Women's Lacrosse


15   Maddie Ward
Maddie  Ward


Collegeville, Pa.

High School:
Spring Ford HS





Atlantic 10 Announces Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll

UMass helps record-setting conference performance with 148 honorees


Atlantic 10 Announces Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll

UMass helps record-setting conference performance with 148 honorees


Balanced Scoring Gives No. 10 UMass Women's Lacrosse 19-6 Win At Iona

12 different Minutewomen score goals in UMass' fifth straight win.


Strong Start Leads #17 Women's Lax Past Sacred Heart 21-8

Cori Murray with four goals to lead Minutewomen.


139 UMass Student-Athletes Named To Atlantic 10 Fall Commissioner's Honor Roll

A league-record 1,637 student-athletes recognized for achieving 3.5 GPA's or higher.


Lacrosse Highlights - A-10 Championship Game

Highlights from the Minutewomen's 10-6 win over Richmond in the Atlantic 10 Championship game.



WLAX vs. SBU Photos by Thom Kendall '93



WLAX vs. GMU Photos by Thom Kendall '93



WLAX vs. COLORADO Photos by Thom Kendall '93

As a junior in 2015: Game-By-Game Statistics Played in eight games during the year with a goal and an assist ... Had a goal and an assist in win at St. Bonaventure (4/4).

As a sophomore in 2014: Game-By-Game Statistics
Played in eight games and scored one goal on the season ... Notched first goal of the year in winning effort over Iona (3/1).

As a freshman in 2013: Game-By-Game Statistics
Appeared in nine games ... scored four goals and added four assists ... picked up two ground balls and caused on turnover ... Tallied a goal against St. Bonaventure (4/19) ... Had a goal and one assist at Holy Cross (3/20) ... Recorded one goal and two assists at Sacred Heart (3/16) ... Scored her first collegiate goal against Iona (3/2) ... Saw her first collegiate action against LIU (2/16).

Before UMass: A four-time letterwinner as a midfielder at Spring Ford High School ... An All-Conference Honorable Mention as a freshman ... Named Second-Team All-Conference and All-Area as a sophomore ... Named First-Team All-Conference as a junior ... Honored as First-Team All-Conference and All-Area as a senior ... Served as team captain in her sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... Recorded 53 goals and 64 assists, accounting for 48% of the teams points as a senior ... Finished her high school career with 203 goals and 132 assists ... Also a four-year letterwinner in soccer.

Personal: Madison Elizabeth Ward ... Born March 18, 1994 in Philadelphia, Pa. ... Daughter of Curtis and Lisa Ward ... Sister of William and Colin Ward ... Majoring in communication disorders.

•Why did you choose to come to UMass? I love the atmosphere and it felt like a home away from home. Everything, academics, lacrosse, and the team just seemed to click.
•What did you like most about this school? Boyden gym.
•What did you like most about the lacrosse program? Teammates that make everyday fun in its own weird way.
•How would one of your teammates describe you? Giddy, over achiever.
•When did you start playing sports? Kindergarten.
•How do you like to start your day? Check instagram.
•What is something you have to do every day? Talk to my mom.
•What is a piece of technology that you can't live without? Cell phone.
•What do you want to be doing in five years? Dream job helping people.
•Who is the most influential person or people in your life? Parents, hardest workers I know but always know how to have a good time.
•You find out you can go anywhere in the world but you have to leave today and get to be there for one week. Where do you go, who do you bring with you and what do you want to experience? I go to Italy, bring Katie Boden cause I know she'll love the chicken parm, and I want to experience the more lax environment.
•What is your favorite thing about being on the lacrosse team? Crazy friends and memories.
•What is your least favorite thing about being on the lacrosse team? Punishment runs.
•How would coach describe you as a player? Team player.
•Who is the funniest person on the team and why (examples are good!) Shannon Difo, dancing.
•Who is the best dancer on the team? Shannon Difo.
•Who is the worst dancer on the team? Shannon Difo.
•Who is the best singer on the team? Katie Boden.
•Who is most likely to spontaneously start singing & dancing? Me and Katie Boden as a group.
•Who is most likely to end up on a reality TV show? Melissa Carelli.
•Who is most likely to play a practical joke on a teammate? Shannon Difo.
•Who is the smartest person (random knowledge and/or book smarts)? Elieen McDonald.
•Who is the most intense player during a game? Kelsey Sheridan.
•What are some pregame rituals that different people have? Listening to ipods, tying shoes, and HAIR Dos.
•Who do you live with and what is something interesting about that person? Katie Boden, girl loves her peanut butter.

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