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Season Preview: Basketball men have big expectations

The talent is there for something special to happen. And based on the way they ended last year, history also gives a positive nod to the possibility. But EMU men’s basketball coach Kirby Dean says it comes down to one simple thing – chemistry. “We have a lot of good players,” explained the Runnin Royals’ 12th-yea ...More

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Women put two in top three in runner-up team finish

Despite a cold, wet and windy day, the EMU cross country women ran well at the ODAC Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina. Running on an even muddier course since they followed the men’s race, the women landed a second-place finish as a team, taking two of the top three spots on the individual side. ...More

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Women’s volleyball gets ODAC win on senior day

It was a great sendoff for EMU’s seniors, as the volleyball team battled back for a 3-1 win over Hollins on Saturday. The Royals picked up their first ODAC win of the year in their final home match, while also celebrating Senior Recognition. With some tough serving, visiting Hollins jumped on Eastern Mennonite in set one, winning 25-19. ...More

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Former EMU baseball star Erik Kratz heads to World Series

This article excerpt appears courtesy of Mennonite World Review. On July 28, Erik Kratz was scratched from the lineup of the Buffalo Bisons AAA minor-league baseball team. The Toronto Blue Jays had just traded the Souderton (Pa.) Mennonite Church member to ...More

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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

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2014 men’s soccer team to ride work ethic back into the ODAC tourney

The Eastern Mennonite University men’s soccer team is counting on a mix of experience and new faces to boost them back to the ODAC Tournament this fall.  The Royals return a number of players from a balanced 2013 squad, but longtime Coach Roger ...More

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Royals, Downs look to build on last year with season-opener Friday

His full name is Christopher João Downs Villegas, but to members of the Eastern Mennonite University men’s soccer team, he’s simply known as Chris. And to competitors around the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, João “Chris” Downs is regarded as one of the top defenders in the league. The Costa Rican-bo ...More

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EMU breaks record for all-academic honorees

Eastern Mennonite University once again set a new high for student-athletes named to the annual Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Academic Team, as 96 Royals were honored.  Last year a total of 80 Royals were named to the list, which had also been a high over the previous year’s total of 61. All of EMU’s ODAC-sponsored sports were represented on the All-Academic Team.  Men’s v ...More

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EMU puts six on academic all-state team

Six EMU student-athletes have been named to the Academic All-State Team by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID).  A total of 226 student-athletes representing 38 colleges and universities in the state were recognized. Those honored from Eastern Mennonite University were: ...More

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Posey and McAlister go out in style

Seniors Adam Posey (Poquoson, Va./Poquoson) and Ryan McAlister (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) have each been named All-State by ...More