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Smith Named ODAC Pitcher of the Week

Eastern Mennonite softball pitcher Molly Smith (Elkton, VA/Spotswood) didn’t allow a run in three appearances last week.  On Monday, April 9, she was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Pitcher of the Week for her efforts. Smith threw a pair of complete game shutouts la ...More

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Lee, Jenkins Score In 2-0 Win Over Hornets

Wednesday was a pitchers’ duel to the fullest.  But visiting Shenandoah made two mistakes and EMU took advantage for a 2-0 win.  A line of thunderstorms rolled through Harrisonburg then, cancelling game two of the doubleheader. The Lady Royals got a single in the first and a pair in the second, but SU starter Brooke Over got out of the jam each time.  Lisa Lee (Buck ...More

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Crews Hits Walk-Off, Royals Split with BC

For the all the hype for Thursday’s doubleheader with rival Bridgewater College at JMU’s Veterans Memorial Park, the Lady Royals came out a little flat.  EMU dropped the opener, but came from behind in the nightcap, taking a 3-2 win with a run in the bottom of the seventh. Bridgewater 8, EMU 0 Despite being out-hit only 10-8, Eastern Mennonite couldn&# ...More

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Royals 14-2 on Season, Sweep York

EMU’s softball women got busy building another winning streak Sunday, taking apart the York (Pa.) Spartans.  The Lady Royals had 11 hits in each game of the two-game sweep. EMU 13, York 1 After a disappointing split against Mary Washington on Saturday, the women got their bats going quickly in their home opener.  ...More

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Softball Rolls, Now 9-1 on Season

The softball women picked up right where they left of today on day two of the Roanoke Valley Softball Bash, as they rolled to another pair of victories.  The Lady Royals ran their shutout streak to 21 innings before giving up a run in a 2-1 win over Ferrum, improving to 9-1 on the season. EMU 8, Old Westbury 0 – 6 innings In the day’s opener, the women too ...More

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SEASON PREVIEW: Getting Even Better?

Last spring, the EMU softball women broke 12 program individual or team records, including eight offensive marks.  Despite the loss of three starters, this year’s team could be even better. “This is potentially the best offensive team we have ever fielded at EMU,” said ninth-year Head Coach J.D. McCurdy.  “We have six returning All-ODAC athletes and some talente ...More

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Softball Picked Second in ODAC Poll

Following last year’s regular season title, the Eastern Mennonite softball team has been picked to finish second in this year’s Old Dominion Athletic Conference Preseason Poll.  The Lady Royals received two of the ten first place votes and totaled 65 points.  Virginia Wesleyan, the 2011 ODAC Tournament Champion, came in first with 77 points. The women graduated four seniors ...More

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Royals Night Celebrates Athletics

Once a year, Eastern Mennonite University gets all of its student-athletes together in one place.  Royals Night, as it is called, was on August 31 this year, as this year’s Royals and Lady Royals got an introduction for what it means to be a student-athlete at EMU. Athletic Director Dave King led the evening. “This has become a tradition that helps us get th ...More

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EMU Lands 53 On ODAC All-Academic Team

Eastern Mennonite University had 53 student-athletes named recently to the 2010-11 Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Academic Team.  All of the Royals’ programs compete in the ODAC except for men’s volleyball, which is not sponsored by the league. The full All-Academic Team eclipsed 1,000 student-athletes for the fifth consecutive year and set a new high-water mark for co ...More

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Softball Women Land Three On All-State Teams

Three Lady Royals softball players have been honored by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID), being named to the 2011 College Division All-State Teams. Lisa Lee (Buckingham, Va./Buckingham) and Jessica Sullivan (Midlothian, Va./Mancheter) were each named to the All-State First Team, while freshman Molly Sm ...More