(Editor’s note: DCC Athletics release)
GLENDIVE – Ashley Orozco of Alemany High School, located in Mission Hills, CA, has signed her NJCAA National Letter of Intent to play basketball for the Lady Buccaneers of Dawson Community College.
Orozco is a 5’6 point guard who is heralded as one of the top point guards out of southern California. As a four-year varsity player, Orozco started her last 3 seasons with the Lady Warriors, averaging 7 ppg, 6 apg, 4.5 rpg, 3 spg, shooting 43% from the field, 34% from 3-point range and 77% from the foul line. In her career, Ashley scored a career high of 29 points once her junior and her senior year, and 13 assists in a single game during her junior year. Alemany plays CIF Division 1 and Division 3 in the Mission Hills League. The Lady Warriors went 13-13 overall and 3-5 in the league. They have made it to the playoffs in Division I for the past 6 years. In her sophomore year, she was voted the team’s most valuable player. As a junior, she was selected 2nd Team All-Conference, and voted the team’s best offensive player. This past year, she was named the Glendora Tournament MVP. Most notably she signed early to play for NCAA Division I California State University at Bakersfield in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). Due to academic eligibility standards, she will have to compete at the junior college level before transferring to the NCAA.
Ashley also played for the elite AAU program West Coast Dream under head coach Sixx Johnson. Coach Johnson stated, “I’m really excited about her signing because I know first-hand how hard she’s worked to get to this point. It wasn’t easy for her. Ashley’s story is one that will inspire others, and I’m happy about witnessing this next chapter.”
Lady Bucs Head Coach Romeo Lagmay, Jr. was elated about his recent signee, “Ashley is what our program has been looking for throughout my time at Dawson. She is a complete package as a point guard, and we expect her to do some very big things leading our program for the next two years. She is humble, yet super competitive, and I think she will definitely benefit from our program athletically and academically. She’s just as eager as we are when it comes to success.”
Ashley was pleased on her signing, “The reason why I chose to go to Dawson is because I believe that the school is going to help me improve my academics as well as improve as a player to go to the next level. It’s a great opportunity and I believe it will be a good fit for me.”