GENERAL: Will fight for playing time behind the dish as he adjusts offensively and defensively to the collegiate level... Could also see some action in the outfield... Excellent student who aspires to work for the CIA, or perhaps Homeland Security.
BEFORE SIENA: Lettered in baseball, soccer skiing and football... First Team All-Section and Third Team All-State selection as a junior and senior in baseball.
ROSSI ON ORTLAND "Patrick will be one of four catchers who will be vying for playing time. How well he makes the adjustment offensively and defensively will determine the amount of playing time he will receive. Coming off a fine fall he can also play the outfield if needed."
GETTING TO KNOW PATRICK ORTLAND:
Nickname: Duke Major: Undecided Business What I like most about my sport: It is physically and mentally demanding My hobbies are: Competitive shooting, mountain biking, and fishing If I could travel anywhere, I would go to: Hawaii My biggest fan: My dad Best advice I have ever received: "Don't let any body out work you." Sport/position I always wanted to try: Motocross My dream job: US Special Forces If I could have any pet, I would have: A kangaroo
Reality TV show: Duck Dynasty Color: Pink Type of ice cream: Mint Chocolate Chip Food: Spaghetti Pro athlete: Bryce Harper Actor/Actress: Mark Walberg