April 8, 2010
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming head soccer coach Danny Sanchez announced the signing of one more student-athlete that will join the Cowgirls for the 2010 season. Nahiomy Ortiz from Victoria, British Columbia will join a class of seven other Cowgirls that signed earlier this year.
Ortiz, who is graduating from Reynolds Secondary School, is a forward that has experience playing across the globe. Ortiz, who was born in Bogota, Colombia, played for Colombia in the 2008 U17 Women's World Cup in New Zealand. She has also played in the Pacific Coast League for the Victoria Stars and was the team's leading goal scorer in 2009. Ortiz also led the Victoria Stars to the 2008 Pacific Coast League Championship. She was a member of the Canadian National Training Center from 2007-2008. Most recently, Ortiz earned the 2010 Soccer Excellence Award at Reynolds Secondary School and earned academic honor roll honors in 2007 and 2008.
"We are excited to add a player of Nahiomy's caliber to our 2010 recruiting class," Sanchez said. "She is very skilled on the ball and plays equally well with her back to goal as she does in an attacking midfield role. Nahiomy is a great addition to our attack here at Wyoming."
Joining Ortiz as newly signed Cowgirls are Ellen McCormick (Omaha, Neb.), Carmen McDermott (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Lucie McDowell (Queensland, Australia), Mackenzie Meade (Laramie, Wyo.), Liz O'Reilly (St. Clair, Australia), Sara Paul (Calgary, Alberta), and Julie Vande Berg (Tempe, Ariz.).