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Former App State soccer player Kate Ward is working to make a difference.

BOONE — For so many athletes, winning is about the hardware. Kate Ward has plenty of it – five gold medals to be exact. As a competitor, Ward loves winning, but for her the prize is more abstract. It’s a platform – to share her journey and to inspire others.

Once a four-year player on the App State soccer team, her platform has never been bigger. Late last month, Ward was nominated for an ESPY.

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