Stephanie Rigamat
Stephanie Rigamat

Player Profile

La Crescenta, CA

High School:
Crescenta Valley

Last College:
UC Irvine


2000 —?Played in all 24 matches, starting 18 …?Led the team in scoring with 37 points on 13 goals and 11 assists …?Finished the season ranked third in the Pac-10 in scoring …?One of only 11 players named to Soccer America’s Collegiate MVP Team …?Soccer Times All-American …?Broke the UCLA single-season record for assists with her 11th of the season against Clemson in the NCAA Quarterfinals …?Scored the game-winning goal to defeat Portland, 1-0 in the NCAA Semifinals …?Led the team and ranked second in the Pac-10 with eight game-winning goals …?Soccer Times National Player of the Week, Pac-10 Player of the Week and was named to Soccer America’s Team of the Week on Nov. 4 after recording six points on two goals and two assists in two Bruin victories over No. 18 Stanford and No. 6 Cal … Scored the game-winning goal in the Bruins’ 4-1 victory over the Golden Bears …??Scored just 11 seconds into a match against San Diego, tying for the fifth fastest goal in NCAA history …?The only Bruin to tally either a goal or an assist in all four NCAA Tournament matches heading into the College Cup final.

1999 —?Redshirted the season.

1998 (UC Irvine) — Garnered first-team All-Big West honors … Named third-team All-West Region by Soccer Buzz … Started in all 20 games … Ranked second on the squad in scoring with 30 points on 13 goals and four assists.

1997 (UC Irvine) — Received Big West first team honors … Member of the 1997 Big West Championship team … Scored the game-tying goal in the Big West Tournament Championship game versus Cal Poly SLO … Was the second-leading scorer on the squad with 25 points on nine goals and seven assists … Recorded two game-winning goals … Ranks fifth in the school for career assists … Member of the Blazers and Shamrocks club teams.

U.S. National Team Experience —?Member of the Under-21 U.S. National Team pool …?Traveled to China with the Full U.S. National Team in January …?Made her debut with the U.S. squad against China on Jan. 11, 2001.

High School/Club — Received first team All-CIF accolades in 1997 … Earned All-CIF acclaim in 1995 and 1996 … Earned first team All-Pacific League honors 1994-97 … 1997 Offensive Player of the Year … Two-time league MVP … Helped guide her squad to the 1993 and 1996 league championships … Named the school’s Best Offensive Player in 1994, 1995 and 1996 … Named team MVP in 1997 … Her 109 career goals set a school record … Lettered for four years in soccer under head coach Judd Bogust.

Personal — Parents are Steven and Susan Rigamat … Admires US National Team member Julie Foudy … Lists winning the Big West Championship game in 1997 as her biggest athletic thrill … Has two brothers, Seth and Steve and two sisters, Sarah and Rachel … Born August 5, 1979 in La Crescenta, CA … Majoring in sociology.