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 2A 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 five new head soccer coaches in 2A this year: Antonio Mendieta (ALA), Ben Schoppe (Manti), Christian Araujo (Gunnison), Clay Parry (St. Joseph) and Pancho Chavez (Beaver).

Here's a region-by-region look at all 28 teams in 2A.

2A North - 1. Waterford High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: George Shirley

2016 Record: 15-3-1 (2nd in 2A North with 9-2-1 record)

2016 Postseason: Defeated Wasatch Academy in championship

Returning Contributors:

Tate Reynolds, Jr., Fwd

Parker Law, Sr., GK

Ben Battistone, Sr., Def

Alex Aguirre, So., Def

Andrew McSlarrow, Jr., Def

Henry Steiner, Sr., Fwd

Coach Comment: "After losing 6 varsity starters from last season, we look to build on the shoulders of the 5-6 players with varsity experience from previous seasons. We have great team leadership and look to improve with every practice session. Our team culture is positive and competitive, and with any luck we will be back in the tournament again this year. Our young men are humbled by the successes of previous years and will undoubtedly represent our school well, on and off the pitch, again this season."

2. South Summit High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Christopher Burton

2016 Record: 12-2-1 (1st in 2A North with 10-1-1 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Providence Hall in first round

Returning Contributors:

Zeb Farmer, Forward, Senior

Brayden Staples, Midfield, Senior

Spencer Howells, Defender, Senior

Trey Hatch, Defender, Senior

McKinley Card, Defender, Senior

Nick Beasley, Keeper, Senior

Hunter Hartman, Midfield, Senior

Colin Neunschwander, Forward, Senior

Coach Comment: “We are very excited for the upcoming season!”

3. Rowland Hall St. Marks

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Scott Langone

2016 Record: 5-7-2 (Tied for 4th in 2A North with 5-6-1 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Contributors:

Jordan Abdalla, Sr., F

Jake Dreyfous, Jr., GK

Simon Logue, Jr., D/M

Trey Provost, So., M

Youssef Salama, Jr., M

Coach Comment: “Rowland Hall is hoping to bounce back from 2016 season and hopefully compete for a spot in the 2017 state playoffs."

4. Layton Christian Academy

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Chris Tatro

2016 Record: 11-4-0 (3rd in 2A North with 9-3-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Manti in quarterfinals

Additional info not provided

5. Maeser Prep High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Dustin Simmons

2016 Record: 6-7-1 (Tied for 4th in 2A North with 5-6-1 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to St. Joseph in first round

Additional info not provided

6. Summit Academy

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Tony Stroud

2016 Record: 2-13-0 (6th in 2A North with 2-10-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional info not provided

7. North Summit High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Teresa Davis (2nd year)

2016 Record: 0-12-0 (7th in 2A North with 0-12-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional info not provided

2A Central - 1. Manti High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Ben Schoppe (1st year)

2016 Record: 13-3-1 (1st in 2A Central with 10-1-1 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Waterford in semifinals

Returning Contributors:

Daniel Frutos, Mid, Sr.

Guillermo ‘Memot’ Frutos, Def, Sr.

Jorge Lemus, Mid, Sr.

Brayden Shelley, Def, Sr.

Vicente ‘Chantone’ Carrasco, Def, Sr.

Honorio’ Jimenez, For, Sr.

Coach Comment: “With new coaching staff, Manti boys soccer is cautiously optimistic about the upcoming season. Local youth programs and clubs are critical to producing quality athletes that make great contributions to the high school team. Manti’s program remains strong with many returning athletes and some exciting young players that should contribute to the Templar's season this year. As youth programs and community interest in soccer grows in South Central Utah, the level of play continues to rise with an increase in the number of students desiring to play at the high school level. New head coach, Benjamin Schoppe, attributes the continued strength of the high school program to the quality of coaching occurring with the younger athletes, 'We look forward to quality competition and are excited to see the growth of soccer in the state of Utah,'Schoppe says. Manti returns the majority of its varsity players this spring.”

2. Wasatch Academy

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Victor Munoz

2016 Record: 13-4-1 (2nd in 2A Central with 9-3-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Waterford in Championship

Additional info not provided

3. Emery High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Troy Winter

2016 Record: 10-6-0 (4th in 2A Central with 7-5-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to American Leadership Academy in first round

Additional info not provided

4. Grand High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Mike Camps (2nd year)

2016 Record: 5-6-1 (5th in 2A Central with 5-6-1 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional info not provided

5. Gunnison Valley High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Christian Araujo (1st year)

2016 Record: 7-7-1 (3rd in 2A Central with 7-4-1 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Millard in first round

Additional info not provided

6. South Sevier High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Cordell Pearson

2016 Record: 4-9-1 (6th in 2A South with 2-9-1 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional info not provided

7. North Sevier High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Steven Walser

2016 Record: 0-15-0 (7th in 2A Central with 0-12-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional info not provided

2A South - 1. American Leadership Academy

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Antonio Mendieta (1st year)

2016 Record: 13-1-2 (1st in 2A South with 12-0-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Waterford in quarterfinals

Returning Contributors:

Moises Mazariegos, Center Back, Sr.

Joseph Valle, Midfielder, So.

Etah Packer, Forward, Sr.

Coach Comment: "We have thoroughly chosen the team that will allow us to compete. We can only guarantee we will leave everything on the pitch every minute of the game. We are looking forward to starting the season and pushing ourselves to our next level."

2. Delta High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Pedro Gonzalez

2016 Record: 7-7-1 (3rd in 2A South with 7-4-1 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Wasatch Academy in first round

Additional info not provided

3. Millard High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Tony Alcala

2016 Record: 12-3-1 (2nd in 2A South with 10-2-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Providence Hall in quarterfinals

Additional info not provided

4. Beaver High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Pancho Chavez (1st year)

2016 Record: 4-9-0 (Tied for 5th in 2A South with 4-8-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Contributors:

"The team does not have a top or main contributor which we are under development. We have two captains that work hard and are leaders. Isaac Ornelas (junior) and Nathan Fairhurst (senior)."

Coach Comment: "With only starting seniors and 20 total players we are a young developing team. Although we are young and only two returning starters from last season the kids work hard and are excited for this season."

5. Merit Academy

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Mitch Argyle

2016 Record: 4-8-1 (4th in 2A South with 4-7-1 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Manti in first round

Additional info not provided

6. Parowan High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Michael Barrett (2nd year)

2016 Record: 0-14-0 (7th in 2A South with 0-12-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Contributors:

Travis Gale, Forward, Senior

Christian Rodriguez, Midfield, Senior

Reagan Hunt, Defense, Senior

Tarren Overson, Goalkeeper, Senior

Wade Jenson, Goalkeeper, Senior

Coach Comment: “We have a good outcome this year since last years young season. We have high hopes for a good season. We have a lot to look forward to with a good region and a good state bracket. We are excited to see how this year will play out.”

7. Diamond Ranch Academy

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Troy Spray

2016 Record: 4-10-0 (Tied for 5th in 2A South with 4-8-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional info not provided

2A West - 1. American Preparatory Academy

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Quintin Nethercott (2nd year)

2016 Record: 8-5-0 (2nd in 2A West with 8-4-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Layton Christian Academy in first round

Returning Contributors:

Daniel Rivera, Center Midfielder, Jr.

Ayuub Sharif, Forward, Sr.

Nathan Banza, Defender, So.

Isaac Robles, Midfielder, Jr.

Bolivar Monjaraz, Defender, So.

Coach Comment: “We still have a very young team this year with only a few seniors returning. There is a lot of new talent and returning leadership, so we look forward to an exciting season.”

2. Providence Hall High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Lexi Stuart (2nd year)

2016 Record: 8-6-2 (4th in 2A West with 6-4-2 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Wasatch Academy in semifinals

Additional info not provided

3. St. Joseph High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Clay Parry (1st year)

2016 Record: 11-4-0 (1st in 2A West with 10-2-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Wasatch Academy in quarterfinals

Additional info not provided

4. Intermountain Christian High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Brett Armstrong (3rd year)

2016 Record: 6-5-1 (5th in 2A West with 6-5-1 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Contributors:

Jonathan Lathrop, GK, Sr.

Nathan Miller, D, Sr.

Vitalik Mylar, F, Jr.

Kohwan Begg, F, So.

Coach Comment: "We return a fairly experienced group of players who started well last year but faded at the end. We have solid players across the field and if our team chemistry continues to develop and the guys continue to believe in themselves, ICS soccer could turn the corner in 2017."

5. Wendover High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Ed Montes (2nd year)

2016 Record: 7-5-2 (3rd in 2A West with 7-3-2 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Waterford in first round

Additional info not provided

6. Telos High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Alexi Probst

2016 Record: 0-12-0 (7th in 2A West with 0-12-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional info not provided

7. Mount Vernon Academy

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Mike Lambson (2nd year)

2016 Record: 2-9-1 (6th in 2A West with a 2-9-1 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional info not provided