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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

2011 EMU Softball stand-outs include pitcher Lisa Lee.

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

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High-School Teammates and First-Year Softball Royals Earn Impressive Atlantic Region Honors

For years they have been dominant forces on the softball diamonds on the east side of Rockingham County. This year high school teammates Molly Smith (Elkton, Va./Spotswood) and Brooke Hensley (Elkton, Va./Spotswood) stepped onto Gehman Field at Eastern Mennonite University and left equally strong impressions after just one season as EMU softball ...More

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Seven Lady Royals Named To All-ODAC Softball Teams In Record-Setting Year

In a season in which 12 team or individual school records were tied or broken, it is only fitting for the Lady Royals softball squad to land four players on the All-ODAC First Team, the most ever for the program. Junior Lisa Lee (Buckingham, Va./Buckingham County) headlines the foursome, as she was also named ...More

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Lady Royals Power Past Sweet Briar, Extend Winning Streak to 12 Games

Even a pair of rain-outs and only one doubleheader in the past eight days couldn’t cool down the red-hot Lady Royals softball squad Tuesday, as the women touched home 40 times in a pair of five-inning wins over Sweet Briar in Harrisonburg. Eastern Mennonite slammed eight homeruns and 44 hits to extend its winning streak to 12 in a row. ...More

The EMU softball squad is defending a 10-game winning streak with the help of stand-outs like Brooke Hensley.

Softball Star Brooke Hensley Takes ODAC ‘Player Of The Week’ Honors

Brooke Hensley (Elkton, Va./Spotswood) was Ms. Clutch last week for Eastern Mennonite as she helped the Lady Royals softball squad extend their winning streak to 10 games. On Monday, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference recognized her as well, naming Hensley the ODAC Player of the Week in softball. ...More