In an uncommon feat, Luis Gonzalez of the men’s soccer team has been named All-American in each of his four years as a collegiate student-athlete.
With results announced last week after a vote of the region’s sports information directors, Gonzalez earned a spot on the Daktronics NCAA Division II All-American Third Team.
While at Cerritos College in 2008 and 2009, Gonzalez was tabbed the Junior College National Player of the Year and reached the All-American level in both seasons. Now with Wednesday’s announcement, as a Bronco he has picked up Division II All-American mention for both 2010 and 2011 to complete the four-year achievement.
As a junior in 2010, the forward from Long Beach led the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) in points with 33 and set a new conference single-game record for points with 10 in a 7-0 rout of Cal State East Bay. At the end of that season, he became just the second player in program history to receive the All-American status.
Fast forward to the recently concluded 2011 campaign and Gonzalez managed to match the spectacular output of 2010 with the same amount of points – 33. He paced the CCAA in goals with 14, raising his career total to 26. That amount puts him second all-time on the Broncos’ leaderboard behind the 35 from Johnny Lima (1985-88).
Now, Gonzalez stands as the only player in program history to be named All-American in two different seasons while at Cal Poly Pomona. Reaching All-American status in four-straight seasons, through his time at Cerritos and in Pomona, is even more remarkable.