2014 (Fr.): Earned first letter at Ball State ... helped guide the Cardinals to their fifth Mid-American Conference regular season title in program history with a 33-19 (12-4 MAC) record … made 12 appearances in the circle for the Cardinals, including four starts … logged 29.2 innings of work, while posting a 2-1 record and a 6.13 ERA … struck out 22 batters on the year … made her collegiate debut at USC Upstate (Feb. 17), throwing 0.1 of an inning … picked up her first collegiate victory in her first career start versus Detroit (March 1), recording six strikeouts over 5.1 innings of work … earned her first career complete game shutout victory by leading the Cardinals to a 12-0 (5 inn.) victory versus Alabama A&M (March 14) … struck out seven batters in the contest, while yielding just five hits.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four letters in softball for coaches Ryan Kelber (three years) and Mark Skapin (one year) at Brooklyn High School … named first team all-state as a senior, after earning honorable mention as a junior … three-time team Most Valuable Player … first-team All-Patriot Athletic Conference all four years … posted a 44-28 record in the circle over her career, including a 16-5 mark her senior season … recorded 282 strikeouts and a 0.64 ERA as a senior, while batting .449 with six home runs … also earned a .565 on-base percentage as a senior, adding 18 walks … finished her career with school records for pitching wins (44) and strikeouts (865) … hit .443 over her career with nine career home runs … logged a 0.87 career ERA over 497 innings of work … tallied a school-record .508 batting average as a junior … played club softball for the Beverly Bandits … also earned three letters in volleyball for coach Debbie Hall at Brooklyn … helped guide the squad to a 12-11 record her senior year … named first team All-PAC as a senior after leading the team in blocks and aces.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Danny and Michele Rivera … has two sisters, Angi and Daniele, and one brother, Dallas … born July 28, 1995 in Cleveland, Ohio … full name is Jocelyn Nicole Rivera … majoring in special education.