Areta Buness, daughter of Paradise Valley residents Randy and Cynthia Buness and a 2015 graduate of Xavier College Preparatory, has been named by US Lacrosse as a 2015 High School first team All-American.
Buness was also named to the 2015 All-Academic Team.
A US Lacrosse All-American is a player who exhibits superior skills and techniques and possesses exceptional game sense and knowledge. A US Lacrosse All-American is one of the best players in the United States, while also embodying excellent sportsmanship.
A US Lacrosse All-Academic honoree is a player who exhibits exemplary lacrosse skills, good sportsmanship on the field, and represents high standards of academic achievement in the classroom.
This player also should have left her mark beyond the lacrosse field and the classroom by making significant contributions of service to the school and/or community.
Buness was one of only 325 girls selected as first team All-Americans from nearly 121,000 high school girls lacrosse players from across the nation.
A National Merit Scholar, Buness will be attending and playing Division 1 lacrosse for Stanford University for the 2015-16 school year.
This season, Buness was MVP and co-captain of her team and was also named Arizona Midfielder of the Year and First Team All-State by the Arizona Girls Lacrosse Association.
She is the Arizona career leader in points, goals, and draw controls.
US Lacrosse is the national governing body of men’s and women’s lacrosse, primarily serving the youth game.