Congratulations to Chloe Orteza from the Red River College women’s volleyball team, who is the female athlete of the week.
Orteza, second-year setter out of Ile des Chenes, MB, was a key piece in the Rebels thrilling run to the 2019 Women’s Volleyball Championship this weekend – the first ever in program history. She finished with 37 assists, four digs and a couple key aces in Sunday’s championship game.
“As co-captain of the Rebels women’s volleyball team for the past two seasons Chloe has been a leader of the team on and off the court,” said Rebels head coach Dan McGregor. “As a nursing student she has a significant time commitment; however, she was able to attend all practices and come with a high level of engagement and intensity to push herself and the team toward the goal of winning the conference championship.”
With the Rebels beginning the season without a designated setter, Orteza, originally an outside hitter, took on the challenge of becoming the team’s go-to setter down the stretch of the season.
“Chloe’s willing to do whatever it takes for the team to be successful,” McGregor continued. “She worked hard in practice and watched video to get up to speed on a position that she had never played before and did an excellent job in both playoff games this weekend.”