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Goertzen is EMU’s Featured Student-Athlete

Name: Jessica Goertzen Year: Junior Sport: Women’s Volleyball Hometown/High School: Goessel, KS/Goessel Specs: ODAC All-Academic Team (2010-11), ODAC All-Academic Team (2011-12).  Playe ...More

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Offense Looks Good In 3-1 Homecoming Win

The EMU volleyball women have been playing well the last couple of weeks but have only had a number of tough losses to show for it.  Saturday at Homecoming, the Lady Royals finally got the win, topping Lancaster Bible College, 3-1. Going into the match with the Chargers, the women had lost four straight contests in which they had won at least one game.  The Lady Royals used an 11-2 run ...More

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Royals Place 61 Student-Athletes On All-Academic Team

The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has announced its All-Academic Team for the 2011-12 season, and Eastern Mennonite University saw an increase to 61 student-athletes earning a spot.  Last year 53 Royals were named to the team. Each of EMU’s sports was represented on the ODAC All-Academic Team except for men’s volleyball, which competes in the Continental Volleyball Conference.  ...More

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Volleyball Women Get Top Opponents At Home In 2012

Eastern Mennonite released its 2012 women’s volleyball schedule today, and the Lady Royals will get the benefit of playing their top opponents in Harrisonburg this year. The women have 11 home matches on their 24-match slate, including hosting tradition ODAC powers Washington and Lee and Randolph-Macon.  EMU welcomes in the Generals for the home opener on Sept. 11, and takes on th ...More

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Tyson To Head Women’s Volleyball

Eastern Mennonite University has announced the hiring of Jeff Tyson as head women’s volleyball coach.  Tyson comes to EMU from Marion, IN, when he has been heavily involved in the region’s volleyball scene, including four years as an assistant coach at Indiana Wesleyan University. He will become the EMU program’s ninth hea ...More

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EMU Wraps Up Athletic Year With Honors Banquet

Eastern Mennonite University held its Athletic Honors Banquet on April 17 in a time of reflecting upon and honoring the journeys of the Royals’ student-athletes.  Seniors Andy Richter (Perkasie, PA/Christopher Dock) and Marla Young (Fishersville, VA/Wilson Memorial) won the President’s Awards, the highest athletic award given out by EMU. ...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

Reznik takes over as interim head coach of women’s volleyball

Eastern Mennonite University has announced the hiring of Lauren Reznik as interim women’s volleyball coach. Reznik not only brings knowledge of volleyball, but also of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, as she was an assistant at Bridgewater College in 2010 and recently played four years for Roanoke College.She immediately takes over EMU’s women’s volleyball program ...More

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Benson Steps Down as EMU Men’s and Women’s Volleyball Coach

Eastern Mennonite University has announced the resignation of Steve Benson, head coach of the men’s and women’s volleyball programs, effective at the end of July. Benson, who just finished his sixth season at EMU, has accepted a position as the Event Manager for the Florida Region of USA Volleyball. In the 2005-06 season, Benson took over as Eastern Mennonite’s first co ...More