The Messiah Men's Soccer Crest
The Messiah Men's Soccer program has had several crests over the years. The crest shown to the right is its most recent rendition.
At the top of the crest are the words "As Iron Sharpens Iron," which is a reference to Proverbs 27:17: "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another." This is an integral part of the Men's Soccer team and represents the desire to hold each other accountable both on and off the field.
In the middle of the crest is the picture of a falcon, which is Messiah College's official mascot. In front of the Falcon is a shield with a cross, which is representative of the program's goal to play "in front of an audience of one."
The updated crest has slightly different wings and the addition of gold highlights. In addition, there are eight stars above the crest representing each NCAA Divsion III National Championship: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2002 and 2000. Following the 2009 national title, the color of the gold accents was modified, shifting from a brighter, yellow-like gold to a more bronze tone. In 2011, two white stars were added to the interior of the crest, reflecting the program's National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) National Championships, won in 1978 and 1981.
In 1999, Assistant Coach Fred Winey created a crest that had been used in recent years, with stars added for each national championship won. The crest on the right has some minor changes and the addition of the stars.
Jake Tassy ('93), another former player, had created one of the earliest crests as shown to the right that was used from 1992 to 1998.