Head Coach John Ross and goalkeeper Amy Carr talk about the Huskies fall camp and look ahead to their exhibition match with Valparaiso Friday August 16 versus Valparaiso.
Appeared in 16 matches in her freshman campaign ... Made one start on the year ... Totaled 656 minutes on the defensive side of things ... Ended with one shot attempt ... Provided help in the second unit on defense, aiding the Huskies in recording three shutouts on the season.
HARRY D. JACOBS HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letter winner heading into senior season ... Three-time all-conference and allarea defender ... Won the Fox Valley Conference Championship last season ... Team also won the regional championship in 2012 and were runners-up in 2011 ... Accounted for 10 assists last season from the backline ... Also scored five goals in 2012 ... Saved three goals in her sophomore season.
CLUB/ODP: Played for CL Force ... Team accounted for 12-straight shutouts last season ... 2012 Score at the Shore Tournament Champions ... Registered 12 assists in 2012 and 10 in 2011 ... Coached by Diego Cevallos.
PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS: Born March 8, 1995 ... Daughter of Angel and Sara Rivera ... Involved with the Interact Club ... Volunteered with local soccer camps ... Looks up to Brian Urlacher because he "works hard and and he's a strong defender."
COACH ROSS ON RIVERA: "Margaret is our only player from Illinois in this years class. She can play anywhere on the back line and is a very strong player and a leader. She can strike the ball with both feet very well and has the ability to really stand out defensively.