Marsh signs with women's soccer team

Posted: March 11, 2013

HOWELL – Shelby Marsh, a senior at Carmen-Ainsworth High School in Flint, has signed to play women’s soccer for Cleary University.

"I look for Shelby to make an instant impact for the Cougars,” said Andrew Callahan, women’s soccer coach at Cleary. “Her ability to find the back of the net will provide us with a consistent threat and quickly change the direction of any game. I look forward to helping Shelby with her mission to work with youth sports while she is attending Cleary University!"

“It is very exciting to be part of a new athletic program,” Marsh said.

Marsh, a forward, was the only female athlete who was part of the Carmen-Ainsworth High School signing day. She had 15 goals and 8 assists last season for the Cavaliers. She was a first-team all conference and all-district player, as well as a tournament MVP.

She also received the Bronze Boot Award and the Don Tufts Memorial Award for her athletic achievements on the soccer field.

“She was our team captain and is just a great person,” said Carmen-Ainsworth soccer coach Jessyca Mathews. “She deserves this more than anyone I know.”

Marsh also is an honor-roll student and received the 2012 all-academic award from her school.

Cleary University reintroduced its collegiate athletic program in 2011 when it formed teams for men’s and women’s golf and cross country. Golf and cross country competed in 2012. Men’s and women’s soccer teams are scheduled to compete in 2013. Cleary is a member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).

Cleary University ( is an independent, not-for-profit, multi-campus, specialized business university, committed to the betterment of society through the success of its alumni and their employers; to operate as a role model of responsible business practice; to embrace quality management principles, innovation, and an attentive customer focus; and to aspire to a better future.

Cleary’s mission is to provide a practical, application-based education, which equips students to advance their careers.