The Boilermakers host Nebraska for the first time since 1907 for Alexander Field stadium dedication weekend.
Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athlete: Robinson Cano
Favorite Pro Stadium: Soldier Field
Current Teammate Most Likely to Become a Coach: Connor Podkul
Toughest Hitter for Him to Face Among Teammates: Sean McHugh
Current MLB Hitter He'd Like to Face: Robinson Cano
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Derek Jeter
In His MP3 Player: Drake
Last Concert He Attended: Blake Shelton
Favorite Writer: Adam Parkhouse
Favorite Actor: Jason Statham
Favorite Month: September
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Cuisine: Mexican
Favorite Purdue Building: Memorial Union
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Niagara Falls
Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Italy
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Football
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: Locker Room
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Slaney Ross, English
2013 Season De LaRiva pitched in 14 games, making two starts... started the series finale at Evansville and the midweek opener against Butler... earned victories against Connecticut (2 2/3 IP, 2 R, 0 BB, 2 K) and Samford (3 IP, 1 R, 2 K) early in the season... awarded with the win in his collegiate debut as Purdue defeated UConn in the season-opener... pitched in Big Ten games against Northwestern, Illinois, Nebraska and Michigan State... induced a big bases-loaded double play versus the second batter he faced in his Feb. 22 outing against Samford, setting the stage for his best outing of the season... worked a scoreless inning of relief in midweek games at Indiana State and home against Illinois-Chicago... struck out the side in the seventh inning while surrendering a run on two hits in the finale of the Northwestern series.
High School De LaRiva was a four-year letter-winner for coach Mike Zunica at St. Rita High School on the South Side of Chicago... three-year varsity starting pitcher went 12-1 as a junior to garner all-conference and all-area honors... posted a 5-2 record as a sophomore... went 9-1 for the freshman team in 2009... helped St. Rita win the 2009 summer state title and finish as the runner-up his sophomore and junior years.
Personal Full name is Eduardo De LaRiva... born in Harvey, Ill.... parents are Hector, Sr. and Teresa De LaRiva... family also includes older brothers Hector, Jr. and Carlo... majoring in selling and sales management with a career ambition of owning restaurants.