Clauss confirms commitment to U-D

Lakers' senior was named to state's Dream Team for soccer this fall
Matt DeYoung
Feb 19, 2013

Lakers’ senior Adam Clauss confirmed his commitment to the University of Detroit last week when he signed his national letter of intent to play soccer for the Titans.

Clauss, who helped lead the Spring Lake’s varsity boys basketball team to an outright Lakes Eight Conference championship Monday evening, also had a memorable season for the Lakers’ soccer team this fall.

Clauss was named first-team all-state in Division 2 and was a member of Michigan’s Dream Team, the top 15 players, regardless of division, in the state.

Clauss helped guide the Lakers’ soccer team to an undefeated regular season and a berth in the Division 2 regional championship game.

As a freshman, Clauss earned all-state honorable mention as the Lakers posted a 22-3 record. He started all 25 games. Clauss moved up to third-team all-state and guided the Lakers to an 18-5 mark his sophomore season, then was a first-team all-state selection when the Lakers advanced to the state title game his junior season.

Outside of high school, Clauss participated in the Olympic Development Program at the state and regional level, and also played on the Grand Rapids Crew Juniors club team that finished runner-up in the nation in 2012 and 2013. He’s played tournaments across the country, from Florida and Alabama to Nevada.

Clauss is a three-year varsity starter at point guard for the Lakers’ varsity basketball team, and in baseball, started at shortstop his freshman and sophomore years, earning all-conference honors both seasons. He didn’t play baseball as a junior.

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