Blackfoot’s Oseguera signs with TVCC

When it came time to choose, there was really only one choice for Blackfoot senior Ozzy Oseguera.

With collegiate offers from Dixie State to Western Wyoming and all points in between, the 2013 Post Register All Area Soccer Player of the Year signed his Letter of Intent to play for Treasure Valley in Ontario, Ore.

And he did so for all the right reasons.

“My brother is already there, and I have some other friends on the team, and I decided to stick close to home,” Oseguera said. “I know we can have a great squad with the players who are already there.”

Oseguera’s older brother Luis is one of three Blackfoot graduates already at TVCC, along with Everardo Bartolo and Jesus Pelayo.

Known in eastern Idaho soccer circles as a dominant, physical goalkeeper in his first three seasons at Blackfoot, Oseguera came out of the goal mouth as a senior to score a team-best 12 goals. TVCC will also use Oseguera as a field player.

“I could put him anywhere on the pitch and he’s going to do an outstanding job,” Blackfoot coach Liam Pope said. “Not a good job. An outstanding job.”

Oseguera is excited to start a new chapter in Ontario, though he is intentionally avoiding

learning too much about the community because he likes surprises.

“I’ve been trying not to get to know too much about it so when I get there it will be something new to me,” he said.