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Channell Headlines SVSU Men's Soccer All-Midwest Region Honorees

Tyler Channell - 2015 CCA Division II Midwest Region Player of the Year
Tyler Channell - 2015 CCA Division II Midwest Region Player of the Year

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. 

Joining Channell on the All-Midwest Region First Team are teammates Jordan Kalk, Aleksandar Isaevski and Troy Watson.

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. 

Click here for the complete 2015 CCA Division II All-Midwest Region Teams

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