Day: March 2, 2015

Stelzer Named GLIAC Player of the Year

Ben Stelzer is Finance major who will graduate from the School of Business and Economics this Spring.
Ben Stelzer is Finance major who will graduate from the School of Business and Economics this Spring.

For the ninth time in Michigan Tech men’s basketball history and seventh time in the last 14 years, the GLIAC Player of the Year wears a Huskies jersey. Senior Ben Stelzer (Manitowoc, Wis.) earned the honor in voting from the league’s head coaches.

Stelzer was also named to the All-GLIAC First Team while backcourt mate Jordan Chartier (Chatham, Mich.) earned a spot on both the All-GLIAC Second Team and GLIAC All-Defensive Team.

Stelzer led the GLIAC in scoring all season, finishing at 22 points per game. The recently-named Academic All-American posted 20 or more points in 18 games with three 30-point performances. He leads the nation in 3-point field goals made per game (3.96) and ranks among the national leaders in scoring and 3-point percentage (45.0). Stelzer, with 572 points this season, has totaled 1,709 career points—seventh most in Michigan Tech history. The senior guard also reset Tech’s record for 3-pointers made (355). Stelzer was the preseason GLIAC Player of the Year and four-time GLIAC Player of the Week during the 2014-15 campaign that saw the Huskies finish second in the GLIAC standings.

Chartier ranks second on the team in scoring at 10.3 points per game. He leads the GLIAC and ranks seventh nationally in  assist-to-turnover ratio (3.26-to-1) with 88 assists and just 27 turnovers all season. The 6-2 guard also averages 4.5 rebounds—second most on the team—while playing 36.2 minutes of each contest.

The two Huskies helped Tech to a 16-6 mark in GLIAC play—tied for the second best mark in the league. Tech holds the No. 2 seed in the GLIAC Tournament, which begins Wednesday (Mar. 4). The Black and Gold host No. 7-seeded Walsh for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff.

Notes: Other GLIAC MVPs from Michigan Tech were Ali Haidar (2011-12 and 2012-13), Josh Buettner (2003-04 and 2004-05), Matt Cameron (2001-02 and 2002-03), Matt Trombley (1994-95) and Russ VanDuine (1980-81) … The All-GLIAC Women’s Basketball Teams will be announced at a banquet on Friday (Mar. 6) prior to the GLIAC Final Four.

2014-15 GLIAC Men’s Basketball Postseason Awards & All-Conference Teams
Player of the Year:
Ben Stelzer – Michigan Tech
Freshman of the Year:
Ben Haraway – Malone
Coach of the Year:
Steve Hettinga – Lake Superior State

2014-15 All-GLIAC First Team

Name School Year Pos. Hometown/Previous School
Ben Stelzer Michigan Tech Sr. G Manitowoc, Wis. / Roncalli
Drew Lehman Ferris State Sr. G Toledo, Ohio / Central Catholic
Kyle Cooper Hillsdale Jr. F Northville, Mich. / Detroi Catholic Central
Wendell Davis Ashland So. F Reynoldsburg, Ohio / Bell
Alex Williams Lake Superior State Sr. G Benton Harbor, Mich. / Benton Harbor
C.J. Turnage Saginaw Valley State So. F Ypsilanti, Mich. / Milan
Jake Heagen Findlay Sr. F New Concord, Ohio / John Glenn
Will Bowles Northwood Sr. F/C East Detroit, Mich. / South Lake
Jesse Hardin, Jr. Walsh Jr. G Warren, Ohio / Harding
Tony Harris Lake Superior State Sr. G Auburn Hills, Mich. / Avondale

2014-15 All-GLIAC Second Team

Name School Year Pos. Hometown/Previous School
Jared Stolicker Ferris State Jr. C Middleville, Mich. / Thornapple-Kellogg
Damon Bozeman Saginaw Valley Jr. G Detroit, Mich. / Madison Heights
Garrett Hall Saginaw Valley So. G Indianapolis, Ind. / Cathedral
Dylan Langkabel Northwood Jr. G Morristown, Ind. / Morristown
Maurice Jones Northwood Jr. G Saginaw, Mich. / Arthur Hill / USC
Jamil Dudley Lake Erie Sr. F Massillon, Ohio / Massillon
Ricardo Carbajal Grand Valley State Jr. F Munster, Ind. / Quincy
Ryan Sabin Grand Valley State Sr. G Byron Center, Mich.
Jordan Chartier Michigan Tech Jr. G Chatham, Mich. / Superior Central
Josh Fleming Ferris State Jr. F Carol Stream, Ill. / Glenbard North
         

2014-15 GLIAC All-Defensive Team

Name School Year Pos. Hometown/Previous School
Tony Harris Lake Superior State Sr. G Auburn Hills, Mich. / Avondale
Kellen Smith Saginaw Valley Jr. G Covington, Ky. / Scott
Jared Stolicker Ferris State Jr. C Middleville, Mich. / Thornapple-Kellogg
Akaemji Williams Lake Superior State Fr. G Rochester, Mich. / Adams
Dawuan Thomas Ashland Sr. G Dayton, Ohio / Trotwood-Madison
Jordan Chartier Michigan Tech Jr. G Chatham, Mich. / Superior Central
Ryan Sabin Grand Valley State Sr. G Byron Center, Mich.
John Staley Findlay Jr. F Dayton, Ohio / Chaminade-Julienne
Davonte Beard Walsh Sr. G Akron, Ohio / St. Vincent-St. Mary
James Chappell Ferris State Jr. F Detroit, Mich. / Southwestern

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