22 - Leigh Ward
Leigh Ward
Height: 5-9
Year: Senior
Hometown: Summerville, S.C.
Position: M/F
Major: Physical Education
Last School: Fort Dorchester HS

2009: Appeared in all 19 games and made eight starts... Finished the season with six shots... Ranks third in school history (D-I era) for games played in a career (47)... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team.

2008: Played in all 19 games throughout the season, starting in 11 of them... Recorded seven shots on the season and finished with five shots on goal... A Member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team.

2007: Played in nine games during freshman season and started twice... Finished with one assist and one point... Recorded first career point on an assist against Alabama State (9/9).

Before USC Upstate: Lettered four times in soccer at Fort Dorchester... Scored 45 career goals... Scored 14 goals and recorded 12 assists in senior season... Received NSCAA/Adidas All-South Region Scholar Award in senior season... Named Captain, All-Region and Most Versatile Player in junior season... Named Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and All-Region in sophomore season... A member of the National Honors Society.

Personal: Born on Jan. 17, 1989 in Greenville, S.C... Daughter of Gary and Julie Ward.... Has three siblings... Her brother, Jack, played collegiate soccer... A physical education major... Favorite movie is "Inception"... Enjoys watching "Glee" and "Wipeout"... Favorite food is her mom's cookie/cool whip dessert... Favorite musical group is Switchfoot... Favorite actor is Sam Worthington... Favorite song is "Awake and Alive" by Skillet... Favorite season is spring... Favorite book is "Rekindled"... Her grandfather was her hero growing up... Most admires her mother... Likes singing, watching movies and hanging out with her friends... Would like to appear on broadway one day.

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