LINCOLN, IL — Lincoln College sophomore Erynn Young has reached a major milestone in her career and set a new scoring standard for the Lady Lynx Women’s Basketball program. On Friday, February 9th, in a home game against Bryant & Stratton College, Young scored her 1,000th career point as a college player.
Young is a 6’0” guard from Indianapolis, Indiana and a graduate of Ben Davis High School. She says she chose to attend Lincoln College as a Criminal Justice major after finding out that Lincoln had hired Matt Vavro to coach the team. “I was recruited by Coach Vavro to play at Danville, but when he moved over to coach at Lincoln, I decided to come here instead to play for him.”
The Lady Lynx are glad she decided to make the switch, and so is Young. “I like that the campus is small and I have been able to work with the teachers here very well. I am sure I would not have been as comfortable at a big school as I am here,” she said.
Young has been a standout performer on a team that has been putting together one of the strongest seasons in program history. LC is off to a 22-2 start and is in first place in both Midwest Athletic Conference and Region 24 standings. Her 482 points scored so far this season have her in the top ten (#9) in scoring among all players at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II level. She is averaging 20.1 points per game which is good for 20th place in the NJCAA DII.
Offense has not been the only phase of the game where Yong has made an impact this season. Her play on the defensive end of the court has been noteworthy as well. She is currently 3rd in the nation in blocked shots and 9th in steals.
Lincoln College Coach Matt Vavro says he has been impressed with Young’s work ethic and consistency during her time at LC. “Erynn has been a leader at both ends of the floor for us, and it’s amazing how much effort she puts in night in and night out,” he said.
Coach Vavro also noted that Young is a player who continues to seek out ways to improve. “Even though she was our top scorer last year, Erynn put in the time to improve her jump shot this year which has made her an even better player,” he said.
The future looks bright for Young and her teammates as they head into the final six games of the regular season. “We just need to stay focused and confident in each other the rest of the way. As long as we don’t beat ourselves, I know we can go far this year,” said Young.
LC will host Region Rival Parkland College this Saturday at 1:00 PM.