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Outfielder Griffin Stanley earns Royal of the Week honors, helping baseball off to a hot start

Griffin Stanley (Roanoke, Va./Cave Spring) is helping his team make a statement. It’s over. The rebuilding period for the Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) Royals baseball team has been completed. Now in his junior year, Stanley believes it is time to take care of business, bu ...More

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Residence director, athletics photographer and soon-to-be-graduate Scott Eyre came from Canada, twice, to become an integral contributor to the EMU community

For Scott Eyre – residence director of Cedarwood Hall at Eastern Mennonite University, sports photographer for the Royals, and soon-to-be-graduate – the journey to the present day has included “a lot of Red Sea parting stuff.” Despite a circuitous route through one hardship after another, the waters have repeat ...More

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Men finish third and women sixth at ODAC indoor track championships, as three seniors claim five individual titles

EMU’s men finished third at Sunday’s ODAC Indoor Championships, the highest team finish for the Royals since 2007.  Bolstered by three gold medals, the Royals’ total of 84 points was their best mark since 2003, well ahead of Lynchburg in fourth at 62. Bridgewater won the team title at 166. Senior ...More

Senior Jess Rheinheimer leads the Eastern Mennonite University Royals up the court during a game against Penn State-Altoona. Rheinheimer was awarded ODAC Player of the Year honors

Jess Rheinheimer: two-time ODAC Player of the Year and Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete

Jess Rheinheimer (Manheim, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite) is leaving her mark in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC), as the Eastern Mennonite senior was named a repeat selection as ODAC Player of the Year as well as ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete. ...More

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Potential all-conference selection Maleke Jones grows into leadership role on the court

Sophomore Maleke Jones (Charles Town, W.V./Washington) has come a long way since his freshman year. Unlike some point guards who are simply role players, Jones has proven to be a key factor to the success of the men’s basketball team this year. In the men’s one-point win ...More

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Softball returns numerous All-ODAC players, looks to improve on pollsters’ seventh-place pick

After finishing seventh in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference standings in 2015, the Royals were picked for the No. 7 spot in this spring’s Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Preseason Poll.  Postseason champion Randolph-Macon was tabbed as the favorite. Eastern Mennonite returns both of their All-ODAC performers, led by First Teamer ...More

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Royals baseball team, picked eighth in preseason ODAC poll, hosts Penn State-Altoona for this week’s opener

Opening Day is Saturday for the Eastern Mennonite University baseball team, which made history last spring with their first Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Tournament appearance since 2002. [Editor’s note 2/12/16: The Saturday 2/13/16 double-header against Penn State-Altoona has been postponed.] Coach Ben Spotts was named the conference Coach of the Year, a ...More

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Junior volleyball player named to U.S. national deaf team, will play in World Championships and the Deaflympics

Some athletes leave their sport and never go back, but Hunter Taylor, from Richmond, Virginia, has returned after a year off with an even greater love for volleyball. His dedication has resulted not only in accolades at Eastern Mennonite University, where he was Royals Athlete of the Week in early February, but also a spot on the 2015-2017 USA Men’s National Deaf Volleyball Team. Taylo ...More

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Indoor track records fall at Camel City Invitational, as two athletes earn conference recognition

Despite merely being happy to get back into action after losing participation in one meet to January’s blizzard, the Eastern Mennonite University track men and women had some lofty efforts at the Camel City Invitational in Winston-Salem, N.C.  Participating in fields of mostly D-II and D-I athletes, the Royals made their marks by breaking two school records. For the men,  ...More

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Catch the new Royals pep band — loud, proud and sassy in the stands

E-M-U! E-M-U! If Eastern Mennonite University’s Yoder Arena seems a bit peppier this winter, look no further than the northeast corner of the basketball court floor. EMU’s new pep band is loud, they’re proud and they’re here to stay. ...More