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
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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
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 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 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 16, 2015
Men's Volleyball Match With Bluefield Postponed To March 13
Tuesday's men's volleyball match with Bluefield College has been postponed because of the Winter Storm Octavia. The non-conference match has been moved to Friday, March 13, at 6:30pm.
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 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 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.
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
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 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
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 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.
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.
June 17, 2014
SEASON REVIEW: Men's Volleyball Has Record-Tying Win Streak
It was a year of ups and downs for the EMU men’s volleyball team. The Royals tied a program record with a six-match winning streak, but were also hampered by injuries which frustrated their efforts to make the Continental Volleyball Conference Tournament for the first time.
June 10, 2014
Pair Of Volleyball Men Honored For Academic Work
Two EMU men’s volleyball players have been named to the 2014 Academic All-Conference Team by the Continental Volleyball Conference. A record high 67 student-athletes from around the CVC were given the academic honor.
April 4, 2014
Royals Athlete of the Week: Scott Brigham
Freshman Scott Brigham had no problem finding his rhythm after missing 14 matches due to a back injury and earned a spot as this week’s Royals Athlete of the Week.
April 2, 2014
Royals Close Year With Sweep Of Marymount
Playing fully healthy made a big difference for the EMU volleyball men Wednesday night, as they ended the year with a 3-0 sweep of Marymount University in Harrisonburg. The Royals fielded their full lineup for the first time since Feb. 9 and swept a Saints team who had beaten them in five games less than a month ago.
March 29, 2014
Volleyball Men Drop Two At Tri-Match
The EMU volleyball men wrapped up their final road trip of the year with a pair of losses Saturday afternoon in Langhorne, Pa. The Royals dropped a four-set decision to host Cairn University before losing in three to No. 8 Stevens.
March 28, 2014
No. 15 Stevenson Gets By EMU, 3-1
In their final road trip of the year, the EMU volleyball men started out with a 3-1 loss at No. 15 Stevenson University Friday night in Owings Mills, Md. The Royals play two more matches on Saturday at a tri-match hosted by Cairn in Langhorne, Pa.
March 22, 2014
Tomcats Knock EMU From Playoff Picture
The EMU volleyball men suffered a 3-0 setback to Thiel College at home Saturday afternoon, and were eliminated from contention for a playoff spot in the process. The Royals fall to 1-6 in the CVC East and are now four games behind third-place Thiel with just three conference matches left.
March 21, 2014
No. 1 Juniata Holds Off EMU In CVC Match
The EMU volleyball men faced a tall task Friday night if they wanted to set a new program record for wins a row, as they hosted the nation’s No. 1 team, Juniata College. The Royals took a game from JC, but still suffered a 3-1 loss.
March 18, 2014
Royals Sweep LBC To Tie Program Record
The Royals swept Lancaster Bible College on the road Tuesday night, improving to 11-9 while winning their sixth straight match. It’s the longest winning streak for the EMU volleyball men since a six-match string in 2007, and is likely the longest winning streak in program history.
March 13, 2014
CVC Announces Split As Teams Continue To Join
With the continued growth of men's volleyball at the NCAA Division III level, the Continental Volleyball Conference has recently approved a motion that will add a three new programs while splitting into two separate single sport conferences.
March 7, 2014
Volleyball Men Steam Through York Invitational To Claim Championship
The EMU volleyball men have caught fire, winning all four of their matches at this weekend’s York College Men’s Volleyball Invitational in Jamaica, N.Y. The Royals took three victories in straight sets to claim the invitational’s title over Lasell based on tie-breakers.
March 6, 2014
CCNY No Match For EMU Volleyball Men
The Royals got a much needed win Thursday night, rolling over the City College of New York on the road, 3-1. EMU’s volleyball men have now won two of their last three since snapping a five-game losing skid last Saturday.
March 5, 2014
Marymount Takes Final Two To Hand EMU Tough CVC Loss
Needing a win to keep pace in the CVC standings, the Eastern Mennonite volleyball men came up just short Wednesday night at Marymount. The Royals took a 2-1 lead, but watched the Saints battle back for a critical five-set decision.
March 1, 2014
Win Over Cairn Snaps Five-Game Skid For Men
The EMU volleyball picked up a crucial win Saturday afternoon, sweeping Cairn University in Harrisonburg. The Royals broke a five-game losing streak with the decision, and also earned their first Continental Volleyball Conference decision of the season.
February 28, 2014
Volleyball Men Lose To Stevenson After Taking 2-0 Lead
Despite a strong start, the EMU men’s volleyball team ran out of steam in a five-set loss to No. 14 Stevenson University Friday night in Harrisonburg. The Royals won the first two games but couldn’t close out in suffering their fifth straight loss.
February 22, 2014
Skid Continues For Volleyball Men
The EMU volleyball men wrapped up a disappointing road trip on Saturday, dropping matches to Thiel and Mount St. Joseph in Greenville, Pa. On a four-game losing skid, the Royals slip to 4-7 overall and 0-2 in the Continental Volleyball Conference.
February 21, 2014
Volleyball Drops CVC Opener To No. 3 Juniata
Nationally-ranked Juniata was just too much for the EMU volleyball men Friday night, as the Royals dropped a straight sets decision to the Eagles in Huntingdon, Pa.
February 18, 2014
Royals Athlete of the Week: Quentin Moore
Junior transfer Quentin Moore is off to a good start in keeping EMU's tradition alive of maintaining a strong men's volleyball program.
February 9, 2014
EMU Loses On Day Two Of CVC Weekend
After winning the first two games of the Continental Volleyball Conference Crossover Weekend in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Eastern Mennonite men’s volleyball team lost its final game of the weekend to No. 10 ranked Carthage 3-0 on Sunday morning. The loss brought their weekend tally to 2-1 and overall record to 4-4.
February 8, 2014
EMU Wins Two On Opening Day At CVC Weekend
The EMU volleyball men had a good day in Cincinnati, Ohio as they won twice in the CVC Crossover Weekend. The Weekend features all 12 Continental Volleyball Conference teams and allows teams from the East Division to face three West Division teams between two days. EMU was slated Saturday against the Fontbonne University Griffins and the Milwaukee School of Engineering Raiders. The Royals beat the Griffins 3-0 and the Raiders 3-2.
February 4, 2014
Royals Roll Over Chargers In Non-Conference Sweep
The EMU volleyball men picked up a non-conference sweep Tuesday night, rolling over Lancaster Bible College 3-0. The Royals improve to 2-3 with the decision as they get ready for their first weekend tournament of the year. The men play three matches this Saturday and Sunday at the CVC Crossover Weekend in Cincinnati, Ohio.
February 1, 2014
Royals Drop Pair To Tough Competition
The EMU volleyball played two matches in Hoboken, NJ, on Saturday and dropped both, falling to a nationally-ranked D-III team and a D-I squad. The Royals slip to 1-3 overall and return home on Tuesday to host Lancaster Bible College at 6:00pm.
January 25, 2014
Volleyball Royals Open Year With Split Against Coker
The EMU volleyball men opened their 2014 season on Saturday, splitting a doubleheader with D-II Coker College. The Royals won the first match between the two, giving Coach Dominick Porter a win in his first outing, before falling to the Cobras in the nightcap.
January 23, 2014
Young Royals Looking To Take New Step
Last spring, the EMU volleyball men finished with a record over .500 for the first time in five years. To earn a winning mark again in 2014, the Royals will need to rely on new players, as they graduated five starters.
January 8, 2014
Volleyball Men Picked Sixth In CVC Poll
The Eastern Mennonite University men’s volleyball team has been tabbed sixth in the Continental Volleyball Conference Preseason poll. The Royals play in the CVC East, which landed five teams in the top six of the preseason poll.
September 13, 2013
EMU Adds Video Webcasts On Turf Field
The EMU Sports Information Department is pleased to announce the addition of a video webcast of select events on the Turf Field this fall, starting with the men’s soccer clash between the Royals and Virginia Wesleyan Saturday night at 7:00pm.
August 1, 2013
Recent Pro Porter Takes Over Men's Volleyball Program
Eastern Mennonite University announces Dominick Porter as its new head men’s volleyball coach. Porter, a 2007 graduate of the EMU program, will be the eighth head coach in the 24 seasons since men’s volleyball started in 1991.
July 25, 2013
Volleyball Men Earn CVC Academic Honors
Four men from the EMU men’s volleyball team have been named to the 2013 CVC Academic All-Conference.
June 27, 2013
2012-13 Record Books Updated
With the 2012-13 EMU athletic seasons officially in the books, it seems a good time to take a look at those books - the record books. Each sport's record book (linked below), which includes historical win/loss records, statistical records and other program information, is also linked on the team home page.
April 6, 2013
Royals Finish 14-13 After Win Over Thiel
The Eastern Mennonite men's volleyball team wrapped up their 2013 season Saturday, playing two matches at the CVC East Division Weekend in Langhorne, PA. The Royals opened the day with a 3-1 loss to No. 8 Juniata, before regrouping for a 3-1 win over Thiel College.
April 5, 2013
Royals Win Game One But Lose At Cairn In Five
The EMU volleyball men had a disappointing start to their final CVC East Weekend, dropping a 3-2 match to host Cairn. The loss eliminates the Royals from contention for a bid to the CVC Conference Tournament, which pits the top three teams from each division in a six-team bracket.
April 3, 2013
Royals Push Ranked Stevenson To The Limit
The Royals had No. 9 Stevenson on the ropes Wednesday night in Harrisonburg, but the EMU men couldn't finish them off and suffered a disappointing 3-2 loss. The decision leaves Eastern Mennonite in last place in CVC East play, giving them a tall task as they try to earn their first CVC Tournament bid.
March 23, 2013
Royals Topple Penn-State Altoona To Snap Skid
The EMU volleyball men earned a split Saturday on day two of the Stevenson Tournament, falling to nationally-ranked New Paltz State of NY before battling over Penn-State Altoona.
March 22, 2013
Ranked Stevenson Takes Down Volleyball Men
Ten days ago, the EMU volleyball men pushed No. 9 Stevenson to the limit before falling 3-2 on the road. In Friday night’s rematch, the Mustangs made quick work of Eastern Mennonite, handing the Royals a 3-0 loss.
March 12, 2013
Royals Just Miss Upset Of Stevenson On The Road
In need of a big win, the Royals nearly got it on the road Tuesday night, forcing No. 10 Stevenson to five games before falling 3-2. EMU won games three and four to extend the contest before the Mustangs snuck away with the win.
March 9, 2013
Royals Drop Two And Fall To 1-2 In CVC East
The Royals had a disappointing end to their hosting of the CVC East Division Weekend, dropping a pair of matches on Saturday. The men are now 1-2 in the jumbled CVC East, tied with Cairn. Juniata and Thiel are each 2-1, while Stevenson sits in the middle at 1-1.
March 8, 2013
Middles Lead The Way To 3-2 CVC Win Over Cairn
It took extra points, but the Royals completed a big comeback Friday night, winning the final three games to take a 3-2 victory from Cairn in men’s volleyball action. Eastern Mennonite improves to 1-0 in conference play, and will continue with two more matches on Saturday as part of hosting the CVC East Division Weekend.
March 2, 2013
Split At Cairn Tri-Match Puts EMU At 11-5
EMU’s volleyball men picked up a split on Saturday at a tri-match hosted by Cairn. The Royals took down the host Highlanders before getting swept by SUNY New Paltz.
February 23, 2013
D-II Trojans Take Down Volleyball Men
After a pair of wins on Friday, the EMU volleyball men couldn’t slow down D-II Mount Olive College, dropping a 3-0 decision to the Trojans.
February 22, 2013
Wins Over Coker And Rust Push EMU To 10-3
The Eastern Mennonite men’s volleyball team picked up a pair of impressive wins Friday, topping both Coker and Rust at a tri-match hosted by Coker in Hartsville, SC. The Royals improve to 10-3 with the wins.
February 19, 2013
Royals Athlete of the Week: John Barry
Senior John Barry has been chosen for our Royals Athlete of the Week for the week of Feb. 11-17. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Barry has made himself a home at EMU and has been a standout setter for the Royals.
February 16, 2013
Royals Take Down Rutgers-Newark At Home, 3-1
Eastern Mennonite’s volleyball men picked up a solid win Saturday in Harrisonburg, taking down Rutgers-Newark in four games. The Scarlet Raiders are in the process of switching their program from D-I to D-III.
February 10, 2013
Thiel Drops Royals For Second Time
For the second time in two weeks, Thiel College has taken a 3-0 sweep from the Eastern Mennonite volleyball men. The Tomcats took down EMU Sunday in Greenville, PA, at the CVC Crossover Tournament, two weeks after winning in the same gym at the Thiel Crossover Tournament.
February 9, 2013
Royals Grab Another Pair of 3-0 Sweeps
The EMU men’s volleyball team is off to a 7-2 start to the season after two more sweeps today. The Royals have a four-match winning streak after taking down both Fontbonne and Cazenovia at the CVC Crossover Tournament in Greenville, PA.
February 2, 2013
Royals Improve to 5-2 After Home Sweeps
The Eastern Mennonite men’s volleyball team picked up a pair of sweeps at their home opener on Saturday, taking down Lancaster Bible and Gallaudet by 3-0 scores.
January 30, 2013
Royals Reschedule Tri-Match For Saturday
Now that the dust has settled, it looks like EMU will have a tri-match on Saturday after all. The volleyball men originally were slated to host both Thiel College and Gallaudet University, but will now host Lancaster Bible College along with Gallaudet.
January 26, 2013
Volleyball Men Go 2-2 At Thiel Crossover
After opening the season with a win on Tuesday, the EMU men’s volleyball team hit the road for Greenville, PA, over the weekend, playing four matches at the Thiel Crossover Tournament. The Royals split both of their matches each day to come home with a 3-2 mark on the season.
January 22, 2013
Men Stampede Gallaudet To Open Season, 3-0
The Eastern Mennonite volleyball men had a successful start to the 2013 season Tuesday night, taking down Gallaudet 3-0 on the road. The Bison, in their first match since restarting their men’s volleyball program, were no match for EMU.
January 17, 2013
SEASON PREVIEW: Volleyball Men Hoping To Ride Experience
There will be a lot of familiar faces on the court for the EMU men’s volleyball team this year, as they return five starters. But one significant face off the court will be new, as the Royals are under the guidance of first-year head coach Gary Moore.
January 9, 2013
Royals Given Room To Surprise In CVC Poll
The Eastern Mennonite University men’s volleyball team has been picked to finish seventh in this year’s Continental Volleyball Conference Preseason Poll.
November 27, 2012
Royals Land Three On CVC All-Academic Team
Three EMU men’s volleyball players have been named to the inaugural Continental Volleyball Conference All-Academic Team. Student-athletes competing in the CVC must maintain a grade point average of 3.30 or higher for the current academic year to be eligible for the honor.
September 17, 2012
Gary Moore Tabbed To Run Men's Volleyball Program
Eastern Mennonite University has announced the hiring of Gary Moore as its next head men’s volleyball coach. Moore becomes the seventh head mentor of the men’s program, which was started in 1991.
April 13, 2012
Prock Picks Up All-Division Award
Senior Nolan Prock picked up a unique honor, as he has been named to the first ever CVC All-East Division Team. This year was the inaugural season of the Continental Volleyball Conference.
April 4, 2012
Stevenson Knocks EMU From Tournament Berth
Facing a “win-and-you’re-in” situation Wednesday night at Stevenson, the Eastern Mennonite volleyball men came up just a few points shy. The Royals dropped three straight matches, falling each time by a slim 25-22 score.
March 31, 2012
EMU Finishes 2-1 At CVC Weekend And Stands In Third
After Friday’s important win over Thiel, the EMU volleyball men held serve Saturday at the CVC Weekend, taking a win over PBU before falling to No. 4 Juniata. The Royals wrap up their regular season Wednesday night at Stevenson. A win against the Mustangs would assure the men a top three spot in the East Division and berth in the inaugural CVC Tournament.
March 30, 2012
Royals Open Weekend With Key Win Over Thiel
The Royals started off their second CVC Weekend in a big way Friday night, taking a key 3-1 victory from Thiel College. The men get Philadelphia Biblical followed by No. 4 Juniata tomorrow.
March 17, 2012
Royals Sweep Fontbonne To Finish Wisconsin Invitational
The Eastern Mennonite men’s volleyball team earned a split on day two of the Wisconsin Invitational, playing two matches in Milwaukee, WI. The Royals opened by falling to No. 8 Nazareth, their third straight contest against a highly ranked opponent. EMU then ended their Midwest trip with a 3-0 sweep of Fontbonne.
March 16, 2012
Volleyball Men Fall To Two Ranked Opponents In Wisconsin
The Eastern Mennonite men’s volleyball team opened up their two-day play at the Wisconsin Invitational Friday afternoon, dropping a pair of matches to No. 3 Carthage and No. 5 New York University.
March 10, 2012
Volleyball Men Sweep Ramapo To Split Tri-Match
By the end of the day, the Eastern Mennonite men’s volleyball team was looking as good as it had all year. The Royals split their tri-match hosted by Philadelphia Biblical University on Saturday, falling to their hosts in four before sweeping Ramapo, a team which had been getting votes in the national poll.
March 3, 2012
Royals Close CVC Weekend With Sweep Of PBU
The Royals continued their play at a Continental Volleyball Conference weekend in Owings Mills, MD, on Saturday. The men split with Juniata and Philadelphia Biblical, coming home with a 7-8 record overall record.
March 2, 2012
Men Within Points But Fall To Thiel
Getting close but not close enough, the Royals came up short in a 3-0 decision against Thiel Friday evening to open up their first-ever Continental Volleyball Conference weekend. EMU was out-scored by an average of three points per game to slip to 0-2 in CVC play.
February 29, 2012
Royals Come Up Short On Senior Night
The Eastern Mennonite volleyball men hosted Stevenson Wednesday night in the Continental Volleyball Conference opener for both teams. The Royals seemed a bit out of sync most of the evening, dropping a 3-0 decision on Senior Night.
February 18, 2012
Volleyball Royals Sweep Pair From Rust College
Saturday’s tri-match didn’t look exactly like it was supposed to, but the Royals still got to play two matches, winning both against Rust College.
February 11, 2012
EMU Splits Home Tri-Match
The Eastern Mennonite men’s volleyball team doesn’t have a lot of home contests this season, but on Saturday they gave the home fans a lot to watch, hosting a tri-match. The men went 1-1 on the day, with both four-set matches showing some fantastic play.
February 8, 2012
Royals Move Start Times To 10:00AM
The Eastern Mennonite men's volleyball team has moved the start times of each of its upcoming home tri-matches to 10:00am.
February 5, 2012
Volleyball Men Finish 2-2 At AVI Invitational
After knocking off one nationally ranked opponent on Saturday, the Royals failed to equal the fete on Sunday. Despite heading home with a 2-2 overall record from the Thiel College AVI Invitational, the volleyball men proved they could play with the best teams in the nation.
February 4, 2012
Royals Impressive With Two Wins At AVI Invitational
The EMU men’s volleyball team had a successful entry into D-III play this season, impressively sweeping a pair of contests Saturday at the Thiel College AVI Invitational in Greenville, PA. The Royals play two more matches on Sunday.
January 21, 2012
Royals Get By Alumni In Annual Exhibition
The EMU volleyball men hosted their annual alumni match Saturday morning. Aside from the exciting match, fans enjoyed seeing a number of past Royals back on the court. The current Royals won 3-1.
January 14, 2012
Royals Split Final Day At MOC Volleyball Festival
The Eastern Mennonite men’s volleyball team wrapped up day two of its season-opening weekend at the Mount Olive College Volleyball Festival on Saturday, earning a split against two D-II opponents.
January 13, 2012
Royals Hit Well In Opener But Fall In Four
The Eastern Mennonite men's volleyball team opened up its 2012 season with a loss to D-II Quincy Friday at the Mount Olive College Volleyball Festival. The Hawks won in four games in the season-opener for both teams.
January 12, 2012
SEASON PREVIEW: Volleyball Men Returning For A New Look
For the first time in a couple of years, experience may be a strength for the Eastern Mennonite men’s volleyball team. They will need it, with the Royals joining a new conference full of perennial powers.
January 3, 2012
Volleyball Men Picked 8th In New Conference
The EMU volleyball men have been tabbed eighth in the inaugural Continental Volleyball Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll.
November 28, 2011
Alum Derek King Takes Interim Position With Men's Volleyball
Eastern Mennonite University has announced the hiring of Derek King as interim men’s volleyball coach.
August 1, 2011
Royals Land Trio To Men's Volleyball Squad
After graduating just one senior, the Eastern Mennonite men's volleyball team will add a handful of new faces this year. The three-person recruiting class for the Royals, who finished 11-17 last spring, was announced today.
July 15, 2011
Benson Steps Down As Men's And Women's Volleyball Coach
Eastern Mennonite University has announced the resignation of Steve Benson, head coach of the men's and women's volleyball programs, effective at the end of July. Benson, who just finished his sixth season at EMU, has accepted a position as the Event Manager for the Florida Region of USA Volleyball.
April 27, 2011
Men's Volleyball Joins Continental Volleyball Conference
The Royals men's volleyball program will have a new conference in 2012. Gary Williams, Associate Athletic Director of Carthage College announced the forming of the Continental Volleyball Conference (CVC), a nation-wide men's volleyball conference with ten NCAA Division III Institutions focused on academic and athletic excellence. Williams will serve as the conference's first commissioner.
April 5, 2011
Coto Takes All-Conference Second Team Honors
Eastern Mennonite's Frankie Coto was honored over the weekend in his final season. Coto was named to the North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) All-Conference Second Team.
April 1, 2011
Coto, Moise And Garber Earn Postseason Awards
The Eastern Mennonite men's volleyball team landed a handful of members on postseason teams in the North Eastern Collegiate Volleyball Association. Two Royals were named to All-Metro Division teams while a third earned a spot on the NECVA All-Academic Team.
March 26, 2011
Coto Leads The Way On Senior Day
When Frankie Coto (Miami, Fl./Southwest Miami) graduates from Eastern Mennonite later this spring, he will leave with his name peppered throughout the men's volleyball record books. On his final regular season match Saturday in Harrisonburg, Coto was content to slam 14 kills without an error and lead his Royals to a 3-0 win over New Jersey City.
March 24, 2011
Tornado Tosses Royals In Three Straight Games
With the regular season nearing a close, the Eastern Mennonite men's volleyball team stepped out of conference play and hosted King College Thursday night in Harrisonburg. The D-II Tornado had beaten the men three weeks earlier on a neutral court and turned the trick once again, handing the Royals a 3-0 loss.
March 20, 2011
Royals Take First Game But Fall In Four To D'Youville
After splitting two matches on Saturday, the Eastern Mennonite men's volleyball team stayed in Buffalo, NY, for one more contest Sunday afternoon. The Royals locked up with D'Youville and, despite winning the first game, fell in a tough four-match decision to the Spartans.
March 19, 2011
Royals Split Two Matches In Buffalo
After a two week layoff, the Eastern Mennonite men's volleyball team made the trek to Buffalo, NY, for a weekend of important action as the men fight for an at-large bid to the upcoming NECVA Tournament. The Royals played a pair Saturday afternoon at Medaille College, splitting with Hilbert and the host Mavericks.
March 9, 2011
Moise Named Metro Player Of The Week For Second Time
Eastern Mennonite sophomore Chris Moise is having a breakout season, averaging a team best 3.16 kills per set. For the second time, NECVA Metro coaches have recognized his play, naming him Metro Player of the Week for matches played Feb. 28 - Mar. 6. Moise was also named Tri-Player of the Week three weeks ago.
March 4, 2011
Royals Suffer Sweeps At Tri-Match Hosted By Lees-McRae
Heading into spring break, the Eastern Mennonite men's volleyball team travelled to Banner Elk, North Carolina, for a tri-match. Host Lees-McRae topped the Royals in three games before King College also took a sweep. EMU is now off for more than two weeks with the men's next match on Saturday, March 19.
March 2, 2011
Big Runs Help Men Top Chargers And Break Skid
Coming in a five-match losing streak, the Royals knew they needed a solid performance to top Lancaster Bible. After dropping the first set, the men came together and got a number of strong efforts from different areas of the court to take over and win 3-1 in the NECVA Metro contest.
February 26, 2011
Volleyball Men Drop Tough Four-Game Contest To Ramapo
Last time EMU met up with Ramapo, they were playing without middle John Grove and lost 3-0, with two games decided by two points each. Saturday night, with Grove back in the lineup, Eastern Mennonite hosted the Roadrunners in Harrisonburg. It was another tight match, with the Royals falling in four, including three games decided by the two-point minimum.
February 24, 2011
Start Time Of Volleyball Match Moved To 6:00pm
The start time of the Eastern Mennonite men's volleyball match against Ramapo for this Saturday has been moved ahead one hour. The contest will now start at 6:00pm.
February 23, 2011
Coto Breaks Career Blocks Record But Royals Lose In Four
Frankie Coto broke the Career Blocks record, but Stevenson broke a losing skid against Eastern Mennonite. The host Mustangs beat EMU for the first time ever Thursday night, taking down the Royals in four games.
February 19, 2011
Crimson Eagles Too Much For Volleyball Men In 3-0 Sweep
Anytime the Royals have Philadelphia Biblical on the schedule, they have the date circled. The two are conference rivals, often fighting for the top spot. Saturday's date in Harrisonburg was even bigger than normal, as the Crimson Eagles were just two matches removed from an upset of No. 1 Springfield. Eastern Mennonite had the momentum for most of game one before losing the set and eventually the match, 3-0.
February 17, 2011
Moise Named NECVA Metro Tri-Player Of The Week
For the first time in league history, three different players finished in a tie for NECVA Metro Player of the Week. Eastern Mennonite sophomore outside hitter Chris Moise was one of those three as he earned a NECVA award for the first time in his career.
February 17, 2011
Ramapo Hands Royals NECVA Loss With 3-0 Sweep
Playing without a starting middle can really change the dynamic of a team, and Eastern Mennonite hit that problem Thursday night in Mahwah, NJ. With 6-7 sophomore John Grove out for the match the Royals struggled to get their attack in order in a 3-0 loss to Metro rival Ramapo.
February 13, 2011
Royal Men Top Host Endicott But Fall To Vassar
After taking second in their pool on Saturday, the EMU men's volleyball team wrapped up the Endicott Invitational Sunday in Beverly, Mass. The Royals got past the host team in a five-game thriller in the morning before dropping a 3-0 decision to Vassar.
February 12, 2011
Volleyball Men Take Second In Pool Play At Endicott
The Eastern Mennonite men's volleyball team opened up play at the Endicott Invitational in Beverly, Mass., with pool play Saturday afternoon. The Royals earned the second-place spot from their pool, splitting with Hilbert and No. 7 MIT. They will wrap up Sunday with two more matches.
February 9, 2011
Royals Come Up Points Short Against Mount Olive
The Eastern Mennonite men's volleyball team hosted powerful D-II foe Mount Olive Wednesday in Harrisonburg. The Royals stayed close to their visitors all night but could never get past them when it mattered and dropped a 3-0 decision.
February 5, 2011
Winning Streak Stopped In Four-Game Loss At PBU
After starting the NECVA Metro slate 5-0, Eastern Mennonite's men's volleyball team had a big date Saturday night, playing at No. 8 Philadelphia Biblical in Langhorne, Pa. Riding a four-match winning streak, the Royals won the first set before falling in four.
February 3, 2011
Volleyball Men Note Changes To Schedule
The Eastern Mennonite men's volleyball team has announced some changes to its schedule. The start time of the home date with New Jersey City on March 26 has been moved to 2:00pm. The schedule for next weekend's tournament at Endicott College in Beverly, Mass., has also been released.
February 2, 2011
Royals Get Key 3-1 Win Over Stevenson At Home
Faced with an upstart team trying for its second big win in a row, the Eastern Mennonite men's volleyball team responded to the challenge. For a time, the Royals played their best volleyball of the year before gritting out the finish in a 3-1 win over NECVA Metro foe Stevenson.
January 30, 2011
Win Over Gothic Knights Puts Royals Over .500 For First Time
The Royals now have a three-match winning streak after a weekend sweep in New Jersey. The volleyball men played a pair on the road this weekend against new divisional opponents, and with Sunday's 3-1 win at New Jersey City, Eastern Mennonite is now 5-4 on the season and 4-0 in NECVA play.
January 29, 2011
Royals Take Momentum In First Game And Earn Sweep
The Eastern Mennonite men's volleyball team started its weekend road swing through New Jersey Saturday morning, taking on new NECVA opponent Kean University. The Royals had beaten Kean just a week earlier in Harrisonburg, and did the trick again on the road, taking a 3-0 sweep.
January 27, 2011
Volleyball Men Roll Over Lancaster Bible, 3-0
The Eastern Mennonite men's volleyball team hosted Lancaster Bible College Thursday night in Harrisonburg and the Royals made quick work of their NECVA Metro Division rivals in a 3-0 sweep. EMU moves to 2-0 in Metro play as they kick off a string of five straight conference matches.
January 25, 2011
Royals Swept In Non-Conference Match At Mount Olive
The Eastern Mennonite men's volleyball team made the trek to Mount Olive, NC, Tuesday for a non-conference match with the Mount Olive Trojans. The Royals seemed to be just a few points behind the whole night as the defending Conference Carolinas team swept EMU, 3-0.
January 22, 2011
Day Two Of The Classic Turns Into Another Split
Day two of the Hampton Inn & Sleep Inn EMU D-II/D-III Classic continued Saturday in Harrisonburg and the Royals walked away with another second respectable split. Eastern Mennonite took a win from Kean to start play before bowing out in four against Pfeiffer late in the day.
January 21, 2011
Royals Open D-II/D-III Classic With Sweep And Close Loss
The men's volleyball team opened played up Friday afternoon as they hosted the Hampton Inn & Sleep Inn EMU D-II/D-III Classic. With eight teams playing 16 matches over the two days, the Royals wasted no time getting started on the right foot taking a sweep from the City College of New York, before coming up short in a thriller against Limestone, 3-2. Play continues on Saturday.
January 20, 2011
Volleyball Men Host Eight-Team, Two-Day Classic This Weekend
With a chilly weekend in the forecast, two packed days of men's volleyball action might be the best way to stay warm. Eastern Mennonite University is hosting the eight-team Hampton Inn & Sleep Inn EMU D-II/D-III Classic this Friday and Saturday with a whopping 16 total matches to be played in Yoder Arena. Admission is free.
January 14, 2011
Royals Improve Each Game But Fall To Juniata, 3-0
The Royals had a tall task in front of them to open the 2011 season - No. 2 Juniata. The Eagles, along with their ranking from the American Volleyball Coaches Association preseason poll, entered 4-0 and with an average height of 6-4 from their starting six. After a rocky start, Eastern Mennonite improved each game but came out on the short end of a 3-0 decision.
January 13, 2011
Free Video Webcasting Extends To Men's Volleyball
Eastern Mennonite University has announced that its free video webcasts will now extend to men's volleyball for the 2011 season, which starts this Friday. The webcasts will be available in the same format that is currently used with men's and women's basketball at EMU, using a video player from New Media Television Networks, Inc.
January 10, 2011
SEASON PREVIEW: Volleyball Men React To Changes
For the Eastern Mennonite men's volleyball team, there will be some changes in 2011. With the NCAA picking up men's volleyball as a D-III varsity sport starting in the 2011-12 academic year, organizational changes are starting this season already. And with the loss of last season's top four hitters there will definitely be some changes on the court.
January 6, 2011
Volleyball Men Move Feb. 19 PBU Start Time To Noon
The Eastern Mennonite men's volleyball team has announced two changes to its upcoming schedule. The Feb. 19 contest at home with Philadelphia Biblical has been moved from a night game to 12:00pm. Also, the Alumni match scheduled for Jan. 15 has been moved to a 4:30pm start time, directly following a men's basketball game against Guilford.
December 2, 2010
Royals Announce Changes To Men's Volleyball Schedule
With the Eastern Mennonite men's volleyball season quickly approaching, Coach Steve Benson has announced a few changes to the schedule. All of the adjustments involve road contests except for an alumni match slated for Saturday, Jan. 15. The time for that annual event is being moved to the evening because of an afternoon basketball game in Yoder Arena, although the exact time is still being worked out.
November 9, 2010
Volleyball Men Announce Schedule, Host Juniata On Jan. 14 To Open
A new era is starting in men's volleyball at Eastern Mennonite University. With the NCAA announcing that it will sanction a national championship in the sport for the first time starting with the 2011-12 season, schools around the country have been scrambling for new connections this season already. The result for the Royals is a change in who they consider conference opponents. That and more will be unveiled when EMU opens its 2011 season by hosting traditional powerhouse Juniata on Jan. 14.