2016 All-GLIAC Men's Soccer Awards Announced

2016 All-GLIAC Men's Soccer Awards Announced

AWARDS PHOTOS

BAY CITY, Mich. – The 2016 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Men's Soccer awards have been announced after voting conducted by the league's coaches.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Tiffin senior forward Andre Landell enjoyed a sensational senior season, leading the GLIAC in goals with 15 while also finishing second in assists and points. He currently ranks in the Top 15 in Division II in total goals and points. He is a four-time All GLIAC selection who also was named GLIAC Offensive Player of the Year in 2014. Landell has also earned NSCAA All American honors and three All Midwest Region citations. He has helped lead the Dragons to a 12-4-2 record. 

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Saginaw Valley State senior Tyler Stephens
 was the main leader on the back end for the Cardinals, serving as a constant for SVSU in all 18 matches. He scored one goal and added a pair of assists from the back line as well. The Saginaw Valley defense allowed just 21 goals, an average of 1.13 per contest, and posted six shutouts throughout the season. Tyler is the third SVSU player to earn the GLIAC Defensive Player of the Year distinction.

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Saginaw Valley State's Roderic Green had a spectacular freshman campaign, stepping right in as a starting forward for a deep Cardinal squad. He ranks fifth in the league and second on the team with his seven goals, adding a pair of assists for 16 total points. Green sits sixth in the league with those 16 points. Roderic becomes the second GLIAC Freshman of the Year in program history. 

GOALKEEPER OF THE YEAR
Lake Erie sophomore Hugo Fauroux
 finished his sophomore season with 69 saves in 17 games, spanning nearly 1,500 minutes. He allowed 14 goals for a goals against average of .084, second in the GLIAC. Hugo was a part of nine shutouts for the Storm, a school record in a season.

COACH OF THE YEAR
Saginaw Valley State's Andy Wagstaff earns his second straight GLIAC Coach of the Year honor in just his second year at the helm. He guided the program to its third regular season league title and matched last season's program record with 14 regular season victories. The Cardinals were 14-3-1 for the 2016 campaign, matching the program low for losses for the second straight season. Saginaw Valley led the GLIAC with 45 goals, a .152 shot percentage, 42 assists and 141 corner kicks. The Cards are second in the league with 16.4 shot per game and 136 shots on goal. SV sits eighth nationally with 42 assists, 11th with 132 points, 12th in goals (45) and 15th in assists per game (2.33).

A complete list of the 2016 All-GLIAC men's soccer teams is below:

2016 All-GLIAC Men's Soccer Awards

Offensive Player of the Year: Andre Landell - Tiffin

Defensive Player of the Year: Tyler Stephens - Saginaw Valley

Goalkeeper of the Year: Hugo Fauroux - Lake Erie

Freshman of the Year: Roderic Green - Saginaw Valley

Coach of the Year: Andy Wagstaff - Saginaw Valley

2016 All-GLIAC Men's Soccer Teams
All-GLIAC First Team - Forwards
Name School Year Hometown/Previous
Andre Landell Tiffin Sr. Birmingham, England / Windsor
Matt Wilson Saginaw Valley Jr. Huron Valley, Mich. / Oakland U.
Michael Shaikly Findlay So. Colchester, England / Mannintree
All-GLIAC First Team - Midfielders
Troy Watson Saginaw Valley Sr. Toronto, Ont. / Sir Wilfrid Laurier
Scott Byrom Tiffin Jr. Burnley, England
James Vaughn Northwood Jr. Bexhill, England / St. Richards
Andrew Dalou Saginaw Valley So. West Bloomfield, Mich. / Walled Lake Central 
All-GLIAC First Team - Defenders
Tyler Stephens Saginaw Valley Sr. Roseville, Mich. / Rochester
Kangni Gabianou Tiffin So. Columbus, Ohio / Beechcroft
Jesse Schluter Lake Erie Fr. Boksee, Germany / Kathe-Kollwikz
All-GLIAC First Team - Goalkeeper   
Hugo Fauroux Lake Erie So. Cannes, France / Lycee Bristol
2016 All-GLIAC Men's Soccer Second Team
All-GLIAC Second Team - Forwards   
Michael Bottomley Tiffin Sr. Huddersfield, England / Liverpool Hope
Bailey Moody Walsh Sr. Middleburg Heights, Ohio / Midpark
Roderic Green Saginaw Valley Fr. Commerce, Mich. / Lakeland
All-GLIAC Second Team - Midfielders   
Shane Facemyer Ohio Dominican Sr. Sunbury, Ohio / Big Walnut
Zach Bakos Northwood Jr. Linden, Mich.
Spencer Wood Tiffin So. Newport, Wales / Lianwern
Samuel Mutemwa Lake Erie Sr. Johannesburg, South Africa / Sandringham 
All-GLIAC Second Team - Defenders   
Ívar Árnason
Northern Michigan Fr. Akureyri, Iceland / Menntaskólinn á Akureyri
Josh Wates Northwood Fr. Manchester, England / Knutsford 
Liam Reilly Saginaw Valley Fr. Huddersfield, England / Barnsley
All-GLIAC Second Team - Goalkeeper   
Connor Keane Saginaw Valley Fr. Manchester, England / Loretta
2016 All-GLIAC Men's Soccer - Honorable Mention
 Nick Ciraldo Ashland Sr. Peninsula, Ohio / Cleveland State 
Kegan Winkler Findlay Fr Toledo, Ohio / St. Francis de Sales
Ondrej Jelinek 
Lake Erie
So. Prague, Czech Republic/Gymnasium Stodulky
Sveinn Karlsson Northern Michigan Fr. Akureyri, Iceland / Menntaskólinn á Akureyri 
Brendan Brown Northwood Fr. Cambridge, England / Moulton
Ryan Kasprzak Ohio Dominican So. Hilliard, Ohio / Darby
Tobee Oyeleye
Saginaw Valley Sr. London, England / West Virginia Tech
Michael McPeek Tiffin Sr. Sylvania, Ohio / Northview
Gary Canam Walsh Fr. Pickering, Ontario/Pine Ridge