TULSA, Okla. – Santiago Riveros returns for another season with Tulsa Athletic as he joined the club for the 2019 season. Riveros became the 14th announced player for the upcoming season.
“We are glad to have a fan favorite back in Santiago Riveros,” Dan DeVore, GM of Tulsa Athletic, said. “Tulsa Athletic fans know how exciting he can be on the pitch, and we will count on him to bring that level of play for the 2019 season. We are excited to have Santi back for this summer.”
Riveros last played for Tulsa Athletic in the 2017 season when the midfielder appeared in all 12 contests with nine starts. He opened the season fast with three goals in the first two matches, including a brace against Ozark FC in the home opener. For the season, Riveros registered 749 minutes on the pitch for the green and yellow. The midfielder finished with four goals in the 12 contests, and he helped the Athletic advance to the Heartland Conference Finals. Riveros played his first season for Tulsa Athletic in the 2015 season.
In his collegiate career, Riveros played two seasons for Oral Roberts, where he started in 30 matches and registered nine goals and nine assists. As a junior in 2016, the midfielder was named All-Summit League along with being selected as the Summit League Player of the Week. Riveros recorded six goals, including a brace against Eastern Illinois. He led the Summit League with eight assists. Riveros scored the game-winning goal against Eastern Illinois. For the season, he started in all 16 matches and played 1,465 minutes.
As a senior for the Golden Eagles, Riveros made 14 starts and appeared in 15 contests. He tallied three goals and one assist for seven points.
Prior to ORU, Riveros played in Colombia for Noraml Superior Del Quindio High School and Politecnico Grancolombiano. He was named the high school athlete of the year in 2009.
Tulsa Athletic open the 2019 season on May 5 when they play host to the Little Rock Rangers at home at Veterans Park. Start time is set for 2 p.m. with single game tickets available for as low as $5 for general admission.
2019 Season tickets are now on sale with three different levels available for the 2019 home schedule at Veterans Park. Buy your season tickets today at www.tulsaathletic.com.