Stonyhurst College netball player Olivia Laking (17) has been selected to play for the NW regional netball academy.
She will also be training with the superleague team, Manchester Thunder.
Olivia is the only player in the regional academy to have been selected from a school team, rather than from a club or county squad.
This is highly unusual and makes her selection even more of an achievement.
Head of Girls Games at the Ribble Valley school Mrs Emma Kay said: “Olivia has been playing netball at Stonyhurst for seven years and has made huge progress in the sport.
“Her success is thoroughly well deserved - the fact that she is 6ft 3 also helps!”