University of Iowa Athletics

#14 Desiree Rivera

Height 5-6
Class Jr.
Hometown Chino, Calif.
High School Bishop Amat Memorial
Previous School Oregon State
Desiree Rivera - Softball - University of Iowa Athletics

2024 as a junior

  • Did not see any game action.

2023 at Oregon State:

  • Played in 34 games, making 32 starts
  • Hit .302 on the season with 26 hits, three doubles and seven runs batted in
  • Collected three hits and drove in three runs in the first win of the Arizona State series (May 6)
  • Tallied 10 or more putouts on two occasions – Feb. 10 vs. New Mexico (10) and March 19 vs. California (11)
  • Committed just three errors against 168 putouts and 21 assists for a .984 fielding percentage

2022 at Oregon State:

  • Appeared in 48 games, making 45 starts
  • Hit .180 on the season with 13 RBI and three doubles
  • Tallied two hits and three RBI at California
  • Had two hits including a double vs. North Dakota State on March 10
  • Had a double, and RBI and scored a run against North Dakota State on March 6

High School:

  • Led the conference in batting average as a sophomore
  • Finished her career batting .480
  • Was a First Team All-Area and All-League selection
  • Played in the SGV All-Star Game
  • Graduated with Second Honors


  • Daughter of Michelle and Steve Rivera
  • Has three siblings: Alyssa, Brandon and Savanna
  • Played for the OC Batbusters for six years, and Mercado for three years
  • Helped the team to two National Championships