When Andrew Thorne was fresh from high school and needed a lifeline in August 2009, two weeks before college move-in day, basketball coach Kirby Dean threw him one.
Dean first met Thorne when he went to see a game at Skyline High School in Front Royal, Va., during Thorne’s senior year. Dean saw Thorne as a perfect fit for ...More
Despite never trailing in the first half, the Runnin Royals needed a late 8-0 run to force overtime before pulling out an 81-79 win at ODAC rival Roanoke College in Salem, Va. Ryan Yates (Alexandria, Va./T.C. Williams) hit the game-winning shot with five seconds left in OT as Eastern Mennonite impro ...More
On paper, it looks like the Runnin Royals have their work cut out for them this season. While they do have to replace three of their top four scorers, Coach Kirby Dean feels he has a deeper basketball team this year.
“Our overall numbers are down, but I think we’ll actually play more guys,” said Dean. “I think 11 or 12 of our guys are going to play minutes, so ...More
Eastern Mennonite University set a new high for student-athletes named to the annual Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Academic Team, as 80 Royals were honored. Last year EMU landed 61 on the list.
All of EMU’s ODAC-sponsored sports were represented on the All-Academic Team. Men’s volleyball competes in the Continental Volleyball Conference and is not eligible for the ODAC tea ...More
Six EMU student-athletes have been honored by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID), being named to the Academic All-State Team. A total of 221 student-athletes, representing 37 schools in the state were recognized.
Those honored from Eastern Mennonite were:
Alli Eanes ...More
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
Senior Andrew Thorne (Front Royal, VA/Skyline) grabbed an offensive rebound and R.J. Sims (Fort Washington, MD/Friendly) followed with the go-ahead jumper with 8.5 seconds left as Eastern Menno ...More
The Runnin Royals survived in overtime Wednesday night, shooting 63% from the floor in the extra session to earn a hard-fought 91-84 win over Washington and Lee. The Generals got a three pointer with seven seconds left in regulation to force OT, but EMU never trailed in the bonus time and improved to 10-4 overall.
Despite leading 40-27 at halftime, the Royals watched as Washington and ...More
The Eastern Mennonite men closed their first half of the season with a solid win Wednesday night, beating Mary Washington 79-71 in non-conference action. The Runnin’ Royals built a big lead early and then held off UMW to enter the break with an 8-4 record.
Dajon Daniel (Frederic ...More
The Eastern Mennonite men’s basketball team snapped a two-game losing skid Saturday afternoon, taking apart Maryland Bible College 112-61 at the Don Glick Classic in Bridgewater. All 16 Royals in uniform played in the contest with 14 of the men getting into the scoring column.
Dajon Daniel ...More