With the 2017 high school boys soccer season getting underway last 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 their team. There are seven new head soccer coaches in 4A this year: Steve Pemberton (Salem Hills), Luis Ortiz (Payson), Todd Scott (Ogden), Drew Van Wagenen (Corner Canyon), Jerry Preisendorf (Skyridge), Dave Bailey (Maple Mountain) and Julio Gutierrez (Highland). Here's a region-by-region look at all 29 teams in 4A.

Region 5 - 1. Ogden High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Todd Scott (1st year)

2016 Record: 12-4-0 (1st in Region 5 with 10-2-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Orem in first round

Additional info not provided

2. East High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Rudy Schenk (10th year)

2016 Record: 12-4-1 (2nd in Region 5 with 9-3-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Alta in first round

Returning Contributors:

Matt Barker, FWD, Sr.

Yves Govina, FWD, Sr.

Celle Cardenas, MF, Jr.

Trever Elders, GK, Jr.

Alex Garteh, DEF, Sr.

Coach Comment: “We lost some key contributors from last season and will have new players stepping into those roles. New players will need to gain experience early and we may have growing pains but hope to find our identity and finish the season strong. We are in a very difficult and deep region with each game being a challenge. There are no easy games in our region with each team being very capable.”

3. Bonneville High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Fritz Backman (2nd year)

2016 Record: 7-5-4 (3rd in Region 5 with 5-4-3 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Mountain View in first round

Returning Contributors:

Tyson Anderson, Goalie

Victor Hernandez, Midfield

Andrew sessions, Forward

Dallin Degroot, Sweeper

Coach Comment: "Last year we took a lot of teams by surprise, I do not think that will happen again. We have some strong players coming back and an overall good team. I do expect for us to make state again and represent our region well. We will 'Anchor Down' and make our supporters proud of our team again."

4. Bountiful High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Lou Plank

2016 Record: 7-8-4 (4th in Region 5 with 5-5-2 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Cyprus in quarterfinals

5. Box Elder High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Nate Bywater

2016 Record: 4-9-3 (6th in Region 5 with 3-7-2 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Contributors:

Trevan Watson, Sr., Forward

Levi Port, Sr., Mid

Preston Harris, Jr., Defender

Mitchel Pyle, Jr., Forward

Coach Comment: “We have a handful of returning starters this year that bring a lot of experience. We probably have the deepest team we've had in the past 4 years, and they're really working to make right what went wrong last season. With that right attitude and focus, we could reach our goals for the season.”

6. Woods Cross High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: David Newman (2nd year)

2016 Record: 5-12-0 (5th in Region 5 with 4-8-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Contributors:

Junior Ortiz, Midfield, Jr.

Joshua Beard, CF, Jr.

Luke Madsen, LB, Sr.

Coach Comment: “We are hopeful to make playoffs for the first time in a few years- a year older, stronger and hopefully better equipped to battle our way out of a really tough region.”

7. Highland High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Julio Gutierrez (1st year)

2016 Record: 3-12-1 (7th in Region 5 with 2-9-1 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Contributors:

Julio Gutierrez, Defender, Senior

Patrick Miles, Forward, Senior

Law Reh, Defender, Senior

Rees Hoffman, Defender, Junior

Klo Plah Hset, Midfielder, Junior

Javier Estrada, Midfielder, Sophomore

Coach Comment: “The boys have been working very hard to make this a successful season, young players are already contributing to the team chemistry and we are all ready to have some fun and competitive season.”

Region 6 - 1. Cyprus High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Jason DeHerrera

2016 Record: 12-3-2 (2nd in Region 6 with 9-2-1 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Orem in semifinals

Additional info not provided

2. Murray High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Bryan DeMann

2016 Record: 14-2-2 (1st in Region 6 with 11-1-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Mountain View in quarterfinals

Additional info not provided

3. Olympus High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Chris Sonntag

2016 Record: 8-8-2 (3rd in Region 6 with 6-4-2 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Orem in quarterfinals

Returning Contributors:

Matt Lockwood, Sr., C-Mid/C-Back

James Dansie, Jr., C-Back

Tony Foulger, Jr., Wing/Forward

Logan Davies, Soph., C-Mid

Luke Johnson, Sr., Keeper

Sam Marberger, Sr., Fullback

Coach Comment: "Great kids with good skills. Our success depends on coming together as an unselfish team."

4. Skyline High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Shawn Kennedy

2016 Record: 6-11-1 (4th in Region 6 with 6-5-1 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Maple Mountain in first round

Additional info not provided

5. Hillcrest High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Eric Raine

2016 Record: 5-10-1 (5th in Region 6 with 4-7-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional info not provided

6. Judge Memorial High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Kolby Wheeler

2016 Record: 1-11-1 (7th in Region 6 with 0-10-1 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional info not provided

7. Kearns High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Joe Pritchard

2016 Record: 3-11-1 (6th in Region 6 with 2-9-1 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional info not provided

Region 7 - 1. Alta High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Lee Mitchell

2016 Record: 11-5-2 (3rd in Region 7 with 8-3-1 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Maple Mountain in quarterfinals

Returning Contributors:

Alec Groathouse, Defender, Sr.

Nick Lowrimore, Midfield, Sr.

Jett Sollis, Striker, Jr.

Coach Comment: “I'm excited for this group of players, they are working hard and are playing together.”

2. Provo High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Cesar Cardoso

2016 Record: 13-3-1 (1st in Region 7 with 10-1-1 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Bountiful in first round

Additional info not provided

3. Mountain View High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Jace Green (2nd year)

2016 Record: 13-5-2 (2nd in Region 7 with 8-2-2 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Maple Mountain in semifinals

Coach Comment: “We lost a few of our key contributors from last year's team; however, those returning players come back with big-game experience. Our region promises to be one of the most competitive regions in the state and we hope to compete to the best of our ability.”

4. Timpanogos High School

Head Coach: Scott Taylor

2016 Record: 7-8-2 (5th in Region 7 with 4-7-1 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional info not provided

5. Orem High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Scott Wells (2nd year)

2016 Record: 11-7-3 (4th in Region 7 with 5-4-3 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Maple Mountain in championship

Returning Contributors:

Dylan Verbanatz, Center Defender

Mckay Huffaker, Keeper

Lucas Astudillo, Center Midfielder

Josh Westover, Wing Defender

Tanner Gill, Forward

Caden Butler, Defender

Coach Comment: "Despite losing 15 seniors we have a strong returning group of upperclassman who combined with a talented crop of underclassman will carry us to the state tournament for the second year in a row. As we discovered last year, once in the tournament anything can happen."

6. Timpview High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Gary Nuila

2016 Record: 3-11-1 (6th in Region 7 with 2-10-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional info not provided

7. Corner Canyon High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Drew Van Wagenen (1st year)

2016 Record: 1-15-0 (7th in Region 7 with 1-11-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Contributors:

David Mann, Center Mid, Sr.

Cade Anderson, forward, center mid, Sr.

Luke Lillywhite, center back, Soph.

Coach Comment: "This is the most talented group of players Corner Canyon has had in the past four years. If the players can gel and learn to play as a team there is no doubt they will surprise a lot of teams in the region and even in the state tournament."

8. Skyridge High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Jerry Preisendorf (1st year)

First-year school

Returning Contributors:

We’re a new school, but we did have some seniors that came over from Lehi that were contributors last season:

Ben Driggs, Sr., Defender, started as a Fresh, Soph and Jr.

Matt Holt, Sr., MF, started as a Soph. and Jr.

Chase Murphy, Def, started as a Jr.

Jaxon Sorensen, Sr., Forward, started as a Jr.

Austin Caprio, Sr., Def, started as a Jr.

Paiden Mecham, Jr.

McCoy Evers, Jr.

Coach Comment: “This is a first-year program and with that we are going to be young. We have five seniors that played for Lehi and made their way to Skyridge. They have some good leadership. Skyridge will be starting 5-7 underclassmen and with that mistakes and challenges will come up. However, we will be able to train them in the style of soccer we like to play here. It will be an interesting year with all of the youth, and with the recent change by US soccer and their age groups, it will make for some interesting soccer being played.”

Region 8 - 1. Maple Mountain High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Dave Bailey (1st year)

2016 Record: 19-1-0 (First in Region 8 with 12-0-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Defeated Orem in championship

Returning Contributors:

Dawson Beutler, Forward, Sr.

Luke Norman, Defender, Sr.

Tommy Bastian, Forward, Sr.

Chris Reeves, Mid, Sr.

Angel Menendez, Forward, Sr.

Coach Comment: "Graduated nine starters from last year’s state championship team. But we still have a solid group of contributors returning. The depth of the program should provide quality players to fill the gaps. Should still be in the hunt for a region championship and a run into the state playoffs."

2. Uintah High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: John Nerdin (4th year)

2016 Record: 12-6-0 (3rd in Region 8 with 8-4-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Cyprus in first round

Returning Contributors:

Caden Nerdin, Center midfield

Cameron Oaks, Left Mid/Forward

Carter Seitz, Center Defender

Treven McKeachnie, Left Fullback

Junior Flores, Center Midfield

Andrew Bestenlehner, Right Fullback

Coach Comment: “Uintah has a lot of seniors this season and looks to be very competitive in the 4A classification.”

3. Wasatch High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Dawain Wheatley (27th year)

2016 Record: 11-3-3 (2nd in Region 8 with 10-2-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Olympus in first round

Returning Contributors:

Gary Lopez, Sr., defensive MF this year, last year was defender on back line

Jesse Lopez, Sr., F

Coach Comment: “We will struggle early on in the season with our defense as multiple players will be looked at to contribute. A young defense will progress as the season moves along. Midfield will be our strength. With a lot of senior and junior midfielders with varsity experience, controlling the center of the field is a team focus. We will struggle early in the season finding a replacement for Toby Holmes, one of last year's leading scorers in 4A. Wasatch will probably rely on multiple players scoring as they get more comfortable up top.”

4. Salem Hills High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Steve Pemberton (1st year)

2016 Record: 4-11-0 (Sixth in Region 8 with 3-9-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional info not provided

6. Payson High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Luis Ortiz (1st year)

2016 Record: 5-12-0 (Tied for 4th in Region 8 with 4-8-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional info not provided

7. Springville High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Jay Mason

2016 Record: 1-14-0 (7th in Region 8 with 1-11-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional info not provided