#14 Lena Rivera
Pos: G
Height: 5-10
Year: SR
Major: Communication
Parents: Leo & Shirlee
Birthday: 8/11
Hometown: Allen, TX
High School: Allen

2012-13:  Returning all-conference player…moves back to the more comfortable three-spot…mentally tough and possesses unmatched competitive drive…one of three co-captains…does a bit of everything…arguably, the best rebounder at her position in the GSAC…guards multiple positions…makes plays with her defense…uses wonderful anticipation and quick hands to get into passing lanes…most comfortable at taking the ball to the rim and does so with authority…a coach’s delight, she plays with great passion, never gives up, and competes all the time.

2011-12:  The club’s most consistent and versatile player started the season out of position at the point and then moved back to her more familiar spot on the wing where she put together her first All-GSAC campaign…led the club in six categories, including rebounding, blocks, and steals…scored in double figures 14 times, highlighted by a career-high 23 points in an 80-70 upset of No. 6 Bethel (TN) on 11/19/11…notched eight double-doubles, highlighted by a 16-point, 13-rebound effort vs. Azusa Pacific on 1/24/12…pulled down a career-best 18 boards vs. Pt. Loma Nazarene on 2/18/12…posted season-highs of seven assists and six steals vs. Simpson on 11/04/11…captured more postseason honors when she was named a scholar athlete by both the GSAC and NAIA.

 2010-11: Started every game in her sophomore season and was a solid performer in several important categories…led the team with 19 blocked shots, was second in rebounding, assists, and steals, and fourth in scoring…had a dozen double-figure scoring efforts…poured in a career-high 21 points to go along with a season-best tying five assists vs. San Diego Christian on 1/27/11…saved her best for last, tallying 14 points and pulling down a career-high 15 rebounds in a GSAC Tournament and season-ending loss to California Baptist on 3/1/11.

2009-10: Impressing the coaching staff with stellar reserve performances over the first half of the year, the hard-working freshman stepped into a starting role over the final 12 games…averaged just over 10ppg in that stretch and finished the season just a tick under that number…scored in double figures 16 times…played well in big games, going for 13 points against defending national champion Union of Tennessee on 11/20/09 and 16 points vs. GSAC co-champion Azusa Pacific on 12/1/09…poured in a season-high 20 points vs. Concordia on 2/9/10, going 10-14 from the field…pulled down four or more rebounds on 11 occasions…snared a season-best seven rebounds against San Diego Christian on 2/6/10.

Allen HS: Enjoyed three productive years as a varsity starter for the Eagles and Coach Amy Pool…selected District 9-5A Newcomer of the Year in 2006-07…voted to the all-district team and was her club's Offensive Player of the Year…as a junior, she led the Eagles to a first-round playoff appearance while earning District 9-5A Offensive Player of the Year and first-team, all-district honors…capped her prep career by leading the Eagles back to the post-season and was named first-team, all-district for the third consecutive year.