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2015 Girls D-I North Preview

The North Conference is stacked with talented teams. The defending Champions, Park City, will once again be the team to beat but it won’t come easy for the Miners with several teams wanting to take the top spot.
Brighton Bengals (11-3, Semifinal loss to Riverton)
Brighton had a surprisingly good season last year finishing second in the North. Their three losses came came by a grand total of 3 goals. They lost to Park City by one, Juan Diego by one and Riverton by one. Brighton lost All-American Amy Johnston but are returning Bergan McArdle, Tiffiny Wallace, and Taylor Hekking. They also added a huge transfer, Mo Osterloh from Skyline. This team looks poised to make another run to playoffs and are an early season favorite to give defending champions Park City a run. They will open their season up on the road against Juan Diego on March 3rd. This is a big time statement game for the Bengals as they lost the Soaring Eagle last year.
Cache Valley (4-8)
Cache Valley looks to improve on their 4-8 season last year and push to make the playoffs. With the returning talent, they have a shot at it this year. Roni Daugherty will be returning and leading scorer Kylee Mckee will also be back. If Cache Valley can get Daugherty to live up to her potential, they could have a dangerous duo. Cache Valley will start their season on March 4th when they travel south take on Roy. Their chance to make a statement will be on when they play Jordan. If Cache Valley can get clicking, they have a real shot at winning this game.
Jordan Beetdiggers (6-6)
Jordan suffered big personnel losses as Mikala Parker and Whitney Sieverts graduated and head coach Katie Lock left. Chad Bode will be taking over and will hope to improve on last years heart breaking season. Returner Eliza Harmer will look to pick up the leading role for the Beetdiggers and hope to propel them into the post-season. Jordan will open up their season on March 4th when Timpview travels up to Jordan. Their statement game will be against Olympus. Jordan will need to win this game to have a good shot at making the playoffs this year.
Judge Bulldogs (1-11)
New coach Kaely Kernan will look to help the Bulldogs improve on their 1-11 season last year. They have talent in returning player Maggie Lewis but will that be enough for the Bulldogs to steal a couple wins this year? We will find out when the Bulldogs take on March 5th when they take on Copper Hills on the road. This will also be a statement game for Judge as they will need this game to jump start a better season.
Olympus Titans (9-4, Quarterfinal loss to Juan Diego)
Olympus lost superstar Katie Adams to graduation but will be returning Lea Vandemerwe and will look to her to run their offense. Finishing third in the North last year, the Titans will hope to get into the playoffs and surprise some teams this year. Olympus has missed the second round of the playoffs the past couple years and will look to advance deeper into the playoffs this year. Their statement game will be when they take on Riverton. This is a chance for Olympus to make
a statement against one of the best teams in the south.
Park City Miners (13-0, Champions)
It doesn’t get much better than a perfect season capped off by a state championship. Park City lost some great players off that team but will be returning All-American Hannah Hyatt, Marina Mayo, Ellie Faulk and Colorado transfer Ellie Meyer. They are loaded with talent again and first year head coach Abbie Coleman will hope to continue the success the Miners have had the past few years. I look for them to be the team to beat once again this year. Park City will begin their season on March 4th when they head down to take on Alta. Their statement game will be on April 21st when they travel to Brighton. There is a lot of buzz surrounding these two teams. This will be Park City’s chance to make a statement across the state.
Skyline Eagles (7-6, Quarterfinal loss to Riverton)
With the transfer of Osterloh and graduation of Annie Stevens, Skyline’s midfield suffered huge blows. The Eagles will look to sophomore Olivia Heiner to lead them into the post-season. The Eagles had a good season last year finishing fourth in the North and will hope to repeat once again. Skyline will open up their season on March 3rd when Riverton comes to town. Their statement game will be on when they take on Olympus. Skyline will get a chance to show what they are made up in this game. This game could very well decide the 3rd and 4th seeds in the North and it would do a lot for Skyline to win this game.
Other Previews
2015 Boys Preview: East Conference
2015 Boys Preview: West Conference
2015 Boys Preview: South Conference
2015 Boys Preview: North Conference
2015 Girls D-I Preview: South Conference
2015 Girls D-I Preview: North Conference

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