At Princeton — 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.