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Union Academy midfielder signs with the University of Louisville

Philadelphia Union U-18 midfielder Oliver Calvo, who played high school soccer in Reading, signed with the ACC program last week.

Recent Philadelphia Union Academy addition Oliver Calvo officially signed to play college soccer with the University of Louisville at an event held at Reading High School last week.

The midfielder joined the U-18 team earlier this year after a successful high school career and has made seven appearances and six starts, including a second half appearance in the U-18's 3-2 loss in their final regular season home game against D.C. United on Saturday.

Calvo, 18, scored 10 goals and 20 assists in the fall for the Red Knights as a senior while being named to the all-state boys soccer first team for the second year in a row and helping lead his team to a District 3-AAA championship.

He'll join a host of Union Academy alums in the powerhouse ACC conference, including Louisville defender Shane Campbell, who found a home as a regular left back for the Cardinals last season after transferring from Penn State.

Calvo's U-18 teammates Will Campbell and Sean Wilson are heading to the University of North Carolina, where Colton Storm is entering his third season, and Morgan Hackworth is heading to Syracuse University; Patrick Berneski (Notre Dame), Noah Snyder (Duke) and Tyler Skwara (Boston College) are entering their second season in the conference and Darius Madison is entering his senior season at Virginia.

Louisville went 11-8-3 in their first season in the ACC last year and had the second-highest attendance figure in the nation, averaging 3,572 fans a game in their new stadium. Head coach Ken Lolla led the team to the College Cup final in 2010 and currently has seven players he coached on MLS rosters, and an eighth player (Austin Berry) is currently on loan from the Union with FC Anyang in South Korea.