Bizzy Arevalo wanted a change.
She had spent her first three years of high school at Logan High, playing for the girls’ soccer team in the city in which she has spent most of her life. But throughout her time there, she struggled. She didn’t feel like she was the best person she could be.
So Arevalo decided to transfer to Davis High for her senior year. She knew some players on the soccer team from competing alongside them with a club in Kaysville. Davis coach Soulyvanh Phongsavath coached that same club.
The change turned out perfectly. Arevalo helped the Darts to a 19-1 record and the 6A state championship last season. That translated to the now-graduated Arevalo winning the Gatorade Player of the Year award for girls’ soccer in Utah.
“This last season was a dream come true,” Arevalo said.
Arevalo felt the transfer was the right decision from the get-go, she said. She felt welcomed during the first summer training session and her nerves about the transfer melted away.
Arevalo scored 19 goals and added 23 assists in her senior year at Davis. She also scored four goals in four postseason games.
“Bizzy was vital to our success at Davis this past year,” Phongsavath said. “Her ability to not only score but set up her teammates made her a threat every time she touched the ball. When it mattered most, she stepped up by scoring four goals in our state championship run. Bizzy is a fantastic student-athlete and it was incredibly fun to be her coach.”
Arevalo will play college soccer at Utah State University. She grew up attending games and camps there and has even started some summer strength and conditioning with the Aggies.
Arevalo is the second girls’ soccer player from Davis High to win the Gatorade award. The first was Olivia Wade for the 2016-17 school year.
Arevalo said Wade is one of the players she looked up to growing up.
“I just think it’s really cool to be on the same level, I guess, as Olivia Wade,” Arevalo said.