Congrats to Boys Soccer!

Congratulations to the Boys Soccer team!  They beat Saddleback High School 4-0 on Wednesday.  We will now play Artesia here at Uni at 5 PM on Saturday.   Here are some stats on our boys soccer team: We have allowed one goal in the last 15 games.  Only 5 teams have scored on us this season.  They have allowed only 6 goals in 22 games.  An unbelievable season.
Come out and support the boys in their game on Saturday, Feb. 24th at 5:00 p.m. in the Uni Stadium!  Good luck boys!

 

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TROJAN THURSDAY 2/15/18

Welcome to Trojan Thursday – So what exactly is Trojan Thursday? Trojan Thursday is a weekly email/online blog 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 how our athletes are doing.

What’s happening on Campus

Staff Member of the WeekOur Girls Basketball Coach, Nicole Bradshaw was named UHS Staff Member of the Week.  Congratulations Nicole!

Winter Sports Update

Boys Basketball

The Boys Varsity Basketball Team dropped a tough one last night 67 – 60 ending their season to the Crean Lutheran Saints.  The Trojans were paced by Alex Bray with 19 points.  Uni led at halftime by four but were outscored in the second half by the bigger Saints.  Bray was the leading scorer in Orange County averaging 27 points a game.  He set the school single season scoring record by scoring 729 points breaking the old record 662 points held by Ben Kwan in the 2009-10 season.  Kevin Yahampath led the county in assists averaging ten a game.  The Trojans made 306 three point field goals which place them fifth all time in CIF history.

Girls Basketball

After taking the league title, the girls basketball team heads into CIF. They finished the regular season 22-5 and 10-0 in league. The lady Trojans will take on Thousand Oaks High School Thursday night at 7pm in the Uni Gym.  Come out and watch these spectacular ladies!

Boys Soccer

Come out and support the boys this Friday at 3:15 as they take on Long Beach Poly in the first round of CIF Playoffs.   The game is here in the Uni stadium.  Kick off will be at 3:00 p.m.  Hope to see you there!

Wrestling

This weekend Dylan Ohashi, Kea Sadri, and Sam Xie will be competing at CIF.  Best of luck!

Last weekend Lorena Egea wrestled at the Southern Section CIF Finals and came away as the Champion for the 143 lb weight class!  Lorena won all 5 of her matches with 4 coming as pins and 1 default forfeit.  Lorena wrestled on the mat for a total of 5 minutes and 38 seconds for all her matches.  This is a HUGE accomplishment for Lorena as she is the first wrestler in University Wrestling history for both girls and boys to win Masters!

Lorena’s efforts have been recognized by OC Varsity as she is this week’s OC Girls Wrestling Athlete of the Week.  A huge congratulations to Lorena, and now onto state!!

Westminster’s Drury, University’s Egea win CIF-SS girls individual wrestling titles

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University’s Lorena Egea pins Northview’s Julia Padilla during their 143lbs. CIF Southern Section girls wrestling championship match Saturday in Eastvale, CA. February 10, 2018 (TERRY PIERSON,THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE/SCNG)

By STEVE FRYER | sfryer@scng.com | Orange County Register
PUBLISHED: February 12, 2018 at 5:17 pm | UPDATED: February 12, 2018 at 5:20 pm

Orange County produced two champions Saturday at the CIF-Southern Section girls individual wrestling championships at Roosevelt High of Eastvale.

Aine Drury of Westminster won the championship at 137 pounds. Lorena Egea of University was the 143-pound championship.

They qualified for the CIF State girls wrestling championships Feb. 23 and 24 in Visalia.

Orange County girls wrestling athlete of the week: University’s Lorena Egea

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University’s Lorena Egea is the Register’s girls wrestling athlete of the week for Monday, Feb. 12. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

By STEVE FRYER | sfryer@scng.com | Orange County Register
February 12, 2018 at 5:47 pm

The Register’s Orange County girls wrestling athlete of the week for Monday, Feb. 12:

Lorena Egea
University

She won the championship of the 143-pounds weight division of the CIF-Southern Section girls wrestling championships Saturday at Roosevelt High of Eastvale. Egea, a senior, went 5-0 in the girls individual tournament. She won four matches by pin and the other by forfeit.

Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletics events
(Home events in Blue)

Thursday, February 15th
Girls Basketball v Thousand Oaks – 7:00 p.m. (CIF Playoffs)

Friday, February 16th
Boys Soccer v Long Beach Poly – 3:00 p.m. (CIF Playoffs)
Wrestling CIF Individuals @ Temecula Valley

Saturday, February 17th
Potential Girls Basketball Play-off game – 7:00 p.m. (Location TBA)
Wrestling Individual Championships @ Temecula Valley

Tuesday, February 20th
Boys Tennis v San Marino @ Racquet Club of Irvine – 2:30 p.m.

 

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. Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – http://trojanthursday.wordpress.com
  6. Get others to do the same

GO TROJANS!

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Winter Playoff Info

Congratulations to Boys and Girls Basketball and Boys Soccer for making it to CIF Playoffs!  Game info below.  Come out and support our teams!

Boys Basketball @ Crean Lutheran (Away Game) – Wed. Feb. 14th @ 7:00 p.m.  

Girls Basketball v. Thousand Oaks (Home Game) – Thurs. Feb. 15th @ 7:00 p.m. 

Boys Soccer v Long Beach Poly (Home Game) – Fri. Feb. 16th @ 3:15 p.m. 

TROJAN THURSDAY 2/8/18

Welcome to Trojan Thursday – So what exactly is Trojan Thursday? Trojan Thursday is a weekly email/online blog 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 how our athletes are doing.

What’s happening on Campus

National Signing Day at Uni!

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Congratulations to our athletes who signed their college commitment letters on Wednesday, Feb. 7th.  From Left, Jimmy Choi committed to Whitworth University for Men’s Soccer, Paige Metayer signed a National Letter of Intent to play Women’s Soccer for the University of California, Berkeley. Remy Kaufman committed to Colgate University for Women’s Soccer and Klaire Thoman will be playing Women’s Volleyball for the University of Arizona.  Congratulations on your athletic accomplishments!

Upcoming Sports Try-outs:  All athletes must show current Uni Athletic ID card to coach prior to participating in try-outs.

Baseball: Sat. Feb. 10th 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Must email Coach Gerakos if interested in attending)

Boys Lacrosse: Tuesday, Feb. 13th – 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Meet at far field next to Varsity Baseball field

Winter Sports Update

Boys Basketball

Tonight the boys travel to Woodbridge to take on the Warriors with a 7:00 p.m. tipoff.  The Trojans have split their two previous meetings with Woodbridge this season.   On Tuesday, the Trojans dropped a tough game to Beckman 66 -61.  Sunday the CIF playoff pairings will be announced and the Trojans hope to secure a wild card berth.

Girls Basketball

The Uni girls basketball team is currently 9-0 and guaranteed at least a share of the league title.  Friday they took home a win over Irvine 59 to 27 with standout performances by Malia Goldsmith with 23 points and Karissa Shin added 12 points.  Tuesday, they continued their run with a win over Beckman on a fantastic Senior Night.  The 69-43 win capped off the league title with great games by Ashley Chandler with 17 points, 10 rebounds and Karissa Shin with 13 points, 13 rebounds.  We had a special night honoring our seniors – Monique Meriwether, Alexis-Brooke LoBianco, Nicole Mori, Karissa Shin and Ashley Chandler.  The Lady Trojans travel to Woodbridge tonight in their final league game at 5:30pm.  CIF games will begin next week so stay tuned for dates and times.  Go Trojans!

Boys Soccer

Boys Soccer won their first game of the week on Monday evening away at Beckman to move to 16-1-2 overall and 9-0-0 in league. We won 4-1 with goals from Giorgio Conta, Sam Kammerman and 2 from Kyle Schaal. Assists went to Sam Kammerman, Giorgio Conta, Lee McEligot and Sebastian Hertel.

Our final league game yesterday ended in a frustrating 0-0 tie as Woodbridge needed only a tie to make CIF so put everyman behind the ball for the whole game and defended on the edge of their own box with all their players.  We couldn’t find a way through but hit the post and crossbar coming very close.

This means no perfect season but the first undefeated one in school history we believe at 9-0-1 (16-1-3 overall). Fantastic achievement from the boys.

CIF will start at home next Friday.
Lower levels both won their leagues too.
JV finishing league with a 7-0-3 record
Frosh finishing league with a 8-1-1 record.

Congrats to all involved in our program.

Girls Soccer

Varsity Girls Soccer lost to Woodbridge last night in their final league game of the season with a score of 1-2.  Play-off placements will be announced on Sunday.  Stay tuned for more information.

Girls Water Polo

The girls finished their season Wednesday with a tough loss to Woodbridge who they had beat the previous two times they played.   Only putting away 2 of 16 attempts.  It is always hard to win three times against a tough opponent, but they walked away with their heads up high and excited for the future of next year.  The JV team outplayed Woodbridge with a 5-0 score by the final buzzer.  Great defensive effort and a true sense of what our team will look like in the years to come. The girls have committed to swimming and playing more water polo together over the next few months.  We are very excited to see what the future will bring us.

Wrestling

The boys continue practicing and preparing for the CIF next weekend at Great Oak HS in Temecula valley.

Lorena Egea will be competing this weekend at Southern Section CIF Finals in order to qualify for the Girls State tournament.

17-18 Winter GOW Schedule

Sport Day Date Time Location Opponent
Wrestling Wednesday 12/20 6:00 UHS Gym Corona Del Mar
Girls Water Polo Thursday

 

1/18 4:15 UHS Pool Woodbridge
Girls Soccer Thursday 2/1 3:15 Uni Stadium Irvine
Girls Basketball Friday 2/2 5:30 UHS Gym Irvine
Boys Basketball Friday 2/2 7:00 UHS Gym Irvine
Boys Soccer Thursday 2/7 3:15 Uni Stadium Woodbridge

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

Play-off schedule coming soon…

 

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. Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – http://trojanthursday.wordpress.com
  6. Get others to do the same

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TROJAN THURSDAY 2/1/18

Welcome to Trojan Thursday – So what exactly is Trojan Thursday? Trojan Thursday is a weekly email/online blog 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 how our athletes are doing.

What’s Happening on Campus

Help Support Girls Volleyball!  The Uni Girls Volleyball Boosters have extended order pick up for Winter Formal corsage / Boutonniere orders until Friday, Feb. 2nd.  They will pick up the order forms after school near the gym parking lot.

Upcoming Sports Try-outs: All athletes must show current Uni Athletic ID card to coach prior to participating in try-outs.

Baseball: Sat. Feb. 10th 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Must email Coach Gerakos if interested in attending)
Softball: Feb. 5th @ 3:00 p.m. @ Uni Softball Fields

Big changes ahead for University High School Athletics.  After 32 years as our Head Football Coach, Mark Cunningham has decided to retire this year.  Check out this article from OC Varsity.

Mark Cunningham to retire after 32 years as University’s football coach

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By TIM J. BURT |
PUBLISHED: January 29, 2018 at 12:11 am | UPDATED: January 29, 2018 at 12:32 am

IRVINE – Longtime University football head coach Mark Cunningham announced Sunday night, Jan. 28, at the team’s annual banquet that he will retire at the end of the school year after 32 years, saying, “it was just the right time to do it.”

No replacement has been made for the 67-year-old Cunningham, who started at University in 1986.

“It went really well. There were a lot of former players who showed up and I guess the boosters suspected it so they had something set up,” Cunningham said in an interview Sunday night.

“It was quite a tribute. It was an amazing night. It was emotional.”

Cunningham said he did not want word of his retirement to be released before he could tell his players, and he did so at the end of the banquet on campus. News of the retirement had reached the University boosters, who honored the coach.

“Thirty-two years, that’s quite an accomplishment, especially when you take a look at the merry-go-round that was there before I got there,” Cunningham said.

Cunningham said that during the banquet he had “a deep appreciation for everything that Uni has given me and the players and the experiences that I’ve had.”

He added, “I couldn’t have been more happy about my time at Uni and I think it’s time for someone new to come in, and they’re going to have a pretty darn good team next year and they’re going to be excited about it. There is going to be some new blood and some new ideas.”

Cunningham said he will continue to teach, run the offseason football program and be athletic director until a new coach is selected.

“The timing is right as it will provide University the opportunity to hire the best possible coach and not be restricted as to what their credential is in,” Cunningham said.

“If I were to stay one more year, and believe me with next year’s team it would be very easy to stay one more year, the same opportunity (for a new coach) would not be available.”

Cunningham was tied with Newport Harbor’s Jeff Brinkley for Orange County’s most active tenured years as a football coach. Brinkley announced his retirement on Tuesday, Jan. 23.

Cunningham has been a high school coach for 41 years. He took half a season off to deal with cancer treatments in 2010 but returned that season for the league portion of the team’s schedule. He has been cancer-free for seven years, he said Sunday.

“What a year,” he said when looking back at that season.

University finished 6-4 overall and 2-3 in the Pacific Coast League this past season. The Trojans defeated Beckman 35-21 in what turned out to be Cunningham’s final game Nov. 2, but it wasn’t enough to help the Trojans qualify for the CIF-SS playoffs.

Cunningham said the highlights of his time as University’s coach include the 1991 season when the Trojans finished fourth in the league, got an at-large berth in the CIF-SS playoffs and upset No. 1 seed Garden Grove, which was undefeated.

Cunningham’s other top memories include three league championships and 14 CIF-SS playoff appearances.

He also mentioned the 1995 team which he called the “Dirty 30.”

“We made a decision that we would go with the players who really wanted to play and make a commitment,” he said. “We started with over 60 players but ended up with 30 and went to the playoffs that year. It was a great group and very gratifying season. There were more cheerleaders than football players.”

Cunningham also coached at Garey High of Pomona from 1977 to 1980, and held head coaching jobs at Chino from 1981 to 1982, Garey in 1983 and at Truckee from 1984 to 1985.

His family includes his wife, Cassie Parham, daughter Kelly Connor, son-in-law Kevin Connor, son Casey Cunningham and grandchildren Jamison Connor and Paisley Mae Connor.

Cunningham said he plans to ski, play golf and “maybe be an assistant football coach on a voluntary basis.”

Winter Sports Update

Boys Basketball

The boys fell to Corona Del Mar on Tuesday, losing 55-61.  They will be back at it on Friday (2/2) for their GOW against Irvine. Game starts at 7:00 p.m. in the Uni Gym. Come out and support!

Girls Basketball

They Lady Trojan Basketball team is 7-0 in league play!! Last Friday the girls beat Northwood 38-20 with stand out performances by Malia Goldsmith with 14 points and Claire Kawata with 10 points.  Last night they beat Corona del Mar 59-39 with big games by Malia Goldsmith with 15 points and 5 assists, Ashley Chandler with 15 points 8 rebounds, and Karissa Shin with 10 points.  Friday night is a big home game and is the Game of the Week at 5:30pm vs Irvine.

Boys Soccer

Boys soccer keeps winning. We are now 7-0 in league and 14-1-2 overall. Our latest win coming over CdM at home clinched at least a share of the league title, the school’s first since 2010.  We are currently ranked #1 in CIF division 3 and #2 in OC. Ranked inside top 100 in the nation.  We need just 1 more point in our last 3 games to clinch the league title outright.

Girls Soccer

Girls soccer had a great win against CDM on Tuesday final score was 3-0. CDM’s first league upset in two years. This Thursday is our GOW against Irvine at 3:15pm. Please come out and support our UNI girls as they take on Irvine and enjoy some tacos from Tacos & Co.

Girls Water Polo

Last weekend UNI went 3-2 in the Oceanview tournament.  Topping Laguna Hills with a score of 9-0 and beating Aliso Niguel for a second time with a 2 point victory.  They fell short against tournament winners Sunny Hills and lost twice to Mission Viejo.  Overall, it was the best showing in the tournament the team has had in years.  In league play, the lady Trojans fell to Irvine on Tuesday, with a score of 10-4.  They didn’t see a spark until the second half, when Caitlyn Kissinger and Angela Yan each added two goals.  The UNI ladies, will play Beckman on Monday, Feb. 5th, the last home game and Senior day.  Please come out and support.

Wrestling

Last Saturday the wrestling team competed in League Finals at Irvine high school.  We finished the day with 4 qualifiers and 1 alternate. Congratulations to those that qualified for CIF!

106 lbs-3rd place, Freshmen Dylan Ohashi
126 lbs-2nd place, Senior Sebastian Corona
170 lbs-3rd place, Junior Zander Burright
220 lbs-2nd place, Junior Kea Sadri
285 lbs-4th place, Sophomore Sam Xie

This Saturday Lorena Egea will be competing at the Girls Regional CIF Qualifier at El Toro high school.

Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletics events
(Home events in Blue)

Thursday, February 1st       
*GOW**Girls Soccer v Irvine – 3:15 p.m.
Boys Soccer @ Irvine – 5:00 p.m.

Friday, February 2nd  
**GOW**Girls Basketball v Irvine – 5:30 p.m.
**GOW**Boys Basketball v Irvine – 7:00 p.m.

Monday, February 5th
Girls Soccer v Beckman – 3:15 p.m.
Girls Water Polo v Beckman – 4:15 p.m.
Boys Soccer v Beckman @ Tustin  – 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 6th
Girls Basketball v Beckman – 5:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball v Beckman – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 7th
Girls Water Polo @ Woodbridge – 4:15 p.m.
**GOW**Boys Soccer v Woodbridge – 4:30 p.m. 
Girls Soccer @ Woodbridge – 5:00 p.m.

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. Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – http://trojanthursday.wordpress.com
  6. Get others to do the same

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TROJAN THURSDAY 1/25/18

Welcome to Trojan Thursday – So what exactly is Trojan Thursday? Trojan Thursday is a weekly email/online blog 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 how our athletes are doing.

What’s Happening on Campus

Friday, Jan. 26th – Winter Sports Assembly and Trojan Army Day!  Wear your Trojan Army shirt tomorrow (Friday) and come to the assembly to support our teams!

Upcoming Sports Try-outs: All athletes must show current Uni Athletic ID card to coach prior to participating in try-outs.

Boys Volleyball: Thursday, January 25th @ 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. @ Uni Gym

Track & Field: Friday, January 26th @ 3:00 p.m. @ Uni Track

Baseball: Sat. Feb. 10th 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Must email Coach Gerakos if interested in attending)

Softball: Feb. 13th @ 3:00 p.m. @ Uni Softball Fields

Support the Girls Volleyball Team!

Corsage and Boutonniere for Winter Formal Feb. 3rd

Standard Rose $30 per set
Orchid or specialty flowers $35 per set

Deadline to order is Wednesday, January 31st
Cash payment due at time of order.  Flower pick up is on Saturday from 10:00am – 12:00p.m. at UHS (by the gym parking lot).
Order forms and payment will be collected in front of the main gym every day after 6th period.

For additional information contact Nidia Shuemaker at nshuemaker@yahoo.com

Winter Sports Update

Boys Basketball

Tomorrow night the Boys Varsity Basketball team will face Northwood in a big PCL showdown in the Uni gym at 7:00 p.m.  Last Saturday the Trojans played an excellent game and defeated La Salle High of Pasadena 95 – 87 at the East Los Angeles College Challenge.  Alex Bray scored 34 points and Kevin Yahampath added 26 to go along with eight assists.  Will Stenta scored ten points and grabbed 13 rebounds.  Tuesday University dropped a tough one, 85 – 70 at Beckman.  Bray finished with 33 points while Stenta recorded another double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds.  The Trojans are second in the county in team scoring while Alex Bray is the leading individual scorer in Orange County averaging 28.1 points a game.  Kevin Yahampath is leading the county in assists with a 10.3 average.  Uni also leads the county in three points field goals with 246 made, an 11.7 average per game.  Please come out tomorrow to watch the boys play.  The Trojans currently have a 14 – 7 record.

Girls Basketball

The girls basketball team is currently 5-0 after finishing the first half of league play.  Last Thursday they beat cross town rival Woodbridge 52 to 41 with standout performances by Malia Goldsmith with 18 points and Ashley Chandler with 14 points.  Then the Lady Trojans travelled to Beckman Tuesday night to pull out a victory over the Patriots 46-41.  Ashley Chandler led all scores with 20 points, while Malia Goldsmith added 14 and Neeyaz Cyrus had 10 points and 14 rebounds.  Next they will take on Northwood at home on Friday night at 530pm.

Boys Soccer

The Uni Boys Soccer team defeated Beckman on Tuesday with a huge 4-0 win. The boys will take on Northwood away today, Jan. 25th.  The boys are now ranked #1 in the polls for Division 3 soccer.   Great job boys!

Girls Soccer

Girls had a tough loss on Tuesday against Beckman. We are hoping for a better result today against Northwood here at 3:15pm. Please come down and cheer us on.

Girls Water Polo

Last Thursday, the lady Trojans went against school rival, the Woodbridge Warriors.  At half Trojans were held to two goals, scored by Ysabel Nakasone and Angela Yan.  Entering the third quarter, and a score of 5-2, our Lady Trojans, led by Caitlyn Kissinger, and Maria Langlois scored 4 straight goals.  Following these goals, UNI had to focus on defense.  Great team defense and strong efforts by Senior goalie Anne Chen, Seniors Ali Huxman and Mabel Guo, and Yuuri Yoshikawa, Joy Chen, Anne Campbell, and Jasmine Choi, UNI successfully stopped Woodbridge from scoring again.  Angela Yan went on to spark 4 more unanswered goals bringing the final score to 5 Woodbridge – 10 UNI.

This past Tuesday, the lady Trojans traveled to Beckman and struggled against the speed and strength Woodbridge shows at home.  With home school advantage and a bigger pool, the patriots out performed UNI in a 12-5 loss.  The next time we match up will be at home with the ladies ready for a rematch.

Tonight, Trojans play Northwood at Home 4:15pm.  Come support our LADY TROJANS!!! 

Wrestling

The wrestling team will compete in league finals this Saturday starting at 9:00am at Irvine High School.  Best of luck!

17-18 Winter GOW Schedule

Sport Day Date Time Location Opponent
Wrestling Wednesday 12/20 6:00 UHS Gym Corona Del Mar
Girls Water Polo Thursday

 

1/18 4:15 UHS Pool Woodbridge
Girls Soccer Thursday 2/1 3:15 Uni Stadium Irvine
Girls Basketball Friday 2/2 5:30 UHS Gym Irvine
Boys Basketball Friday 2/2 7:00 UHS Gym Irvine
Boys Soccer Thursday 2/8 3:15 Uni Stadium Woodbridge

Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletics events
(Home events in Blue)

Thursday, January 25th      
Girls Soccer v Northwood – 3:15 p.m.
Boys Soccer @ Northwood – 3:15 p.m.
Girls Water Polo v Northwood – 4:15 p.m.

Friday, January 26th
Girls Water Polo Tourney @ Ocean View – 3:40 p.m.
Girls Basketball v Northwood – 5:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball v Northwood – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 27th
Girls Water Polo Tourney @ Ocean View or Sunny Hills – TBA
Wrestling League Finals @ Irvine – 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, January 30th
Girls Soccer @ Corona Del Mar – 3:15 p.m.
Boys Soccer v Corona Del Mar – 3:15 p.m.
Girls Water Polo @ Corona Del Mar – 4:15 p.m.
Girls Basketball @ Corona Del Mar – 5:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball @ Corona Del Mar – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 31st  
Girls Water Polo v Irvine – 4:15

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. Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – http://trojanthursday.wordpress.com
  6. Get others to do the same

GO TROJANS!

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TROJAN THURSDAY 1/18/18

Welcome to Trojan Thursday – So what exactly is Trojan Thursday? Trojan Thursday is a weekly email/online blog 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 how our athletes are doing.

Pack the Gym Night Tonight!  Throw on your Trojan Army shirt and come out to the Uni Gym tonight for the much anticipated Pack the Gym Night.  Boys and Girls Basketball will take on rival Woodbridge.  Girls game starts at 5:30 and Boys game at 7:00.  Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Sports Try-outs:  All athletes must show current Uni Athletic ID card to coach prior to participating in try-outs.

Track & Field: Friday, January 26th @ 3:00 p.m. @ Uni Track

Boys Tennis: Wednesday, January 24th @ 2:30 p.m. @ Uni Tennis Courts

Baseball: Sat. Feb. 10th 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Must email Coach Gerakos if interested in attending)

Softball: Feb. 13th @ 3:00 p.m. @ Uni Softball Fields

Winter Sports Update

Boys Basketball

Uni boys basketball team hosts Woodbridge in big PCL game tonight

By TIM BURT | tiburt@scng.com | Orange County Register
January 18, 2018 at 11:31 am

University’s boys basketball team will host Woodbridge Thursday, Jan. 18 in a key Pacific Coast League game at 7 p.m.

All the PCL basketball girls and boys basketball games, including Irvine at Corona del Mar and Beckman at Northwood, are being held on Thursday instead of Friday because it is finals week in Irvine.

University (13-5, 2-1) will be going for its second win over Woodbridge this year. The Trojans defeated the Warriors 75-58 in the Gary Raya So Cal Elite Classic.

University captured a 79-67 victory over Irvine Tuesday night. Alex Bray led the Trojans with 22 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Shan Dharod made his first five three point attempts and finished with 18 points, according to Coach Mike Dinneen.

Will Stenta contributed 12 points and 9 rebounds before fouling out early in the fourth quarter, Dinneen added.

The Trojans also got a strong performance from Kevin Yahampath, who had 9 points and 10 assists.

The Trojans had a fast start, moving out to a  29-16 lead after one quarter. University led 50 -28 at halftime.

“The Trojans did not shoot well in the second half which allowed Irvine to get back in the game somewhat but Uni held on for the victory,” Dinneen said.

On Monday, University defeated Orangewood Academy 87-72 at the Mikey’s Longshot Challenge for Cancer Research at Corona del Mar High.

University broke the game open in the third quarter, scoring 36 points.

“It was the seventh win this year for the Trojans after trailing in the second half,” Dinneen said.

Bray led University with 39 points, 30 in the second half. scored Yahampath had 17 points and 10 assists.

Stenta had 11 points and 10 rebounds.

“The Trojans press was very effective recording 19 steals,” Dinneen said.

Girls Basketball

The Lady Trojans continued league play last week by defeating Northwood 59-38 with standout performance by Malia Goldsmith with 22 points and Ashley Chandler with 14 points.  The girls basketball team then went on to defeat Irvine on Tuesday night 63-43.  Malia Goldsmith had 23 points 6 assists, Ashley Chandler had 13 points 10 rebounds, and Karissa Shin added 10 points.  They will take on Woodbridge tonight (1/18) at 5:30 for Pack the gym night!

University girls basketball team 2-0 in PCL after 59-38 victory over Northwood

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By TIM BURT | tiburt@scng.com | Orange County Register
PUBLISHED: January 15, 2018 at 3:14 pm | UPDATED: January 16, 2018 at 4:25 pm

University’s girls basketball team led from the start and went on to capture a 59-38 Pacific Coast League victory over Northwood Friday, Jan. 12, at Northwood.

The Trojans (14-5, 2-0) led 17-4 after one quarter and held a 34-14 halftime lead. The Trojans, with an 8-2 run at the start of the third quarter, moved out to a 42-16 lead to start the second half.

“We came out ready to play,” said University Coach Nicole Bradshaw. “Our outside shooting was a lot better tonight.”

University went into the game with a plan of trying to contain the Timberwolves’ leading scorer Erin Matsutsuyu, who was held to six points in the first half and 14 points in the game. Monique Meriweather  and Malia Goldsmith were guarding Matsutsuyu.

“We pushed the ball and we played excellent defense on Erin. Erin is a very, very good player and we did a really good job on her and our defense really helped,” Bradshaw said.

“The rest of the team had to cover everybody else and guard two people at once because sometimes we had two people on her. The defense is what did it and everybody contributed. That’s my favorite part. It’s not one person, it’s not even two people. We have four or five people scoring at will and I loved it. It was great. It was a good win for us.”

Goldsmith led University with 22 points while Ashley Chandler added 14 points and Claire Kawata had 9 points for University. Emily Ozima added 8 points for Northwood (6-10, 0-2).

Bradshaw was pleased with the play of Goldsmith, saying, “her game is really stepping up.”

“She still has her lapses, but she is becoming a smarter basketball player and being able to shoot and drive,” Bradshaw said. “She just makes everybody else look good and I think that’s my favorite part about her.”

Goldsmith was out for two weeks with a strained calf, but has recovered and is contributing greatly.

“It was a good hard win,” said Goldsmith. “We came out really, really strong and we hit some big three’s and came out with a lot of intensity and shut down one of their best players. I think it went really, really well.”

“I think it’s a good race. I think it’s going to be a good hard fought race and it’s going to be good to watch.”

Uni girls basketball team has a key PCL game tonight against Woodbridge

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Malia Goldsmith leads University into tonight’s Pacific Coast League showdown with Woodbridge. Tim Burt photo.

By TIM BURT | tiburt@scng.com | Orange County Register
PUBLISHED: January 18, 2018 at 11:52 am | UPDATED: January 18, 2018 at 12:02 pm

University’s girls basketball team looks like the early favorite to win the Pacific Coast League title.

But the Trojans, off to a 3-0 start, could get a test Thursday, Jan. 18, when they host Woodbridge, which was also 3-0 to start the league, at 5:30 p.m. at University.

Woodbridge players went into the league thinking they had a shot at the league title as well.

“I would say us, but I don’t know,” University Coach Nicole Bradhaw said after the Trojans’ 59-38 victory over Northwood Friday, Jan. 12 when asked who the league favorite is. “I like our chances.”

All the PCL boys and girls basketball games this week are being held this week on Thursday, Jan. 18, because it was finals week this week in Irvine.

Normally, league games are held on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Boys Soccer

Boys Soccer plays Woodbridge today (1/18) at Woodbridge High.  JV and Frosh/Soph play at 3:15 while the Varsity game starts at 5:00 p.m.  Best of luck!

University boys soccer team off to fast start in PCL play

By BRENT SHAVER | Orange County Register
January 17, 2018 at 2:50 pm

The University High boys soccer team continued to roll in the Pacific Coast League.

The Trojans won their fifth straight game Thursday night, Jan. 11 beating Northwood, 6-0, on the road.

University improved its record to 10-1-2 overall and 2-0 in league.

The Trojans, who are ranked No. 3 in CIF Division 3, started league play with a 3-1 win over Corona del Mar at home last week.

The 6-0 win over Northwood wasn’t even University’s largest margin of victory this season.

Uni has 7-0 wins this season over both Kennedy and Canyon.

University has out-scored opponents, 33-6, so far this year heading into this week.

Maybe the most impressive part of University’s offensive firepower this season has been the balance in the scoring.

Fourteen different Trojan players have scored this year.

Pedro Palmaka has six goals to lead the way. But Sebastian Hertel, and Lee McEligot each have four goals and Darious Abdollahi and Omar Sabbah each have three goals.

Sam Kelley has scored two goals for University.

The Trojans will play at Woodbridge at Mark Daily field on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 5 p.m. in another league game.

Girls Soccer

The girls will be taking on Woodbridge at home today (1/18).  Varsity plays at 5:00 p.m.  It is their senior night and they will also be giving away tacos to the first 100 students at half time.  Come out and support the girls!

Girls Water Polo

Come out and support the girls for their GOW today, January 18th.   The girls will be playing Woodbridge at home.   Frosh/soph plays at 3:15, Varsity at 4:15 and JV at 5:15.  Best of luck girls!

Wrestling

Last night UNI wrestled Woodbridge and the last match ended with the team scores being tied 36-36, but UNI won by criteria by having more takedowns.  This Saturday the boys will be competing in the tournament hosted by Laguna Hills HS.  Lorena will be competing at the Lady Aztec Tournament hosted by Esperanza HS. Next Wednesday UNI will travel to Beckman in its last league dual of the season.

17-18 Winter GOW Schedule

Sport Day Date Time Location Opponent
Wrestling Wednesday 12/20 6:00 UHS Gym Corona Del Mar
Girls Water Polo Thursday

 

1/18 4:15 UHS Pool Woodbridge
Girls Soccer Thursday 1/25 3:15 Uni Stadium Northwood
Girls Basketball Friday 2/2 5:30 UHS Gym Irvine
Boys Basketball Friday 2/2 7:00 UHS Gym Irvine
Boys Soccer Thursday 2/8 3:15 Uni Stadium Woodbridge

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

(Home events in Blue)

Thursday, January 18th     
**GOW**Girls Water Polo v Woodbridge – 4:15 p.m.
Girls Soccer v Woodbridge – 5:00 p.m.
Boys Soccer @ Woodbridge – 5:00 p.m.
Girls Basketball v Woodbridge – 5:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball v Woodbridge – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 20th
Girls Wrestling Tournament @ Esperanza – 9:00 a.m.
Boys Wrestling Tournament @ Laguna Hills – 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, January 23rd
Girls Soccer @ Beckman – 3:15 p.m.
Boys Soccer v Beckman – 3:15 p.m.
Girls Water Polo @ Beckman – 4:15 p.m.
Girls Basketball @ Beckman – 5:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball @ Beckman – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 24th   
Wrestling @ Beckman – 6:00 p.m.

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. Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – http://trojanthursday.wordpress.com
  6. Get others to do the same

GO TROJANS!

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TROJAN THURSDAY 1/11/18

Welcome to Trojan Thursday – So what exactly is Trojan Thursday? Trojan Thursday is a weekly email/online blog 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 how our athletes are doing.

What’s Happening on Campus

Congrats to our Boys Lacrosse Coach, Andreas Gaynor, for being inducted into the Wissahickon High School Hall of Fame!  Andreas was honored at their 2017 Alumni Hall of Fame Induction on Oct. 6, 2017.  You can read about his accomplishments here: http://www.wsdweb.org/our-community/alumni/hall-of-fame/2017-hall-of-fame-inductees 

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Upcoming Sports Try-outs:  All athletes must show current Uni Athletic ID card to coach prior to participating in try-outs.

Boys Swimming: Friday, January 12th @ 4:00 p.m. @ Uni Pool

Track & Field: Friday, January 26th @ 3:00 p.m. @ Uni Track

Boys Tennis: January 2018 (Dates and Times TBA)

Softball: Feb. 13th @ 3:00 p.m. @ Uni Softball Fields

Baseball: Saturday, Feb. 10th from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. @ Uni Baseball Fields.  If interested in attending, contact Coach Gerakos in advance: michaelgerakos@iusd.org.

Winter Sports Update

Boys Basketball

On Tuesday the Boys Varsity Basketball Team opened Pacific Coast League play with an 82 – 78 victory over the Corona del Mar Sea Kings. Senior guards Alex Bray and Kevin Yahampath led the way by scoring 27 and 22 points, respectively.  Junior guard Andrea Roy added 11 points.  You can read all about the game in the OC Register article below. Tomorrow the boys travel to Northwood for a 7:00 p.m. game.  Over the break the boys participated in the Marin Catholic Tournament going 2 – 2.  The Trojans lost by five to the number one ranked team in San Francisco, University High, by a score of 85 – 80.  The boys posted two wins over Arcata High and Lincoln of San Francisco while dropping a contest to another San Francisco power, Lowell High.  Next week the Trojans are away at Irvine on Tuesday (1/16) and home on Thursday (1/18) after finals are over to Woodbridge.  The Trojans are currently 1 – 0 in league and 11 – 4 overall.

Bray leads University rally in final minute to knock off Corona del Mar

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By STEVE FRYER | sfryer@scng.com | Orange County Register
PUBLISHED: January 9, 2018 at 10:46 pm | UPDATED: January 10, 2018 at 9:27 am

IRVINE – Alex Bray scored 27 points and made five free throws in the game’s final minute to help University defeat Corona del Mar 82-78 in the Pacific Coast League opener for both Tuesday at Corona del Mar High.

Corona del Mar won the league championship last season. Northwood finished second. Corona del Mar and Northwood look like leading candidates for the league title this year, and University has both of them on its schedule in this league-opening week.

University coach Mike Dinneen said it is crucial that the Trojans, who finished in a three-way tie for third place last season, have a good week.

“It’s really important to get at least one of the two,” Dinneen said, “and we got one.”

University, 11-4 overall, plays at Northwood on Friday. Corona del Mar (10-5) is home against Beckman in another league game Friday.

Corona del Mar had a 77-76 lead going into the final minute. Bray made two free throws with 44 seconds to go to put University on top 78-77. He then made a steal, slicing in front of a Corona del Mar player to intercept the pass like a football cornerback, was immediately fouled and made two free throws for an 80-77 lead with 27 seconds remaining.

The Sea Kings’ Connor Schimmelpfennig made a free throw to trim the University lead to two points with 14 seconds left.

Bray was fouled upon receiving the ensuing inbounds pass. He made the first of two free throws, making it 81-78, but missed the second. Corona del Mar’s Jake Hamilton missed a 3-point try from the corner, and University’s Will Stenta got the rebound, was fouled and, with one second remaining, made a free throw to provide the final four-point margin.

Corona del Mar 6-foot-6 senior Kevin Kobrine scored 35 points with 19 rebounds. Sea Kings sophomore John Humphreys scored 29 points, 12 in the fourth quarter. Humphreys and Kobrine accounted for 73 percent of Corona del Mar’s scoring.

University’s Kevin Yahampath scored 22 points with five 3-pointers. Brandon Liu collected a team-high six rebounds for the Trojans.

Bray was 1 for 4 at the free-throw line before finishing with a 5-for-6 run in the game’s final minute. He said he was more relaxed at the line when his free throws were most important.

“I’m glad I could hit them down the stretch and help us get this win,” Bray said.

“Alex made the big plays down the stretch,” Dinneen said. “He got that steal and he all of his free throws down the stretch. He’s a big-time player.”

Girls Basketball

The Lady Trojan Basketball team is having a successful season thus far.  They are 13-5 and have set their goals high.  They took home 1st place in the WYBT Hawaii tournament over the Winter Break and have started off league play with a win over Corona Del Mar.  Claire Kawata and Ashley Chandler were standouts in the Hawaii Tournament and last night Malia Goldsmith had 24 points against CDM.  All the ladies are playing great basketball right now and will head to Northwood Friday night to take on the Timberwolves.

Boys Soccer

Boys soccer is now ranked #2 in OC behind only Servite.  Last week the OC register athlete of the week was our own Lee McEligot.  We beat Canyon 7-0 and San Juan Hills 5-0 last week and opened up league with a huge 3-1 victory over CDM on Tuesday.  Two goals from Pedro Palmaka and one from Sebastian Hertel.  Record now is 8-1-2.  We play at home today, Jan. 11th vs Northwood.  All three levels play at 3:15, come out and support the team!

Orange County boys soccer athlete of the week: University’s Lee McEligot

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University’s Lee McEligot is the Register’s boys soccer athlete of the week for Monday, Jan. 8. (Photo courtesy of University High)

By DAMIAN DOTTORE | ddottore@scng.com | Orange County Register
January 8, 2018 at 3:23 pm

The Register’s boys soccer athlete of the week for Monday, Jan. 8.

Lee McEligot
University

He finished the week with three goals and an assist to help the Trojans defeat Canyon and San Juan Hills. He scored two goals in a 7-0 victory against the Comanches.

University soccer gets breakthrough win against Corona del Mar in PCL opener

By DAMIAN DOTTORE | ddottore@scng.com | Orange County Register
PUBLISHED: January 9, 2018 at 9:07 pm | UPDATED: January 10, 2018 at 6:35 pm

RVINE – University boys soccer coach Martin Wallwork summed up Tuesday’s 3-1 Pacific Coast League victory against Corona del Mar with one word.

“Relief,” he said.

It was the first time in his five years with the Trojans that he topped his rival. And it was also a triumph that served as a good barometer for status of his program and his chances of winning the PCL championship as the battle for first place traditionally involves these two teams.

“It was an emotional game for both sets of players,” Wallwork said. “But I told my players to take the emotion out of it and play their game and treat it like any other game. And  they did a really good job of doing that. When we play top teams we want to prove something. ”

Pedro Palmaka scored two goals and Sebastien Hertel added another in the breakthrough triumph for their coach at University High.

But it was Corona del Mar that struck first in what was the league opener for both teams. The Sea Kings kept the Trojans pinned in the defensive end for early on, and took a 1-0 lead in the sixth minute when Max Rivas flicked in a long throw from Grant Glessing.

Four minutes later, though, the Trojans tied the score when Pedro Palmaka collected a rebound in the box and lined a shot inside the right post. Darious Abdollahi struck first for the Trojans, but Campbell Sheppard made a diving save. Unfortunately for the Sea Kings, Sheppard knocked the ball to Palmaka.

Sheppard, though, turned in another impressive performance for the Sea Kings, finishing with six saves, three coming off point-blank shost in the box.

“He is awesome. He has been unreal,” Corona del Mar coach George Larsen said. “We do give up a lot of chances, but he has kept so many out. It’s crazy. He has been fantastic for us.”

Hertel extended the Trojans’ lead to 2-1 in the 27th minute and Palmaka set the final margin in the 59th, converting a penalty kick after the Sea Kings were called for a handball in the box.

The game was originally scheduled to be played at Corona del Mar, but the Sea Kings play on grass, and the stormy weather on Tuesday forced the game to be moved to Uni’s turf field, so the Sea Kings will have to play two road games against the Trojans as the Jan. 30 match will remain at University.

“They are very tough play against. They put a lot of balls in the box and put a lot of pressure on you and score goals. But we knew that if we weathered those first few minutes, our football would start to show through,” Wallwork said. “And it did. We were very disappointed to concede that one goal because we knew that he had that long throw. We talked about it for days. It was very important for us to get the equalizer right away. Otherwise it would have been a long game for us.”

The Sea Kings were missing a key playmaker on Tuesday as Kyle Mabwa suffered a season-ending knee injury, tearing his ACL and LCL during a recent practice. Wallwork called Mabwa the best player in the PCL.

“He was on his way to having a good year, and I feel really bad for him,” Corona del Mar coach George Larsen said. “We will have to reinvent ourselves.”

Girls Soccer

On Tuesday, 1/9, our UNI girls’ soccer team play valiantly against Corona Del Mar, but ultimately succumbed to this amazing group of girls 1-0.  Today we are looking to rally, and beat Northwood in our match at Meadowood Park at 3:15pm!  Next Thursday, 1/18, is not only our GOW against Woodbridge at 5:00pm, but senior night as well.  To really kick things off, we will be giving out free tacos from Tacos & Co to the first 100 students during half time.  We can’t wait to see you there!

Girls Water Polo

Girls water polo plays today, 1/11 at Northwood and Friday at Irvine.  Best of luck girls!

Wrestling

Last night UNI wrestled at Irvine and lost.  Next Wednesday UNI will host Woodbridge.  Wrestling starts at 5:00 p.m. for lower levels and Varsity will follow.  Please come out and support.

17-18 Winter GOW Schedule

Sport Day Date Time Location Opponent
Wrestling Wednesday 12/20 6:00 UHS Gym Corona Del Mar
Girls Water Polo Thursday

 

1/18 4:15 UHS Pool Woodbridge
Girls Soccer Thursday 1/25 3:15 Uni Stadium Northwood
Girls Basketball Friday 2/2 5:30 UHS Gym Irvine
Boys Basketball Friday 2/2 7:00 UHS Gym Irvine
Boys Soccer Thursday 2/8 3:15 Uni Stadium Woodbridge

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

(Home events in Blue)

Thursday, January 11th
Boys Soccer v Northwood – 3:15 p.m.
Girls Soccer @ Northwood – 3:15 p.m.
Girls Water Polo @ Northwood – 4:15 p.m.

Friday, January 12th
Girls Water Polo @ Irvine – 4:15 p.m.
Girls Basketball @ Northwood – 5:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball @ Northwood – 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 16th
Boys Soccer v Irvine – 3:15 p.m.
Girls Soccer @ Irvine – 5:00 p.m.
Girls Basketball @ Irvine – 5:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball @ Irvine – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 17th
Wrestling v Woodbridge – 6:00 p.m.

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. Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – http://trojanthursday.wordpress.com  
  6. Get others to do the same

GO TROJANS!

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TROJAN THURSDAY 12/14/17

Welcome to Trojan Thursday – So what exactly is Trojan Thursday? Trojan Thursday is a weekly email/online blog 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 how our athletes are doing.

 What’s Happening on Campus

Upcoming Sports Try-outs:
All athletes must show current Uni Athletic ID card to coach prior to participating in try-outs.

Girls Swimming: Dec. 12th, 14th & 15th @ Lunch

Boys Golf: Dec. 18th – 20th  Must sign up with Coach Shea in advance: charlesshea@iusd.org 

Boys Swimming: Interest Meeting Dec. 21st @ Lunch in MPR A

Boys Tennis: January 2018 (Dates and Times TBA)

Winter Sports Update

 Boys Basketball

The Boys Basketball Team will play in the semifinals of the SoCal Elite/Gary Raya Classic this Friday at 7:00 in the University Gym.  The Trojans are currently 6 – 1 and are riding a three game winning streak.  Admission is free with an ASB card.  Uni has recently defeated highly ranked Newport Harbor and San Clemente. Last night the Trojans beat crosstown rival Woodbridge 75-58.  Guards Alex Bray and Kevin Yahampath continue to lead the way for the Trojans.  Bray scored a career high 45 points against Newport Harbor.

Girls Basketball

The Varsity girls beat San Juan Hills 42-32 on Wednesday as part of the Spartan Classic Tourney hosted by Orangewood Academy.  Next Tuesday the girls will play Tustin at home.  Varsity plays at 7:00 PM.  Come out and support!

Boys Soccer

Boys Soccer continues their winning streak with a 3-2 win over Laguna Hills on Wednesday.  Come out and support the team as they take on Brea Olinda tomorrow night (12/15) at 7:00 PM in the Uni Stadium.

Girls Soccer

Girls Soccer came out victorious over Laguna Hills yesterday, beating the Hawks 3-1. Come out and support the girls tomorrow night (12/15) as they take on La Habra in the Uni Stadium at 5:00 PM.

Girls Water Polo

Girls Water Polo beat Aliso Niguel 8-6 on Tuesday.  The girls will be travelling to Garden Grove today (12/14) for another non-league game.  Best of luck girls!

Wrestling

Last night, Dec. 13th, UNI wrestled Northwood and all three levels won with Varsity dominating Northwood 60-21.   Last weekend, Lorena Egea competed in the Santa Ana tournament and won 1st going 4-0 and won Middle weight MVP of the tournament.  All of Lorena’s wins came as pins with her finals match lasting 8 seconds.  Last weekend the Boys competed at the Tustin tournament with Ethan Chin placing 3rd and Sebastian Corona placing 5th. This weekend Lorena Egea will be competing in the Girls Tournament of Champions at Cerritos College and the Boys will be competing at the El Toro tournament.  Next Wednesday will be the second league dual of the season and GOW against Corona del Mar.  Wrestling will begin at 5pm.  Come out and Support!

17-18 Winter GOW Schedule

Sport Day Date Time Location Opponent
Wrestling Wednesday 12/20 6:00 UHS Gym Corona Del Mar
Girls Water Polo Thursday

 

1/18 4:15 UHS Pool Woodbridge
Girls Soccer Thursday 1/25 3:15 Uni Stadium Northwood
Girls Basketball Friday 2/2 5:30 UHS Gym Irvine
Boys Basketball Friday 2/2 7:00 UHS Gym Irvine
Boys Soccer Thursday 2/8 3:15 Uni Stadium Woodbridge

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

(Home events in Blue)

Thursday, December 14th   
Girls Water Polo @ Garden Grove – 3:15 PM

Friday, December 15th  
Boys Basketball Tournament – Time and Location TBA
Girls Soccer v La Habra – 5:00 PM
Boys Soccer v Brea Olinda – 7:00 P

Saturday, December 16th  
Boys Basketball Tournament – Time and Location TBA
Girls Basketball Tournament @ Orangewood Academy – Time TBA
Girls Wrestling @ Cerritos College – 9:00 AM
Boys Wrestling @ El Toro – 9:30 AM

Tuesday, December 19th
Girls Soccer v Ocean View – 3:15 PM
Girls Water Polo v Laguna Hills – 4:15 PM
Boys Soccer v Pacifica – 5:00 PM
Girls Basketball v Tustin – 7:00 PM

Wednesday, December 20th  
Girls Water Polo v Cajon – 4:15 PM
***GOW***Wrestling v Corona Del Mar – 6:00 PM

Thursday, December 21st
Girls Soccer v Warren – 3:15 PM

Friday, December 22nd
Wrestling Tournament @ Brea Olinda – Time TBA
Boys Soccer @ Capistrano Valley – 6:30 PM
Boys Basketball v Sonora – 7:00 PM

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. Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – http://trojanthursday.wordpress.com
  6. Get others to do the same

Go Trojans!

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TROJAN THURSDAY 12/7/17

Welcome to Trojan Thursday – So what exactly is Trojan Thursday? Trojan Thursday is a weekly email/online blog 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 how our athletes are doing.

What’s Happening on Campus

Upcoming Sports Try-outs:
All athletes must show current Athletic ID card to coach prior to participating in try-outs.

Baseball:
Dec. 4th (3:15 – 4:30)
Dec. 6th (2:45 – 4:15)
Dec. 7th & 8th (3:15 – 4:30)

Track & Field:  Dec. 7th (3:10 – 4:30) @ Uni Track

Swimming: Dec. 12th – 14th @ Lunch

Boys Golf: Dec. 18th – 20th   – Must sign up with Coach Shea in advance: charlesshea@iusd.org

Boys Tennis:  January 2018 (Dates and Times TBA)

Winter Sports Update

Boys Basketball

The Boys Varsity Basketball team scored two big wins to start the St. Margaret’s (San Juan Capistrano) Tournament and improve their record to 3 – 0.  University defeated Sage Hill 68 – 29 on Tuesday.  Alex Bray had 16 points and 14 rebounds while Kevin Yahampath added 15 points and nine assists.  Yesterday the Trojans beat Pacifica Christian of Newport Beach 109 – 69 behind Bray’s 27 points and four three Pointers.  Yahampath dished out 15 assists and scored 11 points.  Bryan Nguyen added 13 points and ten rebounds while Shan Dharod hit three 3pters and scored 11 points.  Uni made 17 threes during the game.  On Friday (12/8) the Trojans take on San Juan Hills in the semifinals at 6:30 p.m.  Saturday night the team will face either Mission Viejo or Newport Harbor.  Admission is free which means that Coach Dinneen will pay for your ticket.

Girls Basketball

The Trojan Girls Basketball team finished off the South Coast Classic in 5th place with only one loss and that was to Mater Dei.  It was a very successful start to the season.  Ashley Chandler and Malia Goldsmith were named to the All-tournament team, but the victories were truly a team effort.  Stand out performances from Neeyaz Cyrus, Monique Meriwether and Karissa Shin added to the wins!  They will now travel to Katella Thursday night for a non-league game at 7pm.

Boys Soccer

The Uni Boys continue their winning season with a 2-0 win over El Modena on Tuesday.  The entire Boys Soccer program will be heading to Esperanza High School tomorrow, Dec. 8th for a non-league match-up.  All games start at 3:00 PM.  Good luck boys!

Girls Soccer

UNI Girls Soccer has started off the year strong, with a 3-1 victory over Capistrano Valley High School putting our season at 3-1-0.  Emma Goolsby has already started off the season strong as our lead scorer with 5 goals already this preseason! This great start can only be due to the bond these girls have as a team, and the commitment they have to their UNI soccer family.  Today we look to strengthen our standings as we take on Marina High School on their home turf, today at 3:00pm.  We will be returning to our own field for our game next Friday (12/15) against La Habra High School at 5:00pm.  You don’t want to miss out on this game as we will have giveaways and free tacos to the first 100 students during half time! The boys’ soccer game will also have their game that night, so don’t miss out!

Girls Water Polo

University Girls Water polo conquers Portola once again. For the third time running, UNI’s JV team beats Portola in a close game. In the first quarter, UNI was winning with a 4-2 lead. Joy Chen (So.) scoring 2, with Mae Altarac (So.) and Savanna Cruz (So.) scoring 1. During the second quarter Portola earned 2 goals to bring the score to a 4-4 tie. In the third and fourth quarter a standstill kept up the suspense until player Joy Chen (So.), scored in the last few seconds, earning the game winning goal against the bulldogs. Bringing the score to 5-4 win for UNI. UNI’s frosh team hopes to be successful in the next round against Portola; for now all other UNI water polo girls are practicing hard and looking forward to a promising season.

Wrestling

Last night, JV and Frosh/Soph wrestled Portola High School and both teams won their duals, 48-18 and 39-12.  This Saturday Lorena Egea will look to win her first tournament of the season at Santa Ana High School.  The boys will be wrestling Saturday at the Tustin tournament.  Next week wrestling will kick off league with an away dual at Northwood on Wednesday December 13th.

***Winter GOW Schedule Coming Soon***

Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletic events
(Home events in Blue)

Thursday, December 7th  
Girls Water Polo – Irvine El Nino Tourney – 3:00 PM
Girls Soccer @ Marina – 3:00 PM
Girls Basketball @ Katella – 7:00 PM

Friday, December 8th  
Boys Basketball Tournament @ St. Margaret’s– 6:30 PM
Boys Soccer @ Esperanza – 3:00 PM

Saturday, December 9th  
Boys Basketball Tournament @ St. Margaret’s– Time TBA
Girls Water Polo – Irvine El Nino Tourney – Time TBA
Girls Wrestling Tourney @ Santa Ana HS – 9:30 AM
Wrestling Tourney @ Tustin HS – 10:00 AM

Monday, December 11th
Girls Basketball Tourney @ Orangewood Academy – 6:00 PM

Tuesday, December 12th
Girls Water Polo v. Aliso Niguel – 4:15 PM
Boys Basketball Tournament @ Woodbridge – 5:30 PM
Girls Basketball Tourney @ Orangewood Academy – 6:00 PM

Wednesday, December 13th
Boys Basketball Irvine Tourney – Time TBA
Girls Soccer @ Laguna Hills – 4:30 PM
Girls Basketball Tourney @ Orangewood Academy – 4:30 PM
Wrestling @ Northwood – 6:00 PM
Boys Soccer @ Laguna Hills – 6:30 PM

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. Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – http://trojanthursday.wordpress.com
  6. Get others to do the same

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