With the 2017 high school softball season getting underway this week in what should be another fantastic season, the Deseret News has compiled capsules for every 5A team in the state with information on what to expect this season.

The region rankings are based on coaches' preseason projections. Every coach was invited to participate and submit information on their team.

There are three nine new head softball coaches in 5A this year: Kelly Aiken (Fremont), Kelsey Larsen (Sky View), Courtnee Maughan (Mountain Crest), Shawnee LePrey (Jordan), Stephanie Mark (Clearfield), Heather Carlson (Hunter), Karly Bates (Viewmont), Tate Murray (Lone Peak) and Kale Gilman (Pleasant Grove).

Here's a region-by-region look at all 28 teams in 5A.

REGION 1 - 1. Fremont High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Kelly Aiken (1st year)

2016 Record: 21-9 (1st in Region 1 with 11-1 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Riverton in 5A second round; Eliminated by Taylorsville in 5A one-loss bracket

Returning Contributors:

Kierstyn Ketchell, P, Sr.

Emily Nelson, OF, Sr.

Coach Comment: "I am really excited to play this upcoming season. The girls have worked hard in open gyms and being a first-year head coach I am eager to see the progress we make in the dirt."

2. Clearfield High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Stephanie Mark (1st year)

2016 Record: 16-11 (2nd in Region 1 with 8-3 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Copper Hills in 5A first round; Eliminated by Sky View in 5A one-loss bracket

Returning Contributors:

The coaching staff is looking for all returning players to contribute to the success of the team.

Coach Comment: "The Clearfield softball team is working hard to prepare for the upcoming 2017 season. One thing that stands out about this team is the hustle, work ethic and drive every player has to make this a good season. On the team are 13 returners who bring experience and leadership to the program. Assistant coach Steve Booth and I are looking forward to facing some good competition in our region, and we can’t wait to get the season started."

3. Sky View High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Kelsey Larsen (1st year)

2016 Record: 14-15 (Tied for third in Region 1 with 7-5 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Syracuse in 5A second round; Eliminated by Fremont in 5A one-loss bracket

Returning Contributors:

Courtney Stuart, CF, Sr.

Hope Dutson, OF, Sr.

Kenzie Tingey, P, Sr.

Maddy Markworth, INF, Sr.

Maddi Hansen, SS, Sr.

Dani Dayley, 1B, Sr.

Sam Shumway, 3B, Jr.

Coach Comment: "We have a solid group of girls returning this year. We have six seniors that will lead our team. Courtney Stuart finished last year with 8 home runs and a batting average of .386. Hope Dutson has proven to be a force at the plate as well, and her strong arm makes her extremely valuable for our outfield. Kenzie Tingey will start in the circle for us, while Maddy Markworth will start behind the plate. Dani Dayley is a returning starter at first base, along with our shortstop Maddi Hansen. Sam Shumway will also see plenty of time in the infield. We look forward to the snow melting so we can play Bobcat softball."

4. Weber High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Kylee Colvin

2016 Record: 6-13 (Tied for 5th in Region 1 with 4-8 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Contributors:

Aubrey Chartier, Senior, IF

Megan Bull, Junior, CF

Haylee Wageman, Junior, P

Ashlyn Tingey, Junior, C/3B

5. Mountain Crest High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Courtnee Maughan (1st year)

2016 Record: 14-15 (Tied for 3rd in Region 5 with 7-5 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Taylorsville in 5A first round; Eliminated by Fremont in 5A one-loss bracket

Additional info not provided

6. Roy High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Fred Fernandes

2016 Record: 10-2 (Tied for 5th in Region 1 with 4-8 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional info not provided

7. Northridge High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Jasey Fatongia

2016 Record: 2-20 (7th in Region 1 with 0-11 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional info not provided

REGION 2 - 1. West High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Keith Lopati (4th year)

2016 Record: 26-5 (1st in Region 2 with 11-1 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Riverton in 5A semifinals; Eliminated by Riverton in 5A championship game

Returning Contributors:

Breah Ava, Inf, Sr.

Rayna Aiono, OF, Sr.

Aubree Smith, C, Jr.

Kamora Masina, P, Soph.

Huntyr Ava, Inf, Soph.

Keisha White, Util, Soph.

Makayla Ulibarri, P, Soph.

Coach Comment: "We look forward to another exciting year of softball in the state of Utah and the opportunities that come along with that. We have a tough season schedule ahead of us against some great teams. I love the potential that we have all young girls that are experienced who are trying to come out and earn a starting position and they push everyone. I love the competition that I see also on this team and the potential."

2. Syracuse High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Kelly Anderson (22nd year)

2016 Record: 22-6 (2nd in Region 2 with 9-3 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Riverton in 5A quarterfinals; Eliminated by Taylorsville in 5A one-loss bracket

Returning Contributors:

Kemri Curtis Jr. Outfield .446 Ave with 17 stolen bases

Ashtyn Bauerle Jr. Pitcher .404 Ave, 10-6 record

Ashlee Schriever Jr. Pitcher/Catcher 8-0 record

Emery Marshall Sr. Shortstop .447 Ave

Coach Comment: "We return seven starters from last year’s team and contend for a region championship if our young infield comes together."

3. Davis High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Mylei Zachman

2016 Record: 16-10 (3rd in Region 2 with 8-4 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Riverton in 5A first round; Eliminated by Taylorsville in 5A one-loss bracket

Returning Contributors:

Paige Reynolds, BA .517 team leader in hits

Abbie O'Brien, BA .382 team leader in RBI

Mia Cullimore, BA .500 second in hits and RBI

4. Layton High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Kiley Crockett

2016 Record: 14-11 (4th in Region 2 with 7-5 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Lehi in 5A first round; Eliminated by Clearfield in 5A one-loss bracket

Additional info not provided

5. Hunter High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Heather Carlson (st year)

2016 Record: 9-11 (5th in Region 2 with 4-8 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional info not provided

6. Viewmont High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Karly Bates (1st year)

2016 Record: 7-18 (6th in Region 2 with 2-10 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Contributors:

Madyson Durrant, Sr., CF/SS

Reagan Solomon, Sr., P/OF

Mariah Wilson, Jr., SS/2B

Melissa Sorenson, Jr., 1B/U

Hannah Simonson, Jr., 3B/SS

Coach Comment: "As a new head coach, I realize that there is a lot of room for growth in this program. I am hoping to shift the culture of the team and in the two short months I have been involved with Viewmont softball, the results I’ve seen have already been very promising. There is a core of talented players who I think are dedicated and can lead their team to a culture of hard work, dedication, and heart. I really believe that we will surprise many of our opponents this season and that this group of girls should not be overlooked."

7. Granger High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Evan Kirschner

2016 Record: 4-19 (7th in Region 2 with 1-11 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Contributors:

Katie Tanner, Sr., 3B

Jaiden Griffiths, Jr., 2B

Gabby Lamoreaux, So., P

Gates Leatherwood, So., C

Coach Comment: "Granger Softball is looking to improve on our last place finish in region. Although we're still a young team, we have a strong core group that will be more experienced and ready to face our tough region."

REGION 3 - 1. Bingham High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Mikki Jackson (20th year)

2016 Record: 16-10 (1st in Region 3 with 11-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Sky View in 5A first round; Eliminated by Herriman 5A one-loss bracket

Returning Contributors:

Nicole Wall, P, Jr.

Hanna Reid, 1B, Jr.

McKenzie Dorney, SS/P, Sr.

Whitnee Webster, OF, Sr.

Sierra Brown, OF, Sr.

Jaydan Jensen, 3B, Jr.

Sid Hogan, 2B, Jr.

Coach Comment: "Having only lost one player to graduation, the defending Region III champions are looking to build on last season’s successes in 2017. Bingham will face stiff competition as they open the season in the Mohave Tournament of Champions in Bullhead City, Arizona. Upon returning home, the Miners will take on some of the best teams in the State during both region and non-region with the goal of pushing their skills to another level and ultimately landing amongst the top contenders in 5A."

2. Taylorsville High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Rich Kaelin

2016 Record: 17-6 (Tied for 2nd in Region 3 with 9-3 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to West in 5A second round; Eliminated by West in 5A one-loss bracket

Additional info not provided

3. Copper Hills High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Jentry Johnson

2016 Record: 13-10 (Tied for 2nd in Region 3 with 9-3 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Lehi in 5A second round; Eliminated by Herriman in 5A one-loss bracket

Returning Contributors:

Kaylee Butterworth, So., SS/OF

Nelly Villalabos, Jr., IF

Kaci Bobo, Jr., OF

Portia Price, Jr., C/1B

Mckenzie Bergener, P/O

Coach Comment: “Copper Hills is full of young and raw talent. Girls who are dedicated and hardworking. We are very excited about this year and being able to utilize all of their individual strengths to benefit the whole Grizzly team."

4. Jordan High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Shawnee LePrey (1st year)

2016 Record: 5-12 (5th in Region 3 with 3-9 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Contributors:

Ina Malo, catcher, Sr.

Julie Malo, 3rd base, Jr.

Vai Malo, shortstop, So.

Morgan Sterner, Centerfield, Sr.

Jessie Cowburn, 1st base, Jr.

Coach Comment: "We are a super young team and very excited to start the new year with a new coaching staff. We've got a lot to learn as a whole but it will be a great experience for everyone!"

5. Cottonwood High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Alissa Smith

2016 Record: 9-13 (4th in Region 3 with 6-6 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Fremont in 5A first round; Eliminated by Davis in 5A one-loss bracket

Additional info not provided

6. West Jordan High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Jim Oliver (3rd year)

2016 Record: 7-18 (6th in Region 3 with 2-10 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Contributors:

Gabby Oliver, Sr., SS

McKenzie Newton, Sr., CF

Kinnzie Nisnander, Jr., 1B

Coach Comment: "We are led by three-year starting shortstop Gabby Oliver. McKenzie Newton is a team leader and returning centerfielder. We have two sisters that moved in from out of state. Them, combined with our other returners gives us great excitement for this year. The girls have worked real hard and are ready to have a good year."

7. Brighton High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Sam Puich (4th year)

2016 Record: 4-18 (7th in Region 3 with 1-10 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Contributors:

Kat Bertram, P/1B, Jr.

Maggie Corcoran, SS, Jr.

Aleya Stotesbury, 3B, Jr.

Abby Woodside, CF, Sr.

Coach Comment: "Brighton returns a strong nucleus of juniors this season. Each of them were key contributors to a young team last season so there's experience should help Brighton drastically improve in Region III."

REGION 4 - 1. Herriman High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Heidi McKissick (4th year)

2016 Record: 16-15 (Third in Region 4 with 9-3 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Syracuse in 5A first round; Eliminated by Taylorsville in 5A one-loss bracket

Returning Contributors:

April Visser, 2nd /SS, Junior

Shayna Alofipo, 3rd /pitcher/SS, Senior

Dayna Hokanson, SS/2nd, Senior

Jilian Mercier, pitcher/1st, Junior

Libby Parkinson, pitcher/OF, Sophomore

Coach Comment: "Herriman has their starting infield back, with some good transfers coming into the mix. We are deep in pitching and have good hitters in our lineup."

2. Riverton High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Katelyn Elliot (3rd year)

2016 Record: 21-2 (2nd in Region 4 with 10-2 record)

2016 Postseason: Beat West in 5A semifinals; Beat West in 5A championship game

Returning Contributors:

Madison Tuft, Utility, Sr.

Taylor Eakle, Catcher/3B, Sr.

Katelyn Whiting, SS, Jr.

Coach Comment: "I have high expectations for my team this season just as I have every year. I know we have the capability of doing great things this year and I am excited to work with this group of athletes. The 5A softball classification will have multiple great teams and talented athletes so we have a lot of work and preparation to do as a team."

3. Lehi High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Tim Kennedy (3rd year)

2016 Record: 26-8 (1st in Region 4 with 11-1 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to West in 5A quarterfinals; Eliminated by Fremont in 5A one-loss bracket

Returning Contributors:

Kayla Roberts, Utility, Senior

Bailey Tahbo, OF, Junior

Alli Butterfield, OF, Junior

Abby Barnes, P, Junior

Savannah Heaton, 1B, Sophomore

Coach Comment: "Lehi lost 6 starters to graduation from its 2016 team. It will be a rebuilding year for the Pioneers. We have several girls anxious and willing to fill the void. The Pioneers will be led in the circle by junior Abby Barnes and freshman Lexi Butterfield. I’ve never been more excited to start a new season. The only thing I can guarantee is that it won’t be perfect."

4. Pleasant Grove High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Kale Gilman (1st year)

2016 Record: 12-12 (Fourth in Region 4 with 6-6 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to West in 5A first round; Eliminated by Mountain Crest in 5A one-loss bracket

Additional info not provided

5. American Fork High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Leslee Warr

2016 Record: 10-16 (5th in Region 4 with 4-8 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Contributors:

Brianna Clarke, C, Sr.

Savana Stephenson, SS, Jr.

Sam Davis, 3B, Jr.

Coach Comment: "We have 8 returning starters. Our team is looking forward to competing in a tough region and are optimistic about contending."

6. Westlake High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Korryn Coates

2016 Record: 2-19 (Tied for 6th in Region 4 with 1-11 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Contributors:

Avery Shields, Sr.

Makaela Robbins, Sr.

Melissa Browning, Sr.

Nakyia Butler, Soph.

Coach Comment: "Our outlook for this season is bright, we have made improvements in key positions and will be stronger than we were last season. Our young team has a year of varsity experience under their belt and we have added a few new faces to our team that will be key in helping us be stronger competitors."

7. Lone Peak High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Tate Murray (1st year)

2016 Record: 4-17 (Tied for 6th in Region 4 with 1-11 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional info not provided