The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s basketball program has added one of the most talented guards to come out of southern Alberta in years, announcing today that local product Kacie Bosch is returning to Canada and will join the Pronghorns for the 2016-17 season.
Highly recruited out of high school, Bosch returns home after two seasons with the Gonzaga University Bulldogs (NCAA). Bosch will take advantage of the CIS repatriation rule and be eligible to compete immediately.
“Kacie brings a swift cultural infusion of change into our program as she has won at every program that she has been a part of,” says Horns head coach Dave Adams. “Kacie will be able to play her natural position at point guard and add immediate leadership in the backcourt. She is an outstanding athlete who has worked tirelessly at her craft to continue to improve.”
As a freshman, Bosch saw action in 16 games for the Bulldogs and played in another 18 games this past season.
“I am so happy to be coming home to play with a team that's on the up and coming,” says Bosch. “The girls, coaches and people surrounding this program are wonderful and I can't wait to be a part of it.”
Prior to heading to Spokane, Wa., Bosch starred for Chinook High School, winning the Southern Alberta High School Basketball League (SAHSBL) most valuable player award in both her grade 11 and grade 12 years. She led the Coyotes in scoring all three years she played for Chinook, averaging 19.7 points in grad 10 and 23.3 and 22.3 points per game in Grades 11 and 12 respectively.
In her Grade 12 year, she also led the Coyotes to a 12-1 record and a regular season tie with Raymond. The Coyotes went on to win the 4A Zone tournament and a provincial silver medal after a loss to Raymond in the final.
Bosch and the Coyotes finished fourth at provincials in 2013 under current Pronghorns men’s head coach Mike Hansen.
She comes to the program with a wealth of provincial team experience, playing two summers with each of the U15 and 17 teams. In 2013, Bosch led the Alberta U17 team to a fourth-place finish at the Canada Games.
The women’s basketball program will round out its 2016-17 recruiting class in the coming weeks and will open camp in early fall. Canada West will announce the 2016-17 conference schedule in early June.