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2012: Started all 16 games on close defense and helped fuel a unit that finished seventh nationally in scoring defense (7.38) • Had 18 ground balls and six caused turnovers on the year • The Johns Hopkins defense held 13 of 16 opponents to nine goals or less and only once did the Blue Jays give up more than 11 goals on the year.

2011: Started all 16 games on close defense and finished with one goal, 21 ground balls and nine caused turnovers • Tied for fourth on the team with nine caused turnovers • Key member of a defense that finished sixth in the nation in scoring defense (7.25) • Helped hold the opposition scoreless for a stretch of 14 minutes or longer 22 times and to one goal or less in 32 of 64 quarters on the year • Jump-started JHU's 12-11 win over second-ranked Virginia with his first goal of the season just over two minutes into the game • Made big open-field hit on Maryland's Scott Larue to cause a turnover that led to a Chris Boland goal late in the fourth quarter of JHU's 12-11 overtime win against the Terps - goal capped an 8-1 run that turned an 8-3 deficit into an 11-9 lead.

2010: Played in all 15 games and had one goal, one assist, 20 ground balls and four caused turnovers on the year • Got the nod as the top pole in the season-opener against Manhattan and fueled a defense that held the Jaspers scoreless for the first 53:12 - the longest such streak in the Dave Pietramala era • Had an assist against Delaware, totaled a career-high four ground balls against UNC and came back with his first career goal and two GBs against Albany • JHU defense held the opposition scoreless for 10 minutes or longer 23 times on the season.

At Calvert Hall: Under Armour All-American and US Lacrosse All-American as a senior • Two-time first team all-metro and two-time First Team All-MIAA selection • Helped team to a 17-3 record and a trip to the MIAA Semifinals as a junior and a 16-4 record and an appearance in the MIAA title game as a senior • Totaled one goal, two assists and 78 ground balls as a senior • Three-year letterwinner in football • Garnered All-MIAA honors as a standout OLB/FB.

Personal: Christopher J. Lightner • The son of Lee Lightner, Laurie Bracken and stepfather Colt Bracken • Great grandfather, Milard Lang, played lacrosse and soccer at Johns Hopkins and was inducted into both the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame and the National Soccer Hall of Fame • Born April 1, 1991 • Economics major with a minor in entrepreneurship and management.


Chris Lightner

Chris  Lightner


Timonium, MD

High School:
Calvert Hall

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 205


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