1 April Ortenzo
April Ortenzo

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Parkland, Fla.

High School:
Cardinal Gibbons

Position:
Infield

Bats/Throws:
R/R



04/20/2013

Softball Sweeps Bucknell In PL Doubleheader

Black Knights Win 2-0 and 5-4

04/19/2013

Army Hosts Bucknell In Pivotal Weekend Series

Black Knights In Hunt for Playoff Berth

04/15/2013

Softball Time Change For Iona Game On April 16

Changed from DH to Single Game with 4 p.m. Start

04/13/2013

Softball Suffers First Day Sweep At Lehigh

Mountain Hawks Pull Out Wins In Late Innings

04/12/2013

Softball Heads To Lehigh For Crucial Series

Rematch of Last Year's Championship Game

04/20/2012

Rick Johnston profiles softball sophomores Amanda Nguyen and April Ortenzo.

Rick Johnston profiles softball sophomores Amanda Nguyen and April Ortenzo.

03/29/2012

Highlights and reaction following the doubleheader between Army and St. Peter's.

Highlights and reaction following the doubleheader between Army and St. Peter's.

MISCELLANEOUS: Elected second straight year by peers as a team captain ... .. will share captaincy with classmate Amanda Nguyen ... starting shortstop since freshman year ... ranks among Army's batting leaders ... fourth on the school's single-season chart for doubles (16), tied for fourth in RBI (36), shares fifth place in runs scored (37) and is tied for seventh in hits (62) ... last year broke into Army's top 10 career chart and heads into final year sixth in at bats (576), ninth in RBI (79), runs scored (88) and stolen bases (31), and 10th in hits (163) ... ranked among the Patriot League leaders in hits, runs scored, doubles and stolen bases since freshman year ... freshman year ranked in toughest to strike out (11.1), while breaking into the rankings in doubles per game (0.28) sophomore year ... teamed with Alex Reynolds in 2011 as Army ranked 21st nationally in double plays per game with 0.42/game ... one of three Black Knights chosen for Patriot League rookie of the week honors and among six Army players named to 2012 College Sports Madness Patriot League preseason team as an infielder ... copped pair of Patriot League weekly honors ... earned Player of the Week in 2012 and Rookie in 2011 ... three-year letterwinner.

2013: Elected second straight year by peers as a team captain ... .. will share captaincy with classmate Amanda Nguyen ... starting shortstop since freshman year ... ranks among Army's batting leaders ... fourth on the school's single-season chart for doubles (16), tied for fourth in RBI (36), shares fifth place in runs scored (37) and is tied for seventh in hits (62) ... last year broke into Army's top 10 career chart and heads into final year sixth in at bats (576), tied for seventh in doubles (33), tied for eighth in stolen bases (31), ninth in RBI (80) and runs scored (88) and 10th in hits (163) ... ranked among the Patriot League leaders in hits, runs scored, doubles and stolen bases since freshman year ... freshman year ranked in toughest to strike out (11.1), while breaking into the rankings in doubles per game (0.28) sophomore year ... teamed with Alex Reynolds in 2011 as Army ranked 21st nationally in double plays per game with 0.42/game ... one of three Black Knights chosen for Patriot League rookie of the week honors and among six Army players named to 2012 College Sports Madness Patriot League preseason team as an infielder ... copped pair of Patriot League weekly honors ... earned Player of the Week in 2012 and Rookie in 2011 ... three-year letterwinner.

2012: Appeared as starter in all 58 games at shortstop ... among the team's top offensive performers for second straight year ... batted .315 with a team-high 16 doubles and 36 runs scored ... collected 78 total bases and fashioned a .396 slugging percentage and .348 on-base percentage ... recorded 62 hits and was perfect in 11 stolen base attempts ... alternated between the No. 1 and 2 spots in the batting order ... fashioned career-long 13-game hitting streak ... recorded five multiple-hit games during that span, drove in 10 runs and scored eight times ... collected four hits in five plate appearances, drove in three runs and scored twice in 21-2 win over St. Peter's ... tied career-high in hits going 5-for-5 scoring a season-high three runs in fourth game of Bucknell series ... batted .688 (11-for-16) with six runs scored and three runs batted in while showing an .875 slugging percentage and .647 on-base percentage as Army's leadoff hitter in Bucknell sweep to earn league weekly honors ... batted .333 in league play with a team-high 16 runs and tied for the lead in doubles with eight ... built consecutive hits streak to six straight (just two shy of breaking into the NCAAs consecutive hits list) after hitting safely in nine of 10 at bats (other was a sac fly that was not allowed to count) ... set team's longest streak for reaching base (13).

2011: One of six players to start all 53 games ... ranked second on the team in hits (53) and runs batted in (36) and tied for third in doubles (10) ... listed fourth batting .299 for the second highest average by a newcomer ... successful on 13 of 15 stolen base attempts ... started the season at third base, but switched to shortstop during spring trip to Florida ... played 36 games at shortstop and 17 at third base ... ranked among Army leaders in batting average, runs, total bases, hits, triples and steals batting second in the lineup majority of the season ... recorded 14 multiple-hit games and led the team with 11 multiple-RBI performances ... scored multiple runs nine times, the last four in Patriot League games ... game-high four runs batted in recorded in 12-0 five-inning shutout of Yale in first game of a doubleheader ... knocked in three runs with lone home run of the season in 6-1 nightcap decision to complete sweep ... went 3-for-6 with four RBI and two runs scored in the series ... three-run homer in the nightcap snapped a 1-1 tie ... went 2-for-2 in the first game ... opened the scoring with a two-run single, drew a bases-loaded walk and closed out scoring with a run-scoring single in the fifth inning ... opened the season hitting safely in the first five games ... drove in five runs and scored twice ... closed out the scoring in Army's 13-5 win over Houston Baptist to earn a split in season-opening doubleheader ... lone hit of the game was a three-run double that put the finishing touches on a five-run seventh ... provided game heroics in the rubber game the next day with an RBI single up the middle in a 1-0 win over the Huskies ... went on to bat safely in 14 of the first 18 games of the season ... scored a team-high eight runs and drove in seven runs batting .370 with a .519 slugging percentage and .452 on-base percentage leading Army to a 6-2 mark in Florida ... performance earned conference weekly rookie honors ... went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run in an 8-0 five-inning defeat of St. Peter's after doubling home a pair of runs and scoring the go-ahead run in a 3-2 come-from-behind rally over Columbia in the first game ... scored a pair of runs in 6-3 win over Siena, including the tie-breaker, then keyed 7-4 come-behind behind win over the Saints in the second meeting ... sparked Army's rally with a two-run double to tie the game 4-4, then scored the insurance run after the Black Knights pulled in front 5-4 ... was 5-for-7 in splitting home doubleheader with FDU ... second five-game hitting streak came late in the season, opening with Lafayette series and closing with Delaware batting .333 ... went 5-for-15 (.333) with five RBI and five runs scored in the series with the Leopards ... batted .235 in conference games.

High School: First team all-state shortstop (2010) from the state of Florida ... lettered all four years at Cardinal Gibbons H.S. ... led the team with .497 career batting average ... stroked a .421 average senior year along with a .990 fielding percentage ... four-time team MVP ... served as captain senior year ... named the 2010 National Female High School Catholic Athlete of the Year, along with being inducted into the National Catholic Sports Hall of Fame ... three-time all-county selection, earning first-team honors in 2009 and 2010 ... ranked among top 10 hitters in county last three years ... led team to district runner-up honors and regional finals in 2010 ... played travel ball since 2007, helping the Coral Springs Panthers to the state title that year ... most recently played for the Florida Fury ... hit for the cycle at the Southern Showcase Tournament, to include walk-off home run ... two-sport athlete at Cardinal Gibbons who lettered four years in soccer ... named MVP the year team ranked No. 1 in the nation (2009) en route to compiling 30-0-2 mark ... member of the National Honor Society ... highly-recruited athlete who chose Army over Florida State, Florida Atlantic, Furman and Georgetown.

Personal: Given name is April Joy Ortenzo ... parents' names are Nancy and Al Ortenzo ... two older brothers, Paul (27) and Mark (23) ... Paul lettered four years in baseball at Furman University, leading the team to the Southern Conference title in 2005 ... cousin Fred Hogan is in the Army reserves ... majoring in International and Comparative Politics.

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