|High School:||Sheldon HS|
Missing just a handful of games during the season due to a minor injury, Rivera played in and started 50 contests for the Tigers in 2011. Starting all 50 games played at second, Alexa put together her best season to date in the Orange and Black as she finished the year hitting .292 with 40 hits in 137 at bats. More impressively, Alexa posted a .406 on-base percentage as she added 21 walks and six hit-by-pitch to her season totals. Additionally, Rivera scored a career-best 17 runs while also driving in 15 RBI to help account for 32 of the Tigers' runs. On March 11 against Cal State Bakersfield, Rivera recorded her first four hit contest, finishing just one hit off of the program's single-game record.
Coming back from the knee injury that ended her freshman season, Rivera made the transition from third to second as she started all 54 games for the Tigers' at second base during her sophomore season. Rivera's move to second base and her rehab on her knee proved to be successful as she earned her first all-conference award of her career, earning All-Big West Honorable Mention honors at the end of the 2010 season. After a slow start while still trying to get her legs back under her, Rivera came on strong in conference play batting .297 with six doubles and 11 RBI. Over the final month of the season, Rivera posted a .333 average including finishing the season hitting safely in six straight games to help lead the Tigers' to their fourth place finish in the conference. Additionally, over the month, Rivera was perfect in the field as she finished the year with a .962 overall fielding percentage after committing just seven errors at second base. For the year, Rivera batted .260 with seven doubles, 16 RBI and 15 runs scored.
The Tigers' starting third baseman from the first day of the season, Alexa saw her promising first season of action cut short as she suffered a season-ending knee injury midseason, as the Tigers began conference play. Prior to the injury, Rivera posted a .253 batting average with 20 hits, including four doubles, in 79 at-bats. Her .379 on-base percentage ranked third on the team. Additionally, Rivera hit in the heart of the Tigers' order, producing 14 RBI, a mark tied for fourth on the team despite playing in just 30 games. She also added 12 runs to account for 26 of Pacific's runs on the year.
One of the top players on one of the top teams in Northern California, Rivera came to Pacific after a stellar career at Sheldon High School in Sacramento, Calif. An all-around player for the Huskies, Rivera led her team to back-to-back CIF section championships in 2007 and 2008. In 2007 the Huskies finished 29-1 and ranked No. 7 in the nation while in 2008, the Huskies finished as the No. 1 team in California after posting a 32-2 overall record. As a senior, Rivera led the team in hitting with a .456 average. Additionally, Alexa scored 38 runs while driving in 17. As a junior, Rivera led the Delta League in hitting with a .600 batting average, a school record, including 12 doubles and three triples while also posting 44 runs scored and 24 RBI. For her play Rivera was named a First Team All-League and All-Metro Area member in both seasons while also garnering Second Team All-State honors according to Cal-Hi in 2007.
Born in Sacramento, Calif., Alexa Rivera is the daughter of Lisa and Sal Rivera. She has one brother, Sal. In her fourth year at Pacific, Alexa is majoring business.