Every college lacrosse career needs a starting point, and Western New England star Jared Ward (Littleton, Mass.) remembers his clearly.
“The first time I touched the ball, against Keene State, my stick probably went 40 feet in the air,” he said. “The speed of the game was a lot different than I was used to.”
Surrounded by a core of upperclass midfielders, Ward’s contributions were modest that day in the Monadnock Region: an assist and three shots on goal in a 19-11 loss.