Lake Forest goalie Podolsky tabbed NCHA Player of the Year

Leo Podolsky posted a sub-.2.00 GAA and a .940 save percentage this season for Lake Forest (photo: Erin Shamley).

The NCHA recently announced its year-end awards, including Player, Coach and Freshman of the Year, the All-Conference Team and All-Freshman Team.

Lake Forest junior goaltender Leo Podolsky was named Player of the Year after posting 15 wins, a 1.99 GAA and a .940 save percentage.

“Leo being named NCHA Player of the Year is a confirmation of the hard work he has put in and the growth he has experienced over the past three seasons,” LFC coach Patrick Kelliher said in a news release. “We couldn’t be happier for him. He was our backbone this year from day one. He came into this season with a quiet confidence and was as competitive as I have ever seen him in his three years.

“Our team’s success during the regular season came in large part from the confidence that our players had in Leo when he was in the net. They knew he was going to make the saves he should and even a couple he probably shouldn’t have.”

Adam Krug was selected Coach of the Year in his first season with Adrian, taking the Bulldogs to a 21-3-3 overall record and the NCHA regular-season title.

Freshman of the Year was Adrian’s Kyle Brothers, who posted an NCHA-best 43 points on 20 goals and 23 assists.

2015 NCHA All-Conference Team

Player's NamePositionClassSchool
Brian BergerFSr.Marian
Cullen BradshawFSr.St. Norbert
Kyle BrothersFFr.Adrian
Michael HillFJr.St. Norbert
Omar MullanFFr.Milwaukee School of Engineering
Josh RanalliFSr.Adrian
Ben CertoDJr.Lake Forest
Marian FialaDSr.St. Norbert
Ryan GieselerDSr.Adrian
Blake ThompsonDSo.St. Norbert
David JacobsonGSr.St. Norbert
Leo PodolskyGJr.Lake Forest

2015 NCHA All-Freshman Team

Player's NamePositionSchool
Kyle BrothersFAdrian
Omar MullanFMilwaukee School of Engineering
Mat ThompsonFAdrian
Blake ButzowDAdrian
Sean CampbellDSt. Norbert
Mark WhiteleyDMarian
Mike GudmandsonGMarian