Ryan Ward
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    Ryan Ward

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Frisco, TX

    High School:
    Wakeland

    Last College:
    USAFA Prep School

    Height / Weight:
    5-9 / 160

    Position:
    Midfielder

    2013 (Freshman)
    Appeared in 19 games, started 11 ... led team with four goals and tied for lead with eight points ... scored first two collegiate goals 3:07 apart in a 2-2 draw against UMKC ... also scored in 1-1 draw with Houston Baptist during regular season and 2-1 victory over HBU in WAC quarterfinal match ... fifth on team with 19 shots attempted and fourth with 11 on goal ... led team in shot on goal percentage at .532 (19/11) ... fourth among freshmen with 1126 minutes played.

    Before Air Force
    USAFA Prep School: Played for Marcus Corbett at the USAFA Prep School.

    US Soccer Academy: Played for FC Dallas in 2009-10 and the Dallas Texans Academy from 1010-12 ... helped team to regional championship and the national title game in 2011.

    Club: Played for FC Dallas and Dallas Texans teams.

    High School: Three-year letterwinner in soccer ... helped team to class 4A state championship game in 2010 ... two-time first-team all-district selection ... second-team all-state and team captain as a senior ... high school soccer coach was Rusty Ogelsby.

    Personal
    Parents are Fred and Stephanie Ward ... has two sisters ... his father is a 1985 graduate of the Academy ... completed the Expeditionary Skills and Evasion Training (ESET) this past summer ... also participated in the jump program and took an economics class ... active in his squadron as an athletic clerk ... member of athletic's list last year ... hobbies include writing and playing soccer ... favorite food is Hawaiian pizza ... favorite book is The Bourne Identity ... favorite movie is The Dark Knight ... person in history he would most like to meet is George Patton ... greatest moment in sports was playing in front of 5,000 people in a playoff game ... credits his father with the biggest influence on his sports career ... started playing soccer at age four ... favorite professional soccer team is Chelsea ... favorite player is Frank Lampard ... member of cadet squadron 23.

    Inside Men's Soccer