About the Soccer Coaches

 
Women's Soccer Coach Cruz Cortes-Ortiz

Head Women's Soccer Coach 

Cruz Cortes-Ortiz

From Las Vegas, NV, A standout soccer player during his time at OJC. Cortes earned an Associate of Science degree then transferred to UNLV. He is currently attending UNLV in pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Admin. Prior to his return to OJC, Cortes had been working for Clark County School District and coaching high school soccer.

“Having attended OJC as a student gave me a strong desire to come back and be a part of such a strong, community-based institution,” said Cortes. “I hope to encourage our student athletes to be the absolute best they can be both in the classroom and in their respective sports.”

 

 

Assistant Women's Soccer Coach

Jordan White

Jordan Taylor White, from Chandler, Arizona, has been appointed the Assistant Women’s Soccer coach for OJC. Jordan is looking forward to joining a successful program and is honored to work with Head Coach Sierra Doherty-Cardenas.

Prior to receiving her bachelor’s degree in Multi-Disciplinary Studies from the University of Oklahoma, her club team achieved ten Arizona State Cup Championships and finished as two-time regional finalists. Ranking first in the country, Jordan’s U18 Sereno club team acquired wins in high profile tournaments that included the President’s Day Cup and San Diego Surf Cup.

Leading up to her college career, Jordan was ranked in the top one-hundred recruits coming out of high school. She received scholarship offers from Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Washington State, University of Colorado, and the University of Oklahoma. Jordan accepted a full ride scholarship to the University of Oklahoma where she became a three-year starter for the program.

While playing at the University of Oklahoma she helped in her teams development coming from the bottom of the Big 12 Conference to the Big 12 Championship game and the NCAA tournament her junior year. Finishing her third season with a career ending injury, she was forced to take a medical hardship her senior year. Jordan remained a participant on the team working alongside the strength and conditioning coach taking on a new role as an undergrad assistant.

Since graduating from the University of Oklahoma Jordan has begun her career as a coach for both high school and club soccer and is excited to assist at the collegiate level.

 

 

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