AS A REDSHIRT SENIOR IN 2017
United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-West Region Team ... All-CCAA honorable mention ... CCAA Fall All-Academic ... Took over starting position as central midfield playmaker, appearing in all 17 games with 15 starts.
AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR IN 2016
CCAA All-Academic ... Appeared in 17 games, primarily in central midfield or at left back, and drew pair of starts ... Part of defense that finished fourth nationally in team goals-against average (0.52) ... Made Triton debut in opener vs. Azusa Pacific (9/1), coming on for final 3:23 of first half ... Earned first UCSD start at left back in very next match vs. Westmont (9/3) playing all 90 minutes of a second straight come-from-behind 2-1 victory.
AT CAL STATE FULLERTON
Attended Cal State Fullerton for three years out of high school ... Two-year member (2013-14) of the Titans' NCAA Division I program in the Big West Conference ... Appeared in two games in 2014, playing a part in comeback 4-3 double-overtime win vs. No. 14 UMBC (9/14) in Las Vegas, Nev. ... Appeared in 13 games, with one start, as a true freshman in 2013, producing one goal and two assists for four total points ... Lone strike was game-winner in 3-2 decision vs. Grand Canyon (9/28) ... Both assists came in 3-2 loss at UC Riverside (11/9) in season finale ... Credited with two shots, both on goal.
Played for Orange County FC of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) during the 2017 off-season, advancing to NPSL West Region final ... Competed for Chivas Academy (2009-11) and Pateadores Academy (2011-13).
A 2013 graduate of South High School in Torrance ... Played for the Spartans ... Began prep days at Mary Star of the Sea High School in San Pedro ... One-time all-league selection for both South (Pioneer) and Mary Star (Marine) as junior and freshman, respectively.
Born Oct. 11 in Bellflower ... Parents are Miguel and Maria Ortiz ... Has an older brother named Michael, older sister named Jessica and younger brother named Justin ... Psychology with a specialization in clinical psychology major at Roosevelt College ... Interested in becoming a licensed counselor to help troubled adolescents and at-risk youth after graduating from UC San Diego ... Enjoys playing the banjo ... Roots for Spanish giants FC Barcelona ... Top movie is Good Will Hunting ... Listens to Otis Redding, the Rat Pack and classical music.