Soccer forward Gaona signs to Ottawa University-Arizona

Sophomore forward Julian Gaona (Tucson HS) signed his letter of intent to Ottawa University-Phoenix. He scored 16 goals with eight minutes this season for the Aztecs. Photo by Raymond Suarez
Sophomore forward Julian Gaona (Tucson HS) signed his letter of intent to Ottawa University-Phoenix. He scored 16 goals with eight minutes this season for the Aztecs. Photo by Raymond Suarez

Pima Community College men's soccer player Julian Gaona (Tucson HS) signed his letter of intent on Thursday to continue his collegiate career and education.

Gaona, a sophomore forward, will play for Ottawa University-Arizona starting next fall.

Gaona was named first team 2017 United Soccer Coaches All-American and was selected second team All-ACCAC/Region I. He played and started in 26 game this season with 16 goals and eight assists.

Gaona helped lead the Aztecs to a third place finish at the NJCAA Division I National Tournament and a 19-5-3 record.