A new collegiate sport isn’t often introduced to a four-year university. In fact, for UVU, it hasn’t happened in 10 years. But Utah Valley announced, on the same day that it announced its entry into the Western Athletic Conference, that a men’s soccer program will be created. Feb. 27, UVU took a giant leap forward, hiring Greg Maas, the head coach of the Real Salt Lake Utah U-17 team. It was quite a journey for Maas to get where he is now.
“I started playing soccer at four to five years of age,” Maas said. “I was also a two-sport athlete [in high school] with a heavy focus in baseball and soccer. I led the state my senior year in shutouts and was an all-state goalkeeper.”