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#17 - Jon Brighton
2005-06 Men's Soccer
Warner Robins, Ga.
Houston County
Jon Brighton

2005: Appeared in 17 matches, making 13 starts ... second on team in goals (5) and points (11) ... first Crusader to score at least five goals in back-to-back seasons since J.J. Ruane and Scott Daly (1998-99) ... named team's Most Improved Player ... found the back of net September 4 vs. Canisius before scoring again two matches later against Northern Illinois ... notched lone asssist of the year October 12 against Detroit, and scored a goal in the following match at Oral Roberts ... scored again in Valpo's 5-2 win over Cleveland State, October 23 ... final goal of the season gave Crusaders a 1-0 lead November 11 vs. Oakland in Mid-Continent Conference Tournament ... earned All-Tournament honors.

2004: Made eight starts and appeared in 17 matches ... led Crusaders in goals (5) and points (11) ... scored match-winning goal September 7 in 2-1 win over Saint Joseph's (Ind.) ... scored a goal and added an assist in Valpo's 4-1 win September 19 at Xavier ... scored lone Crusader goal September 26 at Southwest Missouri State ... enjoyed first multi-goal match with a pair of markers October 2 at Centenary, earning Mid-Con co-Player of the Week honors ... named team's Offensive Most Valuable Player.

2003: Took to the pitch 14 times as a freshman, making one start ... fired two shots on goal in first career match, August 29 against Southwest Missouri State ... made first career start September 28 at Drake ... scored first career goal October 5 against Centenary, helping Valpo to a 3-2 win ... tallied again October 12 at Drury in a match the Crusaders won 2-0.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Bears ... led school in scoring as a sophomore, junior and senior ... named to All-Middle Georgia First Team in 2002 ... served as team captain his senior season ... twice named 2-AAAAA Region Player of the Week ... also earned four letters in basketball, picking up Second Team All-County and All-Region accolades.

Personal: Jon is the son of David and Marcia Brighton ... major is political science ... named to Dean's List in spring of 2006 ... born May 2, 1985.

W Soccer Belmont Brown Field
Aug 22, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
W Soccer IUPUI Brown Field
Aug 24, 1:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
W Soccer Valpo Phoenix, Ariz.
Aug 29, 9:00 p.m. Grand Canyon
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
W Soccer Valpo Flagstaff, Ariz.
Aug 31, 2:00 p.m. Northern Arizona
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
W Soccer Ball State Brown Field
Sep 5, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Sep 7, 2:30 p.m. Western Illinois
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler