UND Roster

2018-19 Women's Soccer Roster

#3 Natalie Ward

Defender


Height 5'4''
Class Senior
Hometown Newport Beach, Calif.
High School Newport Harbor

AS A SENIOR:

  • Started the first three games of the season before being sidelined due to injury

AS A JUNIOR:

  • Appeared on defense in 13 games for Notre Dame
  • Tallied one point on one assist
  • Took six shots, including five shots on goal

AS A SOPHOMORE:

  • Started all 21 games for the Irish as a central defender
  • Recorded one assist in 2016
  • Assisted on Olmstead’s goal against Pittsburgh (Sept. 25)
  • Amounted two shots on goal and five shots total for a SOG percentage of .400

AS A FRESHMAN:

  • Did not play during the 2015 season

NATIONAL TEAM/CLUB TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • Was a part of the 2013-14 U.S. WNT Under-18 player pool with future Notre Dame teammates Paige Crowley, Monica Flores, Sabrina Flores and Lexi Nicholas
  • Took part in the PDP Regional Camp in March of 2014
  • Member of the 2013 national champion U-16 Slammers FC team
  • Slammers squad reached the finals of the 2012 Surf Cup
  • 2011 Nike Invitational Copa Real champion
  • Competed with the U-14 Slammers FC team that reached semifinals of the 2011 National Cup

PREP & PERSONAL: 

  • Graduated from Newport Harbor High School in spring 2015
  • 2012-13 all-Sunset League second team selection as a sophomore, leading the team in goals scored
  • 2011-12 all-Sunset League second team choice as a freshman
  • Academic Excellence honoree for three straight academic years achieving a 4.0 grade point average or higher in both the fall and spring semesters
  • Daughter of Bryon and Joy Ward
  • Has two siblings, Jessica and Bennett