Alaskans have Embry-Riddle soccer flying sky high

September 9, 2016

Callie Orizotti soccer

Callie Orizotti

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is world renowned for specializing in aviation and aerospace.

Even the women’s soccer team is on the rise.

With the help of three Alaskans, Embry-Riddle of Prescott, Arizona, has posted a 3-0-1 record to start the NAIA season.

Sophomore Callie Orizotti of Anchorage is a starting midfielder who is averaging 70 minutes per game. She played the full 90 against San Diego Christian and netted a goal against St. Katherine’s.

It was the third career goal for Orizotti, of South High fame. She’s a Global Security & Intelligence Studies major.

Erica Heil soccer

Erica Heil

Freshman Erica Heil of Anchorage has also started all four games and ranks among the team leaders in playing time with an average of 79 minutes per game.

She bounces back between forward and defense.

She is a Mechanical Engineering major.

Heil, of Dimond High fame, has seen her playing time steadily increase with each match, going from 68 minutes to 75 to 84 to 87.

Embry-Riddle has outscored opponents 8-2 this season.

Megan Currier of Anchorage has been a major spark off the bench.

Megan Currier soccer

Megan Currier

The freshman forward netted assists in each of her first two college games.

Currier, of South High fame, is averaging 32 minutes per game.

She is a Global Security & Intelligence Studies major.