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Trini Gomez

Loyola Marymount University


Since transferring from UCLA to LMU his sophomore year, Gomez’s GPA has never fallen below a 3.3. His cumulative GPA is 3.71, with his best semester being Fall 2006, where his GPA reached 3.93. Gomez has been awarded the Mexican American Alumni Association Scholarship (MAAA), which is given to undergraduate Latino students who demonstrate high academic achievement and a strong commitment to community service. Gomez was recently named to the 2007 ESPN the Magazine Academic All District VIII team.


Gomez’s dedication to strive for the best reflects his success on and off of the field. Growing up as the child of Mexican immigrants in inner-city Los Angeles, Gomez has worked hard to escape a life that affected many of his friends and family. He graduated from high school a year early to attend college and has been chosen as a team captain for the Lions this year because of his positive attitude and hard work.


When he is not playing soccer or in the classroom, Gomez can be found doing a variety of community-service projects. This past summer he worked at UCLA Harbor Hospital shadowing doctors. He also is involved in Soccer for Hope, a fundraising organization whose goal is to bring hope to children with life-threatening illnesses.


In high school, Gomez was a member of the U.S. under-17 residency program and played for the United States under-17 National Team for two seasons, earning 11 international appearances. In his first year at LMU after transferring from UCLA, Gomez made an immediate impact. He was LMU’s leading scorer with six goals and four assists, earning WCC honorable-mention honors. He was fourth in the WCC in goals per game, seventh in points per game, and a WCC Scholar-Athlete. In his second year, he started 15 of 18 games, scoring the game-winning goal at #2 Connecticut, for which he was named the WCC Player of the Week, selected to Soccer America Team of the Week, and College Soccer News Team of the Week.