2014 EMU Field Hockey News

  • SEASON RECAP: Royals Back In Playoffs
    July 27, 2015
    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.
  • EMU Breaks All-Academic Record Again, Clearing 100
    July 20, 2015
    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.
  • Derstine, Mast And Osei Get Top Awards At Honors Banquet
    May 22, 2015
    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.
  • Jackson Named New Field Hockey Coach
    May 01, 2015
    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.
  • Bechler Resigns As Field Hockey Coach
    February 03, 2015
    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.
  • Derstine Pockets One More Award
    December 19, 2014
    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.
  • Field Hockey Gets Unprecedented Five All-ODAC Honorees
    November 12, 2014
    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.
  • Hornets Prove They Can Sting EMU Twice In One Week
    November 01, 2014
    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.
  • Royals Athlete of the Week: Jenessa Derstine
    October 30, 2014
    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.
  • Field Hockey Women Lose But Win
    October 29, 2014
    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.
  • EMU Sends Three Teams Into ODAC Tourneys
    October 29, 2014
    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.
  • Women Pound Home Five Goals In Non-Conference Win
    October 25, 2014
    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.
  • BC Leaves Field Hockey Women Searching For Crucial ODAC Win
    October 23, 2014
    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.
  • R-MC Downs Field Hockey Team In ODAC Battle
    October 18, 2014
    The EMU field hockey women suffered a tough loss at home Saturday afternoon, dropping a 2-1 ODAC decision to Randolph-Macon College. The Royals are now 2-4 in conference play, sitting in seventh place and on the outside looking in for a chance at the six-team ODAC Tournament.
  • Royals Dealt Crucial Loss At Washington And Lee
    October 15, 2014
    Washington and Lee’s home turf is always a tough place to play field hockey, and the Royals were the latest victims Wednesday night, dropping a critical 4-1 decision to the Generals. The loss sends EMU to 2-3 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and from fourth into a three-way tie for fifth in the league standings.
  • Field Hockey Game Postponed To Wednesday
    October 14, 2014
    Today's field hockey game between Eastern Mennonite University and Washington and Lee University has been postponed until Wednesday. Game time will still be at 7:00pm in Lexington, Va.
  • Williams' Hat Trick Powers Field Hockey Past Virginia Wesleyan
    October 11, 2014
    Despite dominating the first 35 minutes, EMU’s field hockey women trailed 1-0 late in the half. But Camille Williams tied things up just 2:11 before the break, opening things up for a key 3-1 ODAC win over Virginia Wesleyan Saturday in Harrisonburg.
  • Royals Succumb To Late Goal On The Road
    October 08, 2014
    The EMU field hockey women suffered a tough loss at Roanoke Wednesday afternoon, dropping a 2-1 ODAC decision to the Maroons. Roanoke scored the game-winner with less than eight minutes to play, dropping the Royals to 1-2 in the conference, into a three-way tie for sixth place in the standings.
  • Hornets Have EMU's Number In 5-3 Loss
    September 30, 2014
    The EMU field hockey women couldn’t dig out of an early hole Tuesday night, falling at home to ODAC rival Lynchburg by a final of 5-3. Despite tying for their second-highest offensive output of the season, the Royals fall to 1-1 in conference play.
  • St. Mary's Powers Past Field Hockey In Second Half
    September 27, 2014
    The host Seahawks broke a scoreless halftime tie with three goals in the final 35 to knock off EMU’s field hockey women Saturday afternoon. The Royals fall to 2-8 with the non-conference loss. They prepare now to host the ODAC’s preseason favorite, Lynchburg, Tuesday in Harrisonburg.
  • Derstine Ties National Mark In 8-0 Rout Of Sweet Briar
    September 25, 2014
    Senior Jenessa Derstine tied a national record with five assists as the Eastern Mennonite field hockey women rolled over Sweet Briar 8-0 in their ODAC opener Thursday afternoon. Derstine added a goal of her own, but highlighted the day by becoming the ninth player in D-III history to record five assists in a game.
  • Field Hockey Women Rolled At Ranked Mary Washington
    September 20, 2014
    The field hockey women continued their tough non-conference schedule Saturday afternoon, playing a contest at Capital Athletic Conference power Mary Washington. The No. 19 Eagles had too much offense for Eastern Mennonite, handing the women a 7-1 loss in Fredericksburg, Va.
  • Royals Athlete of the Week: Melissa Cox
    September 18, 2014
    Timing is everything and last week Melissa Cox had perfect timing. Melissa set up two superb assists to help the field hockey team earn their first win of the season.
  • Royals Put Scare Into No. 9 Captains
    September 17, 2014
    Hosting a nationally-ranked opponent, the EMU field hockey women came out with their “A” game, scoring just over three minutes into the contest. Visiting Christopher Newport regrouped and eventually held off the Royals, though, taking a 4-3 decision.
  • Cox Assists On Both Goals As Women Get First Win
    September 13, 2014
    It was a wild first half, but the EMU field hockey women used two goals to grab the lead and their first win of 2014, 2-1 at Bethany College. The Royals return home on Wednesday to take on nationally-ranked Christopher Newport at 4:30pm.
  • Royals Stifled By Blue Jays At Home, 3-0
    September 09, 2014
    The EMU field hockey women couldn’t get around a deep Johns Hopkins team in Harrisonburg Tuesday night, falling by a final of 3-0. The Royals’ defense kept them close despite being out-shot, but they couldn’t dent the cage and are still in search of their first win of the season.
  • Field Hockey Women Drop Home Contest To York
    September 06, 2014
    The EMU field hockey team was hurt by a handful of breakdowns Saturday afternoon in a 5-0 loss to York College in Harrisonburg. The decision leaves the women still in search of their first win, as they sit at 0-4.
  • Royals Knocked Off By McDaniel On The Road
    September 03, 2014
    Scoring first doesn’t always turn into a win as the EMU field hockey team found out Wednesday. The Royals got the first goal but still found themselves on the short end of a 4-1 decision to McDaniel College.
  • Ranked Bears Roar By Field Hockey Women
    August 30, 2014
    Visiting Ursinus looked every bit as good as their No. 13 national ranking Saturday afternoon, jumping ahead of EMU and holding off the women for a 5-1 decision. The Royals fall to 0-2 after the busy opening weekend at home.
  • Late Goal Pushes Gettysburg By Field Hockey Team
    August 29, 2014
    The first and last minutes of EMU’s field hockey opener cost them today, as visiting Gettysburg snuck a 4-3 decision on the back of a goal with 11 seconds left in regulation. Eastern Mennonite falls to 0-1 to start the year as they prepare for No. 13 Ursinus on Saturday.
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