LAIE, Hawaii - The Pacific West Conference announced its 2013 All-PacWest Soccer Teams this week featuring nine total players with Utah ties and head coach Mark Davis of West Jordan earning recognition.
On the men's side, Davis earned Co-Head Coach of the Year after leading the men's team to its best season in program history with a 9-3-4 record. The season was highlighted by a 3-0 victory of conference champion Fresno Pacific. Davis was recently named head coach of the women's team in addition to the men's team.
American Fork's Chris Pineda earned first team honors as Goalkeeper of the Year.
In addition to the honors for Pineda and Davis, Kaysville's Landon Southwick (second team defense), Salt Lake's Matthew Rider (honorable mention defense) and Orem's Michael Moreno (third team forward) earned various honors on the All-PacWest team. Teammate Colby Bauer also earned a spot on the team (second team midfield) and played for BYU in Provo alongside Rider and Moreno before they all moved on to play for the Seasiders.
On the women's side, four of the six BYU-Hawaii representatives on the All-PacWest team have Utah roots.
Highland's McKenzie Evans (F) earned a third team spot, while Layton's Brittney Crump (F), St. George's Kailee Kartchner (M) and Sandy's Korral Koehler (D) earned honorable mentions.
Kenny is a BYU graduate, currently working as the Sports Information Director at BYU-Hawaii. Contact him at email@example.com