About the Team:
The Utah Starzz is home to a great variety of highly skilled players from the Intermountain Region. This successful team rosters college, post-college, foreign, high school and other talented players every year. Many college programs encourage their players to play in our summer league because they believe it helps them prepare for the upcoming season. These players gain tremendous experience playing alongside other dedicated, competitive players, some of whom are former professional soccer players and others whom are aspiring to become professionals on or off the field. The Utah Starzz provides a playing opportunity for elite woman soccer players to play, develop and promote Women's Soccer at the highest amateur level in North America. Their 2012 season will begin in May.
The Utah Starzz Tryouts are just around the corner. We would like to welcome last seasons players to come and are looking for new talent as well. Tryouts will be held Saturday, May 5th at 9 a.m. at the Mountain View High School, directly west of the Mountain View High School auditorium and Building. Located at 665 West Center Street in Orem, Utah. We are excited to see some amazing talent and skills displayed this season!
About the Coaching:
Head Coach Mark Graham:
Beginning 5th year head coach at Mountain View High School 2006 Region IV champions 2007 State finalist 2008 State finalist 2009 State champion 2009 #2 National Ranking National 'B' USYSA coaching license Coached eleven years of boy's premier-level club soccer Nine boy State Cup championships and one second place finishes Highest ranked boy's team was 9th in the nation, 3rd in Western US Coached ten years of girl's premier-level club soccer Four girl State Cup championships and five second place finishes Highest ranked girl's team was 7th in the nation, 2nd in Western US.
Assistant Coach Jim Jaramello:
The Utah Starzz Coaching Staff is comprised of Head Coach, Mark Graham and Assistant Coach Jim Jaramillo. As 4A Coach of the Year, Mark Graham and Assistant Coach Jim Jaramillo both led the MV Bruins to their third straight state Championship game and a victory over Woods Cross to get the 2009 4A state title at the Rio Tinto Stadium. Graham coached Inter FC 88 to its first three State Cups and he's won an impressive 13 State Cups throughout his coaching career. Graham also coached one of the other top competition teams in state history -- the Utah Rangers. That squad racked up seven State Cups and advanced to the semifinal round of the Western Regional's. In addition to his success as MV Assistant Coach, Jaramillo is an experienced ODP Camp Director, UYSA Competition Board, co-founder of the Inter FC 88 and previously the Head Coach of West Jordan HS Girls' Soccer.
Steve was the President of the Celtic Storm Soccer Club for five years from 2004-2009. Professionally he is the President of Eagle Systems International, DBA Synergy Companies, an Energy Services Company that operates in the Western States. He graduated from BYU in the College of Accountancy and from the Harvard Business School (OPM). He is a past President of the America's Freedom Festival and currently serves on its Board of Trustee's. Steve has been involved in numerous aspects of soccer from Recreation soccer leagues, Girl's Soccer Academy, Utah Youth Soccer and the Women's Premier Soccer League, as General Manager of the Utah Starzz.
Type of Players:
Local Colleges: Byu Utah, UVU, U of U, BYU Idaho
The Utah Starzz Tryouts in conjunction with our first practice are just around the corner. We would like to welcome last years players to come and are looking for new talent as well. Tryouts will be held Saturday, May 5th at 9 a.m. at the Mountain View High School, directly west of the Mountain View High School auditorium and Building. Located at 665 West Center Street in Orem, Utah. We are excited to see some amazing talent and skills displayed this season!
If you are interested in participating on the team please contact Steve Shallenberger (801)226-7800 or Mark Graham (801)426-7208.