2001-02: Named to the JOFA Division 1 Hockey All-America Second Team Earned CCHAs 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 MSUs 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 Culvers 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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