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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TROJAN THURSDAY 11/30/17

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:

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

Track & Field:  Dec. 7th  (3:00 – 4:30) @ Uni Track

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

Boys Lacrosse Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Winter Sports

Boys Basketball

The Boys Varsity Basketball Team opened their season last night with a 67-62 victory over Corona Santiago.  Senior guard Alex Bray led the way scoring 34 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.  Junior forward Brandon Liu posted a double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds.  Senior guard Kevin Yahampath dished out 16 assists.  The score was tied at 18 after the first quarter.  The Trojans got the lead midway through the second quarter and never relinquished it the rest of the way.

Next week the boys will participate in the St. Margaret’s Tournament.  On Tuesday the Trojans face Sage Hill at 5:00 and then play Pacifica Christian on Wednesday at 3:30.  Admission for the tournament at St. Margaret’s is free.

Girls Basketball

The University Girls Basketball team got off to a great start last week defeating Mission Viejo 62-19.  Junior Malia Goldsmith lead all scores with 16 point.  Karissa Shin added 12 points, Ashley Chandler had 12 points and Claire Kawata had 11 points.  Monday, the Lady Trojans opened the South Coast Tournament playing Mater Dei.  The team lost but had a valiant effort.  Malia Goldsmith had 13 points against the Monarchs.  The girls took on El Toro Wednesday night and came out victorious 58-38.  Malia had 19 points, 6 assists and 6 steals.  Ashley Chandler had 10 points and 13 rebounds. The team will now play Foothill Friday Night at 630pm.

Boys Soccer

Boys soccer started their pre-season with a big 7-0 win over Kennedy High School. They were the only team we failed to beat last year in preseason with a 1-1 tie.   Fittingly, Ryan Romero captained the side with a heavy heart and scored his and our first goal of the year. The courage he showed is remarkable.  Senior Darious Abdollahi scored a hat trick, the first time that has been done on opening day in recent history.  Goals were scored by: Darious Abdollahi 3, Ryan Romero, Omar Sabbagh, Ivan Ma, and Kian Mohseni.

Assists for: Aydin Abdollahi, Dhanvi Desu, Lee McEligot 2, Shadman Shaker, and Giorgio Conta.

Next up is D1 powerhouse Huntington Beach on Friday here at Uni at 3:15.  Come out and show your support!

Girls Soccer

The Girls’ Soccer team has gotten off to an amazing start.  They defeated Godinez 3-0 on Monday and El Modena 3-1 on Wednesday.  They will be taking on Orange Lutheran away on Friday, 12/1.  Best of luck girls!

Girls Water Polo

The Girls Water Polo team will be participating in the El Dorado tournament this Friday and Saturday.  Friday’s games will be played at Yorba Linda High School.  Best of luck girls!

Wrestling

The Wrestling team has been practicing hard preparing for the season.  Varsity and JV will be competing this weekend at the Millikan Duals Tournament.  Next Wednesday is the first home dual of the season vs Portola, wrestling will start at 5:00PM.

***Winter GOW Schedule Coming Soon***

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

Friday, December 1st
Girls Basketball Tournament @ Uni – Time TBA
Boys Wrestling Tournament @ Millikan – 3:00 PM
Girls Soccer @ Orange Lutheran – 3:15 PM
Boys Soccer v Huntington Beach – 3:15 PM
Girls Wrestling Tournament @ Beckman – 5:00 PM
Girls Water Polo Tournament @ Yorba Linda – 6:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Saturday, December 2nd
Girls Water Polo Tournament – Time & Location TBA
Girls Basketball Tournament @ Uni – Time TBA
Boys Wrestling Tournament @ Millikan – 9:00 AM

Tuesday, December 5th
Boys Soccer v. El Modena – 3:15 PM
Girls Soccer @ Capistrano Valley – 5:00 PM
Boys Basketball Tournament @ St. Margaret’s Episcopal – 5:00 PM

Wednesday, December 6th
Boys Basketball Tournament @ St. Margaret’s Episcopal – 3:30 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

GO TROJANS!

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Girls Golf State Champs!!!!

Girls Golf wins California State Championships!

Girls Golf Championships

The girls finished in first place by 7 strokes!  We also had three girls finish with individual medals for 4th place:  Dana Choi, Nodoka Honda and Coco Yang.  Congratulations girls!

University girls golf team wins state title; Troy finishes second

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The University girls golf team won the CIF State championship on Tuesday, finishing seven shots ahead of runner-up Troy at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach.

Dana Choi, Nodoka Honda and Coco Yang each shot a 3-over 74 to lead the way for the Trojans, while Samantha Cabunag shot a 79 and Alexis Kim shot 82.

Troy, which finished second at the state tournament last year too, was led by Isabel Sy (75) and Kamile Dimayuga (77) and Mylan Hirata (77).

The lowest score of the day was a 2-under 69 shot by Zoe Campos of West Ranch of Santa Clarita.

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TROJAN THURSDAY 11/09/17

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

Fall Signing Day 2017 at Uni

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On Wednesday, Nov. 8th, Samantha Cabunag (Center) signed her National Letter of Intent to play Women’s Golf at Southern Illinois University.  David Schlomovits (right) committed to play Baseball at Point Loma Nazarene University and Aidan Yong (left) has committed to UC San Diego for Swimming and Diving.  Congratulations to all!

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Upcoming Sports Try-outs:

Boys Lacrosse: Nov. 16th 3:00 – 5:00 – Uni Softball Fields

Boys Golf: Dec. 18th – 20th    – Must attend the interest meeting on Nov. 16th in the MPR during lunch.

Baseball:  Dec. 4th (3:15 – 4:30)

Dec. 6th (2:45 – 4:15)

Dec. 7th & 8th (3:15 – 4:30)

Fall Sports

CIF Play-Off Updates

Girls Golf

The Uni Girls Golf team finished 3rd last Thursday in Oxnard at the CIF SCGA Qualifying Tournament.  They have made it further than any Uni golf team has in our history!  The girls are competing today in Riverside for a spot at the state tournament in Pebble Beach.  They need to finish in the top three to qualify.  Congratulations and best of luck!

Cross Country

Junior Cecilia Langlois and Freshman Collette Lowengrub will be competing at the Division 1 CIF Southern Section Prelims tomorrow morning in Riverside. We wish these girls the best of luck as they race alongside the best in Southern California. GO UNI XC!

Girls Tennis

The girl’s tennis team defeated 2nd seeded Peninsula high, 12 to 6 in the CIF D-I semi-final played at Peninsula high school yesterday, Nov. 8th!  The 6th seeded Trojans were led by sophomore Cami Brown who swept her three sets playing singles.  Junior Dana Feng also won 2 of her 3 sets at 3rd singles.  In doubles, freshmen Emily Markus and Mya Wang continued their incredible season winning all three sets and senior captain Kayla Agustin and freshmen Therese Garcia won 2 of 3 sets at third doubles.  The girls will now move on to the CIF final on Friday against Pacific Coast league rival, CdM.  The teams have already met twice this year with the Sea Kings coming out on top both times.

Looking through the record books, this will be the 15th time a Uni boys or girls tennis team has played in the CIF final at the Claremont Tennis Club since 2002!

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

(Home events in Blue)

 

Thursday 11/09

Girls Golf – CIF – SCGA So Cal Championship @ Canyon Crest Country Club – 8:00 AM

Friday 11/10

Girls Tennis CIF Finals vs Corona Del Mar @ Claremont Club – 11:15 AM

Girls Cross Country – CIF Prelims @ Riverside Cross Country Course – 9:00 AM

 

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 11/02/17

What’s Happening on Campus

Upcoming Sports Try-outs:

Girls Water Polo: Nov. 6th – 8th (3p.m. – 5p.m.)

Boys Basketball: Nov. 6, 7 & 9 (3p.m. – 5p.m.)

Soccer (2nd Try-out): Nov. 7-9 – After School – fall sport athletes or invitation from coach

Baseball: Dec. 4th (3:15 – 4:30)

Dec. 6th (2:45 – 4:15)

Dec. 7th & 8th (3:15 – 4:30)

Boys Golf: Dec. 18 – 20 (Must attend lunch meeting on Nov. 16th in MPR B)

Fall Sports

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

Football

Check out Woodbridge game photos on the UNI Football Boosters website: unitrojans.com and read about the game online at OC Varsity.

Congratulations to last week’s Players of the Game!

  • Offensive – Branton Lucas
  • Defensive – David Nguyen
  • Special Teams – Jaden Henry

Last League Game against Beckman today (Thursday) at 7pm at Tustin High School (1171 El Camino Real, Tustin)! Freshman plays Beckman away today at 3 p.m. at Beckman High School.  JV plays Beckman at home on Friday at 3 p.m. Please come and support all our teams and players!

Girls Golf

The girl’s golf team won a CIF Championship on Monday at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley. The team score of 365 (5 over par) was 12 strokes better than second place Woodbridge. Nodoka Honda shot a three under par 69 to tie in first place of all individual scores. Coco Yang shot a two under 70. Alexis Kim came in at 1 over 73. Samantha Cabunag scored a 75. Dana Choi shot 78 and Kristin Shea, 82.  The girl’s played really well as a team.

Today we are in Oxnard playing for a shot at the next round of CIF. We are playing against 12 teams. The top four move on to CIF team qualifying for CIF state. If we place top four we will play next week in Riverside for a chance to go to state in Pebble Beach.

In addition, three players, Nodoka, Dana and Alexis are playing today for the CIF Individual Championship.

University stays calm, wins CIF-SS Southern Divisional team championship

Golf championships 11.02.17

By DAMIAN DOTTORE | ddottore@scng.com | Orange County Register

FOUNTAIN VALLEY – Nodoka Honda has become very good at multi-tasking, and that, University girls golf coach Kevin Kasper said, has improved her scores on the golf course.

“I know it is a cliché when people say that this game is one shot at a time,” he said, “and so I think it (multi-tasking) helps her zero in when her thoughts are going in 100 different directions.”

She was definitely preoccupied Monday at Mile Square Golf Course, knowing that she had a big chemistry test Tuesday.  While she was waiting to take her next shot during the CIF-SS Southern Team Divisional, she pulled out some flashcards to give herself a quick pop quiz. By the end of the round she had 15 of the 24 answers memorized.

“I do that to calm myself down. It relaxes me,” she said. “I know it made me play better.”

While she clearly needed to do more studying to secure an A on her chemistry exam, she aced her test for the Trojans at Mile Square, shooting a 3-under-par 69 to help University win the divisional championship.

The Trojans finished 5 over par as a team, posting a 365 to beat Pacific Coast League rival Woodbridge by 12 strokes. Huntington Beach placed third with a 396. All three teams advance to the WSCGA team qualifying tournament on Thursday, Nov. 2, at River Ridge Golf Club in Oxnard.

“It feels really nice. We came together as a team,” Honda said. “We played very well, and we were really motivated to win.”

The Trojans were the only team in the field to have two players card a sub-par round. Coco Yang fired a 70, and all five of University’s scoring players finished in the 70s. Alexis Kim finished with a 73 while Samantha Cabunag and Dana Choi added a 75 and 78, respectively.

“We really don’t have a true No. 1 player. Every girl can score,” Kasper said. “Our strength is in our depth.  That has been the case for this team for the past three years, and each year we have seen improvement.”

Two years ago the Trojans finished third in this divisional, missing a victory by one stroke. Last year, they finished in second place, three shots back.

“I think it motivated the team this year. We talked about it as we were going into league finals and then this,” Kasper said. “It is sometimes hard to tell with girls how much it motivated them, but I think they all wanted to play well today. I think this shows too that we have one of the strongest leagues around.”

This kind of success is rare for Woodbridge. It is the first time in school history the Warriors have advanced out of a girls golf divisional.

“I couldn’t be more proud of them,” Woodbridge coach Tracy Roberts said. “We have never had the depth to get it done before. When you have four in the 70s and one on the 60s, how can you complain?”

Woodbridge’s Yuki Yoshihara, the Pacific Coast League champion, shared medalist honors with Honda and West Torrance’s Reina Tain by shooting a 69.

The highest score the Warriors had to keep Monday was Ashlee Chung’s 79. Azuma Arai finished with a 74 and Briana Park and Caylee Chung rounded out the scoring for Woodbridge with a 77 and 78, respectively.

“We are finally happy to make a road trip,” Roberts said. “Look at how they are jumping around giggling and laughing. The young players stepped up when they needed to, and that was the difference for us.”

Cross Country

Uni Girls Cross Country had some exciting performances at the Pacific Coast League Finals this week. Junior Cecilia Langlois came back from an injury stronger than ever, running an outstanding time of 17:23 for 2nd overall in the varsity girls race. She is now the #6 fastest girl in school history, even placing her ahead of Uni legend Polly Plummer. Freshman Collette Lowengrub finished 4th overall, with an impressive time of 17:54 over three miles. Avery Klauke also had a strong race, finishing 10th overall with a personal best time of 18:23. Lowengrub and Klauke are now #14 and #20 all time. Unfortunately, our varsity team barely lost a tie for 3rd place and will not be competing as a team at CIF. However, we are excited to cheer on Ceci and Collette as they will be competing as individuals at the CIF SS Prelims next Friday, 11/10 in Riverside. We are happy to be returning our entire varsity team next year and we look forward to cheering these two girls on in the post season. GO UNI XC!!!

Uni boys competed in the PCL league championships yesterday at Irvine park. Most of the team came home with their best performance of the season. In the boys varsity race, our boys had to be at their best with the entire field coming through the first mile at 5 min and to be in the top 20 out of the field of 42, they had to run sub 16 min for the 3 miles. We had one individual do that for the first time and that was Ryan Duffy who was our top performer. Other great performances came from Christian Go, Raja Batra, Nick Choi, Abhi Nisha Anish, Chris Lohmyer. With a young team, we look forward to next year in the new league.

Go Trojan Cross Country!

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Girls Tennis

The girls tennis team started the CIF D-I playoffs with a 16 to 2 win over Sage Hill.  Cami Brown, Kamar Alajeely and Dana Feng all swept their three matches at singles to lead the Trojans.  Freshmen Mya Wang and Emily Markus won 2 sets playing 1st doubles, Sasha Iraniha and Tiffany Markus won 2 sets at 2nd doubles and Ashi Parashar and Therese Garcia won 2 sets at third doubles before all three teams were subbed out in the third round.  The girls will travel to Manhattan Beach on Friday to take on Mira Costa for a 2nd round match.

In the Pacific Coast League individual tournament, sophomore Cami Brown had an incredible run in the singles draw before losing in the championship match.  Mya Wang and Emily Markus finished in third place in the doubles competition.  All three girls were named to the Pacific Coast All-League first team!  We are so proud of them and all of our girls.

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

(Home events in Blue)

Thursday 11/02

Girls Golf SoCal Championships – River Ridge Golf Course, Oxnard, CA – 8:30 AM

Football v Beckman @ Tustin High School – 7:00 PM

Friday 11/03

Girls Tennis Play-off Match @ Mira Costa – 2:00 PM

Monday 11/06

Potential Girls Tennis Play-off Match @ Uni

 

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 10/26/17

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

Trojan Army Day

Wear your Blue Trojan Army shirt on Friday, Oct. 27th and come out to the Stadium at 7:00 PM to watch the Trojans beat Woodbridge during our last home football game of the season.  Stop by The Habit down the street from Uni before the game and mention the Uni Girls Basketball team and a portion of the proceeds will go back to the team!

Trojan Army Gear

Tie-dye Trojan Army shirts and Pink Trojan Army shirts available now in the SAC.  Get yours today!

Upcoming Sports Try-outs:

Girls Water Polo: Nov. 6th – 8th (3p.m. – 5p.m.)

Boys Basketball: Nov. 6, 7 & 9 (3p.m. – 5p.m.)

Soccer (2nd Try-out): Nov. 7-9 – After School – fall sport athletes or invitation from coach

Baseball: Dec. 4th (3:15 – 4:30)

Dec. 6th (2:45 – 4:15)

Dec. 7th & 8th (3:15 – 4:30)

Boys Golf: Dec. 18th – 20th – Must attend info meeting on Dec. 5th @ Lunch – MPR A

Fall GOW Schedule 2017

Sport Day Date Time Location Opponent
Girls Golf Thursday 9/21 3:00 Rancho San Joaquin Woodbridge
Girls Volleyball *Pink Out*

Tuesday

10/3 5:15 UHS Gym Woodbridge
Cross Country Thursday 10/5 3:00 Mason Park League Cluster Meet
Girls Tennis Tuesday 10/10 3:15 Uni Tennis Courts Corona Del Mar
Boys Water Polo Tuesday 10/17 4:15 UHS Pool Irvine
Football Friday 10/27 7:00 Uni Stadium Woodbridge

Fall Sports

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

Football

Varsity and Freshman lost to Irvine last week, while JV had a 14-12 win.  Check out game photos on the Uni Football Boosters website: unitrojans.com.  You can read all about the game in the OC Varsity article below:

Irvine fends off late challenge from University to win crucial PCL game

 By TIM BURT | tiburt@scng.com | Orange County Register 

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IRVINE – Irvine held off a comeback bid by University in the fourth quarter to capture a wild 31-30 Pacific Coast League victory Friday night at Irvine.

Irvine (5-3, 2-1) made a big defensive stop late in the game, stopping University (5-3, 1-2) on a fourth-and-one play at the Irvine 25 with 4:41 remaining.

University got the ball back again on the Trojans’ 46-yard line with 2:15 left following an interception by Jackson Muniz.

But the drive stalled and Irvine took over with 1:34  left, then celebrated the victory which helps the Vaqueros keep their CIF-SS playoff hopes alive.

Irvine led, 31-27, after three quarters but University cut the lead to 31-30 on a 22-yard field goal by Sam Kelley with 6:55 remaining.

Quarterback Marc Filia led Irvine passing for 295 yards and two TDs. Irvine’s Bryce Tanikawa hauled in four catches for 120 yards and a touchdown.

Rian Fields had three catches for 87 yards for the Vaqueros.

University was led by Daniel Dolan, who rushed for 197 yards and three touchdowns. Dolan also hauled in a 39-yard pass from quarterback Tristan Lucas to set up one of the scores.

But Dolan came out of the game with an injury with 10:07 left and did not return.

Dolan capped a big first half when he ran from 42 yards out to put the Trojans ahead, 20-17, with 1:04 left in the first half.

But Irvine battled back.

Filia connected with Tanikawa on a 39-yard TD pass with 18 seconds left in the second quarter to give the Vaqueros a 24-20 halftime lead.

University was victimized by two turnovers in the first half, including a fumble on the opening drive after it advanced the ball to the Irvine 26 yard-line.

Irvine capitalized, moving ahead, 3-0, on a 27-yard field goal by Jacob Yi midway through the first quarter.

Austin Lake was also solid for University, rushing for 46 yards on nine carries for University.

Irvine won despite having three turnovers.

Girls Golf

The Girl’s Golf Team completed league finals last week and qualified 5 individual players for the CIF Individual Girl’s Golf Regional that was played this past Tuesday.  Three members of our team finished in the top 36 which qualifies them for the next level of CIF. Dana Choi finished in 5th place with an even par 71 at Dad Miller Golf Course in Anaheim. Nodoka Honda and Alexis Kim also qualified with scores of 76 and 77 respectively. They move on to the Southern California Championships to be played in Oxnard next Thursday. As for the whole team, we play in the CIF Team Divisional this coming Monday at Mile Square.

Cross Country

Uni Girls cross country raced at the Riverside Invitational this past Saturday on the CIF SS Prelims/Finals course. Our Varsity girls placed 10th overall in a competitive field with some of the best in the Southern Section. Collette Lowengrub led our team once again, finishing 9th overall with a time of 18:41. Avery Klauke finished in 13th place with a time of 18:56. Rounding out our varsity team was Cecilia Langlois, Marta Meinardi, Sydney Field, Mackenzie Field and Vani Tankha. We compete at the Pacific Coast League Finals next Wednesday, November 1st at Irvine Regional Park. We are looking forward to some great performances and possibly sending multiple runners to CIF this year. Races start at 2pm, come support! GO UNI XC!

This last weekend the Boys Cross Country team competed at the Riverside Cross Country Invitational which is the site of CIF prelims and finals. At this meet we were allowed to run 12 athletes at the varsity level which was a great opportunity for our boys team to determine the varsity runners for league finals. Our #1 runner was out sick with #2 and #3 out injured but all with standing we had some great performances by Ryan Duffy, Nick Choi, Justin Soliman, Abhi Nisha Anesh, Chris Lohmyer, Raja Batra and Micheal Blinstrub. League Finals will be next week at Irvine Park.

Go Trojan Cross Country

Girls Tennis

The varsity tennis team finished the regular season this week by defeating Beckman 12 to 2 on Monday and Northwood 12 to 6 on Wednesday.  The girls finished the regular season in 2nd place in the Pacific Coast league with a record of 8 wins and 2 losses.  The 2nd ranked team in Orange County will begin the CIF playoffs next Wednesday at Home.

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

(Home events in Blue)

Thursday 10/26

Girls Tennis League Finals @ Beckman – 1:00 PM

Friday 10/27

***GOW***Football v Woodbridge – 7:00 PM

Monday 10/30

Girls Golf CIF Team Divisional – Mile Square Golf Course – 8:00 AM

Wednesday 11/01

Cross Country League Finals @ Irvine Regional Park – 2:00 PM

Girls Tennis Play-off match – Time and location TBA

Thursday 11/02

Girls Golf SoCal Championships – River Ridge Golf Course, Oxnard, CA – 8:30 AM

Football v Beckman @ Tustin High School – 7:00 PM

Friday 11/03

Potential Girls Tennis Play-off Match – Time and Location TBA

 

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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Support Uni Athletics!

Girls Lacrosse

Stop by Chronic Tacos today, October 24th and show this flyer to help support the Uni Girls Lacrosse team!

Uni Girls LAX - Fundraising Flyer

Girls Basketball

Need a place to eat on Friday before the big football game?  Visit The Habit this Friday, Oct. 27th from 4:00PM – 10:00PM and show this flyer for 20% back to Uni Girls Basketball.

Girls Basketball fundraiser

Go Trojans!

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TROJAN THURSDAY 10/19/17

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

Trojan Army Gear:  Tie-dye Trojan Army shirts and Pink Trojan Army shirts available now in the SAC.  Get yours today!

Mandatory Wrestling Meeting:  Any students interested in joining the Wrestling team this year should attend the mandatory wrestling meeting during LUNCH on Thursday, Oct. 26th in the MPR.  Any students who cannot attend the meeting should email Coach Takemura at kevintakemura@iusd.org.

Upcoming Try-outs:

Wrestling: Mandatory Meeting @ Lunch Oct. 26th – MPR B

Girls Water Polo: Nov. 6th – 8th (3p.m. – 5p.m.)

Boys Basketball: Nov. 6, 7 & 9 (3p.m. – 5p.m.)

Soccer (2nd Try-out): Nov. 7-9 – After School – fall sport athletes or invitation from coach

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

Boys Golf: Dec. 18th – 20th – Must attend info meeting on Dec. 5th @ Lunch – MPR A

Fall GOW Schedule 2017

Sport Day Date Time Location Opponent
Girls Golf Thursday 9/21 3:00 Rancho San Joaquin Woodbridge
Girls Volleyball *Pink Out*

Tuesday

10/3 5:15 UHS Gym Woodbridge
Cross Country Thursday 10/5 3:00 Mason Park League Cluster Meet
Girls Tennis Tuesday 10/10 3:15 Uni Tennis Courts Corona Del Mar
Boys Water Polo Tuesday 10/17 4:15 UHS Pool Irvine
Football Friday 10/27 7:00 Uni Stadium Woodbridge

Fall Sports

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

Football

Varsity fell to CDM last week, and are now 5-2 for the season. Check out game photos on the UNI Football Boosters website: unitrojans.com.  Varsity plays at Irvine High School tomorrow night, 10/20 at 7:00 PM.  Come out and support!

Congratulations to last week’s Players of the Game!

  • Offensive – Sky Roberts
  • Defensive – Max Haughey
  • Special Teams – Zach Goodfriend

Girls Golf

The Uni Girl’s golf team has had a busy week. On Monday, we played the first day of league finals. During this day of the tournament we were making up a match against Woodbridge that was cancelled due to the canyon fire last week. We beat Woodbridge to secure a co-championship with them for the PCL. Yesterday, 5 of our starters advanced on to the CIF first round.  There are only 9 golfers that can qualify from our league and Uni has 5. Here are the results of the Pacific Coast League Finals:

Dana Choi finished 2nd, Nodoka Honda 4th, Alexis Kim 5th, Samantha Cabunag 6th, and Coco Yang 7th. They move on to play CIF as individuals next Tuesday. The team also qualified for the CIF Team Division to be played 10/30.

Cross Country

UNI Cross Country competed at the Orange County Championship meet this past Saturday at Oak Canyon Park. We had some exciting performances in the varsity girls race. Freshman Collette Lowengrub continues to impress as she was named “All County” by finishing as the #3 fastest freshman of the entire day with a time of 18:49. Avery Klauke also had a great race, finishing 14th overall (time 19:18) in the varsity race against some tough competition. Lowengrub and Klauke both finished in the top 100 in the county, placing 31st and 72nd respectively. The rest of our varsity finishers included Marta Meinardi, Sydney Field, Vani Tankha, Roseanne Yu and Harper Klauke. This weekend we will be at the Riverside Invitational where we look forward to racing on the CIF SS championship course. GO UNI XC!

The boys Cross Country had another tough weekend at the OC Cross Country Championships. Uni’s true nature was seen with 55% of the team out for ACT and PSAT testing. Our top performance for the day came from Christian Go, Chris Lohmeyer, and Daniel Vilchis. Our next meet will be this Saturday at the Riverside Invitational. The team will be at full strength and we look forward to some more PR’s on the season. Go Trojan Cross Country

Girls Volleyball

Come out and support the girls next Monday, Oct. 23rd.  The girls will be taking on Beckman in the Uni gym for their last game of the season.  It is also their senior night. Varsity plays at 5:15 PM.  Hope to see you there!

Girls Tennis

The Uni girls varsity tennis team defeated Irvine on Tuesday.  On Wednesday the girls lost to CDM.  Sophomore Cami Brown had her best performance of the season winning two out of her three sets against some of the top girls in So Cal.  Playing on center court at the Racquet Club of Irvine, Cami capped off her impressive day with a 6-2 win over a girl who had defeated her a week earlier.  The girls are now 5-2 in the Pacific Coast league and 9-4 overall and will be on the road at Woodbridge today.

Boys Water Polo

The University Boys water polo team beat Irvine on Tuesday with a close victory of 13-12.  With it being senior day, the game had plenty of pre game distractions.  Starting the game, the Irvine High team jumped up with 2 quick unanswered goals, and it was an upward climb to catch up in the first half.  However, pulling his team from a 3 goal deficit, Co-team Captain Joe Nagy rallied in the 3rd quarter.  With help from seniors Bennett Kidder, Nelson Tello, Kyle Mumm, and freshman Matt Wallin and Stewart Campbell all adding clutch goals.  Contributing to this top performance was the defensive efforts of Bennett Kidder and Andrew Weller.  An overall effort by the entire teams efforts is what brought UNI to victory, and gave our athletes the best league record they have had in their 4 years here.

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

(Home events in Blue)

Thursday 10/19

Girls Tennis @ Woodbridge – 3:15 PM

Boys Water Polo @ Woodbridge – 4:15 PM

Girls Volleyball @ Woodbridge – 5:15 PM

Friday 10/20

Football @ Irvine – 7:00 PM

Saturday 10/21

Cross Country @ Riverside Invitational – 8:00 AM

Monday 10/23

Girls Golf CIF Individual Regional – Time TBA

Girls Tennis v Beckman – 3:15 PM

Boys Water Polo v Corona Del Mar – 4:15 PM

Girls Volleyball v Beckman – 5:15 PM

Tuesday 10/24

Girls Tennis v Northwood – 3:15 PM

Boys Water Polo v Beckman – 4:15 PM

Wednesday 10/25

Girls Tennis League Finals @ Beckman – 1:00 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 10/12/17

What’s Happening on Campus

PINK OUT!!!!!   Come out to the Stadium Friday Night (10/13) sporting your PINK Trojan Army shirt for the PINK OUT Football game against Corona Del Mar high School!  Game starts at 7:00 PM in the UNI Stadium.

Fires Impacting Uni Athletics  All games and practices were cancelled on Tuesday, 10/10 due to poor air quality from the Canyon Fire 2.  Boys Water Polo and Girls Volleyball have been rescheduled for Monday, 10/16.  Girls Tennis was rescheduled for Tuesday, 10/24.

Mandatory Wrestling Meeting   Any students interested in joining the Wrestling team this year should attend the mandatory wrestling meeting during LUNCH on Thursday, Oct. 26th in the MPR.  Any students who cannot attend the meeting should email Coach Takemura at kevintakemura@iusd.org.

Upcoming Sports Try-outs:

Girls Lacrosse:  Oct. 9th – 13th (3p.m. – 5p.m.)

Softball: Oct. 12th @ 3:00 p.m.

Wrestling: Mandatory Meeting @ Lunch Oct. 26th – MPR B

Girls Water Polo: Nov. 6th – 8th (3p.m. – 5p.m.)

Boys Basketball: Week of Nov. 6th (Specifics TBD)

Soccer (2nd Try-out): Nov. 7-9 – After School – fall sport athletes or invitation from coach

Fall GOW Schedule 2017

Sport Day Date Time Location Opponent
Girls Golf Thursday 9/21 3:00 Rancho San Joaquin Woodbridge
Girls Volleyball *Pink Out*

Tuesday

10/3 5:15 UHS Gym Woodbridge
Cross Country Thursday 10/5 3:00 Mason Park League Cluster Meet
Girls Tennis Tuesday 10/10 3:15 Uni Tennis Courts Corona Del Mar
Boys Water Polo Tuesday 10/17 4:15 UHS Pool Irvine
Football Friday 10/27 7:00 Uni Stadium Woodbridge

Fall Sports

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

Football

Uni Football Players and Parents,

Varsity won their first league game against Northwood last week, and are now 5-1 for the season. Read all about the Northwood game in the OC Varsity article below. Check out game photos on the UNI Football Boosters website: unitrojans.com.

Congratulations to last week’s Players of the Game!

  • Offensive – Ariyan Golbad
  • Defensive – Onyexx Chukwumerije
  • Special Teams – Claudell Martinez

Uni Trojans Host CdM this Friday at 7 p.m. in the Uni Football Stadium! Freshman play CdM at home on Thursday, 10/12 at 3 p.m., and JV plays away against CdM on Thursday, 10/12 at 3 p.m.

University football team takes control early and tops Northwood, 28-7, in PCL game

Brent Shaver

OC Varsity.com

The University High football team dominated early and then held on late for a 28-7 win over Northwood in a Pacific Coast League opener last Friday, Oct. 6, at Portola.

The Trojans marched right down the field for a score on their first three possessions and later led, 28-0, early in the third quarter.

But Northwood never gave in and made it a game in the second half before Uni closed out the win.

University improved its record to 5-1 overall, while Northwood fell to 1-5.

“We played very well in the first half, but got sloppy and made some mistakes in the second half,” University coach Mark Cunningham said. “We have to correct those things. You have to give credit to Northwood too. They just kept on battling back. They never quit. It was a great tribute to those kids.”

University started the game with a six-play, 58-yard drive that was capped by a 21-yard touchdown pass from Tristan Lucas to Jack Hausam.

Lucas rolled to his right and found a wide-open Hausam in the right corner of the end zone.

University then forced a three and out by the Timberwolves and went to work on offense again.

A 13-play, 53-yard drive resulted in another score. Eleven of the plays were runs behind the offensive line of Andre Le, Shawyon Ezzati, Ariyan Golbad, Parker Selbo and Sky Roberts and the Trojans converted on two short fourth down plays before scoring.

Lucas ended the drive with a five-yard touchdown run on a bootleg to help give University a 14-0 lead with 3:54 left in the first quarter.

“I was really pleased with the way that we started,” Cunningham said. “Everything was clicking.

Northwood looked like it might get back in the game on its next possession, but a long touchdown pass was called back for holding and the Timberwolves ended up having to punt.

University took advantage with another sustained drive – this one for 75 yards.

Daniel Dolan took a short pass from Lucas, sprinted to the left side of the field and dove into the end zone for a 29-yard touchdown and a 21-0 lead for the Trojans.

The Trojans went up, 28-0, with 5:30 left in the third quarter on a nifty 78-yard punt return for a score by Claudell Martinez.

Martinez faked left and then went right after receiving the ball. He cut back to the middle of the field, spun out of a tackle just past midfield and then outran the rest of the Northwood coverage for the touchdown.

Northwood had its best drive of the game on its next possession, moving the ball inside the University 10-yard line, but Uni’s Josiah Henry picked off a pass by Seth Locke.

Northwood did score soon after, though.

Luke Demaio blocked a University punt deep in the Trojan end and Jake Simonian recovered the ball in the end zone to get the Timberwolves on the board with 10:18 left in the game.

That is the way the game ended. Northwood threw two more interceptions – Farbod Memarian picked off both passes – and University fumbled the ball inside the Northwood 20-yard line late.

Lucas completed 4 of 11 passes for 85 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for a score.

Zach Goodfriend had 60 yards rushing on 13 carries and, Max Haughey added 44 yards on the ground and Branton Lucas ended with 43 yards rushing. As a team, University had 215 yards rushing.

For Northwood, quarterback Trevor Littlejohn completed 9 of 20 passes for 97 yards on the night. Towne Allen had 2 catches for 21 yards and Demaio caught a pass for 37 yards.

“We got off to a rough start, but we played better as the game went on,” Northwood coach Pete Mitchell said. “University is a good ball club, but we shut them down in the second half. Our kids really fought. They never stopped fighting.”

Girls Golf

Girls golf has not had any matches since last Tuesday.  Their match on 10/10 was postponed due to the fire. League finals are coming up next week. Their final home match is today, 10/12 at 3 PM at strawberry farms.  If they win their last two matches of the season they will finish in first place in the Pacific Coast league.  Go Uni Golf!

Cross Country

Boys Cross Country had a tough league opener at Mason Park last Thursday. Our top performances on the day came from Christian Go, Ryan Duffy, Raja Batra, Amir Guity, Nick Choi, Ryan Liang and Justin Soliman. I was proud of our boys with one runner (Ryan Duffy) completing the race with a bloody nose and not giving up and another (Amir Guity) fracturing his foot in the first 400m of the race but still completed the race. This weekend we will at Irvine Lake for OC Champs. Go Trojan Running!

Girls Cross Country competed in the Pacific Coast League Cluster meet this past Thursday. We had two girls place in the top 5 in our league against some tough competition. Freshman Collette Lowengrub finished in second place in the varsity race, running an impressive time of 18:01 for 3 miles. Sophomore Avery Klauke was 5th place with a big PR of 18:26. Lowengrub is now #15 all time in UNI history and Klauke is #22 all time. Other varsity standouts were Sydney Field, Marta Meinardi, Mackenzie Field, Vani Tankha and Roseanne Yu. We look forward to seeing what this young squad continues to accomplish this season. GO UNI XC!

Girls Volleyball

The Lady Trojans gear up this week to play CDM Thursday night and head down to San Diego for a tournament this weekend. The team is very excited and amped up to have all these opportunities to show all the hard work they’ve been putting in this season.  Next Monday, 10/16 the girls play Northwood at home and then another home game on Tuesday against Irvine.

Girls Tennis

The girls tennis team, currently ranked 5th in CIF Division I and 2nd in Orange County, lost a close match to 2nd ranked Peninsula high on Wednesday. With the match tied at 9 sets all, total games were counted and the Trojan girls came up 4 games short.  Freshmen Emily Markus and Mya Wang won two of their three sets in doubles and Dana Feng and Cami Brown each won two sets at singles.

The girls are back in action on today, 10/12 at top ranked CdM.  Good luck girls!

Boys Water Polo

Boys Water Polo has been working hard and putting their time in at practice.  Despite practice and game cancellations due to the fires, our team is showing spirit.  We are improving from last years performance in league, this year with a 1-5 record (7-8 overall).  We will have a tough game today against league leader CDM, but look for our next hard fought win to be vs. Irvine on Tuesday  10/17/17… Senior Day @ Home.  Come out and cheer for our Trojan polo players as we wrap up a senior heavy roster year led by team captains Andrew Weller, Bennett Kidder, and Joe Nagy.

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

(Home events in Blue)

Thursday 10/12

Girls Golf v Beckman @ Strawberry Farms – 3:00 PM

Girls Tennis @ Corona Del Mar – 3:15

Boys Water Polo @ Corona Del Mar – 4:15

Girls Volleyball @ Corona Del Mar – 5:15

Friday 10/13

*PINK OUT* Football v Corona Del Mar – 7:00 PM

Monday 10/16

Girls Golf League Finals – @ El Prado Golf Course – 8:00 AM

Boys Volleyball v Northwood – 4:15 PM

Girls Volleyball v Northwood – 5:15 PM

Tuesday 10/17

Girls Tennis v Irvine – 3:15

Boys Water Polo v Irvine – 4:15

Girls Volleyball v Irvine – 5:15

Wednesday 10/18

Girls Golf – League Finals @ El Prado Golf Course – 9:00 AM

Girls Tennis v Corona Del Mar @ Racquet Club of Irvine – 3:15 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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