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Mike played varsity soccer for 3 years at Mountain View High in Orem Utah. Mike and the Bruins made the 4A Utah State Soccer tournament all 3 years he played for the varsity squad. His senior year Mike started all but a couple of matches for MVHS as they played deep into the 4A state tournament. In 2016, MVHS made it to the state semi-final match. The MVHS defense in 2016 was widely considered one of the best defenses in the state of Utah. Mike usually played as an outside back for the Bruins. Wolken amassed one goal, 2 assists and was part of a defense that had 7 shutouts. After the 2016 season Mike was voted as the Most Versatile Player on the team.
This versatility will come in useful as Mike transitions to the collegiate game. Western feels that Mike has the skills and experience to play very well as an outside defender and even as an outside midfielder. Mike has good quickness, great speed and incredible endurance. All of those traits go hand in hand with an outside defender and an outside midfielder. Mike does a good job at maintaining his high academic standards along with being a student athlete, so he should fit right into the Mustang Soccer program and traditional very nicely.
Jace Green, head coach for Mountain View High, said many very nice and kind things about Mike. Coach Green noted that Mike would have been a standout outside midfielder if that is what the team needed this spring. The MVHS team needed help at outside defender and that is what Mike was able to do to help out the team.
Mike played club soccer for Utah Valley United since the time they were established. Mike usually played as an outside midfielder for UVU. We are super excited to have Mike Wolken as part of the WWCC Soccer team. Congrats Mike!