That they were unique was what made them similar.
That these were the four players who led their teams to state soccer championships was almost an absurd notion. Davis, Olympus and Dixie, this year? Manti, ever?
Soccer is not an individual sport, but it is a game that highlights its individuals. Whether John Taylor was looping home a free kick in the playoffs, Ethan Cash was stopping the state’s best player (thus making a case for himself), David Ignacio was trying new tricks or Carlo Garcia was scoring —again — these four stood out. They were the best.
Class 5A first team
MVP » Midfielder, John Taylor, Sr., Davis
Forward » Matthew Coffey, Jr., Brighton
Forward » Tyler Murdock, Sr., Weber
Forward » Taylor Fankhauser, Sr., Brighton
Forward » Cameron McLaughlin, Sr., Lone Peak
Midfielder » Jesse Molina, Sr., Copper Hills
Midfielder » Jaden Bybee, Jr., Weber
Midfielder » Parker Dixon, Sr., Weber
Midfielder » Brody Berry, Sr., Lone Peak
Midfielder » Wesley Crump, Sr., Lehi
Midfielder » Skyler Milne, Sr., Brighton
Defender » Scott Felsted, Sr., Davis
Defender » Riley Hale, Sr., Lone Peak
Defender » Connor Sheffield, Jr., Alta
Defender » Daniel Baggaley, Sr., Brighton
Goalkeeper » Mitch Jensen, Sr., Davis
Goalkeeper » Joe Wheelwright, Soph., WeberNext Page >
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