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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

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Catcher Erik Kratz, now with the San Diego Padres, reflects on the blessings of a baseball life

Inside Goshen College’s athletics building, metal­lic “pings” pricked the air as bat-wielding kids hit — and missed — balls thrown by Goshen baseball players. Murmurs of conversation gurgled in the background. Then Erik Kratz stepped to the plate. His bat met the first pitch he saw, producing a thunderous crash that reverberated throughout the room. All other sounds seemingly ...More

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Athlete of the Week: Junior captain Scott Brigham returns to Royals volleyball stronger than ever

“I guess one way to describe him would be 100 percent. He’s a sheer competitor,” said men’s volleyball coach Dominick Porter. Porter was talking about his junior captain, Scott Brigham (Montpelier, Va./ Pa ...More

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Veterans and athletic young recruits lead men’s volleyball squad

As he enters his third season at the helm of Eastern Mennonite’s men’s volleyball team, alumnus Dominick Porter is ready for his team to make the next step – qualifying for the Continental Volleyball Conference Tournament.  The Royals have never made it to the four-team tourney.  The CVC played their first season in 2012 ...More

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Women’s soccer team recognized for ethics and sportsmanship

Eastern Mennonite University’s women’s soccer team have earned a rare award for the 2015 season, the Silver Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award.  It was awarded by the National Soccer Coaches Association of Americ ...More