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UV Soccer Standout Makes New York All-State Third Team
a girls soccer team is picturedA Unadilla Valley High School senior has been named the Class C All State Girls Soccer Third Team.

Julia Oglesby started her varsity career as a seventh grade student and served as captain of the team for five of those years. Her high school career accolades also include being named an all-star at the 2012, 2013, 2016 Oxford Tournaments; an all-star at the New York Pizzeria Tournament in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017; the most valuable player at the 2017 MAC Championship;  and the WCDO Player of the year.

Unadilla Valley has had a number of students make All State Athletic Teams, but Oglesby’s placement on the third team, is the highest at least in recent years, according to Matt Osborne, athletic coordinator.

“Julia is a very gifted athlete and works very hard at improving her skills in the off season. She is a great competitor and team leader on and off the field,” Osborne said. “Julia is also a very good student and is looking to play soccer at the collegiate level.”

Oglesby, who prowled the field in the No. 18 jersey, said she began playing soccer at around age 6. She credits her parents for encouraging to go out for varsity in the seventh grade and said it was a great experience that helped her mature quickly and gain an ability to make friendships. After her prodigious start, Oglesby became a captain on the team and found herself in a leadership role. She said one of the main things she conveyed to the younger players on the team was the need to be humble when you are winning. 

Oglesby said she was thrilled to get the All-State recognition.

“It’s pretty crazy. I never even knew there was an all-state team. I never even imagined it would happen,” she said.
Although Oglesby said she isn’t sure where she will be going to college in the fall, she wants to study occupational therapy.
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