A midfielder from Guadalajara by way of San Jose, Ochoa was named the West Catholic Athletic League Midfielder of the Year as a sophomore and junior while at Archbishop Mitty High School. He also earned Prep2Prep’s WCAL Player of the Year award after helping Mitty to the Central Coast Section title with 11 goals and five assists. With Santa Clara Sporting, he won five NorCal State Championships, the 2013 Surf Cup Thanksgiving Championship, and the Far West Regional Championship in 2013. He was also named top ten players to watch during Dallas Cup 2013 and was selected to the best eleven at Nationals in Maryland in 2014.
Andres just wrapped up his junior year at the University of Pacific (D1) where he captained the Tigers. Starting in 18 games, he registering 24 shots on the year which was tied for the second most on the team. Ochoa dished four assists, three of which came on the game-winning goals against Grand Canyon (Sep. 18), #11 San Diego State (Sep. 23), and San Francisco (Oct. 29). The Tigers 2016 season finished as the single biggest turn around in NCAA soccer history, and set up Pacific for their first birth in the NCAA tournament.