HOWELL – Collegiate athletic history is about to be made in Howell by Cleary University.
The first-ever Cleary University home soccer game will be played Saturday, August 24 at Page Field In Howell. The match is the first women’s home game and will be against Marygrove at 5 p.m.
Four days later (Aug. 28) the men’s soccer team will play its first home game and the first night soccer game in Cleary University’s 135-year history. The game is against Rochester and begins at 7 p.m.
“It’s exciting to see the games in black and white, on paper,” said Thomas Greeley, men’s soccer coach for Cleary University. “Our schedule is heavy with away games because when we were putting our schedule together we didn’t have a home field.”
Cleary has signed a contract with the Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority to use Page Field in Howell as the Cougars’ home field.
The men’s soccer team will play five home games during its 17-game season. Home games include matches against Concordia (Sept. 18), Lawrence Tech (Oct. 12), Daeman College (Oct. 13) and Davenport University (Oct. 23). The men complete their regular season Oct. 30 at Marygrove.
The women’s team plays eight home games in its 17-game regular season. Home games include: Aquinus (Aug. 27), Taylor University (Aug. 30), St. Francis (Sept. 6), Indiana Wesleyean (Sept. 7), Madonna (Sept. 14), St. Andrews (Sept. 22), Daemen College (Oct. 13) and Rochester (Oct. 20).
For the complete men’s soccer schedule, visit CLEARY.EDU.
Cleary University (CLEARY.EDU) 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.