Appeared in four contests during her rookie season • Saw her first collegiate action in the season-opening overtime loss to Missouri • Also saw action vs. Kentucky, Northwestern and Eastern Illinois.
Earned four varsity soccer letters as well as earning the 110 % award as a freshman • Two-time all-conference and team defensive MVP selection • Named Female Athlete of the Year by both the Ledger Sentinel and The Sun • Campton United club team won the U-17 State Cup.
Born on July 14, 1984 • Daughter of José and Nancy Rivera • Has two brothers • Plans to major in advertising • Member of the National Honor Society • Listed in Who’s Who Among American High School Students • Class officer and member of the Student Council • Also played basketball at Oswego, earning MVP honors for the 2000 regional champion team.
Getting to know Christine
Nickname: T • Favorite Athlete: Kristine Lilly • Favorite TV show: Friends • Favorite music group: Dixie Chicks • Favorite food: Applebees’ hot fudge brownie sundae • Superstitions: I always put on my left shoe or sock before my right and I never get out on the left side of my bed • Favorite quote: “A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.” • Before I play a game I: listen to pumping music • Three words that describe me: shy, dedicated, easy-going.
Coach Rayfield on Rivera
“Christine has the ability to be crafty and unpredictable. She is versatile and could see playing time as a forward or as an outside midfielder. She has a season of experience now and that should increase her confidence and allow her to have a bigger impact when she gets onto the field.”
Rivera's Career Statistics:
Year GP-GS S SOG G A Pts. GWG 2002 4-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total 4-0 0 0 0 0 0 0