SEATTLE -- Washington head coach Jamie Clark announced an addition to the roster with Jim Oganga joining the Dawgs. Oganga is a transfer from Highline Community College and will be eligible to play this weekend as Washington opens Pac-12 play.
“Jimmy might have been the best player in Washington his senior year in high school,” said Clark. “We had hoped he would join us right out of High school, but we've waited patiently and couldn't be happier that he's now with our team. Jim has an unreal soccer brain and mixes this with an incredible ability to take players on one v. one. He will add an immediate punch in our attack and it's going to be fun to have him with us for the next few years.”
Oganga is a 2011 graduate of Thomas Jefferson HS in Federal Way. He was named to the All-South Puget Sound League First Team by the Seattle Times following his senior year. He then took one year off and spent the following year at Highline. In his lone season at Highline, Oganga scored 13 goals in 20 games and was named to the NWAACC All-Star team.
The native of Homabay, Kenya has also spent time for the U.S. Development Academy and with the Seattle Sounders Academy.
No. 5 Washington remains undefeated this season at 6-0-2, but faces a difficult trip this weekend at Stanford (5-1-1) and No. 2 California (6-0-1). The Dawgs face the Cardinal at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Cal at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Both games will be broadcast live on the Pac-12 Networks.