QUINCY, Ill. – Saginaw Valley State University senior forward Tyler Channell has been named the Conference Commissioners Association (CCA) Division II Midwest Region Player of the Year, headlining a group of 26 players named to the All-Midwest Region teams. The CCA Player of the Year award and all-region teams are nominated and selected by the region's sports information directors.
Channell led the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in assists (14), points (50) and game-winning goals (8). He ranked second, behind teammate Jordan Kalk, in total goals (18) entering NCAA Tournament play. The Troy, Mich. native is a two-time GLIAC Offensive Player of the Year, winning the award this season and as a sophomore in 2013. He was also an all-region standout as a sophomore. Channell currently leads the nation in game-winning goals and ranks fourth in total goals and eighth in total assists. He helped the Cardinals to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Kalk finished his 2015 campaign with a school-record 20 goals, adding three assists for a total of 43 points. He earned First Team All-GLIAC honors following his sensational offensive season as well. Two of Kalk's goals were game-winners.
Isaevski was another First Team All-GLIAC performer for the Cardinals this season as a defender. He tallied 18 points with five goals and eight assists in his 20 matches. Two of his five goals were of the game-winning variety.
Watson scored four goals and added four assists from the midfielder position for SVSU. He was named to the 2015 All-GLIAC First Team as a midfielder.
Channell, Kalk, Isaevski and Watson will all now be placed on the national ballot for All-America consideration. The All-America teams will be released Wednesday, December 9.
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