Siskiyous’ Dailey one of two California Community College Athletes of the Year
College of the Siskiyous women’s basketball player Melissa Dailey is one of two student-athletes honored as the 2016-2017 Athletes of the Year by the California Community College Sports Information Association.
The awards, voted on by members of the CCCSIA Executive Board, are in their seventh year of existence recognizing a top student-athlete from each gender, according to a news release.
Also honored was Fullerton College football player Jordan Hoy.
The CCCSIA says the 2016-2017 award winners are the first in their respective sports.
Dailey was a sophomore guard who helped lead the Eagles to the 2017 CCCAA State Championship game. A two-time All-State pick and two-time Golden Valley Conference MVP, Dailey was the CCCWBCA State Player of the Year from the North region in 2017 and was named to the All-Tournament team at the State Championships.
She led the entire state in scoring and assists in 2016-17, averaging 26.1 points and 7.6 assists per game. She finished third in the state in free-throw percentage (81.2) and fourth in 3-point percentage (42.5), while making 117 treys, the second most in California. She scored 30 or more points in 10 games, including a season high of 41.
She also averaged 4.7 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game.
Melissa and her sister Megan, who became the first twins to ever be named to the All-Tournament team at the State Championships, attended Centennial High School in Portland, Ore., and are both transferring to Division I University of North Dakota.
They were among a group of sophomores at COS who went undefeated in conference play two years in a row and posted a 57-4 overall record during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons.
Hoy, a freshman quarterback, helped guide Fullerton to the 2016 CCCAA State Championship title earn recognition by JC Gridwire and JC Gridiron as Junior College National Champions. Hoy set several school records in passing as he led the state in total offense (4,146 yards). He led the entire state in quarterback rating posting a gaudy 164.8. He led Fullerton in rushing with 712 yards and nine TD carries. He completed 246 of 391 passes (63 percent) for 3,434 yards, including 37 touchdowns and a remarkably low-for-attempt of six interceptions.
Hoy was the MVP of the State Championship Bowl, an All-American, and SCFA Southern League Offensive Player of the Year. He was also the California Community College Football Coaches Association National Division Offensive Player of the Year, and CCCFCA Region III State Offensive Player of the Year.
Hoy prepped at Rockwell-Heath High School and hails from Heath, Texas. He has accepted a scholarship offer from Old Dominion University in Virginia.