North High School senior Ben Lawrence was selected among the top high school senior prospects to the American Football Worldwide Elite Team to represent the USA in Paris, France. The USA team competed against the National U19 Team of France. Ben was one of thirty-four on the roster that represented twenty different states.
The team’s week in France, March 22 - 30, included tours of the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Palace of Versailles, Mont St. Michel, the beaches of Normandy, the U.S. Cemetery and Memorial, and an evening boat tour of the Seine River. The week also consisted of practices with the USA team, and a football clinic and co-practice with young French football clubs. The week was capped off on March 29th with a 49-0 victory for the USA Elite Team over the U19 Paris Flash.
Ben will continue his football career at Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he received both academic and athletic scholarships. He will be majoring in biology/pre-medicine.
Ben did a tremendous job of representing North Football and the NHS Community, not only on this trip, but throughout his time at North High School. Should you get an opportunity to speak with Ben or his family, please congratulate them on this fantastic experience!