Come support the University Girls Volleyball team tomorrow, June 8th at the Chipotle at 4255 Campus Drive in Irvine between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.!

Make sure you tell the cashier you are there to support the University Girls Volleyball team and 50% of the proceeds will be donated back to the team!  Hope to see you there!

TROJAN THURSDAY 5/18/17

Welcome to Trojan Thursday – So what exactly is Trojan Thursday? Trojan Thursday is a weekly email to give the UNI community an update on what is happening with our UNI athletic teams and will also give information as to major events that are happening on campus.  If you would like to receive Trojan Thursday each week please go to https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com and type in your email address. You will receive a notice each week when Trojan Thursday is posted. Please help spread the word about Trojan Thursday so everyone can hear about how our athletes are doing.

Help publicize our athletes – Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics– If you have a Twitter account and would like updates on how our UNI athletic teams are doing, you can follow us @UNI_Athletics. We will have updates from big games and from the GOWs (Game of the Weeks). It is another way to highlight our athletic teams and star performances by our athletes.

What’s Happening on Campus

Athletic Summer Camps: Brochure available online at www.universityhigh.org/athletics

Athletic Clearance for 2017-2018: Complete the online clearance process at www.athleticclearance.com. Upload your physical to the website (Physicals should be completed AFTER May 1st, 2017) and then bring the confirmation page to the athletic office to receive athletic ID.

Spring Sports

Let’s take a look at how our teams are doing

Baseball:

Last Thursday’s game against Irvine was a heartbreaker for the UNI baseball team as they lost the lead late in a 2-0 defeat. The game was tied at zero with Irvine batting in the top of the sixth when Irvine homered driving in two runs. The pitching was strong on both sides. David Schlomovits pitched all seven innings, allowing two runs, striking out seven, walking zero, and only allowed five hits. The Trojans left several men on base throughout the game. Despite several chances, they were not able to push across any runs. A special congratulations to Peter Vu, Ben Hansen, and Farbod Markazi for playing in their final game as outgoing seniors.

Girls Swimming:

The CIF SS Div 1 Championship meet was held last week at Riverside Community College.

Preliminaries were Thursday with the top 18 in each event returning for finals on Saturday.

The 200 Medley Relay team of Alondra Ortiz, Kate Weiland, Claire Jang and Anne Jang qualified for finals, with Anne Iwata substituting for Anne Jang in Saturday’s finals, finishing in 18th place.

In the individual events, Alondra Ortiz had a lifetime best of 58.95 in the 100 butterfly finishing 25th overall, and also swam the 100 backstroke, finishing 27th. Anne Jang finished 27th in the 50 free. Kate Weiland finished 30th in the 100 breaststroke, and Claire Jang finished 33rd in the 100 free.

The 200 Freestyle relay team of A. Jang, Leila Mirsafian, Iwata and C. Jang finished 22nd and the 400 Freestyle relay team of Ortiz, Weiland, Mirsafian, and Iwata finished in 30th place.

Freshman diver Tamar Aizik finished in 23rd place.

This concludes the 2017 Swimming and Diving season.

Good-bye, good luck, and thank you to our graduating senior swimmers: Chandlyr Denaro, Erika Ervoes, Anne Jang,  Jacinda Kao, Annie Lee, Celine Nie, Madi Wakita, Vanessa Yang, and Diana Zhang.

Boys Swimming:

Best of luck to Aaron Lee, David Lowengrub, Brian Lou and Sidney Miller as they travel to Fresno, CA to compete in the CIF State Swimming Championships this Friday, 5/19 & Sat. 5/20.

Boys Tennis:

The boy’s tennis season came to an end on Wednesday (5/17) when the boys lost to Harvard Westlake of Studio City at the CIF Semifinals. Congratulations to the boys on what was still a very successful season.   We can’t wait to see what you bring to the table next year!

Track & Field:

Well, we had another great day at the Division 1 CIF Prelims at Trabuco Hills HS. We started the day off with our boys 4×100 team (Faris Qaisi, Darius Outland, Jeremy Koo, Harry Baker) breaking their own school record, running an impressive 42.88. They placed 9th overall for D1, which qualifies them for CIF Finals next weekend. Daria Shkel will also be moving on to finals next weekend in the 100m hurdles. She ran an amazing time of 15.21 for 6th overall, which is a new school record by over a second! Paige Metayer is still undefeated in the 800. She won her heat running 2:13 (after another soccer game) which automatically qualifies her for next week.  These six individuals will be competing in CIF Finals at Cerritos College this coming Saturday, 5/20.

It has been over 10 years since we have had anyone make it all the way to CIF Finals, and this year we have 6! We are super excited for these athletes, so if you see them tell them congrats!

Here is our record breaking 4×1 team:

Track 05.18.17

Boys Lacrosse:

Congratulations to these outstanding Boys Lacrosse Players!

All League:

Nick Khamseh – 1st Team

Omar Salah – 2nd Team

All Irvine Team:

Nick Khamseh – 1st Team

Omar Salah – 1st Team

Isaiah Bonnafoux – Honorable Mention

Tre Salvador – Honorable Mention

Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletic events

(Home events in BOLD)

Friday, May 19th

Boys CIF State Swimming Championships @ Clovis Park HS (Fresno)

Saturday, May 20th

Boys CIF State Swimming Championships @ Clovis Park HS (Fresno)

Track & Field CIF Finals @ Mt. SAC – 11:00 a.m.

GO TROJANS!

uni logo

Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham

Athletic Directors

University High School

 

TROJAN THURSDAY 5/11/17

Welcome to Trojan Thursday – So what exactly is Trojan Thursday? Trojan Thursday is a weekly email to give the UNI community an update on what is happening with our UNI athletic teams and will also give information as to major events that are happening on campus.  If you would like to receive Trojan Thursday each week please go to https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com and type in your email address. You will receive a notice each week when Trojan Thursday is posted. Please help spread the word about Trojan Thursday so everyone can hear about how our athletes are doing.

Help publicize our athletes – Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics– If you have a Twitter account and would like updates on how our UNI athletic teams are doing, you can follow us @UNI_Athletics. We will have updates from big games and from the GOWs (Game of the Weeks). It is another way to highlight our athletic teams and star performances by our athletes.

What’s Happening on Campus

Athletic Summer Camps: Brochure available online at www.universityhigh.org/athletics

Athletic Clearance for 2017-2018: Complete the online clearance process at www.athleticclearance.com. Upload your physical to the website (Physicals should be completed AFTER May 1st, 2017) and then bring the confirmation page to the athletic office to receive athletic ID.   We will begin printing cards for next year on May 15th.

Spring Sports

Let’s take a look at how our teams are doing

Baseball:

The Uni Boys Baseball team will be wrapping up their season tonight, 5/11 with a home game v Irvine. It is their Senior night as well as their Game of the Week. Game time is 3:30 p.m. Come out and support! Go Uni Baseball!

Girls Swimming:

Last Friday at the Pacific Coast League swimming championship finals, the Uni girls finished in 5th place in the Varsity division, 4th place in the JV division and 2nd place in the Open division for a combined girls overall 4th place finish. For the Varsity girls, strong finishes by both the A and B relays, each beating a higher seeded Beckman team, and  moved the team from 3 points down to one point up over Beckman. The A relay of Claire Jang, Anne Iwata, Kate Weiland and Alondra Ortiz dropped 2.6 seconds from their seed time with a season best CIF consideration time of 3.46.83 for 5th and the B relay of Leila Mirasafian, Yuuri Yoshikawa, Savanna Cruz and Vanessa Yang dropped an amazing 16.7 seconds from their seed time to take 12th with a time of 3:53.03.

There were many outstanding swims during the championship meet. The 200 medley relay of Ortiz, Weiland, C. Jang and Anne Jang started out the meet with a 2.55 second drop from their previous season best, to make a CIF automatic qualifying time of 1:50.45, assuring themselves of a spot at the CIF meet.   The 200 free relay of C. Jang, Mirasafian, Iwata and A. Jang dropped 2.36 seconds for a season best CIF consieration time of 1:41.58.

Individual top 8 finalists included freshman Kate Weiland in the 200 IM and the 100 breaststroke, dropping her CIF consideration time in the breaststroke to 1:07.74, Ortiz in the 100 fly and the 100 back, A. Jang in the 50 free and the 100 breast, and Claire Jang, who swam 3 relays and one individual event ,  in the 100 fly  , finishing Ortiz finished 3rd and A. Jang  4th, only 0.06 seconds apart, both swimming best times  of 59.53 and 59.59 respectively.

Last Saturday, the swimmers who officially qualified to swim in this week’s CIF-SS, Division I Championships were announced.   Swimmers are allowed to swim a maximum of 2 individual events and 2 relays.  Our diver, freshman Tamar Azik, also qualified for CIF, diving Monday in the prelims and finishing 23rd.

The following swimmers will be representing Uni at CIF:

Alondra Ortiz : 100 fly, 100 back, 200 medley relay, 400 free relay

Anne Jang:   , 100 free, 200 medley relay ,200 free relay

Kate Weiland: 100 breast, 200 medley relay, 400 free relay

Claire Jang: 100 fly (alt), 200 medley relay, 200 free relay

Anne Iwata: 200 free relay,400 free relay, 200 medley relay

Leila Mirasafian: 200 free relay ,400 free relay, medley relay

Vanessa Yang 200 free relay, 400 free relay

Savanna Cruz: 200 free relay, 400 free relay

Celine Nie: 200 free relay

Sarah Sharifi : 200 medley relay

Yuuri Yoshikawa: 200 medley relay, 400 free relay

The CIF meet will be held at the Riverside Community College Aquatics Center. Prelims are today, Thursday, May 11 with finals Saturday, May 13.  Good luck, swimmers!

Boys Swimming

Boys swimming travels to CIF Prelims today (5/11) and Finals on Saturday (5/13).   The meets will be held at the Riverside City College Aquatics Center.  Good luck boys!

Track & Field:

The track team had some outstanding performances at League Finals this past Friday. We have a large number of athletes moving on to compete at the Division 1 CIF Prelims this upcoming weekend. We are also excited to announce that Paige Metayer and Harry Baker were named as the 2017 Pacific Coast MVP’s.  Here are some of the top varsity performances of the day and the athletes moving to CIF:

Boys 4x100m relay – 1st place, new school record of 42.99 (Faris Qaisi, Darius Outland, Jeremy Koo, Harry Baker)

Girls 4x100m relay – 3rd place (Alexis Robertson, Lauryn Wood, Daria Shkel, Leyna Wood)

Daria Shkel – 2nd in the 100m hurdles, 2nd in the 300m hurdles

Paige Metayer – 1st in the 400m, 1st in the 800m, time of 55.05 in the 400 is the #5 fastest time in Orange County history

Harry Baker – 1st in the 100m, 1st in the 200m

Jeremy Koo – 2nd in the 400m

Darius Outland – 3rd in the high jump

Cecilia Langlois – 3rd in the 3200m

Girls 4x400m relay – 3rd place (Lauryn Wood, Daria Shkel, Sara Sussman, Paige Metayer)

 

Boys Tennis:

The boys tennis team defeated Santa Monica 16 to 1 in the first round of the CIF playoffs on Wednesday, 5/10.  The boys will be back in action tomorrow (5/12) against Calabasas high school at Uni. Come out and support the boys. The game time will be 3:00 p.m.  Good luck boys!

Check out the article below from OC Varsity.com:

Five Pacific Coast League teams earn spots in CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs

The CIF-SS released the boys tennis playoff brackets Monday afternoon and revealed that five of the six teams in the always-loaded Pacific Coast League earned bids in the newly constructed Division 1 field.

University, Corona del Mar, Woodbridge, Beckman and Northwood each garnered postseason bids, giving the PCL two more teams than any other league in the Southern Section’s Division 1 field. University (16-2) was given the No. 3 seed in the bracket, putting the Trojans on a course to possibly meet No. 2-seed Harvard-Westlake of Studio City (20-2) in the semifinals. University lost to the Wolverines, 13-5, when the teams met in February.

San Clemente (13-3) will host Corona del Mar (13-6) in an all-Orange County first-round matchup on Wednesday afternoon. The Sea Kings topped the Tritons, 12-6, in a nonleague match in March. The other all-county first-round matchup will pit Santa Margarita (19-6) against Northwood (11-7), which beat the Eagles, 13-5, during the regular season.

In Division 2, several local teams might make lengthy postseason runs. Yorba Linda was awarded the No. 1 seed after posting a 19-1 overall record. Behind Redlands, the No. 2 seed in the bracket, are Sage Hill (13-1) as the No. 3 seed and Newport Harbor (16-4) as the No. 4 seed.

Also in that bracket are Fountain Valley (10-8) and Dana Hills (10-7), which both dropped down from the Division 1 under the new competitive equity system. Both teams are lively lower seeds that are battle-tested and talented enough to go on a run. The Barons open the playoffs at Long Beach Poly, while the Dolphins will host Temecula Valley.

All first-round matches are Wednesday, and the second round is Friday. The quarterfinals and semifinals are set for May 15 and May 17, respectively. All five divisional championship matches will be held May 19 at the Claremont Club.

Boys Golf:

As our rebuilding season come to a close, we are already looking forward to next season!  Our team finished the year with many positive notes:

  • The team average score improved more than 6 strokes per match which means all our players have improved
  • Connor O’Brien finished PCL tied for 3rd place individually.  He also qualified for Individual CIF-SS Regionals.
  • With no seniors on the team, we will have everyone returning next year to pick up where we left off.

Although we finished with only 1 league win in arguably the strongest league in Sounthern California, our team average would have placed us top 3 in most other leagues!  We have a lot to look forward to next season!

Go Trojans!

Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletic events

(Home events in BOLD)

Thursday, May 11th

Swimming CIF Prelims @ Riverside City College – 8:00 a.m.

**GOW** Baseball v Irvine – 3:30 p.m.

Friday, May 12th

Boys Tennis Play-offs v Calabasas – 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 13th

Track & Field CIF Prelims @ Trabuco Hills – 11:00 a.m.

Swimming CIF Finals @ Riverside City College – 5:00 p.m.

Monday, May 15th

Boys Tennis CIF Play-offs – Time / location TBA

Wednesday, May 17th

Boys Tennis CIF Play-offs – Time / location TBA

Spring GOW Schedule 2017

Sport Day Date Time Location Opponent
Boys Tennis Tuesday 3/21 3:15 UHS Tennis Courts Beckman
Boys Lacrosse Wednesday 3/29 4:00 Football Stadium Woodbridge
Swim Wednesday 4/12 3:15 UHS Pool Northwood
Softball Monday 4/17 3:30 UHS Softball Field Beckman
Boys Golf Thursday 4/20 3:00 Strawberry Farms CDM
Girls Lacrosse Thursday 4/27 4:00 Football Stadium Woodbridge
Boys Volleyball Tuesday 5/2 5:15 UHS Gym Woodbridge
Track & Field Friday 5/5 4:00 UHS Stadium League Finals
Baseball Thursday 5/11 3:30 UHS Baseball Field Irvine

Continue to do what you can to help support UNI Athletics and:

  1. Attend the games
  2. Wear UNI clothing or colors to the games
  3. Attend the GOWs
  4. Support the Trojan Army so we can put on events and give always at big games
  5. Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics
  6. Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com
  7. Get others to do the same

GO TROJANS!

uni logo

Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham

Athletic Directors

University High School

TROJAN THURSDAY 5/4/17

Welcome to Trojan Thursday – So what exactly is Trojan Thursday? Trojan Thursday is a weekly email to give the UNI community an update on what is happening with our UNI athletic teams and will also give information as to major events that are happening on campus.  If you would like to receive Trojan Thursday each week please go to https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com and type in your email address. You will receive a notice each week when Trojan Thursday is posted. Please help spread the word about Trojan Thursday so everyone can hear about how our athletes are doing.

Help publicize our athletes – Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics– If you have a Twitter account and would like updates on how our UNI athletic teams are doing, you can follow us @UNI_Athletics. We will have updates from big games and from the GOWs (Game of the Weeks). It is another way to highlight our athletic teams and star performances by our athletes.

What’s Happening on Campus

Athletic Summer Camps: Brochure available online at www.universityhigh.org/athletics

Athletic Clearance for 2017-2018: Complete the online clearance process at www.athleticclearance.com. Upload your physical to the website (Physicals should be completed AFTER May 1st, 2017) and then bring the confirmation page to the athletic office to receive athletic ID.   We will begin printing cards for next year on May 15th.

Spring Sports

Let’s take a look at how our teams are doing

Baseball:

The Trojans ran into a hot Beckman team last Friday and lost by a final of 10-0. Early in the game our boys had several chances to score as we left 6 men on base through the first 4 innings. Beckman had a big 4th inning to put the game away.

On Tuesday Corona Del mar came to UNI and our boys put up a good fight v the first place team in league. Our boys tied the game at 1 in the first but were not able to push any more runs across and CDM pulled away for a 5-1 victory. Our boys will travel to CDM for the final game of the series tomorrow afternoon for a 3:30 game. Good Luck Boys!

Softball:

Uni Softball will be competing against Corona Del Mar today (5/4) at Home. The game begins at 3:30 p.m. Come out and support!

Boys Lacrosse:

Boys Lacrosse had a great season! The team did very well this year finishing 10-10.  I’m very proud of this bunch. We return 7 starters and only lose 3 seniors, with depth being young and building the future is looking good.

Girls Swimming:

The girls swim team is competing in the Pacific Coast League Championship meet this week. Prelims for Varsity and JV and Championship Finals for the Open division took place Tuesday at the Beckman HS pool.  The Open girls finished 2nd overall to Irvine HS in their division.   The top 16 JV and Varsity swimmers in each event will compete again in finals this Friday.  Uni goes into finals with 18 individual Varsity top 16 qualifying swims, and 30 in the JV division.   Senior Captain Anne Jang, Juniors Claire Jang and Alondra Ortiz, and Freshman Kate Weiland each qualified in the top 8 in all their events.   Freshman Savanna Cruz had the biggest time improvements of all the Varsity Girls, dropping 4.17 seconds in the 200 free and 6.1 seconds in the 500 free. Both she and Alison Huxman will be returning to swim those events again on Friday.  Weiland, Marian Lu and Yuuri Yoshikawa all had time drops in the 200 IM and made finals.  In the 50 free, Anne Jang, Anne Iwata and Vanessa Yang will be returning for finals.  Iwata will be returning in the 100 free as well.  Claire Jang and Alondra Ortiz will be returning in the 100 fly; senior Erika Ervoes dropped a full second in her 100 fly for a season best time.   Ortiz and Lu will swim the 100 back in finals, and Weiland, A. Jang and Yoshikawa will compete again in the 100 breaststroke at finals.  All relays will be contested on Friday.   Friday will also be the swimmers last chance to make CIF cuts in preparation for the CIF-SS Division I prelims and finals next week.  Good Luck Girls!

Boys Swimming:

Come out and support the boys tomorrow, May 5th as they compete in the Pacific Coast League Swimming Finals at Beckman High School. Good luck boys!

Track & Field:

On Tuesday, Track participated in League prelims here at Uni. We had a lot of personal best and a lot of athletes moving on to Friday for League Finals. Come out and support. Go Trojan Track and Field!

Boys Tennis:

The boys tennis team finished the regular season on Monday with an 11 to 7 victory over Woodbridge.  Uni won all 9 point in doubles with Michael Rudin and Kai Soto-Dessen leading the way playing third doubles and Hans Hwang and Soomin Lee winning all three of their sets at first doubles.  Patryk Kozlowski won a critical set at first singles to also lead the Trojans.  The boys won their 12th straight Pacific Coast League title finishing with a record of 10 and 0.  Uni has now also won 108 straight Pacific Coast League matches dating back to 2006!  The PCL individual tournament will take place this week with team playoffs starting next week.

Boys Volleyball:

Last Thursday the Boys Volleyball team was victorious against league rival Irvine. The varsity team won in 5 sets while being led by Alhasan Hussein and Aiden Wolfnielson who each had 23 kills, Jack Wirth had 8 kills and Christian Beltran had 59 assists.

Tuesday the Trojan boys remained focused as they beat Woodbridge in 4 sets at home on Senior Night to clinch a playoff spot. Boys Volleyball will likely be traveling to play in round one of the playoffs. The details have not yet been released but stay tuned for more information. We Hope to see you come and support Boys Volleyball in the playoffs!! GO Trojans!!!

Girls Lacrosse:

The Lady Trojans Lacrosse team ended league play with a solid win over Woodbridge, 12-2.  More impressive was the fact that eight girls contributed to the goal tally: Sr. Honia Mohtashami, Sr. Raeann Artim, and Jr. Ashley Chandler all netter twice, while Sr. Megan Lee, Sr. Dena Parsa, Sr. Ashlyn Wang, and Sr. Anneke Gustafson all added one each.  Ashlyn Wang ended up second in league for number of goals scored, with an impressive 67 goals over 14 games, for an average of 5 goals per game.  All of that makes it sound like Woodbridge wasn’t much of a threat, but in addition to having to find their way through a stifling defense, So. Grace Caceros had 8 saves in goal, which contributed to the woes of Woodbridge.  The win secured a third place finish in league with an overall record of 6-4.

It also propelled the team, for the first time in the history of the program, to the CIF post-season tournament.  On Tuesday, May 2, the team played Mater Dei and lost, 19-5.  Despite the scoreline, it was a phenomenal match against the best team in Orange County and, as a consolation, the team scored more goals against Mater Dei than CdM did when they played earlier in the season!

This year, the team bids a sad farwell to fifteen (yes, fifteen!) Seniors, all of whom have been an integral part of the program for the last four years.  They will be missed and the remaining players are already strategizing about next season.  Thank you to everyone who came out to support!

Boys Golf:

Next up will be 1st round of Individual CIF at SkyLinks Golf Course in Long Beach on Monday 5/8/17.

Representing University will be our very own sophomore Connor O’Brien! He shot 1 under par 71 Tuesday to qualify for individual CIF! He shot 3 over par 147 for 2 days 36 holes. That is good for a tie of 3rd place in Pacific Coast League. That is an impressive feat in PCL, arguably the strongest league in Southern California.

Let’s all wish him luck!

Please congratulate him if you see him on campus.

Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletic events

(Home events in BOLD)

Thursday, May 4th

Softball v Corona Del Mar – 3:30 p.m.

Friday, May 5th

Swimming – League Finals @ Beckman – 2:00 p.m.

Baseball @ Corona Del Mar – 3:30 p.m.

**GOW**Track & Field Finals @ Uni – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 9th

Softball @ Irvine – 3:30 p.m.

Baseball @ Irvine – 3:30 p.m.

Boys Volleyball  Playoffs – Time TBA

Wednesday, May 10th

Boys Tennis Playoffs – Time TBA

Thursday, May 11th

Swimming – CIF Prelims @ Riverside City College – 8:00 a.m.

Softball v Woodbridge – 3:30 p.m.

***GOW***Baseball v Irvine – 3:30 p.m.

Spring GOW Schedule 2017

Sport Day Date Time Location Opponent
Boys Tennis Tuesday 3/21 3:15 UHS Tennis Courts Beckman
Boys Lacrosse Wednesday 3/29 4:00 Football Stadium Woodbridge
Swim Wednesday 4/12 3:15 UHS Pool Northwood
Softball Monday 4/17 3:30 UHS Softball Field Beckman
Boys Golf Thursday 4/20 3:00 Strawberry Farms CDM
Girls Lacrosse Thursday 4/27 4:00 Football Stadium Woodbridge
Boys Volleyball Tuesday 5/2 5:15 UHS Gym Woodbridge
Track & Field Friday 5/5 4:00 UHS Stadium League Finals
Baseball Thursday 5/11 3:30 UHS Baseball Field Irvine

Continue to do what you can to help support UNI Athletics and:

  1. Attend the games
  2. Wear UNI clothing or colors to the games
  3. Attend the GOWs
  4. Support the Trojan Army so we can put on events and give always at big games
  5. Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics
  6. Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com

Get others to do the same

GO TROJANS!

uni logo

Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham

Athletic Directors

University High School

 

TROJAN THURSDAY 4/27/17

Welcome to Trojan Thursday – So what exactly is Trojan Thursday? Trojan Thursday is a weekly email to give the UNI community an update on what is happening with our UNI athletic teams and will also give information as to major events that are happening on campus.  If you would like to receive Trojan Thursday each week please go to https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com and type in your email address. You will receive a notice each week when Trojan Thursday is posted. Please help spread the word about Trojan Thursday so everyone can hear about how our athletes are doing.

Help publicize our athletes – Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics– If you have a Twitter account and would like updates on how our UNI athletic teams are doing, you can follow us @UNI_Athletics. We will have updates from big games and from the GOWs (Game of the Weeks). It is another way to highlight our athletic teams and star performances by our athletes.

What’s Happening on Campus

Athletic Summer Camps: Brochure available online at www.universityhigh.org/athletics

Athletic Clearance for 2017-2018: Complete the online clearance process at www.athleticclearance.com. Upload your physical to the website (Physicals should be completed AFTER May 1st, 2017) and then bring the confirmation page to the athletic office to receive athletic ID.   We will begin printing cards for next year on May 15th.

Congratulations to Bella Oldham who just committed to play volleyball for Johnson and Wales University next year! Way to go Bella!

Spring Sports

Let’s take a look at how our teams are doing

Baseball:

The baseball team fell to Woodbridge last Thursday night by a final of 9-5. Woodbridge jumped out to a 5-0 lead and our boys responded by putting up 3 runs in the 4th inning. A great play with two runners on by Woodbridge ended the rally. Jake Rome and Jackson LoBianco each drove in a run. John Rizzo made several nice plays at third base.

On Tuesday the baseball team battled Beckman who is the #5 ranked team in Orange County. Beckman scored 4 in the first to take a 4-0 lead. UNI responded by scoring 3 in the second led by Cor Biase, Jake Rome, and Andie Masotto RBIs. The Trojans had runners on second and third in the last inning but could not push the runs across to tie the game.

On Friday Beckman will travel to UNI for the third game of the series. Game time is at 3:30.

Softball:

Softball heads to Beckman today (4/27) for a league game. JV and VR both play at 3:30 p.m. Good luck girls!

Boys Lacrosse:

Last night the University Trojans Boy’s Lacrosse team played Woodbridge at Portola HS. The game was one to remember. It was WHS senior night, but the Trojans were looking to make it their game and night. Uni opened up the scoring, stunning the majority WHS crowd, With a rip from outside by Sophomore Oliver Kubit. The Warriors would answer back with two goals, but at the end of the first it would be tied 2-2. The second quarter would be similar. Freshmen Phat Nyugen, who also plays football, had a crucial goal early in the quarter to spark the offense. At halftime the teams would be tied 4-4.  The second half would be some of the best lacrosse seen in Orange County all season, aggressive, efficient, hard fought lacrosse. Both teams were playing at their best. The game came down to the last minutes of the game. WHS was up 6-5 as the fourth quarter began, but scored quickly to go up 7-5.  Then another goal, now 8-5 warriors. Uni showed resilience and dug deep on defense and was rewarded with a scoring spree. After two Trojan goals by junior captain Nick Khamseh (5 goals 2 assist) at 4:28 and  3:07, it was a one goal game. There was hope. Uni had to get the bell back, they had to pressure the warriors and get a turn over. With under two minutes left in the game, the warriors would be challenged, but broke the pressure and added a security goal with 42 seconds on the clock, making it 9-7.  Senior long stick midfielder Tre Salvador would add a goal with 24 seconds left and was possibly fouled in the attempt, which would have given uni the goal and the ball with time in the clock to time it, but the flag was waved off. It was a truly exciting game and finish.

Girls Swimming:

The girls swim team has had several important meets since the last update.

Last weekend, the Varsity girls participated in the annual Foothill Swim Games, an invitational meet attracting many of the fastest teams in all divisions in Orange County. This was a two day, prelims and finals meet. Uni girls finished 10th out of 15 teams and only 1 point behind Orange Lutheran in 9th place.

There were many outstanding performances at this meet. The 200 Medley and 400 Free relays lowered their CIF consideration times, with the 400 free relay team of Anne Iwata, Vanessa Yang, Alondra Ortiz and Kate Weiland coming in with a season best time by 3.5 seconds at 3:49.26. In prelims, Junior Jennifer Tseng had a 6.4 second drop in the 200 freestyle, and freshman Weiland had a 3 second drop in the 200 IM.  Anne and Claire Jang, Vanessa Yang and Leila Mirsafian all had nice drops in their 50 freestyle times. Junior Alondra Ortiz swam a lifetime best 58.99 in the 100 fly and senior Erika Ervoes had a 1.5 second drop for a season best time in the 100 fly as well. Claire Jang had a 2 second drop in the 100 freestyle, hitting a CIF consideration time of 53.79, also a season best., Angela Yan had a 4 second drop in the 500 free, and all 4 Uni backstrokers, Ortiz, Marian Lu, Tseng and Madi Wakita all had time drops in the 100 backstroke, with Ortiz lowering her CIF consideration time for a season best 59.76.  Wieland, A.Jang and Monica Tang all dropped at least 2 seconds in the 100 breaststroke with Weiland and Jang earning season best CIF consideration times of 1:08.18 and 1:08.48 respectively.

The top 16 swimmers in each event returned for finals on Saturday with Ortiz finishing 10th in the 100 fly and the 100 back with the exact same time of 59.17 in both, Claire Jang finishing 12th the 100 free, and Wieland finishing 14th in the 100 breaststroke. Anne Jang also qualified for finals but was unable to attend. The three relays finished 11th, 15th and 12th.

Yesterday, in the last dual meet of the season, the varsity girls fell to Irvine HS by a score of 108-62. The seniors on the team, Chandlyr Denaro, Erika Ervoes, Anne Jang, Jacinda Kao, Annie Lee, Celine Nie, Madi Wakita, Vanessa Yang, and Diana Zhang were honored during the meet along with their parents.

Next up for swimming is the Pacific Coast League Championships, held this year at Beckman HS. Girls prelims are Tuesday, boys prelims Wed, and combined finals for the top 16 swimmers in each event will be Friday afternoon.  Good luck girls!

Boys Swimming:

Boys Swimming is ranked #2 in Orange County! Good job boys! The Swimming Pacific Coast League Championships will be held next week. Boys prelims are on Wednesday (5/3) and finals are on Friday (5/5) at Beckman High School. Good luck boys!

BOYS SWIMMING O.C. Dual Meet Top 10 1. Northwood 2. University 3. Santa Margarita 4. Mater Dei 5. Dana Hills 6. Foothill 7. Newport Harbor 8. Los Alamitos 9. Aliso Niguel 10. Tesoro

Track & Field:

Girls track had a great showing at the Orange County Championships this past weekend. Paige Metayer had a huge come from behind win in the 800m with a new personal best time of 2:12.85. This now ranks her #11 in the state and #1 in CIF Southern Section. In addition, Daria Shkel finished 7th in the county for the 300m hurdles, Cecilia Langlois placed 3rd in the county for the frosh/soph 3200m, and our 4×100 relay team of Alexis Robertson, Lauryn Wood, Daria Shkel and Leyna Wood placed 8th in the county. On Wednesday we finished up our league competition with a solid win against Irvine. Next week we will hold the PCL League Prelims and Finals on Tuesday and Friday at Uni. There will be some very exciting races, come support! Go Trojans!

This week, Boys Track had their last league meet against Irvine High School. The team put up a good fight but came up short. We still had some amazing performances from some key athletes. Our 4 x 100 continued their success (Farris Qaisi, Darius Outland, Jeremy Koo, Harry Baker) as well as Harry Baker and Farris Qaisi in the 100 and 200, Jeremy Koo in the 400. In the long jump, Harry Baker and Aaron Haung. In the triple jump, Aaron Haung, Nick Loveland and Jalen Robertson and in the high jump we had Evan Pariser, Darius Outland, Kevin Yahmapath and Sam Kammerman. Our top performers for the distance included Ryan Duffy, Ryan Liang and Zach Dignan. For the hurdles, Evan Pariser earned points in the 110 hurdles while Luke Ruan earned points in the 300 hurdles. Next week we have league prelims and finals here at Uni. Go Trojan Track and Field and come out and support.

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Boys Tennis:

University was ranked #1 in Orange County for Boys Tennis for the week of April 24- 30. Great job boys!

Our Varsity Boys Tennis team has sent three tennis players to the prestigious Ojai Tournament this week. You can read all about the Ojai tournament in the OC Register article below. Good luck boys!

Next batch of county talent looking to make a name at Ojai

By KENNY CONNOLLY | kconnolly@scng.com | Orange County Register

April 26, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Orange County’s reputation precedes itself on the famed Libbey Park tennis courts in Ojai.

County legend and current UCLA star Gage Brymer still bears the “Mr. Ojai” nickname he earned after winning three straight singles crowns in his time at University High from 2011-13. Most recently, former Corona del Mar great Bjorn Hoffmann maintained the area’s standing by posting back-to-back runner-up finishes the past two years.

Factoring in both the singles and doubles competition, Orange County has provided at least one finalists in either championship match at the prestigious Ojai Tournament for the past eight years.

The looming question headed into the 117th installment of the tournament is a simple one: Can any local player, or players, extend the streak?

The quest to play in the rarified Ojai weekend air will begin for 12 local singles entrants and 16 county doubles teams on Thursday morning at Libbey Park.

“Ojai is such an incredible tournament, there’s so much hype in the area surrounding it,” Newport Harbor coach Kristen Case said. “Anybody who loves tennis, loves Ojai.”

While the local batch of talent in the tournament is fairly young, standing in their way atop both the singles and doubles brackets will be reigning champs. Peninsula’s Connor Hance won the 2016 singles title and returns as the favorite, looking to become the first repeat champion since Brymer in 2013.

In the doubles bracket, San Marino’s Bryce Pereira returns as one-half of last year’s championship winning tandem. Alongside new partner, Connor Lee, the Titans duo look to be the team to beat.

Corona del Mar coach Jamie Gresh said it’s no mystery who the favorites are this year at Ojai.

“Connor (Hance) is definitely the top seed in singles bracket,” he said. “And Bryce (Pereira) and Connor Lee are heads and tails the top doubles teams this year.”

Among the highest-rated local players primed for lengthy runs are a pair of youngsters in Woodbridge sophomore Stefan Dostanic and Newport Harbor freshman Max McKennon. Both players currently hold five-star national rankings – the only local entrants to hold such – and if they can each navigate their way through the first three rounds of play, they would face off in Friday afternoon’s quarterfinals with a spot in Saturday’s final four on the line.

“Max has nothing to lose in this tournament,” Case said of McKennon. “It’s his first Ojai competing in the CIF singles division, so for him its exciting. I really don’t know much about who his opponents would be in the first two rounds. But everyone is going to be good at Ojai. So for him, the key is focusing on his game, enjoying the moment and competing hard.”

Gresh said he wouldn’t be surprised if one of the county’s top players makes a deep run in the singles bracket.

“I can see a guy like Stefan Dostanic making a semifinal run or deeper. He’s improved drastically over the last year,” Gresh said. “Or a guy like Max McKennon making a semifinal run or deeper, being as he’s on of the top freshmen.

“It’s a different year because you had a lot of talented guys graduate and you’re starting to get acquainted to this new group of players.”

University, Corona del Mar and Los Alamitos have yielded the most recent tournament success on the double side, and all three schools again send strong duos to Ojai. Hans Hwang and Soomin Lee (University), Diego Fernandez del Valle and Matt Paulsen (Corona del Mar) and the Naara Shin-Nicklaus Vogt (Los Alamitos) pair have nice draws that could wind up in a run toward the weekend.

First and second round play will take place on Thursday. The round of 16 and quarterfinals are set for Friday, with semifinals and championship matches scheduled for Saturday afternoon.

Boys Volleyball:

The Uni boys are travelling to Irvine today. Lower levels are playing at 3:00 p.m. and Varsity will play following at approximately 4:15. Good luck boys!

Girls Lacrosse:

The Lady Trojans secured a win over Irvine High School on Monday night by a score of 23-3.  Highlights included  Sr. Phoebe Solomon making two forays from her defensive position to participate in attack.  Her second attempt resulted in a beautiful shot and goal, her first of the season.  Sr. Ashlyn Wang led the scoring with 7 goals, and Sr. Raeann Artim led the team in fielding with 6 ground balls recovered.  The team wraps up league play tonight with a monumental game against cross town rival Woodbridge.  The game tonight is to honor our Seniors, and may cement a place in the post season.  It would be great if the stadium was loud and filled to capacity with a raucous crowd, so come out and support.  We play at 4:00 PM!

Boys Golf:

The boys golf team ended the regular season with a positive note with a win against Irvine High School.  The team beat Irvine with their lowest score of the season of 193 anchored by Sophomore Connor O’Brien’s 1 under par of 35 at Oak Creek Golf Club.  It was a complete team effort with personal season best from David Kurniawan and Daniel Lee.  The win was secured by Robert Pan shooting a personal and season best of 1 over par 37!

Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletic events

(Home events in BOLD)

Thursday, April 27th
Softball @ Beckman – 3:30
**GOW**Girls Lacrosse v Woodbridge – 4:00
Boys Volleyball @ Irvine – 4:15

Friday, April 28th
Baseball v Beckman – 3:30
Boys Lacrosse v Sage Hill – 4:00

Saturday, April 29th
Boys Lacrosse Tournament @ Uni – 11:00 a.m.

Monday, May 1st
Boys Tennis v Woodbridge – 3:15

Tuesday, May 2nd

Track League Prelims – 2:00

Baseball v Corona Del Mar – 3:30

**GOW**Boys Volleyball v Woodbridge – 5:15

Wednesday, May 3rd

Boys Swim Prelims @ Beckman – 2:00

Spring GOW Schedule 2017

Sport Day Date Time Location Opponent
Boys Tennis Tuesday 3/21 3:15 UHS Tennis Courts Beckman
Boys Lacrosse Wednesday 3/29 4:00 Football Stadium Woodbridge
Swim Wednesday 4/12 3:15 UHS Pool Northwood
Softball Monday 4/17 3:30 UHS Softball Field Beckman
Boys Golf Thursday 4/20 3:00 Strawberry Farms CDM
Girls Lacrosse Thursday 4/27 4:00 Football Stadium Woodbridge
Boys Volleyball Tuesday 5/2 5:15 UHS Gym Woodbridge
Track & Field Friday 5/5 4:00 UHS Stadium League Finals
Baseball Thursday 5/11 3:30 UHS Baseball Field Irvine

Continue to do what you can to help support UNI Athletics and:

  1. Attend the games
  2. Wear UNI clothing or colors to the games
  3. Attend the GOWs
  4. Support the Trojan Army so we can put on events and give always at big games
  5. Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics
  6. Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com
  7. Get others to do the same

GO TROJANS!
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Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham

Athletic Directors

University High School

TROJAN THURSDAY 4/20/17

Welcome to Trojan Thursday – So what exactly is Trojan Thursday? Trojan Thursday is a weekly email to give the UNI community an update on what is happening with our UNI athletic teams and will also give information as to major events that are happening on campus.  If you would like to receive Trojan Thursday each week please go to https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com and type in your email address. You will receive a notice each week when Trojan Thursday is posted. Please help spread the word about Trojan Thursday so everyone can hear about how our athletes are doing.

Help publicize our athletes – Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics– If you have a Twitter account and would like updates on how our UNI athletic teams are doing, you can follow us @UNI_Athletics. We will have updates from big games and from the GOWs (Game of the Weeks). It is another way to highlight our athletic teams and star performances by our athletes.

What’s Happening on Campus

Athletic Summer Camps: Brochure available online at www.universityhigh.org/athletics

Athletic Clearance for 2017-2018: Complete the online clearance process at www.athleticclearance.com. Upload your physical to the website (Physicals should be completed AFTER May 1st, 2017) and then bring the confirmation page to the athletic office to receive athletic ID.

Spring Sports

Let’s take a look at how our teams are doing

Baseball:

Last Friday our boys fell to Northwood by a final of 11-3. Northwood jumped out to a 1-0 lead. The Trojans responded in the third inning scoring 3 runs to take a 3-1 lead. Steven Rea walked with the bases loaded and John Rizzo singled to plate another run. Northwood’s bats came alive late in the game and they scored 10 unanswered runs to take the game. Jake Rome led the offense with two hits. As a team we pounded out 7 hits on the day.

On Tuesday our Baseball team was hit with the bug that has been going around. Playing shorthanded our boys battled Woodbridge. Through 4 2/3 Innings the score was 3-0 and then a big inning for Woodbridge extended the score to 9-0. Offensively Kahi Rodrigues, Tristan Lucas, Steven Rea, John Rizzo, and Jackson Muniz all had hits for the Trojans. Farbod Markazi competed well on the mound pitching 4.2 innings. Eddie Dunn also threw well pitching 2.1 innings of work.

Our boys will play tonight (4/20) at Windrow Park for a 6:00 game. Our boys will look to win the series as each team has one win through the first two matchups. Go Get Em Baseball!

Softball:

Softball will be taking on Woodbridge today (4/20) at Bill Barber Park. JV plays at 3:30 and Varsity plays at 5:30. Good luck girls!

Boys Lacrosse:

The boys lacrosse team is currently fighting for third place in the Pacific Coast League. Beckman and Northwood are 1 and 2 respectively. Only three games remain for the 2017 season. If the team can finish strong they will surely end this campaign as one of the top teams in the league.

Yesterday the team played at Sage Hill, defeating the lightning 12-4. Captains, Omar Salah (sr) and Nick Khamseh (jr) each had 6 goals and 4 assists. It was a spirited game played by both teams.  Uni lead from start to finish with stronger play at every position.

Girls Swimming:

The Uni girls Varsity swim team was beaten by CDM yesterday, 95-74, while the JV and Open division girls were victorious. Sixteen total swimmers were missing from the meet for various reasons leading to a painful loss to the Sea Queens. Freshman Kate Weiland won the 200 IM and was second in the 100 breaststroke, Junior Alondra Ortiz won the 100 backstroke and was second in the 100 fly.  Sophomore Marian Lu had the biggest time drop of the meet with a 3.52 second drop in the 100 fly. Anne Jang was third in the 50 free and the 100 breast. The 400 free relay team of Claire and Anne Jang, Weiland and Ortiz dropped their CIF consideration time in that event to 3:52.77.

This weekend the Varsity swimmers will be participating in the 45th Annual Foothill Swim Games hosted by Foothill HS in Tustin. Prelims for the girls are Friday afternoon with the top 16 in each event making it back to finals on Saturday.

Next week Uni hosts Irvine HS in the last dual meet of the season. It will be Senior Day, time to recognize the graduating senior swimmers. Please come on over to the pool to support the team and wish the seniors well.  Good luck, girls!

Boys Swimming:

The boys are participating in the foothill swim games hosted by Foothill High School today, April 20th and this Saturday, April 21st. Best of luck boys!

Track & Field:

Girls track was up against Northwood last week, with only our Varsity athletes competing. We had some strong performances up against tough Northwood squad. Daria Shkel won the 300m hurdles and placed 2nd in the 100m hurdles, Paige Metayer won both the 400 and 800m and was 2nd in the triple jump, Leyna Wood and Lauryn Wood placed 1st and 3rd in the 100m dash, Harini Venkataganesh placed 2nd in the discus, Sara Sussman was 2nd in the 400m, Lauryn Wood was 2nd in the 200m, and Lexi Robertson placed 3rd in the long jump. We also won the 4x100m relay. We have a dual meet against CDM this Thursday, and we have our top athletes competing at the OC Track Championships in Mission Viejo this weekend where we look forward to some big performances. GO UNI!

Last Friday the Varsity Boys went up against Northwood here at Uni. We suffered another loss but still had some stellar performances. Some of our best performances came from Ryan Duffy in the 1600, Harry Baker and Juan Rodriquez in the long jump, Jeremy Koo in the 400, Harry Baker and Farris Qaisi in the 100 and 200, Sam Kamerman  in the high jump, Raja Batra and Ryan Liang in the 3200, Austin Kim in the shot and disc. Both of our relay teams were victorious over Northwood. This week we are up against CDM at CDM. Go Trojan Track and Field!

Boys Tennis:

The Uni boys tennis team moved to 6-0 in league play and 12 and 2 overall defeating Beckman high 14 to 4.  Captain Jake Yoon and freshmen Soomin Lee swept all three sets at second doubles.  Leo Krapp and Cameron Sepahi also won their two sets playing 1st doubles.  The boys are back in action today when they take on CdM at home.

Boys Volleyball:

Boys Volleyball will be taking on Northwood tomorrow, April 21st.  The game is at Northwood, FS & JV play at 4:00 p.m. and Varsity will follow at approximately 5:15 p.m.  Come out and support!

Girls Lacrosse:

The Lady Trojans had a rough week, playing to a loss against both Beckman and CdM.  Despite the two losses, the team sits third in league and hopes to secure that place with two strong finishes against league underdogs Irvine and cross town rivals Woodbridge.  During this week, Sr. Ashlyn Wang and Jr. Ashley Chandler both scored 4 goals, leading the team.  In two truly amazong displays, So. Goalie Grace Caceros saved 14 shots against Beckman and an amazing 19 shots against CdM.  This coming week, for the conclusion of league play, the team takes on Woodbridge on Thursday.  This game carries a lot of significance: it is the team’s GOW, it is our Senior Night, and it is the last league match of the year, so come out and support—4:00 PM, Thursday, in the stadium!  See you there!

Boys Golf:

As we come to our last week of golf season, I can’t but only be optimistic for our very young team.  We battled every match and never gave up.  Most importantly, the team has improved in every facet of the game this year!  The team’s average dropped 10 strokes from start of the season to 208.  Because we play in arguably the toughest leagues in Orange County, 208 will not win many matches but we would be Top 3 in any other league!  Next week, we finish our season with back to back matches against Irvine at Oak Creek and Woodbridge at Strawberry Farms. Come support our team this Thursday at Strawberry Farms at our GOW against CMD!  Tee Time is 3pm!Go Trojans!!!

Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletic events

(Home events in BOLD)

Thursday, April 20th
Boys Swimming @ Foothill High School – Time TBA
**GOW**Boys Golf v Corona Del Mar @ Strawberry Farms – 3:00
Track & Field @ Corona Del Mar – 3:00
Boys Tennis v Corona Del Mar – 3:15
Softball v Woodbridge @ Bill Barber Park – 5:30
Baseball v Woodbridge @ Windrow Park – 6:00 p.m.

Friday, April 21st
Girls Swimming – Foothill Games – Time TBA
Boys Volleyball @ Northwood – 5:15 p.m.

Saturday, April 22nd
Boys & Girls Swimming @ Foothill High School – Time TBA
Track & Field @ Mission Viejo (OC Champs) – 9:00 a.m.

Monday, April 24th
Boys Tennis @ Northwood – 3:15
Softball v Irvine – 3:30
Girls Lacrosse @ Irvine – 6:00 p.m.
Boys Lacrosse v Irvine – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 25th
Boys Golf v Irvine @ Oak Creek Golf Course
Boys Tennis @ Irvine – 3:15
Baseball @ Beckman – 3:30
Boys Volleyball v Corona Del Mar – 5:15

Wednesday, April 26th
Boys Tennis – Ojai Valley Tournament – Time TBA
Boys Golf v Woodbridge @ Strawberry Farms – 3:00
Track & Field v Irvine – 3:00 p.m.
Swimming v Irvine – 3:15
Softball v Northwood – 3:30
Boys Lacrosse @ Woodbridge – 4:45 p.m.

Spring GOW Schedule 2017

Sport Day Date Time Location Opponent
Boys Tennis Tuesday 3/21 3:15 UHS Tennis Courts Beckman
Boys Lacrosse Wednesday 3/29 4:00 Football Stadium Woodbridge
Swim Wednesday 4/12 3:15 UHS Pool Northwood
Softball Monday 4/17 3:30 UHS Softball Field Beckman
Boys Golf Thursday 4/20 3:00 Strawberry Farms CDM
Girls Lacrosse Thursday 4/27 4:00 Football Stadium Woodbridge
Boys Volleyball Tuesday 5/2 5:15 UHS Gym Woodbridge
Track & Field Friday 5/5 4:00 UHS Stadium League Finals
Baseball Thursday 5/11 3:30 UHS Baseball Field Irvine

Continue to do what you can to help support UNI Athletics and:

  1. Attend the games
  2. Wear UNI clothing or colors to the games
  3. Attend the GOWs
  4. Support the Trojan Army so we can put on events and give always at big games
  5. Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics
  6. Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com
  7. Get others to do the same

GO TROJANS!

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Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham
Athletic Directors
University High School

 

TROJAN THURSDAY 4/13/17

Welcome to Trojan Thursday – So what exactly is Trojan Thursday? Trojan Thursday is a weekly email to give the UNI community an update on what is happening with our UNI athletic teams and will also give information as to major events that are happening on campus.  If you would like to receive Trojan Thursday each week please go to https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com and type in your email address. You will receive a notice each week when Trojan Thursday is posted. Please help spread the word about Trojan Thursday so everyone can hear about how our athletes are doing.

Help publicize our athletes – Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics– If you have a Twitter account and would like updates on how our UNI athletic teams are doing, you can follow us @UNI_Athletics. We will have updates from big games and from the GOWs (Game of the Weeks). It is another way to highlight our athletic teams and star performances by our athletes.

What’s Happening on Campus

The Athletics Summer Camp Brochure will be released tomorrow, April 14th.  Check out the brochure on the Uni website: www.universityhigh.org/athletics.

Athletic Clearance for 2017 -2018: Any athletes planning on attending summer camp or participating in a fall sport need to get their Athletic ID Cards for the 2017 – 2018 school year no later than June 9th.  Physicals must be dated AFTER May 1, 2017 to be accepted.  Detailed instructions can be found on the Uni athletics website: www.universityhigh.org/athletics.

A big Congratulations to our Girls Basketball Coach, Nicole Bradshaw and our Boys and Girls Soccer coaches, Martin Carrington and Nacho Cid.  All three coaches have been selected to coach this year’s Orange County All Star Games for Girls Basketball, Boys Soccer and Girls Soccer.  This is a huge accomplishment for these coaches.  Way to go!

Spring Sports

Let’s take a look at how our teams are doing

Baseball:

Our Trojan Baseball team played an exciting game on Tuesday v Northwood. Our boys got out to an early 1-0 lead as Andie Masotto led off with a hit and stole second base. Nick Wetzel drove him in. Northwood responded and tied the score at 1 in the third inning. Both teams had several opportunities to score in the middle innings but the score remained 1-1 until the 6th inning. In the 6th Northwood scored 3 times to push the score to 4-1. David Schlomovits pitched 6 very strong innings for the Trojans but in the end we could not push enough runs across. The final score was 4-1. Our boys will battle it out with Northwood again on Friday at 3:30. This game will be played at Northwood. Good Luck Baseball!

Softball:

Come out and support the Uni Girls Softball team today (4/13) for their league game against Northwood. Both Varsity and JV play at 3:30 on the Softball Fields. On Monday, April 17th, come out for the girls GOW!!! They will be playing Beckman at 3:30 on the Uni Softball Fields. Hope to see you there!

Boys Lacrosse:

The University Boy’s Varsity Lacrosse team is currently in 3rd place in the Pacific Coast League and had a great week of lacrosse.

On Monday they played Irvine HS under the lights at IHS. It was a dominant performance from start to finish for the Trojans winning 13-2. Senior captain Isaiah Bonnafoux won 90% of his face offs and tallied 7 goals and 1 assist. Junior captain Nick Khamseh had a record night with 3 goals and 10 assists.  Rustin Sorat played amazing in the goal.

On Wednesday Uni played at #2 Northwood. It was a better contest, but Uni had too many unforced errors that NHS capitalized on and eventually won the game. Uni’s defense started slow, the offense started too fast and team chemistry was at a low. This added up to a 17-7 defeat.

University lacrosse has definitely improved and this year’s team has been a pleasure to coach.

Girls Swimming:

The Uni swim team returned after break for a tough GOW meet against cross town rival Northwood and came up short, the Varsity girls losing 95 to 75, although both the JV and open girls won their divisions. A few bright spots in the meet were the Varsity 200 Medley relay (Alondra Ortiz, Kate Weiland, Claire Jang, Anne Jang) and the 200 Free relay (A.Jang, Leila Mirsafian, Vanessa Yang, C.Jang) turning in season best times, with the free relay taking first place. Senior captain Anne Jang was a double individual event winner in the 50 free and the 100 backstroke, with a season best CIF consideration time in the backstroke.   She and Ortiz went 1-2 in that event;  Claire Jang and Ortiz went 1-2 in the 100 fly.

Next week will be busy with a dual meet away at Corona del Mar on Wednesday, and the always competitive Foothill Swim Games on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Good luck girls!

Boys Swimming:

The boys travel to Corona Del Mar next Wednesday (4/19) for a league meet.  The boys will also be competing in the Foothill Games on Thursday and Saturday.  Good luck boys!

Track & Field:

UNI Track competed at the prestigious Arcadia Invitational on Saturday, April 8th. This is the first time we have ever had sprinters qualify for this meet. Senior Harry Baker broke the school record in the 200m running an impressive 22.27! Here is a picture of our 4x100m relay team who also raced today: Darius Outland, Harry Baker, Faris Qaisi, and Jeremy Koo. Please congratulate Harry and these boys on this awesome accomplishment. Go Uni Track and Field!

Today, Thursday, April 13th the track team will be taking on Northwood at the Uni Stadium, come out and support!

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Boys Tennis:

The boys varsity tennis team defeated Irvine high 16 to 2 in their first match after Spring Break.  The boys are now 11-2 overall and 5-0 in PCL play.  Currently the Trojans are the #1 ranked team in Orange County and #3 in the CIF Southern Section.  The boys will be back in action on Thursday (4/13) at Northwood.

Boys Volleyball:

This past Tuesday the Trojan Boys Volleyball Team played Northwood in a league match at home. The varsity and frosh/Soph teams both were victorious in what was a exciting matchup. Frosh/soph won the match in 3 sets, while varsity won in 4. The varsity team came out swinging and recorded a total of 65 kills on the match with huge contributions from Alhasan Hussein (21 kills and 7 blocks), Aiden Wolf-Neilson (15 kills), Nick Lui (10 kills) and Jack Wirth (9 kills and 4 blocks). The offense was conducted by setter Christian Beltran who racked up a team high 56 assists along with 18 digs.

Friday, April 14th your Trojan Boys Volleyball team is host to inner league rival Irvine High. Jv and Frosh/Soph start play at 4pm, Varsity will play following the Jv match on center court (roughly 5:30pm). The Boys volleyball team needs you and your school spirit as we are seeking back to back league wins!! GO TROJANS!!

Girls Lacrosse:

Girls Lacrosse has had an amazing season thus far.  Sitting in 3rd place in league, the Lady Trojans have defeated Northwood, Woodbridge, and Irvine, dropping matches only to league powerhouses CDM and Beckman.  Both of those losses were only by three goals, which is remarkable for the program.  Fresh off a 21-3 victory yesterday, 4/12, over Northwood, the Girls are looking forward to their Senior Game this Friday (4/14) against Sage Hill in the stadium, so come out and support the team, especially the Seniors, and watch some amazing lacrosse.

Some fun facts about this year: Senior Ashlyn Wang is currently #2 in league for goals scored with an impressive 50 goals in only 8 games!  This also puts Ms. Wang in the top 50 nationwide for goals scored.  Senior Raeann Artim is also one of the top scorers with 21 goals so far.   To put this in perspective, the national average for goals scored is only 8.  Other top goal scorers include Senior Honia Mohtashami (16), Senior Anneke Gustafson (12), Senior Amanda Shubin (11), and Junior Ashley Chandler (11).  Senior Amanda Shubin and Junior Ashley Chandler lead the team in ground ball control, scooping up 18 and 23 loose balls respectively.  Senior Phoebe Solomon and Junior Kaylor Chott are keeping the pressure on with groundballs as well, recovering 11 each.  Last and definitely not least, Sophomore Goalie (and first year Varsity player) Grace Caceros is above the national average in save percentage, which is a key factor in the success of the team.  This is a fantastic season for Girls Lacrosse and it is quickly coming to a close, so take the time to come out and watch a match!

Boys Golf:

The boys will be competing against Portola High School today, Thursday (4/13) at Strawberry Farms.  On Tuesday (4/18) the boys will be traveling to Tustin Ranch Golf Course for their match against Beckman High School.  Good luck boys!

Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletic events

(Home events in BOLD)

Thursday, April 13th
Track & Field v Northwood – 3:15 p.m.
Boys Golf v Portola @ Strawberry Farms – 3:00 p.m.
Boys Tennis @ Northwood – 3:15 p.m.
Softball v Northwood – 3:30 p.m.

Friday, April 14th
Baseball @ Northwood – 3:30 p.m.
Girls Lacrosse v Sage Hill – 5:00 p.m.
Boys Volleyball v Irvine – 5:15 p.m.

Monday, April 17th
**GOW**Softball v Beckman – 3:30 p.m.
Girls Lacrosse @ Beckman – 4:00 p.m.
Boys Lacrosse v Beckman – 4:00 p.m.
Boys Tennis v Beckman – 3:15 p.m.

Tuesday, April 18th
Boys Golf v Beckman @ Tustin Ranch Golf Course – 3:00 p.m.
Softball @ Corona Del mar – 3:30 p.m.
Baseball v Woodbridge – 3:30 p.m.
Boys Volleyball v Beckman – 5:15 p.m.

Wednesday, April 19th
Swimming @ Corona Del Mar – 3:15 p.m.
Girls Lacrosse v Corona Del Mar – 4:00 p.m.
Boys Lacrosse @ Sage Hill – 4:00 p.m.

Spring GOW Schedule 2017

Sport Day Date Time Location Opponent
Boys Tennis Tuesday 3/21 3:15 UHS Tennis Courts Beckman
Boys Lacrosse Wednesday 3/29 4:00 Football Stadium Woodbridge
Swim Wednesday 4/12 3:15 UHS Pool Northwood
Softball Monday 4/17 3:30 UHS Softball Field Beckman
Boys Golf Thursday 4/20 3:00 Strawberry Farms CDM
Girls Lacrosse Thursday 4/27 4:00 Football Stadium Woodbridge
Boys Volleyball Tuesday 5/2 5:15 UHS Gym Woodbridge
Track & Field Friday 5/5 4:00 UHS Stadium League Finals
Baseball Thursday 5/11 3:30 UHS Baseball Field Irvine

Continue to do what you can to help support UNI Athletics and:

  1. Attend the games
  2. Wear UNI clothing or colors to the games
  3. Attend the GOWs
  4. Support the Trojan Army so we can put on events and give always at big games
  5. Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics
  6. Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com
  7. Get others to do the same

GO TROJANS!

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Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham
Athletic Directors
University High School

 

 

TROJAN THURSDAY 3/30/17

Welcome to Trojan Thursday – So what exactly is Trojan Thursday? Trojan Thursday is a weekly email to give the UNI community an update on what is happening with our UNI athletic teams and will also give information as to major events that are happening on campus.  If you would like to receive Trojan Thursday each week please go to https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com and type in your email address. You will receive a notice each week when Trojan Thursday is posted. Please help spread the word about Trojan Thursday so everyone can hear about how our athletes are doing.

Help publicize our athletes – Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics– If you have a Twitter account and would like updates on how our UNI athletic teams are doing, you can follow us @UNI_Athletics. We will have updates from big games and from the GOWs (Game of the Weeks). It is another way to highlight our athletic teams and star performances by our athletes.

What’s Happening on Campus

A big Congratulations to our Girls Basketball Coach, Nicole Bradshaw and our Boys and Girls Soccer coaches, Martin Carrington and Nacho Cid.  All three coaches have been selected to coach this year’s Orange County All Star Games for Girls Basketball, Boys Soccer and Girls Soccer.  This is a huge accomplishment for these coaches.  Way to go!

Spring Sports

Let’s take a look at how our teams are doing

Baseball:

Last Friday our baseball team fell to CDM in a back and forth affair. UNI had their opportunities but it was CDM that prevailed 5-4. Jacob Collins threw a great game for the Trojans. He struck out 6 and walked none. Kahi Rodrigues and Jake Rome each collected multiple hits for the Trojans. Andie Masotto and Rodrigues each drove in two runs.

On Tuesday we traveled to Northwood for a game with the T Wolves.  The Trojans watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 6-2 loss to Northwood. Our boys lost despite out hitting Northwood 9-6. Kahi Rodrigues, Andie Masotto, and Jacob Collins all collected multiple hit games for the Trojans. With the loss the overall record goes to 5-6 on the year and 1-3 in League Play. Our boys are back home for a matchup with Irvine this afternoon.

Softball:

Come out and support the girls today, 3/30 as they take on Schurr High School on the Uni Softball Fields. Both JV and VR play at 4:00 p.m. Good luck girls!

Boys Lacrosse:

The University Boy’s Lacrosse team played Woodbridge in the GOW and played well.

It was a hard fought game from the beginning with Uni scoring first and keeping WHS scoreless for almost the entire first quarter. Uni was more physical and dominated the face offs and ground balls all game. Uni out shot WHS 2-1, but the WHS goalie was on fire and saved the day for the warriors making save after save.

It was a great game for the Trojans and fun to watch, we hope everyone enjoyed the game.

Girls Swimming:

The Uni swim teams had two meets this past week. Last Thursday, Uni hosted Portola HS, with Uni winning all divisions by large margins in a non league meet against the newest high school in Irvine, which only has a freshman class.  Most of the swimmers had the opportunity to swim events that they haven’t raced in yet this year, giving them a chance to show their versatility.

Yesterday, the Uni swimmers had their second league meet hosting Beckman HS at the Uni pool.  The Varsity, JV and Open girls all again won their divisions by large margins. The varsity girls won 2 out of the 3 relays, getting touched out in the third by only 0.07 seconds, and  5 out of 8 individual events.   Anne Jang, Kate Weiland and Leila Mirsafian went 1,2,3 in the 100 free, Jang and Vanessa Yang went 1,2 in the 50 free,  Alondra Ortiz and Savanna Cruz went 1,2 in the 500 free and Kate Weiland and  Yuuri Yoshikawa went 1,2 in the 100 breaststroke.  Senior co-captain Anne Jang posted a CIF consideration time in the 100 back with a 1:01.46.  The 400 free relay team of Claire Jang, Weiland, Ortiz and A. Jang dropped 3.86 seconds off the team’s best CIF consideration time, finishing in 3:53.01.

The girls will be training hard over spring break, and then open the second half of the season on 4/12 against cross-town rival Northwood HS. Good luck, girls!

Boys Swimming:

The #1 ranked Uni boys swim team continued their undefeated season this week with dominant wins over Woodbridge and Beckman. Freshman Brian Lou shined in both meets placing 1st in the 200 IM with CIF qualifying times. Senior Andrew Knoell has continued to impress in all events after being named Swimmer of the Week by OC Varsity.

Track & Field:

We had our first league meet last week against Woodbridge. Our Varsity girls had some great performances, despite losing to a tough Woodbridge team. Paige Metayer was a top performer for us, placing 1st in the 400m and 800m with impressive times of 56.17 and 2:17 respectfully. Metayer was also second in the Triple Jump. Ceci Langlois won the 3200m and was second in the 1600m. More notable performances came from Daria Shkel, Leyna Wood, Melissa Finn, Noelle Lee, and Harini Venkataganesh. Our next league meet is at home on 3/30 against Beckman. Come out and support, GO UNI TRACK!

The boys also opened up with their first league meet against Woodbridge. It was a tough loss but one of best performances against Woodbridge since they joined the league. (Woodbridge 95 an Uni 52). Some of our top performers included Aaron Huang in the long jump, Charlie Feurborn in the 110HH, Harry Baker and Faris Qaisi in the 100, Harry Baker and Chris Vonn in the 200, Kevin Yahampath, Darius Outland and Evan Pariser in the High Jump, Raja Batra and Zach Dignan in the 3200, Kyle Mumm and Josh Lambert in the Discus. On Saturday at the Beach Cities Invitational, the boys 4 x 100  (Darius Outland, Faris Qaisi, Jeremy Koo, Harry Baker) improved their time and chance for an entry into the Arcadia Invitational. This week, we will be up against Beckman here at home. Go Trojan Track and Field!

Boys Tennis:

In boys tennis action, Junior Julian LaFond swept at singles and senior Hans Hwang and junior Patryk Kozlowski won their two sets at first doubles to lead the Trojan boys to a 14-4 victory over CDM.  The victory marked the 100th straight league win for the team.  In arguably the toughest boys tennis league in the nation, the boys have not lost a league match since April 2006.  Congratulations to all of those boys throughout the years to make this happen. Check out the article that was in OC Varsity:

University reaches 100 straight league wins

March 28, 2017 9:48 PMTennis pic 03.30.17
BY KENNY CONNOLLY – OC Varsity.com

One of the premier programs in Orange County added yet another monumental accomplishment to its already impressive resume as University’s boys tennis team won its 100th consecutive Pacific Coast League match against No. 3 Corona del Mar, 14-4, on Tuesday afternoon at Corona del Mar High.

Trojans junior Julian Lafond swept from his No. 2 spot in the singles lineup, while Patryk Kozlowski and Hans Hwang went 2-0 atop the doubles rotation. University led 5-1 after the first round and were up 9-3 headed into the third.

In what’s the best tennis league in Orange County – and one of the best in the nation – University has won the Pacific Coast League title 11 years in a row, and will be favored to capture a 12th straight crown this year as they are ranked atop the county poll and are now 8-2 on the season.

All six Pacific Coast League teams are currently ranked in the county top-10 poll. The Sunset League is the only other league with multiple teams represented in Los Alamitos and Fountain Valley.

The Trojans last league loss came all the way back in April of 2006.

Boys Volleyball:

Tuesday against Woodbridge the boys varsity volleyball team lost a tough league match in 4 sets. The Trojans took set one in dominating fashion but couldn’t sustain their level of play and lost the next three by a narrow margin. University was lead by the hitting of Aiden Wolf’neilsen with 12 kills, Alhasan Hussein with 10 kills and Jack Wirth with 9 kills. Christian Beltran orchestrated an offense in which he assisted on 31 kills.

Thursday the boys volleyball team will be traveling to CDM where they’ll face off with the Sea Kings for the first time this season. Jv and frosh/Soph start at 4pm, varsity will follow around 5:30pm. Come out to support your Trojans in this league match!!!

Girls Lacrosse:

The girls will be taking on Irvine on April 10th at Home. Both Varsity and JV play at 4:00 p.m. Come out and support the girls!

Boys Golf:

The boy’s golf team will compete against Irvine on April 11th at Strawberry Farms. Good luck boys!

Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletic events

(Home events in BOLD)

Thursday, March 30th
Golf v Woodbridge @ Rancho San Joaquin – 3:00 p.m.
Track & Field v Beckman – 3:00 p.m.
Softball v Schurr – 3:15
Boys Tennis v Woodbridge – 3:15 p.m.
Baseball v Irvine – 3:15 p.m.
Boys Volleyball @ Corona Del Mar – 5:15 p.m.

~ Spring Break~

Monday, April 10th
Girls Lacrosse v Irvine – 4:00 p.m.
Boys Lacrosse @ Irvine – 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 11th  
Boys Golf v Irvine @ Strawberry Farms – 3:00 p.m.
Boys Tennis v Irvine – 3:15 p.m.
Baseball v. Northwood – 3:30 p.m.
Boys Volleyball v Northwood – 5:15 p.m.

Wednesday, April 12th
Boys Golf v Northwood @ Oak Creek Golf Course – 3:00 p.m.
***GOW***Swimming v Northwood – 3:15 p.m.
Girls Lacrosse @ Northwood – 4:00 p.m.
Boys Lacrosse v Northwood – 4:00 p.m.

Spring GOW Schedule 2017

Sport Day Date Time Location Opponent
Boys Tennis Tuesday 3/21 3:15 UHS Tennis Courts Beckman
Boys Lacrosse Wednesday 3/29 4:00 Football Stadium Woodbridge
Swim Wednesday 4/12 3:15 UHS Pool Northwood
Softball Monday 4/17 3:30 UHS Softball Field Beckman
Boys Golf Thursday 4/20 3:00 Strawberry Farms CDM
Girls Lacrosse Thursday 4/27 4:00 Football Stadium Woodbridge
Boys Volleyball Tuesday 5/2 5:15 UHS Gym Woodbridge
Track & Field Friday 5/5 4:00 UHS Stadium League Finals
Baseball Thursday 5/11 3:30 UHS Baseball Field Irvine

Continue to do what you can to help support UNI Athletics and:

  1. Attend the games
  2. Wear UNI clothing or colors to the games
  3. Attend the GOWs
  4. Support the Trojan Army so we can put on events and give always at big games
  5. Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics
  6. Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com
  7. Get others to do the same

GO TROJANS!

uni logo

Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham
Athletic Directors
University High School