#17 Jon Brighton
|HOMETOWN||Warner Robins, Ga.|
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)||Houston County|
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.