Olympus stunned many by capturing the 4A state championship last season, and the Titans are once again in the hunt as the 2013 soccer season gets underway this week. To prepare fans for what should be another exciting season, the Deseret News has put together capsules for every team in 4A.



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

Roy High School

Head Coach: Glenn Puckrin

2012 Record: 13-5-0 (Tied for first in Region 5 with 8-2-0 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Orem in a shootout in the 4A quarterfinals

Returning Contributors:

Brock Charlesworth

Gio Vasquez

Noah Jorgensen

Kaden Brinkerhoff

Trase Stapley

Coaches Comment: “We are excited to once again focus on playing exciting, attractive possession soccer and will continue to work hard on being strong defensively with our goal of exceeding what we achieved last year.”

Mountain Crest High School

Head Coach: Mike Gurney

2012 Record: 7-9-2 (4th in Region 5 with 3-5-2 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Murray 4-0 in the 4A first round

Returning Contributors:

Josh Worley

Daniel Flores

Weston Casey

Coach Comment: “This year we return 11 seniors to our squad, eight of which were regular starters last season. With this group and their maturity along with a very strong sophomore class, this team is hungry to make a run for a Region 5 championship and postseason play.”

Bonneville High School

Head Coach: Mike Hickman

2012 Record: 10-5-1 (3rd in Region 5 with 6-2-1 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Olympus 1-0 in the 4A first round

Returning Contributors:

Chandler Baddley

Sorie Morah

Landon Summers

Hayden White

Coach Comment: “Lots of experience returning for 2013. We are very balanced front to back. If our GK steps up we should challenge for Region 5 and state.”

Logan High School

Head Coach: Tod Martin

2012 Record: 12-5-1 (Tied for first in Region 5 with 8-2-0 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Mountain View 2-0 in the 4A quarterfinals

Returning contributors: Kayd Marquez, Senior, Midfield
Sean Lyne, Senior, Goalie
Braden Call, Senior Defense

Coach Comment: "We are replacing 14 Seniors off of last season's roster. Looking forward to a tough preseason and an even tougher region. With alot of hardwork, and I repeat work, I think we can be pretty good."

Box Elder High School

Head Coach: Nate Bywater

2012 Record: 3-8-3 (5th in Region 5 with 2-6-1 record)

2012 Postseason: None

Returning Contributors:

Tristen Steele

Connor Olsen

Kaden Tingey

Eduardo Macias

Coaches Comment: "We are a young club this year with the majority of the team sophomores and juniors. With that, they bring a lot of experience (that) could make us competitive in our region. Our results will all depend on how they come together as a group.”

Sky View High School

Head Coach: Kelly Knowles

2012 Record: 2-12-1 (6th in Region 5 with 0-10-0 record)

2012 Postseason: None

Additional information not provided

Bountiful High School

Head Coach: Lou Plank

2012 Record: 7-7-3 (3rd in Region 6 with 5-4-1 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Orem 2-1 in the 4A first round

Additional information not provided

Woods Cross High School

Head Coach: Kevin Rigby

2012 Record: 10-7-0 (2nd in Region 6 with 7-3-0 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Timpanogos 2-1 in the 4A first round

Additional information not provided

East High School

Head Coach: Rudy Schenk

2012 Record: 12-5-0 (1st in Region 6 with place 8-2-0 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Springville in a shootout in the 4A first round

Returning Contributors:

Landon Carlson, Sr., Forward

Abdullahi Iftin, Sr., Midfielder

Coach Comment: “Lost 16 seniors to graduation, so have significant holes to fill. Will be inexperienced but hopefully as the season progresses will get stronger. Defense should be pretty solid. Scoring may be a challenge. Underclassmen will get chances to prove themselves.”

Highland High School

Head Coach: Bradley Kooyman

2012 Record: 4-10-1 (5th in Region 6 with 3-6-1 record)

2012 Postseason: None

Returning Contributors:

Matt Warne, Jr., Midfielder

Juan Rios, Sr., Forward

Luis Orozco, Jr., Midfielder

Coach Comment: “Mostly inexperienced players at the varsity level but have done well at the JV level winning the region the past two years. First-year head coach but has been with the program for the past three years. Should be strong in the midfield and forward, but the defense is an unknown.”

Clearfield High School

Head Coach: Chuck Miller

2012 Record: 10-7-0 (4th in Region 6 with 4-6-0 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Mountain View in a shootout in the 4A first round

Returning Contributors:

Brandon Ward, Sr., Goalkeeper

Stockton Larsen

Coach Comment: “Making the playoffs last year after three winless seasons greatly increased our confidence and with key returning starters and several talented underclassmen, we look to build on that success.”

Cyprus High School

Head Coach: Lawrence DeHerrera

2012 Record: 5-9-2 (6th in Region 6 with 2-8-0 record)

2012 Postseason: None

Returning Contributors: None

Murray High School

Head Coach: Bryan DeMann

2012 Record: 13-5-2 (1st in Region 7 with 8-2-0 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Olymus 3-2 in the 4A championship

Coach Comment: “We graduated eight starters from last year's team. We don't return a lot of varsity experience, but we do have players with talent. With hard work and some experience we will be competitive.”

Olympus High School

Head Coach: Chris Sonntag

2012 Record: 15-3-2 (2nd in Region 7 with 7-1-2 record)

2012 Postseason: Beat Murray 3-2 in the 4A championship

Returning Contributors:

Connelly Buchanan, Sr., Defender

Michael Driggs, Midfielder

Mason Earl, Jr. Defender

Brill Madson, Jr., Defender

Brodie Nelson, So. Midfielder

Coach Comment: “It might take us a few weeks to get our legs under us, but I like the team. Many of them got great playoff experience last season and hopefully will bring that attitude with them this year. But we lost some good players that these new kids will need to step up for. I think they will be good.”

Hillcrest High School

Head Coach: Brett Davis

2012 Record: 10-7-0 (3rd in Region 7 with 6-4-0 record)

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

Returning Contributors:

Trentin Atkin, Sr., Forward

Jagger Moore, Sr., Midfielder

Kurtis Willits, Sr., Midfielder

Sam Kunkler, So., Midfielder

Coach Comment: “Solid team that is prone to self-destruct when it plays as 11 individuals on the field. This team has tons of potential and will make a deep playofff run if they can learn to play as a team and put individual attitudes aside."

Herriman High School

Head Coach: Ryan Mitchell

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

2012 Postseason: Lost to Roy 4-0 in the 4A first round

Returning Contributors:

Jake Sollis, Jr., Goalkeeper

Kyle Chance, Sr., Defender

Chris Harmon, Sr., Forward

Aaron Augat, Jr., Midfielder

Zadik Sanchez, Jr., Midfielder

Skyline High School

Head Coach: Shawn Kennedy

2012 Record: 4-9-3 (5th in Region 7 with 2-7-1 record)

2012 Postseason: None

Coach Comment: “Skyline is young, but up and coming.”

Westlake High School

Head Coach: Dan Watkins

2012 Record: 3-11-2 (6th in Region 7 with 1-9-0 record)

2012 Postseason: None

Returning Contributors:

Mauro Figueroa, Defender

McKinlee Bowman

Kimball Davis, Goalkeeper

Coach Comment: “Key to our success will be getting more of an offensive attack. McKinlee Bowman is the focus of that attack. If he is able to create for himself and others we have potential to make some noise. Our defensive line should be steady, anchored by Mauro Figueroa and GK Kimball Davis.”

Mountain View High School

Head Coach: Mark Graham

2012 Record: 14-4-1 (1st in Region 8 with 11-2-1 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Olympus 1-0 in the 4A semifinals

Returning Contributors:

Alec Wooley, Forward

Kevin Augustine, Defender

Edgar Cordorsa, Midfielder

Austin McBride, Goalkeeper

Coach Comment: “Quality returning players down the middle, but we will need underclassmen to contribute on the outsides.”

Orem High School

Head Coach: Ed Louder

2012 Record: 14-5-0 (2nd in Region 8 with 11-3-0 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Murray 1-0 in the 4A semifinals

Returning Contributors:

Daniel Corbett, Midfielder

Tony Pesquiera, Midfielder

Emil Cuello, Forward

Jake Thompson, Forward

Jonny Bradshaw, Defender

Coach Comment: “This season we are looking to push better than last year, second in Region 8 and state semifinals. We return 14 varsity lettermen, who have all started and heavily contributed over the past few seasons.”

Springville High School

Head Coach: Rick Bertelsen

2012 Record: 6-7-4 (4th in Region 8 with 6-5-3 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Olympus 2-0 in the 4A quarterfinals

Returning Contributorrs:

Trevor Garn, Sr., Goalkeeper

Cole Bertelsen, Sr., Midfielder

Jared Nelson, Sr., Midfielder

Coleby Brewer, Sr., Defender

Ethan Trunnell, Sr., Forward

Coach Comment: “This is the best middle-of-the-field core of players Springville's had in a long time. We have a great goalkeeper and we have the potential to be a very good team. We are not very deep, can't afford any of our top six players to miss many games due to injury. We know how to compete. If we stay healthy, we should be competing for a spot in the state playoffs.”

Timpview High School

Head Coach: Rob Dahl

2012 Record: 7-9-1 (5th in Region 8 with 6-7-1 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Mountain Crest 1-0 in the 4A play-in game

Returning Contributors:

Sam Valez, So.

Noah Jackson, Sr.

Hugo Garcia,. So., Goalkeeper

Jordan Espinoza, So. Defender

Coach Comment: “We are still young, but have many returning players and we hope to build on being able to play in the state tournament last year.”

Provo High School

Head Coach: Cesar Cardoso

2012 Record: 6-9-1 (6th in Region 8 with 5-9-0 record)

2012 Postseason: None

Returning Contributors:

Christian Cardoso, Sr.

Roman Wendelboe, Sr., Defender

Tanner Thronson, Sr., Defender

Graidon Szabo, Sr. Midfielder

Coach Comment: “Looking forward to fast and experienced team.”

Timpanogos High School

Head Coach: Angel Enciso

2012 Record: 13-5-0 (3rd in Region 8 with 10-4-0)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Murray 2-1 in the 4A quarterfinals

Additional information not provided

Maple Mountain High School

Head Coach: Mike Klauck

2012 Record: 1-14-1 (8th in Region 8 with 1-12-1 record)

2012 Postseason: None

Additional information not provided

Salem Hills High School

Head Coach: Lee Gillie

2012 Record: 5-11-0 (7th in Region 8 with 3-11-0 record)

2012 Postseason: None

Returning Contributors:

Brendan Dye, Sr., Defender

Ryan Christensen, Sr., Midfielder

Caleb Boden, Sr., Midfielder

Michael Bracetti, Sr., Forward

Coach Comment: “Our focus is to make the playoffs and build a regular tradition of that from season to season. We have a balanced group of ages. The focus is team soccer with lots of hard work.”