October 19, 2016
Freshman Trejo Plays Hero On Senior Night
Even though it was Senior Recognition Night, freshman Jesus Trejo was the hero, scoring his first two collegiate goals, including the game-winner with 2:53 remaining, as EMU beat visiting Virginia Wesleyan in men’s soccer action.

October 20, 2016
Volleyball Women Win First Set Before Falling In Four
EMU’s volleyball women came home from Randolph College Thursday night with a disappointing 3-1 loss, eliminating them from contention for a postseason tourney bid. The Royals (9-16 / 2-8 ODAC) won the first set before dropping three straight.

October 19, 2016
Royals Play Well In 3-2 Home Loss To Bridgewater
While most games are defined by a “win” or “loss,” EMU’s field hockey women can mark Wednesday’s 3-2 loss to Bridgewater down under the “played one of the best games of the year” category. The Royals came back from two different deficits in the game before finally dropping the tight decision to last year’s ODAC champions.

October 18, 2016
Royals Card Great First Day At VSGA
EMU’s golf men had a great first day at the VSGA Intercollegiate in Williamsburg, Va. Although the second day was a bit rougher, the Royals still end their fall portion of the 2016-17 season with hopes for a big spring.

October 18, 2016
Women Limit ODAC-Leading Generals
Facing a tough task Tuesday afternoon at Washington and Lee, the Royals responded by holding the ODAC-leading Generals to just two goals in a 2-0 loss. Despite the defeat, EMU’s soccer women kept W&L below their season scoring average and will try to use that as a springboard into the final three games of the season.

October 17, 2016
Royals Explode In Second Half With Six-Goal Outburst
A second-half outburst gave EMU’s field hockey women control in a 6-2 win over Transylvania University on Monday, snapping a three-game losing skid. The Royals (5-7) trailed 1-0 at halftime before rallying for the huge second half.

October 15, 2016
Runners Finish Final Tune-Up For Upcoming Championships
With the regular season winding down, EMU’s cross country teams marched north on Saturday, running at the Gettysburg Invitational in Gettysburg, Pa. The Royals showed their talent while still leaving room for improvement in the big field.

October 15, 2016
Royals Settle For Single Point In Scoreless Tie With Guilford
In a game of missed opportunities for both teams, Eastern Mennonite’s soccer men settled for a 0-0 draw against Guilford College Saturday to wrap up EMU’s Homecoming. Both teams were desperate for the three points of a win, but the draw left they remained tied for tenth in the ODAC standings with two points.

October 15, 2016
Second-Half Lapse Negates Great Effort By Royals
The Royals played some of their best hockey of the year in the first half of Saturday’s game against Virginia Wesleyan. But it was a six-minute spell in the second which did them in as the Marlins handed EMU a critical 3-2 ODAC loss.

October 15, 2016
ODAC-Leading Jackets Sweep EMU Volleyball Women
EMU’s volleyball women came home empty on a tough weekend road trip, getting swept by ODAC-leading Randolph-Macon on Saturday. The women have a few days to collect themselves before a must-win ODAC date at Randolph College on Thursday.

October 15, 2016
Late Goals Cut Off Comeback Hopes
EMU’s soccer women put a scare into Roanoke College Saturday afternoon in Harrisonburg before two late goals spelled a 3-0 defeat.

October 14, 2016
Royals Athlete Of The Week: Matthew Overacker
After two injury-plagued seasons to start his collegiate career, junior Matthew Overacker is finally staying healthy. And it shows.

October 14, 2016
Marlins Elude EMU In Key Conference Contest
EMU’s volleyball women struggled with their attack in a crucial 3-0 ODAC loss at Virginia Wesleyan Friday night. The decision leaves the Royals 2-6 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, sitting in 10th place out of 12 teams.

October 13, 2016
Hall Of Honor Inductions Highlight Homecoming Weekend
Eastern Mennonite University is gearing up for Homecoming this weekend and it looks the weather will be great this year. The Athletic Department is contributing its fair share to the activities in 2016, including a number of sporting events, a pair of Hall of Honor inductees, and the annual Paul R. Yoder, Sr., Golf Classic.

October 12, 2016
Maroons Shut Out Soccer Men In Salem
The Royals couldn’t dig themselves out of a bad first half, which snowballed into a 4-0 loss at Roanoke in men’s soccer action Wednesday night. EMU falls to 5-7-3 overall and 0-3-1 in the ODAC.

October 11, 2016
BC Flies Past Royals In ODAC Volleyball Action
EMU’s volleyball women came up short against rival Bridgewater College Tuesday night at home, dropping a 3-0 decision. The Royals struggled to find consistency as they fell to 9-13 overall and 2-5 in the ODAC.

October 11, 2016
Royals With Work Left To Do After Loss At Bridgewater
Coach Ted Erickson has the young Eastern Mennonite soccer women heading in the right direction. But they haven’t arrived. Not yet at least.

October 8, 2016
Royals Blank D-I Hampton University, 2-0
A goal in each half gave EMU’s soccer women a 2-0 win over Hampton University Saturday afternoon in Harrisonburg. Their fourth shutout of the season was easily the most impressive, as Eastern Mennonite earned the victory over the D-I Pirates.

October 8, 2016
Soccer Men Settle For A Draw In Rain-Soaked Game
The playing conditions were far from ideal, and the result was somewhat unsatisfying, but the bottom line was EMU’s soccer men earned their first ODAC point with a scoreless draw at Hampden-Sydney College on Saturday.

October 8, 2016
Johnson Moves To No. 2 In EMU Career Assists
Eastern Mennonite University setter Jasmine Johnson moved into second place on EMU’s career assists list on Saturday, bolstered by a season-high 46-assist effort against North Carolina Wesleyan. The junior’s move up the program ladder came as part of a tri-match in Ferrum, Va.

October 8, 2016
Field Hockey Game At Sweet Briar Postponed
Because of Saturday's spinoff rains from Hurricane Matthew, the EMU field hockey game at Sweet Briar College has been postponed. The teams are still finalizing plans for a rescheduled date for the ODAC contest.

October 7, 2016
Soccer Women Earn Repeat Academic Award From NSCAA
The Eastern Mennonite University women's soccer team has been given the Team Academic Award by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). The awards recognizes the team GPA from the 2015-16 academic year.

October 6, 2016
Royals Athlete Of The Week: Maria Yoder
Maria Yoder showed that hard work gets rewarded when she stepped up to help her team win an important ODAC match last week.

October 5, 2016
EMU Women Drop ODAC Contest To Randolph-Macon, 2-0
Visiting Randolph-Macon put in two second-half goals to get by EMU’s soccer women Wednesday night. The loss drop the Royals to 5-5-1 overall and 2-2-0 in the ODAC, while R-MC improves to 2-4-2 and 1-1-0.

October 4, 2016
Short-Handed Royals Nearly Upset No. 20 Lynchburg
A goal with 9.9 seconds left in the first overtime allowed No. 20 Lynchburg College to escape Harrisonburg with a 2-1 decision over EMU’s soccer men. It was a stunning and let-down of an ending for a Royals team which played so well even without a handful of starters, including leading scorer Juan Luna.

October 4, 2016
Volleyball Women Drop ODAC Match On The Road
EMU’s volleyball women were hoping to scratch out a victory against one of the ODAC’s top teams on the road Tuesday evening. After pushing host Lynchburg in the first two sets, the Royals faltered and came home with a 3-0 loss.

October 4, 2016
Longacre Finishes First Fall Well
Freshman Olyvia Longacre made one of the biggest improvements of any golfer on day two of the Generals Invitational. Longacre sliced six strokes off her Monday score, shooting an 87 to move four spots up the leaderboard.

August 29, 2016
Paul R. Yoder, Sr., Golf Classic 2016
Looking for a great way to kick off EMU's Homecoming Weekend? Or just a chance to hang out with some friends on the golf course? The Yoder Golf Classic is your chance.

October 1, 2016
Royals Get Big ODAC Win Over Guilford On Senior Day
EMU’s volleyball women picked up a key ODAC win Saturday afternoon, knocking off Guilford College by a final of 3-1. The victory was part of a tri-match in Harrisonburg, where the Royals dropped a non-conference decision to St. Mary’s (Md.)

October 1, 2016
Williams And Rittenhouse Lead The Charge Past Hollins
EMU’s soccer women got back on the winning track Saturday afternoon, rolling over Hollins 6-0 in an ODAC shutout. Freshman Laura Rittenhouse notched her second hat trick of the season as the Royals improve to 5-4-1.

October 1, 2016
EMU Runners Back On The Field At Paul Short
After a three-week break from races, the Eastern Mennonite cross country teams headed north for the bigtime Paul Short Run in Lehigh, Pa. Both the men and the women had great outings.

October 1, 2016
Royals Score First But Fall To Randolph, 3-1
The Royals scored first against regionally ranked Randolph College Saturday night in Harrisonburg, but a pair of second-half goals gave the WildCats a 3-1 decision.

October 1, 2016
Women Still Looking For First ODAC Win
EMU’s field hockey team was felled 6-1 by the ODAC’s surprise team, Roanoke College, Saturday afternoon in Salem, Va. The Royals fall to 4-6 with their second straight loss, both in conference play.

September 29, 2016
Royals Athlete Of The Week: Emily Price
After going to homeschool and playing only travel ball, field hockey freshman Emily Price has made a successful transition to collegiate field hockey and studying in a classroom.

September 28, 2016
Hornets Shut Out EMU Soccer Women
Shenandoah’s women’s soccer team took down the Royals 5-0 Wednesday, completing a doubleheader sweep for the Hornets. The two teams also played in field hockey in the afternoon, with SU winning that contest 4-1.

September 28, 2016
SU Stings Field Hockey Women 4-1 In Winchester
A second-half goal from Taylor Hensley wasn’t enough for EMU as their offense sputtered in a 4-1 loss at Shenandoah Wednesday afternoon. The field hockey women slide to 4-5 overall with the defeat in their ODAC opener.

September 27, 2016
Royals Out-Hit By Southern Virginia In Road Loss
The volleyball women were snake-bitten by mistakes Tuesday night, losing 3-0 on the road in a non-conference match at Southern Virginia. Eastern Mennonite hit just .012 as team in falling to 8-8 on the season.

September 27, 2016
Men Succumb To Powerful Generals In ODAC Opener
The Royals knew they were entering a tough stretch in their schedule, and that belief is certainly showing true. EMU’s soccer men dropped their ODAC opener Tuesday afternoon at preseason favorite Washington and Lee by a final of 4-0, suddenly pushing their losing skid to three straight.

September 26, 2016
EMU Hoping To Benefit From Home Cooking In 2016-17
EMU’s basketball women are hoping a home-heavy schedule helps their young team. The Royals released their 2016-17 season schedule today, which features 13 home dates on the 24-game slate.

September 26, 2016
Runnin Royals' 2016-17 Schedule Includes Return Trip To D-I JMU
A lot of things will look familiar this year for Runnin Royals. EMU’s basketball men return all five of their starters in 2016-17 and return a number of non-conference opponents as well, including D-I James Madison University.

September 25, 2016
Price And Royals Roll Over Visiting Gators, 9-1
Freshman Emily Price caged a hat trick to highlight an all-around team effort as EMU rolled over Notre Dame (Md.) in field hockey action Sunday in Harrisonburg. The 9-1 win over the Gators bumps Eastern Mennonite’s record to 4-4 as they prepare for ODAC play.

September 24, 2016
Women's Golf Tees Off On 2016 Season
Playing in her first-ever collegiate tournament, EMU women’s golfer Olyvia Longacre did what she was supposed to do – get accustomed to the college game.

September 24, 2016
Royals In Control From Opening Touch In 6-0 Shutout
The Royals opened ODAC play Saturday with a thorough domination of Sweet Briar on the road, picking up a 6-0 win. EMU’s soccer women snap their only losing skid of the season with the decision, improving to 4-3-1 overall.

September 24, 2016
Second Half Flurry Knocks Out Soccer Men
EMU’s soccer men ran into a surging Lebanon Valley club Saturday in Annville, Penn., and the Royals came home with a 4-0 loss.

September 22, 2016
Hardy Breaks Record As EMU Sweeps Mary Baldwin
The Royals are marching in their second winning streak of the young season. With Thursday’s 3-0 sweep of Mary Baldwin in Staunton, Va., the volleyball women have won three in a row to bump their record back over .500 at 8-7.

September 22, 2016
Royals Athlete Of The Week: Juan Luna
After two good seasons in a Royals uniform, men's soccer player Juan Luna is taking his game to a whole new level in 2016.

September 21, 2016
Women Get ODAC Win With Sweep Of Hollins
EMU’s volleyball women got their first ODAC win Wednesday, sweeping past Hollins in straight sets in Harrisonburg. Now 7-7 overall and 1-3 in the conference, the Royals have their sights set on reaching the ODAC Tournament for the first time since 2007.

September 21, 2016
Late BC Goal Thwarts Royals' Comeback
Despite twice netting an equalizing goal, the Royals ran out of time against rival Bridgewater Wednesday night at home, dropping a 3-2 decision to the Eagles.

September 21, 2016
Early Goal Turns Into Lone Goal In Loss At Emory & Henry
A lone fluke goal early in the first half proved to be the difference for the EMU soccer women, suffering a 1-0 loss at Emory & Henry College Wednesday evening.

September 19, 2016
ODAC Names Luna Player Of The Week
A historic week just got even better for Juan Luna. On the heels of a nine-point, two-game stretch, the Eastern Mennonite midfielder was named the ODAC Player of the Week for the first time in his career.

September 19, 2016
Royals Finish Up At Shenandoah Invitational
EMU’s golf men were at the Shenandoah Invitational on Sunday and Monday, taking home 15th place as a team. With the rains between rounds one and two freshening up the course, the Royals were one of 11 teams to lower their score on day two.

September 17, 2016
Soccer Men Tame Lions For Fourth Straight Win
The Royals are getting in a groove. Juan Luna and Parker Leap got together for two late goals, pushing EMU to their fourth straight win, a 2-0 decision over Albright.

September 18, 2016
Field Hockey Women Fall In Back-And-Forth Contest
EMU’s field hockey women came up short in a game against Concordia (Wisc.) Sunday afternoon on a neutral field in Granville, Ohio. Eastern Mennonite scored first, but the Falcons came back to earn the first win in their program’s history at 4-2.

September 17, 2016
Royals Take Down Lancaster Bible To Break Streak
EMU’s volleyball women wrapped up a busy weekend at home on a positive note, beating Lancaster Bible College in four to snap a six-match losing skid. Now 6-7 on the year, the Royals are also 0-3 in ODAC play after a loss to Shenandoah to start the day.

September 16, 2016
Washington And Lee Marches Past Royals In ODAC Clash
EMU’s volleyball women had their moments in Friday night’s ODAC clash with Washington and Lee, but in the end the preseason favorites were too strong, taking a 3-0 sweep from the Royals.

September 16, 2016
First-Half Flurry Knocks Out Field Hockey Women
It’s been feast or famine for Eastern Mennonite’s field hockey team. After Friday afternoon’s 5-0 loss at Denison, the Royals stand with a record of 3-3, but an average margin of 4.5 goals per game. Unfortunately for the women, the margin came up famine against the Big Red.

September 15, 2016
Royals Athlete Of The Week: Parker Leap
The typical college athlete completes their four years of eligibility during their undergraduate degree and moves on after that. But Parker Leap isn't the typical college athlete.

September 14, 2016
Luna And Leap Do It Again In Dramatic 4-3 Win At Ferrum
Juan Luna bent in an incredible game-winner with just 1:35 left, securing a wild 4-3 win for EMU’s soccer men Wednesday night at Ferrum. The junior earned his first collegiate hat trick in the process.

September 14, 2016
Bugs And Heat Hamper Soccer Women At Ferrum
The writing was almost on the wall when the bus drove out of Harrisonburg. Due to a stomach bug, EMU’s soccer women left three regular players home from Wednesday’s road game at Ferrum, and the loss of personnel was tough to overcome.

September 14, 2016
Women Swept By Roanoke In ODAC Opener
The struggle from last weekend carried over for EMU’s volleyball women, as they fell in straight sets at Roanoke on Wednesday. The loss in the ODAC opener drops the Royals to 5-5 on the season.

September 12, 2016
Golf Men Topple Round And Tournament Marks At Tom Kinder
Even with a rough start, EMU’s golf men ended on a positive note, breaking a program record on the first day of the Tom Kinder Memorial at Lakeview Golf Course in Harrisonburg. The Royals picked up where they left off last year when they toppled the overall low round three different times.

September 12, 2016
Rittenhouse Hat Trick Highlights Second-Half Outburst
On Saturday, Laura Rittenhouse scored her first collegiate goal in EMU’s 1-0 win over Notre Dame (Md.). Two days later the freshman more than one-upped herself, scoring a hat trick of goals as the soccer women exploded for a 4-1 win over visiting Hood College.

September 11, 2016
Royals Continue Great Start With 2-1 Road Win
Whatever supposed kinks EMU’s soccer men needed to work out of their system during the early parts of their season, they seem to be doing it. The Royals scored twice in the first half to pick up a 2-1 win at Stevenson Sunday afternoon.

September 10, 2016
Second Straight Shutout Gives Royals Wilson Invite Title
EMU’s field hockey women had a balanced effort in a thorough 6-0 romp over Bryn Mawr College Saturday afternoon in Chambersburg, Pa. Combined with Friday’s 3-0 decision against host Wilson, Eastern Mennonite won the 2016 Wilson College Invitational.

September 11, 2016
EMU Drops Matches To Piedmont, Emory & Henry
After a solid 5-1 start to the season, the Royals now have to find a way to snap a three-match skid. EMU’s volleyball women sit with a record of 5-4 after a pair of losses Sunday to wrap up play at the Greensboro Invitational.

September 10, 2016
Rittenhouse's Early Goal Enough To Give EMU Win
When you score in the first few minutes of a game, it may feel like a few more goals will follow. Despite that feeling, the inflated result did not come to fruition, although EMU’s soccer women made it stick for a 1-0 win over Notre Dame (Md.) Saturday afternoon in Harrisonburg.

September 10, 2016
Royals Calm Green Terror On The Road, 2-0
The EMU soccer men picked up a solid road win on Saturday, beating the heat and a stingy McDaniel squad in a 2-0 final. The Royals got back on the winning track with the decision, improving to 2-1-2 overall.

September 10, 2016
Volleyball Women Settle For Tough Split In Greensboro
Great service gave the Royals a historic start to the season before the volleyball women dropped a heart-wrenching five-setter at day one of the Greensboro Invitational. Eastern Mennonite (5-2) continues play Sunday in Greensboro, N.C., getting quality opponents in Piedmont and Emory & Henry.

September 10, 2016
SEASON PREVIEW: EMU Golf Teams Ready For Next Step
A new coach. A new focus. Set for new heights. Coach Mike Yoder thinks the EMU golfers can exceed what they did during last year's record-setting efforts.

September 9, 2016
Heat Hinders Harriers At ODAC Preview Meet
Facing stifling temperatures for the second week of September, EMU’s cross country teams pulled back at the ODAC Preview on Friday. The meet, hosted by Washington and Lee University in Buena Vista, Va., saw race time temperatures in the low 90s for the men’s race which in turn led to a shortened women’s race.

September 9, 2016
Royals Control Wilson In 3-0 Shutout
A strong start was enough to propel EMU’s field hockey women to victory Friday night, as they picked up a 3-0 shutout at Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa. Now 2-2 on the season, the Royals will also play Bryn Mawr on Saturday as part of the Wilson College Invitational.

September 8, 2016
Royals Athlete Of The Week: Becca Hardy
Women's volleyball senior Becca Hardy had to be creative in the preparations for her final season, but the summer work is paying quick dividends.

September 7, 2016
Chappell-Dick Named Top 30 For NCAA Woman Of The Year
Former EMU All-American Hannah Chappell-Dick has been named one of the top 30 honorees for the 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

September 7, 2016
Royals Work Win Streak To Four
EMU’s volleyball women made a long mid-week trip to Cresson, Pa., Wednesday night, but came home with the win. The five-set victory at Mount Aloysius gives the Royals a 4-1 record, tied for their best start to a season since before 2000.

September 7, 2016
Two-Goal Comeback Gives EMU Draw At William Peace
The Royals scored twice in the final 6:33 of regulation today to forge a 3-3 tie with William Peace University in men’s soccer action in Cary, N.C.

September 8, 2016
Women's Soccer Game At Cairn Cancelled
Thursday's women's soccer game between Eastern Mennonite University and Cairn University has been cancelled. No makeup date is planned.

September 7, 2016
Women Felled By Nationally-Ranked Mary Washington
The upstart Royals ran into a steam train Wednesday afternoon, falling at No. 12 Mary Washington by a final of 7-0. EMU field hockey coach E.A. Jackson’s alma mater didn’t cut her team any slack, dropping Eastern Mennonite to 1-2 on the year.

September 6, 2016
Royals Push Salem Before Dropping One-Goal Decision
EMU’s soccer women suffered their first loss of the year on Tuesday, dropping their home opener to Salem College by a final of 1-0. Despite the loss, the play left little doubt that the Royals are a much improved team from last year.

September 6, 2016
Thibodeaux Named ODAC's First Runner Of The Week
Whether or not the first honored shall also be last honored, Alec Thibodeaux has started his final cross country season out well by being named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Runner of the Week.

September 4, 2016
Royals Earn Dramatic 2-OT Win Over Ferrum, 2-1
Freshman Courtney Ray scored a memorable first goal, converting a penalty stroke 1:46 into the second overtime to give EMU a 2-1 win over Ferrum on Sunday.

September 4, 2016
Soccer Men Bitten By Bulldogs In Late 2-1 Loss
An early goal wasn’t enough to go the distance, as EMU’s soccer men dropped a disappointing 2-1 loss to DeSales Sunday afternoon at home. The Royals, now 1-1-1, hit the road for four straight games, starting this Wednesday at William Peace.

September 3, 2016
Hardy And Johnson Lead Royals Past Catholic, Mary Baldwin
EMU’s volleyball women now have a three-match winning streak after they punched a pair of wins to wrap up the EMU Invitational on Saturday. The Royals are 3-1 are they prepare for their first road contests of 2016.

September 3, 2016
Walker And Soccer Women Leave Arlington Undefeated
A second straight comeback forged an impressive tie for EMU in women’s soccer action Saturday afternoon. Despite being out-shot, the Royals got a goal from Hannah Walker in the 84th minute to lock up Chatham, 1-1, at the Marymount Classic in Arlington, Va.

September 3, 2016
Royals And Wolverines Battle To Scoreless Tie
Despite a lack of scoring, there was no lack of drama in Eastern Mennonite’s scoreless draw with visiting Wesley Saturday afternoon. The contest featured 35 shots, four cards, including one red, and a saved penalty kick, although neither team could find the back of the net.

September 2, 2016
Runners Start Off 2016 In Unique Fashion
EMU’s cross country teams opened up their 2016 season in unique fashion – under the Friday night lights. The Royals ran at the Galen Piper Challenge hosted by Shippensburg University, with both teams coming home with good efforts to start the year.

September 3, 2016
Field Hockey Women Drop Season Opener To York
Visiting York (Pa.) College took down the field hockey women Saturday afternoon in the season opener for EMU. The talented Spartans built up a big lead and took a 6-1 final.

September 2, 2016
Wild Comeback Gives EMU 3-2 Win At Marymount
For the first time in three years, EMU’s soccer women won their season opener. The outcome did not look promising after the Royals fell in a quick 2-0 hole, but the women scored three unanswered goals to win 3-2 Friday night at Marymount University in Arlington, Va.

September 2, 2016
Sweep Of Gophers Gives EMU Split
EMU’s volleyball women picked up a sweep over Goucher Friday night in Harrisonburg, finishing with a split on day one of the EMU Invitational. The eight-team, three-court extravaganza wraps up Saturday in Yoder Arena.

September 1, 2016
Luna And Royals Leap To 2016-Opening Win
Juan Luna got EMU’s athletic season started on the right foot and Parker Leap added insurance as the Royals beat Southern Virginia 2-0 Thursday night in Buena Vista, Va.

August 26, 2016
SEASON PREVIEW: Ready For the Next Step
After notching their best finish in 12 years, Coach Carrie Bert is looking to continue the momentum in rebuilding the EMU women’s volleyball program.

August 25, 2016
SEASON PREVIEW: Full Of Youth And Excitement
After an admittedly up and down season, EMU’s still youthful soccer men are ready to make a move. Coach Roger Mast, entering his 26th season leading his alma mater, said that the growth of his players should pay dividends in 2016.

August 24, 2016
SEASON PREVIEW: A Foundational Group
Entering his third year at the helm of the Eastern Mennonite women’s soccer program, Coach Ted Erickson says that this should be the cornerstone team to moving his program back to the top tier of the ODAC.

August 23, 2016
SEASON PREVIEW: Ready To Shake It Up
EMU field hockey coach E.A. Jackson doesn’t try to sugar-coat the 2015 season. “Last year was a rebuilding year,” she said. But this year the Royals are ready to shake things up in the ODAC.

August 19, 2016
Softball Program Hosts Kaitlin Aylor Memorial Miniature Golf Tournament
The EMU softball program is hosting the Kaitlin Aylor Memorial Miniature Golf Tournament on the morning of Saturday, Aug. 27. The tournament is a miniature golf fundraiser at Mulligan’s Golf Center in Harrisonburg.

August 19, 2016
SEASON PREVIEW: Ripe For Success
There are a lot of storylines for this year’s cross country teams, from replacing a legend to a new coaching structure. But the bottom line remains the same – the Royals expect to challenge for a top spot in both the conference and region, while sending a handful of individuals to nationals.

August 9, 2016
Simpson Tabbed Track & Field Coach
Eastern Mennonite University has announced the hiring of Brian Simpson as the new Head Track & Field Coach. He takes over the reins for the Royals immediately.

August 9, 2016
EMU Hires Yoder As New Golf Coach
Eastern Mennonite University has announced that Mike Yoder has been hired as the new Head Golf Coach. He begins his role of leading the men’s and women’s programs immediately.

August 5, 2016
Royals To Run North In 2016
A year after running most of their meets near home in the Shenandoah Valley, EMU’s cross country teams will spend more of their time in a different state – Pennsylvania.

August 4, 2016
ODAC Schedule Could Favor Volleyball Women
Home matches will be at a premium for the Eastern Mennonite women’s volleyball team this fall. In total, the Royals will play 12 of their 29 matches in Yoder Arena. With the invitational and a pair of tri-matches, those 12 matches will be grouped into only eight different days.

August 3, 2016
Royals Bring New Opponents Home In 2016
For the first time in more than a decade, EMU’s soccer men are starting the season locally. It will be the first time Eastern Mennonite has been at home over the opening weekend since 2005.

August 2, 2016
Field Hockey Gets Well-Tailored Schedule
A good mix. That term paints a good picture of the 2016 Eastern Mennonite University field hockey schedule.

August 1, 2016
Fall Season Set To Start On Sept. 2
The EMU soccer women have announced their 2016 schedule, which is set to begin on Sept. 2. The Royals will play nine home games in the 19-game slate.

August 1, 2016
Track Athletes Earn Academic And Regional Awards
The final round of 2015-16 track & field awards have come in from the USTFCCCA and EMU athletes are once again well-represented.

July 27, 2016
EMU Puts 82 On ODAC All-Academic Team
Another successful year of competition has been matched with another successful year in the classroom for EMU’s student athletes. The Royals put 82 men and women on the annual Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Academic Team.

July 25, 2016
Six Royals Earn Academic All-State Status
Six EMU student-athletes have been named to the Academic All-State Team by VaSID. A total of 234 student-athletes representing 41 colleges and universities in the state were recognized.

July 18, 2016
Bryan Takes Over Lead Of EMU Running And Track Programs
Eastern Mennonite University has announced that Isaac Bryan will take over as the new Director of Cross Country and Track & Field and Head Cross Country Coach. He spent the last year as EMU’s distance coach.

June 21, 2016
Softball Women Put Three On All-State Team
EMU’s softball team stuck another stamp on a historic season, putting Mariah Foltz, Angelia Miller and Carli Hill on the All-State Team.

June 27, 2016
Eberly Steps Down From EMU Golf Programs
Eastern Mennonite University has announced the resignation of head golf coach Wendell Eberly. The resignation is effective June 30.

June 23, 2016
Chappell-Dick Nominated For NCAA's Woman Of The Year
EMU has nominated cross country and track & field standout Hannah Chappell-Dick for the prestigious NCAA Woman of the Year Award following her outstanding career.

June 20, 2016
EMU Announces Resignation Of Olinger
Eastern Mennonite University has announced the resignation of head cross country/track & field coach Britten Olinger. He has accepted a position as the head coach of track and field at Montreat College.

June 8, 2016
Royals Tie High On CVC All-Academic Team
The EMU men’s volleyball team tied their program’s high mark for players honored to the Continental Volleyball Conference All-Academic Team, putting seven on the annual award from the league’s office. The Royals also put seven on the team last year.

June 6, 2016
Chappell-Dick Earns Berkley Award As ODAC's Top Scholar-Athlete
Hannah Chappell-Dick earned a major award today, winning the Marjorie Berkley Award from the ODAC. She is a six-time Scholar-Athlete and five-time All-American.

May 28, 2016
Chappell-Dick Becomes Five-Time All-American
Senior Hannah Chappell-Dick earned the fifth All-American honor of her career Saturday afternoon. In her final collegiate race, she took fourth place in the 1500m at the NCAA National Track & Field Championships in Waverly, Iowa.

May 24, 2016
USTFCCCA Names Chappell-Dick Top Region Athlete
Just days away from her final collegiate track meet, Hannah Chappell-Dick was named the South/Southeast Region Athlete of the Year.

May 23, 2016
Photos Of Graduating Student-Athletes Fulfill D-III Philosophy
Royals’ fans can expect some colorful additions around the athletic department offices.

May 20, 2016
Hill Named All-Region Second Team
Sophomore Carli Hill wrapped up an incredible season by being named All-Atlantic Region Second Team by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

May 21, 2016
One More Trip To Nationals For Chappell-Dick
Senior Hannah Chappell-Dick has earned one final trip to Nationals, qualifying for next weekend’s final meet in the 1500m. A four-time All-American, Chappell-Dick is seeded No. 5 with her time of 4:28.62.

May 19, 2016
Royals Make One Final Push For NCAA Meet
EMU sent three track & field men to the Salisbury University Elite Meet on Thursday in a final effort to improve times for the upcoming NCAA selection. The final list of national qualifiers will be released on Saturday.

May 16, 2016
Royals Compete At SWAT Last Chance Meet
The men’s and women’s track teams traveled to Swarthmore College for their second of three final qualifying meets. Connor Faint opened the Royal’s evening with a third place finish in the 400 hurdles, finishing with a time of 54.22.

May 9, 2016
EMU Softball Women Just Miss NCAA Field
A program-record 31-win season was not enough for EMU’s softball team to secure an at-large bid to the NCAA National Tournament. The Royals had their bubble burst when they were not included in the 62-team field announced Monday afternoon by the NCAA.

May 6, 2016
Denlinger Breaks School Record While Thibodeaux Breaks PR
Junior Tyler Denlinger broke the school record in the 1500m at Friday’s Wolfpack Last Chance Meet in Raleigh, N.C. He crossed in 3:53.68 to break his PR by more than three seconds and topple Richy Bikko’s EMU record of 3:54.91.

May 4, 2016
Track Athletes Compete At Liberty Twilight
While most of the student-athletes have gone home with the conclusion of the academic year, EMU’s track & field teams sent a select group of men and women to the Liberty Twilight Meet Wednesday in Lynchburg, Va.

May 3, 2016
Royals Get Six All-ODAC Awards And Top Coach Honors
In a year when the EMU softball team broke numerous program records, it is only fitting they hit another record in terms of All-ODAC selections. The Royals had six women named to the All-ODAC teams, which were announced today, along with J.D. McCurdy snagging the conference’s Coach of the Year honor.

May 4, 2016
Royals Athlete Of The Week: Connor Faint
Along with his natural athletic ability, sophomore Connor Faint is also standing out for impressive growth over his two seasons in an EMU uniform.

May 2, 2016
Marlins Get By EMU For ODAC Championship In Extra Innings
EMU’s run through the 2016 ODAC Softball Tournament ended just short of the goal with a 10-9 loss to top-seeded Virginia Wesleyan in the Championship Game. The extra-inning loss leaves the Royals with a record of 31-14 and in limbo waiting for an at-large big to the NCAA National Tournament.

April 30, 2016
Royals Top Lynchburg To Advance To ODAC Title Game
With some timely hitting and good pitching, the EMU softball women earned a 3-1 win over Lynchburg College to advance to the ODAC Championship game. The Royals will play top-seeded Virginia Wesleyan at 11:00am on Sunday in Salem, Va., trying to win their first ODAC crown since 2010.

April 29, 2016
Walk-Off Win Keeps EMU Undefeated In ODAC Tourney
The ODAC’s top offense shone through on day one of the ODAC Softball Tournament, as second-seeded Eastern Mennonite earned a pair of wins to advance in the winner’s bracket. The Royals take on top-seeded Virginia Wesleyan College Saturday at noon in a meeting of the two remaining teams without a loss in the double elimination tourney.

April 28, 2016
Royals Put Three On All-ODAC Teams
Despite narrowly missing a repeat of last year’s trip to the ODAC Tournament, EMU’s baseball team still got plenty of love from the league’s coaches. The Royals had three men voted onto the All-ODAC teams, tied for the most among the teams not making the postseason tourney.

April 26, 2016
Royals Close Year With Best-Ever ODAC Championship Scores
The Eastern Mennonite University golf men finished up their year a three-day ODAC Championships at Wintergreen Resort. Playing on the Monocan and Shamokin courses of Stoney Creek, the Royals enjoyed the weather and turned it into some of their best par-72 team scores of the season.

April 24, 2016
Royals Ride Historic Season To ODAC's No. 2 Seed
EMU’s softball women closed the regular season on the road Sunday, splitting a non-conference doubleheader at McDaniel College in Westminster, Md. Despite the non-conference split, the Royals (28-12 / 13-5 ODAC) have earned the No. 2 seed in this weekend’s ODAC Tournament in Salem, Va.

April 22, 2016
Royals Win Two Golds At ODAC Championships
Eastern Mennonite’s track and field teams finished up the main part of their season this weekend, participating in the ODAC Championships in Lynchburg, Va. The men and the women each took home a pair of individual winners, while an EMU record and meet record were also toppled.

April 23, 2016
Baseball Men End Year On High Note
The Royals wrapped up their baseball season at home on Saturday, splitting a doubleheader with playoff-bound Virginia Wesleyan. EMU finishes with a record of 16-21 overall, including 8-12 in the ODAC.

April 22, 2016
EMU Track Women Break Records At ODACs
Eastern Mennonite’s track and field teams finished up the main part of their season this weekend, participating in the ODAC Championships in Lynchburg, Va. The women took home a pair of individual win, while an EMU record and meet record were also toppled.

April 22, 2016
Royals Athlete Of The Week: Zach Roberts
Coach Ben Spotts was right. Spotts thought Zach Roberts could adjust to college ball quickly, and his freshman has done just that by earning a starting spot at shortstop.

April 20, 2016
Royals Fall To Messiah In Final Road Game
EMU’s baseball team finished up their final road trip of 2016 with a loss, falling 11-6 at Messiah College Wednesday afternoon. The men are 15-20 after the non-conference loss as they prepare to close the season at home on Saturday.

April 19, 2016
Hornets Eliminate EMU From Tourney Race
Eastern Mennonite played well, but Shenandoah’s baseball men, ranked No. 11 in the D3baseball.com poll, took advantage of the few mistakes to grab a 6-2 decision. The loss knocks the Royals from playoff contention.

April 18, 2016
Hill Named ODAC Player Of The Week
In her first season at EMU, Carli Hill is making a name for herself. One of the best offensive players in the ODAC, Hill was named the ODAC Player of the Week today.

April 17, 2016
Royals Sweep Lynchburg To Lock Up No. 2 Seed On Senior Day
The entire day was filled with drama, but the Royals rose to the occasion at the end of each game, sweeping an ODAC doubleheader from Lynchburg College on Sunday to lock up the No. 2 seed in the upcoming ODAC Softball Tournament.

April 16, 2016
Next Up? Track Teams Gear Up For ODAC Championships
After canceling their participation in a meet on a frigid day last week Saturday, EMU’s track & field teams found new destinations this Saturday in preparation for the ODAC Championships. The conference’s outdoor meet is slated for this Friday and Saturday in Lynchburg, Va.

April 16, 2016
Men Ready For ODAC Golf Championships
EMU’s golf men had one final tune-up for the ODAC Championships, golfing this weekend at the Roanoke Invitational. Competing against six other conference schools, the Royals settled for a ninth-place finish.

April 16, 2016
Men Score 18 Runs In Split With Hornets
EMU’s offense was in order Saturday, but the baseball men had to settle for a split in their ODAC doubleheader against Lynchburg.

April 16, 2016
Softball Team Limited In ODAC Split At Randolph
Even the ODAC’s best offense can have off days, as was the case for Eastern Mennonite’s softball team on Saturday. The women scored early to win game one, but ended the day with 11 straight scoreless at-bats after a tough 1-0 loss to Randolph in the nightcap.

April 15, 2016
Royals Athlete Of The Week: Carli Hill
With quick hands at the plate and quick adjustments everywhere else, catcher Carli Hill is quickly having one of the best seasons in the ODAC.

April 14, 2016
Royals Pull Together To Split With No. 16 Messiah
EMU’s softball women rallied in the nightcap, earning a split with Messiah College Thursday in Harrisonburg. The Falcons are ranked No. 16 in this week’s NFCA National Poll.

April 13, 2016
EMU Hits Two Homeruns In Loss At Hood
The Royals nearly doubled their homerun total for the year, but host Hood College used two big innings to knock off EMU by a final of 10-7 in non-conference action Wednesday afternoon in Frederick, Md.

April 12, 2016
Royals Walk Off With Huge ODAC Sweep Of Randolph-Macon
The Royals proved their talented offense could hit even the best pitchers in the ODAC by using a pair of walk-off wins for a big sweep over Randolph-Macon on Tuesday.

April 11, 2016
EMU Golfers Gearing Up For ODAC Championships
The EMU men’s golf team finished up a two-day tournament in Williamsburg, Va., on Tuesday, with junior Josh Alderfer landing his second straight top-10 finish. The Apprentice School hosted the Glen Heath Shipbuilders Memorial at the Williamsburg Golf Club.

April 12, 2016
Powerful Panthers Roll Over Baseball Men
After nearly upsetting USA South power Ferrum on the road last week, the return game in Harrisonburg didn’t go as well for EMU’s baseball team. The visiting Panthers used a five-run third inning to take over for a 12-3 decision on Tuesday.

April 11, 2016
Royals Athlete Of The Week: Danyele Smith
Among ODAC leaders in a number of offensive categories, Danyele Smith might not even being playing her best ball.

April 9, 2016
Win In 12th Gives Royals Sweep At Guilford
The Royals earned a much-needed ODAC sweep Saturday afternoon at Guilford, both times using late-inning heroics to improve to 6-9 in the conference.

April 8, 2016
Costly Errors Sting Royals In Home Split With Roanoke
All good things have to come to an end, and EMU’s season-long home winning streak finally fell in a game two loss to Roanoke Friday in Harrisonburg. The softball women powered to a 7-3 win in the opener of the ODAC twinbill before being hurt by errors in an 8-5 loss, their first on Gehman Field in eight games in 2016.

April 8, 2016
All-State Honor Wraps Up Rheinheimer's Career
Jess Rheinheimer can add one final award to her list of accomplishments, as she was named to the All-State First Team today by the Virginia Sports Information Directors. This is the second straight year she was named to the First Team.

April 6, 2016
Rally In First Game Leads To Sweep Of Bridgewater
Once they got the bats lined up, it was all EMU. The softball women swept an ODAC twinbill at rival Bridgewater College Wednesday. After breaking open a one-run affair with four scores in the seventh inning of the first game, the offense dumped in seven runs in the nightcap’s shutout.

April 6, 2016
Royals Give USA South's Best All They Can Handle
A seven-run sixth inning wasn’t enough for EMU’s baseball men to keep the lead, as host Ferrum hit four homers to grab a 13-11 decision from the Royals.

April 5, 2016
Eagles Out-Single Baseball Men In Harrisonburg
From the first play of the game, the Royals should have known something was up - Bridgewater’s leadoff man shot a ground ball to the right side, which found its way through the infield for a single.

April 5, 2016
Royals Athlete Of The Week: Josh Alderfer
Whether it's with the course, his brother, or himself, golfer Josh Alderfer is competitive. He is also shooting the best rounds in program history.

April 4, 2016
Chappell-Dick Earns 4th ODAC Weekly Award Of Track Season
Senior Hannah Chappell-Dick has picked up yet another award from the conference office, her fourth ODAC Track Athlete of the Year award this year. The four-time All-American now has 12 ODAC weekly awards combined from her track and cross country seasons.

April 3, 2016
EMU Golfers Take Points From Ranked Opponents
The Eastern Mennonite men's golf team lost to a pair of nationally-ranked teams in a match-play event held at the Wintergreen Resort on Sunday. The day also served as a preview of the course that will host the ODAC Championships later this month.

April 3, 2016
Royals Go Yard Three More Times In Split At GC
Sunday’s battle of the top two offenses in the ODAC had two wildly different outcomes. When the dust settled, EMU’s softball women had drawn a split at Guilford, completing a 3-1 weekend road trip.

April 1, 2016
Royals Run Two Races
EMU’s track teams had a busy weekend, with events in two different locations on two different days. The majority of the team went to the Roanoke Invitational on Saturday, where men finished fourth as a team and the women came in seventh.

April 2, 2016
Royals Bang Out 34 Hits In Split With Hampden-Sydney
The offense was certainly there as the baseball men had 16 hits in the opener and 18 in the nightcap of Saturday’s home doubleheader against Hampden-Sydney College. Defensive and pitching let-downs hurt the Royals in the first game, though, before they broke a seven-game skid in the second, earning a 9-6 win.

April 2, 2016
Softball Women Start Road Trip With Sweep
The road trip started out very well, as EMU’s softball women swept a pair of games from Emory & Henry Saturday afternoon. Now 17-7 overall and 4-2 in the ODAC, the Royals play at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C., on Sunday.

April 1, 2016
EMU's Yoder Scholars Have Athletic Aspirations
Each year, EMU names a select group of incoming students who receive full tuition to the college. All three of this year's Yoder Scholarship recipients not only excel in the classroom, but they also plan to don a Royals uniform and participate in a sport at EMU.

March 30, 2016
Volleyball Men Win Important Set In 3-1 Loss At No. 7 Stevenson
Despite not getting an upset win at No. 7 Stevenson Wednesday night, EMU’s volleyball men took another step in the direction of a bigger goal – a first-ever berth in the four-team CVC Tournament.

March 30, 2016
Royals Hit Past Shenandoah In ODAC Sweep
EMU’s softball women continue to hit. And hit. And hit. The Royals swept a doubleheader from Shenandoah University Wednesday in Harrisonburg, racking up 28 hits in 11 offensive innings.

March 30, 2016
EMU Puts Big Scare To No. 9 Hornets
The lead kept changing hands and the outcome was in doubt until the final out, but the Royals came up short in a 6-4 loss against No. 9 Shenandoah Wednesday afternoon at home. EMU’s baseball men scored once in the bottom of the ninth, before leaving the bases loaded.

March 29, 2016
Rheinheimer An All-American Once Again
Women’s basketball player Jess Rheinheimer has earned back-to-back All-America awards, being named D3hoops.com All-American Honorable Mention.

March 29, 2016
Royals Athlete Of The Week: Tyler Denlinger
Tyler Denlinger had a great start to the outdoor track season and has one goal in his sites - the NCAA National Championships.

March 28, 2016
ODAC Names Alderfer Golfer Of The Week
Junior Josh Alderfer has been named the ODAC Golfer of the Week. Alderfer broke the EMU program record for a low round with a 1-under 71 on day two of the Lynchburg College Invitational.

March 28, 2016
Heizer Grabs Second ODAC Weekly Award Of Year
The big senior season continues for thrower Jeremy Heizer. Just two weeks removed from a trip to the NCAA Indoor National Championships, Heizer was named the ODAC Field Athlete of the Week.

March 28, 2016
ODAC Tabs Chappell-Dick For Athlete Of The Week
Hannah Chappell-Dick is ready for a strong finish. In her first effort in the outdoor season, EMU's senior dropped a pair of top-three national times and then earned the Old Dominion Athletic Conference's Field Athlete of the Week award.

March 28, 2016
No. 3 Captains Steer Past Softball Women
For the second time in less than a week, EMU’s softball women made the long trip to the Hampton Roads area to take on a national power. Unfortunately both road trips had similar results, as the Royals came home with a pair of losses, this time to No. 3 Christopher Newport University.

March 26, 2016
Royals Hang Tough At High Level Raleigh Relays
Top competition spurs on top performances, and a handful of EMU track and field athletes proved that adage over the weekend. The Royals qualified a limited number of men and women for the Raleigh Relays, hosted by North Carolina State and comprised of mainly D-I athletes. But the few that went did very well for an early-season meet, including toppling a few PRs.

March 26, 2016
Powerful Yellow Jackets Take Two From EMU
There were no upsets in the making on Saturday, as EMU’s baseball men were overpowered at Randolph-Macon Saturday afternoon in Ashland, Va. The Yellow Jackets, ranked No. 6 in this week’s D3baseball national poll, took both ends of an ODAC doubleheader to drop Eastern Mennonite to 11-11 overall and 3-6 in the conference.

March 25, 2016
Offense Catches Fire In Road Sweep Of Mary Washington
A big six-run inning got EMU rolling in game one of a doubleheader sweep at Mary Washington Friday afternoon. The softball women improved to 13-5 with the non-conference wins in Fredericksburg, Va.

March 23, 2016
Royals Athlete of the Week: Kyle Salladay
In his third year in the EMU baseball program, Kyle Salladay is playing with confidence, experience and a laid back beach style.

March 23, 2016
Royals Dropped In Showdown At No. 10 Virginia Wesleyan
EMU’s nine-game winning streak was snuffed out by nationally-ranked Virginia Wesleyan Wednesday afternoon in Virginia Beach. The Royals showed they have the ability to play with the perennial powers, but eventually dropped both decisions to the Marlins to slip to 11-5 overall and 0-2 in the ODAC.

March 23, 2016
Missed Chances And Miscues Cost Baseball Men
The baseball men had a disappointing trip through their mid-week games, dropping their second straight game to ODAC rival Washington and Lee. A couple of errors in the sixth inning allowed the Generals to break open a close game, sending the Royals to an 8-2 loss Wednesday in Harrisonburg.

March 21, 2016
Alderfer Sets Program Low In First Spring Tournament
Despite the long layoff over the winter months, EMU’s golf men picked up right where they left off – making major improvements. The Royals whacked 13 strokes off their team score on the final day of the Lynchburg College Invitational to hold on to seventh place at their first event of the spring season.

March 21, 2016
ODAC Names Denlinger Track Athlete Of The Week
Middle distance runner Tyler Denlinger has been tabbed as the ODAC Track Athlete of the Week. A four-time All-ODAC performer, this is the first weekly award for Denlinger.

March 22, 2016
Royals Fall In 1-0 Groundball-Fest At W&L
EMU’s baseball men couldn’t cash in on their chances Tuesday afternoon, dropping a 1-0 ODAC decision at Washington and Lee in Lexington, Va. The Royals will try to redeem themselves tomorrow when they host the Generals in another single game, set for a 4:00pm start in Harrisonburg.

March 21, 2016
Lucas Hits Two Of EMU's Four Homers In Sweep
The Royals showed a bit of everything in a softball sweep of Mary Baldwin Monday afternoon in Harrisonburg, extending their winning streak to nine in a row. EMU’s women hit four homeruns while the pitching staff threw a pair of shutouts.

March 21, 2016
Abele Picks Up CVC Player Of The Week Honors
Freshman opposite Travis Abele has been named the Continental Volleyball Conference Player of the Week. He led the way in the Royals' historic win over Juniata Friday night and helped push them to three wins over the weekend.

March 22, 2016
Seale Named ODAC's Top Pitcher
Softball's Lauren Seale was part of a trifecta of EMU athletes earning conference awards on Monday, taking the designation as the ODAC Pitcher of the Week. An All-ODAC Second Team honoree as a freshman, this is the first weekly award for Seale.

March 19, 2016
Royals Ride Momentum Of Juniata Win To Two More
The Royals had no trouble in maintaining their momentum after Friday night’s win over Juniata, taking a pair of sweeps Saturday afternoon in Harrisonburg. Eastern Mennonite improves to 12-11 overall and 5-6 in the CVC, maintaining their hold on fourth place in conference.

March 18, 2016
Snow Hinders Efforts At Season-Opening Outdoor Meet
Already not sending their entire team to participate in the this weekend’s W&L Carnival in Lexington, Va., Saturday’s wet and snowy weather didn’t help matters. As a result, EMU’s track & field teams had a sparse start to their 2016 outdoor season.

March 18, 2016
Royals Earn First Win Over Juniata Since 1992
To say it’s been a while is an understatement. A massive one. EMU’s volleyball men beat Juniata College 3-1 Friday night in Harrisonburg, securing the Royals’ first win over the national power in 24 years.

March 18, 2016
Winter Storm Regis Knocks Out Baseball And Softball
With yet another round of wintry precipitation setting its sites on the East Coast, Eastern Mennonite University has called off both of its weekend baseball and softball games.

March 16, 2016
Royals Blow Past SVU In Home Opener Sweep
Eastern Mennonite’s softball team had little trouble with Southern Virginia in their home opener Wednesday afternoon in Harrisonburg, using a sweep to run their winning streak to seven. Lauren Seale highlighted the day by smacking a grand slam while also throwing a no-hitter in the opener.

March 16, 2016
Baseball Men Give Up Lead In 8th In Loss At BC
Wednesday’s baseball game at rival Bridgewater was as exciting as one would expect an 8-6 game to be, packed with four lead changes. Unfortunately for Eastern Mennonite, the final lead change swung BC in front, as the Royals dropped an ODAC loss on the road.

March 14, 2016
D3hoops Names Rheinheimer Region Player Of The Year
Add a Region Player of the Year award to the list for Jess Rheinheimer. After back-to-back seasons as the ODAC Player of the Year, and a spot on last year’s All-Region First Team, EMU's senior was named the best in the South Region.

March 11, 2016
Chappell-Dick All-American, Heizer Finishes 14th
Senior Hannah Chappell-Dick saved her best for last. Running in her final collegiate mile race Saturday afternoon at the NCAA Indoor National Championships, Chappell-Dick passed two runners over the final lap to pull away to her second straight silver-medal finish on the big stage.

March 12, 2016
Baseball Royals Play Two Styles In ODAC Sweep
EMU’s baseball men proved they could win a high-scoring game and a low-scoring game on Saturday, as they swept Emory & Henry College in an ODAC doubleheader in Harrisonburg. The Royals halt a short losing skid and improve to 11-6 overall and 3-1 in conference play.

March 12, 2016
Royals Bow To Two Saints At Marymount Tri-Match
The men’s volleyball team came home from Arlington, Va., with a pair of 3-0 losses today. EMU dropped a CVC decision to host Marymount to open play before falling to Limestone.

March 10, 2016
Royals Return From Road Trip With 7-3 Record
The softball women are leaving South Carolina on a high note. After today’s sweep of their final games at Fastpitch Dreams in North Myrtle Beach, the Royals are 7-3 and riding a five-game winning streak.

March 10, 2016
Co-Royals Athlete Of The Week: Jeremy Heizer and Richard Robinson
Buddies and teammates, Jeremy Heizer and Richard Robinson each left a permanent mark at the ODAC Indoor Track & Field Championships.

March 9, 2016
Good Pitching And Good Hitting Combine For Winning Streak
EMU’s softball women finally have a winning streak. After sweeping Wednesday’s games at the Fastpitch Dreams classic in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., the Royals have won three straight to improve to 5-3 overall. They had settled for a split in each of their first three outings.

March 9, 2016
Men Give Up Lead And Game In Six-Run Fifth
One bad inning by the pitching staff and 14 men left on base by the offense was too much to overcome, as EMU’s baseball team lost their third straight game with a 10-5 final at the University of La Verne Wednesday afternoon.

March 7, 2016
Heizer And Chappell-Dick Punch NCAA Tickets
Seniors Jeremy Heizer and Hannah Chappell-Dick are each heading to Nationals. Heizer earned his first-ever trip to the big stage, while Chappell-Dick is going for the fourth time in track & field and sixth overall.

March 8, 2016
Softball Women 3-3 After Third Split
Splits are becoming the Royals’ thing. EMU’s softball women won one and lost one on their second day at Fastpitch Dreams in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., earning their third split of the year.

March 8, 2016
Royals Come Up Short In Wild 11-8 Game
The teams combined for 25 hits and 19 runs, not to mention 16 walks. Despite getting 14 hits, it was allowing the free passes that cost EMU’s baseball men Tuesday in an 11-8 loss at Whittier College in Whittier, Calif.

March 7, 2016
Taylor Picks Up CVC Player Of The Week Award
Freshman setter Christian Taylor is having a great start to his collegiate career, averaging double digit assists. Now he has some hardware to prove the great start, as he was named the Continental Volleyball Conference Player of the Week.

March 7, 2016
Women Hope To Use 9-Run Outburst As Momentum-Builder
EMU’s softball women drew a split on day one of Fastpitch Dreams in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. They are now 2-2 as they prepare for three more days of action at the classic, including Tuesday’s games against Penn State-Berks and La Roche.

March 7, 2016
Rains Knocks Out EMU Game In California
Later this week EMU's baseball men will get to experience "sunny California." Today they experienced "torrential rain California," as the weather forced the cancellation of their game at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.

March 5, 2016
Ninth-Inning Rally Give Royals 5-4 Win Against Roanoke
A four-run rally in the top of the ninth inning gave EMU’s baseball men a win in their first ODAC game of the year, a 5-4 decision at Roanoke. The Royals dropped the nightcap, but sit at 1-1 in the conference along with the majority of the other ODAC teams who played on opening weekend.

March 5, 2016
Royals Split With Greensboro On Season-Opening Southern Swing
EMU’s young softball women showed the flair for the dramatic in their season-opening doubleheader at Greensboro College Saturday afternoon. After a late win in the first game, the Royals gave up a late rally to drop the second decision.

March 5, 2016
Royals Again Push Rutgers-Newark Before Falling In Four
The Royals had a good showing but came up short in the final decision of Saturday’s CVC contest at nationally-ranked Rutgers-Newark. Eastern Mennonite lost 3-1 to the Scarlet Raiders for the second time this season.

March 4, 2016
Royals Finish Up At Tufts, Waiting For National Field Begins
The EMU track men sent two athletes to Friday’s Tufts Final Qualifying Meet in Medford, Mass. But Royals men gave fantastic performances, although only one seems on the cusp of earning a trip to the National meet.

March 4, 2016
Volleyball Men Sweep Cairn In CVC Road Win
EMU’s volleyball men broke a three-match CVC losing skid Friday night, snowballing to a 3-0 sweep at Cairn University in Langhorne, Pa. Now 3-4 in conference play, the Royals look to ride the momentum into Saturday’s contest at Rutgers-Newark, ranked No. 4 in this week’s national poll.

March 3, 2016
Softball Doubleheader At No. 2 CNU Postponed To March 28
Friday's season-opening doubleheader for the EMU softball team has been postponed due to expected poor weather conditions across the state of Virginia. The Royals had been slated to play two at No. 2 Christopher Newport in Newport News, Va.

March 2, 2016
Royals Now 8-2 After Dropping Southern Virginia At Home
EMU’s baseball men had a successful wrap to their season-opening 10-game home stand on Wednesday, rolling over Southern Virginia 8-2 in Harrisonburg. The Royals improve to 8-2 with the non-conference win, the best start in Coach Ben Spotts’ four seasons.

March 1, 2016
Rheinheimer Named Academic All-American Of The Year
Eastern Mennonite women’s basketball player Jess Rheinheimer has been named the Academic All-American® of the Year by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

March 1, 2016
Jostens Trophy Names Rheinheimer As Finalist Again
Jess Rheinheimer has once again 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 1, 2016
Royals Athlete of the Week: Griffin Stanley
Junior Griffin Stanley is helping the EMU baseball team move from one phase of their program's history to another.

February 29, 2016
Messiah Ends EMU's Winning Streak, 9-6
Eastern Mennonite’s baseball team had their six-game winning streak snapped Monday afternoon, dropping a 9-6 decision to Messiah in Harrisonburg. The Royals fell behind in the first and could never draw even with their visitors as they fall to 7-2.

February 28, 2016
Track Men Earn Most Points Since 2003, Finish Third
EMU’s men finished third at Sunday’s ODAC Indoor Championships, the highest team finish for the Royals since 2007. Bolstered by three gold medals, the Royals’ total of 84 points was their best mark since 2003.

February 28, 2016
Baseball Men Scratch In Go-Ahead Run In Bottom Of The Eighth
After putting up 50 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Alfred State on Saturday, EMU baseball coach Ben Spotts told his men to expect a different opponent when the teams met again on Sunday. He was right.

February 28, 2016
Royals Slowed To Sixth Place Finish At ODAC Indoor Championships
Lagging team health hindered the Eastern Mennonite track and field women from a high team finish at Sunday’s ODAC Indoor Championships in Landover, Md. The Royals did earn a pair of individual championships, but settled for sixth as a team.

February 27, 2016
Royals Average 4.2 Runs Per Inning In Sweep Of Alfred State
EMU’s baseball men poured in 50 runs in Saturday’s sweep of Alfred State Saturday afternoon in Harrisonburg. The Royals’ 29-7 win in the second game was the highest run total in recent history, and bumped the men to 6-1 on the season.

February 27, 2016
Royals Split Home Tri-Match
EMU’s volleyball men had an impressive offensive showing in Saturday’s sweep of Penn State-Altoona. Unfortunately that didn’t help them earlier in the day in a disappointing 3-1 loss to CVC opponent Marymount University in Harrisonburg.

February 25, 2016
Generals Hold Off EMU Women In ODAC Tournament
The Royals were tangled in a back-and-forth affair in the second half of Thursday’s ODAC Quarterfinal game, but a couple of key miscues in the final minute cost them in a 53-48 loss to Washington and Lee. EMU’s basketball women end the year with a record of 18-8.

February 25, 2016
Harris-Winn Earns All-ODAC Third Team
Sophomore Isaiah Harris-Winn earned some hardware Thursday night at the ODAC men’s basketball banquet, landing a spot on the All-ODAC Third Team. He was one of just three underclassmen honored on the 18-man All-ODAC teams.

February 24, 2016
Rheinheimer Named Top Player And Scholar In ODAC Again
Jess Rheinheimer is leaving her mark in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, as the Eastern Mennonite senior was named a repeat selection as ODAC Player of the Year as well as ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete.

February 24, 2016
Volleyball Men Stumble To No. 7 Stevenson
For one set, EMU’s volleyball men were right with No. 7 Stevenson. The Mustangs never let up, however, and eventually took a 3-0 sweep from the men.

February 23, 2016
Baseball Game With Messiah Now Moved To Monday
EMU's baseball game with Messiah College has been postponed once again and will now be played on Monday. Start time in Harrisonburg is still set for 3:00pm.

February 24, 2016
Royals Athlete of the Week: Travis Abele
Travis Abele's versatility and desire to get better is inspiring growth not only his teammates, but also his coach.

February 23, 2016
Runnin Royals Can't Slow Down Yellow Jackets In ODAC Tournament Loss
Coach Kirby Dean has known all season of the weaknesses of his young and under-sized team: rebounding and getting stops. Both areas reared their head Tuesday night, as the EMU basketball men fell 84-68 at Randolph-Macon in the ODAC Tournament First Round.

February 22, 2016
Royals Escape Hollins And Head To Salem
Style points don’t matter, especially in the postseason. For EMU’s basketball women, they got the win they needed in Monday night’s ODAC Tournament First Round, a 71-57 victory over Hollins.

February 21, 2016
Men Beat Rain And Dolphins For 4-1 Start
The weather caused some issues with getting the day started, but the Royals were ready to go when they finally did get on the field. EMU’s baseball men had their fourth game of 10 hits or more as they improve to 4-1 with Sunday’s 8-4 win over Mount Saint Vincent.

February 20, 2016
Royals Drop Tough Decision To Guilford, Head to R-MC Tuesday
Hoping to end the regular season on a high note, EMU’s basketball men instead suffered a frustrating defeat at home on Saturday, falling 83-78 to Guilford.

February 20, 2016
W&L Drops Royals, Women Host Hollins Monday Night
Without the second period, EMU’s basketball women would have won by five points. But the second more than erased the rest of the game, as Washington and Lee used a 33-11 frame to roll over the Royals, 73-56.

February 20, 2016
Record Re-Broken As Track Athletes Prep For ODAC Meet
The Royals track & field teams had one last tune-up, and they made it look good. The track men and women ran Saturday at the UCS Invitational hosted by JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, N.C. The ODAC Championships are next week Sunday, Feb. 28, in Landover, Md.

February 20, 2016
Royals Improve To 3-1 After Sweep Of Juniata
The offense was in high gear on Saturday, as the Royals scored 29 runs in just 12 offensive innings, taking a doubleheader sweep of visiting Juniata. Now 3-1 on the season, EMU’s baseball men will try to play another seven-inning doubleheader on Sunday.

February 18, 2016
Royals Bang Out 25 Hits In Season-Opening DH
EMU’s baseball men started their 2016 season with a split on Thursday, sharing the games of a doubleheader with Penn State-Altoona. The Royals continue their season-opening 11-game home stand with two more twinbills this weekend, hosting Juniata on Saturday and Mount St. Vincent on Sunday. First pitch both days is 12:00pm.

February 17, 2016
Runnin Royals' Offense In High Gear In 96-74 Win At W&L
Needing to win both of their final games just for a chance at hosting an ODAC Tournament First Round game, EMU’s basketball men took care of business with a convincing 96-74 win at Washington and Lee Wednesday night. The Runnin Royals return home for their finale, hosting Guilford this Saturday at 3:00pm in Yoder Arena.

February 16, 2016
Seniors Lead The Way To 76-61 Win Over Randolph-Macon
EMU’s basketball women picked up a confidence-building win on Senior Night, rolling over Randolph-Macon 76-61 in Yoder Arena. The Royals are now 17-6 overall and 10-5 in the ODAC. They can clinch a bye into the ODAC Tournament Quarterfinals with a win in their season finale at Washington and Lee on Saturday.

February 13, 2016
Royals Picking Up Steam In Push To Postseason
EMU’s women took care of business on the road Saturday, as they never trailed in a 75-46 thumping of Hollins in Roanoke. The Royals improve to 16-6 overall and they have now won three in a row and five of their last six.

February 11, 2016
Baseball Opener Rescheduled For Thursday
The forecasted frigid temperatures have knocked out Eastern Mennonite's baseball opener. After postponing Saturday's doubleheader against Penn State-Altoona, the Royals have announced a makeup date of this coming Thursday.

February 13, 2016
No. 5 Scarlet Raiders Escape EMU With 3-1 Decision
EMU’s volleyball men had the edge on national power Rutgers-Newark early Saturday in Harrisonburg. But the Scarlet Raiders took over for the third and fourth sets to hand the Royals a 3-1 loss.

February 13, 2016
Men Plagued By Missed Shots In Crucial ODAC Loss To Randolph
Being as cool as the other side of the pillow is a good thing. But being as cold as Saturday’s frigid weather is not.

February 12, 2016
Royals Win Fourth Straight With Sweep Of Cairn
EMU’s volleyball men picked up their fourth straight sweep Friday night, rolling over visiting Cairn for a Continental Volleyball Conference victory. The Royals are now 7-5 overall and 2-1 in the CVC as they prepare for nationally-ranked Rutgers-Newark on Saturday.

February 12, 2016
Softball Team Picked For 7th In The ODAC
The ODAC coaches have put EMU’s softball women right back where they finished. After finishing seventh in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference standings in 2015, the Royals were picked for the No. 7 spot in this spring’s ODAC Preseason Poll.

February 12, 2016
Royals Athlete Of The Week: Maleke Jones
The step from freshman to sophomore year is a big one at the college level, and Maleke Jones is flourishing in his growth.

February 11, 2016
Rheinheimer Voted Academic All-District Again
Women’s basketball senior Jess Rheinheimer has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team. This is the second year in a row that Rheinheimer, a nursing major, has earned the Academic All-District award.

February 10, 2016
First Half Propels Royals To Big ODAC Win Over BC, 80-63
Despite an overtime game that last time the two teams met, Wednesday’s contest in Bridgewater was surprisingly one-sided. Eastern Mennonite’s men scored the first seven points and ran away with an 80-63 win over their rivals on the road.

February 10, 2016
Royals Get Two Wins In Lancaster
The volleyball men stepped back out of conference play Wednesday, playing at a tri-match hosted by Lancaster Bible College. The Royals grabbed a pair of sweeps, improving to 6-5. They return home for their next five contests, including four CVC dates.

February 9, 2016
Royals Pound Shenandoah For 76-58 ODAC Win
Good teams find ways to win. And on a night when two of EMU’s top three scorers had off nights, the Royals found a way to win, methodically pulling away from Shenandoah in a 76-58 final.

February 8, 2016
Thibodeaux Gets EMU's Third ODAC Award This Week
Junior Alec Thibodeaux is putting a stamp on a great season, for himself and his team, as he was named the ODAC Men’s Track Athlete of the Week. The Eastern Mennonite track & field teams have participated in just three events so far this year, and now have earned five ODAC weekly winners.

February 8, 2016
ODAC Again Picks Chappell-Dick
For the second straight week, Hannah Chappell-Dick has been named the top women’s runner in the conference. The senior was named the ODAC Track Athlete of the Week today, the 10th time she has been given a weekly award from the conference in either track or cross country.

February 8, 2016
Harris-Winn Earns ODAC Player Of The Week
Considering he attempted 11 three pointers, for Isaiah Harris-Winn to shoot better than 50% from the floor last week is a big deal. Not as big as being named the ODAC Player of the Week, however, an award which the sophomore wing was given today.

February 6, 2016
Men And Women Each Topple Program Record
Two more program records fell for the Eastern Mennonite University indoor track & field teams Saturday at the Crusader Challenge. The men and the women each got one at the meet hosted by Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pa.

February 6, 2016
Royals Earn Second Big Win Over ODAC-Leading Guilford
Only two teams have managed to beat Guilford’s women this season. But after Saturday’s strong finish in Harrisonburg, Eastern Mennonite picked up their second win over the ODAC-leading Quakers this season. The Royals finished the game on a 13-3 run for the biggest lead of the day, a 70-63 victory.

February 6, 2016
Men Make Clutch Plays In 73-71 Win Over Randolph-Macon
Whether the gray uniforms did the trick or it was simply young players maturing on the court, something was different. And it worked, as EMU’s basketball men earned a hard-fought 73-71 win over Randolph-Macon Saturday afternoon in Yoder Arena.

February 6, 2016
Volleyball Men Split CVC-Opening Weekend
EMU’s volleyball men earned a split in their conference-opening road trip to Pennsylvania this weekend. Despite a sweep of Thiel on Saturday, the Royals come home wanting another chance after letting a match against national power Juniata slip through their fingers on Friday.

February 5, 2016
Royals Athlete Of The Week: Jess Rheinheimer
Even as a freshman, when Jess Rheinheimer stepped onto the court, people knew she was going to be good. What they didn't know was just how good.

February 3, 2016
Runnin Royals Get ODAC Road Win, 74-73
Maleke Jones came up big when he needed to, sinking the game-winning free throw with just two seconds remaining in Eastern Mennonite’s 74-73 road win at Shenandoah Wednesday night. The Royals withstood a valiant comeback from the Hornets as they improve to 8-11 overall and 3-8 in the ODAC.

February 3, 2016
BC's Third Period Run Dooms Royals' Winning Streak
All good things come to an end, and Wednesday night saw the end of EMU’s 10-game winning streak over rival Bridgewater. The Eagles used a dominating stretch in the third period to take the lead, and then held off a persistent push from Eastern Mennonite’s women in a 70-66 final in Bridgewater.

February 3, 2016
EMU Picked For Eighth In Preseason Poll
Despite making the ODAC Tournament for the first time in 13 years, the league’s coaches still want to see more consistency out of EMU’s baseball program. In a vote of the ODAC head mentors, the Royals were tabbed for eighth place in this year’s Preseason Poll.

February 2, 2016
ODAC Tabs Heizer As Top Field Athlete
The rise of Jeremy Heizer is impressive. In just his third season ever, EMU's thrower has been named the ODAC Field Athlete of the Week for his efforts last weekend.

February 2, 2016
Chappell-Dick Named ODAC Track Athlete Of The Week
Her final season is beginning with a bang. Just two meets into the indoor season, senior All-American Hannah Chappell-Dick (Bluffton, Ohio/Bluffton) was named the ODAC Track Athlete of the Week.

January 30, 2016
EMU Women Control Second Straight Key ODAC Contest
The Royals answered the call Saturday afternoon, thoroughly dominating Roanoke in an 87-71 win at home. The teams entered the day in a three-way tie for fourth place in the ODAC standings, but EMU’s women led from start to finish and the outcome was never really in doubt.

January 30, 2016
Men Topple Records At Elite Camel City Invite
Despite merely being happy to get back into action after having last weekend’s meet snowed out, the Eastern Mennonite track men and women had some lofty efforts at the Camel City Invitational in Winston-Salem, N.C. Participating in fields of mostly D-II and D-I athletes, the Royals made their marks by breaking two school records.

January 29, 2016
Royals Go 1-2 At Invitational In Ohio
After an eight-day layoff, EMU’s volleyball men finally got back on the court this weekend the Jim Coleman Invitational hosted by Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. The Royals had a sweep on Friday before running into some tough on competition on Saturday and getting saddled with a pair of losses.

January 30, 2016
EMU Solid But Short At ODAC Power Lynchburg, 83-74
In a battle packed with 14 lead changes and nine ties, one cold spell in the second half provided the final margin as Lynchburg held off the Runnin Royals, 83-74. EMU’s basketball men fall to 7-11 overall and 2-8 in the tough ODAC, while the Hornets move into a tie for second place in the league at 7-3.

January 29, 2016
Royals Athlete of the Week: Hunter Taylor
Hunter Taylor's journey with (and without) volleyball has taken him away from EMU and now back, as well as to a spot on the USA Men's National Deaf Team.

January 27, 2016
Royals Make FTs And End Skid With 85-76 Win
With two minutes left in the game, the Runnin Royals led 73-64 and Washington and Lee turned to fouling. It was a calculated risk, most likely directed by the men’s recent history. But the Royals answered the call, calmly making 12-of-14 free throws down the stretch to lock up an 85-76 victory in Harrisonburg on Wednesday.

January 27, 2016
Royals Dominate VWC Women On The Road
When the defense is as smothering as it was Wednesday night, an average offensive output is more than enough. EMU’s basketball women held host Virginia Wesleyan to just 26 points through the first three periods en route to a convincing 64-49 win.

January 25, 2016
Women Stung On The Road, 71-67
A two-day postponement due to snow and the long bus ride were not a problem for the basketball women, but finishing strong was. The Royals had a 19-6 start Monday at Emory & Henry, but were out-scored 7-2 over the final five minutes in a 71-67 loss on the road.

January 25, 2016
Tigers Steal Late Decision From EMU Men, 74-73
EMU’s basketball men let what could have been a good ODAC win slip through their fingers, giving up the final eight points in a 74-73 home loss to Hampden-Sydney Monday night. The men never trailed against the Tigers until the final 1.8 seconds, turning the ball over and giving up two late free throws in Yoder Arena.

January 22, 2016
Royals Athlete of the Week: Scott Brigham
Scott Brigham is described by his coach as "100 percent" and "a sheer competitor."

January 21, 2016
Jonas Knocks Out EMU's Events For Friday/Saturday
With the arrival of Winter Storm Jonas looming, Eastern Mennonite University has postponed all of their scheduled athletic events for the weekend.

January 20, 2016
Solid Win By Royals Bumps Record To 2-2
EMU’s volleyball men wrapped up their season-opening home stand with a convincing 3-0 sweep of Lancaster Bible College Wednesday night in Harrisonburg. The Royals were able to work their entire bench into the contest as they improve to 2-2.

January 20, 2016
53-Point Second Half Not Enough To Overcome Halftime Deficit
If only the Runnin Royals could have erased the first half against Randolph-Macon and just started the game at halftime. Eastern Mennonite’s men scorched in 53 points in Wednesday’s second half, but they couldn’t dig all the way out of a 46-23 halftime hole, falling 84-76 to the Yellow Jackets in Ashland.

January 19, 2016
Generals Charge Past EMU Women, 66-50
EMU’s basketball women came out flat Tuesday night in Harrisonburg, and visiting Washington and Lee took full advantage. W&L held the ODAC’s leading offense to a season-low output in handing the Royals a 66-50 loss.

January 18, 2016
Royals Start 40-Game Slate With 11 Straight At Home
Despite a frigid day in Harrisonburg, EMU’s baseball men opened up practice for the 2016 season on Monday. Opening Day is less than a month away for a team which made history last spring; their 40-game slate starts on Feb. 13.

January 16, 2016
Royals Shatter Record For Three Pointers In 89-63 Win
EMU’s basketball women rebounded well from their tough loss at Randolph-Macon earlier in the week, setting a program record as they connected on 18 three pointers en route to an 89-63 drubbing of Hollins Saturday afternoon at home. The Royals took over early and led by as many as 30 points as they improve to 11-3 overall and 4-2 in the ODAC.

January 16, 2016
Royals Snake-Biten By Coker At Home
The Royals took the first set against D-II Coker College Saturday night at home before slowly running out of steam in a 3-1 loss. The volleyball men finished 1-2 over their opening weekend, playing all three matches within a span of 29 hours.

January 16, 2016
Men Stumble At Home To Wasps
Not much went the Runnin Royals’ way Saturday afternoon in a 77-57 ODAC loss at home against Emory & Henry. The basketball men shot a season-low 31.7% in their worst loss of the year.

January 15, 2016
Volleyball Men Impressive In Year-Opening Split
EMU’s volleyball showed plenty of promise in Friday night’s season-opening tri-match. Despite splitting their two contests, the Royals gave their home fans a good taste of the exciting year they can expect from the young team.

January 14, 2016
SEASON PREVIEW: Balanced Team Looking For New Heights
The number of quality players is there. Now it becomes a matter of those players melding into a quality team.

January 15, 2016
Royals Athlete of the Week: Alicia Ygarza
Working hard and doing the little things to make the team better. Those qualities have long been the defining features of women’s basketball senior Alicia Ygarza.

January 13, 2016
Royals Again Stung By Close Defeat
If close losses make you better down the road, Eastern Mennonite will become an incredible force to be reckoned with. The Runnin Royals had their chances against the ODAC’s preseason favorite Virginia Wesleyan men, but came up short in a 96-94 overtime loss in Harrisonburg.

January 12, 2016
Track Women No. 18 In National Rankings
Eastern Mennonite's track women are entering new territory - being ranked in the nation. The Royals have been listed at No. 18 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association National Team Computer Rankings.

January 12, 2016
Basketball Women Turn Over Decision At R-MC, 90-83
The Royals have played in some classic basketball games over the past week, and Tuesday night at Randolph-Macon was no different. Unfortunately for the women, however, this time they came out on the losing end of a 90-83 overtime decision, snapping their seven-game winning streak.

January 12, 2016
Rheinheimer Back On National Team Of The Week
She knows how to go big. For the third time in her career, Jess Rheinheimer has been named the ODAC Player of the Week as well as landing on the D3hoops.com Team of the Week.

January 11, 2016
Royals Picked Fifth In CVC Preseason Poll
EMU's volleyball men were picked fifth in Continental Volleyball Conference Preseason Poll, which was released today. The men finished sixth last season, but are on their way up with a strong returning core bolstered by incoming freshmen and transfers.

January 11, 2016
Rheinheimer Earns ODAC Player Of The Week Honors
Following a pair of key wins for EMU, senior Jess Rheinheimer has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Week for women's basketball. This is the third time in her career that Rheinheimer has won the weekly honor from the ODAC.

January 9, 2016
Hot-Shooting Royals Come Up Short At Guilford
Saturday’s men’s basketball game between Eastern Mennonite University and Guilford College was a full-out display of two young teams trying to find a consistent rhythm in the rugged ODAC. In the end, the host Quakers emerged in a squeaker, 70-68, giving EMU their second straight conference loss since returning from the Christmas Break.

January 9, 2016
Women Shoot Past Guilford On The Road, 66-51
In a clash of Old Dominion Athletic Conference leaders, Eastern Mennonite led from start to finish in a solid road win at Guilford, 66-51. The Royals improve to 10-2 overall with their seventh straight win, while they snap GC’s seven-game winning streak and drop the Quakers to 10-2.

January 6, 2016
Men Miss Chances In OT Loss To Bridgewater
Despite a rocky game, the Runnin Royals were nearly rescued by last-second three pointers at the end of regulation and overtime. Neither went in, however, leaving rival Bridgewater with an 84-82 decision over Eastern Mennonite Wednesday night in Harrisonburg.

January 5, 2016
Ygarza And Royals Shock Rival BC In Double OT, 112-107
EMU’s basketball women overcame a 17-point deficit to win a double overtime thriller over rival Bridgewater Tuesday night, 112-107. Point guard Alicia Ygarza made the difference with her first career triple double, helping the Royals close regulation on a 10-2 run to force the extra time, where they eventually won it.

January 5, 2016
Local Radio Show To Include EMU Interviews
A new local sports talk radio show is on the air. As part of a full hour exploring sports in the Shenandoah Valley, there will be a segment each day dedicated to local D-III sports, including two to three interviews per week of EMU coaches or student-athletes.

January 4, 2016
Soccer Women Given Team Ethics Award
EMU's soccer women have earned a hard-to-come-by award from the 2015 season, the Silver Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award. It was awarded by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

December 31, 2015
Royals Control Mary Baldwin To Finish Non-Conference Slate
EMU’s women scored the first 20 points in a 106-45 romp at Mary Baldwin in a New Year’s Eve matinee. The Royals were never threatened after the big start of Thursday afternoon’s game, as they end 2015 with a record of 8-2.

December 29, 2015
Volleyball Men Set To Begin On Jan. 15
The EMU men’s volleyball team has released their schedule for the 2016 season, and the year will begin on Jan. 15. The Royals will host a tri-match that day, the first of 12 home matches on their 26-match schedule.

December 21, 2015
Augsburger Named All-State Second Team
Emily Augsburger had a breakout effort in her sophomore season and she was rewarded today with a spot on the VaSID All-State Second Team.

December 19, 2015
EMU Men Erase First-Half Deficit In Gritty Win Over Messiah
The Runnin Royals closed the first half on a small run and rode the momentum to a 61-58 win over Messiah College on Saturday in Harrisonburg. EMU overcame a 14-point deficit from the first half as the men head into Christmas break with a 6-4 record.

December 19, 2015
Women Never Trail To End First Half On 81-44 Romp
It took a few minutes to get going, but the Royals were in complete control in an 81-44 win over Hood College Saturday afternoon in Harrisonburg. EMU’s basketball women have now won four in a row as they end the first half of their season at 7-2.

December 18, 2015
Luna Wraps Up Year With All-State Award
Junior Juan Luna has been named to the VaSID All-State Second Team. It’s the first All-State award for the men’s soccer forward.

December 17, 2015
Royals Athlete of the Week: Christian Hansen
Christian Hansen uses his versatile physical abilities together with his versatile knowledge of the game to bolster his game.

December 12, 2015
EMU Men Slip To USA South Power Averett In Second Half
EMU’s basketball men wrapped up their play at the Don Glick Classic on Bridgewater on Saturday with an 85-74 loss to Averett. The USA South’s preseason favorite, Averett hit enough key shots to pick up their fourth win in five tries against ODAC teams so far this year.

December 11, 2015
Royals Rebound With 74-59 Over Dragons
A run to end the first half gave EMU the breathing room to beat Virginia University of Lynchburg for the second time this season, 74-59. Friday night’s final at the Don Glick Classic hosted by Bridgewater College was an improvement over the Royals’ season-opening win over VUL, 84-78.

December 10, 2015
Royals Athlete of the Week: Myneshia Walker
Women's basketball sophomore Myneshia Walker is stepping into the void left by last year's large graduating class.

December 8, 2015
Men Score Season-Low 60 In Loss At Gallaudet
The Runnin Royals were hitting shots from outside, but just couldn’t get in front of host Gallaudet, dropping a 68-60 decision in Washington DC on Tuesday. The non-conference loss was the second defeat in a row for EMU, as the men slide to 4-3 on the year.

December 7, 2015
ODAC Names Thibodeaux Athlete Of The Week
Alec Thibodeaux's successful cross country campaign has boiled over into the indoor track season. After breaking a pair of EMU records in the first track meet of the year, Thibodeaux was named the initial Old Dominion Athletic Conference Track Athlete of the Week.

December 5, 2015
Thibodeaux Breaks Two EMU Records In First Track Meet
It’s becoming old hat for the EMU track & field teams, but the impressiveness lies in the frequency. Two program records fell on Saturday as the Royals had a very successful opening to the 2015-16 indoor track season.

December 5, 2015
EMU Leads From Start To Finish In Win At Randolph
The game was essentially over 12 seconds in, when Jess Rheinheimer hit a layup to give EMU’s women the first points in their game at Randolph College. Eastern Mennonite ended up scoring the first 12 points of Saturday’s contest and never looked back in an 82-61 road win over the WildCats.

December 4, 2015
Track Teams Picked Fourth But Aim Higher In 2015-16
The growth of EMU’s track & field programs has been excitingly obviously over the past four years. Will the Royals reach even greater heights in 2015-16?

December 4, 2015
Royals Athlete of the Week: Isaiah Harris-Winn
To say that men's basketball player Isaiah Harris-Winn has improved since his freshman season would be a serious understatement.

December 3, 2015
Alumni Appreciation Day Set For Dec. 19
EMU alumni are in for a pre-Christmas present this year. Eastern Mennonite has announced that Saturday, Dec. 19, is Alumni Appreciation Day at the basketball doubleheader in Yoder Arena.

December 2, 2015
Royals Tame Tigers In Washington, 92-55
EMU’s basketball women were in firm control in Wednesday’s 92-55 win at Trinity Washington University. The Royals shot a season-best 49.3% from the floor as they improved 5-2 on the year.

December 2, 2015
Offenses Abundant In ODAC Loss At Roanoke
Roanoke’s opening 12-point run provided the difference in a non-stop offensive game, with the Maroons beating Eastern Mennonite 107-95 in Salem, Va., Wednesday night. The teams entered as the two highest scoring teams in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and didn’t let up as they combined to shoot 48.3%.

December 2, 2015
Rheinheimer Finalist For Good Works Team
Eastern Mennonite University women’s basketball player Jess Rheinheimer has been announced as a nominee for the 2016 Allstate Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Good Works Team®. This distinguished award shines a spotlight on a select group of student-athletes who have shown dedication to service in their communities.

November 30, 2015
Co-Royals Athlete of the Week: Alec, Hannah and Kat
Sending a program-record three individuals to the National meet for the second straight year has set the bar incredibly high for future EMU cross country runners.

November 29, 2015
Men Open ODAC Slate With Tough OT Win At Randolph, 83-78
From the moment Isaiah Harris-Winn banked in a three pointer to open overtime, it felt like the Runnin Royals had the edge. The men built a five-point lead in the OT and kept it, earning an impressive win on the road at Randolph College on Sunday, 83-78.

November 28, 2015
Royals Erase Deficit At USA South Power Ferrum
A surge in the third gave EMU’s women the lead, and they never let it go in earning a quality win at Ferrum College, 72-71, on Saturday afternoon. Eastern Mennonite had trailed by as many as 13 point in the first period against the Panthers, who were picked to finish second in the USA South Preseason Poll.

November 24, 2015
Royals Match Second-Half Buckets With D-I Dukes
Despite the deck being stacked against the Eastern Mennonite basketball men playing at D-I James Madison University Tuesday night, the Runnin Royals put up a good fight. EMU matched the Dukes bucket-for-bucket throughout most of the second half, finally succumbing 106-74 on the road.

November 24, 2015
EMU Takes Hit In Battle Of ODAC Front-Runners
One bad stretch cost EMU’s women Tuesday night at home, dropping a 69-60 decision to Lynchburg College in the ODAC opener for both teams. It was a surprisingly key game considering how early in the year it occurred, as the two opponents were the favorites in the ODAC Preseason Poll.

November 21, 2015
Chappell-Dick Earns All-America Award At Cross Country Nationals
Senior Hannah Chappell-Dick has been in top form all season, and it showed on Saturday as she finished 17th at the NCAA National Cross Country Championships, becoming EMU’s first women’s NCAA All-American in the sport. Chappell-Dick shattered her PR with a time of 21:38.5 as she was within 15 seconds of the individual winner.

November 18, 2015
Runnin Royals Play D-I JMU For First Time Since 1975
Keith Phillips was the head men’s basketball coach at Eastern Mennonite University in the 1970s when Mike Fratello, an assistant coach under Lou Campanelli at nearby Madison College, wandered into the old – and very small – gymnasium in Park View to scout the Royals.

November 22, 2015
Runnin Royals Roll Marymount To Win Tip-Off Tournament
EMU’s basketball men continued their impressive start to the season with a solid 70-59 win over host Marymount Sunday afternoon to claim the championship of the Pablo Coto Tip-Off Tournament in Arlington, Va. The Runnin Royals picked up a pair of double digit victories as they improved to 3-1 on the year.

November 21, 2015
Hot Finish Gives EMU Women Sweep At Roanoke Tourney
EMU’s women ended the Saturday’s game on a 16-5 streak to beat Berry College by a final of 78-63. The Royals tied their highest scoring output of the season as they improved to 3-1.

November 21, 2015
Three Pointers Reign Supreme In Thumping of St. Joseph's
The Runnin Royals turned into the Bombing Royals Saturday afternoon, connecting on 15 three pointers en route to a 98-70 drubbing of St. Joseph’s (Long Island). EMU’s men shot 50% from long range as they move into Sunday’s championship game of the Pablo Coto Tip-Off Tournament in Arlington, Va., to take on host Marymount at 3:30pm.

November 20, 2015
Krisak Helps Women Shoot Past Sewanee, 69-60
After a hiccup to start the game, the Royals took over and never looked back in a 69-60 win over Sewanee Friday night at the Roanoke Tip-Off Classic in Salem, Va. The women grabbed the lead less than three minutes in and only trailed for one possession the rest of the way to improve to 2-1 on the season.

November 20, 2015
Royals Athlete of the Week: Jerome Jones
Most collegiate teams are not led by a standout sophomore, but then again Jerome Jones is proving he is not your average player.

November 19, 2015
Royals Set For Nationals In Wisconsin
EMU’s trio of Nationals participants hit the big stage on Saturday, running at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in Winneconne, Wisc. For the Royals, it’s hard to predict how things will play out running in a field of 280 runners, but the goal is simple: to run a good race.

November 17, 2015
Royals Erase Double Digit Deficit But Fall By Four
EMU’s basketball men used an impressive 16-2 run to overcome a second-half deficit, but went ice cold in the closing minutes of a 69-65 loss at Ferrum College Tuesday night. The host Panthers scored the final six points of the game to re-take the lead and the win.

November 14, 2015
Chappell-Dick And Lehman Back On National Stage Together
For the second year in a row, Eastern Mennonite University will be sending three cross country runners to the NCAA National Championships. Women’s runner Hannah Chappell-Dick, already an All-American from track season, took second place overall at Saturday’s South/Southeast Regional meet in Winchester, while teammate Kat Lehman crossed ninth and also punched her ticket.

November 14, 2015
Young Royals Steady In Season-Opening Win, 84-78
EMU’s basketball used an 8-0 run early in the second half to gain control of a tight contest, winning their season opener 84-78 over Virginia University of Lynchburg Saturday night in Harrisonburg. With a roster comprised entirely of freshman and sophomores, the young Runnin Royals showed the poise of an experienced team in holding the small lead for the final 14:32 of the contest.

November 14, 2015
Thibodeaux Finishes Fourth At Regionals To Punch National Ticket
For the second year in a row, Eastern Mennonite University will be sending three cross country runners to the NCAA National Championships. Men’s runner Alec Thibodeaux claimed fourth overall at Saturday’s South/Southeast Regional meet in Winchester, claiming his first-ever trip to Nationals.

November 14, 2015
Fourth Quarter Undoes Close Game As EMU's Win Streak Ends
A painful fourth provided the knockout punch as the Royals lost 73-54 to national power Capital University Saturday afternoon at the EMU Tip-Off Classic. The loss also broke the EMU women’s 31-game home winning streak, which dated back to a 54-49 decision to Elizabethtown on Jan. 7, 2013.

November 13, 2015
Women Tame Lions In Season-Opening Win, 78-54
It was a successful start to the year for EMU’s basketball women, as they scored on their first possession and never looked back in a 78-54 win over Penn State-Altoona at the EMU Tip-Off Classic in Harrisonburg. The Royals pushed their home winning streak to 31 games as they prepare to face fellow power Capital University on Saturday.

November 12, 2015
Soccer Men Place Two On All-ODAC Teams
After a successful year of assimilating a load of new talent, the Royals have placed two men onto All-ODAC Teams. Junior forward Juan Luna and freshman defender Emmanuel Boamah were named to the First Team and Second Team, respectively, as each gained their first ODAC awards.

November 12, 2015
Royals Athlete of the Week: Daniel Nyce
Despite being away from soccer last year, it was an impressive first season for keeper Daniel Nyce.

November 11, 2015
Just Another Re-Tooling For EMU's Women
After three straight NCAA Tournament appearances, and four straight seasons of at least a share of first in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference standings, EMU’s basketball women have built a reputation for themselves - they just keep on winning, even if they need to replace significant pieces.

November 10, 2015
Royals Set To Run And Shoot In 2015-16
One thing is sure about the Runnin Royals this year - there will be a lot of new faces. As coach Kirby Dean sees it, he is sure of another thing - this team will shoot a lot of threes.

November 10, 2015
Augsburger And Armstrong Earn All-ODAC
EMU’s field hockey team had a pair of women named to the All-ODAC Teams announced by the conference today. Emily Augsburger took a spot on the All-ODAC First Team while Lorraine Armstrong landed on the All-ODAC Third Team.

November 6, 2015
Royals Athlete of the Week: Hannah Chappell-Dick
Hannah Chappell-Dick not only gives a lot of herself to running, she also gets a lot from the sport.

November 5, 2015
Royals Picked Second In ODAC Preseason Poll
Despite the loss of five seniors, including three of the top four players in terms of minutes played, the ODAC’s coaches aren’t expecting much of a fall off for the EMU basketball women. The Royals were picked for second place in the ODAC Preseason Poll, which was released this morning at the conference’s media day in Salem, Va.

November 3, 2015
Generals Take Down EMU Men In ODAC Tourney
A hot end to the season wasn’t enough to get the Royals momentum at top-seeded Washington and Lee in the quarterfinals of the ODAC Tournament, as the Generals ended the soccer men’s season with a 2-0 decision.

November 3, 2015
Rheinheimer Named Preseason First Team All-America
After a breakout junior campaign, EMU’s Jess Rheinheimer has drawn national recognition of her abilities, being named today to the D3hoops.com Preseason All-America First Team.

November 2, 2015
EMU Releases Basketball Season Ticket Packages For 2015-16
Season tickets for the Eastern Mennonite University basketball season are now available. Ticket packages are available for men’s only, women’s only or a combo of all men’s and women’s home games.

November 1, 2015
ODAC Quarterfinal Game Set For 2:00pm On Tuesday
The start time of Tuesday’s ODAC Tournament men’s soccer quarterfinal game between Eastern Mennonite and Washington and Lee has been set for 2:00pm in Lexington, Va. With no lights on the top-seeded Generals’ home field, the afternoon game drew an early start time to assure play could be completed before darkness.

October 31, 2015
No Surprise As Chappell-Dick Wins Gold At ODAC Championships
For the first time in 13 years, EMU has an individual cross country champion. Hannah Chappell-Dick continued her incredible senior season by winning the ODAC Championships Saturday in Bridgewater.

October 31, 2015
Men Top Tigers And Head To W&L In ODAC Tournament
Even though they knew by game time that they were locked into the No. 8 seed in next week’s ODAC Tournament, EMU’s soccer men didn’t mess around in their season finale Saturday night. The Royals scored twice in the first 21 minutes en route to a 3-0 drubbing of Hampden-Sydney on Senior Night in Harrisonburg.

October 31, 2015
Year Comes To Close With Loss At Randolph
The season came to a close for EMU’s soccer women Saturday afternoon, dropping a 3-1 decision at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va.

October 29, 2015
Royals Wrap Up Rebuilding Year At Lynchburg
The field hockey team’s season came to a close Thursday night at Lynchburg where the defending ODAC champions knocked off the Royals 7-0. The women showed marked improvement over the course of the season, leaving the hope of a promising direction for the rebuilding program.

October 29, 2015
Royals Athlete of the Week: Jackson Taylor
Freshman Jackson Taylor is not only adjusting to the college game, but also to a new role of coming off the bench. Judging by last week's hat trick, those adjustments are going well.

October 29, 2015
Baseball Dons Costumes For 2nd Annual Halloween Game
The EMU baseball team is hosting their 2nd Annual Halloween Game this Friday, starting at 4:30pm on the EMU Baseball Field. The player-organized event will be a fun time full of costumes and candy, with a donation also collected for the Walk To End Alzheimer’s.

October 28, 2015
Basketball Men Tabbed For Eighth In The ODAC
As could be expected, the ODAC coaches see that EMU’s basketball men have some rebuilding to do. A year after finishing fourth in the standings, the Runnin Royals were tabbed to finish eighth in the nation’s toughest conference.

October 28, 2015
Seniors Lead The Way In 10-0 Win Over Hollins
Senior Elisa Ott’s second career hat trick provided the perfect finish to Wednesday’s 10-0 romp over Hollins University in Salem, Va. Despite plenty of potential distractions, EMU’s soccer women were focused from start to finish of the win.

October 28, 2015
Loss At Bridgewater Ends EMU Volleyball's Season
EMU’s attempt to reach the ODAC Tournament for the first time since 2007 came up short Wednesday night, as the volleyball women dropped a 3-0 decision at Bridgewater College. The Royals end the year with a record of 9-16 overall, including 2-9 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

October 27, 2015
Royals Run Over Wasps To Solidify ODAC Chances
A steady rain couldn’t slow EMU’s soccer men Tuesday night. Smelling the ODAC Tournament, the Royals scored four second-half goals to rout visiting Emory & Henry, 4-0, and take over control of their playoff picture.

October 27, 2015
Late Rally Quelled As Women Denied Playoffs
The Royals’ second-half comeback came up just short, and with it the window closed on the soccer women’s chance to make the ODAC Tournament. In a rescheduled game played on a rainy night, Guilford made their opening goals stick in a 2-1 decision over EMU in Greensboro, N.C.

October 26, 2015
Troyer's Saves Hold Back Yellow Jackets' Attack
In a game packed with a combined 53 shots, the final tally was surprisingly low as EMU’s field hockey women suffered a 3-0 loss at Randolph-Macon Monday afternoon. The result knocked the Royals from the playoff hunt, as they fell a full two games behind the sixth-place Yellow Jackets with just one game remaining on the calendar.

October 24, 2015
Women Get A Point From EHC On Senior Day
EMU’s soccer women primed themselves for a late-season run after picking up their first ODAC point Saturday afternoon in Harrisonburg. The Royals scored early and settled for a 1-1 draw with Emory & Henry.

October 24, 2015
No Upset In The Works Against ODAC-Leading W&L
The Royals held with first place Washington and Lee for the first 54 minutes. Things went downhill quickly in the second half, where the Generals scored three times to cut down the men, 3-0.

October 24, 2015
Field Hockey Women Nearly Hook VWC On The Road
Despite a valiant effort, the short-benched field hockey women came home from Saturday’s game at Virginia Wesleyan on the short end of a 2-0 decision. EMU has two more road games this coming week as they look to force their way into the six-team ODAC Tournament.

October 24, 2015
Royals Stopped In Final Non-Conference Matches
The volleyball women suffered a pair of tough 3-1 losses away from home Saturday afternoon. Despite the non-conference set-backs, the Royals keep their focus on their season finale, an ODAC date at rival Bridgewater on Wednesday. A win over the Eagles would likely put EMU into the ODAC Tournament for the first time since 2007.

October 22, 2015
Royals Athlete of the Week: Alec Thibodeaux
Junior Alec Thibodeaux credits his success to training every day and effectively starting his cross country season at the beginning of the summer.

October 21, 2015
Taylor Nets Hat Trick In Big Win Over Randolph-Macon
Freshman Jackson Taylor scored a hat trick as the soccer men picked up a much-needed 4-1 win over fourth-place Randolph-Macon Wednesday night at home. Eastern Mennonite dominated the second half in earning three points in the ODAC standings.

October 21, 2015
Volleyball Women Play Well In Senior Night Loss To Lynchburg
With precious remaining chances left to pick up an ODAC win, EMU’s volleyball women came up short on Senior Night, falling to Lynchburg 3-1. The Royals have one match left in conference play, playing at Bridgewater next Wednesday to end the regular season.

October 20, 2015
Soccer Women Push Talented Hornets In Close Loss
Winning the second half against the ODAC’s second-place team is no small matter. So even though EMU’s soccer women lost 2-1 to Shenandoah Tuesday afternoon, they gained some momentum heading into the vital four-game stretch to end the regular season.

October 20, 2015
ODAC-Leading Shenandoah Stops Royals, 5-0
Despite showing the momentum from Saturday’s 3-2 win over Bethany, the field hockey women couldn’t get around the ODAC’s first place team Tuesday night, as Shenandoah took a 5-0 decision in Harrisonburg.

October 19, 2015
Another ODAC Award For Chappell-Dick
Senior Hannah Chappell-Dick won her fourth Runner of the Week award from the Old Dominion Athletic Conference today.

October 19, 2015
Runnin Royals Play On The Road Early, Including At D-I JMU
EMU fans will get their first look at a new rendition of the Runnin Royals on Saturday, Nov. 14. That night is the season opener for the basketball men, who lost all five of their senior starters from last year’s 17-10 team.

October 19, 2015
Basketball Women Start Season By Hosting Tip-Off
EMU’s basketball women released their 2015-16 season schedule today, which tips off with a high-level classic in Yoder Arena on Nov. 13 and 14. Coming off their third straight trip to the NCAA Tournament, including a first-round win, the Royals will play 11 home games this year in their 24-game schedule.

October 17, 2015
Women Never Trail In Exciting 3-2 Win Over Bethany
The Royals were opportunistic with their offense on Saturday, earning a hard-fought 3-2 win over Bethany (W.V.) in Harrisonburg. Despite being out-shot on the day, the field hockey women never trailed as they broke a five-game losing skid with the non-conference victory.

October 17, 2015
Royals Claim Individual Golds Against Ranked CNU
EMU’s cross country teams ran with some good competition at the CNU Invitational today in Newport News, and the Royals responded with some great finishes.

October 17, 2015
Heart-Breaker To William Peace Wraps Up Tri-Match Losses
EMU’s volleyball women dropped both ends of a tri-match hosted by Washington and Lee on Saturday. The Royals fell in a sweep to the powerful Generals before letting a five-setter against William Peace slip through their fingers.

October 17, 2015
Lynchburg Stings EMU's Soccer Men On Road
Lynchburg proved a tough place to play Saturday afternoon, as EMU’s soccer men missed on their few chances and came home on the short end of a 2-0 decision. The Royals move to 1-4-2 in the ODAC, while LC stepped into fourth place in the league’s standings at 3-1-3.

October 16, 2015
SU Dents Royals' Playoff Picture
The volleyball women slipped below .500 after a 3-0 loss at Shenandoah Friday night. More importantly, the Royals (9-10) dropped to 2-6 with the ODAC loss, aiding strain to their three remaining conference matches as they try to qualify for the ODAC Tournament for the first time since 2007.

October 16, 2015
Defending Champs Run Past EMU Women
No. 4 Lynchburg College had too much firepower for EMU’s soccer women Friday night, taking a 10-0 decision in ODAC play.

October 15, 2015
Royals Athlete of the Week: Becca Borg
Keeper Becca Borg knows what it's like to work through injuries. Despite a litany of ailments, the senior is still having her best season as a Royal.

October 15, 2015
Baseball Wraps Up Fall Season With World Series This Weekend
The EMU baseball team will host their annual Black and Blue World Series this weekend, with the first game on Friday. Consisting of three games, the matchup will conclude with a doubleheader on Saturday.

October 14, 2015
Soccer Men Shut Out At Bridgewater
EMU’s soccer men suffered a disappointing 3-0 loss at rival Bridgewater Wednesday afternoon. The decision leaves the Royals in a tie for ninth place with five points in ODAC play. A win would have jumped the men into a four-way tie for fifth place, while a tie would have moved them to eighth.

October 13, 2015
Royals Head To Off-Season On A High Note
Eastern Mennonite’s golf men had a great finish to the fall half of the season, breaking their program record for the third time this season and earning the best team finish in the program’s four-year history.

October 13, 2015
Royals Fall At R-MC As Borg Moves Up Saves List
EMU’s soccer women lost at Randolph-Macon Tuesday afternoon, dropping a 7-0 ODAC final. Keeper Becca Borg had her sixth consecutive double digit save effort, and moved into second place on the EMU Career Saves list.

October 13, 2015
Roanoke Knocks Off EMU In Harrisonburg
Despite ending a scoreless streak, the field hockey women lost an ODAC battle at home Tuesday night, falling 4-1 to Roanoke College. The Royals stopped a three-game scoring drought with their second-half goal, and will look to take the momentum from their improved play into this Saturday’s home date with Bethany.

October 10, 2015
Royals Undefeated Over Last Three After Homecoming Tie
Coming inches from another win against a top tier team, EMU’s soccer men were forced to settle for a quality draw against Randolph College Saturday afternoon in Harrisonburg. Playing in front of a Homecoming crowd listed at 706, the Royals earned a point with a 0-0 tie against the ODAC’s second-place team.

October 10, 2015
Road Trip And Net Play Too Much For Royals
EMU’s volleyball team came out flat in a key Old Dominion Athletic Conference match at Guilford Saturday afternoon, falling in four sets to the Quakers. In a heated race for the upcoming eight-team ODAC Tournament, the Royals fall to 2-5 in league play.

October 10, 2015
W&L Downs Field Hockey Women On Homecoming
In front of their Homecoming crowd, EMU’s field hockey women played a good game but came up on the short end of a 4-0 decision to Washington and Lee Saturday afternoon in Harrisonburg. Despite the loss, the Royals showed continued improvement against one of the ODAC’s top teams.

October 10, 2015
Generals Hold Off Soccer Women
EMU’s soccer women ran into a tough Washington and Lee team Saturday night at Homecoming. The Royals hung with the nationally-ranked Generals for most of the first half before the visitors slowly pulled away for a 4-0 decision.

September 23, 2015
Golf Classic And Hall Of Honor Inductees Highlight Homecoming
The athletic department is contributing its fair share of activities to EMU's Homecoming 2015, which is October 9-11.

October 8, 2015
Royals Athlete of the Week: Juan Luna
With his drive and focus, Juan Luna has been a leader with some key goals for the Royals already this year.

October 7, 2015
Men Control OT But Earn 1-1 Draw
Being in control of a game doesn’t always mean you win. The Royals were reminded of that Wednesday night at Shenandoah, where the soccer men dominated much of play, especially both overtime sessions, but settled for a 1-1 tie.

October 7, 2015
No. 15 Mary Washington Too Much For Royals
EMU’s field hockey team ran into a powerhouse Wednesday night at home, falling to nationally ranked Mary Washington. The Royals lost 11-0 to No. 15 UMW, sliding to 2-8 overall with the non-conference decision.

October 6, 2015
EMU Hits Past Hollins For ODAC Sweep
EMU’s offense was running in high gear Tuesday night, pushing the women to a 3-0 ODAC sweep at Hollins University in Roanoke. The Royals hit a season high .351 and landed 12 service aces to move to 9-8 on the season.

October 6, 2015
Eagles Too Much For EMU Soccer Women In Harrisonburg
EMU’s soccer women continued their tour through the top tier of the ODAC’s teams, dropping a 4-0 decision at home to Bridgewater College on Tuesday night. The Royals are 0-3 in league play, but expect a late season surge after playing their first six ODAC games against the top six teams from the preseason poll.

October 5, 2015
Chappell-Dick Collects The Hat Trick From The ODAC
Hannah Chappell-Dick is building an impressive campaign in her final cross country season, earning her third Old Dominion Athletic Conference Runner of the Week award today.

October 5, 2015
Royals Athlete of the Week: Lorraine Armstrong
With a hard work ethic and a desire to see others succeed, Lorraine Armstrong has been a key member of the field hockey team.

October 2, 2015
Royals Topple PRs Despite Bad Weather
Bad weather couldn’t slow down the EMU cross country teams on Friday, as both men and women did well in their respective races at the massive Paul Short Run in Bethlehem, Pa. The Royals ran in afternoon races, which were characterized by temperatures in the upper 40s with blowing rain, but nine of the 15 runners set PRs.

October 2, 2015
Royals Knock Off Preseason Favorite Roanoke On Road
The Royals picked up a much-needed win Friday night, and did it in impressive fashion, upsetting ODAC preseason favorite Roanoke College on the road, 1-0. EMU’s soccer men, picked ninth in the same poll, grabbed some crucial points in the league standings and gained some momentum as they end the season with eight ODAC games.

October 2, 2015
Team Plays Well As Miller Hits ODAC's Top Ten
A total group effort pushed the EMU volleyball women to a 3-1 win over North Carolina Wesleyan in Harrisonburg Friday night. As the Royals returned their record to .500 as a team, senior libero Katie Miller moved into tenth place in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference’s career digs list.

October 1, 2015
Saturday's Hockey And Soccer Matches Postponed
With a heavy dose of rain looming for the entire East Coast, both of EMU's Saturday sporting events have been postponed. All of Friday's events expect to be played as scheduled.

September 30, 2015
Soccer Women Play Well Despite Loss
Despite being hounded all game by visiting Virginia Wesleyan, the Royals held firm on the defensive side. In the end, a pair of breakdowns cost EMU’s soccer women in a 2-0 loss Wednesday night at home.

September 30, 2015
Royals Can't Blemish Roanoke's Hot Start
EMU’s volleyball women came up short in their upset bid of undefeated Roanoke College Wednesday, falling 3-0 in Harrisonburg. The two teams finished close statistically, but the Maroons seemed to find the edge at the key times to earn the decision.

September 30, 2015
Royals Fall Short In ODAC Opener At Bridgewater
Host Bridgewater was too much for the Eastern Mennonite field hockey team Wednesday night, claiming a 5-0 decision. With the loss in their Old Dominion Athletic Conference opener, the Royals fall to 2-7 on the season.

September 29, 2015
Another Tourney, Another Record For EMU Golf Men
Playing on their home course sure helped the Royals, as the golf men shot a new low round at the VSGA Intercollegiate. Despite playing in wet conditions both days, Eastern Mennonite’s men shot a 317 on Monday’s first round, before adding a 318 on Tuesday, which also would have beaten the previous low round of 320.

September 29, 2015
Offense Reconnects Despite Non-Conference Loss At Wesley
It took a drive off the powerful leg of Juan Luna, but the EMU soccer men finally got back into the net Tuesday night in Dover, De. Despite ending up on the short end a 4-1 decision at Wesley College, the Royals stopped a scoring drought dating more than two weeks, back to a 1-0 win over Ferrum on Sept. 12.

September 28, 2015
Soccer Women Earn Academic Award From NSCAA
The Eastern Mennonite University women's soccer team has been given the Team Academic Award by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). The awards recognizes the team GPA from the 2014-15 academic year.

September 28, 2015
ODAC Awards Chappell-Dick Again
For the second time this year, cross country runner Hannah Chappell-Dick has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Runner of the Week.

September 26, 2015
Runners Each Take Third In Preparation For Big Finish To Year
EMU’s cross country teams continue to look good as they build their way up to full speed. The Royals ran at the Hornet Harrier/Commonwealth Challenge in Winchester, Va., and both men and women took third place as a team. The women also grabbed the top two individual finishers.

September 26, 2015
Royals Score Twice Against NCAA Team
The Eastern Mennonite soccer women got a tough test on Saturday, playing well in an 8-2 loss at Salem College. The Spirits went to the NCAA National Tournament last fall.

September 26, 2015
Volleyball Women Split To Maintain .500 Record
For the second weekend in a row, the volleyball women split a tri-match. EMU’s women romped to a sweep over West Virginia Tech Saturday in Emory, Va., but dropped an ODAC match to open the day, which also repeated last week’s performance.

September 26, 2015
Late Goals Sink Soccer Men Against LVC
The final score was not indicative of the game as EMU’s soccer men lost 2-0 to Lebanon Valley at home Saturday night. Two fouls over the final 14 minutes of play turned the tide in an otherwise even battle as the Royals slipped to 2-7 with the non-conference loss.

September 26, 2015
Royals Win Streak Stopped, ODAC Play Up Next
The rainy weather and the visiting Seahawks conspired to slow down EMU’s field hockey women Saturday afternoon, as the Royals had their two-game winning streak broken. St. Mary’s College scored five minutes in en route to a 10-1 final score.

September 24, 2015
Royals Athlete of the Week: Amanda Williams
Despite dealing with a major medical issue, sophomore Amanda Williams netted her first career hat trick.

September 23, 2015
Soccer Women Withstand Heat In 1-0 Loss At Roanoke
EMU’s soccer women played well in their ODAC opener on the road Wednesday, but came home with a 1-0 loss to Roanoke College.

September 23, 2015
Royals Can't Cash In As VWC Takes 2-0 ODAC Decision
The chances were there, just not the results, as visiting Virginia Wesleyan scored a goal in each half to get by EMU Wednesday night in Harrisonburg by a final of 2-0. The Royals will be looking to snap their second three-game losing skid when they host Lebanon Valley College Saturday night in a non-conference match.

September 22, 2015
Huge Run Caps EMU's ODAC Sweep Of Randolph
The Royals exploded on a match-ending 20-3 run to put the exclamation point on a sweep of visiting Randolph College Tuesday night. It was the first Old Dominion Athletic Conference win of the season for EMU, aided by a surprisingly raucous crowd in Yoder Arena.

September 21, 2015
Royals In High Gear In Romp Over Sweet Briar
The chilly and rainy weather on Monday couldn’t slow down the EMU field hockey women, as they rolled over visiting Sweet Briar College 10-0 in Harrisonburg. It was the second straight shutout for the Royals.

September 20, 2015
Royals Step Up On Day Two Of Shenandoah Invite
Day two was full of improvements for the EMU golf men at this weekend’s Shenandoah Fall Invite in Front Royal. The Royals hacked 29 strokes off their team score on Sunday, making one of the biggest second-day improvements of any of the 13 teams at the tournament.

September 19, 2015
Armstrong's Goal Allows Royals To Break Through For First Win
After dominating the second half, it took a goal with 4:21 left to clinch EMU’s first win of the year, a 1-0 decision at Ferrum College. The field hockey women had a 14-0 command of shots over the final 35 minutes, but it took until the 11th shot of the frame to earn the win.

September 19, 2015
Defense Leads EMU To Sweep To Wrap Tri-Match
On a Jekyll-and-Hyde day, EMU’s volleyball women ended on a high note, handily sweeping Ferrum to earn a split at a tri-match on their home court. The Royals are 5-6 on the season, but slipped to 0-2 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference after a loss to Virginia Wesleyan in the morning.

September 19, 2015
Soccer Men Stumble In ODAC Opener At Guilford
Starting ODAC play with a key date at Guilford College, EMU’s soccer men came up short in a 1-0 loss Saturday afternoon. The Royals fall to 2-5 with the loss, and stay in conference play for their next game, a hosting of Virginia Wesleyan Wednesday night in Harrisonburg.

September 19, 2015
Blazers Score Early And Hold Off EMU Women
Three days after the women’s 7-0 thumping of Sweet Briar, the soccer Royals struggled to get their offense back in gear, falling 1-0 at Hood College on Saturday.

September 18, 2015
ODAC Power Randolph-Macon Pushes Past EMU
The Royals ran into a powerhouse Randolph-Macon team Friday night at home, and came out on the short end of a 3-0 decision. It will be a quick turnaround for Eastern Mennonite, as they step back onto the floor at 11:00am Saturday, playing Virginia Wesleyan as part of a tri-match in Yoder Arena.

September 17, 2015
Royals Athlete of the Week: Katie Miller
Libero Katie Miller has been a dependable force and her teammates trust her on the floor. She is also the new record holder for career digs at EMU.

September 16, 2015
Williams Nets Hat Trick In 7-0 Win
Amanda Williams highlighted a great team effort with her first collegiate hat trick, as EMU’s soccer women rolled to a 7-0 thumping of Sweet Briar College in Harrisonburg Wednesday night. The Royals dominated play the entire 90 minutes for their first win of the young season.

September 15, 2015
Women Erase Deficits In Sweep Of Mount Aloysius
The Royals got their home stand started on the right foot, smacking a season high attack percentage in a hard-fought sweep of Mount Aloysius. Eastern Mennonite overcame sizeable deficits in each of the final two sets to improve to 4-4.

September 16, 2015
Bullets Too Much For Field Hockey Women
Host Gettysburg shot past the EMU field hockey women Wednesday afternoon, taking a 7-0 decision. The Royals fall to 0-5 as they prepare to wrap up a five-game road span this Saturday at Ferrum.

September 15, 2015
Jackson Announces Recruit And Clinic Weekends
EMU field hockey coach E.A. Jackson has announced two dates this fall for a recruit weekend and ID clinic. The dates are Saturday, Sept. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 17.

September 15, 2015
Men's Soccer Alumni Enjoy Match
Alumni of the Eastern Mennonite University men's soccer program held their Alumni Soccer Match this past Saturday, Sept. 12. Despite some rains earlier in the morning, the men had a great time.

September 14, 2015
Chappell-Dick Starts Off Final Season With ODAC Award
Senior Hannah Chappell-Dick earned her second career win on Friday, matching her first ever collegiate effort by winning the ODAC Preview. The ODAC office has now named her ODAC Runner of the Week twice, once after each win.

September 12, 2015
Royals Break Program Record In Season Debut
EMU’s golf men had a great start to the 2015-16 season, breaking a program record at the Tom Kinder Memorial at Lakeview Golf Course in Harrisonburg over the weekend. Despite a wet course, the Royals set a new team low round on Saturday.

September 12, 2015
Miller Breaks Career Digs Record With 25-Dig Outburst
EMU’s volleyball tri-match at St. Mary’s (Md.) on Saturday was ripe with storylines, but none were greater than libero Katie Miller, who had a huge 25-dig effort against Methodist to break EMU’s career digs record.

September 13, 2015
Early Goals Knock Out EMU Men
A drastic change of momentum turned the tides on EMU’s soccer men Sunday afternoon in a 2-0 non-conference loss at Frostburg State. The Royals fall to 2-4 as they prepare for their ODAC opener, which is Saturday afternoon at Guilford College.

September 13, 2015
Frostburg State Holds Down Field Hockey Team
After an early shot from the Royals, it was all Frostburg State in a 6-1 field hockey decision Sunday afternoon. EMU (0-4) stays out of conference play, traveling to Gettysburg Wednesday afternoon.

September 12, 2015
Nester Scores Early As Royals Win Home Opener
David Nester’s goal just 1:24 into the game proved to be the difference as the EMU soccer men beat Ferrum in their home opener, 1-0, Saturday afternoon in Harrisonburg.

September 12, 2015
Royals Charged Up After Weather Delay, Fall In Wild Finish
Apparently, all it took was a little lightning delay for the soccer women to score, as they hit the net twice after the late weather-related break.

September 11, 2015
Royals Cross Country Teams Second At ODAC Preview
The Royals are getting good at looking good even when they are taking it easy. Despite not running at full strength, EMU’s cross country teams each finished second at the ODAC Preview Meet hosted by Bridgewater College on Friday, taking home one gold and two silvers on the individual side.

September 11, 2015
Golf Ready To Move Up In 2015-16
EMU golf coach Wendell Eberly has an air of excitement and hope for the 2015-16 season. With his best golfers coupled with a group of talented newcomers, the Royals expect to make a move up in the ODAC standings.

September 10, 2015
Royals Athlete of the Week: Becca Hardy
Becca Hardy has adjusted to adversity and a new position, turning into a team captain for the women's volleyball team.

September 9, 2015
Gettysburg Shoots Down Royals, 3-0
The Royals made a trip to Pennsylvania Wednesday and came home with a tough loss at the hands of their host, Gettysburg College. The soccer men fall to 1-3 with the loss, which was their first game of the year decided by more than one goal.

September 8, 2015
Royals Score First In Loss At Johns Hopkins
After getting shut out in their first two games of the year, it took the EMU field hockey team all of one minute and 38 seconds to hit the cage Tuesday night at Johns Hopkins. The early goals triggered a contest full of scoring as the Royals ended up with a 9-2 loss.

September 6, 2015
Marymount Gives EMU The Slip In OT
There were plenty of chances for both teams before EMU fell to Marymount in overtime Sunday afternoon. The Saints claimed a 2-1 OT decision in Fredericksburg as part of the UMW Soccer Classic.

September 5, 2015
EMU Women Sweep Gophers To Close Their Own Invitational
Eastern Mennonite’s volleyball women earned a split on a challenging day two of the EMU Invitational. The women repeated their performance from the previous day, including capping their four matches at the invite with a sweep of Goucher.

September 5, 2015
Traffic And Mustangs Combine To Slow Down EMU
After getting stuck in traffic, the EMU soccer women came off the bus and played pretty well against 2014 Nationals participant Stevenson University. But at the end of the day, the Royals just didn’t have the firepower to keep up with SU, falling 3-0 to open their weekend at the Salisbury University Tournament.

September 5, 2015
Spartans Shut Out EMU Field Hockey
The EMU field hockey team suffered a 5-0 loss Saturday afternoon at York College. Eastern Mennonite’s women slip to 0-2 to start the year as they look ahead to a road date at Johns Hopkins on Tuesday.

September 5, 2015
Royals Take First Loss, 1-0
EMU’s soccer men opened their weekend tourney at Mary Washington with a 1-0 loss to the host Eagles Saturday afternoon. The men slide to 1-1 on the year and return to the field Sunday afternoon against Marymount.

September 4, 2015
Royals Split On Day One Of Invite
The Royals volleyball women opened play at their annual EMU Invitational on Friday, splitting a pair of matches in Yoder Arena. Play wraps up on Saturday, with Eastern Mennonite playing at 10:00am and 4:00pm.

September 1, 2015
Cross Country Men Perfect At Bridgewater Challenge
It was a good start to the year for the EMU cross country teams as both the men and women claimed first place team and individual finishes at Tuesday’s Bridgewater Cross Country Challenge. The men took it a step further, crossing the first five finishers for a perfect 15 team score.

September 1, 2015
Royals Start Year With Win Over Talented JHU On Road
The EMU soccer men scored twice over a 61-second span early in the second half to grab a quality season-opening win at Johns Hopkins, 2-1. The Royals broke open a scoreless contest with the quick explosion and then held off an aggressive Blue Jay attack in Baltimore, Md.

September 1, 2015
Volleyball Women Take Down Mary Baldwin To Start Year
For the third year in a row the EMU volleyball women opened their season with a win. The Royals took down a feisty Mary Baldwin squad in four games Tuesday night in Yoder Arena, and will take their 1-0 mark into this weekend’s EMU Invitational.

September 1, 2015
EMU Women Fall On The Road
One early goal and one late goal spelled the difference for the women’s soccer team, as they dropped their season opener 2-0 at Marymount University on Tuesday.

September 1, 2015
Royals Regroup Late In Season-Opening Loss
The first 16 minutes dug a big hole for the EMU field hockey women, as the early deficit turned into a 7-0 defeat Tuesday afternoon against McDaniel in Harrisonburg.

August 28, 2015
Not Quite The ‘Green Monster’ But Close: New Irrigation On Baseball Field Improves Playing Surface, Water Usage
This fall, the Eastern Mennonite University baseball field should be a little greener — and in more than one sense of the word. A new irrigation system uses sustainable technology to grow and support higher quality playing surfaces.

August 28, 2015
Soccer Women Set To Surprise In ODAC
Young teams generally need to prove themselves to get respect from other programs, and that is the case for the EMU soccer women, as they were picked ninth in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Preseason Poll.

August 27, 2015
Soccer Men Picked For Ninth In ODAC
Losing a handful of graduated seniors cost EMU’s men’s soccer team in the ODAC Preseason Poll, as the Royals were tabbed for ninth in the vote by the league’s coaches.

August 27, 2015
Spotts Announces Baseball Prospect Day For Oct. 31
EMU baseball coach Ben Spotts has announced Prospect Day 2015, set for Saturday, Oct. 31. 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, the 2015 ODAC Coach of the Year, and his coaching staff.

August 26, 2015
Field Hockey Given Room To Surprise ODAC Opponents
The ODAC’s coaches are not cutting EMU’s new field hockey coach any slack. In her first season leading the Royals’ field hockey program, E.A. Jackson and her team have nowhere to go but up as they were picked eighth in the ODAC Preseason Poll.

August 25, 2015
Royals Looking Up In Volleyball Poll
EMU’s volleyball women will be looking to move up from their ODAC Preseason Poll position, as the Royals were tabbed at No. 11.

August 24, 2015
Women Runners Grab First-Place Vote, Finish Third
Expectations continue to stay high in Harrisonburg, as the EMU cross country women were picked to finish third in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Preseason Poll. Eastern Mennonite also picked up a first-place vote in what looks to be one of the tightest ODAC races in years.

August 24, 2015
EMU Cross Country Men Respected In ODAC Poll
Despite losing a pair of national qualifiers, the EMU men’s cross country program still has enough respect to finish third in the ODAC Preseason Poll. The Royals were second at last fall’s ODAC Championships.

August 20, 2015
SEASON PREVIEW: The Year That Changed EMU Women’s Soccer
Entering his second year at the helm of Eastern Mennonite’s soccer women, Coach Ted Erickson thinks 2015 could be a watershed campaign for his program, snowballing towards an avalanche of success.

August 20, 2015
SEASON PREVIEW: Men's Soccer Is Re-tooled And Young
What’s the best way to replace a strong group of seniors? The most likely options are either with a talented core of returners ready to step into more prominent roles, or by an influx of exciting new players.

August 19, 2015
SEASON PREVIEW: All Heart, All Out, All Hustle
The theme for her team this year is “small but mighty,” and that thought gets its legs in the way field hockey Coach E.A. Jackson describes what the Royals’ biggest strength will be this fall.

August 18, 2015
SEASON PREVIEW: Women's Volleyball Taking The Next Step
Rebuilding a dynasty takes time, but first-year Coach Carrie Bert is ready to push EMU’s volleyball women up to the next step.

August 17, 2015
SEASON PREVIEW: New Coach, New Faces, Same Expectations
Following up last season could be difficult, but new Coach Britten Olinger sees it as a chance for his cross country teams to solidify themselves as top programs in the conference.

August 13, 2015
EMU Improves Video Webcasting With PrestoSports' Broadcast
Eastern Mennonite University announces a new host for its video webcasting services for the 2015-16 academic year, Broadcast from PrestoSports. The move to a new host for the video streaming allows Royals fans to maintain their free access to high definition video of EMU games while adding a number of features.

August 4, 2015
SEASON RECAP: Cross Country Teams Put Up Historic Efforts
The Eastern Mennonite University cross country teams completed one of their most successful seasons in 2014, sending a program record three individual runners to the NCAA National Championships.

August 3, 2015
Golf Teams Begin Season On Sept. 12
The EMU golf teams have released the fall portion of their upcoming season, with the first men's tournament set for the second weekend of September. The women have a more limited fall schedule, with two events set in October.

July 28, 2015
SEASON RECAP: Volleyball Defensive Once Again
The volleyball women continued their impressive showing as one of the best defensive teams in the ODAC in 2014. Ranked third in the league in digs per set, the Royals were able to hang with most of their opponents, although they missed the conference tournament and finished with an 8-21 record.

July 27, 2015
SEASON RECAP: Royals Back In Playoffs
For the second straight year, the EMU field hockey women made it to the ODAC Tournament in 2014 but were bounced in the quarterfinals. The Royals earned their way into the tourney by winning a three-way tie, and finished the year with an overall record of 4-15.

July 24, 2015
SEASON RECAP: Royals Back Into Tournament
The Eastern Mennonite soccer men played a game of inches this year. In the 50th year of the program, the Royals finished 8-10-2 overall, although eight of those losses were only one-goal differentials.

July 24, 2015
SEASON RECAP: Women's Soccer Successful Under New Leadership
Under new head coach Ted Erickson in 2014, the EMU soccer women were back in the ODAC Tournament for the second straight year. Despite getting knock out of the postseason by eventual national champion Lynchburg, the Royals completed a solid campaign under Erickson’s new ball-control scheme, finishing 6-12-1 overall.

July 21, 2015
Royals Team And Two Individuals Honored For Academics
The Eastern Mennonite University women’s track & field team and two of their athletes have picked up one final honor from the 2014-15 athletic year.

July 20, 2015
EMU Breaks All-Academic Record Again, Clearing 100
EMU’s student-athletes continue to out-do themselves. The Royals set a new high for student-athletes named to the annual Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Academic Team, putting 104 on the team, showing their fourth straight year with an increase in honorees.

July 8, 2015
Six Royals Earn Academic All-State Status
Six EMU student-athletes have been named to the Academic All-State Team by the Virginia Sports Information Directors. A total of 223 student-athletes representing 38 colleges and universities in the state were recognized.

July 2, 2015
McCurdy Inducted Into Hall Of Fame
J.D. McCurdy has been involved with softball far more years than he played baseball. Yet EMU’s head softball coach was once a regular All-Star first baseman and clean-up hitter in the Rockingham County Baseball League from 1968 to 1984 and was recently inducted into the RCBL's Hall of Fame.

June 23, 2015
CoSIDA Names Chappell-Dick Academic All-America
Hannah Chappell-Dick has capped her outstanding junior season with one final academic award, being named today to the Capital One Academic All-America Second Team. The Academic All-America teams were limited to just 45 women across all of Division III.

June 19, 2015
Three Baseball Men Named All-State
A historic season has come to a historic close for EMU baseball, as three Royals were named to the All-State Teams. Eastern Mennonite has never had three men named to the teams, which are voted on by the Virginia Sports Information Directors.

June 16, 2015
Soccer Alumni Invited To Sign Up For Program Updates
Long-time head coach Roger Mast is inviting all program alumni to sign up for the EMU men’s soccer alumni database. Former players will be able to receive exclusive communications about the men’s soccer team as well as direct invitations to alumni events.

June 11, 2015
Royals' Lucas Voted All-State Again
Aislinn Lucas has now made it back-to-back All-State awards. The junior softball player was voted onto the All-State Second Team for the second straight year, as chosen by the Virginia Sports Information Directors.

June 4, 2015
Royals Run The Valley In 2015
EMU’s cross country teams are staying close to home in 2015. The Royals released their upcoming schedule today and four of the six meets through regionals are within 70 miles of campus.

June 3, 2015
Volleyball Women Excited For Home Start To 2015
The time to see the EMU volleyball women is early, as in early in the season. The Royals, who released their 2015 schedule today, play 12 of their first 16 matches at home. They play only one home match after Oct. 2, giving the women 13 matches in Yoder Arena.

June 1, 2015
Royals Land Seven On CVC Academic Team
The EMU men’s volleyball team set a new high for players honored to the Continental Volleyball Conference All-Academic Team, putting seven on the annual award from the league’s office. The Royals put four on the team in 2013, their previous high in the four-year history of the CVC.

May 29, 2015
New Coach, New Year Starts Sept. 1
A new era begins on Sept. 1, when E.A. Jackson enters her first game as the 12th head coach of the EMU field hockey program. With a 4:30pm start time, the hosting of McDaniel College will also be the first Royals sporting event of the academic year.

May 28, 2015
Soccer Women To Spend Time On The Road In 2015
The EMU soccer women have announced their 2015 schedule, which is slated to begin on Sept. 1. Home games will be at a premium this year, as the Royals open with six of seven games away from Harrisonburg, and play just six total on their home turf.

May 27, 2015
Men's Soccer Releases 2015 Schedule
Despite practicing on a consistent playing surface like their home turf field, EMU’s soccer men will need to get used to playing on other surfaces quickly. The Royals announced their 2015 schedule today, and it is filled with 12 road games over a 19-date slate.

May 26, 2015
Royals Put Three On Academic All-District
The EMU cross country and track & field teams landed a trio of men and women on the Capitol One Academic All-District Teams. The Royals put a total of three athletes on the two, 12-member squads in a district which covers the entire southeastern corner of the country.

May 23, 2015
Chappell-Dick Destroys PR And Takes Third At Nationals
EMU’s Hannah Chappell-Dick ran a huge PR and finished in third in the 1500m at the NCAA Outdoor National Championships on Saturday in Canton, N.Y. Meanwhile Kat Lehman capped off her incredible freshman season by running in the 5000m.

May 22, 2015
Derstine, Mast And Osei Get Top Awards At Honors Banquet
At the 2015 Athletic Honors Banquet, seniors Jenessa Derstine, Mark Mast and Nora Osei won the President’s Awards, the highest athletic award given out by EMU.

May 19, 2015
USTFCCCA Honors Chappell-Dick Again
Make that two Athlete of the Year awards for Hannah Chappell-Dick. Eastern Mennonite University’s middle distance runner has been named the South/Southeast Region Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field And Cross Country Coaches Association.

May 18, 2015
Chappell-Dick And Lehman Heading Back To Nationals
In a repeat from the indoor season, the EMU women have picked up two spots to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Hannah Chappell-Dick and Kat Lehman are heading to the national meet, which is a three-day event starting this Thursday in Canton, N.Y.

May 11, 2015
Lucas Back On NFCA All-Region Team
EMU junior Aislinn Lucas has earned a repeat spot on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Region Teams, being named All-Atlantic Region Third Team.

May 11, 2015
Track Runners Break Marks At Swarthmore
With the track season winding down, Eastern Mennonite’s men and women continue putting up some incredible times. One school record fell Monday night at the Swarthmore Final Qualifier, while a trio of Royals are currently in position to advance to the NCAA National Championships.

May 7, 2015
Chappell-Dick And Faint Lead Strong Efforts At Duke Twilight
Eastern Mennonite’s remaining track & field athletes headed to Durham, N.C., for the Duke Twilight meet on Wednesday and Thursday. The Royals came out with some great performances, moving at least one more athlete into contention for a trip to nationals.

April 30, 2015
Royals Put Two On All-ODAC Teams
A pair of EMU softball women have earned spots on the All-ODAC Team, which was announced this morning by the league office. Junior Aislinn Lucas repeats her selection from last year, while Lauren Seale earns an All-ODAC honor in her first campaign.

May 1, 2015
Jackson Named New Field Hockey Coach
Eastern Mennonite University has announced the hiring of Ellen-Ashton (E.A.) Jackson as the school’s new head field hockey coach. Jackson becomes the 13th head coach entering the 45th season of field hockey as a varsity sport at EMU.

April 29, 2015
Royals Hit Postseason At Liberty Twilight Qualifier
The Eastern Mennonite track teams sent a handful of athletes to the Liberty Twilight Qualifier in Lynchburg on Wednesday. For the Royals, it was the beginning of the “last chance” season, as a few of the men and women continue their quest to boost their results and qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships on May 21-23.

April 24, 2015
Two Drama-Filled Losses Send Softball Women Home
The EMU softball women made some noise at the ODAC Tournament in Salem on Friday, but were sent home with a pair of one-run losses. The Royals end the year at 16-14, including a 9-11 mark in the ODAC during the season.

April 24, 2015
Royals Bounced From ODAC Tournament by Roanoke, 5-1
EMU’s time at the ODAC Baseball Tournament came to a disappointing end Friday afternoon in a 5-1 loss to Roanoke College in Lynchburg. Despite not being able to pick up a win in the double elimination bracket, the Royals complete a successful year in which they advanced to the postseason for the first time in 13 years.

April 23, 2015
Royals Athlete of the Week: Richard Robinson
Winning two gold medals this year has just been icing on the cake for Richard Robinson. He's simply happy to be competing again.

April 23, 2015
Royals Get Hits But Not Runs In ODAC Opener, Play Friday At 10:00am
The Royals nearly out-hit top-seeded Shenandoah in their first ODAC Tournament game since 2002 but the pitching staff let them down in an 11-3 loss Thursday at City Stadium in Lynchburg. Eastern Mennonite will return to the field in the double elimination tourney, playing No. 5 Roanoke at 10:00am on Friday.

April 22, 2015
Spotts Named Top ODAC Coach, Three Players To First Team
In three short years, Coach Ben Spotts returned EMU’s baseball team to a place they hadn’t been in more than a decade – the ODAC Tournament. As a result, Spotts and his players were well-recognized in the league awards, as three men were named to the All-ODAC First Team while Spotts himself was named the league’s Coach of the Year.

April 22, 2015
Royals Draw No. 7 Seed, Play Lynchburg Friday At 2:00pm
With the ODAC regular season finally completed, EMU's softball women officially know they have earned the No. 7 seed in this weekend's ODAC Tournament. The Royals will play No. 2 Lynchburg Friday at 2:00pm at the James I. Moyer Sports Complex in Salem, Va.

April 21, 2015
Rain Bogs Down Golf Women At ODAC Championships
The EMU golf women wrapped up their year at the ODAC Championships in Conover, N.C. Weather played a big role in the tournament, as play was altered twice and the event was eventually trimmed from a three-day tourney to two-day one.

April 19, 2015
Golf Men Wrap Up Year At ODAC Championships
The course was unforgiving to the Eastern Mennonite golf men at the ODAC Championships. In a rain-altered tournament, three of the four Royals saw their scores rise on the final day.