join us for our College Prep Academy here at Ute Field on April 29th from 6-9pm!
Four-year starter at Davis HS … three-year team captain … three-year All-State selection … named 2009 All-Area MVP … helped DHS to a 2009 state finalist appearance and a four-year record of 72-8 … six-year State ODP selection and regional participant … played club soccer for La Roca FC, winning state championships in 2006 and 2009 … four-time state finalist … born Feb. 10, 1993 … daughter of Todd and Susan Taylor … has five siblings … brother Austin is a linebacker for the Utah football team.
Coach Manning: “Katie is an attacking player with an unlimited supply of energy. She never stops going and is a composed finisher. She can pass, collect, dribble, shoot, run off the ball and defend well. She is also coming back from ACL surgery and we can’t wait to see her in a Utes uniform!”
Juan Diego HS
Four-year varsity letter-winner at Juan Diego High School … helped JDHS to back-to-back 3A state championships in 2009 and 2010 … also reached 3A state finals in 2007 … two-time First-Team All-State selection by the Salt Lake Tribune (2008, ’09) … named 2008 honorable mention All-State and 2009 All-Tournament by the Deseret News … with La Roca, reached Utah State Cup finals in 2010 and semifinals in 2008 … Las Vegas Turkey Shoot finalist and Boise US Soccer Region finalist in 2007 … National Honor Society member … named to honor roll every year since middle school … taking AP and Honors classes, maintaining 3.8 GPA … born Jan. 28, 1993 … daughter of Diane Bonham and David Morrison … has two siblings … several family members are Utah graduates, including her mother and both siblings.
Coach Manning: “Monique is a talented center back. She is strong, tough, covers a lot of ground and is another player from our Utah ‘93 ODP team. She is coming off ACL surgery and we expect her at full strength come August.”
Los Altos Hills, Calif.
Los Altos HS
Helped De Anza Force club team to a 2009 National Championship and #1 national ranking … West Region Finalist in 2010 … back-to-back California State Championships in 2009 and 2010 in both CYSA-N and Nor Cal State Cups … De Anza totaled 14 tournament championships, four fall league titles, two Nor Cal Soccer Premier Championships, a Super Y League Pacific Northern California Section Championship, and a Championship at US Club National Cup … placed second in the highly competitive Red Bull Bracket of the 2009 Las Vegas Showcase and finished second in the Far West Regional League in 2008 … Surf Cup Finalist in 2008 (Super Group) and finalist at the Texas Shootout College Showcase in 2008 (Elite Mustang Stampede Red Bull League) … member of Nor Cal District II ODP team … born July 21, 1993 … daughter of Mark and Heather Johnson … has four siblings … grandmother and grandfather both attended Utah, grandfather was a 1959 graduate.
Coach Manning: “LJ is a fantastic athlete. She can play out wide or in the middle on defense. She can be a true “stopper” in taking care of the other teams’ best forward. We are excited about her and the great experience she gained with her national championship winning DeAnza team.”
Five-year varsity letter-winner, playing for Layton HS from 2008-10 after appearing for Owego Free Academy (Owego, N.Y.) from 2006-07 … helped LHS to back-to-back Region I third-place efforts in 2008, ’09 … named First-Team All-State in 2009, Second-Team All-State in 2010 … 2008 First-Team All-Area honoree … team’s leading scorer in 2008 and ’09 … was the third-leading scorer in all of Utah 5A in 2009 … at Owego Free Academy, was named All-Southern Tier Athletic Conference All-Conference in 2007 and All-District in 2006 … three-time Utah State Cup finalist with La Roca soccer club (2008, ’09, ’10) … 2008 and 2010 Las Vegas Turkey Shoot champions … 2008 and ’09 premier league champions … with BC United Fusion, won back-to-back Western New York State Cup championships … also won 2006 Elite League and 2007 Empire Cup championships … born Dec. 21, 1992 … daughter of Robin and Jerilyn Robison … has five siblings.
Coach Manning: “Jill is an athletic forward who puts pressure on the defense with her speed and power. She plays well with her back to goal and combines well with other forwards. We are excited about her skill and she is one for fans to keep an eye on.”
Cherry Creek HS
Earned Cherry Creek HS Most Outstanding Play/Player award three straight years (2008, ’09, ’10) … named varsity MVP in 2008 and earned Captain’s Award in 2010 … helped CCHS to 5A semifinalist appearance in 2008 … member of U.S. Youth Soccer U-17 National Team (2009) and U-15 National Team (2008) … USYS Youth Soccer Girls Thanksgiving Region IV/National Team … U-14 National Team, Nike Friendlies … back-to-back Colorado Youth Soccer state champion with Colorado Rush (2009, ’10) and state semifinalists in 2008 … two-time CYS Colorado State U-18 and U-16 MVP … honor roll member … born Feb. 15, 1993 … daughter of Kim and Christine Poletto … has a brother, Dominic, who is a lacrosse goalie for Manhattanville College.
Coach Manning: “Molly is a fantastic young goalkeeper. She brings talent as well as experience at the U.S. Youth National Team level. She brings many intangibles to the game as well…good communicator, good with her feet and organizes the defense well. And don’t mess with her as she has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do!
Four-year varsity letter-winner at Bonneville … 4A State Champions in 2008 and 2010 and 4A Finalist in 2009 … 4A Region Champions in 2009 and ’10 … three-time First-Team All-State honoree in 2008, ’09, ’10 … team captain as a senior … won four straight club state championships from 2005-09 with La Roca … reached finals and semifinals at several club tournaments including Surf Cup, Las Vegas Showcase, Phoenix President’s Day Cup, Thanksgiving Surf Cup and Nomads Showcase … ODP Region Team member in 2009 … ODP ’92 State Team from 2005-09 … five-year team captain from 2005-10 … National Honor Society from 2009-11 … born Sept. 21, 1992 … daughter of Jeanette and Pat Ford … has four siblings … sister Tiffanie graduated from Utah in 2003.
Coach Manning: “Avery is a tremendous all-around player. She can play multiple positions in the back or in midfield. She reads the game very well, is a tough defender., attacks from the back, heads it well and plays well with both feet. Avery gives us a lot to be excited about.”