Duke Men's Lacrosse BIO
9 Michael Ward
Preseason Second Team All-America pick ... charted as the third-best defensive midfielder in the country by Inside Lacrosse magazine ... graduated from Duke on May 13, 2007 after majoring in history while minoring in economics ... currently pursuing a master’s degree in liberal studies ... ACC Academic Honor Roll selection.
2007: Played in all 20 games ... carded seven points on two goals and five assists ... played a key role on the defensive end as Duke led the ACC in goals against average and man-down defense ... credited for 31 ground balls.
2006: Played in all eight games ... posted 13 ground balls.
2005: Played in all 20 games ... co-recipient of the Jack Persons Award, presented annually to Duke’s most improved player ... registered 38 ground balls including a career-high four against both Butler (2/19) and Vermont (3/21) ... was instrumental in Duke ranking first in the ACC and third nationally in team defense (6.95 goals per game).
2004: Played in 11 games ... scored single-game goals against Maryland (3/6) and Canisius (3/16).
Prep: Three-year letterman at Ward Melville ... All-America selection as a senior ... finished career with 60 goals and 56 assists ... also played football.
Personal: Son of Christopher and Robin Ward ... father lettered three seasons in football at Maryland (1976-78), helping the Terrapins to a 28-8 record, three bowl games and the 1976 ACC championship ... brother, Nick, is a member of the lacrosse team at Maryland ... born May 1, 1985.