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New Marks Set in EMU All-Time Record Book at Commonwealth Duals

While the EMU track and field teams didn’t send full squads to the Commonwealth Duals Saturday in Lynchburg, the Royals did get some nice finishes.  The men saw a high jumper clear the second-best height in program history, while the women also had a handful of program top ten finishes. Jord ...More

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EMU Alum Erik Kratz Is Catching a Dream

Erik Kratz, a 2002 Eastern Mennonite University graduate, went from taking pictures for fans to being the subject of their pictures during a roller-coaster 2012 Major League Baseball season with the Philadelphia Phillies. Spring training for the 2013 season began in February and fans believe Kratz is poised for a stellar season as starting catcher. “It’s an honor to make the ...More

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Royals Take Two From Hampden-Sydney On The Road

The Eastern Mennonite baseball team earned an impressive sweep on the road Saturday, taking down Hampden-Sydney College (HSC) by a combined total score of 15-3.  The Royals used just two pitchers in the twinbill, as each starter threw all nine innings. EMU 8, Hampden-Sydney 3 The Royals scored the first run of the game in the top of the second, but HSC answered w ...More

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EMU Cross Country Women Have Highest GPA in Country

In a year which saw the Eastern Mennonite cross country women surge to prominence on the course, they have also vaulted to recognition in the classroom.  The Lady Royals finished the 2012 semester with the highest cumulative team GPA in the nation at 3.76. EMU was named as an All-Academic Team by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Ass ...More

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Royals Earn Sweep, Move to 11-8

The Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) baseball men are now riding a three-game winning streak after taking a sweep from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Friday to wrap up play at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational. The Royals went 3-2 in Florida and return home with a record of 11-8, tying their win total from each of the previous three seasons with 21 games still to go in the ...More

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Griffin Named ODAC Coach Of The Year, Ygarza and Sykes Honored

EMU women’s basketball coach Kevin Griffin has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Coach of the Year after leading the Royals to their best-ever finish in conference play. Junior forward Bianca Ygarza (Conestoga, PA/Penn Manor) earned a repeat selection to the All-ODAC First Team, while sophomore Shakeerah Sykes (Dumfries, VA/Forest Park) was named All-ODAC Second Team. ...More

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Royals Defeat Guilford, Claim Top Spot in ODAC

In a battle of the clear-cut Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) leaders, somebody’s streak would have to end. Guilford College entered on an 11-game streak. Host Eastern Mennonite, which had won nine in a row, took control early Saturday afternoon and pushed their run to 10 straight wins with a 54-47 decision over the Quakers. The Royals take over sole possession of first plac ...More

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Baseball Working Hard to Build a Championship Program

As what usually happens with a coaching change, EMU’s first-year skipper, Ben Spotts, is starting at the ground floor.  Spotts is taking a Royals program which hasn’t had a winning season since 2002, using the good pieces already in place, and implementing his style. “(I expect) a team that is fundamental in what we do, competes every time out no matter who we are play ...More

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Thorne and Sims Push EMU Past Rival Eagles, 72-68

Senior Andrew Thorne (Front Royal, VA/Skyline) grabbed an offensive rebound and R.J. Sims (Fort Washington, MD/Friendly) followed with the go-ahead jumper with 8.5 seconds left as Eastern Menno ...More

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Yoders Lands ODAC Player Of The Week Award

Junior Kala Yoders (Myerstown, PA/Eastern Lebanon County) has been named this week’s Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Week.  She helped the EMU women to a pair of ODAC victories last week, as the Royals have now won four in a row and seven of their last eight. Over t ...More