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 3A.



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

Dixie High School

Head Coach: Burt Myers

2012 Record: 17-3-0 (1st in Region 9 with 11-1-0 record)

2012 Postseason: Beat Juan Diego 1-0 in the 3A championship

Returning Contributors:

Tristan Cowles, Goalkeeper

Quinton Gray

Mitch Wilkinson

Coach Comment: “We lost three senior defenders. We will need some time to get experience. We have to replace our leading scorer from last year. We have good team speed and some returning players who can contribute and lead.”

Desert Hills High School

Head Coach: Stuart Dewey

2012 Record: 9-6-1 (4th in Region 9 with 6-5-1 with)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Wasatch 4-1 in the 3A first round

Returning Contributors:

Justin Brinkerhoff, Sr., Forward

Jake Morley, Sr., Midfielder

Brock Johnson, Sr., Midfielder

Chase Thompson, Sr., Midfielder

Spencer Rhoton, Sr., Midfielder

AJ Yergensen, Sr., Defender

Coach Comment: “We are focusing on teamwork. As a team we can do anything.”

Hurricane High School

Head Coach: Benji Nelson

2012 Record: 11-6-1 (Tied for 2nd in Region 9 with 7-4-1 record)

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

Returning Contributors:

Koy Gubler

Ethan Stratton

Coach Comment: “This is the best team that Hurricane has ever had. Lots of great athletes, returning 8 starters.”

Pine View High School

Head Coach: Sam Johnston

2012 Record: 10-5-2 (Tied for 2nd in Region 9 with 7-4-1 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Juan Diego 4-1 in the 3A first round

Returning Contributors:

Daniel Arellano

Zac Faires

Kieth Collins

Braden Johnston

Coach Comment: “My hope for Pine View this season is to keep a high GPA for our team this season. As we deliver in the classroom we are hoping to enjoy ourselves on the field.”

Snow Canyon High School

Head Coach: Dustin Gough

2012 Record: 4-11-1 (5th in Region 9 with 3-8-1 record)

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

Returning Contributors:

Jonathan Nielson

Navy Dalton

Cedar High School

Head Coach: Scott Kamachi

2012 Record: 4-12-0 (Tied for 6th in Region 9 with 3-9-0 record)

2012 Postseason: None

Returning Contributors:

Brenden Angus, Sr.

Noah Hill, Jr.

Brock Shipp, Jr.

Aaron Heaton, Jr.

Michael Briano, Jr.

Coach Comment: “With only one senior on the team, we will be looking for the juniors to step up. The junior class has a lot of varsity experience, so it could go either way.”

Canyon View High School

Head Coach: Spencer Davis

2012 Record: 5-11-0 (Tied for sixth in Region 9 with 3-9-0 record)

2012 Postseason: None

Returning Contributors:

Colton Bowden, Sr., Midfielder

Gavin Gones, Sr., Defender

Jon Jaime, Sr., Forward

Logan Carter, Jr., Defender

Coach Comment: “Our young group is playing at a high level this year, and are goal-driven. The atmosphere of Canyon View soccer has turned and is building great momentum. We as a coaching staff have high expectations for our guys.”

Wasatch High School

Head Coach: Dawain Wheatley

2012 Record: 16-2-0 (1st in Region 10 with 9-1-0 record)

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

Returning Contributors:

Ben Powell

Alex Espinosa

Domey Espinosa

Jason Larson

Coach Comment: “Wasatch should be creative in (midfield) and up top — creative and attacking soccer with a new backline, GK. Defense is a priority to learn quickly. Only allowed six goals last year and now a new batch of players. Thirteen seniors that show leadership with a few young players mixed in.”

Juan Diego High School

Head Coach: Scott Platz

2012 Record: 15-5-0 (2nd in Region 10 with 8-2-0 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Dixie 1-0 in the 3A championship

Returning Contributors:

Andrew Montoya, Jr., Midfielder

Tanner Sands, Jr., Defender

Gerry Garcia, Sr., Forward

Chris Ward, So., Forward

Carlos Robles, Sr., Midfielder

Coaches Comment: “We have some solid returning talent, but have to find a way to replace our goal-scoring punch from last season. We have young talent coming into the program that will be expected to contribute immediately and fill the void left by our 2012 seniors. Our region is very competitive with Wasatch being the clear favorite and everybody else fighting to knock them down a peg.”

Park City High School

Head Coach: Jesse Blais

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

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

Returning Contributors:

Garrett Bullough, Sr., Defender

Alejandro Vieyra, Sr., Midfielder

Jesus Valeriano, Sr., Midfielder

Brad Mulick, Sr., Midfielder

Coaches Comment: “I am excited for this season and extremely blessed to have such an energetic and dynamic group of young men. It will be interesting to see how we compete against an ever-changing Region 10 and class that grows stronger every year.”

Judge High School

Head Coach: Kelly Terrill

2012 Record: 3-9-1 (4th in Region 10 with 3-6-1 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Dixie 6-1 in the 3A first round

Returning Contributors: None

Coach Comment: “We are a young team that will gain experience this year.”

Uintah High School

Head Coach: Daren Kelly

2012 Record: 3-13-0 (5th in Region 10 with 2-8-0 record)

2012 Postseason: None

Additional information not provided

Union High School

Head Coach: Ryun Payne

2012 Record: 2-11-1 (6th in Region 10 with 0-9-1 record)

2012 Postseason: None

Additional information not provided

Ogden High School

Head Coach: Sterling Castle

2012 Record: 13-5-0 (1st in Region 11 with 11-1-0 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Juan Diego 3-2 in the 3A semifinals

Returning Contributors:

Roque Ceja

Josue Valtierra

Alejandro Garcia

Ule Acosta

Coach Comment: “Lots of seniors. Should make for some exciting soccer at OHS.”

Bear River High School

Head Coach: Chad Munns

2012 Record: 9-6-1 (3rd in Region 11 with 8-4-0 record)

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

Additional information not provided

Ben Lomond High School

Head Coach: Chad Zielinski

2012 Record: 12-6-0 (2nd in Region 11 with 10-2-0 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Dixie 5-0 in the 3A quarterfinals

Additional information not provided

Stansbury High School

Head Coach: Brandon Anderson

2012 Record: 8-8-0 (4th in Region 11 with 7-5-0 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Juan Diego 2-0 in the 3A quarterfinals

Additional information not provided

Tooele High School

Head Coach: Cody Valdez

2012 Record: 1-13-0 (T-6th in Region 11 with 1-10-0)

2012 Postseason: None

Additional information not provided

Morgan High School

Head Coach: Dave Lane

2012 Record: 4-11-0 (5th in Region 11 with 3-9-0 record)

2012 Postseason: None

Grantsville High School

Head Coach: Travis Lowry

2012 Record: 2-13-0 (Tied for 6th in Region 11 with 1-10-0 record)

2012 Postseason: None

Returning Contributors:

Colton Barney

Joe Lopez

Epgrim Tripp

Coach Comment: “We graduated our leading goal scorer, but we have a really good freshmen class coming in that will pick up the slack in scoring. We are planning to build on our region victory from last year. The team is very hard-working and positive this will be our best year in school history.”

Payson High School

Head Coach: Andrew Wright

2012 Record: 9-6-3 (Tied for first in Region 12 with 5-2-1 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Wasatch 3-0 in the 3A quarterfinals

Returning Contributors:

Santiago Avalos, Midfielder

Bridger Tew, Midfielder

Justin Wride, Defender

Jonathen Vargas, Goalkeeper

Coach Comment: “We look to build on our success from last year. Our roster has changed a lot from last year, but this is a solid group with a lot of potential.”

Delta High School

Head Coach: Pedro Gonzalez

2012 Record: 7-7-1 (Tied for first in Region 12 with 5-2-1 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Ben Lomond 5-2 in the 3A first round

Additional information not provided

Spanish Fork High School

Head Coach: Stewart Wright

2012 Record: 6-9-1 (Tied for first in Region 12 with 5-2-1 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Stansbury 1-0 in the 3A first round

Returning Contributors:

Kaiden Hunt, Defender

Josh Soto

Coach Comment: “We tied for the Region 12 championship last year, so we want to win it outright this year since we have most of our starters returning. And we want to win a game in state.”

North Sanpete High School

Head Coach: Julio Tapia

2012 Record: 4-9-0 (4th in Region 12 with 3-5-0 record)

2012 Postseason: None

Additional information not provided

Carbon High School

Head Coach: Keith Palmer

2012 Record: 2-10-2 (5th in Region 12 with 0-7-1 record)

2012 Postseason: None

Returning Contributors:

Zach Prettyman, Defender

Dakota Prettyman, Defender

Andrew Gagnon, Goalkeeper

Coach Comment: “Very young team — only three seniors. Lost eight starters from last year. Young players look to contribute early — could start slow but hopefully surprise teams later in the season.”