Both seniors, Gonzalez earned a spot on the All-West Region First Team while Mejia received selection to the Second Team in the vote of the region’s Sports Information Directors sponsored by Daktronics. The pair led the Broncos to a strong 2011 campaign in which the team finished with marks of 9-7-2 overall and 8-6-2 in California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) play.
In 2010, Gonzalez collected Daktronics All-West Region Second Team accolades en route to being named a NCAA D-II All-American. In a similar fashion to last season, Gonzalez is once again eligible for All-American selection for his 2011 campaign. The forward from Long Beach, Calif., was picked as the CCAA Most Valuable Offensive Player earlier this month after leading the league in points and goals through the regular season.
Mejia, a midfielder from Guanajuato, Mexico, consistently ranked on the assist leaderboard for the CCAA this year while exhibiting tremendous passing. He finished as one of seven Broncos to appear in all 18 matches this season. In the conference awards announcement at the start of November, Mejia joined Gonzalez as an All-CCAA First Team honoree.
(Top photo: Luis Gonzalez makes a move during the Broncos 2-0 scrimmage victory over Cal State San Marcos Aug. 23. Bottom photo: Juan Mejia plays against Cal State Los Angeles Sept. 30.)