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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 10, 2013
Royals Continue To Rise In Year Two
As the Eastern Mennonite golf teams enter their second season, the Royals are planning to build on their experience to reach greater heights in 2013-14.

October 7, 2013
Homecoming 2013: Healthy Roots, Thriving Branches
Homecoming 2013 is this coming weekend, Oct. 11-13, and EMU’s campus will surely be busy. The Athletic Department is contributing its fair share to the activities, including a number of sporting events, four Hall of Honor inductees and the annual Paul R. Yoder, Sr., Golf Classic.

October 9, 2013
Royals Leap To First ODAC Win With 2-0 Shutout
The Eastern Mennonite soccer men picked up their first ODAC win of the season Wednesday night, getting a pair of goals from Parker Leap to beat Emory & Henry 2-0 on a wet night in Harrisonburg.

October 9, 2013
Royals Fall Short Of Swatting Hornets
Despite outscoring Lynchburg in total points, the EMU volleyball women took a five-set setback Wednesday night on the road. The Royals are now 2-5 in the ODAC and sit a half game out of eighth place in the hunt for the final ODAC Tournament berth.

October 9, 2013
Yellow Jackets Sting Women In Ashland, 1-0
EMU’s soccer women played as soggy as the weather Wednesday at Randolph-Macon, getting shut out for the just the second time this season, 1-0. The women out-shot the Yellow Jackets 17-12, but couldn’t find the net as they slip to 8-4 overall and 3-3 in the ODAC.

October 8, 2013
Danaher's 16 Saves Keeps Royals Within One Of R-MC
Despite suffering their first ODAC loss of the season Tuesday afternoon, the Royals proved they can play with anyone in the league. The field hockey women held Randolph-Macon scoreless in Ashland until the 63rd minute before giving up one goal to suffer a 1-0 loss.

October 10, 2013
Royals Continue To Rise In Year Two
As the Eastern Mennonite golf teams enter their second season, the Royals are planning to build on their experience to reach greater heights in 2013-14.

October 7, 2013
EMU Golf Women Make A Move On Final Day
EMU’s golf women took advantage of the dry weather on the final day of the Generals Invitational in Lexington, Va., as both moved up from their positions on day one.

October 8, 2013
Region Ranking Remains Unchanged
After a weekend where many of the area teams were not able to run, nothing has changed in the South/Southeast Regional ranking. The EMU cross country women held at No. 9.

October 5, 2013
Royals Down Emory & Henry For ODAC Win
The Royals picked up an important ODAC win Saturday afternoon in Harrisonburg, using an early goal to hold off Emory & Henry, 1-0. EMU’s soccer women improve to 8-3, giving them their most wins since finishing 9-8 in 2008.

October 5, 2013
Men In Top Third On Hot Day, Women's Race Cancelled
In a huge field on a hot day, EMU’s cross country men ran well at the Paul Short Run in Bethlehem, Pa. As a team, the Royals took 12th place in their college division of 42 teams.

October 5, 2013
Royals Take No. 21 Randolph Into Overtime
EMU’s hard-luck ways continued Saturday night, as the soccer men took No. 21 Randolph to overtime before a free kick gave the visiting WildCats a 2-1 win.

October 5, 2013
North Carolina Unkind To Volleyball Team
The EMU volleyball women had their three-match winning streak snapped Saturday, dropping two at a tri-match hosted by Guilford in Greensboro, N.C. The Royals opened with an ODAC loss to the Quakers, before dropping a five-set battle to Methodist.

October 5, 2013
McDaniel Keeps Women From Non-Conference Win
The EMU field hockey team was a step behind today in a 2-1 loss to McDaniel. The decision leaves the Royals still in search of their first non-conference win despite being 2-0 in ODAC play.

October 5, 2013
Men In Top Third On Hot Day, Women's Race Cancelled
In a huge field on a hot day, EMU’s cross country men ran well at the Paul Short Run in Bethlehem, Pa. As a team, the Royals took 12th place in their college division of 42 teams.

October 4, 2013
Royals Regroup To Win Third In A Row
It’s not how you start a game, but how you finish that really matters. After toughing it through the first three sets Friday night, the EMU volleyball took over for two quick wins to secure a 3-2 decision on the road, taking down North Carolina Wesleyan in Rocky Mount, N.C.

October 2, 2013
Royals A Perfect 2-0 In The ODAC
It’s two games and two wins for the Royals. Two games into the 2013 ODAC season, the Eastern Mennonite field hockey women are 2-0, thanks to their 3-0 shutout of Roanoke Wednesday night at home.

October 2, 2013
Women Down One Spot To No. 9
As they return to full health, the EMU cross country women continue to be ranked among the top ten teams of the South/Southeast Region. In the week three rankings, the Royals slid one spot to No. 9 and are still one of three ODAC teams on the list.

October 2, 2013
Royals Athlete of the Week: Camille Williams
Camille Williams scored in overtime to clinch our Royals Athlete of the Week, as she earned the field hockey team a conference victory against Washington and Lee last Wednesday.

October 1, 2013
Late Goal Not Enough As Royals Stung By Hornets
In a matchup of two building programs, Eastern Mennonite came up a step short, falling 2-1 at home against Shenandoah. The loss evens the women out in ODAC play at 2-2, while SU improves to 4-0-1 in the league.

October 1, 2013
Generals Blanks Soccer Men In Lexington
The EMU soccer men ran into a brick wall Tuesday evening, falling 4-0 at Washington and Lee. The Generals remain undefeated after nine games while Eastern Mennonite slips to 2-8 overall.

September 28, 2013
Ott's Hat Trick Pushes Royals Past Hollins
The soccer women scored first at Hollins Saturday afternoon and never let up, rolling to a 5-1 ODAC win. Sophomore Elisa Ott netted her first career hat trick as Eastern Mennonite improves to 7-2 overall and 2-1 in the conference.

September 28, 2013
Local Players Lead Sweep At Lancaster Bible
A day after snapping their four-match losing streak, the EMU volleyball women now have a two-match winning streak. The Royals rolled to their second straight 3-0 sweep by beating Lancaster Bible College in Lancaster, Pa., to improve to 8-9 overall.

September 28, 2013
Seahawks Fly By Field Hockey Team
The Eastern Mennonite field hockey team lost at home Saturday afternoon, dropping a 5-0 decision to St. Mary’s (Md.)

September 27, 2013
EMU Puts Down Crusaders In 3-0 Win On Road
The EMU volleyball women snapped their four-match losing skid Friday night in Reading, Pa., taking down Alvernia on the road. The Royals won in straight sets to improve to 7-9. With 11 matches left in the season, they have already equaled their most wins since 2009.

September 27, 2013
Preseason Favorite Maroons Pull Away From Men's Soccer
Playing the preseason favorites on the road is never an easy task, and although EMU’s soccer men played even ball for a half, host Roanoke pull away from the Royals in the second. The Maroons tacked in three tallies over the final 28:06 to produce a 3-0 decision.

September 27, 2013
Royals Athlete of the Week: Ryan Gehman
Junior transfer Ryan Gehman has quickly grabbed the attention of the ODAC with two weeks of outstanding performances, and this week he has been selected as our Royals Athlete of the Week.

September 26, 2013
Royals Tripped Up On The Road
EMU’s hit a speed bump Thursday afternoon in Frederick, Md., getting only a late goal in a 2-1 loss at Hood College. The Royals take their second loss of the year with the decision and slip to 6-2 overall.

September 26, 2013
Wasps Surprise Volleyball Women At Home In Five
Despite jumping to a 2-0 lead, Eastern Mennonite’s volleyball women suffered a disappointing 3-2 loss at home to ODAC rival Emory & Henry. The Royals have now lost a season-worst four in a row and are 6-9 overall and 2-3 in the conference.

September 25, 2013
Royals Snag First Win In Overtime Of ODAC Opener
EMU’s field hockey women came up big when they needed to, earning their first win in the first overtime of their first conference game of the season. Camille Williams knocked home the game-winner 8:02 into OT, also notching her first goal of the year.

September 23, 2013
Royals Shave 11 Strokes On Day Two Of Hampden-Sydney Invitational
The EMU golf men made the biggest second-day improvement of any team at the Hampden-Sydney Invitational on Tuesday, and completed a 21-stroke swing to jump ODAC-rival Lynchburg for seventh place at the tournament.

September 24, 2013
SVU Tops Volleyball Women In Buena Vista
The EMU volleyball women dropped a non-conference contest at Southern Virginia Tuesday night, falling in straight sets to the Knights. The loss drops the Royals to 6-8 overall.

September 24, 2013
Royals Back Up To No. 8 In South/Southeast
After last weekend's solid showing at the Shenandoah Valley Invitational, the EMU cross country women moved up one spot in the South/Southeast Regional Rankings. The Royals now stand at No. 8, directly behind ODAC rivals Washington and Lee at No. 6 and Bridgewater at No. 7.

September 23, 2013
Baseball Announces Prospect Day For October 26
EMU baseball coach Ben Spotts has announced Prospect Day 2013, set for Saturday, Oct. 26. The day is for baseball players in grades 9-12, giving them a chance to see the campus of Eastern Mennonite University, as well as receive some instruction from Spotts and his coaching staff.

September 23, 2013
Ryan Gehman Named ODAC Athlete of the Week Again
Talk about a great start. Eastern Mennonite junior Ryan Gehman, a transfer from NAIA Montreat, has run three races in a Royals uniform, and now he's been named the ODAC Athlete of the Week after two of them.

September 22, 2013
Women's Golf Opens 2013 Season With ODAC Preview
Getting a little practice on next spring’s championship course never hurts, and that’s just what the EMU golf women got on Sunday at the ODAC Preview. The Rock Barn Golf Club in Conover, N.C., hosted 17 golfers from five different conference programs, giving the women a one-round look at the site of the upcoming ODAC Championships.

September 21, 2013
Soccer Women Net Four In First ODAC Win Since 2011
The Royals showed they are back on the ODAC scene Saturday afternoon, rolling to a 4-1 win at Randolph College. The four goals are the most the soccer women have scored in an ODAC game since their last conference win, a 4-1 decision at Hollins to end the 2011 season.

September 21, 2013
Women Hold Their Own Against ODAC's Top Teams
In a showdown of the ODAC’s three regional ranked teams, the three teams proved a simple fact – they are the top three teams in the ODAC. Eastern Mennonite, ranked No. 9 in this week’s South/Southeast regional ranking, took third at the Shenandoah Valley Invitational, but the women were within striking distance of co-host Bridgewater College as well as Washington and Lee.

September 21, 2013
Cross Country Men Continue To Improve
The EMU cross country men had a solid showing at Saturday’s inaugural Shenandoah Valley Invitational, taking fifth as a team with the second place individual runner. The meet was held on the brand new Elk Run Trails in Elkton, Va.

September 21, 2013
Soccer Men Out-Shoot Guilford But Suffer Loss
Sometimes the ball just doesn’t bounce your way. Saturday was one of those days for the EMU soccer men, as they out-shot Guilford on the road but still came up on the short end of a 3-0 decision.

September 21, 2013
Royals Keep Close To No. 6 Christopher Newport
Playing a sixth-ranked team for the second week in a row left a similar result for the EMU field hockey team, as the women gave their best defensive effort of the season but came up short. The Royals lost 3-0 at Christopher Newport today, the No. 6 team in the Penn Monto/NFHCA national poll, after falling 4-0 to then-No. 6 Mary Washington last Saturday.

September 19, 2013
Inaugural Shenandoah Valley Invitational Is This Saturday
Saturday is gearing up to be an exciting day for the EMU Cross Country team, as the Royals co-host the inaugural Shenandoah Valley Invitational with Bridgewater College. The new meet will be on a new course, Elk Run Trails in Elkton, Va.

September 19, 2013
Royals Score First Goal But Lose At York
The EMU field hockey team unleashed a season high 17 shots, and finally caged their first goal, but it wasn’t enough Thursday afternoon, as the women fell 5-1 at York (Pa.).

September 19, 2013
Royals Athlete of the Week: McKenna Carter
McKenna Carter has been selected as our Royals Athlete of the Week. The freshman nursing major from Waynesboro, Va., has jumped into a quick, active role for the Royals this season.

September 18, 2013
Royals Roll Over Trinity To Improve To 5-1
EMU was in complete control Wednesday night at home, rolling to an 8-0 win over Trinity (D.C.). The soccer women scored four times in each half and also broke a program record with 21 corner kicks in the game as they improved to 5-1.

September 17, 2013
Missed Opportunities Leave Men On Short End Of 3-2 Decision
Despite jumping to a 2-0 lead by the 17th minute, the Royals still found themselves trailing over the final 34 minutes. At that point, the game of inches turned its back on EMU, as the soccer men missed on a few great looks and suffered a 3-2 loss to Wesley College.

September 17, 2013
Marlins Hook Volleyball Team On The Road
A solid win in game one on the road wasn’t enough momentum for the EMU women Tuesday night, as they fell 3-1 to Virginia Wesleyan in Virginia Beach. The Royals slide to 2-2 in ODAC play and 6-7 overall.

September 17, 2013
Cross Country Slides One Spot To No. 9
Despite dropping one spot, the EMU women's cross country team is holding in the top ten of the regional rankings. The Royals, who were slotted No. 8 in the South/Southeast Region's preseason rankings, slid to No. 9 in the Week One ranking released today.

September 16, 2013
Hat Trick Nets Osei Player Of The Week Honors
EMU's Nora Osei has been named the ODAC Player of the Week for women's soccer, for the week of Sept. 9-15. She scored three goals, including her second career hat trick, to help the Royals to a 1-1 week.

September 14, 2013
Golf Men Open Year In Harrisonburg
The Eastern Mennonite men’s golf team opened their second season this weekend, taking part in the Tom Kinder Memorial at Lakeview Golf Club in Harrisonburg. The men sat 18th after day one on Saturday, and finished in the same place with a team score of 690 (+114) for the weekend.

September 14, 2013
Royals Hang Tough But Can't Demote Generals
Even though the EMU soccer women lost Saturday afternoon, they served notice that they are again a team to be reckoned with in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. The Royals stayed close to powerful Washington and Lee before eventually falling 2-0 to the team picked to finish third in the ODAC’s preseason poll.

September 14, 2013
First Half Goal Not Enough For Royals Against VWC
Two years ago the EMU soccer men earned their first victory over powerhouse Virginia Wesleyan in 15 games. On Saturday, the Royals took a lead in the first and looked for their second win over VWC in three years, but couldn’t hold them off and suffered a 2-1 set-back.

September 14, 2013
Winning Streak Broken At Three Matches
The Royals had their modest ODAC-winning streak snapped Saturday afternoon. Inconsistency plagued the volleyball women in a 3-1 loss at Roanoke College.

September 14, 2013
No. 6 Mary Washington Gets By Field Hockey Team
Despite playing one of their best games this year, the EMU field hockey women came up short against nationally-ranked Mary Washington. The women held the No. 6 Eagles to their second-lowest scoring output of the year in a 4-0 decision.

September 13, 2013
Royals Now On A Roll
Two days after picking up their first conference win in four years, EMU’s volleyball women now have their second. The Royals picked up steam at Hollins Friday night to take a 3-1 win on the road. Riding a three-match winning streak, Eastern Mennonite is now 6-5 overall and 2-0 in the ODAC.

September 13, 2013
EMU Adds Video Webcasts On Turf Field
The EMU Sports Information Department is pleased to announce the addition of a video webcast of select events on the Turf Field this fall, starting with the men’s soccer clash between the Royals and Virginia Wesleyan Saturday night at 7:00pm.

September 12, 2013
EMU's Field Hockey Game At York Postponed
Due to impending thunderstorms over Pennsylvania, today's field hockey contest scheduled for EMU at York has been postponed. The game will be played one week later on Thursday, Sept. 19, also at 4:30pm.

September 11, 2013
Win Over Randolph Is First ODAC Victory Since 2009
The Eastern Mennonite volleyball women earned a dramatic win in dramatic fashion Wednesday night, coming from behind to beat Randolph in five games in Harrisonburg. It was the first ODAC victory for EMU in four years, breaking a string of 36 league losses since a win over the same Randolph program on Oct. 7, 2009.

September 11, 2013
Royals Score First But Can't Hold Off LVC
Despite scoring the first goal, the EMU soccer men found themselves on the short end of a 3-1 decision against Lebanon Valley Wednesday night. The non-conference loss drops the Royals to 2-3 on the year before they open ODAC play this weekend.

September 10, 2013
Women Now 4-0 After Taking Down Highlanders
It’s just four games into the 2013 season, and the EMU soccer women already have more wins than they have had since 2010. With Tuesday's 4-1 thumping of Cairn in Langhorne, Pa., including a hat trick from Nora Osei, the Royals improve to 4-0 to start this year, their most wins since going 7-9-2 three years ago.

September 9, 2013
Royals Athlete of the Week: Mark Mast
The Royals Athlete of the Week for September 2-8 is men’s soccer junior midfielder Mark Mast. He has scored the first goal in each of the team’s two wins on the season for a total of four points.

September 9, 2013
Gehman Named ODAC Athlete Of The Week After Second Race
On Saturday, Ryan Gehman took first in just his second NCAA race. On Monday, Gehman was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week, an impressive honor for the Montreat College transfer.

September 8, 2013
3-0 Trumping Of Cairn Pushes EMU To Second Place At Cialella Classic
After back-to-back losses to quality opponents, Eastern Mennonite’s soccer men needed a quick about face. They got it Sunday afternoon, controlling Cairn for a 3-0 win at the Cialella Classic in Camden, N.J.

September 8, 2013
Royals Split Day Two At Guetle To Move To 4-5
The EMU volleyball women wrapped up their second day at the Guetle Invitational by earning a split. The fete was not only impressive considering the talented teams at the invite, but also because it equaled last season’s win total.

September 8, 2013
Field Hockey Women Fall To Johns Hopkins
Sunday was another day of the ball bouncing the wrong way, as EMU’s field hockey women took a 4-0 non-conference loss at Johns Hopkins. The injury-depleted Royals continue to work through their tough pre-ODAC schedule and are 0-4 as they get ready for another road game at York on Thursday.

September 7, 2013
Shutout Gives Women Win Total From Past Two Seasons
Each of the past two seasons, the EMU soccer women have claimed just three wins. This year, it took all of three games to reach the same plateau. The Royals toppled Ferrum by a final of 2-0 in their home opener Saturday afternoon to improve to 3-0 on the season.

September 7, 2013
Gehman Wins And Team Takes Third At Generals Invite
The Eastern Mennonite cross country men had a great day Saturday, claiming third place the Generals Invitational in Lexington, Va. Junior transfer Ryan Gehman improved in his second NCAA race and took the individual title, finishing first out of 67 runners.

September 7, 2013
Guetle Invitational Denies EMU On Day One
The Royals ran into some tough competition on day one of the Guetle Invitational, hosted by Catholic University in Washington, DC. The volleyball women played a tough match against Marymount to open the day before dropping their first 3-0 loss of the year to Swarthmore.

September 7, 2013
National Qualifiers Rutgers-Camden Overcome Royals
Host Rutgers-Camden was too much for EMU Saturday afternoon, as they took down the men 5-0 in first day action at the Cialella Classic in Camden, N.J.

September 7, 2013
Royals Come Up Short Against Washington College
A short-handed roster left the EMU field hockey team on the short end of the stick Saturday afternoon, as they took a 5-0 loss to Washington College on a neutral field in Baltimore, Md.

September 5, 2013
Fighting Squirrels No Match For EMU Women
The EMU volleyball women have nearly equaled their win total from last season, just five matches into the new year. Thursday night, the Royals took care of Mary Baldwin 3-0 in Yoder Arena to improve to 3-2 in 2013. They finished 4-19 last fall.

September 4, 2013
Dominating Road Win Pushes Women To 2-0
EMU's soccer women controlled from start to finish Wednesday night, picking up a 2-0 win at Gallaudet to improve to 2-0 on the year. Junior Nora Osei netted both goals for her first scores of 2013.

September 3, 2013
Royals Athlete of the Week: Katie Miller
Katie Miller has been chosen as our first Royals Athlete of the Week of 2013-14. Katie is in her second year at EMU and as the libero for the Royals volleyball team. Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Katie has nestled in well with her role under Coach Jeff Tyson.

August 31, 2013
Volleyball Women Split Again At EMU Invitational
Continuing their solid start to the year, Eastern Mennonite’s volleyball women split day two’s matches at the EMU Invitational. The Royals lost a heart-breaking five-set match to Howard Payne and then regrouped to take down Salem College in four.

August 30, 2013
Men Take Seventh At ODAC Preview
The new-look Royals did a good job learning the ways of a collegiate run on Friday, taking seventh place in the ODAC Preview Meet in Farmville. For many of the men, it was their first 8k run.

August 31, 2013
Men Slide To 1-1 After Loss To Mary Washington
After a scoreless first half, the second 45 minutes got away from the EMU soccer men Saturday afternoon, as Mary Washington tacked in three goals for a 3-0 decision. The Royals are now 1-1 after opening the season at the UMW Soccer Classic in Fredericksburg.

August 30, 2013
Women Tackle ODAC Preview In Farmville
The EMU cross country women opened their 2013 season at the ODAC Preview Meet on Friday and the women strolled in a respectable fourth place as the team. The Royals finished behind two conference teams at the meet hosted by Hampden-Sydney in Farmville on the same course which will host the ODAC Championships in November.

August 30, 2013
Royals Start Season With First OT Win In Five Years
Freshman Kendall Moyer scored her first collegiate goal 7:06 into overtime to give the EMU soccer women a 2-1 win at Marymount Friday night. It was the Royals first overtime victory since 2008.

August 31, 2013
Bears Keep EMU Searching For First Win
Powerful Ursinus took down the field hockey women Saturday in Collegeville, Pa., by a final score of 9-0. The loss leaves Eastern Mennonite 0-2 after their season-opening swing through southeastern Pennsylvania.

August 30, 2013
Split On Day One Of EMU Invitational Leaves Women At 1-1
EMU’s volleyball women had a successful start to the new year, topping Mary Baldwin to open play at the EMU Invitational Friday afternoon. They closed the day with a hard-fought loss to Waynesburg, falling in four sets.

August 30, 2013
Offense Hits On All Cylinders In 3-1 Win
It took less than ten minutes of the 2013 season for the Eastern Mennonite soccer men to score and they never looked back in a 3-1 win over Marymount Friday evening in Fredericksburg. The Royals play host Mary Washington Saturday afternoon to complete play at the UMW Soccer Classic.

August 30, 2013
Gettysburg Shoots By EMU Women In Season Opener
EMU’s field hockey team suffered a 6-0 loss in their season opener at Gettysburg Friday afternoon. The Royals will turn around and play at Ursinus Saturday.

August 29, 2013
EMU Plans To Surprise In ODAC
The Lady Royals will have to earn their respect this year, as the volleyball women were picked 12th in the ODAC preseason poll. A number of new players enter the program as EMU goes in search of their first conference win since 2009.

August 28, 2013
Experience Doesn't Help Royals In Preseason Poll
Despite an impressive number of returners this fall, the EMU men's soccer team was only picked ninth in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference preseason poll. In the voting done by the league coaches, the Royals totaled 52 points, but were within 11 points of sixth place in the poll.

August 28, 2013
Soccer Women Plan To Move Up In ODAC
EMU's soccer women are expected to rebound from last fall's injury-riddled season, although the ODAC's coaches still left them with a challenge of making the ODAC Tournament. The Lady Royals were picked No. 11 in the 2013 ODAC preseason poll and only the top eight teams qualify for the postseason.

August 27, 2013
Women Runners Start No. 8 In Regional Poll
A year after finishing tenth in the South/Southeast Region polls, the Eastern Mennonite cross country women have earned enough respect to start at No. 8 in the 2013 preseason poll. The Lady Royals return six of their top seven runners this fall.

August 27, 2013
Lady Royals Tabbed For Fifth In ODAC Poll
ODAC coaches are predicting a return to the playoffs for Eastern Mennonite’s field hockey team this fall, as the Lady Royals were picked to finish fifth in the league’s preseason poll. EMU was voted into the middle of a pack of teams spanning third to seventh, all separated by just 10 points.

August 26, 2013
Royals Banking On Experience And Depth In 2013
Experience can go a long ways, especially in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. For the EMU men's soccer team, losing only three seniors from last year's 8-11-1 team means there is plenty of experience back and the Royals hope that strength can help them make a run in the postseason in 2013.

August 26, 2013
ODAC Coaches Pick Women For Third
With a stable full of returners, the Lady Royals will not surprise anyone this year. EMU's women were picked third in the ODAC Women's Cross Country Preseason Poll, in a vote done by the league's coaches. They took fourth at last fall's ODAC Championships.

August 26, 2013
EMU Men Pegged For Sixth In ODAC Standings
As could be expected, the EMU men's cross country team has been picked to finish in the middle of the pack in this year's Old Dominion Athletic Conference standings, being voted for sixth by the league's coaches. The Royals took sixth at last fall’s ODAC Championships and start this season with a number of new but talented faces.

August 23, 2013
Lady Royals Ready To Make A Move
The pieces continue to fit into place for the EMU women's volleyball team as they head into the 2013 season. In Coach Jeff Tyson's second season, a good mix of returners and newcomers has the Lady Royals poised to make a move up the ODAC standings.

August 22, 2013
New Season, New Perspective, New Expectations
Heading into her third season at the helm of EMU women's soccer program, Coach Sue Kolb has turned a corner. She enters this campaign with the biggest roster she has had, but more importantly, half of the squad has experience in her system

August 22, 2013
Field Hockey's Team Focus To Lead Resurgence
With a good mix of returning and new players, the Lady Royals are poised to return to form this year. After missing the ODAC Field Hockey Tournament in 2012 for the first time in the 31-year history of the league’s sponsorship of the sport, Coach Brenda Bechler is excited to turn a new page.

August 21, 2013
Cross Country Women Causing Another Round Of Waves
Last year the EMU cross country teams exploded onto the scene, with the women earning a spot in the regional rankings early on. Although Coach Jason Lewkowicz expects his women to cause similar waves by the end of this season, he doesn’t expect them to make a splash right away.

August 21, 2013
Loaded With New Faces, Men Hope For Late-Season Surge
The EMU cross country men lost their top two runners from last fall, and return only two athletes. So why is Coach Jason Lewkowicz excited for 2013?

August 13, 2013
Eshleman And Blankenship Take Top 2012-13 Honors
Eastern Mennonite University held its Athletic Honors Banquet on April 16 in a time of reflecting upon and honoring the journeys of the Royals' student-athletes. Seniors Ryan Eshleman and Jennifer Blankenship won the President’s Awards, the highest award given by the athletic department.

August 7, 2013
Volleyball Women Claim Team Academic Award
The Eastern Mennonite University women’s volleyball team has picked up a prestigious honor, being given the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2012-13 season. The American Volleyball Coaches Association announced that 622 teams, across all college and high school divisions, have earned the award, setting a new all-time high.

August 5, 2013
Summer Proves A Busy Time For EMU Athletic Department
Along with the busy summer upgrading two of EMU’s athletic fields, there have been a number of changes inside the Eastern Mennonite Athletic Department as well. With new faces in some places and familiar faces adding new places, the Royals athletic program is poised for a new era, which includes graduate assistants.

August 2, 2013
"Inside Athletics" Podcast Returns For New Season
The "Inside Athletics" podcast is back! After a break over the summer, EMU Director of Athletics Dave King has returned with his successful weekly podcast, shining his inside look on Royals' sports.

August 1, 2013
Recent Pro Porter Takes Over Men's Volleyball Program
Eastern Mennonite University announces Dominick Porter as its new head men’s volleyball coach. Porter, a 2007 graduate of the EMU program, will be the eighth head coach in the 24 seasons since men’s volleyball started in 1991.

July 29, 2013
EMU Adds New Bleachers On Turf Field
Fans and players of Eastern Mennonite soccer and field hockey will be greeted by a very noticeable change this fall – a set of bleachers more than doubling the seating capacity at home games. The bleachers were purchased from James Madison University earlier this summer and will place 1,000 fans right on top of the field.

July 25, 2013
Chappell-Dick & Lady Royals Earn Academic Awards
Freshman sensation Hannah Chappell-Dick and the EMU women’s track & field team picked up one final honor from the 2012-13 athletic year, as each was awarded for academic work by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

July 25, 2013
Volleyball Men Earn CVC Academic Honors
Four men from the EMU men’s volleyball team have been named to the 2013 CVC Academic All-Conference.

July 16, 2013
Royals Set New High For ODAC All-Academic Team
Eastern Mennonite University set a new high for student-athletes named to the annual Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Academic Team, as 80 Royals were honored. Last year EMU landed 61 on the list.

July 5, 2013
ODAC SIDs Honor Eastern Mennonite's De Boer
Eastern Mennonite University sports information director James De Boer was tabbed as the 2013 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Sports Information Director of the Year at the annual league meeting of SIDs back in May. De Boer, who just finished his fourth year with the Royals, is in charge of publicizing 17 varsity sports.

June 27, 2013
2012-13 Record Books Updated
With the 2012-13 EMU athletic seasons officially in the books, it seems a good time to take a look at those books - the record books. Each sport's record book (linked below), which includes historical win/loss records, statistical records and other program information, is also linked on the team home page.

June 24, 2013
VaSID Names Record-Setting Allman To All-State First Team
EMU senior Courtney Allman has wrapped up one of the most illustrious careers in program history by earning her first All-State honor.

June 18, 2013
VaSID Recognizes Six Royals To Academic Team
Six EMU student-athletes have been honored by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID), being named to the Academic All-State Team.

June 4, 2013
Season-Opening EMU Invitational Returns in 2013
After a one-year hiatus, the Lady Royals will again bring a grand spectacle to Yoder Arena at the start of a new season, as the EMU Invitational kicks off the 2013 slate, which was released today.

May 30, 2013
New Home Course Set To Open In 2013
The EMU cross country teams will open up a new home course this fall. Their home meet on Sept. 21 in Elkton highlights a 2013 schedule with five competitions set before the ODAC Championships.

May 29, 2013
Ygarza Earns Repeat Selection To All-State Second Team
Junior Bianca Ygarza has been named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) All-State Second Team, giving Ygarza her second All-State honor. The forward was also named to the Second Team of the All-State Women’s Basketball College Division last year.

May 29, 2013
Field Hockey To Spend Time On The Road
The Eastern Mennonite field hockey team will get only seven home games this fall. The limited home dates means Lady Royals fans around Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland will get a number of chances to see the EMU women play.

May 28, 2013
Soccer Women Play Eight At Home In 2013
The EMU soccer women are hoping for a 2013 campaign which would span four months. The Lady Royals announced their 18-game schedule today, which starts Aug. 31 at Marymount.

May 24, 2013
Royals Open 2013 Season On August 30
The Eastern Mennonite men’s soccer team announced their 2013 schedule today, and they will play three teams which qualified for the last year’s National Championships. The Royals have an 18-game slate, including seven home games.

May 30, 2013
New Home Course Set To Open In 2013
The EMU cross country teams will open up a new home course this fall. Their home meet on Sept. 21 in Elkton highlights a 2013 schedule with five competitions set before the ODAC Championships.

May 20, 2013
Six Royals Named To ODAC Spring Sportsmanship Teams
Six Eastern Mennonite University student-athletes have been honored by the ODAC, earning spots on the ODAC/StellarOne Sportsmanship Teams. A total of 103 players from around the conference were named to the teams.

May 13, 2013
Track Men Finish Up, Chappell-Dick Hopes For Nationals
Eastern Mennonite’s track athletes had their final chance to improve their season PR’s on Monday, participating in a packed field at the Swat Final Qualifying Meet hosted by Swarthmore in Chester, Pennsylvania.

May 13, 2013
Allman Earns Spot On All-Region First Team
Senior Courtney Allman has added another first to her personal accolades – EMU's first National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Atlantic Region First Team honor. Allman also owns five program records and was named All-ODAC First Team earlier this spring.

May 9, 2013
Freshman Breaks School Record Again
Hannah Chappell-Dick had her best showing of the year on Thursday, breaking her own school record in the 800m at the Roanoke/Virginia Tech Twilight Qualifier.

May 6, 2013
Thorne Named VaSID All-State Second Team
EMU men’s basketball senior Andrew Thorne has added one more award to his career, as he was named to the VaSID All-State Second Team. Thorne, who late in his final season became the 20th Royal in program history to score 1,000 points, was one of just 10 basketball players from Virginia to be named to an All-State team.

May 5, 2013
Allen Lands Season Best In Triple Jump
EMU sent a small handful of athletes to the Duke Twilight Invitational in Durham, NC. All five of the individuals were hoping to secure a good enough finish to earn a spot in the NCAA National Championships, which is later this month in LaCrosse, WI.

May 13, 2013
Track Men Finish Up, Chappell-Dick Hopes For Nationals
Eastern Mennonite’s track athletes had their final chance to improve their season PR’s on Monday, participating in a packed field at the Swat Final Qualifying Meet hosted by Swarthmore in Chester, Pennsylvania.

May 1, 2013
Six Softball Women Named All-ODAC
The Eastern Mennonite softball team picked up a heavy dose of All-ODAC awards, with six Lady Royals being named among the 36 players on the three All-ODAC Teams.

April 26, 2013
Eagles Knock EMU From ODAC Tournament
For the first time since 2004, EMU’s softball team left the ODAC Tournament without a victory. After a loss to top-seeded Virginia Wesleyan earlier in the day, the young Lady Royals saw their year come to a close with an 8-2 loss to rival Bridgewater College.

April 26, 2013
Estrada And Posey Named All-ODAC
The Royals had two players honored to 2013 All-ODAC teams, with both catcher Jonathan Estrada and first baseman Adam Posey named to the Third Team. Both players are juniors at Eastern Mennonite University.

May 9, 2013
Freshman Breaks School Record Again
Hannah Chappell-Dick had her best showing of the year on Thursday, breaking her own school record in the 800m at the Roanoke/Virginia Tech Twilight Qualifier.

April 26, 2013
Softball Women Fall To No. 1 VWC, Get Bridgewater Next
If history is any indication, the Lady Royals will still make a run in this weekend’s ODAC Tournament despite their first round loss to top-seeded Virginia Wesleyan Friday afternoon. In each of the past five years, Eastern Mennonite has won at least two games at the double elimination tournament, whether or not they won their first game.

May 5, 2013
Allen Lands Season Best In Triple Jump
EMU sent a small handful of athletes to the Duke Twilight Invitational in Durham, NC. All five of the individuals were hoping to secure a good enough finish to earn a spot in the NCAA National Championships, which is later this month in LaCrosse, WI.

April 25, 2013
Royals Athlete of the Week: Phillip Jordan
Senior Phillip Jordan has been chosen as our Royals Athlete of the Week. Ending his collegiate career this week as a baseball player, Phillip is leaving EMU with much more than his prodigious batting average in the books.

April 22, 2013
McDonaldson Takes Sixth At ODAC Championships
EMU freshman Brittany McDonaldson was named to the All-Tournament Team at the ODAC Women’s Golf Championship, finishing in sixth place out of 17 golfers. The two-day event was held on the Palmer Course at the Bay Creek in Cape Charles, VA.

April 23, 2013
Royals Climb Board At ODAC Championships
At their inaugural ODAC Championships, the EMU golf men made a big jump in the bad weather of day two, and held on to finish eighth as a team. The Royals totaled a 1010 (+146) at the three-day tournament at Bay Creek in Cape Charles, VA.

April 22, 2013
ODAC Honors Allman As Player Of The Week
Eastern Mennonite University senior Courtney Allman closed her final regular season with a bang last week, batting .462 with two homeruns, nine RBIs and six runs scored to help EMU head into the postseason on a 5-game winning streak. On Monday, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference recognized her play by naming her the softball Player of the Week.

April 21, 2013
Allman Leads Sweep Of No. 16 Lynchburg On Senior Day
EMU’s offense and defense came together on Senior Day, as the Lady Royals swept No. 16 Lynchburg College. The women close the regular season on a five-game winning streak and will open play as the No. 8 seed in the ODAC Tournament on Friday against top-seeded Virginia Wesleyan.

April 19, 2013
King Wins High Jump Again And Chappell-Dick Takes Two Seconds
The Eastern Mennonite track and field teams each had successful trips to the ODAC Championships, which were hosted by Washington and Lee University Friday and Saturday in Lexington. On the men's side, the Royals grabbed an individual gold medal, while the women had a runner break a school record.

April 20, 2013
Pitching Performances Not Enough In Season-Ending DHer
Walking the thin line between victory and defeat, the EMU baseball team ended the 2013 season with a pair of slim losses to playoff-bound Roanoke. The Royals got a pair of great pitching performances, but came up short because of one tough inning in each game.

April 20, 2013
EMU Women Clinch ODAC Berth With Sweep Of Sweet Briar
The Lady Royals seem to be picking up steam at the right time, taking a sweep of Sweet Briar at home Saturday. The women clinched an ODAC Tournament bid and are also riding a three-game winning streak heading into tomorrow’s regular season finale against Lynchburg.

April 18, 2013
Ninth Inning Costs Royals In Loss To Washington And Lee
Eight innings of solid play were covered over by one bad inning Thursday, as Washington and Lee exploded for six runs in the top of the ninth to steal an 11-5 decision from EMU’s baseball men.

April 17, 2013
Royals Athlete of the Week: Brittany McDonaldson
Brittany McDonaldson, a local golf star while at Harrisonburg High School, sunk a thrilling performance at the Stevenson University golf tournament this past weekend and landed our Royals Athlete of the Week honor.

April 20, 2013
King Wins High Jump Again And Chappell-Dick Takes Two Seconds
The Eastern Mennonite track and field teams each had successful trips to the ODAC Championships, which were hosted by Washington and Lee University Friday and Saturday in Lexington. On the men’s side, the Royals grabbed an individual gold medal, while the women had a runner break a school record.

April 17, 2013
Royals Roll Over SVU For Most Wins Since 2002
With a resounding 12-5 victory over Southern Virginia Wednesday night, the Royals notched the most wins in the program in more than a decade and avenged an earlier loss to the Knights at the same time.

April 17, 2013
Lady Royals Split With Mary Washington
Just in time, the EMU softball women have snapped their season-worst seven-game losing skid. After dropping the first game of Wednesday’s non-conference doubleheader against Mary Washington, the Lady Royals picked up a 5-3 win in the nightcap, heading into this weekend’s pair of ODAC twinbills.

April 16, 2013
Royals Fall At ODAC-Leading Bridgewater
For four innings, the game remained scoreless. In the fifth, ODAC-leading Bridgewater scored the first runs and then stretched out an 8-1 win over Eastern Mennonite’s baseball men, leaving EMU Head Coach Ben Spotts 0-for-2 in his contests against his former team at BC.

April 14, 2013
Slide Grows To Six Games With Losses At Randolph-Macon
The Lady Royals stayed close Sunday at Randolph-Macon, but still came out with two conference losses. The women, who have lost a season-high six games in a row, settle at 16-16 overall and 5-11 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

April 13, 2013
Chappell-Dick Cruises By Own School Record
EMU sent three athletes to Saturday's Mason Spring Invitational, hosted by D-I George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. The meet, fittingly loaded with D-I athletes, was a final tune-up for the trio for next week's ODAC Championships.

April 13, 2013
McDonaldson Finishes Third At Stevenson Spring Invite
EMU women's golfer Brittany McDonaldson had the best finish of her collegiate career Saturday, taking third place at the Stevenson Spring Invitational at Piney Branch Golf Club in Hampstead, MD.

April 13, 2013
Royal Skid Continues With Doubleheader Loss At VWC
Virginia Beach was no vacation spot for the Royals on Saturday, as the baseball team played an ODAC twinbill at Virginia Wesleyan. The Marlins controlled game one and then came from behind in game two to sweep the doubleheader from Eastern Mennonite.

April 13, 2013
Marlins Run Away From EMU Softball Women
The EMU softball women dropped an ODAC doubleheader at powerful Virginia Wesleyan Saturday afternoon. The Lady Royals, now 16-14 overall and 5-9 in the conference, must turn around quickly to play at Randolph-Macon Sunday.

April 10, 2013
Royals Athlete of the Week: Dan Nafziger
For our Royals Athlete of the Week, Dan Nafziger has been chosen after a stellar performance at the Liberty University Invitational on Saturday.

April 10, 2013
Eagles Pull Away From Baseball Men In ODAC Clash
After having their starting pitching staff depleted with four games over the weekend, EMU Coach Ben Spotts slated Wednesday as a “staff day” against rival Bridgewater College. The Royals kept BC off-balance for the first six innings before the Eagles took over for a 12-4 decision in Harrisonburg.

April 9, 2013
Randolph Gets By Softball Women In Harrisonburg
EMU's softball team got hits on Tuesday, but couldn't put them together, as the women left a combined 20 runners on base in a pair of ODAC losses to Randolph College.

April 13, 2013
Chappell-Dick Cruises By Own School Record
EMU sent three athletes to Saturday’s Mason Spring Invitational, hosted by D-I George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. The meet, fittingly loaded with D-I athletes, was a final tune-up for the trio for next week’s ODAC Championships.

April 6, 2013
Track Women Set Two New Records
In their final tune-up for the ODAC Outdoor Championships in two weeks, the EMU track & field teams came home from the Liberty Invitational with two new school records and a number of personal records.

April 7, 2013
Golfers Gear Up For ODAC Championships With Roanoke Invite
After sitting 10th after day one at the Roanoke College Spring Collegiate on Saturday, the EMU men's golf team struggled on Sunday, tailing to 14th place overall.

April 7, 2013
Yellow Jackets Out-Hit Baseball Men In Harrisonburg
A day after splitting a doubleheader with Guilford, the EMU baseball team tested the depth of their pitching staff with a rescheduled twinbill against Randolph-Macon. With the Yellow Jackets also having played two on Saturday, the offenses ruled the day. But it was the visiting R-MC squad which had the edge, taking a sweep from the Royals.

April 6, 2013
Royals Finish 14-13 After Win Over Thiel
The Eastern Mennonite men's volleyball team wrapped up their 2013 season Saturday, playing two matches at the CVC East Division Weekend in Langhorne, PA. The Royals opened the day with a 3-1 loss to No. 8 Juniata, before regrouping for a 3-1 win over Thiel College.

April 6, 2013
Lady Royals Come Back For Sweep At Emory & Henry
It took a late comeback, but EMU's softball women snapped a four-game skid with a pair of ODAC wins at Emory & Henry Saturday afternoon. The Lady Royals erased a 6-3 deficit in the seventh inning of game one and climbed out of an early deficit in game two to improve to 16-10 on the year.

April 6, 2013
Royals Split With Guilford To Reach 14 Wins
EMU's baseball team had the balls rolling against Guilford Saturday afternoon at home, and earned an ODAC split. The Royals now have a record of 14-15 on the season, with the 14 wins equaling their highest total since the 2002 season. The men host Randolph-Macon in another ODAC twinbill Sunday afternoon.

April 5, 2013
Royals Win Game One But Lose At Cairn In Five
The EMU volleyball men had a disappointing start to their final CVC East Weekend, dropping a 3-2 match to host Cairn. The loss eliminates the Royals from contention for a bid to the CVC Conference Tournament, which pits the top three teams from each division in a six-team bracket.

April 6, 2013
Track Women Set Two New Records
In their final tune-up for the ODAC Outdoor Championships in two weeks, the EMU track & field teams came home from the Liberty Invitational with two new school records and a number of personal records.

April 3, 2013
Royals Fall Behind Early And Drop 13-6 Decision
An early deficit was too much for the baseball team Wednesday. Despite banging out 15 hits and out-scoring Southern Virginia 6-3 over the final half of the game, the Royals lost 13-6 to the Knights in non-conference play.