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Channell Named GLIAC Offensive Player of the Year; Wagstaff Earns Coach of the Year Honors

Channell Named GLIAC Offensive Player of the Year; Wagstaff Earns Coach of the Year Honors

Bay City, Mich. - Saginaw Valley State University senior forward Tyler Channell earned Offensive Player of the Year Honors and Head Coach Andy Wagstaff was named the GLIAC Coach of the Year for 2015, highlighting a stong showing for the Cardinals in the annual postseason all-conference awards.

Seven other SVSU student-athletes earned all-league plaudits, including three more First Team All-GLIAC and three Second Team All-GLIAC honors, respectively. Jordan Kalk (F), Troy Watson (MF) and Aleksandar Isaevski (D) all join Channell on the first team while Tyler Stephens (MF), Vaughn Frederick (D) and Alexandre Bouillennec (GK) all appear on the second team. Omar Sinclair earned All-GLIAC Honorable Mention honors after his freshman season for the Cards.

Channell earns his second GLIAC Offensive Player of the Year honor (2013) after posting a sensational regular season for the Cardinals in 2015.  The Troy, Michigan native capped his regular season by racking-up 50 points; totaling 18 goals and 14 assists for SVSU. His 50 points led the nation and his 14 assists put him as fourth in that category. His 18 goals ranked him third in the nation as well. He led the GLIAC in points and assists and was second in the goals category and was selected as the Offensive Player of the Week four straight times to start the season. Channell now owns the SVSU records for career points (104), career goals (38), game-winning goals (10), assists (28), points in a season and assists in a season.

Wagstaff was named Coach of the Year after leading Saginaw Valley State to an overall record of 14-3-0 with a 12-2-0 mark in GLIAC play during the 2015 campaign. His team finished runner-up in the GLIAC regular season, as SVSU led the league with 65 goals, 52 assists and a .224 shot percentage. The Cards were second in the goals against average category, allowing one goal per contest. SVSU had the league's top two goal and point scorers and the top pair in assists as well. Saginaw Valley was second in the nation in goals, assists, scoring offense, points and points per game. The team's 14 victories are a program record for the regular season and three losses match last season's marks for the regular season.

Jordan Kalk was named All-GLIAC First Team as a forward. He is second in goals in NCAA Division II schools with 20 so far this season. He leads the team in shots on goal (38) and shot on goal percentage (.679). His 20 goals led the GLIAC and his 43 points trailed only Channell.

Troy Watson earned All-GLIAC First Team as a midfielder. This was the first season the junior competed for the Cardinals. He started in 16 games for Saginaw Valley. During the season he recorded three goals and three assists.

Sophomore Aleksander Isaevski was selected as a defender to the All-GLIAC First Team. Isaevski posted five goals and seven assists, playing in all 17 regular games of the season. He was named All-GLIAC Honorable Mention his freshman season.

Junior Tyler Stephens was named All-GLIAC Second Team as a midfielder. Stephens competed in all 17 games, starting in 16 of them and recording one assist.

Senior defender Vaughn Frederick made all All-GLIAC Second Team. Frederick also participated in all of the regular season games and started in all but one and notched an assist from the defensive end.

Goalkeeper Alex Bouillennec was named All-GLIAC Second Team. Bouillennec is second in the GLIAC in goals against and goals-against average at 15 and 0.92, respectively. The sophomore is also third in the GLIAC in save percentage, posting a .758 mark. He had a record of 14-2-0 with four shutouts in the 2015 regular season.

Freshman Omar Sinclair earned a spot on the All-GLIAC Honorable Mention. Sinclair started in all 17 games for the Cardinals as a defender for the Cardinals.

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