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2014 (Senior): Team co-captain... Selected 23rd overall by the Charlotte Hounds in the Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Entry Draft.
2013 (Junior): Started all 16 games for the Greyhounds and led Loyola in points (62) and assists (35)... Finished 11th in NCAA Division I in assists per game (2.19) and 19th in points per game (3.88)... Scored at least one point in all 16 games, extending his point-scored streak to 30 games at the conclusion of 2013... Was listed throughout the year in Inside Lacrosse's Player of the Year candidates... Earned All-ECAC Second Team and USILA All-America Honorable Mention laurels... Was named to the ECAC All-Academic team, too... With 67 career assists, he enters his senior season ranked seventh on Loyola Division I assists chart, and his 106 career points are 22nd... Scored three goals and assisted on two more in the season-opener at Delaware (2/16), and he then tallied a goal and three assists at Towson (2/20)... Scored a career-high seven goals and 10 points in a win over UMBC (3/26)... Became the first Loyola player since Gavin Prout (Hobart, 4/28/01) to score seven goals and the first since Tim Goettelmann to post 10 points (Fairfield, 3/25/00)... Had two goals and an assist in each of the next two games, against Bellarmine (3/2) and at Duke (3/8)... Posted seven points and tied his career-high with five assists against Air Force (3/16) in the Whitman's Sampler Mile High Classic... Tallied a goal and four assists at Georgetown (3/20)... Scored twice and assisted on two more versus Fairfield (4/16) and notched a hat trick with three goals and an assist at Hobart (4/20)... Matched his career-high again with five assists at Duke in the NCAA First Round (5/12).
2012 (Sophomore): Emerged as one of the best distributing attackers in the game during the season, leading Loyola with 31 assists... Ranked 25th in the nation in assists per game (1.63)... Also scored 12 goals and was third on the team with 43 goals... Earned ECAC All-Tournament honors... Started all 19 games on attack... Set a career-high with five assists against Towson (2/26), becoming the first Loyola player since Shane Koppens in 2009 to have five or more assists in a game... Followed that performance with three assists at Bellarmine (3/2)... Scored his first collegiate goal at Michigan (3/7)... Tallied a goal and two assists at UMBC (3/24) and a week later had a goal and three assists versus Ohio State (3/31)... Scored two goals at Fairfield (4/7) and had a goal and an assist at Denver (4/14)... Scored a goal with less than 10 seconds to go against Johns Hopkins (4/28) to tie the game at 9-9 and send it to overtime... Tallied two goals and six assists in the ECAC Championships, earning All-Tournament honors... Had three helpers against Denver in the Semifinal (5/2) and then scored twice and assisted on three more in the Championship Game versus Fairfield (5/4)... Scored a goal and had two assists versus Canisius in the NCAA First Round (5/12) and then assisted on two goals in the NCAA Quarterfinal versus Denver (5/19)... Assisted on a goal in the NCAA Semifinal against Notre Dame (5/26) and scored once in the NCAA Championship Game versus Maryland (5/28).
2011 (Freshman): Played in eight games as a freshman... Made debut against Towson (2/26)... Registered first collegiate point with an assist at Air Force (3/19).
Before Loyola:Earned six varsity letters - four in lacrosse and two in golf - at Old Mill High School in Glen Burnie, Md.... Received the C. Markland Kelly Jr. Memorial Award as the Outstanding 4A/3A Maryland High School Lacrosse Player following his senior season in 2010... Is the second current Greyhounds player to earn the award, joining Eric Lusby... Named to the All-Metro Second Team member by The Washington Post and was a member of the All-Area First Team by the Annapolis Capital-Gazette... Earned All-Anne Arundel County honors from the coaches in 2009 and 2010 and was an All-American, as well following his senior season... Played for the Maryland Free State Team and helped the Maryland Roughriders to a 44-3 record and third-place finish at the Dick's Sporting Goods National Championship... Earned Old Mill's Scholar-Athlete Award for maintaining a perfect 4.0 grade point average.
Personal:Justin Paul Ward... Son of John and Dawn Ward... Born in Baltimore... Has an older sister, Jenn... Earned the Minds In Motion Award on three occasions... Volunteers with the Special Olympics and the Arundel House of Hope Winter Relief Shelter.