Potsdam's Ott Named To SUNYAC All Decade Team
POTSDAM, N.Y.-SUNY Potsdam standout Jordan Ott '17 has been selected to represent the Bears on the State University of New York Athletic Conference's All-Decade Team for softball for the 2010-20 era.
The conference's athletic communications directors nominated and voted for the members of the team. To be eligible players had to earn to All-SUNYAC honors at least twice or be named Player of the Year at least once.
Ott, a Hilton, N.Y. native, is quite probably the most decorated female athlete in Potsdam history, excelling for both the Bears women's ice hockey and softball teams. On the diamond, the shortstop was named to the All-SUNYAC first team in 2015 and 2016, the second team in 2014 and National Fast Pitch Coaches Association Division III Northeast All-Region in 2015 and 2016. Ott finished her softball career as the program's all-time leader in hits (156), on-base percentage (.445), slugging percentage (.579), at bats (418), runs scored (89), doubles (35), triples (12), total bases (242), and walks (53). She is second in batting average (.373) and RBI (60) and fourth in stolen bases (28) and home runs (9). She was also named to the Capital One Academic All-District 3 Softball first team in 2016 and 2017. In 2016, she was named the SUNY Chancellor's Scholar-Athlete for softball. Ott served as the Bears assistant softball coach for the 2018 season and then was named the fourth head coach in program history in the fall of the same year. She guided the Bears in that capacity in 2019 and during last spring's pandemic abbreviated season before moving on to become the King's College women's head hockey coach during the summer.
As a four-year member of the women's ice hockey team, the forward set NCAA-era program records in points (107), goals (61), points-per-game (1.06) and power-play goals (18). She also owns the single-season scoring record for points with 36. As a freshman, Ott was named the USCHO.com Division III National and ECAC West Rookie of the Year. She earned all-conference status each season as well as All-USCHO.com and D3Hockey.com honors as a junior. In 2018, she became SUNY Potsdam's first professional women's hockey player as a member of the NWHL's Buffalo Beauts.
The SUNYAC is releasing its spring all-decade teams this week with fall and winter teams to follow in the coming months.