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:

  • USA South All-Conference first team (2019)
  • USA South All-Tournament (2019)
  • 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)

Career Match-by-Match Stats: 2016, 2017, 2018

2018 (Junior): 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): 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  goal in three straight matches against Pfeiffer (Sept. 30), at LaGrange (Oct. 4) and against Pensacola Christian (Oct. 7)

2016 (Freshman): 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
Goals: 1, 21 times
Assists: 2, Huntingdon -- Oct 7, 2016
Shots: 5, Averett -- Sep 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