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Crystal Rivas
Crystal Rivas

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
West Lafayette, Ind.

High School:
Liberty

Height:
5-4

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
02/02/1983

Experience:
4VL



2004: Played in all 20 matches, starting three ... her start at forward against Cincinnati (8/28) was the first of her career ... set personal season bests with 20 games played and 11 shots taken ... tied a season high with five shots on goal ... her lone goal of the season was scored in the 30th minute against Oakland (10/28) ... was assisted on the score by Lori Arnold ... Rivas received the ball at the 18-yard line, shook off a defender before knocking the ball past OU goalkeeper Jessica Howard ... the game-winning goal was Rivas' first since Purdue's 4-1 win at Iowa on 10/1/03.

2003: Scored an insurance goal in the 84th minute at Iowa (10/5) ... was her second score of the season, and first since the Illinois State game (9/12) ... was assisted by Lori Arnold and Meghan Dybvig ... played 13 minutes at forward against the Hawkeyes, taking one shot ... recorded first career assist against Evansville (9/14) ... sent pass over to Lindsey Haag, who booted it over to Jorie Grundstrom for the score ... scored first collegiate goal against Illinois State (9/12) ... was assisted by Emily Whetter ... was her lone of shot of the game in 26 minutes played at midfield ... played 29 minutes against Marshall (8/30) as a reserve forward, recording one shot on goal.

2002: Competed in two matches, playing 42 minutes ... utilized as a reserve midfielder in games against Buffalo and Ball State ... posted two shots against Ball State, one of which was on goal.

2001: Saw time in one game as a reserve ... tallied 18 minutes against Butler on Oct. 28 ... took one shot.

High School: Earned four varsity letters, as well as two lacrosse letters ... two-time team captain ... two-time first team all-county selection ... second team all-county as a sophomore ... two-time honorable mention all-conference ... second team all-conference as a senior ... team was regional finalist in 1997 and 1998 ... lacrosse captain as a senior ... second team all-county in lacrosse as a senior ... lacrosse team was four-time county champions and state finalist in 1998 and 1999.

Personal: Given name is Crystal Rivas ... born Feb. 2, 1983 ... majoring in engineering ... enjoys weight lifting and lacrosse ... parents are Pablo and Lisa Rivas ... has a younger brother, Michael, and a younger sister, Elise.