Once again, Messiah College is making the news for good things going on on campus. This time the men’s soccer team is being recognized as one of the most dominating men’s sports programs in the country. Admittedly, I’m not sure “hercampus.com” is the most prestigious of recognitions out there, but I’ll take good press where we can get it! (though there generally isn’t a shortage) Here is the blurb about Messiah:
7. Messiah Falcons Soccer
NCAA Div. III Champions: 2000, 2002, 2004-2006, 2008-2010
Following a frantic purchase of 30 men’s soccer socks (they had forgotten to pack their game socks for the tournament!), the Falcons upped the dramatic ante on the field as well. During the 2010 title match, sophomore Dan Squire scored with less than five minutes remaining in regulation to tie. A minute and a half into the game’s extension, senior midfielder Geoff Pezon blasted a low, hard goal to end it for good. Messiah seized a thrilling 2-1 victory against Lynchburg College and the program’s eighth national title.
(btw, Geoff Pezon was a student of mine in Calc II, and a pretty smart engineering major)