NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Junior keeper Salma Ibrahim has been a big reason the New Brunswick High School girls soccer team has gotten off to a great start.

Earlier this week, she was recognized for her outstanding play.

Ibrahim was named as New Brunswick’s Athlete of the Month by the Greater Middlesex County Student-Athlete Advisory Council.

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Ibrahim is coming off a six-save shutout victory over Perth Amboy and a 16-save performance to lead the Zebras to a 4-3 victory over Calvary Christian of Old Bridge.

At 5-5, the Zebras have already surpassed last year’s win total.

Ibrahim, a two-time All-Greater Middlesex Conference White Division selection who is now in her third year as the starter, has two shutouts this season.

Allie Lubcher, who is in her first season as head coach after seven seasons as an assistant, and the Zebras are scheduled to travel to South River today for a 4 p.m. match.

South River (5-3) is coming off a 4-0 victory over Perth Amboy.

The Student-Athlete Advisory Council comprises one student- athlete from each school in the GMC. The council was created in August to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. It also offers input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives on GMC member institution campuses.

Ashley Caldwell, the first singles player on the girls tennis team, is the representative for New Brunswick High School.