CB East's Gomez Commits to Play Soccer at Dickinson

On Thursday, March 15, 2018, Central Bucks East senior Gabe Gomez was recognized for committing to continue his soccer career at Dickinson College. To view photos of the event, please visit the Photo Gallery.

Gabe Gomez  - Dickinson College (Soccer)

Major:  International Business

Final list of colleges:  Dickinson, Lehigh, Lafayette, West Chester

Reasons for choosing Dickinson:  “The reason I decided is when I set foot on campus – I visited three other schools, and for some reason, I didn’t feel the same. When I visited Dickinson, when I was going through the athletic buildings and the campus, I just had the feeling of home. It was a second home to me, and also, its academics, I thought, would be able to push me to another level. I just thought the academics were really good there too.”

What was the progression that led you to competing in soccer at the collegiate level?  “Around ninth grade, when I was in Holicong, my brother was in his senior year of high school. I just saw all the work he put in and the achievements he could make when playing soccer. Throughout my whole life, soccer has just been the main thing. Seeing my brother play was just such an inspiration to me that I wanted to play so badly in college. I knew right away that soccer in college was what I wanted.”

Assistant coach Fred Gerstenfield says:  “As a player, he’s dedicated his youth to being the best that he can. He played academy for a number of years, so he didn’t play high school until his senior year. Unfortunately, I only got to work with Gabe his senior year, but the very first day he stepped on the field – you immediately noticed the quality of student-athlete that he was. He brought his experience as a high school player playing in the academy system, and he’s just an unbelievable kid to coach. He takes instruction very, very well. He’s super, super mature for his age. He’s a total team player, willing to play anywhere, but most importantly is his character as a student-athlete. You can just tell that Gabe is going to be so successful in life. It’s been a privilege and an honor to coach him. The biggest regret is that we only got a year with him. He’s from a great family – he comes from a soccer family. He’s going to a great school. I would bet my life that he’s going to be a four-year player. I think he could come in and have a great shot at starting as a freshman, and that’s very, very difficult. He’s going to a great academic school. I think there’s going to be nothing but success for Gabe. He’s a great kid. He’s just such an unbelievable kid.”

About Gabe:
Favorite food: 
Chicken Parmesan
Favorite movie:  The Pursuit of Happiness
Favorite music:  Nas – Rap/Hip Hop