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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 27, 2015
Spotts Announces Baseball Prospect Day For Oct. 31
EMU baseball coach Ben Spotts has announced Prospect Day 2015, set for Saturday, Oct. 31. The day is for baseball players in grades 9-12, giving them a chance to see the campus of Eastern Mennonite University, as well as receive some instruction from Spotts, the 2015 ODAC Coach of the Year, and his coaching staff.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 19, 2015
Royals Advance To ODAC Tournament For First Time Since 2002
They’re in! The Eastern Mennonite University baseball team has officially qualified for the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament for the first since 2002. The Royals ended a 12-year drought by finishing 10-10 in the ODAC this season to clinch the No. 6 seed in the six-team tourney.

April 17, 2015
Track Men Take Four Golds And Third Place At ODAC Meet
Boosted by four gold medals and one silver, the Eastern Mennonite track men charted a third place finish at the ODAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships this weekend. The meet was hosted by Bridgewater College, with events both Friday and Saturday.

April 18, 2015
Postseason Looks Probable For Baseball After Split At VWC
It took a stressful doubleheader split, but the EMU baseball men earned an ODAC win and clinched at least a tie for sixth place in the ODAC standings. The Royals must wait until the completion of the regular season on Sunday to find out if they advance to the six-team ODAC Tournament for the first time since 2002.

April 18, 2015
Women Stand Fourth At ODACs And Win Individual Honors
Highlighted by four gold medals, the EMU track and field women earned their highest finish at the ODAC Outdoor Championships in nine year. The meet was hosted by Bridgewater College Friday and Saturday.

April 18, 2015
Women Heading Back To Tournament After Sweep Of Sweet Briar
EMU’s softball women closed the regular season with a sweep at Sweet Briar, punching a postseason ticket for the 10th straight year. The women are tied with Randolph College for seventh in the ODAC standings, but won’t find out their seeding until the official ODAC Tournament bracket is released following completion of rescheduled games on Monday.

April 16, 2015
Royals Athlete of the Week: Austin Marzullo
Austin Marzullo has shown constant improvement in his game over the past four years, lowering his ERA each season. This year he is tied for the ODAC lead in saves.

April 15, 2015
Basketball Women Grab Top State Honors
After one of the most successful years in program history, the Eastern Mennonite basketball women have been well-rewarded in today’s release of the Virginia Sports Information Directors All-State Teams. The Royals landed two players on the All-State First Team and grabbed two of the three major honors.

April 15, 2015
VaSID Puts Falk On All-State First Team
EMU men’s basketball senior David Falk finishes his collegiate career with one more award, a second consecutive spot on the Virginia Sports Information Directors All-State First Team. After taking over a starting role as a junior, Falk grabbed multiple repeat awards: All-ODAC First Team, D3hoops.com All-South Region, and now VaSID All-State.

April 15, 2015
Royals Drop Non-Conference Game At Messiah
EMU’s baseball men suffered a 7-2 loss at Messiah College Wednesday afternoon in Grantham, Pa. While the non-conference decision evens the Royals at 15-15 on the year, it doesn’t affect their ODAC positioning.

April 14, 2015
Royals Home Finale Rained Out
A season full of postponements and cancellations got one more, as the Eastern Mennonite University baseball team cancelled their home finale Tuesday afternoon against the Apprentice School. The rained out non-conference game will not be made up.

April 13, 2015
One More ODAC Weekly Honor For Chappell-Dick
Hannah Chappell-Dick seems to be making up for lost time, claiming her third ODAC Athlete of the Week award this season.

April 13, 2015
Softball's Non-Conference DH At Mary Washington Cancelled
EMU's softball doubleheader at Mary Washington has been cancelled. The set was scheduled to be played on Tuesday in Fredericksburg, Va., but with the rainy forecast the non-conference date was called off.

April 13, 2015
Golf Men Hit Final Swings Before ODAC Championships
The Royals had their final preparation for the upcoming ODAC Championships as they participated in the Glenn Heath Shipbuilders Memorial Monday at the Williamsburg National Golf Club. Because of rain in Tuesday’s forecast, the two-day event was re-formatted into a one-day tournament of 36 holes.

April 12, 2015
Senior Day Sweep Jumps EMU Into Fifth In ODAC
Showing they could play two very different games, EMU’s baseball team picked up a clutch ODAC sweep of Roanoke on Senior Day. On the backs of defense and pitching, the Royals won the opener before out-scoring the Maroons in a wild nightcap.

April 11, 2015
Royals Look Good At D-I Mason Spring Invite
EMU’s track men and women got their final tune-up for this coming weekend’s ODAC Outdoor Championships as they sent a handful of athletes to Saturday’s Mason Spring Invite. Most Royals were the only D-III participants in their events at the meet hosted by D-I George Mason University.

April 12, 2015
Softball Women Shut Down By Lynchburg
The EMU softball team ran into some tough pitching Sunday on the road, dropping a pair of 3-0 decisions at Lynchburg. The Hornets stand in third place in the ODAC while Eastern Mennonite is in eighth with two games left to play.

April 11, 2015
Softball Splits With Randolph On Senior Day
The EMU softball women split another ODAC doubleheader on Saturday. The Royals grabbed a walk-off win over visiting Randolph in the first game before losing a one-run decision in the nightcap. They also celebrated Seniors and Parents Recognition in separate ceremonies during the day.

April 11, 2015
Armstrong's Pitching Gem Keeps EMU In Middle Of Playoff Race
The Royals continue to stay in the heat of the ODAC baseball race after splitting a doubleheader with Guilford College Saturday afternoon in Harrisonburg. At 7-9 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, Eastern Mennonite is still in seventh in the league’s standings, a half game behind Lynchburg at 7-8 after the Hornets split with powerhouse Randolph-Macon.

April 9, 2015
Royals Athlete of the Week: Angelia Miller
Angelia Miller enjoys visiting home often; not necessarily her physical house 20 minutes down the road, but home as in home plate in her softball games.

April 8, 2015
Softball Women Take Tough DH Loss At R-MC
Entering the day tied with host Randolph-Macon for sixth place in the ODAC standings, EMU’s softball women dropped a pair to the Yellow Jackets in Ashland. Eastern Mennonite sits at 13-9 overall and 6-8 in the league, clinging to seventh place.

April 8, 2015
Loss At W&L Leaves Men Half Game Out Of Final Tourney Spot
The Eastern Mennonite baseball men struggled to get their offense going in a tough 2-1 loss at Washington and Lee Wednesday evening. Rain delayed the start of the game by three and a half hours, and when play finally started the first inning made the difference in the outcome.

April 7, 2015
Royals Homer In Four Straight Frames In Sweep Of Southern Virginia
Tuesday was all about offense as the EMU softball women pounded out 26 hits in a doubleheader sweep of Southern Virginia. The Royals had been scheduled to play an ODAC set at Randolph-Macon, but with rain falling in Ashland during the day, the women ended up exchanging their doubleheaders, moving SVU to today and R-MC to Wednesday.

April 7, 2015
Panthers Pounce On Baseball Men For Non-Conference Loss
From the opening batter, it was obvious visiting Ferrum was ready to play, as the leadoff batter beat out a ground ball to EMU’s second baseman. The Panthers finished with a 13-0 decision, handing Eastern Mennonite’s baseball men a non-conference loss Tuesday afternoon in Harrisonburg.

April 3, 2015
More Big Finishes As Royals Gear Up For ODACs
The Royals may have another pair of athletes heading to the NCAA National Championships this spring, as the two women who went to the national indoor meet in March both vaulted in national prominence with their races over the weekend.

April 6, 2015
Another ODAC Record Gives Chappell-Dick Another ODAC Athlete Of The Week
For the second time this semester, EMU junior Hannah Chappell-Dick broke an Old Dominion Athletic Conference record over the weekend and followed that up with an ODAC Athlete of the Week award.

April 4, 2015
Royals Continue Push For Playoffs With Win At Lynchburg
The Royals continue to pick up wins in places where there weren’t expected to. The baseball men came from behind to knock off Lynchburg in the second game of Saturday’s road doubleheader, giving Eastern Mennonite wins over four of the six teams which went to the ODAC Tournament last spring.

April 4, 2015
Volleyball Men Split At Juniata Tri-Match
EMU’s volleyball wrapped up their 2015 season Saturday afternoon in Huntingdon, Pa., splitting a tri-match hosted by nationally ranked Juniata College. The conference loss to JC eliminated the Royals from contention for the final CVC Tournament berth before the men ended the day by knocking off Hilbert College in four.

April 3, 2015
Golf Men Compete At Roanoke Invitational
The golf men were victims of the elements just as everyone else was on day two of the Roanoke Invitational. Scores ballooned across the board on Saturday as lower temperature and higher winds affected all 66 golfers.

April 3, 2015
Royals Play Well In Four-Set Loss To CVC's No. 1 Seed
With their backs against the wall, EMU’s volleyball men came out strong Friday night against powerful Rutgers-Newark. Coach Dominick Porter made a couple of changes to his lineup and the men responded by winning the first set before eventually falling in four against the No. 1 seed in next weekend’s CVC Tournament.

April 2, 2015
Royals Athlete of the Week: Kyle Armstrong
Baseball player Kyle Armstrong is a leader at the plate, in the outfield, on the mound and in the dugout.

April 1, 2015
Royals Love Henschel's Dominant Pitching Performance
EMU broke open a pitchers’ duel in the seventh inning, and starter Ryan Henschel kept on rolling as the baseball men picked up a 3-0 win against Washington and Lee Wednesday afternoon in Harrisonburg.

April 1, 2015
Miller's Six RBIs Push Royals To Mercy Win Nightcap At Shenandoah
Another doubleheader, another split. EMU’s softball women split their ODAC set at Shenandoah on Wednesday, earning their fourth split in six ODAC doubleheaders. The Royals are 11-7 overall and 6-6 in the conference as they hit a short layoff in their schedule.

April 1, 2015
Lucas Named National Hitter Of The Week
Eastern Mennonite softball player Aislinn Lucas has been named Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association National Hitter of the Week. The junior outfielder hit .722 over six games, extending her personal hitting streak to 12 games, to earn the award.

March 31, 2015
Baseball Men Again Push Ranked Hornets In Close Loss
The Royals showed again how they are a team to be reckoned with, as they hung with No. 9 Shenandoah University Tuesday afternoon in Harrisonburg. EMU’s baseball men, the best hitting team in the ODAC, rapped out nine hits against the league’s top pitching team, but also left nine men on base in a 5-3 loss.

March 31, 2015
Loss To Marymount Dents CVC Hopes
Given the chance to fight into the CVC Tournament, EMU’s volleyball men came out flat Tuesday night, getting swept by Marymount University in Arlington. The Royals were hoping to forge a three-way tie with MU and Thiel for the final two spots in the league tourney, but instead left themselves with a tall task to get into the four-team bracket.

March 30, 2015
ODAC Names McDonaldson Golfer Of The Week
Following her first collegiate win, EMU junior Brittany McDonaldson has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Golfer of the Week.

March 29, 2015
McDonaldson Pulls Away For First Collegiate Win In First Home Event
The leaders were all tied with three holes left. That’s when Brittany McDonaldson took over on her home course, winning the first-ever home tournament in the history of the Eastern Mennonite women’s golf program.

March 29, 2015
Royals Win One, Loss One In Dramatic Doubleheader With Guilford
Despite showing plenty of offense, EMU’s softball women had to settle for a split in a Sunday afternoon ODAC set against Guilford. The Royals are now 10-6 on the year, including 5-5 in the ODAC, as they prepare to play 12 of their final 14 games on the road.

March 27, 2015
Track Athletes Claim Six Golds At Jopson Invitational
Despite less than ideal weather conditions, the EMU track teams still gave some nice performances at the Jopson Invitational at Bridgewater College this weekend. The Royals concentrated their efforts to Friday’s events before the onset of Saturday’s frigid temperatures and wind.

March 28, 2015
Royals Back Above .500 After Road Sweep Of Hampden-Sydney
EMU’s baseball men plated a total of 19 runs in Saturday’s ODAC twinbill at Hampden-Sydney, earning a pair of wins. Now 10-9 on the year, the Royals are already 4-5 in the conference after finishing 6-14 in the league last spring.

March 28, 2015
Men Earn A Split On Senior Recognition Day
The Royals split their two matches on Saturday, dropping a key conference match against Marymount before ending on a high note with a sweep over Rust College. The volleyball men are now 13-7 overall and 3-6 in the CVC as they head into the final week of the regular season.

March 28, 2015
Emory & Henry Stings EMU For Two Late Losses
Playing under frigid conditions on Saturday afternoon and just hours after snow flurries had danced across the Shenandoah Valley, EMU’s softball women were further chilled as they dropped an ODAC doubleheader to visiting Emory & Henry.

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

March 25, 2015
Royals Get Hits Off No. 11 Shenandoah But Late Rally Falls Short
In a wild ODAC contest in Winchester on Wednesday, EMU’s baseball men tied nationally ranked Shenandoah with a five-run outburst in the sixth inning. SU, ranked No. 11 in the D3baseball.com poll, retook the lead and then held off a ninth-inning rally from the Royals to beat the men, 14-11.

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

March 24, 2015
Rheinheimer Named All-America Fourth Team
EMU women’s basketball player Jess Rheinheimer can now add another huge award to her shelf, as the forward was named All-America Fourth Team by D3hoops.com. She was previously named the ODAC Player of the Year, All-South Region First Team and the winner of the Jostens Award.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 16, 2015
Falk Lands On All-South Second Team
Senior David Falk has wrapped up his basketball career with a second consecutive spot on the D3hoops.com All-Region teams. Eastern Mennonite’s center was named to the All-South Region Second Team after a record-setting four years at EMU.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 6, 2015
Rheinheimer On Team Of The Week, Named National POTW
Jess Rheinheimer has earned her second spot on the D3hoops.com Team of the Week and now also been named the National Player of the Week by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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