BAY CITY, Mich. - Goaltender Laura Ivezaj (Rochester, Mich.) was named 2011 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference "Freshman of the Year", while senior Abby Bellamy (Davison, Mich.) was named second team all conference today (Nov. 4) by the conference office.
Ivezaj finished her debut season starting in 15 games for the Cardinals, saving 63 shots for a 0.91 save percentage She recorded seven shutouts on the season and was named to the All-GLIAC second team as well as receiving "Freshman of the Year" honors.
Bellamy appeared in and started all 16 games for Saginaw Valley this season. She lead the Cardinal defense to seven shutouts and put two shots on goal in her senior campaign.
Saginaw Valley ended their season with a 6-8-2 overall record, and a 5-8-2 GLIAC record.