2008: Played in 14 games and started once, an Oct. 26 match at Washington ... Had an assist in SDSU's 6-0 triumph over Albany on Sept. 7 ... Finished with nine shots attempts, including four on net ... Had two shots apiece in back-to-back games against Albany and Denver (Sept. 12) ... Both attempts against Denver were on net ... Had single attempts at Dartmouth (Sept. 28), at Stanford (Oct. 10), vs. Oregon State (Oct. 17), at Oregon State (Oct. 24) and vs. Stanford (Oct. 31) ... Played a season-high 68 minutes at Washington on Oct. 26.
2007: Played in 13 games and earned a start ... His start came in a key Pac-10 tie at UCLA on Nov. 14 ... Logged a season-high 71 minutes in the Bruin game ... Had four shots on the season, including two against Oregon State.
2006: Was a member of the College Soccer News 100 Freshmen to Keep an Eye On ... Played in 18 games with seven starts ... Finished the season with two goals and an assist for five points, eighth on the team and third among freshmen ... Played 36 minutes off the bench in his first game against Albany on Aug. 25, and scored the game-winning goal on four shots in SDSU's 3-2 victory ... Tallied a goal in his first start, a 2-1 Aztec win over Long Island on Sept. 17 ... Contributed an assist in his third start, SDSU's 2-2, double-overtime tie at Oregon State on Oct. 22 ... Twelve of his 20 shots were on goal for a .600 SOG percentage, the highest on the team ... Had two or more shots on six occasions and two or more shots on goal four times.
High School: Named to the NSCAA All-America team in 2004 and 2005 ... Was a member of the Alta Loma Arsenal club team ... Was a six-year participant in the Cal-South ODP ... Received the adidas Golden Boot Award at the 2004 ODP national championships ... Competed in the adidas Elite Soccer Program in 2004 and 2005, and was selected to the ESP all-star team last year ... Was also a youth national team pool player from 2002-05 ... Participated in the U.S. U-17 National Team residency program in 2005.
Personal: Daniel Adam Ortega was born Aug. 11, 1988, in San Diego, Calif. ... Son of Karen and Dan Ortega ... Enjoys surfing and snowboarding ... Lists Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho as his favorite athlete ... Majoring in kinesiology ... Hopes to pursue a career in professional soccer or sports medicine after graduation ... Drew national interest during the recruiting process, choosing San Diego State over UCLA, St. John's, Duke, San Diego, New Mexico, Wake Forest, Michigan, Cal Poly and UC Santa Barbara.