Mike was a freshman at Fontbonne in 1985 when the Griffins advanced to the National Little College Athletic Association (NLCAA) tournament. In that tournament's championship game, Lee scored the game winning goal with five minutes remaining. He was the team captain his sophomore and junior years and voted best offensive player in 1986 and 1988. He finished either first or second in scoring in each of his four years. He finished his four-year career with 126 points. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1989.