Linden's Brasseur joins men's soccer team

Posted: January 2, 2014

HOWELL – A.J. Brasseur, a senior from Linden High School, has signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Cleary University.

“He’s fast and physical and loves to score,” said Cleary University men’s head coach Tom Greeley. “We need someone who is hungry to put the ball in the net. We need that presence. He has the focus we are looking for.”

Brasseur is a three-year varsity soccer player at Linden and helped his team to the league championship and the district championship. Linden’s team finished 25-2 before losing in the regional finals. Brasseur had eight assists and one goal as a senior.

Brasseur was an all-metro and all-district player as a junior and senior.

“I really like the coach and the team,” said Brasseur. “I want to help build the program.”

“I want to go into business and be a financial manager,” Brasseur said. “Cleary is a good business school and I like the variety of courses and the smaller class sizes.”

Cleary University reintroduced its collegiate athletic program in 2011 when it formed teams for men’s and women’s golf and cross country. Cleary’s athletic program also includes: men’s and women’s soccer, baseball, softball and lacrosse. Baseball and softball are scheduled to begin in 2015. 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.