Student Athlete Spotlight


Varsity girl’s soccer player, Mackenzie Breiter, tells about her experiences playing for Mountain View. Mackenzie is a senior and has been playing soccer at Mountain View since she was a freshman. This season, the girl’s varsity team won 9 games and lost 9 games. Mackenzie was asked her feelings about this season. She said, “I think this season definitely had its ups and downs. We beat teams that we’d never beaten before, but then lost to teams that we shouldn’t have lost to.” She continued, “That is just the way soccer is sometimes, and I think those experiences helped the team to grow and helped us to push ourselves to be even better for the next game.” As for previous seasons, Mackenzie said junior year was her best, “We came into state playoffs being the 16th seed. Our first game we won with a PK shootout. Then we played Farmington [the #1 seed in girl’s 5A soccer] and beat them 1-0.” She continued, “Then we played Murray in the quarterfinals and beat them 3-2. I had a hat-trick that game [scored 3 goals]. Unfortunately, we lost in the semis, but that was the furthest Mountain View soccer had gotten in a few years.” During the 2020 season, Orem changed from yellow to orange due to high Coronavirus cases. This change stopped students from being able to attend sporting events. When asked how it felt to play with little to no spectators, Mackenzie answered, “Playing without spectators took some getting used to, but the experience brought us closer together as a team, and made us appreciate our fans even more.”

As Mackenzie is a senior, she has made many memories with the team over the years. When asked what her favorite memory from playing soccer at Mountain View is, she replied, “I will always remember when I scored a hat-trick in the quarterfinals of state, but I think my favorite memory would be the girls on the team and the connections I made with them.” As for her favorite game from this season, she went with the Senior Night game against Timpview. She said, “It was really fun playing with the girls that I’d been playing with since freshman year. There was this level of connection between us, which made the game come alive that night. It was really awesome!” Lasty, her favorite part of playing soccer at Mountain View is the girls and the feeling of the team. She finished with, “Everyone had each other’s backs which showed in the way we played.”