Citrus Valley’s Hinojosa commits to Cal State Northridge

Gaby Hinojosa has been a dedicated player and fan of soccer for most of her life. On Jan. 6, Hinojosa committed to sign with Cal State Northridge to continue her impressive soccer career.

Hinojosa is a senior at Citrus Valley and has been playing soccer since she was seven years old. She played AYSO soccer for four years and played for the Los Gauchos soccer club, now called Pateadores for three years. She currently plays for Legends FC based at Pomona, CA and is a player on CV’s varsity soccer team.

Soccer has made Hinojosa into the person she is today through its many life lessons. It has made her more responsible and turned her into an organized person. One of the more important lessons she has learned from soccer is to never give up and to always work hard in order for great things to happen.

Over the years, Hinojosa has accumulated a vast amount of achievements through her soccer experiences. Hinojosa won CIF two years in a row during her freshman and sophomore year.  Hinojosa was awarded the best offensive player her junior year, as well as first team All-League. She has also won athlete of the week in the Redlands Daily Facts.

Hinojosa plans on taking all of her experience acquired over the years to Cal State University Northridge. Hinojosa hopes to “bring [her] lively attitude to others on and off the field.” Hinojosa is encouraging  and can “pick up [her] teammates when they are feeling down.”

Hinojosa is most excited to make new memories while playing the sport she loves. She is excited to create new friendships that will last a lifetime, while getting the chance to win league and other titles.

She could not have gotten this far without the immense amount of support from her family. Her parents have helped encourage Hinojosa to get this far by “always [pushing her] to be better and to never take no for an answer.” She has had this determination and drive in her mind ever since she started playing soccer. She knew that she “wanted to be the best and wanted to go far with this sport because this is what [she] loves to do.”

The future Matador hopes to accomplish great things as she continues her soccer journey at Cal State Northridge.

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