That was one of the first emotions Alex Fankhauser could pinpoint feeling after he found out that he was the Deseret News’ 2019 Mr. Soccer award winner.

The Brighton High senior was honored to be sure, but the thought stuck in his mind that somehow he wasn’t quite deserving, that some soccer player out there was better served to hold the title of best player in the state.

Maybe they should have come from the 6A classification, the state’s largest, he thought. That, after all, had been somewhat of a tradition.

Perhaps they scored more goals than he did, or were bigger, stronger and faster than he was.

“It is super cool, but am I really the best player in the state?” he speculated. “I don’t even know. I feel honored, but confused. It’s questionable.”

He needn’t have felt that way.

Fankhauser was the best player on the Bengals all season long, a team that rolled through the 5A classification en route to the state title, the program’s first in a decade.

Fankhauser was the engine behind the team’s dominant run, and as it turns out, so much more.

“He was the best player on the best team in the state,” Brighton head coach Brett …read more

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