2001-02: Named to the JOFA Division 1 Hockey All-America Second Team ? Earned CCHA?s Offensive Defenseman Award and was selected to the All-CCHA First Team ? Led MSU with a career-best 35 points on 13 goals and 22 assists ? Led Spartan rearguards and was third on the team with 13 goals ? Paced MSU with 22 assists and 24 power-play points and was second on the team with six power-play goals ? Team-high 12 multiple-point games ? Led CCHA in points and goals by a defenseman and ranked tied for 10th among all players in assists ? Named CCHA Offensive Player of the Week for Jan. 28 after recording five assists in a sweep of Ohio State Jan. 25-26 ? One of two Spartans selected to the Great Lakes Invitational all-tournament team after notching 3-1--4 in games vs. Michigan Tech (Dec. 28) and North Dakota (Dec. 29) ? Reeled off a four-game goal streak from Dec. 28-Jan. 5 ? Scored a pair of goals in a win vs. Lake Superior State (Oct. 11) ? Also picked up two goals in GLI championship game vs. North Dakota (Dec. 29) ? Matched career-high three points on two occasions this season ? 1-2--3 at Northern Michigan (Dec. 7) and 0-3--3 vs. Ohio State (Jan. 26) ? Three assists vs. Ohio State (Jan. 26) also tied a career high in that category.
2000-01: Named to the All-CCHA second team ? Ranked second among MSU defensemen in scoring with 7-18--25 in 42 games ? Led Spartan blueliners with seven goals, five power-play tallies, three game-winning markers ? 20 of his 25 points came on the power play, tops among MSU defensemen and third among all skaters ? Second on the team in plus-minus rating at +19 ? Posted a +16 in MSU?s 17 contests at Munn Ice Arena ? Four multiple-point games were second-best among Spartan defensemen ? Had 1-1--2 against Ferris State (Dec. 9) and Yale (Jan. 5) and 0-2--2 at Western Michigan (Feb. 16) and vs. Alaska Fairbanks (March 9) ? Recorded career-best six-game point streak that started Feb. 16 and ended March 10 and was 2-7--9 during that span ? Reeled off five-game scoring streak from Oct. 20-Nov. 4 and was 1-4--5 during that span ? Endured career-long eight-game scoreless stretch from Jan. 12-Feb. 3.
1999-2000: Honorable mention All-CCHA ? A finalist for the CCHA Best Offensive Defenseman award ? Snubbed on the Bauer/CCHA All-Rookie Team, earning honorable mention status although he led all freshmen defensemen in the All-CCHA balloting ? Fifth on the team in scoring with 8-20--28 in 40 games ? Second among MSU rookies and first among Spartan defensemen in scoring ? Second on the team in assists behind only Shawn Horcoff ? Third on the team with eight multiple-point games ? Third among CCHA defensemen in overall scoring ? Seven of his goals and 21 of his points came on the power play ? Ranked third on the team in both power-play goals and power-play points ? Racked up a +14 plus-minus rating, third among MSU defensemen ? Second on the team with five game-winning assists ? Recorded three points in a period twice ? vs. Nebraska-Omaha (Oct. 16) and vs. Minnesota (Nov. 27) ? Scored two goals at Miami (Nov. 19) for first career multi-goal game.
PRIOR TO MSU: Spent two seasons with the U.S. Under-18 Team ? In 1998-99 totaled eight goals and 22 assists (30 points) in 72 games ? The year before he posted six goals and 14 assists (20 points) in 65 games ? Played two years at Culver Military Academy and was the MVP of Culver?s Varsity ?B? team in ninth grade ? Also lettered in golf at Culver.
WITH TEAM USA: Selected to the 2000 U.S. National Junior Team, but suffered a shoulder injury in the final minute of the last exhibition game and did not get to play in the World Junior Championship ? Attended the 1999 U.S. National Junior Team evaluation camp in Lake Placid, N.Y.
PERSONAL: Born Nov. 25, 1980, in Indianapolis ? A finance major ? Enjoys golf, fishing, roller hockey and basketball ? A graduate of Ann Arbor Huron H.S. ? Favorite NHL team is the Colorado Avalanche and favorite player is New York Rangers? defenseman Brian Leetch ? Son of John Liles Jr. and Janie Liles ? Mother was a rower at Purdue (1971-72) ? Drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the fifth round (No. 159 overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.
By The Numbers First Collegiate Goal: Oct. 16, 1999 at Nebraska-Omaha Longest Point Scoring Streak: Six games (Feb. 16-March 9, 2001; 2-7--9) Most Goals, Game: 2, three times (MR: Dec. 29, 2001 vs. North Dakota) Most Assists, Game: 3, three times (MR: Jan. 26, 2002 vs. Ohio State) Most Points, Game: 3, five times (MR: Jan. 26, 2002 vs. Ohio State)
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