Granite City defenseman Larson makes college commitment
March 31, 2020
The Granite City Lumberjacks, proud members of the NA3HL, are pleased to announce that Top Prospects defenseman Kearby Larson has committed to play ACHA Division 1 hockey for Iowa State University of the Central States Collegiate Hockey League for the 2020-21 season.
Larson, 20, just completed his second and final season playing in the NA3HL for the Lumberjacks. The 5’10/170 lbs. native of North St. Paul, Minnesota, recorded 31 points (11 goals, 20 assists) in 42 games played this season.
Larson was also selected to the played in the 2020 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament for the West Division team.
Larson played in 83 career games for the Lumberjacks over the course of two seasons, scoring 16 goals and 30 assists for 46 points and was a +66 with Granite City.
“My two years with the Jacks was the best choice I made. The level of hockey is the highest that I’ve played, and it was the most fun I’ve had with hockey,” said Kearby. “I chose Iowa State for school and hockey because of how professional the coaches seemed to run the team during my visit down there. In terms of academics, Iowa State fits best for my major. The campus is nice and compact so it’s easy to get around. The school feels right for me.”
“Kearby was a player that put up big minutes for us the past two seasons. He was named assistant captain this season because of his great leadership on and off the ice. We wish him the best,” said Lumberjacks assistant coach Mat Hal.