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Junior transfer Juan Luna makes his mark, helping the Royals to a win over conference powerhouse Roanoke

“Whatever is going on in school, it doesn’t matter. Personal stuff just doesn’t matter as soon as I step on the field.  For those 90 minutes, I’m free and nobody can say anything to me.” Juan Luna (Mount Jackson, Va./Stonewall Jackson) is a junior transfer who has pro ...More

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Junior Hannah Daley preps for grad school with NSF- sponsored summer lab research on caffeine and athletes

Does caffeine provide a benefit to athletes? This deceptively simple question guided Hannah Daley’s research this summer. Daley, who is planning a career in environmental chemistry, is a junior double major in chemistry and environmental sustainability at E ...More

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Tested by multiple sclerosis, Royals honoree Amanda Williams strives for ‘no regrets’ in the classroom, on the pitch

Amanda Williams (Millsboro, De./Delmarva Christian), striker for the women’s soccer team, learned that she had multiple sclerosis last October.  Through her hardships, she has continued to put God first, and has worked h ...More

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New field hockey coach announces recruit camps, highlights strengths of legacy program

New Eastern Mennonite University field hockey Coach Ellen-Ashton (E.A.) Jackson likes players who hustle. The theme for her team this year is “small but mighty,” and that thought gets its legs in the way Jackson describes what the Royals’ biggest strength will be this fall. “Hustle,” she said.  ...More

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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. Weaver Irrigation is currently installing a system that will use non-potable sto ...More

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Royals athletics expands livestreaming of home matches to Turf Field sports

Royals athletics fans will be excited to hear that Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) will expand livestreaming of home matches to a full range of events on the Turf Field, joining the full coverage of events in University Commons. This added coverage complements the continued streaming of all home men’s and women’s basketball games, as well as men’s and women’s volleyball ...More

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Royals break All-Academic record with 100 athletes honored

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. Eastern Mennonite University broke 100 all-academic athletes for the first time in their history, while eclipsing last year ...More

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Six Royals athletes earn academic All-State status

Six EMU student-athletes have been named to the Academic All-State Team by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID).  A total of 223 student-athletes representing 38 colleges and universities in the state were recognized. Those honored from Eastern Mennonite University were: ...More

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Head softball coach J.D. McCurdy inducted into Rockingham County Baseball League Hall of Fame

J.D. McCurdy has been involved with softball far more years than he played baseball. Yet Eastern Mennonite University’s head softball coach was once a regular All-Star first baseman and clean-up hitter in the Rockingham County Baseball League (RCBL) from 1968 to 1984 ...More

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Making Royals baseball history: trio named to All-State team

Three’s company, and when it comes to Eastern Mennonite University’s all-state baseball selections, it’s also historic. A scrappy sophomore with a reliable bat was a key piece of that puzzle. Outfielder Joe Hall – a 5-foot-9, 170-pound Rustburg High School graduate ...More