Prior to UC: Earned two varsity letters in soccer at Olentangy Liberty before shifting focus to club team ... Helped Patriots to state championship game as a sophomore ... Named Crew Soccer Academy U-16 Player of the Year ... Part of the Columbus Crew Academy developmental program.
Personal: Born April 3, 1996, in Columbus, Ohio ... Son of Mark and Michelle McCloskey ... Has one brother, Kyle.
Dayes on McCloskey: "Michael will compete for playing time as a holding midfielder. He's good in possession and can help start the attack. He comes from the Columbus Crew Academy, where they do a great job of developing players."