Men's Volleyball

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    Cristian Rivera
    Cristian Rivera

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    San Juan, Puerto Rico

    High School:
    Colegio San Jose

    Height / Weight:
    6-6 / 215

    Position:
    OP

    04/12/2013

    USC Men's Volleyball Concludes Trying 2013 Season With 3-0 Loss At UCLA

    Young, injury-plagued Trojans finish with 6-18 record.

    04/10/2013

    No. 7 UC Santa Barbara Men's Volleyball Defeats USC

    Trojans conclude season on Friday at No. 3 UCLA.

    04/06/2013

    USC Men's Volleyball Sweeps No. 10 Cal State Northridge

    Trojans are sparked by play of graduating seniors Chris Trefzger and J.B. Green on Senior Night.

    03/28/2013

    USC Men's Volleyball Falls At No. 7 Cal Baptist In 5 Sets

    Trojans drop a five-setter for fifth time in past seven matches.

    03/21/2013

    USC Men's Volleyball Upsets No. 3 Pepperdine

    Trojans serve 12 aces to beat Waves in 4 sets.

    CAREER: He has 294 kills, 108 digs, 28 aces and 50 blocks while appearing in 42 matches (starting 26) in his career ...

    2015: Rivera, who has starting experience at both opposite hitter and outside hitter, will look to start at opposite as a senior in 2015 ...

    2014: Rivera saw action in 17 matches (with 6 of his 7 starts coming early in the season) at opposite hitter as a junior in 2014 ... Overall in 2014, he had 89 kills (hitting .212), 37 digs, 14 blocks and 6 aces ... He had double kill figures 3 times and 5-plus digs 4 times ...

    2013: He started at outside hitter and opposite hitter as a sophomore in 2013 ... Overall in 2013 while appearing in 22 matches (starting 17 times, including 9 times at outside hitter in the first half of the season and then USC's final 8 matches at opposite hitter), he had 193 kills (second on USC) while hitting .197, plus had 19 aces (second on USC), 66 digs (third on USC) and 32 blocks ... He was in double kill figures 10 times (including a career best 19 at UC Santa Barbara) and had 5 matches with 5-plus digs (including a career-high 11 at Hawaii) ...

    2012: He was a backup outside hitter as a first-year freshman in 2012 ... Overall in 2012 while appearing in 5 matches (starting twice), he had 12 kills, 5 digs, 4 blocks and 3 aces ...

    HIGH SCHOOL: He played for Colegio San Jose in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, which won the 2009 and 2010 Puerto Rico High School Athletic Alliance championships ...

    PERSONAL: In the summer of 2011, he played for Puerto Rico in the Pan American Cup in Canada (the team finished fourth), the FIVB Men's Junior Volleyball World Championship in Brazil (the team finished 16th in its first appearance there since 1997) and the FIVB Volleyball Boys' Youth World Championship in Argentina ... He was the final cut for Puerto Rico's 2011 World League roster ... He was a starter on the Puerto Rican Junior National Team that won a bronze medal by beating 3-time defending champion Cuba in the 2010 NORCECA Junior Championship in Canada .... He made the All-Tournament team at the 2010 and 2009 USA Volleyball Junior Olympics, in the Under 17 and 16 Open Gold Divisions, respectively ... His Halcones de Torrimar club team was the silver medalist at the 2009 Junior Olympics in the 16 Open Gold Division and the bronze medalist at the 2008 tourney in the 15 Open Gold Division ... He participated in the 2012 NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum...He made 2013 and 2014 MPSF All-Academic ... He is an international relations/comparative literature major at USC with an A- average (3.84 GPA) ... Birthdate is Aug. 8, 1993.

    
S M K E TA PCT AST SA SE RE DG BS BA BE
    2012 (Fr.)... 10 5 12 10 39 .051 2 3 3 2 5 1 3 0
    2013 (So.)... 74 22 193 101 467 .197 8 19 51 19 66 2 30 5
    2014 (Jr.)... 36 15 89 45 208 .212 2 6 23 0 37 3 11 1
    Career... 120 42 294 156 714 .193 12 28 77 21 108 6 44 6

    Career single-match highs: 19 kills (UC Santa Barbara, 2013), 11 digs (Hawaii, 2013), 4 blocks (Pepperdine, 2014)