Boensch playing big for Grand Valley State

NCAA Hoops

ALLENDALE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Standing at 6-foot-4, Grand Valley State’s Cassidy Boensch doesn’t need to do much on the basketball floor to get your attention, but her playing matches up with her stature.

She’s the Lakers’ leading scorer and rebounder, averaging over 19 points and nearly 12 rebounds per game.

“When the player can score both ways and has that kind of size, it is tough to defend,” her coach Mike Williams said. “I’m glad we don’t have to do that.”

“It just comes down to appreciating every game,” Boensch said. “It’s going to be over before you know it. We talk about that before each game and we’re just happy to be here.”

She’s also a team player.

“They can’t guard all of us, so whether it is me scoring or me passing it out just comes down to that and making the right read,” she said.

Her contributions have helped the Lakers reach a 16-1 record, and they’re undefeated in the GLIAC.

Her team-first mentality also extends to her career aspirations. Boensch wants to be a doctor and currently works as a scribe in the emergency room at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.

“It really is a teamwork atmosphere,” she said of her job at the ER. “They really bounce ideas off each other and make sure they’re providing the best patient care in that way. That’s something I really like about it because I’ve been on a team my whole life.”

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