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Two sign to play women’s basketball at Iowa Lakes

April 12, 2013
Estherville Daily News

The Iowa Lakes Community College head women's basketball coach Nicole Bullock is proud to announce the signing of Alissa Johnson and Allyson Sherdan.

Johnson, a 5-foot-7-inch guard from South Division High School in Milwaukee, Wis., was selected first team All-Conference four years; named team MVP four years; two-time player of the year in the conference (sophomore and senior); and Honorable All-State as a sophomore. She was named Milwaukee Journal Sentinel player of the week three times and earned All-Area Honorable mention.

Johnson averaged 19.1 points per game, 10 assists per game and 7 rebounds per game. These numbers helped make Alissa her high school's all-time leading scorer beating Terry Porter by 11 points. She has over 1,000 career points and 700 career assists.

"The addition of Alissa to our team is very exciting. She brings quickness, leadership, and an aggressive defensive presence," Coach Bullock said. "We are extremely happy to have her join our program."

Johnson also competed in tennis and softball during her time at SDHS. She was named first team All-Conference in tennis.

Alissa is the daughter of Brenda Bailey and the late Darryl K. Johnson Sr. She is planning to major in criminal justice at Iowa Lakes.

Sherdan, a 6-foot forward from John Marshall High School in Rochester, Minn., played a major role in her teams' 9-9 conference record on the year. She was a three-year starter for the Rockets; in her sophomore year she averaged 6 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals; as a junior she added 7 points per game, 7 rebounds per game, 4 assists and 2 steals; during her senior season she averaged 9 points, 9 boards, 6 assists and 2 steals.

"We are delighted to have Allyson become a member of the team," commented Coach Bullock. "Her ability to play both on the perimeter and in the paint gives us instant flexibility. She also brings a high basketball IQ and level of toughness to our team."

Sherdan was a section medalist in track as a sophomore and junior; running the 100, 200, 4x100 and 4x200.

Allyson is the daughter of Dave and Beth Sherdan. She is planning to major in athletic training at Iowa Lakes.



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