Carsyn Fearday Named NJCAA All-American


Published on April 9 2020 8:01 am
Last Updated on April 10 2020 6:59 am
Written by Millie Lange

Carsyn Fearday was named to the NJCAA All-American First Team for women's basketball after competing at Lake Land College this past season.

Fearday, the daughter of Marty and Jenny Fearday, was a freshman for the Lakers after graduating from Effingham High School.

She helped lead the Lakers to a Region 24 title and to the National Tournament. The Lakers finished with a 30-3 record. The Lakers were set to head to the National Tournament as the No. 4 seed but the tournament was canceled because of the coronavirus.

The freshman averaged 15.4 points a game to lead the Lakers in scoriing. She connected on 46.6 percent from the field.

"Carsyn worked very hard this year to add to her game," said Lake Land College Coach Dave Johnson. "She is a great team player who knew when to score and when to set others up.

"I thought she really improved her three point shooting this season. Her defense got better and better as the season went on. I’m very happy for her and she is extremely deserving of this honor."

She averaged 4.8 rebounds a game and 1.2 steals. Another honor she garnered this year was being named Region 24 Player of the Year.

Other First Team All-Americans were Hallie Lawson (Pima, Ariz.), Alyssa Iverson (McHenry County), Kirsten Kamholz (Moraine Valley), Denijsha Wilson (Labette, Kans.), Alliyah Chapln (Cawtawba Valley, N.C.), Iyana Brown (Muskegon, Mich.), Armani Jackson (Lakeland, Ohio), Mya Moye (CCBC Essex, Md.) and Autam Mendez (North Iowa Area).

Fearday has transfered to Maryville University where she will be playing basketball for the next three years.

"I want to thank my Lake Land family for all they have provided me this last year," said Fearday on twitter. "I have been so incredibly blessed with the best teammates and coaches. We all became so close and I would never trade being a part of the Laker family. They made this decision a tough one. I want to thank my family for always supporting me. I also want to thank all of the coaches and teammates that have gotten me to where I am today."