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Prep boys' soccer: All-Tribune Team

Published June 30, 2016 1:14 pm
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Jonathan Ruvalcaba

Forward | Provo | Senior | 23 goals

Analysis • "He's the guy who is always in the right place to finish. He was able to position himself very well on the field. He has what I think are the three most important things a soccer player needs: skills, mental ability to make the right decision, and speed. He has all those three qualities that make him a very good player."

— Cesar Cardoso, Provo coach

Dawson Beutler

Forward | Maple Mountain | Junior | 21 goals

Analysis • "Dawson was huge for us this season. He was able to find himself in the right place time after time. Dawson is a multi-sport athlete, and was named Male Athlete of the Year at Maple Mountain. Dawson is equally impressive off the field: respectful, humble and kind are only a few of Dawson's attributes. We look forward to having Dawson on the team again next year."

— Mike Klauck, Maple Mountain coach

Angel Muniz

Forward/Midfielder | Snow Canyon | Senior | 20 goals | 11 assists

Analysis • "Angel Muniz was the heart and soul of our team. While he was primarily an attacking player, he played almost every position on the field. Angel has the confidence and ability to make shots that left us scratching our heads as to how they possibly went in. He is the definition of 'gamer.' He goes hard every minute of every game and never quits. He has a love and passion for the game that few people will ever understand."

— Marc Wittwer, Snow Canyon coach

Toby Holmes

Forward/Midfielder | Wasatch | Senior | 26 goals | 1 assist

Analysis • "Part of [his success] has to do with his insatiable appetite to go to goal. From January until the first of March, he worked himself like a crazy man. He said, 'Coach, I think I can score some goals this year.' He has just worked in the offseason. He's always been a gifted player, but he just plays a lot of soccer. He just plays all the time."

— Dawain Wheatley, Wasatch coach

Cale Lopez

Forward/Midfielder | Waterford | Senior | 18 goals | 23 assists

Analysis • "Cale Lopez is the kind of young man that, as a coach, you dream about. His skill on the ball is unmatched, but yet he is simply unselfish in the final third. He is someone that every person on our team has respect for. There is truly no one that can match his work rate for 80 minutes on the pitch. Maybe the most impressive thing about Cale is his creativity and charisma on the ball. He is one of a kind, and even though he may not have always set out to be a leader on our team, he came by that role organically. I put very low emphasis on individual play on our team; however, there is little doubt we would have even played in the state championship for the last three years in a row were it not for this truly great young man."

— George Shirley, Waterford coach

Gavin Flitton

Forward/Midfielder | Davis | Senior | 10 goals | 4 assists

Analysis • "Gavin is very versatile. He can also play most every position on the field, save keeper, and most likely would be the best player at that position. Gavin is well-respected by teammates and the coaching staff. Gavin is one of the hardest-working players I've ever coached. He is constantly striving to be a better player outside of practice."

— Souli Phongsavath, Davis coach

Brandon Sands

Defender | Juan Diego | Senior | 6 goals | 11 assists

Analysis • "Brandon is ridiculously smart and incredibly savvy. His understanding of the game is unmatched among players I've coached. He rarely makes mistakes and is always in the correct position to make the play that is needed to be made. Juan Diego tied a state record for fewest goals allowed in a season by only giving up five goals. Brandon's presence in the midfield often meant our defense and goalkeeper didn't have to do much work to keep teams out of the net. Brandon is one of the greatest talents and probably the smartest player I have ever coached. He's an absolute stud."

— Scott Platz, Juan Diego coach

Stantson Miles

Defender | Bingham | Senior | 5 goals | 8 assists | 6 shutouts

Analysis • "Stantson Miles was a true leader for Bingham this year. Even before we started our season, I could call or text Stantson and he would gather the boys together and help in any way. On the field, he was a force to be reckoned with. His size and dominance [were] a major factor in our winning Region 3. He intimidated our opponents, he was aggressive and never gave up. Stantson was reliable, dependable, and great leader for our team. I will miss him next year."

— Ahmed Bakrim, Bingham coach

Braden Patten

Defender | Orem | Senior | 266 completed passes | 91 pass completion percentage | 68 clearances | 113 steals

Analysis • "Braden has been a leader on the soccer team for four years. His contribution to the team, the school, and the program has been remarkable. He is an exemplary leader both on and off the field. Braden's unmatched determination, physicality and defensive genius was a significant factor in Orem's stunning and surprising run to the 4A championship game. Shutouts and one-goal games are a norm when Braden is on the field."

— Scott Wells, Orem coach

Mikey Haug

Defender | Dixie | Junior | 2 assists

Analysis • "This was the most inexperienced defense we've ever had at Dixie, and Mikey played way beyond what I ever expected him to be able to play just to keep us in the games. He was a great example, and he covered people fast. He was a safety valve. One thing that I think is best about Mikey, is he'll sprint 100 yards to get back on defense to make a play. We would have given up a lot more goals had it not been for Mikey. We don't really keep blocks and tackles and knockdowns, so I really don't have his type of stats, but I'll put it this way: They would have been off the charts."

— Burt Myers, Dixie coach

Spencer Young

Goalkeeper | Maple Mountain | Senior | 14 shutouts, including all four postseason games

Analysis • "Spencer is an amazing goalkeeper. Spencer's success comes from hours and hours of hard work and training. Spencer's dedication, drive and commitment to improve is nothing less than impressive. Spencer is fiercely competitive, and takes his role and responsibility on and off the team seriously. Spencer graduated this year with the cumulative GPA of 3.98. Spencer is respectful and always willing to help in any capacity. Honestly, a coach' s dream to have a goalkeeper of this character and caliber. We will miss him."

— Mike Klauck, Maple Mountain coach

How the All-Tribune team was chosen

Tribune and TribPreps staff used personal observations, analysis of season statistics, and input from coaches throughout the state to select an All-Tribune MVP and an additional 11-member All-Tribune Team. These players were selected from throughout the state and regardless of classification.






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