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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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Royals named to ODAC sportsmanship teams

Eastern Mennonite University is pleased to announce its members on the 2013-14 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Sportsmanship Teams.  The Royals had a student-athlete honored in each of their sports which are sponsored by the ODAC.  This is the fifth year the league has recognized standout student-athletes for their excellence in sportsmanship. ...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

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Fall teams push into conference tournament, Chappell-Dick makes nationals

Cross country men and women make big improvements The 2013 cross country season was a big step for the program in the third season under the direction of Coach Jason Lewkowicz.  Both the men and the women improved throughout the fall, with both taking high finishes at the ODAC Championship ...More

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Posey adds another all-region award

Adam Posey (Poquoson, Va./Poquoson) has added one more award to his shelf, being named All-South Region Third Team by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). EMU’s baseball player was one of just two men honored as a utility player in the region, showing off his versatility as a pitcher, fielder and batter. Posey started all 39 of the Royals’ games, spending most of ...More

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Chappell-Dick officially in the national field

Sophomore Hannah Chappell-Dick (Bluffton, Oh./Bluffton) will represent Eastern Mennonite University at the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships later this week.  She qualified in the 800m, coming in with the 10th seed out of 22 qualifiers with her school-record time of 2:11 ...More

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Lucas named all-region by NFCA

Sophomore Aislinn Lucas (Grottoes, Va./Fort Defiance) has been named All-Atlantic Region Second Team by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. EMU’s outfielder was one of 45 softball players from the region named to the three all-region teams. Lucas was red-hot for the Royals ...More

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McDonaldson repeats ODAC all-tournament effort

In a repeat performance from last year, sophomore Brittany McDonaldson (Harrisonburg, Va./Harrisonburg) claimed a spot on the ODAC Women’s Golf Championship All-Tournament Team. McDonaldson finished tied for sixth, which landed her the final spot on the All-Tournament Team. ...More