COLLEGE: Dover High grad Brooke Firestone enjoying standout sophomore season at Messiah

  • Brooke Firestone is leading Messiah in points (26) and assists (10) this season.
  • She's also tied for the Messiah team lead in goals scored (eight).
  • Firestone was named All-Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth First Team.

Dover High School graduate Brooke Firestone is enjoying a standout sophomore season for the nationally-ranked Messiah College women's soccer team.

Firestone is leading the Falcons in points (26) and assists (10) and is tied for the team lead in goals (eight).

Brooke Firestone

She was recently named to the All-Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth First Team.

The 5-foot, 8-inch forward helped Messiah compile a 14-2-3 overall record, including a 7-0-1 regular-season mark in the MAC.

After falling in the MAC Commonwealth title game, the Falcons recently received an at-large bid into the NCAA Division III Tournament. Messiah will host the opening weekend. Messiah will play Westfield State on Saturday, Nov. 11, and will host also Rowan and Scranton. The winners of Saturday's games will play on Shoemaker Field on Sunday, Nov. 12.

This is the Falcons' 18th-straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Last year, Messiah fell in the national title game.
The Falcons were ranked No. 10 in the most recent United Soccer Coaches Top 25 Poll.



Three York College men's soccer players honored by CAC: The York College men's soccer team had three players named to the 2017 All-Capital Athletic Conference squads as announced by the league office on Wednesday.

Sophomore defender Brook Addisu earned first-team accolades while senior midfielder Chris Hobbs and freshman forward Zion Friday both earned second-team honors.

Addisu is a two-year starter. He makes his first appearance on the all-league team. Addisu started all 18 games for the Spartans. He tallied six points on three goals. He was the spearhead of a defense that earned three shutouts and had four other games in which they allowed just one goal. Addisu has started all 37 games of his Spartan career and served as a York captain as a sophomore.

Hobbs finished second on the squad in scoring, tallying 13 points on six goals and one assist. He started all 18 games for the Spartans. He was a Spartan captain this year. Hobbs completes his York College career having played in 56 games with 41 starts. He tallied 19 career points on nine goals and one assist.

Friday started 17 games, tallying a team-high 19 points on seven goals and five assists. Friday finished tied for fifth in the CAC in goals scored, tied for fourth in assists, and tied for fourth in points.