Joe Ortiz


Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Hometown Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • High School/Last School Cibola High School/Air Force
  • Height 6-0
  • Weight 175
  • Club New Mexico Rush 98

🔊 Pronunciation

Ortiz Brings Global Experience to Buckeyes — Ohio State Lantern

Career Highlights

  • Ohio State Scholar Athlete (2021)
  • 2020 Academic All-Big Ten
  • Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (9/10/19)
    • Overtime game-winning goal vs. Dayton Sept. 6
    • Assist on first goal in 3-2 win over EIU Sept. 8
  • 2019 All-Big Ten Tournament Team
  • Air Force Career Stats
  • Ohio State Career Stats

2021 (Fall – Senior at Ohio State)

  • Played in 13 games and took six shots, two on net
  • Appeared on 40 career games as a Buckeye and finished with two goals and an assist
  • Ended Ohio State career with 3,157 minutes played

2021 (Spring – Senior at Ohio State)

  • Played in eight games
  • Scored the game-winner in a 1-0 win at Maryland Feb. 27
  • Finished the year with 11 shots, two on net

2019 (Junior at Ohio State)

  • Started all 19 games.
  • Scored Ohio State’s goal in 1-0 win at Dayton Sept. 6.
  • Notched an assist in 3-2 win over Eastern Illinois Sept. 8 at Dayton Classic.
  • Took 23 shots, eight on goal
  • Played 90 or more minutes in 16 games, including 12 of the last 13.

2018 (Sophomore at Air Force)

  • Started every game of the 2017-2018 season for Top 10 Air Force squad.
  • Helping lead one of Top 25 defenses in the county and a “Sweet 16” run
  • Had one goal for the season and four assists

2017 (Freshman at Air Force)

  • Saw action in two matches

Prior to Air Force

  • Club: Five-time New Mexico state champion … three-time Rush Select team player … played soccer at USAFA Prep.


  • Son of Paul and Theresa Ortiz with two siblings, Jeremiah and Melanie
  • Would like to attend pilot training … aspires to fly fighter jets and one day and manage a large corporation
  • Greatest moment in sports was being selected to travel to Madrid to train with Real Madrid
  • Favorite sport outside of soccer is basketball

Why Ohio State?

“After seeing the amazing facilities, meeting the coaching staff and team, and being able to see the type of family-like team environment here at OSU, it was a no brainer for me. I wanted to be a Buckeye and bring everything I had to offer to this team and to this school.”