Hillcrest boy’s soccer 2020 season

Photo from Heidi Burri

Photo from Heidi Burri

The Hillcrest boy’s soccer team had their tryouts on February 24 and 25. Last year the team held the largest tryout in the school for any sport, with over 100 players showing up, and that large turnout happened again this year. 

The Huskies are coached by Brett Davis, Billy Kunkler, and Christian Mcvey. They lead the team to second place in the region last year and were only one point behind the title. This year they have a new region, with teams like Brighton, Olympus, and Murray, but hope to perform well again.

Captain and 4-year player, Nate Burri, said, “My goal is to become region champs and make it to the state finals. I think we have a solid group with a lot of skill. I am very excited for this season to start, I’m counting down the days.”

The team’s first few games will be in a preseason tournament in St. George over the first weekend in March, but they will return to play at home on Tuesday, March 10 against East. It is the first year under Coach Davis that they will be traveling to a tournament before the season starts.

Mason Anger, another 4-year player, said, “One of the things that I am looking forward to the most is traveling to St. George with my team. During my freshman year, we went to Orem for preseason games and it was terrific, so this year should be no different. I’m looking forward to one last ride with the people I love the most.”

With the new playoff format, every team is eligible to play in the postseason. However, seeding and location are still determined by record, so they will look to perform to a high standard in the regular season and make it far into the playoffs.