NIU unable to solve the nation’s third-best defense
2015: Played in four matches, including one start … Played a season-high 84 minutes against Loyola-Chicago (Oct. 21) … Tallied one assist, on an 86th minute goal at West Virginia (Nov. 6).
2014: Named to the Academic All-MAC Team … Appeared in 14 matches, including two starts … Recorded one shot, against Milwaukee (Sept. 23) … Started matches at SMU (Oct. 1) and Loyola-Chicago (Oct. 4), playing a season-high 92 minutes at Loyola.
2013: Appeared in 15 matches, including six starts … Recorded one shot, against Buffalo (Nov. 9) … Made his collegiate debut against Cincinnati (Aug. 30), playing 43 minutes, and made his first start against Butler (Sept. 13), playing 55 minutes … Played a season-high 81 minutes against Buffalo (Nov. 9).
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 Mathematics.