NIU tabs players from six different states for incoming class
High School: Played two varsity seasons at Fort Zumwalt West High School ... Earned all-conference second team honors twice and was twice named the Jaguars offensive MVP ... Scored 16 goals and recorded 12 assists in his two varsity seasons.
Club: Played with the Sporting Kansas City US Soccer Development Academy program ... Won the Missouri state championship in both 2012 and 2010
Personal: Son of Jon and Tracy Lightner ... Born on October 11, 1994, in Chesterfield, Mo. ... Brother, Andrew, plays soccer at Dayton ... Majoring in Mechanical Engineering.