4 - Eric Ortiz|
|Previous School:||Perris HS|
AS A SENIOR (2006)
A knee injury ended his senior year early...played in five matches with three starts before being sidelined...one of the team’s most versatile and athletic players possessing speed and quickness...his career numbers include four assists, 57 matches and 38 starts.
AS A JUNIOR (2005)
After expecting a move to the front line, injuries to the Hornet defense kept him at right back when the season began...one of the team’s most versatile players known for his speed and athleticism, he became one of the Hornets’ most reliable defenders, playing in 17 matches (starting 16)...used his speed to add to the attack on the flank and tallied an assist on Oscar Sandoval’s goal in a 3-0 shutout of Denver on Oct. 21.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2004)
One of eight players that appeared in all 19 matches for the Hornets, he was a consistent and versatile player off the bench, seeing time in the defense and midfield...finished the year with two assists against Denver on Oct. 22 and UNLV on Oct. 29...ended 2004 with two points and six shots (three on goal).
AS A FRESHMAN (2003)
Joined the squad as a walk-on and developed into one of the Hornets’ most consistent defenders...started 17 games...tallied first career assist in a 3-2 win over UNLV on Oct. 26...recorded four shots (two on goal).
A 2002 graduate of Perris High School in Perris, Calif...played four years of soccer and one year of track and field...named first team all-Sunbelt League and team MVP as a senior...a team captain as a junior and senior...named Most Improved as a freshman...lists scoring four goals in one contest as a senior during Sunbelt League play as his best performance...in track, led the Panthers to a Sunbelt League title in 2002...named Most Valuable Sprinter that same season...played one season with the Southwest Soccer Club in Temecula, Calif...recorded 15 goals and 12 assists as a defender in 2000.
Born Sept. 27, 1984...parents are Baltazar and Brenda Ortiz...major is business.