November 18th, 2016
Messiah Executive Director of Athletics Jack Cole announced this week the promotion of the Falcons’ men’s club volleyball team to NCAA Division III status starting in the 2017-18 academic year.
“Messiah College and the Athletics Department are both looking forward to elevating men’s volleyball as an intercollegiate sport,” Cole said on the decision to bring the team to the NCAA level. “The addition of men’s volleyball to our varsity sport lineup will only enhance the opportunities and experiences of our student-athletes, and it will be another way in which we ‘Pursue Athletic Excellence’ and ‘Develop Christian Character.'”
The elevation of the program will increase Messiah’s NCAA sport offering to 23 total teams, and it coincides with the recent growth of men’s volleyball across both NCAA Division III and the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC). Messiah will join Alvernia, Arcadia, Misericordia, Stevenson, and Wilkes as MAC institutions offering men’s volleyball.
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