Quick hits: Cassidy Boensch basketball honors, Alton Voss football signing, GVSU lacrosse No. 22 ranking

It’s been quite the couple of weeks for Grand Valley State women’s basketball center Cassidy Boensch.  From starting the season with limited minutes to slowly gaining the trust of head coach Mike Williams to playing in the starting lineup, the 6-foot-4-inch sophomore not only earned her third straight (fourth total) GLIAC North Division Player of the Week, but she has now been named U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) National Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 25.


GVSU football signs largest recruiting class in school history

Teams are built off of recruiting. Without a steady flow of the region’s top high school football players, teams would not be able to reload their rosters following the significant turnover that occurs at the end of each season. During last season’s signing period, Grand Valley State football added 31 players to the Laker family—a strong number—as well as 23 in 2016. If 31 recruits is good, then this year’s count of 44—the largest class in school history—is out of this world.

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GVSU Football during the game against Northern on Saturday October 28, 2017.

Reflection: GVSU football falls short despite strong season

With frigid air blowing through the quaint, little college town known as Allendale, a wealth of Grand Valley State seniors gathered with what was left of the student section following a 45-7 trouncing of the Tiffin University Dragons on Saturday, Nov. 11, at Lubbers Stadium.  Though some of the Laker football players knew it would be their last time setting foot on the field as players, there was also the creeping suspicion it could be their last time gearing up as Lakers.