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Girls' soccer: 2016 All-Tribune Team interactive graphic

Published December 7, 2016 2:47 pm
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Kylee Morgan

Davis | Defender | Senior

As the leader of one of the best defensive units in the state, Morgan's play was paramount in her team allowing only eight goals on the season and totaling 13 shutouts. On offense, her free-kick skills gave Davis yet another offensive weapon, and she also racked up 13 assists on set-piece opportunities. "The other girls knew that they didn't have to be perfect because Kylee would be there to help them out and cover them," Davis coach Souli Phongsavath said. "She read the game really well, she's fantastic in the air and her set pieces are very, very dangerous. We lost our whole back line last year, so we needed her to step in and take control of the defense."

Lauren Jones

American Fork | Defender | Senior

Known as the Cavemen's "Silent Assassin," Jones was the strongest defender on a team that matched Davis in goals allowed (8) and shutouts (13). While Jones is not a very talkative leader, American Fork coach Derek Dunn said that she led her teammates by example. "Lauren is not the most vocal woman, but she knows where to be, when to be there, how to get her defense organized, and she works really well with our keeper," Dunn said. "She's a leader on the field by the way she plays."

Maddie Gill

Skyline | Defender | Senior

The "heart and soul of the defense" according to Skyline coach Yamil Castillo, Gill's play led to nine shutouts for the Eagles, with only 14 goals allowed all season (five of which came in their final game against Timpview in the 4A semifinals). "She's strong, feisty and not afraid to attack the ball," Castillo said. "She's also a great organizer in the back. Her leadership and her attitude are very important. When I'm looking around at players and how they contribute to the team both on and off the field, she stands out."

Callie Burt

Lone Peak | Defender | Senior

The outside-back was instrumental in shutting down opposing forwards and then getting her team turned around and heading towards goal on offense. "Callie is great with her one-on-one defending, and she's very patient with the forwards she is up against," Lone Peak coach Heather Dahl said. "More importantly, she reads the offensive buildup of the other team and knows when to step in quickly before we lose control. She's very quick and has the ability to make those quick decisions, win the ball from the forwards, then move us out of the back and into our offense." Burt, an Air Force Academy commit, was the focal point of a defense that only allowed 13 goals all season.

Mikayla Colohan

Davis | Forward/Midfielder | Senior

It's hard to imagine someone topping a 14-goal, 37-assist season, but Colohan did just that, as the BYU commit improved upon her junior campaign by finishing with 27 goals and 35 assists as a senior to lead the Darts to their third straight Class 5A state title. "She's like our point guard," Phongsavath said. "We ask her to distribute and get other people involved, but we also asked her to shoot and score more because we lost a lot of good forwards last year. She was able to take on both roles and do a fantastic job. Whoever is open and makes a threatening run, she rewards them with the ball. She had a fantastic season when considering that sometimes it's a hard balance to know when to pass and when to take it upon yourself, but she was able to find that balance."

Sailor Uffens

Viewmont | Forward/Midfielder | Junior

Uffens was responsible for over a quarter of the Vikings' offensive production in 2016. Her 19 goals and 9 assists made her the most dangerous offensive player on one of the highest-scoring teams in the state. "Obviously, she scores a lot from shots she creates for herself," Viewmont coach Spencer Keddington said. "But she creates a lot of goals for others and she does things that don't even show up in the assist column because the ball has been through three more passes by then. She can pretty much shoot from anywhere — she has a shot-making ability anywhere from 25 yards and in, and she can put it on frame consistently. A lot of her goals take goalies by surprise because they're not prepared for her to shoot from a certain spot, but when she gets in front of goal, she's very patient and puts the ball where the keeper isn't."

Brecken Mozingo

Alta | Forward/Midfielder | Sophomore

With 38 goals scored in her first year of varsity competition, Mozingo finished second in the state in scoring. Alta coach Lee Mitchell said that he wasn't surprised at all to see his sophomore striker accomplish so much in her first season. "She had goals set for herself in terms of how much she wanted to score and she came close to what she wanted to do," Mitchell said. "But Brecken is a player — it don't matter how old she is, she gets after it. She's a great kid, she works hard and she has a nose for the goal. She reads what other players do and she's got such a great touch with the ball that she's able to get herself open in tight spaces."

Cassidy Orr

Skyline | Forward/Midfielder | Sophomore

The second of a trio of impressive sophomores, Orr led her team in goals (23) and assists (10) while the Eagles dominated Region 6 with an unblemished record. Castillo said his young striker has the chance to be a focal point of the program for years to come. "I think her future is very bright, she's going to be a key part in future teams," Castillo said. "Cassidy is very coachable, she has a great attitude and she's very smart about the game – she also does a lot of practice on her own, whether she stays after practice or comes early to do her own thing. She is very good at reading defenses and she can recognize when somebody is open, she's very unselfish that way."

Macy Martinez

Murray | Forward/Midfielder | Junior

With 22 goals and five assists, Martinez played a massive role in continuing Murray's rise as a premier program among the Salt Lake County schools. Spartans coach Brady Smith said that having a scoring threat like Martinez is imperative in order to compete with the powerhouse programs in 4A. "Having a player like Macy definitely pushes you into that upper echelon," Smith said. "She's a player that teams had to constantly mark with their fastest player; it changed the pressure that was on everybody else. I think Macy is part of a select few in the state who can take over and win games on her own. She's as fast as any girl out there with and without the ball, and with that she has the ability to convert that into goals and great scoring opportunities. She has the ability to beat people with the ball, cut with the ball and make an angled run at the goal, whether it comes from a through ball or with the ball at her feet."

Daviana Vaka

Juan Diego | Forward/Midfielder | Sophomore

Vaka, who scored a pair of goals in Juan Diego's 3A championship game victory over Logan, led the team in scoring with 27 goals and accounted for nearly half of the Soaring Eagle's offensive production, counting her five assists. The dynamic sophomore quickly earned the nickname "Nightmare" from coach Daniel Cavar. "Daviana was definitely a game-changer, and was dangerous pretty much every time she touched the ball," Cavar said. "She's very aggressive on the ball, she's very confident in her technical abilities and taking players one-on-one in the final third of the field. Her biggest strength is her speed and ability in that part of the field. She's very well-versed in that attacking role and she's not selfish. She made a huge impact on this team."

Kendyl Baker

Davis | Goalkeeper | Junior

After splitting time between the posts during the majority of the regular season, Baker again saved her best performances for the state tournament. Three shutouts in the playoffs gave Baker a state-high 13 on the season, while she and her team only allowed eight goals to be scored all season long. One of her best games came in the state final against Fremont, when she blanked the Silver Wolves for the rest of the game after allowing an equalizing goal midway through the first half. "Kendyl gives us a sense of security, knowing we don't have to play a perfect game defensively because she's there to save us," Phongsavath said. "She's great on the high balls and she makes big saves in big games and pressure situations." —

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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