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Richard Oliva
Richard Oliva

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Flower Mound, Texas

High School:
Flower Mound

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 162

Position:
Midfielder/forward

Experience:
3L


YearGamesGoalsAssists
2005921
20061933
20072171
2008100
2009 5 1 1
Total55135

Richard Oliva 2008


2008 (Med. RS): Played in 27 minutes against Stanford on 9/7 before missing the rest of the season

2007 (Jr.): Played in all 21 games in 2007, starting six ... Second-leading scorer on SMU roster with 15 points, on seven goals and an assist ... Seven goals tied forward Scott Geppert for the second-highest total on SMU roster ... His 15 points in 2007 exceeded his two-year total (14 points) in 2005 and 2006 ... Seven goals tied for sixth in Conference USA in 2007 ... His 15 points tied for ninth in Conference USA ... Had first career multi-goal game when he scored a pair of goals (9/20/07) in SMU win over Centenary ... Scored in back-to-back games in SMU wins over Missouri State (10/3/07) and UCF (10/6/07) ... Also scored against No. 5 Virginia, UAB and South Carolina; SMU won all six games in which he scored.

2006 (So.): Played in 19 games, making five starts ... Tallied three goals and three assists (nine points) on 30 shots.

2005 (Fr.): Saw action in nine games this season ... Had two goals and one assist on seven shots (three on goal).

High School: Four-year letterwinner and served as team captain his senior season ... Four-time All-District 7-5A selection as well as to the All-Denton County and All-Region teams ... Conference MVP as a senior ... TASCO All-State selection in 2005 ... Earned All-Northeast Tarrant County honors as a sophomore ... Earned NSCAA/adidas All-State and All-America honors in 2005 ... Holds his high school records in every offensive category (career goals, goals in a single season, goals in a single game, assists in a single season and assists in a single game) ... Totaled 60 goals, 25 assists (145 points) during his high school career ... High school team posted a 57-39-10 record during his tenure ... Member of the Dallas Texans club team and scored 218 goals for the Texans - a team which recorded a 298-37-21 mark during his club career.

Personal: Majoring in economics with financial application ... Listens to country music ... Would most like to visit Australia ... Favorite non-soccer athlete is Brett Favre ... Has one older brother ... Parents are Joe and Karen Oliva ... Full name is Richard Anthony Oliva.

Goals:
10/16/2005 vs. FIU (38')
10/28/2005 at East Carolina (36')
9/1/2006 vs. Cincinnati (85')
9/12/2006 vs. Centenary (48')
10/11/2006 vs. Tulsa (18')
9/7/2007 vs. Virginia (86')
9/20/2007 vs. Centenary (3')
9/20/2007 vs. Centenary (61')
10/3/2007 vs. Missouri State (83')
10/6/2007 vs. UCF (63')
10/17/2007 vs. UAB (38')
10/24/2007 at South Carolina (48')

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