Pepperdine Battles Gaels Thursday and No. 4 Cougars Saturday
Pepperdine opens the 2012 season on Friday against San Diego at Tari Frahm Rokus Field
The nine WCC schools put a total of 1,093 student-athletes on the list from the 13 sports that the conference sponsors, which is another new conference record.
Photos of Pepperdine's 0-0 tie with the ASU women's soccer team by Stephen Wandzura.
CAREER: Through two seasons Rivers has appeared in five games for the Waves ... Tallied one assist during her junior season.
PEPPERDINE 2011: Saw action in four games as a junior ... Contributed her first collegiate assist in a 6-0 victory over Lamar (9/23) ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.
PEPPERDINE 2010: Made one appearance as a sophomore ... Saw action off the bench against Arizona State (9/26) in her collegiate debut.
PEPPERDINE 2009: Did not see playing time in her first season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Mountain View High School, located in Vancouver, Wash., in 2009 ... Attended her first two years at Mountain View, then spent 11th grade at Sunrise Mountain High School in Peoria, Ariz., before returning to Washington ... A defender/midfielder who was a four-year letterwinner ... Earned all-league status all four years, including first team in the Greater St. Helens' League as a senior and first team in the Desert West Region as a junior ... Helped lead Mountain View to the 2008 district and league championships ... Received a varsity letter as a member of the dance team ... Graduated in the top five percent of her class.
CLUB: Played six years on F.C. Vancouver, one year on Mesa Soccer Club and another with F.C. Portland ... Won two state titles with Vancouver and a pair of state runner-up crowns with Mesa and Portland ... Won the 2008 Las Vegas Showcase Championship with F.C. Portland.
PERSONAL: Born in Pasadena, Calif. ... Daughter of Stewart and Debbie Rivers ... Sister to Blake and Amanda ... Majoring in French and pre-med ... Aspires to be a cardiologist ... Played with the semi-pro WPSL Portland Rain during Summer 2011 ... Chose Pepperdine for its "beautiful location, level of education and awesome soccer team."
FAVORITES: Lists speaking French and musical theater as her hobbies ... Favorites include Zinedine Zidane (pro soccer player), Manchester United (pro soccer team), Tess of the D'Urberville (book), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (movie), Spongebob Squarepants (TV Show), Kenny Chesney (musical artist), shrimp (food) and snowboarding (sport other than soccer) ... Favorite things about soccer are "the fast pace and the extreme skillful aspects."