Howell's Kostesich signs to play soccer at Cleary

Posted: February 8, 2013

HOWELL – James Kostesich, a senior at Howell High School, has signed a letter of intent to play for the Cleary University men’s soccer team.

"He’s a great addition to the team,” said Thomas Greeley, men’s soccer coach at Cleary Univesity.“It’s good to have another local area athlete join the program.”

"This is a great opportunity to play at the collegiate level with a new team,” said Kostesich, a defender.

Kostesich played three years of varsity soccer at Howell. He also played for the Michigan Alliance soccer team.

Kostesich also was named a Kensington Lake Athletics Association Scholar Athlete.

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.