2012 Season: Made 20 appearances in the circle and started 11 times ... threw three complete games ... pitched a complete game six hit shutout against Fairfield in her best performance of the season ... allowed just one run in a season-high 6.2 innings of relief against Mount St. Mary's, matching a season-high with four strikeouts ... earned a win against Providence by throwing six solid innings and yielding just three runs.
2011 Season: Made 31 appearances with 23 starts in the circle ... pitched an inning of shutout relief versus College of Charleston ... earned a win with the complete game performance against Lehigh ... struck out three against Fairfield ... had a season-high four strikeouts on two occassions ... pitched 3.2 innings of scoreless relief against UIC ... threw back-to-back shutouts in CAA series against Drexel ... allowed just seven hits in those two games as only two runners reached third base ... was named the CAA Pitcher of the Week after her performances against the Dragons ... earned the win in the second game of the doubleheader against George Mason after allowing two runs, one of which was earned on six hits ... gave up 11 hits against Mt. St. Mary's but still preserved the shutout in the victory ... tossed her fourth shutout of the season in the win over Delaware ... had 10 appearances with three or more strikeouts ... struck out a season-high six in the win at Delaware ... recorded the 100th strikeout of her career.
2010 Season: Appeared in 26 games ... 22 of those appearances were in the circle ... made two starts at the designated player and also pinch-hit twice ... finished the season with a 9-5 record with a 1.94 ERA ... five shutouts rank tied for second in single-season history at Towson ... earned her first career save with three shutout innings against Seton Hall ... limited opponents to just one hit in wins over Mt. St. Mary's ... earned CAA Pitcher of the Week honors after her one-hit shutout of Mt. St. Mary's ... had a hit while serving as the designated player against Morehead State.
2009 Season: Appeared in 21 games during her freshman season ... made 21 appearances in the circle including seven starts ... also served as the designated player in seven games ... missed almost a month after suffering an injury against George Mason ... named CAA Rookie of the Week after going 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA at the Miken Classic ... recorded her first hit against St. Francis ... drove in a run at UMBC ... struck out a season-high five batters against UNC Wilmington ... finished the year with a 6-3 record and 31 strikeouts in 72 innings.
Background: Led San Ramon Valley H.S. to the North Coast Section Playoffs all four years, including a third place finish in 2006 ... earned the CIF Scholastic Team Award ... earned all-league honors all four years ... earned team's MVP award as a freshman and a sophomore ... MVP of various tournaments ... had over 300 strikeouts during her high school career ... also played basketball at San Ramon for her sister, Monica ... member of the Sorcerer 18 Gold club team.
Personal: Has one older sister ... career goal is to become a physical therapist ... lists sister as the person she admires the most ... hobbies include scrapbooking, texting and shopping ... favorite athlete is Cliff Pennington ... also enjoys watching the Oakland Athletics play ... lists "Little League Baseball" for Wii as her favorite video game ... favorite TV show is "The Singing Bee" ... lists Blake Lively as her favorite actress ... enjoys music by Carrie Underwood ... most memorable experience is playing basketball with her sister as her coach in high school ... sister, Monica Ortega, played basketball at Holy Names College ... father works as the Vice President of the IT department for McKesson Corporation ... daughter of Robert and Lydia Ortega ... born on September 27, 1990 in Berkeley, Cali. ... major is Exercise Science.