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Austin Ortega
Player Profile:
Austin Ortega 1500654
Position: Forward
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 170
Year: Senior
Hometown: Escondido, Calif.
High School: Fargo/Indiana (USHL)
2016-17 (Senior) - Game-By-Game Statistics
Had a powerplay goal against Alaska Anchorage (Oct. 14)...scored the overtime game-winning goal and added an assist at Alaska (Oct. 15) and was named the Brice Alaska Goal Rush Tournament MVP...had a goal against Vermont (Oct. 21)...scored a powerplay goal and had an assist against UMass Lowell (Oct. 28)...scored a powerplay goal against Colorado College (Nov. 4)...had two more goals, one on the power play and the other the game winner, and had an assist against Colorado College (Nov. 5)...scored two goals, one shorthanded, and had an assist at Miami (Nov. 12)...was named NCHC Offensive Player of the Week for earning two goals and two assists at Miami...snapped a five-game goal drought with his first career hat trick and added an assist at Wisconsin (Dec. 3)...named NCHC Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts at Wisconsin...tied the NCAA career record for game-winning goals (23) when he scored against Lake Superior State (Dec. 30)...had an emtpy-net goal and two assists against Lake Superior State (Dec. 31)...named NCHC Offensive Player of the Week for a third time for his work against Lake Superior State...was named the NCHC Player of the Month for December, notching 10 points in six games...had a goal against North Dakota (Jan. 6)...had three assists against North Dakota (Jan. 7)...had a goal and an assist at Colorado College (Jan. 13)...had a goal and an assist at Denver (Jan. 27)...had two assists against Western Michigan (Feb. 10)...named NCHC Academic All-Conference...had two assists at North Dakota (Feb. 24)...was named a member of the NCHC All-Conference First Team...had an empty-net goal and two assists at North Dakota (Feb. 25)...had a goal against Denver (March 3)...had a goal at Western Michigan (March 11) to become the first Maverick to post three 20-goal seasons...named an AHCA Second Team West All-American...established career highs for assists and points in a season...finished his career ranked fourth in scoring at UNO (139 pts) and second in goals (70).

2015-16 (Junior) - Game-By-Game Statistics
Scored the game winning goal and had an assist at Minnesota State (Oct. 9) and became the UNO career leader for game winners (13)...scored two goals, including the game winner, at Vermont (Oct. 16)...had two more goals including another game winner at Vermont (Oct. 17)...named NCHC Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 19)...had the game-winning goal vs. Air Force (Oct. 23)...had another goal and an assist vs. Air Force (Oct. 24) for goals in four straight...scored the game-winning goal and had an assist vs. Minnesota Duluth (Nov. 6)...scored a goal at Miami (Nov. 20)...scored a goal and had an assist vs. Ohio State (Nov. 27)...had two more goals vs. Ohio State (Nov. 28)...scored two powerplay goals, including the game winner, and had an vs. against Arizona State (Dec. 19)...had two more goals vs. Arizona State (Dec. 20)...for his efforts, was named the NCHC's Offensive Player of the Week for the second time (Jan. 4)...had the game-winning goal and an assist at North Dakota (Jan. 15)...scored a powerplay goal vs. Miami (Jan. 22)...had two assists at Colorado College (Jan. 30)...scored his NCAA-leading eighth game-winning goal vs. Western Michigan (Feb. 12)...named NCHC Academic All-Conference...had two goals and an assist at Denver (March 12)...set a career high for goals in a season (21).

2014-15 (Sophomore) - Game-By-Game Statistics
Opened the season with two goals, including the game winner, and an assist against Minnesota State (Oct. 10)...had three assists in two games at Western Michigan (Oct. 17-18) to open the season with assists in four straight games...had the game-winning goal and an assist at Cornell (Nov. 1)...had two goals, including the game winner, and two assists to match a team season high for points in a game against Minnesota Duluth (Nov. 22)...scored two goals including the game winner at Miami (Dec. 6)...had the game-winning goal against St. Cloud State (Dec. 12)...had the game-winning goal the following night against St. Cloud State (Dec. 13)...had two powerplay goals against Alabama-Huntsville (Dec. 21)...set a school record with his seventh game-winning goal of the season (overtime) against New Hampshire (Dec. 30)...named NCHC Offensive Player of the Week (Jan. 5)...named the NCHC Player of the Month for December and the Hockey Commissioners Association national player of the month for December for amassing seven goals and two assists for nine points in eight games (Jan. 7)...scored the game-winning goal against Denver (Jan. 10)...scored an empty-net goal at Colorado College (Jan. 17)...scored the game-winning goal, in overtime, against North Dakota (Jan. 30)...had two assists against North Dakota (Jan. 31)...tied the NCAA record and set a school record with his 10th game-winning goal and also had an assist against Western Michigan (Feb. 14)...scored a powerplay goal at St. Cloud State (Feb. 20)...scored the shootout-clinching goals in back-to-back nights at Minnesota Duluth (Feb. 27-28)...set the NCAA record with his 11th game-winning goal of the season and also had an assist against Colorado College (March 7)...was named NCHC Academic All-Conference (March 10)...was named Honorable Mention All-NCHC (March 11)...scored a shorthanded goal against St. Cloud State (March 13)...had an assist against Harvard in the NCAA Midwest Regional (March 28)...scored a goal, his 20th of the season, and added an assist against RIT in the NCAA Midwest Regional Final (March 29).

2013-14 (Freshman) - Game-By-Game Statistics
Scored a goal and had an assist in his collegiate debut against Bentley (Oct. 11)...had a career-best two goals and one assist against Miami (Nov. 22)...scored a goal at New Hampshire (Jan. 3)...had a powerplay goal and an assist at Miami (Jan. 17)...had another powerplay goal at Miami (Jan. 18)...was named the Bauer NCHC Rookie of the Week for his efforts at Miami...had a goal and an assist against Denver (Feb. 14)...had a goal at Western Michigan (Feb. 21)...scored the fastest goal to open a game in school history when he tallied :11 into a 6-0 win over Colorado College (Feb. 28)...named to NCHC Academic All-Conference Team.

Before UNO

Split the 2012-13 season between Fargo and Indiana of the USHL...had 24 goals and 18 assists for 42 points and 28 penalty minutes in 44 games for Indiana before being traded to Fargo...finished with 10 goals and eight assists for 18 points and 15 penalty minutes in 22 games for the Force...also added a team-best eight goals along with four assists for 12 points and 15 penalty minutes in 13 playoff games for the Force who finished as Clark Cup Runners-Up...in 125 career USHL games, had 53 goals and 40 assists for 93 points and 82 penalty minutes...also had eight goals and five assists for 13 points and 15 penalty minutes in 15 career playoff games.

Personal
Born April 12, 1994...son of Frank and Tessie Ortega...has one sister, Natalie...majoring in general studies.
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