March 26, 2015
Royals Athlete of the Week: Scott Brigham
Scott Brigham has been literally “killing the game” this season and has his team fighting for a first-ever spot in the CVC Tournament.

March 25, 2015
Royals Get Hits Off No. 11 Shenandoah But Late Rally Falls Short
In a wild ODAC contest in Winchester on Wednesday, EMU’s baseball men tied nationally ranked Shenandoah with a five-run outburst in the sixth inning. SU, ranked No. 11 in the poll, retook the lead and then held off a ninth-inning rally from the Royals to beat the men, 14-11.

March 24, 2015
Women Now 9-3 After Sweep Of Rival Bridgewater
The softball women just keep on rolling. Following a week where they earned two impressive splits with nationally ranked teams, EMU’s softball team swept rival Bridgewater College to improve to 9-3 overall and 4-2 in the ODAC.

March 24, 2015
Rheinheimer Named All-America Fourth Team
EMU women’s basketball player Jess Rheinheimer can now add another huge award to her shelf, as the forward was named All-America Fourth Team by She was previously named the ODAC Player of the Year, All-South Region First Team and the winner of the Jostens Award.

March 24, 2015
Royals Tame Rams In Road Sweep
Playing your best ball at the end of the year is key in any sport, and EMU’s volleyball men seem to be doing just that. The Royals now have a three-match winning streak after sweeping Bluefield College on the road Tuesday night. They have also won seven of their last eight to improve to 12-6 on the year.

March 24, 2015
Early Deficit Fells Baseball Men At Bridgewater
The Royals couldn’t dig themselves out of an early hole at Bridgewater College Tuesday afternoon, falling 12-7 in ODAC action. EMU’s baseball men even out at 8-8 after the loss, including 2-4 in the ODAC.

March 23, 2015
Golf Men Start Second Half Of Year
After sitting in eighth after day one, EMU’s golf men slid down to tenth overall with a tough final day at the LC Invitational at Poplar Grove Golf Course in Amherst, Va. The Royals added 12 strokes to their second-day total in their first tournament of the spring season.

March 23, 2015
Miller Named ODAC Player Of The Week
EMU softball player Angelia Miller has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Week. She helped the Royals to a 5-3 week, including two wins over nationally ranked opponents.

March 20, 2015
Track Men And Women Make Successful Entry Into Outdoor Season
Eastern Mennonite’s track & field teams opened their outdoor campaigns over the weekend and made a successful entry into the new season. The majority of the men and women went to the W&L Carnival in Lexington, Va., while the throwers travelled to the Dr. Jack M. Toms Open in Lynchburg, Va.

March 22, 2015
Women Earn Another Split Against Ranked Opponent
While they would have preferred a sweep, EMU’s women are happy to be playing even with the nation’s best. Just four days after splitting with No. 11 Virginia Wesleyan, Eastern Mennonite’s softball team split with No. 22 Christopher Newport University.

March 22, 2015
Baseball Team Splits Rescheduled DH At Emory & Henry
The Royals salvaged a split out of Sunday’s long road trip to Emory & Henry. The 5-4 win in the nightcap snapped a three-game ODAC losing skid and put the baseball men at 8-7 overall and 2-3 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

March 21, 2015
Golf Women Open Spring Season At Yellow Jacket Invite
The Eastern Mennonite women’s golf team dusted off their clubs this weekend for their first tournament of the spring season. It was their first competitive golf action in five months.

March 21, 2015
EMU Earns Another Road Win In Five
Fresh off Friday night’s five-set win at Thiel, the Royals stepped out of conference play 16 hours later and earned another full distance win on the road, taking down Penn State-Behrend in Erie, Pa. Eastern Mennonite’s volleyball men improve to 11-6 with their second straight five-set win.

March 21, 2015
Royals Women Split ODAC Twinbill With Roanoke
EMU’s softball women split a doubleheader at Roanoke on Saturday, keeping their ODAC record even at 2-2. The Royals return home Sunday and step out of conference play to take on nationally ranked Christopher Newport University in a twinbill starting at 1:30pm.

March 21, 2015
Ranked Randolph-Macon Ends EMU's Winning Streak
EMU’s baseball men had their four-game winning streak snapped by No. 15 Randolph-Macon Saturday afternoon in Harrisonburg, as the Yellow Jackets swept an ODAC doubleheader. The Royals make a quick turnaround as they play a rescheduled conference twinbill Sunday afternoon at Emory & Henry at 1:00pm.

March 20, 2015
Royals Get Clutch CVC Win At Thiel, 3-2
It took nearly two hours and a two-set comeback, but Eastern Mennonite got what they desperately needed – a CVC win at Thiel College. Friday night’s win gives the Royals a season split with Thiel and bumps them a half game in front of the Tomcats for the fourth place in the CVC standings.

March 20, 2015
Start Time For Softball At Roanoke Moved To 5:00pm
The start time of the EMU vs. Roanoke softball doubleheader on Saturday has been pushed back to 5:00pm. The ODAC twinbill will still be played at the Moyer Complex in Salem, Va.

March 20, 2015
Royals Athlete of the Week: Hannah Chappell-Dick
If Hannah Chappell-Dick had her own slogan it might read something along the lines of this: “Hannah Chappell-Dick – She’s kind of a big deal.”

March 19, 2015
Women Muscle Past Juniata In Non-Conference Sweep
EMU’s bats were swinging Thursday at Juniata, as the softball women clubbed their way to a sweep of the Eagles. Eastern Mennonite scored 13 runs in each game of the doubleheader to improve to 5-1 on the season.

March 18, 2015
Royals Start ODAC With Split Against No. 11 Virginia Wesleyan
EMU’s softball women got their ODAC season started off on the right foot, earning a split with preseason favorite Virginia Wesleyan College Wednesday afternoon in Harrisonburg. The women dropped the opener 4-0 before getting a great pitching performance with some timely hitting to win the nightcap, 3-1.

March 18, 2015
Baseball Men Out-Score Hood, 16-12
Some days are all about offense, and Wednesday was one of those days as the EMU baseball team out-lasted Hood College 16-12. With all of the scoring, the three-hour game was called due to darkness in the middle of the eighth inning.

March 18, 2015
EMU's Winning Streak Snapped By Stevenson
EMU’s volleyball men suffered a tough CVC loss Wednesday night, dropping a straight sets decision to Stevenson. The Royals slip to 2-5 in the conference, while SU tightens their grip on third place at 5-2. Eastern Mennonite had their four-match winning streak snapped as they fall to 9-6 overall.

March 17, 2015
Royals Come Back To Beat No. 19 Bridgewater In 11, 7-6
EMU’s baseball men suddenly have a winning streak against Bridgewater College. After trading leads with BC, the opportunistic Royals scored three runs in the bottom of the 11th inning to grab a 7-6 win against their rivals Tuesday afternoon in Harrisonburg.

March 17, 2015
Women Ready To Make A Move In 2015
While EMU’s softball women expect to move up from their No. 6 spot in the ODAC Preseason Poll, it will take an entire team effort to do it. A talented core of six upperclassmen will provide the base for the team, with an infusion of ten new faces, including three sophomores, filling holes and adding depth.

March 16, 2015
D3hoops Puts Two EMU Basketball Women On All-Region Teams
EMU’s dynamic duo of Jess Rheinheimer and Shakeerah Sykes, so well-known for their chemistry on the court, have notched a postseason award together, as both have earned spots on the All-Region Teams.

March 16, 2015
Falk Lands On All-South Second Team
Senior David Falk has wrapped up his basketball career with a second consecutive spot on the All-Region teams. Eastern Mennonite’s center was named to the All-South Region Second Team after a record-setting four years at EMU.

March 15, 2015
Royals Prove Offensive In DH Sweep Of John Jay
More than a month after playing their home opener on Feb. 14, EMU’s baseball men finally got back onto their home field Sunday when they hosted John Jay College. The Royals seemed to enjoy every bit of returning to their home digs, as they dented home 28 times in a total of 12 offensive frames, take a sweep of two seven-inning non-conference games.

March 14, 2015
Chappell-Dick Takes Runner-Up Finish At Nationals, Lehman Ninth
In a thrilling race on the national stage, EMU's Hannah Chappell-Dick had a strong finish to grab the silver medal in the mile at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field National Championships. Kat Lehman finished as the top freshman runner in the nation, taking ninth overall in the 3000m.

March 13, 2015
Rheinheimer Becomes Second Junior Ever To Win Jostens Trophy
EMU women’s basketball player Jess Rheinheimer has won the prestigious Jostens Trophy. The award goes to just one women's and men's NCAA Division III basketball player who excels on the floor, in the classroom and in the community.

March 13, 2015
Royals Win Fourth Straight Before Returning To CVC Play
Eastern Mennonite made it four straight sweeps Friday night, rolling over Bluefield College in non-conference action in Harrisonburg. The volleyball men improve to 9-5 with their fourth consecutive 3-0 win.

March 12, 2015
Royals Ring In The New Year With A Sweep
Twelve days, three cancellations and one postponement later than they were supposed to, EMU’s softball women finally opened the 2015 season. With snow and rain wreaking havoc on their early schedule, the Royals finally got to play at Mary Baldwin on Thursday (after it was postponed from Tuesday), and the women played like they were happy to be on the field in a doubleheader sweep.

March 13, 2015
EMU Baseball Announces Changes To Weekend Schedule
Although all the snow has melted off the field, now it's simple rain causing problems. With the forecasted wet stuff this weekend, EMU's baseball team has made some changes to their schedule.

March 12, 2015
Royals Athlete of the Week: Women's Basketball
EMU’s women’s basketball team demonstrated remarkable perseverance last week as they fought past the first round of the NCAA National Tournament for just the second time in program history.

March 11, 2015
Chappell-Dick Named Region's Top Female Athlete
Junior Hannah Chappell-Dick has been named the South/Southeast Region Athlete of the Year. Eastern Mennonite's middle distance runner earned three gold medals at the ODAC Indoor Championships and will be participating in the NCAA Indoor Championships this weekend in Winston-Salem, N.C.

March 10, 2015
Rheinheimer Named All-State By Richmond Times-Dispatch
With EMU’s basketball women losing in the NCAA Tournament last weekend, it is now time for basketball’s “award season.” Jess Rheinheimer collects the first postseason award, as the junior was named to the Richmond Times-Dispatch All-State Team.

March 10, 2015
Softball DH At Mary Baldwin Postponed To Thursday
EMU's 2015 season opener will have to wait. Again. With rain now falling on a softball field which only recently melted away all of its snow, Eastern Mennonite University and Mary Baldwin College have postponed today's softball doubleheader.

March 9, 2015
Royals Women Send Two To NCAA National Championships
For the first time since 2005, EMU will be sending two women to the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships. Runners Hannah Chappell-Dick and Kat Lehman will each be participating in one event at the national meet, which is this Friday and Saturday in Winston-Salem, N.C.

March 9, 2015
Baseball Game With Southern Virginia Postponed
Due to poor field conditions in Harrisonburg and the potential for more rain, Eastern Mennonite's baseball game with Southern Virginia University on Tuesday has been postponed. The teams are working on a rescheduled date, although nothing has been announced at this point.

March 7, 2015
EMU Women Push No. 1 Thomas More In NCAA's Second Round
For the first 30 minutes of the game, Eastern Mennonite’s women were capably playing with No. 1 Thomas More College on a hostile court in Crestview Hills, Ky. But then TMC’s Sydney Moss, last year’s D3hoops National Player of the Year, took over and knocked the Royals from the NCAA Tournament, 85-65.

March 6, 2015
Brown's Game-Winner Erases Big Deficit For NCAA Win
In dramatic fashion, the Eastern Mennonite basketball women came from behind to earn a 77-76 win over La Roche in a First Round game in the NCAA Tournament Friday night in Crestview Hills, Ky. The women trailed by as many as 18 points in each half, but Alisa Brown’s game-winning layup with 4.5 seconds left capped a 35-16 game-ending run, giving the Royals their first NCAA Tournament win since 2004.

March 7, 2015
Royals Athlete of the Week: Women's Indoor Track & Field Team
The Royals women set a new program high by earning six first-place finishes at the ODAC Championships.

March 6, 2015
Lehman And Chappell-Dick Run Well At Tufts
Eastern Mennonite sent two women to the Tufts Last Chance Meet Friday in Medford, Mass. And from the looks of it, both are ready for next week’s NCAA National Championship meet.

March 5, 2015
Royals Fall To Wartburg; DH With Emory & Henry Postponed
EMU’s baseball men wrapped up their time in warm and sunny Florida on Thursday, playing their fifth game in four days at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational in Winter Haven. The Royals took on Wartburg and met up with some good pitching in a 3-1 loss.

March 5, 2015
Snow Ends MVB's Spring Break Tour Of NYC
Another round of snow has forced the cancellation of EMU's men's volleyball match at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, scheduled for tonight in Riverdale, N.Y. No makeup date is expected for the non-conference contest.

March 3, 2015
Rheinheimer Named Finalist For Jostens Trophy
Jess Rheinheimer has been named a finalist for the prestigious Jostens Trophy. One award will be given to each a women’s and men’s NCAA Division III basketball player who excels on the floor, in the classroom and in the community.

March 2, 2015
**Updated: Royals Go Dancing Again, Play La Roche In NCAA Tournament
For the third straight year, the Eastern Mennonite basketball women have earned an at-large bid to the NCAA National Tournament. The Royals, 22-4 on the year, will play La Roche College, 22-5, at 5:00pm on Friday in a pod hosted by Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.

March 4, 2015
Royals Stomp MSOE In Doubleheader Sweep
Eastern Mennonite busted out their bats in a big way on Wednesday, scoring 27 runs in 13 innings, gaining a doubleheader sweep over Milwaukee School of Engineering. The Royals improve to 3-3 with the wins, with one game remaining Thursday morning against Wartburg at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational in Winter Haven, Fla.

March 4, 2015
Royals Continue Perfect Stretch In New York
It was another balanced attack and 3-0 sweep for the Royals on their Spring Break swing through New York City. EMU’s volleyball men swept host York (N.Y.) Wednesday night, picking up their third straight 3-0 decision as they improve to 8-5 and prepare for Mt. St. Vincent Thursday night.

March 3, 2015
Volleyball Men Sweep Past Brooklyn
The EMU volleyball had no problems in dispatching of Brooklyn College Tuesday, rolling to a 3-0 sweep. It’s the second win in a row for the Royals, 7-5, in the weekday Spring Break swing through the New York City metro area.

March 3, 2015
Royals Leave Men On Base In Loss To Mount Union
Scoring came in bunches during EMU’s 6-4 loss to Mount Union at the RussMatt Invitational in Winter Haven, Fla., Tuesday afternoon. It was the second straight loss in the Sunshine State for the Royals, now 1-3. They play three more games over the next two days before returning to cold and snowy Virginia.

March 3, 2015
Snow Knocks Out Softball's Beach Blast
Due to the recent snow in the Virginia Beach, Va., area, this weekend's Beach Blast 2015 is being cancelled. EMU's softball team had planned to head to the Beach for their first four games of the year but now their season opener will again have to come at a later date.

March 3, 2015
Soccer Men To Host Alumni Event On March 28
The Eastern Mennonite University men's soccer program is hosting an alumni event on Saturday, March 28, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. All men's soccer alumni are invited to participate, with the hopes of having enough alumni participate to be able to play a few games at the event.

March 2, 2015
Royals Sweep John Jay To Start Spring Break Trip
EMU’s volleyball men got their tour of New York started off on the right foot Monday night, sweeping past John Jay College in straight sets. The Royals improve to 6-5 with the win in the first of their four straight days of matches in the New York City metro area.

March 2, 2015
St. John Fisher Drops Royals To Start Florida Games
After 15 days and more than 850 miles, Eastern Mennonite’s baseball men finally got to play again Monday night in Winter Haven, Fla. The Royals escaped their snow-bound confines in Harrisonburg, but couldn’t get past St. John Fisher in a back-and-forth affair, losing 8-7.

March 1, 2015
Track Women Earn Unprecedented Six First-Place Finishes
Led by runners Hannah Chappell-Dick and Kat Lehman, and thrower Alyssa Bane, the EMU track and field women racked up six gold medals and a new meet record at Sunday’s ODAC Indoor Championships, held in Landover, Md.

March 1, 2015
Men Take Three Golds At ODAC Championships
The Eastern Mennonite track men completed a great day at the ODAC Indoor Championships Sunday at Prince George’s Sports & Learning Center in Landover, Md. The Royals had three individual winners and racked up 63 points to take fourth out of nine teams.

February 28, 2015
Semifinal Loss Leaves EMU Women Waiting
For the second straight year, a loss in the semifinals of the ODAC Tournament has left top-seeded Eastern Mennonite hoping that they built a good enough resume to get an at-large bid into the NCAA National Tournament. Hot-shooting Virginia Wesleyan knocked the Royals out of the conference tourney in Salem, 78-71, Saturday evening.

February 28, 2015
EMU Men Lead Early But Fall To No. 1 Randolph-Macon
No. 1 Randolph-Macon controlled the final minutes of the first half in Saturday’s ODAC Semifinal game, and made the stretch stick as they ended Eastern Mennonite’s season, 67-57. After leading by 10 early in the game, it was a disappointing end for the senior-laded Runnin Royals as they close the year with a record of 17-10.

February 28, 2015
Thiel Sneaks Past Volleyball Men In Five
The EMU volleyball men dropped a tight battle at home Saturday afternoon, falling 3-2 to Thiel College in an important CVC contest. The Royals skid into a three-way tie for fourth place in the league standings. Only the top four teams make the postseason conference tournament.

February 27, 2015
Royals Move On To ODAC Semifinals With 77-66 Win Over BC
Top-seeded Eastern Mennonite pulled away in the final 10 minutes of their ODAC Tournament win over rival Bridgewater College, winning 77-66. The Royals take an 11-game winning streak into the semifinals where they will play No. 4 Virginia Wesleyan Saturday night at 6:00pm at the Salem Civic Center. VWC beat No. 5 Guilford 78-77 in overtime.

February 27, 2015
No. 5 Juniata Sweeps Past EMU Men
The EMU volleyball men lost at home to powerful Juniata College Friday night in Harrisonburg. The Eagles, ranked No. 5 in this week’s AVCA national poll, took a straight sets decision for Eastern Mennonite.

February 27, 2015
Baseball Team Adds Game During Florida Trip
After cancelling six of their first eight baseball games of the season, and then postponing their ODAC opener, Coach Ben Spotts knew he needed to get his Royals team some actual playing time before jumping into the conference season. As a result, Eastern Mennonite has added another game during their time at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational next week.

February 27, 2015
Softball Calls Off Season Opener With Messiah
Eastern Mennonite University has cancelled their home softball doubleheader with Messiah College on Saturday. Since last week's huge snowstorm, the teams had been looking for an alternate field and date to play the game, but were unsuccessful forcing the cancellation.

February 26, 2015
Eastern Mennonite Dominates Top ODAC Honors
EMU’s basketball women took home some hefty honors from the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, including a pair of All-ODAC First Team spots and three of the four major awards. Junior Jess Rheinheimer was named the ODAC Player of the Year and Scholar-Athlete, while Coach Kevin Griffin claimed his third straight Coach of the Year honors. Senior Shakeerah Sykes also earned a spot on the All-ODAC First Team.

February 26, 2015
Royals Own Final Three Minutes To Advance To ODAC Semifinals
Apparently trailing at halftime is the key to beating Lynchburg. Eastern Mennonite’s basketball men rallied in the second half to grab a 65-62 win in the ODAC Tournament quarterfinals Thursday afternoon in Salem.

February 25, 2015
Royals Co-Athletes Of The Week: Hannah Chappell-Dick And Kat Lehman
Pushing each other in training benefitted Hannah Chappell-Dick and Kat Lehman as each broke ODAC records in their respective races.

February 25, 2015
Falk And Crump Named Repeat All-ODAC Selections
EMU’s Runnin Royals had two players named to All-ODAC teams, and both are repeat selections from last year. The basketball awards from the Old Dominion Athletic Conference were announced at a banquet in Salem, Va., Wednesday night as the men prepare for the quarterfinals of the ODAC Tournament, which are Thursday at the Salem Civic Center.

February 24, 2015
Rheinheimer Named Academic All-America First Team
Eastern Mennonite University junior Jess Rheinheimer has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America First Team. She is just one of five women’s basketball players from the entire country named to the First Team. An EMU Honors Student, Rheinheimer holds a 3.96 GPA in the university’s well-respected nursing program, along with a minor in history.

February 24, 2015
Golfers Picked No. 10 In ODAC Poll
Eastern Mennonite’s golf men have been tabbed for No. 10 in the ODAC Preseason Poll, which was released by the league office today. The placement for the Royals was little surprise, as the men were also tenth in the ODAC’s team scoring during the fall season.

February 24, 2015
Baseball Postpones Roanoke DH To April 12 And Prepares For Florida
Hopefully snow has claimed its final victim for the Eastern Mennonite baseball team. The Royals have postponed Saturday's ODAC-opening doubleheader against Roanoke College, as snow still covers the EMU Baseball Field in Harrisonburg.

February 23, 2015
Bert Takes Over EMU Women's Volleyball Program
Eastern Mennonite University has announced the hiring of Carrie Bert as head women’s volleyball coach. Bert has been an assistant the past five years at her alma mater and becomes the 10th head coach in the program’s 46-year history.

February 23, 2015
ODAC Sites Chappell-Dick For Great Week
This past Saturday, Hannah Chappell-Dick carved her name into the ODAC and Eastern Mennonite record books after a strong day at the UCS Invitational hosted at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, N.C. Today the conference honored EMU's junior as the ODAC Athlete of the Week for the first time in her track career.

February 22, 2015
Royals Run Over Roanoke To Clinch ODAC's No. 4 Seed
Needing a win to secure a first round bye in this week’s ODAC Tournament, EMU’s basketball men responded with a dominating trumping of Roanoke College, 88-71, Sunday afternoon in Harrisonburg. The victory evens the Royals with Lynchburg for fourth place in the league standings at 9-7, but Eastern Mennonite won the tiebreaker over LC to get the free pass to Thursday’s quarterfinals in Salem.

February 22, 2015
Royals Extend Winning Streak Heading Into ODAC Tournament
With little to play for except pride, EMU’s basketball women ended the regular season with lots of pride, stomping Roanoke by a final of 95-63 in Harrisonburg. The Royals head into the postseason on a 10-game winning streak with a record of 21-3 overall and 15-1 in the ODAC. They also extended their home winning streak to 30 straight games.

February 21, 2015
Chappell-Dick And Lehman Each Break ODAC Records
There are certainly times when getting caught up in the wrong crowd is a bad thing. But for two EMU track and field women, getting caught up in a crowd of D-I runners produced amazing results, as both junior Hannah Chappell-Dick and freshman Kat Lehman rode the pace of top-flight women at Saturday’s UCS Invitational and broke ODAC records.

February 21, 2015
Snow Postpones Volleyball Tri-Match At Marymount
Another round of wintery weather has knocked out EMU's men's volleyball matches scheduled for today at Marymount University in Arlington, Va. The Royals' CVC date with Marymount will be rescheduled for a later date while the non-conference match against York (NY) will likely not be made up.

February 19, 2015
Royals Athlete of the Week: Alisa Brown
Though her scoring stats may not stand out, Alisa Brown has demonstrated her versatility and her significance to the team by taking on various roles this season.

February 19, 2015
Snow Knocks Out Baseball's Doubleheaders This Weekend
Both of EMU's baseball doubleheaders this weekend have been cancelled, due to unplayable field conditions. The men had been scheduled to play two against Cairn on Saturday and two more against Mt. St. Vincent on Sunday.

February 18, 2015
Women Dominate First Half To Earn Ninth Straight Win
Eastern Mennonite’s women were in control Wednesday night, rolling over rival Bridgewater College on the road, 75-58. The Royals, winners of nine straight, clinch first place in the ODAC and the top seed in next week’s tournament. They are now 20-3 overall and 14-1 in the ODAC.

February 18, 2015
Rival Bridgewater Hands Runnin Royals Crucial Loss
The Runnin Royals suffered a stinging loss Wednesday evening, falling at rival Bridgewater, 69-63. EMU played a few points down much of the evening and could never get over the hump against their rivals, snapping a six-game winning streak against the Eagles.

February 18, 2015
EMU Cross Country Men And Women Rack Up Academic Awards
The dust has long since settled on the successful 2014 cross country season, but the awards continue to come in for EMU’s men and women. The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association has released their academic awards and Eastern Mennonite’s runners have earned a handful of recognitions, including the entire women’s team.

February 17, 2015
Snow In The Valley Whites Out EMU Games
Winter Storm Octavia dumped up to 12 inches of snow in parts of Virginia and up to a half of a foot in the Harrisonburg area. As a result, the storm also wreaked havoc on Eastern Mennonite’s athletics schedule in the middle of the week.

February 14, 2015
Royals Swat Hornets In Matchup Of ODAC Front-Runners
Last year they did it to end the regular season. This year EMU’s women did it a week earlier. Matched up against a much taller Lynchburg basketball team, the Royals used their speed to be the major factor in the game, rolling to a 59-43 win in Harrisonburg.

February 14, 2015
Royals Looking Ready For ODAC Push
EMU’s track teams continued gearing up for the ODAC Indoor Championships as they participated in the SU Invitational hosted in Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pa., on Saturday. The ODAC meet in now just two weeks away, on March 1 in Landover, Md.

February 14, 2015
Big Inning Propels Baseball Men To Win In Home Opener
Wanting to play their home opener Saturday afternoon, the EMU baseball team moved up their start time a half an hour. It turned out to be a good decision as the Royals not only picked up a 6-3 win over Penn State Altoona, but they also got off the field before a dusting of snow blew through Harrisonburg followed by a bone-chilling arctic front.

February 14, 2015
Volleyball Evens CVC Record At 2-2
EMU’s volleyball men hit .212 as a team and racked up 13 blocks as they picked up their second 3-2 win over Cairn University in the span of eight days. The Royals topped Cairn on the road last Friday, and this time outlasted the Highlanders in Harrisonburg to improve to 2-2 in CVC play.

February 14, 2015
EMU Men Stung By Wasps In Tough Home Loss, 81-78
Taking a cue from the cold weather which limited the attendance in Yoder Arena, EMU’s basketball men looked sluggish in an 81-78 loss to Emory & Henry at home Saturday night. A late comeback fell inches short of forcing overtime, as a three pointer from Jerome Jones rimmed out at the buzzer.

February 12, 2015
Royals Athlete of the Week: David Falk
David Falk makes his muscular and dominant frame well known by his monstrous blocks, ESPN Top 10 showcase dunks, and terrorizing ball-pounding rebounds.

February 11, 2015
Williams And Defense Leads Royals To Upset Of No. 5 Virginia Wesleyan
Defense wins games, and Wednesday night it gave the Runnin Royals their biggest win of the year, an 87-75 upset of No. 5 Virginia Wesleyan in Yoder Arena. Eastern Mennonite held the Marlins to just 33% shooting, their second-lowest mark of the season.

February 11, 2015
Women In Firm Control In 66-41 Thumping Of Shenandoah
It was close for a few minutes. But an early run gave EMU’s basketball women a comfortable lead and they never let up, blowing by host Shenandoah 66-41 Wednesday night in Winchester. The Royals scored first and never trailed as they improve to 18-3 overall and 12-1 in the ODAC, maintaining sole possession of first in the league standings.

February 11, 2015
Royals Give Up Lead And Decision At CNU
The EMU baseball had a disappointing start to the 2015 season, giving up the lead late in a 4-3 loss at Christopher Newport. The Captains scored all their runs in their final three innings to send Eastern Mennonite to an 0-1 start.

February 11, 2015
Volleyball Men Drop CVC Decision At Stevenson
EMU’s volleyball men played well at times and struggled at times in a 3-1 loss at Stevenson Wednesday night. The Royals slide to 4-3 with the loss, including 1-2 in the Continental Volleyball Conference.

February 11, 2015
ODAC Coaches Peg Softball Women For Sixth
The Eastern Mennonite University softball team has been tabbed for sixth place in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Preseason Poll. The result of the voting done by the league’s coaches was announced today.

February 10, 2015
Sophomores Expected To Play A Big Role For Baseball Team
In two seasons of guiding EMU’s baseball program, Coach Ben Spotts nearly doubled the team’s win total using mostly players already in place when he arrived. To improve the program further it is going to come down to the athletes Spotts himself recruited, with the onus falling especially on this year’s sophomore class.

February 9, 2015
Sykes Named ODAC Player Of The Week
Shakeerah Sykes hopes an exciting last few days can build into a great postseason run for her final season of collegiate basketball. For now, the Eastern Mennonite senior can enjoy the in-season spoils of her success, as she was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

February 7, 2015
EMU Men Overcome Cold First Half For Key Road Win, 59-57
In the ODAC, a good goal is to hold serve at home and pick out a few wins on the road. The Eastern Mennonite men got one of those much-needed road wins Saturday afternoon, holding off Lynchburg College by a final of 59-57.

February 7, 2015
Royals Set New Records At DuCharme
Even without all of their athletes traveling to the meet, EMU track teams made plenty of noise at the DuCharme Invitational hosted by Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa. The Royals had a hand in two facility records falling and again made a splash in the Eastern Mennonite top ten lists.

February 7, 2015
Royals Top Randolph 78-63 As Sykes Scores 1000th Point
It was a day full of milestones as the EMU basketball women controlled the second half in a 78-63 win over Randolph College Saturday afternoon in Harrisonburg. The Royals won their 28th straight game at home as they improved to 11-1 in the ODAC and clinched a top four seed in the ODAC Tournament, which starts the last week of February.

February 7, 2015
Volleyball Men Even At 1-1 In CVC After Loss At Rutgers-Newark
After a CVC-opening win Friday night at Cairn, the Eastern Mennonite volleyball men picked up their first league loss of the year, falling 3-0 Rutgers-Newark. A new team to the CVC this year after transitioning down from D-I, the Scarlet Raiders were in complete control on their home court.

February 6, 2015
Royals Start CVC Play With 3-2 Win At Cairn
EMU’s volleyball men got their Continental Volleyball Conference slate started off on the right foot, grabbing a 3-2 win at Cairn University Friday evening in Langhorne, Pa. The Royals won the first two sets but had to sweat out a full-length match to down the Highlanders.

February 6, 2015
Basketball's Rheinheimer Named Academic All-District
Women’s basketball junior Jess Rheinheimer has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team, as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Rheinheimer, a nursing major, is an EMU Honors Student and holds a 3.96 GPA.

February 6, 2015
EMU Cross Country/Track & Field To Transition Coaches
Eastern Mennonite University has announced upcoming changes to the cross country and track & field coaching staff. Head coach Jason Lewkowicz will not be returning with the Royals after the completion of the track & field season while Britten Olinger, the program’s top assistant, will transition into the head coaching role.

February 5, 2015
Royals Athlete of the Week: Jeremy Heizer
Jeremy Heizer has shown himself to be a very quick learner in just two years as a thrower on EMU's track & field team.

February 4, 2015
EMU Just Misses Taking Down No. 5 Randolph-Macon, 76-73
Trying to break one of the nation’s longest winning streaks, the Runnin Royals had two chances from long range to send the game into overtime, but both were off mark as the men lost 76-73 at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va., Wednesday night. Eastern Mennonite has now dropped the first two games on their tough three-game road swing as they fall to 13-7 overall and 6-5 in the ODAC.

February 3, 2015
Royals Now 16-3 After 71-59 Win At Washington And Lee
EMU’s women took over the lead early and made it stick in a 71-59 win at Washington and Lee Tuesday night. The Royals improve to 16-3 with their sixth straight win, including 10-1 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

February 3, 2015
Bechler Resigns As Field Hockey Coach
Eastern Mennonite University has announced the resignation of field hockey coach Brenda Bechler. After recently completing her 12th season at the helm of EMU’s program, the 1995 EMU alumnus is stepping down to spend more time with her family.

January 31, 2015
Women Again Dominate Final Minutes Take Over First Place In ODAC
In a matchup of two of the ODAC’s most up-tempo teams, the Royals rose to the surface in an 82-74 win. Eastern Mennonite’s basketball women improve to 15-3 overall and 9-1 in the conference as they also take over sole possession of first place in the ODAC.

January 31, 2015
Royals Rise To The Occasion At Large Meet
Even without sending their full teams to the Hilton Garden Innvitational in Winston-Salem, N.C., over the weekend, EMU’s indoor track and field teams defended their regional status. Both the men and the women were ranked at No. 7 in the D-III South/Southeast Region in the season’s first listings earlier this week.

January 31, 2015
Basketball Men Stymied By Quakers In ODAC Loss
Some days just don’t go your way, and Saturday was one of those days for the EMU basketball men. The Runnin Royals shot just 35% from the floor, their second lowest mark of the season, in a 64-48 loss at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C.

January 29, 2015
Baseball Men Picked For 10th Despite 20-Win Season
Although EMU’s baseball men only graduated four seniors last year, the rest of the ODAC thinks those losses were quite significant. Despite a resurgent year in 2014, the conference’s coaches voted Eastern Mennonite to finish 10th out of 11 teams in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Preseason Poll, which was released today.

January 29, 2015
Royals Athlete of the Week: James Williams
Senior James Williams demonstrated his quick, but composed, ability to attack the basket as he set two new career marks last week.

January 28, 2015
Big Runs Key Runnin Royals' 71-53 Win Over Shenandoah
It took a bit for the Royals to get running Wednesday night, but they finished the night with a 71-53 win over visiting Shenandoah University. With their largest margin of victory of the year, Eastern Mennonite’s men improve to 13-5 overall and 6-3 in the ODAC.

January 27, 2015
Royals In Full Control In 89-43 Romp Over Bridgewater
It was all EMU Tuesday night in Harrisonburg, as the women’s basketball team rolled to a lopsided 89-43 win over Bridgewater College. Eastern Mennonite’s seventh straight win between the rivals turned out to be the largest margin of victory for either team this millennium.

January 27, 2015
Royals Get Second Sweep Of LBC To Improve To 3-1
The Royals are now 3-1 as they get a short break before opening the Continental Volleyball Conference season next week Friday with a road date at Cairn.

January 24, 2015
Royals Dominate Final Five Minutes To Beat Randolph, 72-68
The Runnin Royals proved they can win without running Saturday afternoon, closing on a 15-4 run to thump Randolph College at home, 72-68. In a contest ripe with storylines, Eastern Mennonite broke out of a four-way tie to take sole possession of fourth place in the ODAC.

January 24, 2015
Volleyball Men Split Tri-Match With Penn State Schools
Although they had their chances for more, the EMU volleyball men earned a split at a tri-match hosted by Penn State-Altoona on Saturday. Playing against a pair of Lions, the men lost their opener in four before finding their groove in a five-game win.

January 24, 2015
Rebounding And Threes Push EMU Women Past Roanoke
EMU’s basketball women pulled away from host Roanoke College in the second half Saturday afternoon, rolling to a 65-46 ODAC victory. At 7-1 in league play, the Royals kept pace with Randolph-Macon to be tied atop the Old Dominion Athletic Conference standings.

January 22, 2015
Royals Athlete of the Week: Marcel Crump
Marcel Crump is the Royal’s Athlete of the Week after picking up his game with a perfect performance at the free throw line.

January 21, 2015
Defense Suffocates Hornets In 75-41 ODAC Win
A surge late in the first half snowballed into 37-2 run as the EMU basketball women slugged Shenandoah 75-41 in Yoder Arena Wednesday night. The Royals have now won 25 straight at home as they improve to 12-3 overall and 6-1 in the ODAC.

January 21, 2015
Late Free Throw Downs Royals On The Road
The Runnin Royals should be getting used to stressful endings this year. EMU’s basketball men had a shot at the buzzer fall off the mark in a 76-75 loss at Washington and Lee Wednesday night, coming just four days after a double overtime win. The men slide to 11-5 overall and 4-3 in the ODAC as eight of their games this year have been decided by a single possession.

January 20, 2015
Volleyball Men Sweep LBC To Open New Season
For the third straight year, it was a successful start for the EMU men’s volleyball team, as they rolled over Lancaster Bible College in a season-opening 3-0 sweep. The Royals have now won their first match of the season three times in a row.

January 19, 2015
Falk Grabs ODAC Player Of The Week Honors
David Falk has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Week after collecting double doubles in each of EMU's dramatic wins last week. This is the second such award for the senior, as he also won it late last season.

January 19, 2015
Versatility And Roster Size Positive Factors For Royals This Year
After tying a program record in his first season as head coach, Dominick Porter is even more excited to get the 2015 campaign underway. Not only did the EMU alum return most of his team, but he also brought in a huge recruiting class which allows him a staple he didn’t have last year --- the roster size to play a full intrasquad scrimmage in practice.

January 17, 2015
Clutch Buckets Belong To Royals In 2OT Win At Hampden-Sydney
In a game packed with 12 ties and 11 lead changes, the Runnin Royals forced their way to a double overtime victory at Hampden-Sydney, winning 90-81. David Falk hit game-tying shots at the end of regulation and the first OT, and Marcel Crump took over in the second OT as EMU’s basketball men picked up a quality ODAC road win.

January 17, 2015
Royals Earn Five Golds And Two New Records
The EMU indoor track and field teams got back into action Saturday at the Liberty Open in Lynchburg. The teams came out with a number of good performances, including five first-place finishes and two new program records.

January 17, 2015
EMU Comes Up Short In 70-66 At Lynchburg
Limited by cold shooting from beyond the arc, EMU’s women played a few points down most of the day before suffering their first ODAC loss of the year, 70-66, at Lynchburg. Eastern Mennonite, 11-3 overall, falls to 5-1 in league play while the preseason favorite Hornets step up to 5-1. The two teams meet again in Harrisonburg on Feb. 14.

January 15, 2015
Royals Athlete of the Week: Shakeerah Sykes
The Royals Athlete of the Week is Shakeerah Sykes for contributing two double doubles last week to help the EMU’s basketball women pick up an essential pair of ODAC wins.

January 14, 2015
Dominant Second Half Gives Men Sixth Straight Win Over Rival BC
The Runnin Royals dug out of a surprising early hole before using free throws to ice their sixth straight win over rival Bridgewater, a 77-67 decision Wednesday night in Harrisonburg. Eastern Mennonite’s men have now won 11 of their last 12 meetings with their rivals.

January 14, 2015
EMU Track Teams Looking For Best Finish In Lewkowicz's Tenure
Entering his fourth season, EMU track & field Coach Jason Lewkowicz thinks this is the year his team breaks out.

January 13, 2015
Streak To 24 Games As Women Demote Generals
Eastern Mennonite’s basketball women overcame an early deficit to push their home winning streak to 24 games Tuesday night, trumping Washington and Lee by a final of 70-58. The Royals are now 11-2 on the season including an ODAC-leading 5-0. W&L slips to 10-3 and 3-2 in the ODAC.

January 10, 2015
Royals Take Over Late In First And Roll To 84-57 Win
A strong end to the first half gave EMU’s women control as they ran away with an 84-57 decision at Hollins Saturday afternoon in Roanoke. The Royals improve to 10-2 with the win, including 4-0 in the ODAC, as they remain the only unbeaten team in the conference.

January 10, 2015
Missed Free Throws Cost Runnin Royals At Home
The EMU basketball men found out that Lynchburg College has no problem with tight finishes, as the visiting Hornets got a game-winning three pointer with 12.6 seconds left and stole a 72-70 decision Saturday night in Harrisonburg. Conversely, the Runnin Royals only hurt themselves down the stretch, missing their final seven free throw attempts to get saddled with the loss.

January 7, 2015
Second Half Surge Pushes EMU Past Shenandoah
EMU’s Runnin Royals shot 52% in the second half, including 7-for-10 from outside, as they erased a halftime deficit and picked up an 83-73 win at Shenandoah University Wednesday night. Early on, the men looked as rusty as might be expected after not playing for 17 days before extending their winning streak to a season-best four games.

January 7, 2015
Royals Continue Regular Season Domination Of Guilford, 55-42
Generally games with Guilford have a defensive flair to them. Wednesday night in Greensboro, the EMU women exploded out of the gates against their league rivals and made a huge lead stick in the second en route to a 55-42 win.

January 6, 2015
Rheinheimer On Team Of The Week, Named National POTW
Jess Rheinheimer has earned her second spot on the Team of the Week and now also been named the National Player of the Week by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

January 6, 2015
Softball Team Set For Rare Home Opener On Feb. 28
The EMU softball team has announced its 2015 schedule, which starts at home on Feb. 28. The Royals will play 14 home games, all via doubleheaders, over their 40-game slate.

January 5, 2015
It's ODAC Player Of The Week Honors Again For Rheinheimer
Another career week has garnered Jess Rheinheimer her second Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors. She hit new heights by averaging 35.0 points and 11.0 rebounds in a pair of wins as the Royals improved to 8-2.

January 5, 2015
EMU Tabbed For No. 6 In CVC Poll
The Royals have been left with some room to prove themselves in the upcoming Continental Volleyball Conference season, being picked sixth in this year’s CVC Preseason Poll.

January 3, 2015
Rheinheimer's 41 Points Helps EMU Women Past Washington
Jess Rheinheimer sparked the Eastern Mennonite basketball women to a 72-47 win over Washington College Saturday at home. Igniting an otherwise sluggish offense, she put on a display with a new career high of 41 points as the Royals improve to 8-2 with the non-conference win.

December 29, 2014
Baseball Opens Season On Feb. 11, Home On Feb. 14
What lies in store for Coach Ben Spotts in his third season of baseball at Eastern Mennonite? Royals fans will find out starting Feb. 11.

December 23, 2014
Volleyball Men Set To Open On Jan. 20
The Eastern Mennonite men’s volleyball team have released their schedule for the 2015 season. The Royals have 10 home matches on their 27-match schedule, including the season opener against Lancaster Bible in Yoder Arena on Jan. 20.

December 30, 2014
Sykes And Rheinheimer Lead Royals Past CNU, 74-54
The Royals led for all but the opening 1:13 of Tuesday’s contest, as the basketball women controlled host Christopher Newport by a final of 74-54. It was a fantastic start to the second half of the season for Eastern Mennonite, as they improved to 7-2 with the non-conference win.

December 21, 2014
EMU Claims Classic Title To Finish First Half 8-3
The Runnin Royals are heading into their Christmas break on a high note after beating Frostburg State 77-68 Sunday afternoon to win the Rotary of Frederick Holiday Classic in Frederick, Md. EMU has now won three in a row as they improve to 8-3 on the season.

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 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
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 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 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 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 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.