Sacrifice is defined as surrendering something important for the sake of something greater.

This spring, each of the four boys prep soccer classifications boasted a young man who, over the course of his high school career, gave up something unique. It was from that sacrifice that a leader was developed, ultimately aiding each in directing their respective teams to state championships in 2013.

As a result, those four leaders — who each guided their teams from a different position on the field — have been named the Deseret News MVPs for the 2013 season. They are Aaron Caprio of Lehi, Josh Ludlow of Bountiful, Ben Powell of Wasatch and Levi Lopez of American Leadership Academy.

Here's a breakdown of how each Deseret News 2013 MVP earned his award, beginning with Lehi's Aaron Caprio.

Sarah Thomas is a graduate of the University of Utah and has been covering sports for the Deseret News since 2008. EMAIL: sthomas@desnews.com