High school boys soccer: 5A team-by-team region capsules (30 items)
With the 2014 high school boys soccer season getting underway last week in what should be another fantastic season, the Deseret News has compiled capsules for every 5A team in the state with information on what to expect this season.
The region rankings are based on preseason coaches' projections. Every coach was invited to participate and submit information on their team.
There are four new head boys soccer coaches in 5A this year: Eric Raine (Hillcrest), Ray Parkhurst (Syracuse), Tom Cushing (Brighton) and Jay Langlois (Jordan).
Here's a region-by-region look at all 26 teams in 5A.
1 of 30. Region 1
2 of 30. 1. Viewmont High School
2013 Record: 10-6-1 (2nd in Region 2 with 7-2-1 record)
2013 Postseason: Lost to Lehi in quarterfinals
Mike Johnson: First-team all-state leading goalscorer
Lucas Cawley: First-team all-state when a freshman
Porter May: Two-year starting goalkeeper
Coach Comment: “We have a lot of returning starters and with hard work we have the chance to be a pretty good team.”
3 of 30. 2. Layton High School
2013 Record: 10-3-3 (1st in Region 1 with 6-2-2 record)
2013 Postseason: Lost to Bingham in quarterfinals
Jonnathan Rodriguez, captain
Logan Day, captain
Randy Orellana, defender
Austin Walker, midfielder
Davis Walker, forward
Coach Comment: “We lost several great players last year, which left a big void on our team. We are hoping our young talent can fill that void.”
4 of 30. 3. Weber High School
2013 Record: 9-5-1 (Tied for 2nd in Region 1 with 6-3-1 record)
2013 Postseason: Lost to Brighton in quarterfinals
Additional information not provided
5 of 30. 4. Davis High School
2013 Record: 8-7-0 (Tied for 4th in Region 1 with 5-5-0 record)
2013 Postseason: Did not qualify
Davis Owen, senior, forward (captain): The team will rely heavily on him for scoring and leadership. He is the lone senior up top and his athleticism and speed will be a major asset to a young team.
Tyler Bishop, senior, GK (captain): He has stepped into the starting GK position. He is great with his feet and athletic. Has a lot of experience in big games as starting GK on one of the top club teams in the state.
Coach Comment: “Team is very young and inexperienced. Only two seniors played significant minutes in varsity. The team has great potential but depends on how well the young players embrace their roles and step up.”