Thacker, Williams, and Holcomb Receive Top Conference Honors

Simpson University Sports News

02.27.2015

REDDING, Calif. - Dalton Thacker, who led Simpson to an 8-2 California Pacific Conference record and 16-14 overall mark, was named the California Pacific Conference Player of the Year in a vote by conference coaches. He leads a list of five other seniors and four juniors who were selected to the Cal Pac's First Team, including Simpson teammates Shaquille Jones and Anthony Williams. Only Pacific Union's Jordan Greenwell is a repeat mention on the First Team. Senior Ian Corella rounded out Simpson’s Cal Pac honors by being named to the Second Team.

Thacker, a Second Team pick last season and Freshman of the Year two years ago, led the Red Hawks in scoring and rebounding, averaging 15.2 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. He also had a team-high 75 assists. He finished second in the conference in scoring average, field goal percentage (.409), and fifth in assists per game (2.5). He recorded three double-doubles on the season.

In other awards meted out by Cal Pac coaches, Simpson's Jim Holcomb was named the Coach of the Year. In his second season in Redding, Calif., Holcomb has led the Red Hawks to a 17-5 Cal Pac record over the past two campaigns.

Another Simpson standout, Anthony Williams, was selected as the Defender of the Year. The senior forward not only led the Cal Pac in steals, (64), but he ranks 11th in the country in that category, as well as 17th in steals per game (2.133). Williams also averaged 10.8 points per game and grabbed 4.8 boards per contest.

Pacific Union guard Greg Brown gets the nod as Newcomer of the Year after leading the conference in scoring with a 17.4 average. He also led the Cal Pac in free throw percentage (.745) and 3-point field goals (55), he was second in 3-point percentage (.390), third in field goal percentage (.390), and tied for fourth in steals (39). He turned in the biggest scoring performance of the year, registering 38 points against Holy Names back in November.

Menlo's MIkey Eggleton was voted the Freshman of the Year by the Cal Pac Coaches. The first-year point guard was eighth in the conference in scoring (11.2), third in free throw percentage (.717), third in assists (74). He led the Oaks in scoring and assists.

  • PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Dalton Thacker (Simpson)
  • DEFENDER OF THE YEAR: Anthony Williams (Simpson)
  • NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Greg Brown (Pacific Union)
  • FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Mikey Eggleton (Menlo)
  • COACH OF THE YEAR: Jim Holcomb (Simpson)

First Team All-Cal Pac

Player School Year Position Height
Dominique Barnes Cal Maritime SR F 6'6"
Greg Brown Pacific Union JR G 5'10"
Zach Davis Cal Maritime JR F 6'6"
Jordan Greenwell Pacific Union SR F 6'5"
Isaiah Hawkins La Sierra SR G 5'9"
Kameron Hoyt Cal Maritime JR G 6'1"
Shaquille Jones Simpson SR G 5'9"
Andre Marquez La Sierra JR G 6'3"
Dalton Thacker Simpson SR F 6'1"
Anthony Williams Simpson SR F 6'2"

Second Team All-Cal Pac

Player School Year Position Height
Ian Corella Simpson SR P 6'7"
Roman Delgado Cal Maritime JR G 6'1"
Mikey Eggleton Menlo FR G 5'10"
Ben Graham Menlo FR G 6'0"
Joshua Kimble UC Merced FR G 6'2"
Dylan Severson Menlo JR F 6'5"

Honorable Mention All-Cal Pac

Player School Year Position Height
Kevin Batiste La Sierra FR F 6'5"
CJ Goldsmith La Sierra SR PG 6'0"
George Olumba UC Merced JR F 6'3"
Levi Strandberg Cal Maritime SR F 6'7"
Clayton White Cal Maritime SO PG 6'0"

 

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