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Max Ortega
Player Profile:
Max Ortega 3121447
Position: Third Base/First Base
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Highland, Calif.
High School: Citrus Valley
Major: Enrolled at Columbia College

HIGH SCHOOL:

Four-year letterwinner at Citrus Valley High School in Redlands, California, near her hometown of Highland ... Three-time First Team All-Citrus Belt League (CBL) selection ... All-CIF Honorable Mention as a sophomore in 2015 ... Her 2014 squad won the CIF championship ... Two-year team captain ... Batted .520 as a senior, .463 as a junior and .457 as a sophomore ... Slugged a career-best .946 as a senior ... Earned two SoCal Prep Legends Girl Athlete of the Week nominations ... Member of Citrus Valley's Principal’s Honor Roll and National Honors Society ... Allso a member of the California Scholarship Federation and the National Society of High School Scholars.

PERSONAL:

Born May 1, 1999 in Loma Linda, California ... Daughter of Julie Ortega ... Sister, Sophia, played four years of softball at Bethune-Cookman (2012-16) ... Cousin, Danielle, played four years of softball at UNC Greensboro (2012-16) ... Cousin, Cassandra, played softball for Cal Berkeley ... Uncle, David, and cousin, David Jr., each played football for Cal ... Was also recruited by and chose Columbia over schools including Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Arizona State ... Enrolled at Columbia College and intends to study biochemistry.

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