17 - Andy Rivera
Andy Rivera
Born: 05/29/1979
Height: 6-2
Year: Senior
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Eagle Rock
Position: Outside Hitter
2001
Played 77 games over 24 matches...Recorded 237 kills in 537 attempts for 3.08 kills per game, second best on the team...Tallied 101 digs and a 1.31 digs per game average...Posted 60 total blocks to average 0.78 blocks per game...Notched a career-high seven blocks in the Gauchos three game sweep of UC San Diego...Had 18 service aces for a .230 percentage.

2000
Competed in 82 games over 24 of the Gaucho's 25 matches...Had 318 kills on the season for a 3.88 kills per game average, second on the team...Notched a .293 hitting percetage...Led the Gauchos with 20 service aces...Finished year with 131 digs and a 1.60 digs per game average...Notched 62 blocks for a .76 blocks per game average...Recorded career-high 32 kills vs. Quincy and 13 digs at BYU.

1999
Played in 17 matches and 32 games for UCSB...Had 69 kills in 162 attempts...Recorded 50 digs in his first year as a Gaucho...Had two solo blocks and eight block assists... Had season-high 19 kills and a season-high ten digs against Hawaii on March 6.

High School
Prepped at Eagle Rock High School...Played on the varsity team for three years...Averaged 18.4 kills per game his senior season...Once recorded 40 kills in a match...Selected to the All-Northern League, All-County and All-City teams...Named the City MVP...The Eagles won the Northern conference championship and the Los Angeles 3-A city championships.

Personal
Parents are Juan and Estela Rivera...Was a member of the gold medal winning USA World University Games Team this summer in Beijing, China ...A business economics major at UCSB...Wants to be a famous chef...Also played basketball in high school...Lists the Lakers as his favorite team...Born May 29, 1979.

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