William Joseph Borders IV
Michael Ward ’14 has been a part of two Brophy sports since freshman year.
He has participated in baseball and football.
He has been playing baseball since he was in the first grade.
“My dad played in college, so I was kind of just brought up playing baseball. It’s really fun and I love it,” Ward said.
Since he has been playing baseball all four years he has gotten to know his coaches quite well.
“I think Michael is a hard worker, he puts the work in order to succeed. He has gotten a lot better as a catcher for our baseball team this year because of all the hard work he’s put in. I think that is also evident in his high school football season,” said head baseball coach Mr. Tom Succow.
Although he is a leader on the team, he isn’t the loud mouth star who acts above everyone else.
“I think the supporting role will do what’s necessary for the good of the team. He is the constant teammate, (and) will do whatever it takes for the team to be successful,” Mr. Succow said.
Not only does he play baseball, but he has also played four years of football.
“I’ve always had an interest in football, I’ve always loved to hit people. So I mean it was a really decent fit,” Ward said.
Ward has always been known to be very outgoing, open to growth and ready to try new things.
He is involved in Big Brothers, Family to Family, Honor Choral and the Red and White Club.
“Honor Choral has been the biggest surprise for me at Brophy, it’s my favorite class to go to everyday. I never thought I would have stuck with it for four years, but it’s so much fun and a joy to be around it,” Ward said.
His choir teacher said Ward balances envolvement across campus.
“I appreciate Michael for the fact that, from what I’ve seen of his student life, he’s involved himself in a variety of activities. He has given himself a variety of opportunities and experiences,” said choir director Mr. Paul Olson.