2015: Played in 15 matches for the Bears, earning the start in nine matches his junior season… Scored the game-winning goal at Evansville (Oct. 24), as the Bears took the 4-2 win over the Purple Aces… Third on the team in shots (17) and first among all juniors… Played a season-high 92 minutes at UMKC (Sept. 8).
2014: Played in all 18 games for the Bears, earning the start in four matches in his first season in maroon and white...Named to the starting lineup at Oral Roberts (Sept. 1), versus UMKC (Sept. 6), against Drake (Oct. 4), and at #12 New Mexico (Oct. 12)...Scored a goal in the shutout victory over Oral Roberts (Oct. 7)...Recorded an assist in the double-overtime draw against UMKC (Sept. 6)...Tallied 15 shots, including a season-high three at Oral Roberts (Sept. 1)...Played a season-high 75 minutes against UMKC (Sept. 6).
2013: Served his redshirt season due to transfer rules.
2012 (Coastal Carolina): Starter in three of 23 games played... Appeared in the lineup in a multitude of positions ... Totaled a trio of assists on the season for three points ... Made collegiate debut in the season-opening 4-0 win over Longwood ... Notched first collegiate point with an assist on Ashton Bennett's first goal against Longwood ... Drew first collegiate start at No. 3 Charlotte in the second game of the season ... Played a season-high 87 minutes in the Chants' 1-1 draw at Ohio State ... Provided the assist on Robby Joe Daniels' goal against Presbyterian College ... Assisted on Pedro Ribeiro's game-winning goal against No. 16 Elon in the NCAA Tournament First Round ... Attempted 16 shots on the season with six falling on goal ... Recorded a season-high two shot attempts on five occasions ... Took 14 corner kicks on the season, including 10 against Wright State ... Logged 1,093 minutes of action.
Background: Named the All Sports Association/Daily News Boys Soccer Player of the Year as a senior ... Led the Big Green Indians to a 22-4 record and a second-consecutive state final four appearance in 2011-12 ... Scored 25 goals and dished out 27 assists in 2011-12 at Choctawhatchee High School ... Scored two goals and assisted on three others in the 2012 Pensacola Sports Association All-Star Game to earn MVP honors.
Personal: Michael Steven Lightbourne is the son of Michael and Sheila Lightbourne...Born on May 2 in Shalimar, Fla...Has one sister, Michelle...Majoring in administrative management at Missouri State.