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Dylan Ward
Year: Senior
City/State: Chestnut Hill, Pa.
High School: Chestnut Hill Academy

At Princeton — 2013-14: earned second-team All-America honors to cap a historic career … led Princeton with 13 victories while playing mostly at the No. 3 spot … competed in the A flight at the CSA individuals and won his first match in the championship draw … won twice at the No. 2 spot, including in Hoehn Cup final against Columbia … earned wins over Top 3 teams in both Trinity and Harvard … was one of four Princeton players to go 3-0 during the team championships … closed the team season with 10 straight victories. 2012-13: continued to be one of Princeton's toughest competitors, posting 13-4 record at No. 4 spot to help Princeton win the Ivy League title … clinched 5-4 victory over Harvard with 3-1 win at the No. 4 spot … was one of only three Princeton players to beat both Harvard and Yale; also earned win over Rochester … played in the 'A' draw at CSA individual championships for first time. 2011-12: posted Princeton's best win percentage in the varsity lineup and led the national championship-clinching rally against Trinity in the CSA final … went 15-1 during the team season playing mostly at the No. 7 spot … with Princeton trailing 4-2 in the national final, he rallied from a 1-0 hole to defeat Juan Flores 11-1, 11-7, 11-9 to set up the wins by Todd Harrity and Kelly Shannon … had critical win in the Ivy League regular season when he clinched the team win at Harvard; trailed 1-0 before winning the final three sets … his only regular season loss came against Cornell; he avenged it in the CSA team semifinal and didn't lose throughout the team championships. 2010-11: won two varsity matches during first season, including a 3-0 win over Penn during his collegiate debut … added a 3-0 win over Navy at the No. 8 position.

Before Princeton — reached the No. 4 spot in both the boys U-17 and U-19 rankings … will represent the U.S. this summer in Quito, Ecuador, in the Junior World Championships … placed fifth in both the 2005 and 2006 Canadian Junior Open … placed fourth in 2005 U.S. Junior Open … won U.S. Junior Doubles in 2008 … placed second in 2010 Princeton Junior Championship Tour … placed seventh in U.S. Junior Closed Nationals in 2010 … led Chestnut Hill Academy to pair of top-five national finishes … earned three varsity letters in cross country and four in tennis … has served as captain of cross country, squash and tennis teams … won U.S. Junior 21 & Under Court Tennis Junior championships … earned Philadelphia Inquirer Student Citizenship Award … received honors in instrumental music … class vice president … created an investment club during junior year at Chestnut Hill Academy.

Personal — born Dec. 23, 1991 … son of Christopher and Julia Ward … has a younger brother Laurenson … had an uncle, George B. McNelis '52, graduate from Princeton … interested in either political science or economics … plays the cello … enjoys sailing and skiing.
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