Junior Dani Nay led Skyview to its first state championship in October, and on Tuesday she accomplished another first for the Hawks when she was named the 2016-17 Gatorade Idaho Volleyball Player of the Year.
The 5-foot-10 outside hitter recorded 519 kills, 296 digs, 60 service aces and 39 blocks as Skyview went 41-3, culminating with a 25-22, 17-25, 19-25, 25-21, 15-11 victory over Idaho Falls in the 4A state championship match.
“Nay is a go-to player in crunch time, and she always performs,” Emmett coach Dana Williams said. “She has a high kill percentage, she plays great defense and she crushes the ball like a giant, while only being about 5-foot-10.”
Nay, who is verbally committed to Weber State, also was named the 4A Southern Idaho Conference Player of the Year.