Ramirez-Ortega joins men's soccer

Posted: April 18, 2013

HOWELL – Juan Ramirez-Ortega, a senior from Wyoming Park High School in Grand Rapids, has signed to play men’s soccer for Cleary University.

"Juan is a hard working and committed athlete who has driven himself to get to this level of play,” said Thomas Greeley, men’s soccer coach at Cleary. “We are really happy that Juan will join our squad for the 2013 season and we look forward to the work ethic that he will bring to our University and our team.”

"This is Cleary’s first year with a soccer program,” said Ramirez-Ortega. “I know Coach Greeley wants to be competitive so it’s an honor to be chosen to be part of that.”

Ramirez-Ortega, is a three-year varsity player and is the captain of the high school team this year. He also played for the 18-and-under Grand Rapids Crew club team, where he had the most assists with 12.

“I chose Cleary University because I want a degree in marketing and I believe they can help me reach that goal,” said Ramirez-Ortage.

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 (cleary.edu) 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.