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<2012: Played in 13 matches with one start...Scored a goal vs. Drake and an assist vs. Navy... High School: Sidney scored 19 goals with nine assists and earned All-Skylands Conference, All-State Central Section I honors...He was also the Express Times Boys Player of the Week on Oct. 5, 2010...North Hunterdon Boys Soccer MVP... Honor Roll Student... PERSONAL: Son of Carlos and Anna Rivera...Plans to Major in Exercise Science with a minor in Sports Management...Nickname: Sid...Dream Vacation: Tahiti...Person in history would most like to meet: Pele'...Favorite Sports Personality: Sweedish soccer standout Zlatan Ibrahimovic...Favorite Foods: Rice, beans and steak... Favorite Movie:"Bourne Supremacy...Favorite Book Read:"Of Mice and Men"... Father and uncle played five years of pro soccer in Colombia an Portugal (Father), and Portugal (Uncle)....Most Impressive person I've ever met: Parents...

" Sidney is a gifted attacking player who combines his physical size with his natural instincts around goal," Said Dawson. " He adds another dimension to our attack and we are excited to have him join our Monarch Soccer family."

Rivera led North Hunterdon High School in Annandale, NJ. with 19 goals along with nine assists. Rivera scored two goals six times. His multiple goals came against Hillsborough, Franklin, Watchung Hills Regional, Montgomery, High Point and Hackettstown High Schools. In the Franklin match, one of the goals was on a kick-off.

Rivera was named first team All-Skyland Conference and was selected All-State Central Section 1. He was the Express Times Boys Soccer Player of the Week during the week of Oct. 5.

Rivera played midfield and forward for Match Fit Academy and led the U15/16 Academy team in goals scored during the 2009-10 season. He has also been selected for the New Jersey ODP team, Super Y ODP team and most recently the 2010 New Jersey market Training Session for the best players from each academy in the New Jersey-Pennsylvania area.

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