ROYAL OAK, Mich. - The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) announced the recipients of All-Conference awards today at the conclusion of the MIAA Tournament. Adrian College was well represented as freshman Eric Fannell (St. Catharines, Ont.) was named MIAA Most Valuable Offensive Player and junior Brandon Parnham (Orillia, Ont.) was tabbed as MIAA Most Valuable Defensive Player.
Fannell burst onto the scene in his first year at Adrian College leading the conference in points (69), goals (49) and man-up goals (9). In addition, he third in shots on goal (70) and fifth in assists (20). He ranks third in a single season at Adrian in points and is second in goals behind Cody Kilcoyne's 55 last season. Parnham tallied 18 ground balls and 15 caused turnovers this season on defense. Adrian also ranked second as a squad in the MIAA allowing 8.13 goals per game and Parnham was a key component.
Joining Fannell and Parnham as First Team All-MIAA selections were senior Drake Dailey-Chwalibog (White Lake, Mich.) and senior Nicholas Frontczak (St. Clair Shores, Mich.). Dailey-Chwalibog currently has 24 points with a great balance of 12 goals and 12 assists. He also tallied 49 ground balls for the Bulldogs and had a 52.9 shot on goal percentage (36-68). Frontczak was a midfield short stick pick and compiled nine points in 15 games with seven goals and two assists. He also had 32 ground balls, 10 caused turnovers, eight face-off wins and a 53.8 percent shot percentage which ranks third in the MIAA.
The second team honorees included junior Mitch Burgin (Farmington Hills, Mich.), senior Tom Thielman (Lino Lakes, Minn.), freshman Cody Schmitt (Champlin Park, Minn.), freshman Max Groves (Fishers, Ind.) and senior Kevin Lerg (Farmington Hills, Mich.). Burgin ranked second on the team with 38 goals and 53 points. Those totals also rank him fifth in the MIAA. He scored five man-up goals this season and had 29 ground balls. Thielman registered 27 points including 20 goals and seven assists. He ranked sixth in the league with five man-up goals and totaled 35 shots on net. Schmitt played in 15 games and recorded a goal from his midfield long stick position. Schmitt recorded 40 ground balls and 24 caused turnovers which ranks seventh in the conference.
Groves saw action in 15 games and recorded 30 ground balls while ranking ninth in the MIAA with 22 caused turnovers. Lerg played in 14 games in net for the Bulldogs and posted a 11-3 record with a 8.63 goals-against average. He also tallied 130 saves for a .544 save percentage and scooped up 31 ground balls. He has the most wins (42) and saves (468) in school history.