All-Conference shooting guard Alyssa Orozco sports 14 PPG and 6 RPG. She does not disappoint! High field-goal percentage and shooting from the 3-point line. Made 5 three-pointers while scoring 21 points with 6 rebounds in a game vs. Barrington. Consistent set shot. Can sink her jumper off the dribble and step back beyond the 3-point line. Good hands. Anticipates passes for steals regularly. Tough defensively on top or under the basket, pulling down rebounds. Blocks shots and gets deflections without fouling. Solid ball handing, including driving with her left hand. Can pull up for jumpers or finish with a soft touch. Aggressive on defense, fighting for loose balls. Played varsity as a freshman.
— Linda Blackwell Bentley, ScoutU Scout, 312-909-3602, Linda@ScoutU.com
I have been lucky enough to coach Alyssa Orozco since her freshman year at Schaumburg High School. When Alyssa stepped on the court her freshman year, Iknew we had to have her on varsity immediately. Her confidence with the ball, ability to get to the rim, and her overall knowledge of the game allowed me to immediately place her at our highest level.
Alyssa has a variety of strengths. To start, she’s a gamer. Put her in a game and she will perform – it’s as simple as that! Her ability to get to the basket and finish or getfouled is unmatched on our team. If you take a look at her game against Sandburg, she had 25 points and went 13/14 from the FT line. Getting to the line that many times against a top-tier team is a feat in itself. She moves with fluidity as she approaches the basket and is able to maneuver the ball in a variety of ways to get it in the hoop. Additionally, Alyssa is a phenomenal outside shooter. Her shot is smooth and consistent. One thing Alyssa has worked on since her freshman year is speeding up her shot and lengthening her distance from 3-point range. Finally, her ability to see the court and break through a variety of defenses on the dribble or with a pass allows her to play any position needed.
As a person, Alyssa will come off as quiet. She has a shy demeanor at first, but this does not translate into her game or impact her relationships with teammates and coaches. Her teammates, from the very start, gravitated towards her. She is kind with a dry sense of humor that has allowed her to become friends with all of her teammates. From her freshman to junior year, she built on her vocal leadership and holds teammates accountable throughout practices and games. Both my assistant and I would agree that Alyssa is coachable, thoughtful in her practice, and a great person to be around.
Any college would be lucky to have Alyssa Orozco representing their program. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need additional information/feedback.
— Jacqie Strauch, Schaumburg High School Coach, (708) 704-1071, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alyssa Orozco is a strong guard. Has our highest shooting percentage from the arc. A strong finisher who seeks contact and finishes through it. Handles and finishes equally well with either hand. Talented ball-handler who passes like a point guard, but can post up down low too. Speed, strength, and height make her a tough match-up. Can guard any position. Extremely coachable and still adding to her skill set. Holds herself to a high standard. Is loved by her teammates and her coaches (who really appreciate her sense of humor).
— Heather Glaser, Illinois Hustle Head Coach