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 4A 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 his or her team. There are 10 new head softball coaches in 4A this year: Kalab Stokes (Salem Hills), Riley White (Skyridge), Rachel Weiss (Timpview), Kjera Miranda (Cyprus), Jenny Hardy (Highland), Shane Powell (Provo), Maddy Schulz (Uintah), Danie McKay (Murray), Sean Poynter (Orem) and Isaac Soria (Judge). Here's a region-by-region look at all 29 teams in 4A.

REGION 5 - 1. Box Elder High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Taleas Marble (2nd year)

2016 Record: 22-7 (1st in Region 5 with 11-1 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Maple Mountain in 4A quarterfinals; Eliminated by Uintah 4A one-loss bracket

Returning Contributors:

Taylor Sorenson, Sr., Shortstop

Bayleigh Merrill, Sr., Pitcher

Nyah DeRyke, Jr., Pitcher

Mason O’Neal, Jr., Catcher

Sydney Blacker, So., Outfielder

Coach Comment: "We are very excited about this season. We have a lot talent and contributing returners that will be great leaders for us this year. We also have some newcomers that will play a big role in our success. Our pitching staff this year is deep and has quite a bit of experience facing tough teams."

2. Bountiful High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Butch Latey

2016 Record: 19-9 (2nd in Region 5 with 9-3 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Spanish Fork in 4A second round; Eliminated by East in 4A one-loss bracket

Returning Contributors:

McHailee Danner, Jr., Pitcher

Morgan Ashley, Sr., Outfield

Katie Tanner, Jr., 2nd base

Analee Moore, Sr., 1st Base

Coach Comment: "My team is very young. It depends on how our pitching goes. It's hard to replace eight seniors."

3. Woods Cross High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Chad Lythgoe (5th year)

2016 Record: 16-12 (Tied for 3rd in Region 5 with 8-4 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Alta in 4A first round; Eliminated by East in 4A one-loss bracket

Returning Contributors:

Brook Brown 3B Senior

Hadyn Flygare, SS, Sr.

Caitlin Barber, Catcher, Sr.

Cori Francis, Pitcher, Sr.

Julana Te’o, Pitcher, So.

Coach Comment: "I am really excited to coach another season at Woods Cross and I anticipate that this group of talented seniors is going to surprise a lot of teams. We have three seniors that have already committed to play at the next level and they bring that experience and talent to our high school team. We have a strong group of sophomores and a large group of freshmen that I am excited to see what they can add to our team. We have several players that have a lot of softball experience, the challenge will be to take all their different styles and mesh them into a successful team."

4. East High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Marianne Bullis

2016 Record: 12-11 (Tied for 3rd in Region 5 with 8-4 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Uintah in 4A second round; Eliminated by Box Elder in 4A one-loss bracket

Additional info not provided

5. Bonneville High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Brenda Hart

2016 Record: 8-14 (Tied for 5th in Region 5 with 3-9 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional info not provided

6. Highland High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Jenny Hardy (1st year)

2016 Record: 8-15 (Tied for 5th in Region 5 with 3-9 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Contributors:

Jensen Granger, Pitcher, Sr.

Aselika Mohi, Catcher, Sr.

Apalima Brown, Infield

Lauren Brown, Infield

Coach Comment: "I am very excited to be coaching this team. We have a lot of returning talent and promising newcomers. I am eager to see what they can do."

7. Ogden High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Jo Schroeder

2016 Record: 4-19 (7th in Region 5 with 0-12 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional info not provided

REGION 6 - 1. Murray High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Danie McKay (1st year)

2016 Record: 20-8 (st in Region 6 with 12-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Uintah in 4A first round; Eliminated by Springville in 4A one-loss bracket

Returning Contributors:

Ali Jennings, P/OF, Sr.

Sophie Richmond, 2B, Jr.

Sydnie Monson, 3B/1B, Jr.

Preslee Jensen, OF, Jr.

Sadee Jennings, P/1B, Jr.

Coach Comment: "With five returning starters, we are excited at the prospects for our season. Ali Jennings is a talented pitcher who we believe can be one of the top pitchers in the state this year, and we are confident in the abilities of our returners and newcomers to contribute immediately to games."

2. Cyprus High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Kjera Miranda (1st year)

2016 Record: 10-8 (3rd in Region 6 with 8-4 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Springville in 4A first round; Eliminated by Bountiful in 4A one-loss bracket

Returning Contributors:

Alexis Poulson, Pitcher, Jr.

Danielle Sanchez, Utility, Jr.

Coach Comment: "Our team is not one to underestimate. We are excited about this year and expect to change the perception of Cyprus Athletics."

3. Olympus High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Maddie White

2016 Record: 9-14 (4th in Region 6 with 7-5 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Spanish Fork in 4A first round; Eliminated by Corner Canyon in 4A one-loss bracket

Additional info not provided

4. Kearns High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Kenny Isakson (4th year)

2016 Record: 13-11 (2nd in Region 6 with 9-3 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Maple Mountain in 4A first round; Eliminated by Woods Cross in 4A one-loss bracket

Returning Contributors:

Angel Valdez, Jr., Varsity Pitcher

Tristen Evans, Sr., Shortstop

Vanessa Sasaki, Sr., 3B/SS

Kalena Aukustino Sr., Outfield

Amanda Morris, Jr., Centerfield

Tuli Sosi, So., Catcher

5. Hillcrest High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Scott Carrell (4th year)

2016 Record: 5-15 (5th in Region 6 with 4-8 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Contributors:

Emalee Egelung, Sr., Catcher

Mariah Nielsen, Sr., SS

Jeslyn Sundquitst, Jr., 2nd

6. Skyline High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Russ Jessop (2nd year)

2016 Record: 3-16 (6th in Region 6 with 2-10 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Contributors:

Barrett Jessop, Jr., SS/UTIL

Ariel Markle, Sr., P

Hannah Zelenyanszky, Sr., C

Cailey Rohovit, Jr., 2B/P

Coach Comment: "We are still young and rebuilding. I'm very excited to see how they compete this year with some experience under their belts."

7. Judge Memorial High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Isaac Soria (1st year)

2016 Record: 0-14 (7th in Region 6 with 0-12 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional info not provided

REGION 7 - 1. Timpanogos High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Eric Schultz

2016 Record: 17-12 (2nd in Region 7 with 9-3 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to East in 4A first round; Eliminated by Murray in 4A one-loss bracket

Additional info not provided

2. Alta High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Tiffani Airmet (15th year)

2016 Record: 20-3 (1st in Region 7 with 12-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Maple Mountain in 4A second round; Eliminated by Murray in 4A one-loss bracket

Returning Contributors:

Lexington Walbeck, Sr., OF

Brook Ericson, Jr., C/IF

Carson Snuffer, So., IF

Alexa Deavel, Sr., IF

Hailey Visser, Sr., P/OF

Coach Comment: "We are returning all of our strong bats from last year, we have depth with many juniors and seniors that have been starting for 3 years. We have to have a strong offense to win this year because our strong pitcher has graduated. We will rely on our speed and power hitters to score runs. Our defense is returning a tough catcher in Brook Ericson. Lexington Walbeck leads our outfield after having an incredible 2016 regular season, we were 21-1, and then to have our pitcher break her arm in the first state game, we were not able to go all the way. We are hoping to start and finish strong this season."

3. Corner Canyon High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Garrett Hone (4th year)

2016 Record: 12-13 (3rd in Region 7 with 8-4 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Bountiful in 4A first round; Eliminated by Springville in 4A one-loss bracket

Returning Contributors:

Chey Gates, SS, Sr.

Katie Dale, CF, Sr.

Josee Haycock, 2nd, So.

Abbi Opheikens, P/IF, So.

Brooke Meyer, OF, So.

Coach Comment: "This is an exciting year for Corner Canyon because we return the original starting eight of last year as well with some great additions. We should definitely contend in the mix of things. This will be a competitive, exciting year for 4A softball."

4. Provo High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Shane Powell (1st year)

2016 Record: 8-22 (4th in Region 7 with 5-7 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Box Elder in 4A first round; Eliminated by Cyprus in 4A one-loss bracket

Returning Contributors:

Haley Kassel, Sr., Outfield/SS

Alli Gatenby, Sr., Catcher/SS

Kaydee Peery, Jr., Pitcher/1B

Madyson Jenkins, So., Pitcher/2B

Oaklee Smith, So., 3rd

Coach Comment: "We are very excited about this upcoming season. Even though we are a young team on paper, we have a ton of game experience on the field. This year we are mentally tougher, physically stronger and our attitudes are in position to have a positive season. He have a new head coach, Shane Powell, who is focused on all the right elements to build character, achieve high goals and expect high standards for each player that will transfer to their abilities on and off the field."

5. Orem High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Sean Poynter (1st year)

2016 Record: 6-17 (5th in Region 7 with 4-8 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Coach Comment: "New coaching staff. Players worked hard in the offseason. Excited to get on the field and compete."

6. Mountain View High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Kendal Paturzo

2016 Record: 6-14 (Tied for 6th in Region 7 with 2-10 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional info not provided

7. Skyridge High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Riley White (first year)

First-year school

Additional info not provided

8. Timpview High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Rachel Weiss (1st year)

2016 Record: 4-15 (Tied for 6th in Region 7 with 2-10 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional info not provided

REGION 8 - 1. Spanish Fork High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Don Andrews

2016 Record: 30-3 (1st in Region 8 with 12-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Beat Maple Mountain in 4A semifinals; Beat Maple Mountain in 4A championship game

Returning Contributors:

Cambrie Hazel, Pitcher, Senior

Jordyn Bate, 1B/OF/Pitcher, Junior

Brylee Rudd, C/SS, Sophomore

Mallory Barber, 3B/Pitcher, Junior

Brooke Carter, 1B/OF/Pitcher, Junior

Coach Comment: "Lots of players in new positions will make teamwork a must. By midseason, if we gel, could be a good team."

2. Maple Mountain High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Cassie Reese

2016 Record: 19-10 (Tied for 2nd in Region 8 with 8-4 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Spanish Fork in 4A semifinals; Eliminated by Spanish Fork in 4A championship game

Additional info not provided

3. Springville High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Jill Thackery

2016 Record: 23-10 (Tied for 2nd in Region 8 with 8-4 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Box Elder in 4A second round; Eliminated by Uintah in 4A one-loss bracket

Returning Contributors:

Sadie Clark, Sr., Pitcher

Natalie Sumsion, Sr., Catcher

Mary Fredrickson, Sr., SS

Rylee Harris, Jr., 3B

Coach Comment: "With a core group of returners coupled with a large senior class who have gained a lot of experience, we are excited about the upcoming season. Despite playing in an extremely difficult region, we are excited to build off of past experiences and look forward to watching our team compete."

4. Uintah High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Maddy Schulz (1st year)

2016 Record: 23-9 (Tied for 2nd in Region 8 with 8-4 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Spanish Fork in 4A quarterfinals; Eliminated by Maple Mountain in 4A one-loss bracket

Returning Contributors:

Whitney Alexander, catcher, Sr.

Summer Stensgard, pitcher, Sr.

Brinlee Barker, infield, Sr.

Jacee Murray, outfield, Sr.

Coach Comment: "We have some great returning players this year who are ready to work hard and lead the team. We also have a lot of young talent coming up and I am excited to see what these girls can accomplish together."

5. Salem Hills High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Kalab Stokes (1st year)

2016 Record: 4-22 (7th in Region 8 with 1-11 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Contributors:

Shina Parrish, Catcher, Sr.

Aubrey Barney, SS, Sr.

Madi Simons, 3B, Jr.

Sammy Rupp, Pitcher, Sr.

Sadie Hepler, Sr.

Coach Comment: "As a first-year head coach here at Salem Hills I am very excited about the senior class and the talent that is there. We have two senior pitchers, Sadie Hepler and Sammy Rupp, who will carry the load for us this year. These players have a lot of varsity experience which should help us this year. We have two seniors, Aubrey Barney and Shina Parrish, and a junior, Madi Simons, that will be vital to our success on offense. I am very excited for this season and know that we have our work cut for us in this region."

6. Payson High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Brent Shurtleff (15th year)

2016 Record: 4-19 (6th in Region 8 with 2-10 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Contributors:

Taja Throckmorton #8

Maricela Torres #18

Kately Whitelock #11

Kassidy Biggs #26

Hailey Burr #17

Destiny Dekok #28

Jentry Harmon #19

Bailee Kay #21

Keaton Mitchell #10

Savannah Nielson #6

ShaNece Reynold #16

Hailey Saldivar #29

Sydney Sorenson #5

Ryan Wilson #4

7. Wasatch High School

2017 Team Schedule

Head Coach: Doug Kinsman (3rd year)

2016 Record: 12-11 (5th in Region 8 with 3-9 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Contributors:

Lexi Richins, Sr., CF

Ashly Sweat, Sr., SS

Casey Davis, Sr., P

Kylie Horton, Sr., C

Charlie Kelson

Coach Comment: " We are real young. Outside our four seniors, our underclassmean will have to really step up. Looking for a big year from Lexi Richins — two -time 2nd team all-state centerfielder. She had 17 home runs in previous two seasons."