2014 All-Area boys soccer first team

Thursday , July 24, 2014 - 11:47 AM

David Donlevy, MVP
School: St. Joseph
Year: Senior
Position: Forward
On the pitch: Donlevy scored 16 goals and added 12 assists in 2014. Throughout his four-year career, he had 68 goals and 39 assists. He had a career-high 23 goals as a junior in 2013.
Coach Derek Tate’s comments: “David’s just a real hard-working kid who’s a great finisher. He leads by giving every bit of effort he has in his body all the time.”

Keyanu Tate
School: St. Joseph
Year: Senior
Position: Midfielder
On the pitch: Tate had seven goals and 18 assists in 2014. Throughout his four-year career, he had 14 goals and 74 assists. He had a career-high 21 assists as a junior in 2013 and had 20 as a sophomore in 2012.
Coach Derek Tate’s comments: “Keyanu was like our field general. He has great first touch and vision that sets up everybody else on the field.”

Jose Beto Rincon
School: Logan
Year: Senior
Position: Forward
On the pitch: Rincon scored 12 goals for in 2014. He also had four assists.
Coach Sven Rasmussen’s comments: “Beto has incredible pace. That, along with his intelligent runs and keen eye for goal, made him one of the biggest attacking threats in the state. He is like a surgeon slicing open the back line, creating tons of one-on-ones with the keeper. In moments when the pressure is on and an opportunity shows itself he is extremely calm and confident. He provided many game-winning goals.”

Andy Phillips
School: Logan
Year: Junior
Position: Defender
On the pitch: Phillips was part of a Logan defense that recorded nine shutouts throughout the 2014 season.
Coach Sven Rasmussen’s comments: “Andy is one of the best all-around players I have had the opportunity to coach. He has a very high soccer IQ, he is able to read how the play is developing and find a way to win the ball. He is also very skilled on the ball, often providing breathtaking, penetrating runs out of the back that unbalance the opposing defense.”

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Kyle Coffee
School: Syracuse
Year: Senior
Position: Forward
On the pitch: Coffee had 13 goals and assisted on 10 others in 2014.
Coach Ray Parkhurst’s comments: “His ability to see the options off the ball was just part of what made him a very dangerous forward. He knows how to make the runs that will put him in dangerous positions in front of the goal. Along with his ability to change his pace with the ball, (his ability) to set up defenders was absolutely brilliant. He was a very special player and an absolute joy to watch on the pitch. He cared about his teammates. Players would look up to him and this made him a tremendous team leader.”

Gunner Burrell
School: Fremont
Year: Senior
Position: Forward
On the pitch: Burrell totaled 11 goals in 2014, including two in the playoffs. One of those playoff goals was the winning goal in overtime to push Fremont past Taylorsville and into the state semifinals.
Coach Fred Smith’s comments: “Gunner came out of his shell a little bit. He wasn’t a captain, but he played like a captain. He worked hard not just in practice but outside of the game. He has a passion for the game. He knows the game very well. He works on his craft all the time.”

Lucas Cawley
School: Viewmont
Year: Senior
Position: Midfielder
On the pitch: Cawley scored eight goals in 2014.
Coach Dave Wigham’s comments: “He just reads the game so well. He has everything you need – tactical, length, technical aspects of the game. We knew how good he was playing for Real and Portland. He didn’t want to upset any apple carts. He just wanted to be one of the guys just by his example. He was a leader. People didn’t want to let him down.”

Porter May
School: Viewmont
Year: Senior
Position: Goalkeeper
On the pitch: May recorded 10 shutouts in 2014.
Coach Dave Wigham’s comments: “Porter made himself a goalkeeper. He came in as a freshman and we started training him. He wanted to be good and he made himself good. At first he was kind of a big kid that was a shot blocker, but be became a true goalie in the technical aspect in that he trained hard and he knew where to be.”



Eduardo Macias
School: Box Elder
Year: Senior
Position: Midfielder
On the pitch: Macias scored four goals to go along with a number of assists in the 2014 season.
Coach Nate Bywater’s comments: “He brought a vision to the game. He could see the field pretty quickly. He could see defenses change their setup pretty quickly and he could execute on that because his skill was exceptional.”

Kaden Hyer
School: Box Elder
Year: Senior
Position: Defender
On the pitch: Hyer was part of a Box Elder defense that tallied nine shutouts in 2014.
Coach Nate Bywater’s comments: “Kaden was the same (as Eduardo) – always putting himself in a great position to defend the attack and make the opponent’s scoring opportunities difficult. Going forward he was very calm on the ball and we could start a lot of attacks coming from the back.”

Zanner Cutler
School: Box Elder
Year: Junior
Position: Defender
On the pitch: Cutler was part of a Box Elder defense that tallied nine shutouts in 2014.
Coach Nate Bywater’s comments: “Zanner is one of those silent leaders – workhorses that gets the job done within the trenches. He did a lot of work for us in between the 18 where he was able to win balls in the air. He’s got a great aerial presence offensively and defensively.”

Zac Dixon
School: Weber
Year: Senior
Position: Defender
On the pitch: Dixon was part of a Weber defense that allowed just 18 goals throughout the entire 2014 season. He posted double-digit wins on 50-50 balls each game.
Coach Jan Swift’s comments: “He was very vocal, kept the defense organized and always played hard every game. We actually even pushed him into midfield for a while. He was willing to do whatever I asked of him.”

Chase Virgil
School: Weber
Year: Senior
Position: Defender
On the pitch: Virgil was part of a Weber defense that allowed just 18 goals throughout the entire 2014 season. He also had two goals and an assist.
Coach Jan Swift’s comments: “He’d always give 100 percent when he stepped on the field and do whatever we asked to try and help us on offense. He played hard and played through injuries.”

Hayden Anderson
School: Mountain Crest
Year: Senior
Position: Goalkeeper
On the pitch: Anderson had five shutouts in 14.5 games in 2014. He allowed 14 goals and had 57 saves. He also stopped two of three penalty kicks.
Coach Mike Gurney’s comments: “He came into the season ready to play. He’s always been a very good goalkeeper but this year he came mentally prepared for every game. He knew he was going to have to make a couple saves a game to keep the shutout or make us stay in each game, so when those times came, he was ready and up for the challenge. Physically, his height was very helpful. He was able to cover the goal real well. He had everything come together for him.”

Devin Moore
School: Roy
Year: Senior
Position: Midfielder
On the pitch: Moore scored three goals in 2014.
Coach Craig Charlesworth’s comments: “Devin is a super versatile player. He was a team captain and we used him in almost every position this year. With the foot skills and ball skill he had he was able to make a difference wherever we put him.”

Kaden Brinkerhoff
School: Roy
Year: Senior
Position: Goalkeeper
On the pitch: Brinkerhoff recorded five shutouts in 2014.
Coach Craig Charlesworth’s comments: “Kaden has been the starting goalkeeper for us for three years. He was a starter all the way through. He’s a dominant goalkeeper – comes off the line well. He was also one of our captains. Devin and Kaden were pretty studly players.”

Alex Simpson
School: Bountiful
Year: Junior
Position: Forward
On the pitch: Simpson scored 18 goals in 2014.
Coach Lou Plank’s comments: “He is super versatile and probably the thing that stands out the most in my mind besides the scoring machine that he is is the fact he’s one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. Very humble and a natural leader. His teammates just adore him and he’s very motivating. I’m really happy he’s coming back next year for one more go-around.”

Johnny Rodriguez
School: Layton
Year: Senior
Position: Midfielder
On the pitch: Rodriguez assisted on six goals while scoring one in 2014.
Coach Rick Talamantez’s comments: “He’s a good student. He encourages people to play hard. He doesn’t demand it but he encourages it. He always tells the players, ‘Let’s go out and have a good time doing this,’ rather than, ‘Let’s go out and win.’ ‘Let’s go out and have fun and winning will come with it.’”

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