GCC’s Nate Ward makes most of All-American Game experience

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Friday, December 13, 2019 | 4:53 PM


Greensburg Central Catholic senior Nate Ward not only was selected to play in the High School All-American Soccer Game last weekend in Winter Park, Fla., he also made the most of the trip by finding the back of the net.

The Indiana recruit scored a goal for the East all-stars with 35 minutes, 40 seconds to play in the second half, a sliding score off a delayed cross feed from Akeim Clarke, a forward from Loomie Chaffee (Conn.) and a North Carolina recruit.

Ward took the game ball home with him as a nice souvenir after a 4-3 loss to the West.

He added another honor when he was named to the Best XI Team.

Ward played a different position than he’s used to — right back — in the all-star game.

“It was a great experience. Tons of fun,” said Ward, the Tribune-Review Westmoreland Boys Soccer Player of the Year. “Getting to keep the ball is also pretty cool. It’s always fun playing with high-caliber players.”

Ward is a rare four-sport athlete who also plays football and basketball and runs track for the Centurions.

Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Bill by email at bbeckner@tribweb.com or via Twitter .

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