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Athletics Department Announces Fall All-Academic Team

Eastern Mennonite University’s athletics department has named 90 student-athletes to its inaugural Royals All-Academic Team. Each of the honorees has achieved a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.25 at the end of the fall semester. The Royals all-academic team honors student-athletes who have successfully balanced the athletic and academic demands by achieving at le ...More

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Baseball Working Hard to Build a Championship Program

As what usually happens with a coaching change, EMU’s first-year skipper, Ben Spotts, is starting at the ground floor.  Spotts is taking a Royals program which hasn’t had a winning season since 2002, using the good pieces already in place, and implementing his style. “(I expect) a team that is fundamental in what we do, competes every time out no matter who we are play ...More

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EMU Alum Kratz Hitting Everything But “Rock-Bottom”

Erik Kratz doesn’t like the phrase, “rock-bottom.” He finds it demoralizing – even morbid – and it implies that, as he put it, that he’s been “down and out.” But he’s never truly felt that way. Not even through 10 years of toiling in the minor leagues, often getting told – either through speech or through his lack of movement up the ladder – that he wasn’t good enough. H ...More

Two EMU Alum Honored By Christopher Dock Mennonite High School

A pair of former Eastern Mennonite University athletes will be honored by their high school alma mater this fall, field hockey player Liza Heavener and baseball player Erik Kratz. Both former Royals are originally from Telford, PA, and graduates of Christopher Dock Mennonite High School.  They have been named the sch ...More

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Kratz Living the Big League Dream

Erik Kratz, a 2002 Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) graduate, has stepped up when the Philadelphia Phillies have needed him most. Kratz has filled in for starting catcher Carlos Ruiz and went 3-for-6 with a double and his fourth home run of the season over the weekend (Aug. 4-5). With Ruiz out as much as six weeks, Kratz could see increased playing time. “I’ve just b ...More

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Royals Place 61 Student-Athletes On All-Academic Team

The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has announced its All-Academic Team for the 2011-12 season, and Eastern Mennonite University saw an increase to 61 student-athletes earning a spot.  Last year 53 Royals were named to the team. Each of EMU’s sports was represented on the ODAC All-Academic Team except for men’s volleyball, which competes in the Continental Volleyball Conference.  ...More

Ben Spotts Named Head Baseball Coach at EMU

Ben Spotts Named Head Baseball Coach at EMU

EMU has announced the hiring of Ben Spotts as head baseball coach.  The Royals didn’t have to look too far… Spotts has spent the past 14 years as assistant baseball coach at Bridgewater College, just down the Route 42 corridor. He will become the tenth head baseball coach at EMU when he begins July 1, replacing interim ...More

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Banglesdorf, Rodriguez Named All-Region

After an incredible offensive season, D3baseball.com has recognized a pair of EMU baseball players to the All-South Region Team.  Beau Banglesdorf (Stafford, VA/Mountain View) earned a spot on the All-Region First Team and ...More

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EMU Wraps Up Athletic Year With Honors Banquet

Eastern Mennonite University held its Athletic Honors Banquet on April 17 in a time of reflecting upon and honoring the journeys of the Royals’ student-athletes.  Seniors Andy Richter (Perkasie, PA/Christopher Dock) and Marla Young (Fishersville, VA/Wilson Memorial) won the President’s Awards, the highest athletic award given out by EMU. ...More

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Miami Kids Give EMU Life

Courtesy Daily News Record, April 9, 2012 Justin and Chris Rodriguez get it all the time: “Are you guy’s brothers?” Naturally, two Miami kids with the same last name and the same Cuban heritage who played at the same high school and are now on the same college baseball team more than 1,000 miles away from home must be related. Nope. But they do have th ...More