SOSC Nominees - Top Male and Female Athletes of 2017

Andy Monroe

Sport/Position: Crater High School Distance Runner

About: Monroe won the Class 5A track championship in the 3,000 meters despite tearing the plantar fascia ligament in his right foot with a mile to go. In the fall, he defended the state championship in cross country despite suffering lingering foot issues, bringing his total state titles to five. His cross country time tied for fifth in history. Received a scholarship to run for Stanford.

 

Maryssa Becker

Sport/Position: University of Louisville Softball

About: Maryssa Becker 

is a graduate of North Medford High School, and completed her career at Louisville last spring making second-team all-ACC. She started every game at either pitcher (career-high 22 wins), designated hitter or first base and was second on the team with a .366 batting average and 33 RBIs. She’s ninth on the school career home run list with 26. 

 

Jaylin Parnell

Sport/Position: South Medford High School Football

About: Linebacker Jaylin Parnell was chosen Class 6A defensive player of the year, and also made first-team all-state as a running back. In the Southwest Conference, he was named offensive and defensive player of the year for the second straight season. He set the school records with 1,442 yards rushing and 24 touchdowns.

 

 

Danielle Jantzer

Sport/Position: Phoenix High School Track & Field

About: The senior won Class 4A state track championships in the 800 and 1,500 meters, leading a strong Pirates contingent to a tie for second place, the best showing ever for a Phoenix girls team. She won the 1,500 in 4:48.57, a season’s best, and the 800 in 2:20.96, a personal best. In both races, she used a strong kick to run away from her challengers.

 

 

Haiden Schaan

Sport/Position: Cascade Christian High School Football

About: The senior quarterback guided Cascade Christian to the Class 3A state championship and was named state offensive player of the year. Schaan completed 224 of 343 passes for 3,079 yards, 37 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also ran 106 times for 774 yards and 16 more scores and even caught a TD pass among one of his two receptions.

 

Kyleigh Lopez

Sport/Position: North Medford High School Wrestling

About: The North Medford sophomore wrestler won the 113-pound state championship, defeating Hillsboro’s Tyler Rabang, 10-5. It was Lopez’s second straight crown. Following the school season, she placed third at the USA folkstyle nationals to earn All-American honors for the second straight year. Lopez won the third-place match by fall in 1:41.



Tanner Trosin

Sport/Position: Southern Oregon University Football

About: Quarterback for the Raiders, Trosin ranked second in the NAIA in passing yards per game (347.4) and total offense per game (380.5). He threw for 31 touchdowns with only seven interceptions, while completing 62.5 percent of his passes. He became Southern Oregon’s second first-team All-American quarterback and was Frontier Conference offensive player of the year.

 

  

Caroline McMahon

Sport/Position: Cascade Christian High School Volleyball

About: Caroline McMahon, a junior, was named co-player of the year in the state for Class 3A. She led the Challengers to a second straight state championship and a 25-3 record. The outside hitter, who was also Southern Cascade League player of the year, averaged four kills, three digs and 1½ aces per set with a 52.8 kill percentage.



Dylan Wu

Sport/Position: Northwestern University Golf

About: Wu is a former St. Mary’s two-time golf state champion. As a junior at Northwestern, he was semifinalist for the Jack Nicklaus national player of the year award. He earlier was a unanimous selection to the Big Ten first team and won the conference’s individual scoring title. Wu won two tournaments, giving him three overall, and made it to the round of 32 in the U.S. Amateur.


Jessa Perkinson

Sport/Position: Southern Oregon University Cross Country & Track

About: The distance runner added to her distinction as the most decorated athlete in Southern Oregon University history, becoming a 10-time All-American with a runner-up showing in the NAIA cross country championships. The senior’s time was 17:20 for 5,000 meters and gave her the Raiders best finish in history for the third straight season.

 


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