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Royals continue to rise in year two

As the Eastern Mennonite golf teams enter their second season, the Royals are planning to build on their experience to reach greater heights in 2013-14. Coach Wendell Eberly said his golfers are excited to see what year two holds in store. “The year of experience is good because the golfers know what to expect when they go to a tournament,” Eberly explained. “The ...More

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Royals snag first win in overtime of ODAC opener

EMU’s field hockey women came up big when they needed to, earning their first win in the first overtime of their first conference game of the season.  Junior Camille Williams (Media, Pa./Delaware County Christian) knocked home the game-winner 8:02 into OT, also notching her first goal of ...More

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EMU men’s soccer defeats Cairn, 3-0, at Cialella Classic

After back-to-back losses to quality opponents, Eastern Mennonite’s soccer men needed a quick about face.  They got it Sunday afternoon, controlling Cairn for a 3-0 win at the Cialella Classic in Camden, N.J. The Royals had been shut out in their previous two losses, but got things rolling in the first half against the Highlanders.  Junior ...More

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Season preview: new season, new perspective, new expectations

Women’s soccer: Heading into her third season at the helm of the Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) women’s soccer program, coach Sue Kolb has turned a corner. She enters this campaign with the biggest roster she has had, but more importantly, half of the squad has experience in her system. Kolb thinks that alone will be a key in elevating her Lady Royals from the lower end o ...More

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EMU Adds New Bleachers on Turf Field

Fans and players of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) field hockey and soccer will be greeted by a very noticeable change this fall – a set of bleachers more than doubling the seating capacity at home games. The bleachers were purchased from James Madison University (JMU) earlier this summer and will place 1,000 fans right on top of the field. Long-time men’s soccer coach Rog ...More

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De Boer Named ODAC SID of the Year

Eastern Mennonite University sports information director James De Boer was tabbed as the 2013 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Sports Information Director of the Year at the annual league meeting of SIDs back in May. De Boer, who just finished his fourth year with the Royals, is in charge of publicizing 17 varsity sports. “I am extremely humbled to be honored this way by my peer ...More

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Season-Opening EMU Invitational Returns in 2013

After a one-year hiatus, the Lady Royals will again bring a grand spectacle to Yoder Arena at the start of a new season, as the EMU Invitational kicks off the 2013 slate, which was released today. Eastern Mennonite’s volleyball women will play 27 matches this fall, including 10 at home.  Five of the home dates will come at the first whistle, starting with four contests at the EMU ...More

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EMU Finishes Second in State in Recyclemania

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) was a runner-up in the state of Virginia in the latest “Recyclemania” competition. It’s the second straight year EMU has finished in second place. “Recyclemania is a good reminder to folks each year that what we do with our waste is very important,” said Matthew Freed, EMU recycling crew lea ...More

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Six Royals Named To ODAC Spring Sportsmanship Teams

Six Eastern Mennonite University student-athletes have been honored by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC), earning spots on the ODAC/StellarOne Sportsmanship Teams.  A total of 103 players from around the conference were named to the teams. The six honorees are: senior Micha ...More

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Baseball, Softball Garner All-ODAC Awards

The Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) baseball and softball teams combined for eight all-conference awards following the 2013 season. Softball Senior Courtney Allman (Mt. Solon, VA/Fort Defiance) leaves with her first-ever All-ODAC First Team honor, a ...More