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 Jos? 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