Ask any Messiah student about the College’s athletics and one word will instantly come out of their mouths: soccer. Both the men’s and women’s soccer teams are incredibly successful and receive an immense amount of support from fans. The men’s team has won seven NCAA Division III national championship titles in the past 10 years, and the women’s team has won three of the last five. The teams are wildly supported by crazy fans at the highly attended games. In fact, Messiah College was recently named one of the top schools in the nation for soccer fans by U.S. News & World Report. There is no doubt that Messiah College is a soccer school.
Other sports that have recently gained attention include softball and men’s golf. The softball team won the NCAA Division III national championship title in 2009, and in 2010, the men’s golf team advanced to the championships. In addition, Messiah College offers a great recreational sports program that is available to students, faculty, and staff. Participation in rec sports is high among students, and the most popular teams include indoor soccer, indoor volleyball, and ultimate Frisbee.