4   Gael Rivera
Gael Rivera

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Oslo, Norway

High School:
WANG Elite Sports Academy

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 160

Position:
MF


2013: Played in three matches, making one start. Missed the majority of the season due to injury. Scored his lone goal of the season against Buffalo (Nov. 9) in his only start. Also recorded four shots, two on goal, against the Bulls.

2012:
Named to the All-Tournament team at the Nike Lobo Invitational and the NIU adidas Invitational. Played in all 20 matches, making 18 starts. Scored four goals and tallied one assist for nine total points. Registered goals against UW Green Bay, Drake, Denver and the game-winner against Hartwick. Recorded 31 shots on the season, including a season-high four against Denver.

2011:
Earned All-MAC Tournament Team and Northwestern Lakeside Classic All-Tournament Team honors. Appeared in all 21 matches, making 19 starts. Recorded 11 points on four goals and three assists. Tallied goals in both games of the Northwestern Lakeside Classic against Xavier and UC Davis. Also scored the game-winner against Buffalo in the MAC Tournament semifinals and the first goal in a 2-1 season-opening win over Saint Louis. Recorded 26 total shots, including 15 shots on goal.

2010:
Played in 16 games, making one start against Hartwick. Tallied his lone point of the season with an assist on Juan Hoyos' game-winning goal against Bowling Green. Recorded 16 total shots on the season, eight on goal. Had a season-high five shot attempts against Hartwick.

High School: Attended high school in Oslo, Norway at the WANG Elite Sports Academy.

Club: Played for clubs in Spain and then France... Since 2005 has played for KFUM - Oslo in Norway... Helped his team to the adidas Cup and Oslo Cup championships in 2006... Won the Junior Norway Cup in 2007 and was awarded the most valuable player honors... Winner of Norway's division two regional juniors and regional and championship five-a-side senior tournament in 2007... Scored four goals and voted rookie of the year in 2007 after helping is team finish second in the division three seniors tournament... In 2008, his team won the National Championship Futsal Tournament and the regional five-a-side senior tournament for a second time... Played in the 2009 Norwegian National Championships for juniors and seniors.

Personal: Born in Vigo, Spain... Born on September 14th, 1990... looks up to Lionel Messi for his combination of character and talent... Majoring in Leadership and Management.

Season GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots Shot % SOG Shot % GW PK-Att
2010 16-1 0 1 1 16 .000 8 .500 0 0-0
2011 21-19 4 3 11 26 .154 15 .577 2 0-0
2012 20-18 4 1 9 31 .129 8 .258 1 0-0
TOTAL 57-38 8
5
21 73
.110 31 .425 3 0-0