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Gabi Rivera
Gabi Rivera

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lithia, Fla.

High School:
Durant

Height:
5-2

Position:
Midfielder

Birthdate:
02/28/1988

Club:
Hillsborough United

2010: Played in 17 matches, making 13 starts ... Took 27 shots and had three goals and three assists ... 27 shots were fourth-most on the team ... 15 of her 25 shots were on goal (66 percent) ... Injured in the first half of the 2-1 loss to Ole Miss and missed the Arkansas-LSU trip ... Took a cleat to the face ... Reteurned to practice but then injured her leg that same week and missed the South Carolina-Florida weekend ... Returned for the Vandy-Kentucky weekend ... 16 career assists is 10th all-time in Auburn history ... Six career game-winning goals is tied for seventh in Auburn history ... Had her first assist of the season on Katy Frierson's goal in the 21st minute of the 3-0 win over Western Carolina ... The assist was the 14th of her career, which placed her in the Auburn career assists top-10 list ... Had the first assist on Julie King's game-winner against Cal State Fullerton, taking a shot in the 16th minute that hit the crossbar and went down to King, who finished it ... Scored the game-winner in the 85th minute of the 2-0 win over Samford ... Followed that with the first assist on Mary Coffed's goal two minutes later for a three-point match ... Scored the third goal in the 3-1 win over Mississippi State in the 79th minute, putting the game away ... Took a cleat to the face in the early part of the match against Ole Miss and did not return to the field ... Scored the game-winning goal in the 77th minute in the 2-1 upset win at No. 20 Georgia, breaking through UGA keeper Ashley Baker's defense at the top of the 18 ... The win vaulted Auburn into first place in the SEC West ... SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2009: Medical redshirt after injuring her leg in spring practice.

2008: Played in all 22 games as both a midfielder and a forward ... 16 starts was a career-high ... Second on the team with a career-high nine assists, giving her 13 for her career ... Four goals is also a career-high and is tied for fourth on the team ... Scored two game-winning goals ... First game-winner came in the 62nd minute of a 3-2 win at Vanderbilt and second came in the 106th minute of 2-1 double-overtime win over Tennessee ... Had a three-assist match in the SEC West championship-clinching win over Alabama, assisting on the first, third and fourth goals of the 4-0 win ... Connected on a PK in the 87th minute to secure a 1-1 tie with No. 5 Virginia ... Had the first assist on Kara Kasten's game-winning goal over Belmont in NCAA Tournament First Round win ... Took 37 shots on the season, third on the team ... SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2007: Started 11 games in the midfield and one as a forward... Had the only assist on Ashley Marks' game-winner vs. Troy ... Scored her first goal of the year in the 74th minute vs. UL-Lafayette ... Scored the game-tying goal in the 14th minute of AU's 4-1 win over Kentucky ... Served in corner that resulted in Stephanie Fransoso's goal against Georgia.

2006: SEC All-Freshman Team selection as a midfielder ... Played in the first 17 contests of the season but was lost for the remainder of the year with a leg injury during the first half of Auburn's regular-season win over #16 Tennessee ... Started 15 of those matches ... Had scored three goals and assisted on another before going down for the season ... Two of her goals were game-winners ... Had a two-goal game in Auburn's 3-1 victory over Portland State at the Illinois Tournament and was named to the All-Tournament Team ... Also scored the game-winner in AU's victory over Mississippi State ... Earned her first collegiate point with the first assist on Jac Schwarz' goal against Jacksonville State.

High School: Graduated from Durant High School ... 2004 Regional ODP Team selection and a 2003 ODP Regional Pool selection ... Ranked in the top 125 by Soccer Buzz heading into the spring signing period ... Member of the Florida State ODP Team from 2001-2005 and also played for Jim Cote's Hillsborough United Club Team ... Helped lead Durant to two state championship games ... Durant's leading scorer the last three years ... Set the freshman scoring record ... Over the course of four seasons, she collected 90 goals and was selected First Team All-State in 2004 and Second Team in 2003.

Personal: Gabrielle Maritza Rivera ... Daughter of Jo'el and Carolyn Rivera ... Has a sister, Dani (20), and a brother, JJ (16).

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