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#13 Arlicia Ortiz
Position: Defensive Specialist
Height: 5'4"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Spanaway, Wash.
High School: Spanaway Lake HS
Experience: High School

ORTIZ’ HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned seven at Spanaway Lake High School…four as an outside hitter for volleyball coach Tina Brooks…three letters as a sprinter for track and field coach Karl Huseth…during prep track career, finished seventh in the 2013 state 4A Track Championships in the 100m dash and named Tacoma Athletic Commission’s Athlete of the Year for track…on the volleyball court, two-time South Puget Sound League volleyball honorable mention selection (2011 and 2012), and All-Area second team in 2013…Tacoma Athletic Commission’s Athlete of the Year for volleyball senior season…during volleyball club career, member of Puget Sound Volleyball Academy team with coach Jan Kirk that won the 2011 U14 Open Pacific Northwest Qualifier….member of Power Surge club team with coach Roger Afalava that won the U15 Pacific Northwest Qualifier…as a junior, competed on the U17 Puget Sound Volleyball club coached by former WSU All-America setter Stephanie Papke…team won the National Patriot’s Division National Championship….spent three years on the Puget Sound High Performance travel team…that squad placed third at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

PERSONAL. Born in January 1997 in Tacoma…father Marcos Ortiz is a Seattle Police Department detective…mother Latonya Gibson is a corrections officer…older brother Antonio…younger brothers Matthew and Gabriel…hobbies include drawing and painting…three-year member of the National Honor Society…class treasurer twice…ASB Vice President…Link crew leader…accorded the WSU SHAPING Certificate of Excellence…plans to pursue a major in sport management.