Cleary signs Stevenson's Sampson to men's soccer

Posted: February 20, 2014

HOWELL – Michael Sampson, of Stevenson High School, has signed a letter of intent to play for the Cleary University’s men’s soccer team.

“Michael is a hard working midfielder who will really help solidify the mid third of the field," said Cleary University men’s soccer coach Tom Greeley. “Michael has solid work ethic and I know he will bring a much needed element to our team.”

Sampson, a midfielder, is a three-year varsity player and two-year starter at Stevenson. As a junior he was voted outstanding midfielder. As a senior he helped his team to a 14-0-2 record and the MAC Red Division Championship.

Sampson played four years with the Michigan Legacy Football Club, helping them to a Premier 2 League Championship in 2013.

“I am very happy to be able to continue to play soccer and I am ready to help the team,” said Sampson.

“I love business so I knew Cleary would be the right place for me,” Sampson said. “I like that all of my teammates are at the school for the same thing – business!”

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.