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Rainey, Ortega Named Harris Teeter Student-Athletes Of The Week

          Release: 09/22/2016
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CHARLESTON, S.C. – College of Charleston senior William Rainey (Charlotte, N.C.) and sophomore forward Laura Ortega (Aranjuez, Spain) were named Harris Teeter Student-Athletes of the Week for competition held between Sept. 14-21.

William Rainey | Men’s Golf | Senior | Charlotte, N.C. | Sociology

William Rainey shot even-par to tie for fourth individually to lead the College of Charleston men’s golf team to a third-place finish at The FAMC Intercollegiate at The Grove held on Sept. 18-20 at the Grove Club in College Grove, Tenn. Rainey shot rounds of 71, 70 and 75 and led the 78-player tournament field in par-3 scoring (2.83). His second-round 70 tied his season low. As a team, the Cougars were in contention until the final three holes, but finished ahead of Power 5 schools in Georgia, Louisville, NC State and Wisconsin.

Laura Ortega | Women’s Soccer | Sophomore | Aranjuez, Spain | Undeclared

Laura Ortega was the catalyst for the Cougars this week, as the College of Charleston women’s soccer team won both of its matches to improve to 7-3 on the season. The Spaniard notched a game-winning assist in a 1-0 shutout of Radford and earned a goal in a 3-1 win over Jacksonville. Not only that, Ortega set-up both other goals against the Dolphins, her set-piece leading to Rio Speller-Drews’ game-winning header, and her feed into the box eventually setting up Ali Freitas’ chip-in. She currently leads The College in shots (41) and points (12) on the year. Under her guidance on the offensive end, the Cougars have achieved a seven-game winning streak, and have outshot opponents 150-55 over that span.

Sept. 6 – Avery Ryan (Men’s Soccer) and Lauren Killian (Women’s Soccer)

Sept. 14 – Jack Cusick (Sailing) and Tori Churchill (Women’s Cross Country)

Sept. 21 – William Rainey (Men’s Golf) and Laura Ortega (Women’s Soccer)