13 - Meagan Rivera
Height: 5-2
Year: Fr
Hometown: Fairport, N.Y.
High School: Penfield
Position: F

Background: Named MVP of the 2006 New York State Section V championship game after scoring twice and adding an assist…named one of the top 11 players in the greater Rochester area in 2006…named team captain and MVP as a senior, when she led the Patriots with 11 goals and seven assists…a three-time first-team all-county selection and a two-time All-Greater Rochester honorable mention…a four-year varsity starter in high school…a five-time team captain for her club team, the Rochester Jr. Rhinos, which she led to the New York West State Cup title in 2003 and 2004 and to the finals in 2005, as well as to the Region I semifinals in 2004…a Region I ODP pool player…earned the Student-Athlete award from Penfield High School in 2005 and was a four-year high honor roll student…chose UMBC over Vermont, Seton Hall and St. Bonaventure because “UMBC was the best place for me that could challenge me on the soccer field as well as in the classroom”…born Aug. 9, 1989…daughter of Mel and Amy Rivera…has an older brother, A.J., who played lacrosse at Bryant College…also has an older sister, Melanie…a biology major who hopes to become a surgeon.