Feb. 27, 2013
Every Wednesday over the next five weeks we will feature Mizzou soccer's newest additions. This week we get to know Kristen Rivers.
Hometown: Lawrenceville, Ga.
Parents: Bryan and Michelle
Club Team: Atlanta Fire United
Club Coach: Mark MacKain
High School Brookwood
High School Coaches: Jeff Becker, Chris Leone, Adel Mohsen
Kristen's Noteworthy Accolades
Member of the Atlanta Fire United club team ... Club was a Georgia State Semi-Finalist in 2011 and 2010 ... The Atlanta Fire earned the US Club Region title and were Atlanta Cup semifinalists in 2010 ... Also advanced to the Georgia State semifinals in 2009 and were Georgia State Champions in 2008 ... Played for Brookwood High School ... In the top 1% of her class and earned State of Georgia Certificate of Merit Scholar accolades ... Also played volleyball as a freshman.
Mizzou Head Coach Bryan Blitz on Kristen
"Kristen has great leadership qualities and her distribution shills as a goalie really set her apart."
Club coach Mark MacKain on Kristen
"Kristen has the ability to motivate and encourage players around her. She's the perfect blend of tenacity, courage, composure and intelligence with a sprinkling of humor to keep the fun with the love this game."
"Kristen's playing style and professional attitude should fit in very nicely with the Mizzou way. She is capable of making saves that opposing coaches look across and acknowledge, then play effortlessly with her feet as she begins an attack. Bryan
holds competitive spirit high in his ranking of player characteristics and Kristen won't disappoint. She holds to the belief that training should be so tough that games are easy - and then backs it up. We are proud to have Kristen as our first
Tiger and look forward to an exciting Mizzou season."