Student Life

Athletics at Messiah

Developing more than just athletes!

Messiah College has built a solid reputation for producing winning athletic teams year after year and has earned 15 Division III National titles. Messiah teams regularly achieve national ranking and win Middle Atlantic Conference titles. Our athletes turn in all-American performances and have been featured in Sports Illustrated, USA Today, the New York Times, and on national network television. Our coaches receive coaching awards at the national level, as well.

As a Messiah student, you'll also have almost unlimited opportunities to be a spectator and become a loyal Falcon fan at countless exciting athletic events throughout your college career. U.S. News and World Report ranked Messiah third in the country on their 2010 list of "Top Colleges for Soccer Fans" in the U.S. Messiah is the only Division III school on the list, which also includes schools such as University of Virginia, Stanford University, UCLA, and Notre Dame.

Intramural and Rec-sports

There are also a variety of recreational and intramural athletic programs and activities available for you on campus.

Intramural and rec-sports include:

  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Soccer
  • Flag football
  • Floor hockey
  • Volleyball
  • Kickball

Club Sports Programs include:

  1. Men's Club Soccer
  2. Women's Club Soccer
  3. Men's Volleyball
  4.  Ice Hockey
  5. Women's Wrestling
  6. Ultimate Frisbee

Athletes and Scholars

Athletes looking for a college that is committed to balancing sports and academics will feel right at home at Messiah College, too. 

Messiah's athletic teams' academic achievements are as impressive as their athletic accomplishments.  Our teams have been consistently presented with high grade point average and scholar-athlete awards - a testament to our goal of developing the whole student through sports.

Our many athletes and coaches aspire to do God's work through the faithful use of God's gifts. In the end, that means to serve others - their teammates, their fellow students, their competitors and their college. As a Messiah athlete, you practice something of lifelong importance - directing your talents and hard work toward a greater purpose.

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What's the secret to Messiah's success on the field?

Watch this NCAA "On Campus" video to find out.


The Falcons are featured in USA Today!

NCAA Division III championsUSA Today touts Messiah athletics as a "Division III powerhouse." See the "At Messiah, glory comes on, off field" feature for the article, video, and interviews with Messiah players and coaches.

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