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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


Runner, leader, speaker, writer: senior Jolee Paden considers the future

Whether you’re playing soccer, cross-country, tennis or golf, a strong core is key. There’s no avoiding it: athletes of all kinds have to work their abs. ABS is a convenient acronym, then, for the weekly Athlete Bible Study that’s begun meeting over lunch on the Eastern Mennonite University campus this semester – and just one manifestation of senior cross-country runner Jolee Pad ...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


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


EA Jackson named new field hockey coach

Eastern Mennonite University has announced the hiring of Ellen-Ashton (E.A.) Jackson as the school’s new head field hockey coach.  Jackson becomes the 13th head coach entering the 45th season of field hockey as a varsity sport at EMU. Most recently, she has been the head coach at Albemarle High School in Charlottesville, Va., for five ...More


Coach Jason Lewkowicz pursues excellence to the glory of God with his track and cross country athletes

It was, he’ll tell you, something of a crazy decision to come to Eastern Mennonite University. Jason Lewkowicz and his family were settled and happy in Hannibal, Missouri, where he’d spent three years building the first track and field program at Hannibal-LaGrange University. The year before he came, those programs at EMU were hanging on by a thread. The men’s cross country team ha ...More


Erickson tabbed as new Women’s Soccer coach

Eastern Mennonite University has announced the hiring of Ted Erickson as the new head women’s soccer coach.  Erickson, a 2005 EMU alum, becomes the fifth head coach in the history of the program. He has been the head coach of boys’ soccer at Harrisonburg High School since 2007.  During those same years, Erickson has also been an assistant coach for EMU ...More

Ten Thousand Villages

Doing business for charities

Hundreds of volunteers, many of them EMU alumni, are the backbone of four alumni-run, nonprofit charitable enterprises in Harrisonburg that funnel funds toward worldwide poverty alleviation, relief and development efforts. Gift & Thrift, and its used-book enterprise, Booksavers of Virginia, and adjacent Artisans’ Hope gift shop (all three in a small shopping strip an easy walk from ...More


Kolb resigns as EMU women’s soccer coach

Eastern Mennonite University has announced the resignation of women’s soccer coach Sue Kolb. She also served as the Assistant Athletic Director of Student Athlete Well-Being. Kolb has accepted a position as an academic administrator in the athletic department at George Mason University. She recently completed her third season at the helm of the EMU women’s soccer program, lea ...More


Recent Pro Porter Takes Over Men’s Volleyball Program

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) announces Dominick Porter as its new head men’s volleyball coach. Porter, a 2007 graduate of the EMU program, will be the eighth head coach in the 24 seasons since men’s volleyball started in 1991. An all-conference performer during his collegiate playing days, Porter continued improving after college and went on to play professionally in Ge ...More