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Will Ortiz Named UMass Athlete of the Week

Ortiz has already matched his career high in goals after just 15 games

Ortiz has already matched his career high in goals after just 15 games

Dec. 14, 2009

AMHERST, Mass. - UMass Hockey senior forward Will Ortiz has been named the UMass/Dinn Bros. Athlete of the Week, as announced by the Athletic Department on Monday. Ortiz had two goals to pace the Minutemen in their 4-1 win over Merrimack last weekend. Ortiz will be honored at the weekly Sports Luncheon on Wednesday.

Ortiz netted his sixth goal of the season with nine minutes remaining in the first period when collected a rebound and pounded it past the netminder.

Ortiz got his second of the night nine minutes into the third period when he intercepted a pass off a clearing attempt and lifted a backhand over the goaltender's left shoulder.

Through just 15 games this season, Ortiz is well on his way to his best year as a Minuteman. He has seven goals and nine assists, including one power play and one game-winning goal. This is his best offensive season since 2006-07, when the Framingham, Mass. native had seven goals and 14 assists.

This week's UMass Sports Luncheon will be held at the Campus Center room 1009 beginning at 12:15 PM. Guest speakers include Men's Basketball Coach Derek Kellogg and Women's Basketball Coach Marnie Dacko.




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