LIGHTBODY'S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Attended Huntington Beach High, where he was coached by Tony Ciarelli...earned three varsity letters each in football and track (shot, discus)...captained football team as a senior and track team as a junior and senior...as a JUNIOR named most improved football player...MVP of track team and won league and county titles in the shot and discus...second in both CIF shot and discus competition...SENIOR year Super Prep Magazine named him to their All-Far West team (100)...earned All-Sunset League and All-CIF first team honors as a defensive end...during track season won league and county titles in the shot and discus...captured CIF shot put title and was runner-up in the discus...fifth in the shot at the State meet and sixth in the discus...named male track athlete of the year by the Orange County Register...best marks 60-8 in the shot and 195-11 in the discus.
LIGHTBODY'S WSU CAREER
FRESHMAN (2000-01): Redshirt season...after enrolling in January (2000) and participating in spring drills, suffered torn thumb ligaments in fall camp and missed the entire season after having surgery to repair the tear...returned to the practice field for spring drills...during the spring track season he finished ninth in the discus (169-4) at the Pac-10 meet and 10th in the shot put (56-1)...his best discus throw was 176-3 and he led the team in the shot put with an indoor throw of 58-4.
RS-FRESHMAN (2001-02): V-letter...Games - 10...Starts - 1...missed the first two games with a high ankle sprain from fall camp...made his only start at Arizona State, although did see considerable backup action over the final 10 games...during TRACK season threw in two meets...best efforts discus/166-6 at the Moscow McDonald's Outdoor and shot put/51-0 against Washington...12th in the discus/165-10 at the Pac-10 Championships.
RS-SOPHOMORE (2002-03): V-letter...Games - 9...Starts - 3...earned the following weekly team awards: Cougar Claw - Nevada... Missed the Idaho game with a broken hand, then returned to play at Ohio State with a soft cast; Moved into a starting role at right tackle against MSU, California and USC; A pinched neck nerve sidelined him for the Stanford and Arizona games...returned to action against ASU, then suffered a knee strain against Oregon and missed the Washington game...returned for action at UCLA.
RS-JUNIOR (2003-04): V-letter...Games - 12...Starts - 12...earned the following weekly team awards: Offensive Lineman - Idaho... Sarter at right tackle; Suffered a pinched neck nerve against Stanford and missed the Oregon State game...returned to start the final four games, including WSU's win over Texas in the Holiday Bowl when the line did not allow a sack.
Samuel M. Lightbody...born August 22, 1981 at Manila, Philippines...parents Kathleen and Art Lightbody...father was a swimmer at Hamline University in Minnesota...two brothers, Jake and Titus...enjoys drawing and listening to music...working on a social science degree at WSU.