By Parker Henry Pictured Above: Mountain View 2015 Varsity Team
It’s mid-January and after-school conditioning for the upcoming boys soccer season has already been going on for weeks.
A lot of talented players come for early training to set an impression on the coaches, get in shape, and be all-around ready for tryouts, which begin on February 27th.
Last year, the Mountain View soccer team finished as one of the best soccer-playing high schools in Utah by clinching third place at state, losing to Maple Mountain in the semifinals of the state tournament. Maple Mountain went on to take the 4A state title.
Mountain View High School has an abundance of soccer talent year after year. New students come in and there always seems to be at least one freshman who is varsity capable.
There are many young Bruins with potential to be stars of the Mountain View varsity soccer team possibly even before their senior year.
This year, the varsity team has lost some of their best seniors including their most powerful defender, Elias Lartey, along with the second best ranked goalkeeper in state, Zachary Bryant.
There are plenty more phenomenal players who graduated last year, but that only leaves room for the new students of Mountain View to come in and make their mark.