DETROIT, Mich. -- Coming off arguably the most successful season in program history, the men's soccer program added another key student-athlete with the signing of Khalid Suleiman. The former Madonna University and Schoolcraft College defender committed to head coach Matt Johnson Monday (03/18) afternoon.
Suleiman, a 5'8" defender/left back, will enter Marygrove a year after suffering an injury that momentarily delayed his NAIA career. Prior to his brief stay at Madonna University, Suleiman was a standout at Westland John Glenn High School and Schoolcraft College where he built a skillset that made him a target for the men's soccer program at Marygrove College.
At John Glenn, Suleiman was a two-time academic all-district and all-conference performer en route to earning three soccer letters. As a senior, Suleiman was named to the all-district team and received All-Kensington Lakes Activities Association (KLAA) honors.
During his days as an Ocelot at Schoolcraft College, the standout defender helped guide the nearby junior college team to a third place finish in the 2009 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Championship Tournament.
Coach Johnson on Suleiman: Khalid brings experience and a bit of physical strength/power to our team. His addition brings on another left foot dominant player that will make us more flexible and deeper on the left. I expect him to make an immediate impact on the field for us next season.