2 Erin Ortega
2 Erin Ortega
Height: 5-5
Year: Junior
Hometown: Santa Clarita, Calif.
High School: Saugus HS
Position: Midfield/Defender

In her junior year, Erin Ortega played and started in all 20 games... She scored three goals and had two assists for a total of eight points in the season, including the game-winning goal against Nevada (1-0)... She took 42 shots, 16 of which were on goal... Her consistent agressive mentality and strive to win will lead the team in the upcoming season.

Ortega played in 19 games as a sophomore, making 10 starts...She scored three goals on the season, two of which came in a 5-1 win against St. Joseph's...Also recored 3 assists on the season, while attempting 26 shots.

As a freshman, Ortega was named Honorable Mention All-Big West...Played 21 games in 2009 and started 18 of them...Scored a pair of goals on the season, one in a 1-1 overtime tie with nationally-ranked Michigan State and the other in a 3-1 loss to powerful UCLA...Her 33 shots ranked fourth on the team...Ortega also had one assist on the season and totaled five points.


Erin Ortega attended Saugus High School where she played for Lisa Rollo...She was CIF Southern Section Offensive Player of the Year in 2009 after scoring 33 goals...Led her team in goals, assists, and points as a senior...A three-time First Team All-Foothill League choice...Named Saugus High's Offensive Player of the Year in 2009, Team MVP in 2007, and earned the Coaches Award in 2006...Ortega led the team to CIF title in 2008-09...Had the game-winning goal and an assist in CIF championship match...On the club level she played for Real So Cal where she was coached by Kristy Walker...Helped Real So Cal to Surf Cup championships in 2006, 2007, and 2008...Won Premier League and Super Y League in 2006...Regional semifinalist in 2008 and 2009...Tallied the game-winning goal in the final two minutes of the Surf Cup Final.

Ortega was born December 29, 1990 in Santa Clarita, Calif....Also competed in cross country and track and field at Saugus High School...Chosen her high school's Athlete of the Year as a senior and was Scholar-Athlete of the Year for soccer...A member of the Honor Roll...Her most memorable sports moment was scoring the game-winning goal in the closing minutes of the Surf Cup championship game...Ortega's favorite novels are the Harry Potter novels...Enjoys snowboarding...Favorite athlete is Mia Hamm...Favorite sports team is the San Diego Chargers...Favorite movie is Pearl Harbor...The daughter of Mac And Diane Ortega...Hopes to major in biopsychology and would like to become a nurse.

Career Statistics

Year               GP-GS          Shots           Goals       Assists        Points
2009              21-18            33                 2              1               5
2010              19-10            26                 3              3               9
Totals              40-28            59                5               4             14