Josie Ward - Lacrosse - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#4 Josie Ward


Class Senior
Hometown Nashville, Tenn.
High School Franklin
Major Psychology • Medicine, Health and Society

NIL in Opendorse

• Two-time AAC All-Academic (2022, 2023)
• Two-time SEC All-Academic Honor Roll (2023, 2024)
• 2021-22 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

As a Junior (2024)
• Appeared in 10 games
• Had two goals at No. 16 James Madison (April 20)
• Scored first goal of the season in 13-11 win against Arizona State (March 10)

As a Sophomore (2023)
• Appeared in 11 games (three starts)
• Posted 17 points on 13 goals and four assists
• Tallied two hat tricks at Northwestern (March 3) and at East Carolina (April 1)

As a Freshman (2022)
• Played in 10 games, scoring twice with two assists
• Netted first career goal in win over #12 Notre Dame (Feb. 19)

The Ward File
• Prepped at Franklin High School under head coach Carly Grimm
• Totaled 300 goals and 81 assists in high school
• Put up 110 goals and 52 assists as a senior
2021 USA Lacrosse All-America
2021 USA Lacrosse Jackie Pitts Award (going above and beyond in her service to her team, school and community)
2021 USA Lacrosse Academic All-America
Three-time all-region first team (2018, 2019, 2020)
Two-time all-state first team (2019, 2020)
2018 Brine Player of the Week honors
Played for TNLax Lacrosse Club
Also played soccer in high school
Member of National Honor Society, Science National Honors Society and Spanish National Honor Society
Daughter of Suzanne and Eric Ward
Born in Nashville, Tenn.
Has an older brother, Maddy, and younger sister, Ellie