At a glance: Utility midfielder with great understanding of the game ... Played sparingly as a freshman and sophomore but saw a significant increase in time as a junior ... Developed into one of the Buckeyes' main scoring options.
As a junior (2011): Earned playing time in all 19 matchups, including three as a starter ... Scored first career goal in the third game of the season vs. Florida International (Sept. 2) ... Ranked second on the team in goals (4) and points (9) ... Recorded a .643 shots-on-goal percentage after striking nine on goal ... Scored the game-winning goal in less than five minutes of regulation vs. Binghamton (Sept. 11) ... Progression throughout the season earned him a piece of the team's Most Improved Player award, along with freshman Alec Lowell ... Picked up the Most Valuable Player award at the Bert & Iris Wolstein Classic along with a spot on the All-Tournament Team.
As a sophomore(2010): Played in eight games, gaining 147 minutes of experience ... Registered two shots.
As a freshman (2009): Acquired 80 minutes of game experience in six contests, averaging 13 minutes per appearance ... Played a season-high 19 minutes at top-ranked Akron (Sept. 30) ... Took one shot on goal vs. Northwestern (Oct. 4).
Bishop Amat Memorial: Member of 2005 Del Ray league champions ... Team captain ... Named to the first All-Del Ray league team and the first All-San Gabriel Valley team ... Inducted into school's Hall of Fame for soccer.
Real So Cal: Utilized as a midfielder and as a defender for the Read So Cal team in the US Soccer Development Academy.
Personal: Son of Walter and Wendy Rivas ... Has two younger sisters, Natalie and Camila ... Enjoys playing and watching all major sports ... Placed on high school honor roll three times ... Elected ASB senior vice-president ... Plans to use business administration degree to pursue a career as a sports agent or politician.