Last season marked a historic campaign for the Warriors, who closed out the year strong with a 12-6-1 record to mark the most wins since becoming a four-year program. Waldorf strung together a five-match winning streak, the longest as a four-year program. The Warriors posted a 2-1-1 mark in North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) play to earn the No. 2 seed in the NSAA Tournament for the second straight season and advanced to the title match, which was Waldorf's first conference championship match appearance since joining the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Seven Warrior players garnered all-conference recognition, including four first-team all-conference selections. The Warriors compiled 63 goals, 37 assists and averaged 3.32 goals per match, setting new school records in each category. Waldorf ranked first in the nation with 25.16 shots per match and second while averaging 11.79 shots on goal. The Warriors finished 14th in the country in goals per match and 15th in total goals. Waldorf's goalkeepers ranked second in school single-season history with six shutouts and a 1.26 goals against average (GAA). The Warriors set three single-match records, totaling 43 points off 16 goals and 11 assists in a 16-0 victory over Grace University. Waldorf played in five overtime matches during the year, which also set a single-season school record.
The 2015 campaign was also a strong showing for the Warriors. Under Gonzaga's leadership, the Warriors doubled their win total from the previous year as they turned in an 8-9 record and earned second place in the NSAA regular-season standings with a 3-1 league record during their first year in the conference. Clinching the No. 2 seed in the NSAA Tournament marked the best seed Waldorf had earned in a conference tournament since becoming a four-year institution and joining the NAIA. The Warriors broke a team record with 35 assists during the 2015 season. They scored 41 goals, which ranks fourth in school history and marked the highest offensive output since 2007.
In 2014, Gonzaga played as a forward for the Tulsa Athletics – a semi-professional team in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL). The Athletics won the South-Central Conference championship, were Red River Cup champions and finished as South Region runners-up.
Gonzaga completed a graduate assistant internship at NCAA Division II’s Northeastern State University (NSU) in Tahlequah, Okla. in 2014. During 2012 and 2013, Gonzaga worked as a summer soccer camp coach for NSU.
Gonzaga was the coach for the Under 8 (U8) boys’ indoor soccer program in Winfield, Kan. in 2011. He provided training, direction and motivation to players during practice and games while working individually with players to improve their soccer skills.
A native of Dallas, Gonzaga graduated from J.J. Pearce High School in 2010. He went on to play soccer for one season at Southwestern College in Winfield, where he was an all-Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) second-team selection while starting in all 18 games for the Moundbuilders.
Gonzaga played the final three years of his athletic career at NSU. He earned all-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) honors in 2012 and 2013 and was named to the MIAA Academic Honor Roll. Gonzaga helped the RiverHawks make back-to-back MIAA Tournament appearances and reach the NCAA Division II Elite Eight in 2012. He was part of a 2012 team that was inducted into NSU’s Hall of Fame. The 2012 squad reached the No. 5 spot in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll, which was the highest ranking in school history.
In 2014, Gonzaga earned a bachelor’s of science degree in health and human performance from NSU with a minor in general psychology.
Gonzaga currently resides in Forest City.