The Girls D-II South Conference will be very competitive this year as each team tries to top defending Champions Timpanogos. American Fork, Herriman, Lehi, Pleasant Grove, Timpview and Waterford will hope to be the 2013 Girls D-II Champions at the end of the season.
American Fork Cavemen
2012 Record: 7-6 (5-2)
2012 Playoffs: Lost in First Round to Woods Cross
2012 Conference: 2nd
American Fork finished the 2012 season with a 7-6 record and a first round playoff loss to Woods Cross. American Fork will lose 4 players to graduation including Second Team All-Conference Attacker Kristin Ernst. The Cavemen will look to their Second Team All-State Midfielder Haley Cook to lead the team. Cook will look to add to her 31 goals from last year as they open up play on March 7 against Olympus.
2012 Record: 5-9 (5-3)
2012 Playoffs: Lost to Timpanogos in Semifinals
2012 Conference: 3rd
Herriman ended their 2012 season with a 5-3 record. Herriman’s season came to end with a loss to eventual champion Timpanogos in the State Semifinals. Herriman will be losing their Second Team All-State Defender Jessica Aielo but will be looking to their goalie to lead their defense.
“We are returning an excellent goalie in senior Rebecca Diaz. She was a field hockey player from Pennsylvania who relocated to Utah last year and did a great job in goal for the Mustangs. We are excited to see her in action again and have her lead our defense,” said Head Coach Maureen Richard.
After coming out of the Fall Super 7s league, Herriman is excited about getting out and seeing her team progress on the field and competing in the Best of the West tournament. Richard is concerned about being such a young team but is convinced that her teams hard work and focus will help lift Herriman to a division title and another attempt at getting to their first state championship game.
Herriman opens up their season on March 6 against Copper Hills.
2012 Record: 7-6 (5-3)
2012 Playoffs: Lost in First Round to Viewmont
2012 Conference: 4th
Lehi’s season ended to a first round playoff loss at the hands of Viewmont and ended with a 7-6 record. Lehi returns last years First Team All-State Midfielder Meagan Freeman and will look to her to lead the team.
Head Coach Greg Freeman also mentioned “Ashlyne Sanders is a returning starter for her senior year and will have a great transition game. She is a solid player. A 2nd year player, Lia Smith will be a strong defender and having a 3rd year starting goalie, Lamamie leaver will benefit our team.”
After competing in the Super 7s events, Coach Freeman looks for his offense to be a strong point for the Pioneers this season. Lehi will be losing 4 seniors from last year.
“Lehi has a very young team with only 4 seniors coming back but has a huge underclass that will turn some heads. We will teach and run the basics well. I don’t expect to many other teams to be as well conditioned as Lehi.”
Lehi will open up their season on March 4 against Viewmont.
Pleasant Grove Vikings
2012 Record: 2-10 (2-5)
2012 Playoffs: DNQ
2012 Conference: 7th
Will look to improve on last years 2-10 record. They will be losing First Team All-State Attacker Nichole Kohlert and First Team All-State Defender Mariah Porter.
Pleasant Grove will open up their season on March 6 against Viewmont.
2012 Record: 15-0 (9-0)
2012 Playoffs: Girls D-II Champions
2012 Conference: 1st
Timpanogos finished their 2012 season as the undefeated State Champions. They will be losing 8 seniors including leading scorers, First Team All-State Midfielder Brianna Arnold, and Second Team All-State Attacker Melissa Brown.
Timpanogos will begin their title defense on March 6 against Lone Peak.
2012 Record: 2-9 (2-7)
2012 Playoffs: DNQ
2012 Conference: 6th
Timpview will want to improve on last years 2-9 record. Timpview will lose 4 seniors. The Thunderbirds will start their season on March 4 against Jordan.
2012 Record: 1-10 (1-6)
2012 Playoffs: DNQ
2012 Conference: 5th
Waterford will lose 4 seniors, including Second Team All-State Midfielder Nicole Burgener, as they look to improve on last years 1-10 record. They will return Second Team All-State Midfielder Molly Peterson and Second Team All-State Attacker Grace Peterson.
Waterford will open up their season on March 20 against Woods Cross.