8 Jesse Riggs
8 - Jesse Riggs
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 165
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Chesapeake, Va.
High School: Hickory
Position: M
Major: Art
g 6
a 8
pts 20
gw 2

Honors:

  • United Soccer Coaches All-America second team (2019)
  • United Soccer Coaches All-South Atlantic Region first team (2019)
  • USA South All-Conference first team (2019)
  • USA South All-Tournament (2019)
  • USA South All-Academic (2019-20)
  • USA South All-Conference first team (2018)
  • USA South All-Tournament (2018)
  • USA South All-Academic (2018-19)
  • USA South Rookie of the Week (Oct. 10, 2016)
  • USA South All-Academic (2016-17)

2019 (Senior - Stats): Played in 21 matches, making 20 starts... Named to United Soccer Coaches All-America second team... Earned first team United Soccer Coaches All-South Atlantic Region and was a first team All-USA South honoree... Scored six goals and produced a career-high eight assists on the year... Had a pair of game-winning goals on the year, including the winner in a 1-0 victory over Maryville (Oct. 12) and the eventual winner in a 2-0 win at Brevard (Oct. 22)... Tallied two assists and a goal in a USA South Tournament semifinal win over Greensboro (Nov. 8) and was named to the USA South All-Tournament team... Went 3-for-3 on penalty kicks, which led the team... Had an assist in three straight matches from Oct. 1-5... Registered a goal and an assist in a win at Mary Baldwin (Oct. 5)... Finished career with 26 goals and 17 assists in 69 career matches... Named to the USA South All-Academic team for the third time

2018 (Junior - Stats): Appeared and started in 20 matches... Led the team in goals with a career-high eight to go along with three assists... Named to All-USA South first team... Went a perfect 5-for-5 in penalty kicks... Had three game-winning goals, including in one-goal wins at Pfeiffer (Sept. 29) and against Greensboro in a USA South Tournament semifinal (Nov. 2)... Named to the USA South All-Tournament team after scoring two goals with an assist during the tournament... Had a goal and an assist in a match twice during the year against Brevard (Sept. 15) and Greensboro (Nov. 2)... Named to USA South All-Academic team for a second time

2017 (Sophomore - Stats): Appeared in 14 matches, starting all 14, before suffering a season-ending injury… Posted five goals, two assists, and 12 points on the season… Tied his career single-game high in shots against Sewanee (Sept. 6)... Scored in back-to-back contests against Methodist (Sept. 16) and at Ferrum (Sept. 22)... Later in the year, produced a goal in three straight matches against Pfeiffer (Sept. 30), at LaGrange (Oct. 4) and against Pensacola Christian (Oct. 7)

2016 (Freshman - Stats): Earned USA South Rookie of the Week honors for the week (Oct. 10) after scoring two goals and assisting three more over three matches, as the Scots finished the week 2-0-1... Appeared and started in 14 matches... Scored seven goals on the season, the second-most for the season... Took 24 shots, putting 15 on goal and going 2-2 in penalty kicks... Scored two game-winners, one in a 6-1 win over Huntingdon (Oct. 7) and the second in a 2-1 win over Ferrum (Oct. 15), scoring the second goal early in the match on a penalty kick... Led the team with four assists on the season... Earned USA South All-Academic

High School: Attended Hickory High School... During his career, was named first team All-Conference, first team All-Region, first team All-State and first team All-Tidewater... Also earned Atlantic Conference Player of the Year honors as a senior... Was a member of the United States Soccer Development Academy with the Virginia Rush... Member of the National Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society

Personal: Parents are Todd and Theresa Riggs... Has two sisters, Elyssa and Emma, and one brother, Aaron... Brother, Aaron, is a freshman on the Covenant men's soccer team... Both parents attended Covenant and played sports... Father, Todd, played soccer for the Scots from 1990-93 and mother, Theresa (Tucker), played volleyball and basketball from 1989-92... Favorite Bible verse is Ephesians 2:13... Majoring in art

Riggs' Single-Match Highs:

Points: 4, Huntingdon, Oct. 7, 2016; Greensboro, Nov. 8, 2019
Goals: 1, 26 times
Assists: 2, Huntingdon, Oct. 7, 2016; Greensboro, Nov. 8, 2019
Shots: 5, Averett, Sept. 21, 2018

Recent Games
Oct 22 at Brevard W, 2-0
Oct 25 at Greensboro W, 3-2
Oct 26 at William Peace W, 2-1
Nov 2 LaGrange W, 2-1
Nov 8 Greensboro W, 4-1
Nov 9 N.C. Wesleyan T, 1-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 21 13
Games started 20 12
Goals 6 4
Assists 8 4
Points 20 12
Shots 20 12
Shot Pct .300 .333
Penalty kicks 3-3 3-3
Game-winning goals 2 2
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts sh pct pk gw
Aug 30 vs. Randolph W, 3-2 1 0 1 1 1 .000 0-0 0
Aug 31 vs. Southern Virginia W, 6-1 1 1 0 2 2 .500 0-0 0
Sep 6 Berry W, 2-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 7 at Sewanee T, 1-1 - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Brevard   - - - - - - - -
Sep 18 Berea W, 3-0 - 0 0 0 2 .000 0-0 0
Sep 20 Piedmont W, 2-0 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0-0 0
Sep 21 Pfeiffer W, 4-0 1 1 0 2 1 1.000 1-1 0
Sep 27 N.C. Wesleyan W, 4-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 28 Methodist W, 6-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 1 at Berry L, 2-1 1 0 1 1 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 4 at Averett W, 4-1 1 0 1 1 1 .000 0-0 0
Oct 5 at Mary Baldwin W, 4-0 1 1 1 3 1 1.000 1-1 0
Oct 8 at Emory L, 1-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 12 Maryville W, 1-0 1 1 0 2 1 1.000 1-1 1
Oct 18 at LaGrange W, 5-0 1 0 1 1 1 .000 0-0 0
Oct 19 at Huntingdon W, 5-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 22 at Brevard W, 2-0 1 1 0 2 3 .333 0-0 1
Oct 25 at Greensboro W, 3-2 1 0 1 1 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 26 at William Peace W, 2-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Nov 2 LaGrange W, 2-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Nov 8 Greensboro W, 4-1 1 1 2 4 2 .500 0-0 0
Nov 9 N.C. Wesleyan T, 1-1 1 0 0 0 3 .000 0-0 0
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
2016-17 14 14 .50 .29 1.29 1.71 .292 1.07 .625
2017-18 14 14 .36 .14 .86 1.79 .200 .86 .480
2018-19 20 20 .40 .15 .95 1.95 .205 .70 .359
2019-20 21 20 .29 .38 .95 .95 .300 .48 .500
Total 69 68 .38 .25 1.00 1.57 .241 .74 .472
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
2016-17 14 14 7 4 18 24 .292 15 .625 0 0 2-2 2
2017-18 14 14 5 2 12 25 .200 12 .480 0 0 1-1 0
2018-19 20 20 8 3 19 39 .205 14 .359 0 0 5-5 3
2019-20 21 20 6 8 20 20 .300 10 .500 0 0 3-3 2
Total 69 68 26 17 69 108 .241 51 .472 0 0 11-11 7
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
Total 21 20 .29 .38 .95 .95 .300 .48 .500
Conference 13 12 .31 .31 .92 .92 .333 .54 .583
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
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Home 10 9 .30 .20 .80 1.10 .273 .60 .545
Away 9 9 .22 .56 1.00 .67 .333 .33 .500
Neutral 2 2 .50 .50 1.50 1.50 .333 .50 .333
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Wins 18 17 .33 .39 1.06 .94 .353 .50 .529
Losses 2 2 .00 .50 .50 .00 - .00 -
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August 2 2 .50 .50 1.50 1.50 .333 .50 .333
September 6 5 .17 .00 .33 .83 .200 .50 .600
October 10 10 .30 .50 1.10 .70 .429 .40 .571
November 3 3 .33 .67 1.33 1.67 .200 .67 .400
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
Total 21 20 6 8 20 20 .300 10 .500 0 0 3-3 2
Conference 13 12 4 4 12 12 .333 7 .583 0 0 3-3 2
Exhibition - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0 -
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Home 10 9 3 2 8 11 .273 6 .545 0 0 2-2 1
Away 9 9 2 5 9 6 .333 3 .500 0 0 1-1 1
Neutral 2 2 1 1 3 3 .333 1 .333 0 0 0-0 0
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Wins 18 17 6 7 19 17 .353 9 .529 0 0 3-3 2
Losses 2 2 0 1 1 0 - 0 - 0 0 0-0 0
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August 2 2 1 1 3 3 .333 1 .333 0 0 0-0 0
September 6 5 1 0 2 5 .200 3 .600 0 0 1-1 0
October 10 10 3 5 11 7 .429 4 .571 0 0 2-2 2
November 3 3 1 2 4 5 .200 2 .400 0 0 0-0 0