Soccer talent Courtney Butlion has bounced back in a big way from injuries that temporarily took her out of the game, and is now kicking some serious goals both on the sports field and in life.
In undeniable displays of what top form she is in after recovering from two vertebrae fractures and a broken wrist, multiple doors have opened for the 17-year-old to travel to the United States.
Several US colleges have offered Butlion a scholarship and she has been named in School Sport Australia’s All Australian U/18 Girls Soccer Team that will compete in Texas.
Most recently, the Queens Park Soccer Club player turned heads at the School Sport Australia under-18 girls soccer championship in Queensland earlier this month.
Her stellar efforts as a striker saw her push her team to third place, finish the event with the distinction of being the highest female goal scorer, and named in the All Australian U/18 Girls Soccer Team.
As part of this team, she will travel to Dallas in March to compete in an international girls soccer contest.
Going to the Lone Star State won’t be the only time Butlion will jet to the US next year, with the aspiring athlete planning to base herself as a student-athlete at a junior college from mid-2020.
The scholarship will allow her to study towards a degree whilst playing soccer at a college-level.
The chance to study abroad while pursuing a soccer career came about after she caught the eyes of recruiters who were impressed by the skills displayed in a highlights reel posted on YouTube after being assisted by Elite Athletes Scouting Agency.