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Catcher Erik Kratz, now with the San Diego Padres, reflects on the blessings of a baseball life

Inside Goshen College’s athletics building, metal­lic “pings” pricked the air as bat-wielding kids hit — and missed — balls thrown by Goshen baseball players. Murmurs of conversation gurgled in the background. Then Erik Kratz stepped to the plate. His bat met the first pitch he saw, producing a thunderous crash that reverberated throughout the room. All other sounds seemingly ...More

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Athlete of the Week: Junior captain Scott Brigham returns to Royals volleyball stronger than ever

“I guess one way to describe him would be 100 percent. He’s a sheer competitor,” said men’s volleyball coach Dominick Porter. Porter was talking about his junior captain, Scott Brigham (Montpelier, Va./ Pa ...More

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Veterans and athletic young recruits lead men’s volleyball squad

As he enters his third season at the helm of Eastern Mennonite’s men’s volleyball team, alumnus Dominick Porter is ready for his team to make the next step – qualifying for the Continental Volleyball Conference Tournament.  The Royals have never made it to the four-team tourney.  The CVC played their first season in 2012 ...More

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Women’s soccer team recognized for ethics and sportsmanship

Eastern Mennonite University’s women’s soccer team have earned a rare award for the 2015 season, the Silver Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award.  It was awarded by the National Soccer Coaches Association of Americ ...More

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Top Ten most read news articles and editor’s picks of 2015

As Eastern Mennonite University faculty, staff and students move into the first semester of 2016, we look back at some of the top news items from 2015.  There was plenty to cover in the news this year, from the arrival of EMU Lancaster’s first ...More

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Sophomore field hockey player Emily Augsburger earns all-state second team honors

Emily Augsburger (Lancaster, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite) had a breakout effort in her sophomore season and she was rewarded  with a spot on the All-State Second Team.  The all-state teams are awarded by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID). Along with being a disru ...More

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Junior forward Juan Luna wins All-State soccer award

Junior Juan Luna (Mount Jackson, Va./Stonewall Jackson) has been named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) All-State Second Team.  It’s the first All-State award for the men’s soccer forward. Luna was a dynamic offensive force up top for the ...More

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Student accomplishments and leadership during fall semester celebrated at chapel service

A variety of student accomplishments were celebrated at Eastern Mennonite University’s annual Fall Student Recognition chapel service today [Dec. 9, 2015]. Campus Ministries Undergraduate campus minister Lana Miller began with a recognition of ...More

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December 19 basketball doubleheader will be Alumni Appreciation Day

EMU alumni are in for a pre-Christmas present this year. Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) has announced that Saturday, Dec. 19, is Alumni Appreciation Day at the basketball doubleheader in Yoder Arena.  The women play Hood College at 1 p.m. that afternoon, followed directly by the men hosting Messiah College at 3 p.m. Besides free admission for alumni, the day will feature door ...More

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Royals men’s basketball team meets D-I James Madison University for the first time since 1975

Keith Phillips was the head men’s basketball coach at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in the 1970s when Mike Fratello, an assistant coach under Lou Campanelli at nearby Madison College, wandered into the old – and very small – gymnasium in Park View to scout the Royals. “He walked in and said, ‘Where is the place for scouts and the press?’ I told him to take his pick of se ...More