Men's Lacrosse - Tue, May 23, 2017
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(May 23, 2017 - Howell, Mich.) -- Camden Newton, who is often confused with the famous NFL player, has signed to continue his career after signing with Cleary University men's lacrosse program. Newton, a 2017 graduate of Brighton High School, will be looked upon to provide depth at the goalie position for the Cougars beginning this fall.

"My staff and I are beginning the upward climb to new heights for the team," said head coach Josh Carl. "We made our first step in the the right direction by signing Camden, who is someone we think will be a tremendous asset to our program."

Newton is considered a very coachable athlete and one of the most respected players on his team, a program that the Cleary coaches have a strong connection.

Newton was named a Scholar Athlete all four seasons as a Bulldog, as well as being involved in the varsity programs for the past three years for both skiing and mountain biking. 

Not only a dedicated athlete, Newton is involved in various school and community organizations. For the past year he has been active in Interact Club, a community service group whole being involed for the past two years in both DECA and Young Life. Additionally, Newton has been a Boy Scout, achieving the level of Life Scout, and being a member in the Student Community for 2/42 Church in Brighton.

Looking to major in Cyber Security, Newton chose Cleary for several reasons.

"I was being recruited by a couple out-of-state schools, but Cleary was the best choice for me," Newton said. "Knowing the coaches as I do, being able to pursue my degree and continuing my lacrosse career weighed heavy on my decision. But being so close to home was the thing that finalized my decision. Cleary gave me everything I wanted and more."

For Carl, having an encouraging and positive presence on the field was a key component in his pursuit of Newton.

"We will become a rock and pillar of this team throughout his entire career at Cleary and will be a great part of the journey we have stated as a program at Cleary," Carl said.