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Montclair HS Student Recognized for Lacrosse and Academic Accomplishments

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A 10th grade student at Montclair High School is being recognized with a unique distinction for her accomplishments on the lacrosse field and in the classroom.

Ciara Butler, daughter of Ricky and Kisha Butler, has been selected to represent New Jersey at the inaugural 2016 Warrior National Prospect held at the River City Sports Complex in Midlothian, Virginia.

According to her father Ricky Butler, "The selection was based on strong performances in the class room as she finished freshman year with a 3.9 GPA."
 
 
According to the selection criteria, the Warrior National Prospect Invite brings elite level high school lacrosse players in the nation to one venue, where players showcase their lacrosse skills in front of NCAA lacrosse coaches. Participants were chosen because of  ”outstanding accomplishments both on and off the lacrosse field”. 
 
Ciara is also a member of the Weston Science Scholars Program (WSSP) at Montclair State University. 

 
On the lacrosse field, Ciara's parents state that she continues a steady growth, from being selected in 2015 Jersey Girls Lacrosse Associations (JGLA) All Star team and MVP of the Verona summer lacrosse league.
 
This two-day National Prospect Invite was a great opportunity for Ciara to showcase her lacrosse abilities in front of NCAA coaches and scouts. 
 
The organizers also express that this is a highly selective and exclusive way to spotlight a diverse group of high school boys and girls that demonstrate superior athletic skills, academic excellence, and personal integrity.  

The "best in class” high school student athletes seeking collegiate recruitment that has been selected by an independent panel to showcase their lacrosse skills and athletic ability in front of NCAA coaches from every division over the two-day period. 

Ciara expressed gratitude on this selection saying, "I'm extremely humbled, honored and ecstatic to have been selected to play among the nations top 2019 athletes to showcase our talents for possible college recruitment."
 
Ciara is the only student from Montclair being recognized this year, her parents maintain. Since Ciara is going into her freshman year at MHS, she has three more years to build upon her already strong accomplishments.
 
She says that she intends on focusing on maintaining a strong GPA and to further enhance her lacrosse skills so that both may lead to successful collegiate years.
 

 

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