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 3A 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 four new head soccer coaches in 3A this year: JC Vasquez (Ridgeline), Julio Tapia (North Sanpete), Eugene Wilcox (Bear River) and Ryan Duckworth (Pine View). Here's a region-by-region look at all 22 teams in 3A.

Region 9 - 1. Dixie High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Burt Meyers (10th year)

2016 Record: 13-4-1 (Tied for 1st in Region 9 with 9-1-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Juan Diego in semifinals

Returning Contributors:

Mikey Haug, Centerback, Sr.

Jose “Tauri” Morales, Midfield, Jr.

Sergio “Checo” Diaz, Midfield, Striker, Sr.

Jesse Wilkinson, Defender, Jr.

Kort Warnick, Defender, Sr.

Coach Comment: “Dixie Lost a lot of seniors. Quick passes and good movement will be our strength. Also our defense is back and should be stronger than before.”

2. Snow Canyon High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Marc Wittwer (2nd year)

2016 Record: 15-5-1 (Tied for 1st in Region 9 with 9-1-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Juan Diego in championship

Returning Contributors:

Kolton Barber, Sr., Midfielder

Quinn Hargis, Sr. Keeper

Kaden Wittwer, Sr. Striker/Wing

Axel Vichi, Sr. Striker/Wing

Yetzel Carrillo, Jr. Midfielder

Adriane Torres, Sr. Defender

Max Kemp, Sr. Striker

Kevin Guevara Chillin, Sr. Midfielder

Richard Vichi, Jr. Defender

Coach Comment: “Our goal is to win region outright and make another deep run into the state playoffs. We have a lot of experienced seniors with strong leadership and some solid underclassmen and anticipate another good year.”

3. Desert Hills High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Benji Nelson (2nd year)

2016 Record: 13-5-0 (3rd in Region 9 with 6-4-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Juan Diego in quarterfinals

Returning Contributors:

“Jacob Sims will be one of 2 seniors who will start for the thunder. Jake is a player that always gives 100%, never complains and leaves everything on the field. Jake will lead the team as captain and be our key defender.

Several Juniors who will be players to watch for are Kelton Holt, Walker Heaton, Bridger Nelson And Bryant McCoy all returning starters. All are interchangeable in the midfield and up top.”

Coach Comment: “Desert Hills will be a young team full of juniors but this will be the most athletic and deepest team Deseret Hills ever had. A team to look to compete for a state championship.”

4. Cedar High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Scott Kamachi

2016 Record: 5-10-2 (4th in Region 9 with 2-7-1 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Canyon View in first round

Additional info not provided

5. Hurricane High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Jeff Fry (2nd year)

2016 Record: 3-11-1 (6th in Region 9 with 1-8-1 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional info not provided

6. Pine View High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Ryan Duckworth (1st year)

2016 Record: 5-11-0 (Fifth in Region 9 with 2-8-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Contributors:

Aaron Canales, M/D/F, Sr.

Michael Bresciani, M/M/F, Sr.

Ray Ayala, M, Sr.

Marco Seis, M/F, Sr.

Alex Rodriguez, M/F, Sr.

Coach Comment: "We are a relatively young team. As a first-year coach, I am getting to know each of the student-athletes and their strengths. We have some key returning seniors this year, who should provide some good leadership. The Panthers are excited to begin the season and looking forward to the tough competition in Region 9. Should be a great season of soccer.”

Region 10 - 1. Stansbury High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Jacob Jones (2nd year)

2016 Record: 12-3-3 (1st in Region 10 with 6-0-2 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Dixie in quarterfinals

Additional info not provided

2. Park City High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Tom Merchant (2nd year)

2016 Record: 5-10-0 (3rd in Region 10 with 5-3-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Logan in first round

Returning Contributors:

Cole Stanton, Back, Sr.

Andrew Guthery, GK, Sr.

Ethan Foote, Mid, Sr.

Matthew Gregory, F, Sr.

Kailer Spangenberg, F, Jr.

Coach Comment: “Park City is a maturing team with hopes of going deep in the state playoffs.”

3. Grantsville High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Travis Lowry

2016 Record: 9-3-4 (2nd in Region 10 with 4-1-3 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Snow Canyon in quarterfinals

Additional info not provided

4. Union High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Bill Goodrich

2016 Record: 3-7-4 (4th in Region 10 with 2-5-1 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Juan Diego in first round

Additional info not provided

5. Tooele High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Stephen Duggan (3rd year)

2016 Record: 0-14-0 (5th in Region 10 with 0-8-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Contributors:

Casey Cooper, Defender, Sr.

Kenneth Hamilton, Defender, Jr.

Jaren Wilson, GK, Sr.

Devan Colledge, Defender, Jr.

Balthazar Lozano, MF, Jr.

Coach Comment: "We are going to be the dark horse this year. For the past two years we’ve been rebuilding a program that was in an awful state when we took it over. Finally all the hard work looks like it’s starting to pay off. I expect the best season from THS boys soccer in over a decade. We’ve got a great blend now of youth and experience. Watch this space, the ‘Herd’ are coming and it’s going to be a stampede."

Region 11 - 1. Juan Diego High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Scott Platz (11th year)

2016 Record: 18-0-0 (1st in Region 11 with 8-0-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Defeated Snow Canyon in championship

Returning Contributors:

Ruben Castillo, Forward/Mid, Senior

Jered Marian, Forward, Junior

Martin Kelly, Goal Keeper, Junior

Alex Saunders, Defense/Mid, Junior

Evan Carlyle, Defense, Senior

Fernando Rodriguez, Forward, Junior

Coach Comment: "Juan Diego lost 7 starters from the 3A championship team and has big holes to fill. There is talent in the program, but the team must come together to replace the departing players. The attack should be solid, the real question comes with a revamped midfield and defensive line. We hope to have an idea of what we are capable of by the time region play begins. The region should be improved with the addition of Ridgeline and Logan is the team to beat.”

2. Logan High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Sven Robinson

2016 Record: 10-6-2 (2nd in Region 11 with 5-2-1 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Snow Canyon in semifinals

Additional info not provided

3. Ridgeline High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: JC Vasquez (1st year)

First-year school

Returning Contributors:

JC Vasquez Jr., Forward, Sr.

Reggie Anderson, Midfield, Sr.

Hunter Buchanan, Midfield, Sr.

Coach Comment: “This is the first year of existence of Ridgeline High School. Therefore, we are looking forward to a historic season in which we will be working very hard to bring new and returning players together for a successful season. We have gathered a combination of fantastic student-athletes to compete in this first season together wearing the Ridgeline uniform. As a coach, I am eager to interact with this fine group of young men. We have great talent and believe we can go far this season. Our team captains are experienced players and they will be setting a good example for our young players inside and outside the soccer field.”

4. Morgan High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Jared Anderson (2nd year)

2016 Record: 4-9-1 (4th in Region 11 with 2-5-1 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Stansbury in first round

Additional info not provided

5. Bear River High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Eugene Wilcox (1st year)

2016 Record: 4-10-0 (5th in Region 11 with 1-7-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Contributors:

Mario Ramirez, Striker, Sr.

Garrett Byington, Keeper, Jr.

Brian Arreguin, Midfield, Sr.

Alex Jackman, Sweeper, Sr.

Milan Zlaticanin, Defender, Jr.

Coach Comment: “We have a young team. We are just trying to find our groove. German exchange student Liron Landau and exchange student Milan Zlaticanin from Montenegro should be great assets.”

6. Ben Lomond High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Keith Jenson

2016 Record: 3-6-2 (3rd in Region 11 with 2-4-2 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Grantsville in first round

Returning Contributors:

Erik Cuevas, Senior, Keeper

Josh Stickler, Senior, Defender

Jamie Munoz, Senior, Midfielder

Region 12 - 1. Canyon View High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Spencer Davis (9th year)

2016 Record: 12-5-1 (1st in Region 12 with 8-0-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Logan in quarterfinals

Returning Contributors:

Daniel Velasco, Center Mid, Sr.

Matt Bench, Keeper, Jr.

Tyler Wheeler, Center Back, Sr.

Scott Sanders, Center Mid, Jr.

Mark Gibson, Striker, Jr.

Coach Comment: “Canyon View is returning a large part of its starting team from last year. After coming off of the best season the team has ever had, the excitement around this team has been infectious, and the boys are working really hard with lofty goals in mind.”

2. Carbon High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Chad Cowdell

2016 Record: 7-9-1 (Tied for 2nd in Region 12 with 5-3-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Desert Hills in first round

Additional info not provided

3. North Sanpete High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Julio Tapia (1st year)

2016 Record: 6-8-3 (Tied for second in Region 12 with 5-3-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Dixie in first round

Additional info not provided

4. Richfield High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Clay Morgan

2016 Record: 4-11-0 (4th in Region 12 with 2-6-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Lost to Snow Canyon in first round

Additional info not provided

5. Juab High School

2017 Schedule

Head Coach: Josh Wardle

2016 Record: 0-10-1 (5th in Region 12 with 0-8-0 record)

2016 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional info not provided