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High school soccer: All-State first team

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EDITOR'S NOTE: To view the photos of All-State first teams, click on story graphic.5A

MVPTravis Barton, Brighton

This senior unselfishly filled many roles and was an indispensable part of Brighton's title run.


Ryan Smith

Riverton, Sr.: 5A-best 19 goals for captain

Tyler Arbuckle

Viewmont, Sr.: Blossomed up top; 15 goals

Richard Harrison

Alta, Sr.: 16 goals and 6 assists

Derek Jensen

Taylorsville, Sr.: 17 goals to close career


Jake Hustedt

Jordan, Sr.: Place in state history is secure

Mike Nielsen

Brighton, Sr.: Pulled strings for champs

Justin Staples

Alta, Sr.: 4 goals and 13 assists despite injury

Josh Hernandez

Davis, Jr.: Consistent performer in middle


Spencer Burnside

Brighton, Sr.: State's top sweeper this year

Nate Middleton

Alta, Sr.: Very solid and composed at back

Nate Pulley

Jordan, Sr.: Captain excelled all over field

Tyson Matern

Viewmont, Sr.: Leader of underrated backline


Patxi Shortsleeve

Brighton, Sr.: Got really hot at end of year


MVPJudd Wray, Bountiful

This senior midfielder was fantastic in the middle to help the Braves to their second 4A title in as many seasons.


Karson Payton

Timpview, So.: Young star led 4A with 21 goals

Riley Dias

Pine View, Sr.: Another stellar year for star

Jake Parkinson

Mtn. View, Jr.: 13 goals and super postseason

James Rogers

Highland, Fr.: 19 goals for super youngster


Mike Hodgen

Bountiful, Jr.: 9 goals in middle of park

Alex Bernier

Bonneville, Sr.: Key cog for Reg. 5 champs

Bryson Pope

Springville, Sr.: Def. mid led Devils to semis

Stayner Langeland

East, Sr.: Moved to middle and still shined


Jim Allred

Bountiful, Sr.: Solid DF had super postseason

CJ Garner

Mtn. View, Sr.: Helped Bruins to .50 GAA

Devin Sherman

Bonneville, Sr.: Kept it together at the back

Will Burton

Woods Cross, Sr.: Super anywhere on field


Mike Chesler

Mtn. View, Sr.: State's top 'keeper in '08


MVPAusten Stevens, Park City

This junior striker flourished throughout the year en route to 15 goals and a state championship ring.


Derek Bunderson

Uintah, Sr.: 3A-best 21 goals for three-sport star

Edwin Sanchez

Logan, Jr.: 10 goals and 9 assists

Jake Troy

Judge, Jr.: Versatile star scored 11 times

Brett Johnson

Cedar, Sr.: 19 goals and 9 assists


Curtis Eliason

Delta, Sr.: Marshalled the middle for four years

Charlie Brennan

Judge, Sr.: Stellar year despite knee injury

Ricardo Benavides

Logan, Sr.: Key performer for Logan

Michael Rees

Morgan, Sr.: Was a bulldog in the middle


Ryan Cannon

Logan, Sr.: Top performer in stellar defense

Bert Sainsbury

Logan, Jr.: .29 goals-against average

Tommy Martin

Park City, Jr.: No. 1 athlete in Class 3A

Anthony Rainaldi

Juan Diego, Jr.: Solid and steady in the back


Ian Doney

Logan, Jr: Led entire state with 11 shutouts


MVPBen Cilwick, St. Joseph

This junior midfielder scored 22 times and was simply Class 2A's premier player throughout the season.


Jared Accettura

Rowland Hall, Jr.: 22 goals and 7 in playoffs

Quaid Busk

Richfield, Sr.: State's leading scorer with 32

Kyle Farmer

Wasatch Academy, Jr.: 24 goals for solid star

Sebsatian Roa

Grand, Jr.: 29 goals in 17 games


Robbie Hull

Rowland Hall, Jr.: 9 goals and 12 assists

Dino Soto

St. Joseph, Fr.: Fantastic in postseason

Walker Adams

Rowland Hall, Jr.: Moved outside for sake of team

Brad Jarmen

Grand, Sr.: Whopping 22 goals from middle


Donny White

Rowland Hall, Sr.: By far the top defender in 2A

Brendan Hovsepian-Kelly

Rowland Hall, Jr.: Solid defender in back

David Armendariz

ALA, Sr.: Played up when necessary

Raleigh Cornwell

St. Joseph, Jr.: Versatile star played everywhere


Mark Howerton

St. Joseph, Jr.: Top shot-stopper in 2A