Arlington Sam Houston’s Jose Ortiz capped off a memorable freshman season after being named Texas Gatorade Boys Soccer Player of the Year.
Ortiz was District 4-6A MVP, a first-team all state pick, scored 30 goals with eight assists and the Texans were Class 6A state runner ups.
Oh, and he was named Star-Telegram player of the year - again, all as a freshman.
“There were a bunch of great players here,” Ortiz said in May. “I didn’t even know if I would start, but thanks to my work ethic and everything I did, coach believed in me and started me. Everything went well this year. I just gave it my best.”