Rivas has played softball her entire life. It started at the age of six watching the US Womens Softball team, specifically Cat Osterman. The next day Chloe was found in her backyard with a baseball trying to replicate what she had seen Osterman do the day before on TV. From then on it has been softball nonstop. Rivas has been traveling since the age of seven across multiple states, and show case events. She is very excited for this upcoming season and what it has in store.
This past summer Rivas spent a lot of time on the road and in the cages working on her swing, spending time in the bullpen working on improving the spin on her ball, and working for it to be tighter while looking to get more movement on it. Overall Rivas’ pitching and hitting has improved vastly over the past year.
Summers for Rivas are spent on the road and this summer was no different. She spent some time in California, Arizona, and Georgia showcasing her talents in front of college coaches, staying focused, and being prepared to take on any challenges she faced.
Working out is one of Rivas’ favorite things to do. She enjoys the feeling after a workout and loves knowing she is getting bigger, faster, and stronger with every rep. She knows she is working to get better while others are wasting time on the couch.
Currently Rivas has a batting average of .428, pitches at 61 MPH with a 42 MPH change up.
Rivas plays for the Firecrackers Blanco 16u team and attends Monache High School where she has just begun her sophomore year. As a freshman Rivas held an ERA of 1.70 and was the top strikeout leader in the Central Valley. She was also ranked in the top 5 for the lowest ERA. Rivas finished her season with First Team all League honors, Second Team All County, and First Team Orange Belt.
This season Rivas and the Firecrackers Blanco are looking to be a tight and unstoppable team. They are looking to be one of the best in the nation. For Rivas and the Monache Marauders they are looking to be a tight knit, unstoppable team and are looking to repeat as East Yosemite League Champs, and making it to the Valley Championship.
Rivas who is very interested at playing at the next level has been in contact with several Division One schools and has interest from several of her top five schools. For Rivas, working hard to earn a scholarship and staying in contact with her top ten colleges is a must. She has dreamed of playing at the college level since she was 9 and would be the first in her family to do so. Realizing this dream would be huge for her.
Chloe’s favorite schools are the University of Arizona, the University of Washington, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Michigan, and the University of Mississippi.
High School Stats: 1.70 ERA, .306 BA, .541 Slugging Percentage, 21 RBI's, 3 homeruns and 139 strikeouts, Varsity Starting Pitcher Monache Marauders, threw a shutout to win the EYL Championship for her high school team.
A bit more about Rivas
Rivas loves the competitive nature of the sport and loves showing the competitive side within, while also showing passion for the game. She has grown many friendships through softball that she could have never imagined she’d have today. The sport itself has given Chloe many memories and most of all, has shown her how to deal with success and failure. In a quote from Rivas, “Sometimes you fail, but there is always another opportunity to become successful; it helps you stay humble.”
Outside of softball and the batting cages, Rivas enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to music, playing mushball and tennis, and she enjoys the nature around her.