Pima Community College sports

Former Tucson High, Pima College Soccer Standout Mercedes Gomez Signs Letter of Intent to NAIA School in Oregon


Information from the Pima Community College media relations department contributed to this report.

Pima Community College women’s soccer player Mercedes Gomez, a Tucson High School graduate, has signed a letter of intent to Multnomah University, an NAIA school in Portland, Ore.

Mercedes Gomez helped Pima make consecutive NJCAA Region I, Division I playoff appearances (Pima photos)

Gomez, a midfielder, played in 24 career games for the Aztecs, making one start. She scored a goal and had an assist this season as she helped the Aztecs make back-to-back NJCAA Region I, Division I playoff appearances during her time with the program.

“I chose Multnomah University to further my education because of the coaches and to keep playing even if it is 1,000 miles away from home,” Gomez said. “I want to thank Coach Kendra (Veliz) and all the girls that I had the privilege to play with that made my experience at Pima unforgettable.”


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