Johnny Orozco

Field Hockey

Hometown: Ventura, Calif. 
Current Residence: Ventura, Calif. 
Born: 19
Joined National Team: 2011
Position: Defense
Number: 22 

BIO

It’s more than a stick to Orozco. It’s a passport; it’s a gateway to new friends and experiences. Field hockey has been a focal point in Orozco’s life since 2007 when he learned about the game in physical education class. He earned his first cap with the Senior Men's National Team in Brazil for World League Round II after replacing an injured athlete on the roster. He also competed Guadalajara, Mexico for the Pan American Junior Championship in 2012. With his drive to succeed and his dedication to the sport, there’s no telling where field hockey will take Orozco next. Orozco also continues to excel off the field as he has completed a degree from DeVry University.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2014: Summer Series against Argentina, Mexico and Chile (Chula Vista, Calif.)
  • 2013: World League Round 2 (5th, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • 2012: Pan American Junior Championship (4th, Guadalajara, Mexico)

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Nickname: Johnny
Twitter: @johnnytsunami66
High School: Buena High School
Club: Ventura Roadrunners
College: Ventura Community College
Graduate School: DeVry University
Major: Kinesiology
Names of parents/guardians: Arturo and Mary 
Names of sibling(s): Jenny
Year you began playing field hockey: 2007
Game day mantra: Give it your all. 
Favorite sports quote: "I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.”– Michael Jordan
Best words of advice: Never give up and work harder than everyone else in every aspect of life.