Josue Rivera Athlete Profile

#6 Josue Rivera

Position: Outside Hitter Height: 6-3 Class: Junior Roster Years: 2011-2014 Hometown: San Juan, PR Last School: Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola

Personal

  • Son of Samuel Rivera and Maria Apavicio
  • Has two brothers
  • Favorite book is My Sister's Keeper
  • Enjoys going to the beach, movies, other sports and hanging out with friends
  • Graduated high school with first honors
  • Also participated in track and field in high school
  • Also recruited by IPFW, UCLA and Penn State

Before BYU

High School:

  • Played for Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola under head coach Henry Rivera
  • MVP
  • Top-10 player in school league
  • MVP at the all-star game of all the schools in Puerto Rico

Club/National Teams & Tournaments:

  • 2007 participant on the Jr. Olympics with Borinquen Coqui Club, finished in second place. Named to the All-America Team.
  • Won the 2007 Festivol Circuit Tournament of Beach Volleyball in PR
  • 2007 captain of the Pre-Youth Puerto Rican National Team that participated at the High Performance Tournament in Florida
  • Finished 2nd place in 2008 at the Pre-Youth NORCECA at FIU with the Youth Puerto Rican National Team
  • 2009 captain of the Pre-Youth Puerto Rican National Team at the Youth World Championships in Italy
  • 2009 participant at the Pan-American Cup in Mexico with the Puerto Rican National Team B where they finished in 4th place
  • Played at the Junior Olympics (18-open) with the Vaqueros Club in 2010
  • 2011 participant at the Pan-American Cup in Canada with the Puerto Rican National team B
  • 2011 captain of the Puerto Rican Youth National Team that finished fourth at the Youth Pan-American Cup in Panama
  • Played with the Puerto Rico National Team in 2011 at the Youth World Championships in Brazil


 



2011 | Redshirt Year

Redshirted

2012 | Freshman Year

  • Named to the All-MPSF Freshman Team
  • Played in 118 sets and all 31 matches, starting 30
  • Finished the season with 257 kills, 606 attempts and a .256 hitting percentage (ranked 34th in the NCAA)
  • Also contributed 17 aces, a team-high 186 digs and 70 blocks
  • Season-high 20 kills came on Jan. 6 against Loyola-Chicago
  • Season-high 4 aces came on Mar. 23 against long Beach State
  • Season-high 15 digs came on Feb. 25 against UC Santa Barbara
  • Season-high 6 total blocks came on Feb. 11 against UC San Diego

2013 | Sophomore Year

  • All-MPSF Honorable Mention
  • MPSF all-tourament team
  • MPSF Scholar Athlete
  • Played in every match except one
  • Finished the season with 228 kills, 19 aces, 123 digs and 84 total blocks
  • Second on the team in aces and third in kills and attempts
  • Recorded a double-double against #7 Long Beach State Feb. 1 (13 kills/11 digs) and #5 Stanford Feb. 23 (12 kills/13 digs)
  • Tied a career-high six block assists vs. CSUN Feb. 2
  • Carried BYU past UCLA in the MPSF quarterfinals with a season-high 19 kills and .483 hitting percentage, while adding six total blocks

2014 | Junior Year

  • Played in 29 matches, only sitting out vs. UC San Diego due to injury
  • Started 23 matches
  • Contributed eight kills, three assists, eight digs and four blocks vs. No. 1 Long Beach State (Jan. 11)
  • Had 12 kills and season-high 12 digs at No. 7 UC Irvine (Jan. 17)
  • Recorded a double-double of 11 kills (.308 hitting), 10 digs, with two blocks and two aces vs. No. 6 Stanford (Jan. 24)
  • Had 15 kills (season high), eight digs, three blocks at No. 5 USC (Feb. 1)
  • Led team with 13 kills on .579 clip, three aces, four digs at Pacific (Feb. 14)
  • Had 12 kills, three aces, eight digs at No. 8 Stanford (Feb. 15)
  • Had nine kills on .438 clip, six digs, five blocks vs. No. 8 UC Irvine (Mar. 14)
  • Had 11 kills, four digs, four blocks vs. No. 9 UCLA (Mar. 29), helping BYU clinch the No. 1 seed in the MPSF tournament
  • Had 12 kills, two aces, three digs, four blocks at No. 10 Hawai’i (Apr. 4)
  • Recorded 10 kills, six digs, six blocks at No. 5 UC Santa Barbara (Apr. 11)
  • Had 12 kills, .407 clip, four digs at No. 10 UCLA (Apr.12)
  • Had 10 kills on .588 hitting (career high), six blocks vs. USC in the MPSF quarterfinals (Apr. 19)
  • Had 10 kills, 11 digs, five blocks vs. Stanford in NCAA semifinals (May 1)
  • Totaled 217 kills, 26 aces, 146 digs, 76 blocks (three solo) on the season