Best of the Best: 2021-22 All-Valley Boys Soccer Team
Here are the top boys soccer players in the Utah Valley area in 2021:
Player of the Year: Tyson Haunga, Sr. D, Lehi
Rock-solid backline performer who kept his team organized and elevated the play of every athlete while also providing the foundation for the team moving the ball forward from the back to the front.
Offensive MVP: Carlos Rodriguez, Sr. MF, Provo
Incredible athlete and finisher who routinely made jaw-dropping plays and was nearly impossible to stop, notching 24 goals in 15 games.
Defensive MVP: Tanner Wagstaff, Sr. D, Wasatch
Gifted defender who could take opposing offenses out of rhythm both with his foot skills and by getting the ball out of the air.
Keeper of the Year: Sean Gutzman, Sr. GK, Provo
Confident stopper and team leader who faced some talented scorers but still tallied six shutouts.
Coach of the Year: Tim Graham, Lehi
Gifted program-builder who always finds ways to get his teams to improve game-by-game and year-by-year, who helped guide his team to the 2022 5A state championship game.
2022 All-Valley Boys Soccer Team
Clate Bergeson, Jr. F, Orem
Dynamic presences whose creativity and skill created openings for himself (eight goals) as well as the entire team.
Kaleb Cowley, So. GK, Lehi
Solid keeper who notched four shutouts but came up with numerous vital saves, including during multiple penalty-kick shootouts.
Eli Donaldson, F/MF, Timpanogos
Impressive finisher who put in nine goals for the Timberwolves, forcing opposing defenses to always know where he was.
Clayton Ecalono, Sr. MF/F, Pleasant Grove
Gifted athlete who understands the game and was all over the field, tallying five goals and five assists.
Gavin Fenn, Fr. MF, Lehi
Physical athlete who played with maturity beyond his years in scoring eight goals with a knack for making the most of free kicks.
Jon Fritcher, So. MF, Pleasant Grove
Versatile youngster who stepped up in a big way for the Vikings, scoring 10 goals and adding six assists.
Seth Gutzman, Jr. D, Provo
Important defensive presence who was always dangerous coming forward, putting in nine goals with five assists.
Matthew Hadley, Sr. MF, Pleasant Grove
Steady presence who found ways to get everyone involved, including scoring five goals with five assists.
Christian Jones, Sr. F, Lehi
Excellent finisher who could get the ball into the net in a variety of ways as he finished with eight goals and nine assists.
Lewis Knecht, Fr. F, American Heritage
Amazing player who was always a threat to make something happen, as shown by his 22 goals and nine assists.
Christian Millar, Sr. K, Salem Hills
Athletic keeper who almost always was in the right place to make a play on the ball, finishing with 8.5 shutouts.
Cade Preston, Jr. D, Lehi
Excellent backline performer who worked flawlessly with the rest of the Pioneer defense to limit opposing opportunities.
Nephi Rodriguez, So. MF, Provo
Jaw-dropping performer who could make things happen for himself (nine goals) or others (12 assists).
Nate Shepherd, Jr. F, Lehi
Talented attacker who used his athleticism to break down defenders and put the ball in (10 goals, five assists).
Aidan Simmons, So. F, Maeser Prep
Standout attacker who had one of the best seasons in the state, tallying 23 goals and 18 assists.
American Fork: Miller Hall, Tyler McCarthy, Mason Jolley, Dillon Childs
ALA: Anthony Sunde
American Heritage: Mackay Biesinger, Jayce Christofferson, Weston Larsen
Cedar Valley: Tyson Carter, Orrin Gifford, Elijah Holman
Freedom Prep: Alan Soto, Kenneth Aguilar, Adan Arredondo
Juab: Ryker Richards, Jaxon Drake, Jake Peterson, Ethan Roundy
Lehi: Yonelson Aitken, Colton Marsing, Cesar Morales, Ammon Cannon, Alfred Vargas
Lone Peak: Jackson Gunther, Noah Carlton, Lewis Mason
Merit: Drexton Hardy, Leonardo Monje
Maple Mountain: Ethan Christensen, Stefano Cia, Daniel Yee
Maeser Prep: Aidan Simmons, Caleb Johnson, Tristan Brockbank, Alex Cannon, Ethan Valentine
Mountain View: Maximo Acuna
Orem: Tyler Klein, Dallas Nixon, Jesse Ruiz, Sam Gibson
Payson: Jorge Del Solar, Eduardo Cabrera, Victor Villatoro
Pleasant Grove: Liam Oberhansly, Jeremy Carrere
Provo: Cole Disbrow, Jesse Escobar, Daniel Ochoa, Carlos Cossio
Salem Hills: Will Hansen, Yuto Kikuchi, Ivan Hernandez, Carson Bybee
Skyridge: Gavin Christenson, Leo Rojas, Aratt Rodriguez
Spanish Fork: Landon Clark, Caleb Moller, Austin Stevenson
Springville: Westley Dodd, Spencer Thompson, Isaac Sorensen
Telos: Mackenzie McAleavey
Timpanogos: Dustin Searle, Collin Glazier, Dexter Gundersen, Brigham Conover
Timpview: Colin Gonzalez, Alan Fernandes, Agustin Alemandi
Wasatch: Beto Vargas, Aidan Rowser, Tanner Wagstaff, Diego Magana, Jackson Hanley, Carter Davis
Westlake: Anthony Rassavong, Dexter Bergholm, Elijah Gozo, Ethan Martin