The 2013 high school boys soccer season got underway last week with a handful of games across the state, and ramps up this week with a full slate of games. To prepare fans for what should be another exciting season, the Deseret News has put together capsules for every team in 2A.



Each coach was invited to participate and submit information. The region rankings are based on coaches' preseason projections.

St. Joseph High School

Head Coach: Derek Tate

2012 Record: 14-4-0 (Tied for 1st in 2A Central with 9-1-0 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Manti 3-2 in the 2A championship

Returning Contributors:

Mitch Koehler, Sr., Goalkeeper

Adam Brodstein, Sr. Midfielder

David Donlevy, Jr. Forward

Keyanu Tate, Jr., Midfielder

Oswald Cruz, Jr., Forward

Kenin Richards, Sr., Defender

Coach Comment: “I feel we are a strong team with a chance to go far in the tourney. The boys want redemption for losing in the last minutes of the finals two years in a row.”

Rowland Hall St. Marks

Head Coach: Scott Langone

2012 Record: 10-4-0 (Tied for 1st in 2A Central with 9-1-0 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Beaver in a shootout in the 2A first round

Returning Contributors:

Blake Shott

Enzo Wiener

Ted Janes

Emir Rahislic

Coach Comment: “Hoping to perform to capability and make a run into the postseason.”

Waterford School

Head Coach: George Shirley

2012 Record: 7-8-1 (Tied for 3rd in 2A Central with 5-5-0 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Manti 3-2 in the 2A quarterfinals

Additional information not provided

South Summit

Head Coach: Chris Burton

2012 Record: 2-11-1 (Tied for 5th in 2A Central with 1-9-0 record)

2012 Postseason: None

Returning Contributors:

Brett Weller

Ross Merchant

Tyler Weller

Tony Gostick

Coach Comment: “We are going to be young, but extremely talented.”

Summit Academy

Head Coach: Troy Stroud

2012 Record: New School

Wendover High School

Head Coach: Thomas Carlisle

2012 Record: 6-6-1 (Tied for 3rd in 2A Central with 5-5-0 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to American Leadership 3-2 in the 2A first round

Returning Contributors:

Alberto Santiago, Midfielder

Joseph Ruiz Defender

Alex Zamora, Goalkeeper

Coach Comment: “After graduating eight starters last season we expect to have a rebuilding season this year with a focus on developing our freshman and sophmore players into regular contributors.”

Manti High School

Head Coach: Gerald Wayman

2012 Record: 15-3-0 (2nd in 2A East with 9-3-0 record)

2012 Postseason: Beat St. Joseph 3-2 in the 2A championship

Returning Contributors:

Armando Frutos, Defender

Coco Nielson, Midfielder

Carlo Garcia, Forward

Coach Comment: “The 2A classification is going to be a wild ride in 2013. Lots of great teams and talent to contend with. The Templars have a huge target on their back this year. We are anxious to defend the title and looking to forward to competing with up-and-coming programs.”

Wasatch Academy

Head Coach: Victor Munoz

2012 Record: 12-3-0 (1st in 2A East with 10-2-0 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to St. Joseph 3-0 in the 2A semifinals

Additional information not provided

Richfield High School

Head Coach: Paul Foster

2012 Record:4-8-1 (5th in 2A East with 4-7-1 record)

2012 Postseason: None

Returning Contributors:

Spencer Henderson, Forward

Colton Brown, Forward

Reese Elmer, Goalkeeper

Coach Comment: “We will have a very young team. We have several young players and new players that will emerge as leaders. We are excited about the coming season and look to improve each week.”

Gunnison High School

Head Coach: Juan Salas

2012 Record: 10-6-0 (Tied for 3rd in 2A East with 8-4-0 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to St. Joseph 2-1 in the 2A quarterfinals

Additional information not provided

Grand High School

Head Coach: Mike Camps

2012 Record: 8-6-0 (Tied for 3rd in 2A East with 8-4-0 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Layton Christian 4-2 in the 2A first round

Additional information not provided

South Sevier High School

Head Coach: Cordell Pearson

2012 Record: 2-9-1 (6th in 2A East with 2-9-1 record)

2012 Postseason: None

Additional information not provided

North Sevier High School

Head Coach: Rod Herd

2012 Record: 0-12-0 (7th in 2A East with 0-12-0 record)

2012 Postseason: None

Additonal information not provided

Layton Christian Academy

Head Coach: Chris Tatro

2012 Record: 9-5-0 (2nd in 2A North with 6-2-0 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Manti 3-1 in the 2A semifinals

Additonal information not provided

Intermountain Christian School

Head Coach: James Kerr

2012 Record: 3-8-0 (T-3rd in 2A North with 2-6-0)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Manti 3-0 in the 2A first round

Additonal information not provided

Legacy Prep Academy

Head Coach: Raphael Guerrero

2012 Record: New School

Oakley High School

Head Coach: Alex Prugh

2012 Record: 10-2-0 (1st in 2A North with 8-0-0 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Gunnison 4-3 in the 2A first round

Additonal information not provided

West Ridge Academy

Head Coach: Michael Shaughnessy

2012 Record: 2-8-0 (Tied for 3rd in 2A North with 2-6-0 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Wasatch Academy 8-0 in the 2A first round

Mount Vernon Academy

Head Coach: N/A

2012 Record: 2-6-0 (T-3rd in 2A North with 2-6-0)

2012 Postseason: None

Additonal information not provided

Millard High School

Head Coach: Tony Alcala

2012 Record: 6-4-2 (1st in 2A West with 6-1-1 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Waterford 7-1 in the 2A first round

Additional information not provided

American Leadership Academy

Head Coach: Steven Solen

2012 Record: 9-4-1 (2nd in 2A West with 5-2-1 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Wasatch Academy 3-2 in the 2A quarterfinals

Returning Contributors:

Coby Warren

Brannon Tulley

Titi Chichia

Levi Lopez

Coaches Comment: "With many starters returning from last year we are expecting a better win-loss record this upcoming season. Our goal this year is to break every record set by previous soccer teams at the school, and to win a 2A West championship.”

Beaver High School

Head Coach: David Howard

2012 Record: 4-9-2 (4th in 2A West with 3-3-2 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Layton Christian 1-0 in the 2A Quarterfinals

Coach Comment: “Rebuilding year. Hope to win a game.”

Parowan High School

Head Coach: Lawrence Daniel

2012 Record: 1-11-0 (5th in 2A West with 0-8-0 record)

2012 Postseason: None

Returning Contributors:

Brian Byl

Wesley Byl

Fernando Carrillo

Garrett Gardner

Stephen Hulet

Truce Hunt

Orlando Quezada

Bryce Thatcher

Coach Comment: “This will be and interesting year with a new coaching staff and system of play.”

Merit Academy

Head Coach: Joel Martinez

2012 Record: New school

Maeser Preparatory Academy

Head Coach: Dustin Simmons

2012 Record: 2-11-1 (Tied for 5th in 2A West with 1-9-0 record)

2012 Postseason: None

Additional information not provided