Tip-Off Tournament in Fredericksburg.

November 16, 2013
Chappell-Dick Qualifies For Nationals And Women Place 7th
Sophomore Hannah Chappell-Dick has had a remarkable recovery from offseason surgery, and now she has a trip to the NCAA National Championships to prove it. EMU’s sophomore finished 12th at Saturday’s South/Southeast Regional in Newport News, qualifying for the national meet while spurring the team on to a seventh-place finish.

November 16, 2013
Royals Fight Off Chargers To Improve To 2-0
In a meeting of 2013 NCAA National Tournament teams, Eastern Mennonite set the tone early and then held on for an 82-64 win over Lancaster Bible College. With the win, the Royals complete their EMU Tip-Off Invitational with a 2-0 record.

November 16, 2013
Two Land On All-Region Team For EMU Men
The Eastern Mennonite men’s cross country team finished the 2013 season on a high note today, putting two runners on the All-Region Team and finishing 10th overall at the South/Southeast Regional in Newport News, Va.

November 15, 2013
Downs And Rhine Earn All-ODAC Spots
The Eastern Mennonite men’s soccer team put two players onto the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference Teams which were released today. Defender Joao Downs earned a spot on the All-ODAC First Team, while forward Christian Rhine landed on the All-ODAC Third Team.

November 16, 2013
Sims And Yates Lead EMU Past Dolphins In Overtime
The Runnin Royals started the year on the right foot, getting an impressive 95-93 win over Staten Island in overtime at the Hampton Inn South Tip-Off Tournament in Fredericksburg, Va. RJ Sims capped a furious comeback by nailing a three pointer at the buzzer of regulation, and the men did just enough in overtime to escape with the win.

November 15, 2013
Women Force 44 Turnovers And Roll Chatham, 85-35
EMU’s defense looked in fine form to open the 2013-14 season Friday night, allowing just eight second-half points in an 85-35 thumping of Chatham at the EMU Tip-Off Invitational. The basketball women play again Saturday afternoon in Yoder Arena against Lancaster Bible College.

November 14, 2013
Osei Claims Spot On All-ODAC Second Team
Women’s soccer forward Nora Osei has been named All-ODAC Second Team after leading the Royals’ offense this year. She had been named the ODAC Player of the Week earlier this fall, but this is Osei’s first postseason award from the conference.

November 13, 2013
Last Year's Success Fuels This Year's Work Ethic
Following up a national tournament appearance is tough enough. Doing it without a few key pieces makes it one notch tougher.

November 13, 2013
Stowers, Hench And Derstine Claim All-ODAC Awards
Three EMU field hockey women have earned spots on this year’s all-conference teams, including a pair of standout defenders. The All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference teams were voted on the by the league’s coaches.

November 12, 2013
Reaching Their Ceiling At The Right Time
On paper, it looks like the Runnin Royals have their work cut out for them this season. While they do have to replace three of their top four scorers, Coach Kirby Dean feels he has a deeper basketball team this year.

November 7, 2013
Royals Targeted As Top Team In ODAC Women’s Hoops
The Eastern Mennonite basketball women have been picked as the best team in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, but it is far from a foregone conclusion.

November 6, 2013
Royals Athlete of the Week: Lanae Kreider
Lanae Kreider helped the women’s cross country team clinch second place at the ODAC meet this weekend, which has also landed her our Royals Athlete of the Week.

November 5, 2013
Men Ranked For First Time, Women Climb To No. 6
It was certainly a successful trip to the ODAC Championships for the EMU cross country teams. As a result of last Saturday's race, the Royals men jumped into this week's regional rankings for the first time, while the women skipped to their highest spot of the year.

November 2, 2013
Women Take 2nd At ODACs, Highest Finish Since 2001
The key in any sport is to peak at the right time. For the Eastern Mennonite cross country women, getting healthy at just the right time is allowing them peak, as they landed four All-ODAC finishers and second place as a team at the ODAC Championships Saturday in Farmville, Va.

November 2, 2013
Cross Country Men Jump To 4th At ODAC Championships
Just as Coach Jason Lewkowicz predicted, his inexperienced cross country men would continue to get better as the season progressed. They proved that Saturday by finishing in fourth place at the ODAC Championship in Farmville, Va.

November 2, 2013
Eagles' Goal In Overtime Sends Royals Packing
Despite hitting the first goal of the game, the EMU field hockey women fell 2-1 in overtime of Saturday’s ODAC Tournament quarterfinal game at Bridgewater College. The Eagles advance to take on top-seeded Lynchburg in the semifinals, while Eastern Mennonite is done for the year.

November 2, 2013
No. 13 Hornets End EMU's Season In ODAC Quarterfinals
For the EMU women’s soccer team, it was more about earning a spot in the ODAC Tournament as opposed to if they won or lost. The Royals, who were hit hard by injuries over the final month of the season, qualified for their first ODAC Tournament in three years but were eliminated in the quarterfinals Saturday, falling 12-1 at top-seeded Lynchburg.

November 5, 2013
Men Ranked For First Time, Women Climb To No. 6
It was certainly a successful trip to the ODAC Championships for the EMU cross country teams. As a result of last Saturday's race, the Royals men jumped into this week's regional rankings for the first time, while the women skipped to their highest spot of the year.

November 2, 2013
Volleyball Women Finish Up Season At Goucher
The EMU volleyball women wrapped up their successful 2013 season on the road Saturday afternoon, dropping a 3-0 decision at Goucher. The Royals close the year with a record of 9-18, their most wins since 2009, as well as 2-9 in the ODAC, their first conference victories since 2009.

November 1, 2013
Royals Athlete of the Week: Brendan Jeschke
Men's soccer player Brendan Jeschke has closed his career by being chosen as our Royals Athlete of the Week.

November 1, 2013
Detweiler Named Academic All-District
Women’s soccer senior Erica Detweiler has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team, as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

October 30, 2013
ODAC Coaches Tab Men 7th In Preseason Poll
A year after finishing ninth in the regular season standings, the Runnin Royals have enough respect to earn a spot at No. 7 in the preseason poll. In a vote by the ODAC coaches, EMU’s basketball men were in a tight group of three teams, finishing just four points behind Randolph College at No. 5 and Lynchburg at No. 6.

October 30, 2013
Soccer Women Draw Top-Seeded Lynchburg In ODAC Tourney
The Eastern Mennonite women’s soccer team has earned the No. 8 seed in this year’s ODAC Tournament, and will play at top-seeded Lynchburg College this Saturday. It is the first time the Royals have played in the postseason tourney since 2010.

October 30, 2013
Royals Fall At Lynchburg, Prepare For ODAC Tournament
After a close first half, Lynchburg College pulled away from Eastern Mennonite’s field hockey women in the second, taking a 6-1 decision in the regular season finale for both teams. The Royals are 4-14 overall with the loss, including 4-4 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, as they head into the ODAC Tournament.

October 29, 2013
Women Helped Into First ODAC Tournament Since 2010
Forced into a corner by a unique situation, the EMU soccer women got creative. Needing either a win or a tie in their regular season finale at talented Roanoke to clinch an ODAC Tournament bid, the injury-depleted Royals changed their formation.

October 29, 2013
Royals End Year With Second Straight Four-Goal Explosion
Eastern Mennonite’s soccer men closed the 2013 season with another fireworks display, exploding to a 4-0 win at Shenandoah. In their second-to-last game of the year, the Royals scored four goals, their most in a game in four years, and Tuesday night the men made it back-to-back outbursts.

October 28, 2013
Royals Athlete of the Week: Zach Bowles
Zach Bowles has been chosen are our Royals Athlete of the Week. After playing baseball at EMU last season, Zach enters his first year on the golf team.

October 26, 2013
Royals Head Back To Playoffs With Big Win At Virginia Wesleyan
EMU’s field hockey women clinched an ODAC Tournament bid Saturday afternoon, romping over Virginia Wesleyan 5-2 in Virginia Beach. The Royals scored the first five goals of the game to earn a return trip to the ODAC’s top six after missing out last year for the first time in program history.

October 26, 2013
Seniors Lead The Way To 4-2 Win Over Randolph-Macon
The Royals sent their seniors out in fine fashion Saturday night, netting the most goals in a game since 2009 in a 4-2 thumping of Randolph-Macon. In the final home game of the season, the EMU soccer men had a 3-0 lead by the 53rd minute and made it last.

October 26, 2013
Royals Stay In Playoff Picture With Smith's Late Goal
Needing a win to stay in the playoff hunt, EMU’s soccer women led most of the game at Guilford on Saturday. But after a game-tying goal from the Quakers, Eastern Mennonite needed a score from freshman Sophie Smith in the 80th minute to seal a 2-1 victory.

October 26, 2013
Royals Drop A Pair At Bridgewater Tri-Match
The EMU volleyball women wrapped up their ODAC slate Saturday, playing in a tri-match at Bridgewater College. The Royals dropped a three-set match to BC, before falling in three to non-conference opponent Catholic.

October 23, 2013
Field Hockey Women Stung By Shenandoah In ODAC Clash
An important game should be tense and thrilling, and EMU’s field hockey clash with Shenandoah Wednesday night in Harrisonburg was just that. The Hornets scored a goal early in the second half and held off a barrage of Eastern Mennonite shots, including one in the final seconds, to grab a 1-0 decision. The result also broke a tie between the two teams in the ODAC standings.

October 23, 2013
Double Overtime Loss Denies EMU Men Postseason Bid
Eastern Mennonite scored first Wednesday afternoon at Bridgewater, but couldn’t hold off the Eagles in a 2-1 loss in double overtime. Not only was the rivalry loss deflating, but it also knocked EMU’s soccer men from the hunt of an ODAC Tournament berth.

October 22, 2013
Virginia Wesleyan Too Deep For EMU In 3-0 Loss
Eastern Mennonite’s soccer women played well Tuesday night, but in the end couldn’t hold off the deeper Marlins, falling 3-0 to Virginia Wesleyan in their home finale.

October 22, 2013
Royals Slide To No. 10 In South/Southeast
Despite a solid finish in a heavily D-I field last week, the EMU cross country women slid one spot in this week's South/Southeast Region rankings. The Royals had been either No. 8 or No. 9 all year, but this week slip to No. 10.

October 21, 2013
Another Program Best Catapults Royals On Final Round Of Fall
Playing in their final tournament of the fall half of their season, the EMU golf men shaved 16 strokes off their day two score to jump a pair of ODAC teams in the standings. One week to the day after notching the lowest team round in program history, Eastern Mennonite’s men did it again, scoring a 322 on Monday.

October 18, 2013
PRs Fall As Royals Second D-III Team At Blue Ridge Open
The Royals keep getting better and better. In the case of this Friday’s race at the Blue Ridge Open hosted by Appalachian State in Boone, N.C., the evidence wasn’t in the individual places, but in the times.

October 19, 2013
Hornets Swarm EMU Soccer Men In Lynchburg
Sometimes all it takes is one bad sequence. For the EMU soccer men Saturday afternoon, it was a span of one minute and 13 seconds where they gave up two goals to Lynchburg College, which was enough for a 2-0 loss on the road.

October 18, 2013
Women Just Happy To Be Back On Course
It’s been nearly a month, but the EMU cross country women were finally back on the course Friday afternoon. Due to a cancelled meet two weeks ago, the Royals hadn’t run competitively since Sept. 21, but they showed off Friday as the top D-III finisher at a mostly D-I race.

October 19, 2013
Tough Loss To Shenandoah Leaves Women Out Of ODAC Tourney
While Saturday’s Senior Recognition Day started well, it ended on a sour note as the Royals lost 3-1 to Shenandoah. The loss eliminates the Eastern Mennonite volleyball women from playoff contention as they slide to 9-15 overall and 2-8 in the ODAC.

October 18, 2013
First Half Hole Too Much For Field Hockey Women
In a matchup of two teams trying to hold onto third place in the conference standings, the EMU field hockey women couldn’t dig out of an early hole and suffered a 3-1 loss at Bridgewater College.

October 18, 2013
EMU Takes A Game From ODAC-Leading Washington And Lee
The EMU volleyball women played well against the ODAC’s top team Friday night, but still came up short in a 3-1 decision to Washington and Lee. Despite losing to both of the league’s top two teams over the past three days, the Royals impressively took a game from each of them as they try to build momentum into Saturday’s key ODAC date with Shenandoah.

October 18, 2013
No. 13 Lynchburg Takes Down Royals On Road
Playing without four injured starters, the Eastern Mennonite soccer women were no match for nationally-ranked Lynchburg on the road Friday night, coming home with an 8-0 loss.

October 17, 2013
Runnin Royals Get Two Handfuls Of National Qualifiers
Playing in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference is hard enough, but the Runnin Royals will get an extra shot of “challenging” this year, as they will play nine games against teams which went to the NCAA Tournament last spring.

October 17, 2013
Basketball Women Open By Hosting Tip-Off Invitational On Nov. 15 & 16
Eastern Mennonite University has released the 2013-14 women’s basketball schedule, which starts Nov. 15 with the EMU Tip-Off Invitational in Harrisonburg. The women’s Old Dominion Athletic Conference opener comes quickly, on Nov. 23.

October 17, 2013
Royals Athlete of the Week: Morgan Hill
Women’s soccer player Morgan Hill has locked up our Royals Athlete of the Week. With eight assists and 12 points on the season, Morgan has served her team well so far.

October 16, 2013
Volleyball Women Battle With Yellow Jackets
The Royals ran into a tough opponent Wednesday night, hosting the ODAC’s second-place team in Randolph-Macon. Eastern Mennonite played well, and had the contest tied at one game apiece before eventually losing 3-1.

October 16, 2013
Eagles Fly By EMU On Senior Night
The short-handed EMU women’s soccer team couldn’t keep up with rival Bridgewater College Wednesday night in Harrisonburg, losing 7-0 in an ODAC contest. The loss drops the Royals to 9-5 on the year and 4-4 in conference play. They stand tied for sixth in the ODAC with 12 points.

October 15, 2013
Ranked Red Devils Too Much For Royals
EMU's soccer men took a 3-0 loss at the hands of nationally-ranked Dickinson Tuesday night in Carlisle, Pa. The Red Devils looked every bit as good as their No. 13 national ranking in the NSCAA coaches poll released earlier in the day, as they out-shot the Royals 32-10.

October 15, 2013
Another Week At No. 9
Another week without a meet; another week at No. 9. The EMU cross country women are ranked ninth in the South/Southeast Region for the third week in a row this week, as all ten of the teams on the list remained unchanged.

October 14, 2013
Royals Card Lowest Round In Program History
The Eastern Mennonite men’s golf team fired their lowest team total in program history on Monday, carding a 324 at the VSGA Collegiate at the Winchester Country Club. The Royals finished 10th out of 12 teams at the event, just three strokes out of a tie for eighth place.

October 14, 2013
Rhodes Takes Late Victory From Royals
In a neutral site game in Lexington, Va., the field hockey women came up just short in their final bid for a non-conference win, falling to Rhodes College 2-1. Despite being 3-1 against ODAC competition this year, the Royals will finish 0-10 against non-conference opponents.

October 13, 2013
Women End Fall Season On High Note At Bridgewater Invite
As the weather cleared up, so did the play at the Bridgewater Invitational at Lakeview Golf Club in Harrisonburg. The EMU women showed marked improvement Monday, the driest day since last Wednesday, as they slashed their scores on the final day of the tournament.

October 12, 2013
Three Goals In Each Half Gives Women Comfortable Win
The soccer women rebounded well from their tough 1-0 loss at Randolph-Macon last Wednesday, drubbing Sweet Briar 6-0 in Harrisonburg. The Royals drew the primetime slot on Saturday evening for EMU’s Homecoming and responded with a balanced win.

October 12, 2013
Late Rally Ends One Goal Short Against Hampden-Sydney
The Royals comeback attempt came up short Saturday afternoon, ending in a 2-1 loss to Hampden-Sydney in Harrisonburg. EMU rallied with less than ten minutes to play, but could only manage one late goal in front of a big Homecoming crowd.

October 12, 2013
Offense Rolls And Defense Shuts Out Sweet Briar
EMU’s field hockey women improved to 3-1 in ODAC play Saturday afternoon, taking a 6-0 win from Sweet Briar on Homecoming. The Royals scored four goals within the first 11:25 of the game and earned their second shutout of the year.

October 11, 2013
Saturday's Alumni Game Cancelled
Due to poor field conditions and the potential for more rain in the Shenandoah Valley, the EMU baseball team's alumni game on Saturday has been cancelled.

October 10, 2013
Royals Athlete of the Week: Nora Osei
Junior Nora Osei has shot her way to the top of the ODAC women’s soccer leaderboard in scoring which has also scored her our Royals Athlete of the Week.