26 Taylor Rivas
26 Taylor Rivas
Birth Date: 08/18/1989
Height: 6-1
Weight: 185
Year: Junior
Hometown: Lancaster, Calif.
High School: Lancaster HS
Previous College: Taft College
Position: Defender
2009: Redshirted his first season at UCSB. TAFT COLLEGE
Was a member of Taft's 2007 California Community College Men's Soccer State Championship team, which he says is his most memorable athletic achievement...Awarded First Team All-Central Valley Conference honors as a freshman and named the Central Valley Conference MVP in 2008. NATIONAL/CLUB
Played with AVFC (2004-07), AVFC Rebels (2002-04) and AVFC Heat (2000-02). HIGH SCHOOL
Attended Lancaster High School where he played center back and left back for the Eagles...Was a two-time First Team All-Golden Valley Conference selection...Also won consecutive Defensive MVP awards PERSONAL
Taylor William Rivas was born on Aug. 18, 1989 in West Hills, Calif....Parents are Paul and Nancy Rivas...Has four siblings: Brandon, Lauren, Macie and Makayla...Is majoring in psychology at UCSB and has ambitions of becoming a sports psychologist...When he is off the field, he is usually watching TV or playing games...Enjoys listening to music before matches...Can best be described as "determined"...Favorite team is Bayern Munchen and his favorite player is Lionel Messi...Names "The Departed" as his favorite movie while "Chapelle's Show" is favorite TV show..."The Illiad" is his favorite book.