News - 02/6/2014

MiraCosta College Soccer Star Receives Full Athletic Scholarship

Angela Hix

MiraCosta College soccer star Angelina Hix has committed to playing this fall for Cal State Dominguez Hills, where she will receive a full athletic scholarship.

“I went up there for a visit and I really liked the campus, I really liked the coaches and I really liked the program,” Hix said. “I just like everything about it.”

The Toros will be getting one of the top community college players in California. Hix, a sophomore, ended the 2013 season as the top scorer in the state with 35 goals and 17 assists. The 20-year-old also earned the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference’s Most Valuable Player Award.

“She is one of the best players to come out of the community college level and she probably could become an all-American at Dominguez Hills,” said MiraCosta College women’s soccer coach Miguel Barragan, who guided the team to the state playoffs last season and was named conference Coach of the Year. “She is a very talented athlete and her work ethic is unreal. She is just driven.”

Hix said she recently gave Cal State Dominguez Hills a verbal commitment to play for the women’s soccer team there, and will sign the necessary paperwork soon to make it official. Cal State Dominguez Hills is in Carson, a city near the Los Angeles County coast, between Long Beach and Torrance. Hix said the small campus and the intimate environment remind her of MiraCosta College, and Carson is near her hometown of Huntington Beach.

Another selling point is that the Dominguez Hills squad often practices at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, which is home to the Los Angeles Galaxy professional soccer team.

Hix, who plans to major in sociology, said she “wants to take soccer as far as I can,” with plans including either playing semipro ball in the U.S. or professional soccer overseas. Coaching could follow.

Hix comes from a family of athletes; her father earned a football scholarship to Arizona State University, her younger siblings are active surfers and skaters, and an older brother has been accepted into the Navy SEALs.

She said MiraCosta College has been instrumental in her success.

“It has been a really great experience here, both in the classroom and on the soccer field. Miguel Barragan is a great coach and he really helped me out a lot. He helped me become a much better player.”

Hix graduates with an associate of arts degree in liberal arts in May.

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