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The following article was posted on September 5th, 2018, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 19, Issue 27 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [] - Volume 19, Issue 27

Migel Gomez

By Kasey Bubnash

Migel Gomez

The path to college–and college soccer–wasn't entirely straightforward for Migel Gomez. 

After dropping out of Cabrillo High School to do farm work, the now college junior eventually attained his GED, attended Allan Hancock College, and transferred to UC Santa Barbara–all while dominating on the soccer field. 

Gomez played a historic last season at Hancock, according to Hancock Public Affairs Director Andrew Masuda, who said Gomez racked up 24 goals and 30 assists throughout his short time at the community college. 

And it didn't take long for Gomez to make a name for himself in Santa Barbara. Gomez scored a goal in his first game as UCSB's forward on Aug. 26, Masuda said, helping his team beat UC Riverside 3-1. 

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