6 Cindy Ortiz
6 Cindy Ortiz
Birth Date: 05/12/1991
Height: 5-6
Year: Junior
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Bishop Conaty-Loretto
Position: L/DS

Cindy Ortiz appeared in 31 of the Matadors' 32 matches, missing only one due to illness ... started 24 matches at libero and finished the season as the team leader with 444 digs ... averaged a team-high 3.67 digs per set which ranked eighth in the Big West Conference ... her season digs total (444) ranks sixth in Cal State Northridge single-season history ... had a CSUN?season-high and career-best 36 digs in the season-finale against Cal State Fullerton (Nov. 20) ... her total is the third-best total in Matador history for a four-set match ... recorded double figures in digs in 22 of the final 25 matches of the season ... wound up with 24 service aces which was second-best on the squad ... was also third on the team with 67 assists ... served a career-high five aces against Cal State Fullerton (Nov. 20) and had three aces in the Matadors' 3-1 win over UC?Riverside (Oct. 9) ... finished the season with a .948 reception percentage in 654 attempts ... was named Outstanding Libero at the UNLV?Classic (Sept. 17-18)?after digging 39 attacks over three matches.

Ortiz appeared in 17 matches in her first season at Northridge ... was primarily a serving specialist for the Matadors ... had two aces (0.12 saps) for the season ... also contributed four digs (0.24 dps) and one kill ... served one ace against UC?Irvine (Oct. 6)?and added another against Cal State Fullerton (Nov. 14) ... notched her first collegiate kill to go with one dig in Northridge's 3-1 win over UC?Riverside (Oct. 10) ... posted a career-high three digs in the season-finale at UC?Santa Barbara (Nov. 21).

Ortiz competed in volleyball and basketball at Bishop Conaty Loretto in Los Angeles,?Calif. ... earned first team All-Horizon League honors as an outside hitter in 2008 ... picked up second team all-league honors as a junior in 2007 ... the Wildcats won league titles from 2006-2008 ... the basketball squad won league championships all four years ... graduated in 2009 with a 3.0 grade point average.

Born May 12, 1991 in Los Angeles, Calif. ... parents are Gladys and Jose Osmin Ortiz ... has two sisters, Michelle and Karol ... lists her greatest moment in sports as killing a ball for set point sending her team to the championship match ... favorites include the Los Angeles Lakes, actor Channing Tatum, the movie "50 First Dates" and Usher ... prays as a pre-match ritual ... major is Kinesiology.