Prep girls’ soccer: All-Tribune Team

First Published      Last Updated Dec 26 2014 12:18 pm

Kennedy Yost

Woods Cross | Senior | Forward

Four days after Woods Cross' loss in the second round of the Class 4A state tournament in October, coach David Newman found striker Kennedy Yost at school with a bag of balls, dribbling cones and shooting on an empty net. With Yost's senior season over and a scholarship to the University of Oregon signed, Newman asked her what she was doing. Yost shrugged and said, "Gotta keep working."

"If you ever want to know how it is done, that is it," Newman smiled. "Some people want to win, but not to the degree that Kennedy does."

The Wildcats' leading scorer with 32 goals, Yost willed Woods Cross to countless victories. An excellent shooter with pinpoint accuracy, Yost's ferocity set her apart in Region 6.

"She's the adage, 'the harder you work, the luckier you are,'" Newman said.

Brinley Adams

Clearfield | Junior | Forward

The battle royale that was Region 6 was the setting for Brinley Adams. Clearfield's junior striker thrived in the day-in, day-out grind of one of Utah's toughest regions, and she loved every moment.

"She is very competitive," coach Lauren Clifford said. "She wants to be the leader and for her team to be the best."

Adams utilized finesse and grace to find the back of the net 23 times this season. A team captain and a verbal commit to Utah State, Adams was second in assists for the Falcons. Throw in some nerves of steel, and Clifford said Adams was the perfect player for Clearfield.

"She doesn't get intimidated very easily. She really has her head on straight," Clifford said. "Brinley loves playing at the highest level and is focused for next year."

Grace Veghte

Rowland Hall | Senior | Forward

With Rowland Hall senior forward Grace Veghte, you can start checking off the boxes. Great student? Check. Multi-sport athlete? Check. Fiery competitor? Better double-check that box.

"She's got the complete game and worked real hard to get to that point," coach Bobby Kennedy said. "More than that, she has grit — that is often something in short supply with players. She is a very tough player."

Kennedy praised Veghte's toughness and ability to play without the ball. Because teams were forced to double down on Veghte, she was able to feed the ball to teammates for goals.

Veghte finished with 11 goals, and added an assist in their 2A championship game.

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