With the 2013 high school girls soccer season getting underway last week, many of the usual suspects are expected to be in the hunt in 5A. To prepare fans for what should be another exciting season, the Deseret News has put together capsules for every team in 5A.

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

REGION 1: Viewmont High School

Projected Region 1 finish: 1st

Head coach: Emalee Tate

2012 record: 19-1-0 (1st in Region 2 with 10-0 record)

2012 postseason: Beat Alta 1-0 in 5A championship

Returning contributors:

Abbie Flandro

Montanta Tanner

Karrie Pead

McKenna Kimber

Jana Wall

Kaitlyn Palmer

Coach comment:

“As always, we are excited and look forward to a new season and a new beginning. We are anxious to defend our 5A state title in 2013 and feel that our difficult preseason schedule and moving back to Region 1 will help with this endeavor.

This year's team will have some holes to fill in the starting line-up with the departure of eight seniors. However, we return an outstanding class of 12 seniors that will be looked to provide leadership and continue the traditions of our program.

With an exciting and challenging schedule to be played this season, the return of several significant contributors and a roster full of young talent, we expect this season to be another year full of excitement and promise for the Vikings."

Davis High School

Projected Region 1 finish: Second

Head coach: Souli Phongsavath

2012 record: 15-2-1 (1st in Region 1 with 8-1-1 record)

2012 postseason: Lost to Viewmont 2-1 in the 5A semifinals

No additional information provided

Fremont High School

Projected Region 1 finish: Third

Head coach: Lativa Palmer

2012 record: 11-6-1 (2nd in Region 1 with 6-3-1 record)

2012 postseason: Lost to Alta 4-1 in the 5A quarterfinals

No additional information provided

Northridge High School

Projected Region 1 finish: Fourth

Head coach: TBD

2012 record: 9-7-0 (Tied for 3rd in Region 1 with 5-5 record)

2012 postseason: Lost to Alta 3-1 in 5A semifinals

No additional information provided

Weber High School

Projected Region 1 finish: Fifth

Head coach: Sheena Knight

2012 record: 8-9-0 (Tied for 3rd in Region 1 with 5-5 record)

2012 postseason: Lost to Viewmont 3-1 in 5A first round

No additional information provided

Layton High School

Projected Region 1 finish: Sixth

Head coach: Rick Talamantez

2012 record: 7-7-0 (Tied for 4th in Region 1 with 4-6 record)

2012 postseason: None

No additional information provided

Syracuse High School

Projected Region 1 finish: Seventh

Head coach: Todd Schwartz

2012 record: 3-12-0 (6th in Region 1 with 1-9 record)

2012 postseason: None

No additional information provided

REGION 2: Hillcrest High School

Projected Region 2 finish: First

Head coach: Megan Beckstead

2012 record: 7-8-2 (2nd in Region 7 with 6-2-2 record)

2012 postseason: Lost to Woods Cross 2-1 in 4A first round

Returning contributors:

Nicole Jessen

Sadie McLachlan

Amy Cyr

Halah Khan

Coach comment:

“We only have three returning starters. We are a very young team, but very talented. Moving from 4A to 5A. We are planning to be very competitive.”

Cottonwood High School

Projected Region 2 finish: Second

Head coach: Rita Heagren

2012 record: 8-8-0 (4th in Region 3 with 4-6 record)

2012 postseason: Lost to Bingham 2-1 in 5A first round

No additional information provided

West High School

Projected Region 2 finish: Third

Head coach: Brian O’Neal

2012 record: 6-11-0 (3rd in Region 2 with 6-4 record)

2012 postseason: Lost to Fremont 5-1 in 5A first round

No additional information provided

Taylorsville High School

Projected Region 2 finish: Fourth

Head coach: West Bludworth

2012 record: 10-7-0 (2nd in Region 2 with 8-2-0)

2012 postseason: Lost to Northridge 3-2 in 5A first round

No additional information provided

Hunter High School

Projected Region 2 finish: Fifth

Head coach: Brett Solberg

2012 record: 4-12-1 (4th in Region 2 with 3-6-1 record)

2012 postseason: Lost to Davis 14-0 in 5A first round

Returning contributors:

Odalis Hernandez (sweeper)

Jasmine Ramirez (wing)

Jarrah Isom (forward)

Granger High School

Projected Region 2 finish: Sixth

Head coach: Megan Barrett

2012 record: 4-10-1 (5th in Region 2 with 2-7-1 record)

2012 postseason: None

No additional information provided

REGION 3: Alta High School

Projected Region 3 finish: First

Head coach: Lee Mitchell

2012 record: 18-1-1 (1st in Region 3 with 9-0-1 record)

2012 postseason: Lost to Viewmont 1-0 in 5A championship

Returning contributors:

Bizzy Phillips

Madie Lyons

Sydney Fitzpatrick

Shaylyn Orr

Megan Urrutia

Whitney Paskins

Brighton High School

Projected Region 3 finish: Second

Head coach: Mark Stoker

2012 record: 14-3-1 (2nd in Region 3 with 8-2-0 record)

2012 postseason: Lost to Davis 3-2 in 5A quarterfinals

Coach comment:

“The Brighton Bengals' 2013 roster is full of hard working and committed players. We will be a top contender once the chemistry comes together and we become unified. Our senior leadership will be a great strength and will guide us throughout the season. We have a very challenging schedule this year and look forward to being tested early.”

Bingham High School

Projected Region 3 finish: Third

Head coach: Jenni Clough

2012 record: 12-6-0 (1st in Region 4 with 7-3 record)

2012 postseason: Lost to Northridge 2-1 in 5A quarterfinals

Returning contributors:

Libby Weber

Marly Olsen

Stacia Carroll

Madison Loftus

Cortney Millgate

Jordan High School

Projected Region 3 finish: Fourth

Head coach: Sara Cowley

2012 record: 9-6-2 (3rd in Region 3 with 5-3-1 record)

2012 postseason: Lost to Lone Peak 2-1 in 5A first round

No additional information provided

Copper Hills High School

Projected Region 3 finish: Fifth

Head coach: Ryan Rumfallo

2012 record: 4-12-0 (5th in Region 3 with 2-8-0 record)

2012 postseason: None

No additional information provided

West Jordan High School

Projected Region 3 finish: Sixth

Head coach: Kelsey Miller

2012 record: 1-13-1 (6th in Region 3 with 0-10 record)

2012 postseason: None

No additional information provided

REGION 4: Lone Peak High School

Projected Region 4 finish: First

Head coach: Heather Dahl

2012 record: 11-6-1 (2nd in Region 4 with 6-4-0 record)

2012 postseason: Lost to Viewmont 2-1 in 5A quarterfinals

Returning contributors:

Wesley Hamblin (out until late September — fractured foot)

Natalie Lewis (forward)

Caitlin Wadley (defense)

Catie Ritchie (defense)

Coach comment:

“Lone Peak High School will have a younger team this year. This will be a year of growth and development for their younger players as they look to the example of the few seniors to lead them on the field. Their future looks bright and it will be exciting to see which of their young players will have a breakout year.”

Riverton High School

Projected Region 4 finish: Second

Head coach: Paul Mozier

2012 record: 9-7-1 (3rd in Region 4 with 5-4-1 record)

2012 postseason: Lost to Brighton 2-0 in 5A first round

No additional information provided

Lehi High School

Projected Region 4 finish: Third

Head coach: Brett Bergholm

2012 record: 7-8-2 (4th in Region 4 with 5-5-0 record)

2012 postseason: Lost to Alta 5-0 in 5A first round

Returning contributors:

Jestine Burningham, midfield

Meagan Kauffman, forward

Jaedee Slaugh, defender

Katie Clark, forward

Abbie Foster, forward

Coach comment:

“If we stay healthy we should be very solid. Only lost four starters from last year's team. Looking to make our 18th playoff appearance in the last 19 years and compete for the Region 4 title. Great senior class with strong leadership.”

Pleasant Grove High School

Projected Region 4 finish: Fourth

Head coach: TBD

2012 record: 9-7-0 (6th in Region 4 with 3-7-0 record)

2012 postseason: None

Returning contributors:

Morgan Quarnberg

Cassie Lucas

Ashley McBee

Bailey Clark

Coach comment:

“We'll be facing teams we never faced before in regular season. I think our region is one of the tougher ones, and the usual culprits that have always been a challenge are Lehi and Lone Peak. I think we have a great team this year though. The girls look forward to facing not only Lehi and Lone Peak, but their former coach now at Westlake, Caitlyn Young.”

Herriman High School

Projected Region 4 finish: Fifth

Head coach: Bill DeBruyn

2012 record: 7-11-1 (Tied for 4th in Region 7 in 3-6-1 record)

2012 postseason: Lost to Bountiful 5-0 in 4A first round

No additional information provided

American Fork High School

Projected Region 4 finish: Sixth

Head coach: Margie Stringam

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

2012 postseason: None

Returning contributors:

Kenzie Jorgensen

Courtney Stromberg

Audrey Searle

Laken Flinders

T.J. Thompson

Coach comment:

“We have a good mix of old and young talent. Our goal is to play simple, possession soccer that will be fun and exciting to watch. If we stick to our game plan, we will have a successful season.”

Westlake High School

Projected Region 4 finish: Seventh

Head coach: Caitlin Boswell

2012 record: 2-12-2 record (6th in Region 7 with 0-8-2 record)

2012 postseason: None

No additional information provided