TROJAN THURSDAY 3/23/17

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

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

What’s Happening on Campus

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

Spring Sports

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

Baseball:

The Trojans opened up league play last Friday as they defeated Woodbridge by a final of 9-1 on St. Patrick’s Day thanks to an outstanding day by starting pitcher Jacob Collins. Jacob pitched a complete game giving up only 4 hits and 0 earned runs to record the win. Jacob struck out 11 Warriors and walked 0. The Trojans jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second when Kahi Rodrigues led off the inning with a single. He was advanced to third on Steven Reas single and plated by Jake Rome. The Trojans secured the victory thanks to six runs in the sixth inning. Andie Masotto, Jacob Collins, Kahi Rodrigues, and Steven Rea all had RBI hits in the 6th inning. On the day, the Trojans collected 13 hits. Kahi Rodrigues, Jacob Collins, Steven Rea, David Schlomovits, and Andie Masotto all collected multiple hits for UNI. Collins and Rodrigues had three hits each.

On Tuesday our boys squared off with Beckman. Beckman is ranked #3 in orange County. Beckman got off to an early lead and never looked back. Our boy fell by a final of 8-0. Andie Masotto, David Schlomovits, and Steven Rea supplied the hits for the Trojans. Our boys are back on the road tomorrow afternoon as they travel to CDM for a 3:30 start. Good Luck Baseball!

Softball:

The varsity girls competed in the Katella Softball tournament last weekend. They played two games, the first was a loss to Segerstrom, 11-8, the game was called for time. The girls then defeated Western with a score of 18-10! Great job girls! The girls have away games today (3/23) at Fountain Valley High School. Both JV and VR play at 3:15. Good luck girls!

Boys Lacrosse:

The University boys lacrosse team has a record off five and two with the Pacific Coast League games beginning this week. The team is captained by seniors Omar Salah, Isaiah Bonnafoux, Jeffrey Ly and junior Nick Khamseh. With 10 games to go, come root on your Trojans. www.unilacrosse.com

Girls Swimming:

The Uni girls swim team had two challenging meets this past week against the two time defending CIF-SS champions, Santa Margarita HS last Thursday and the 2016 CIF-SS 2016 runner up, Woodbridge, yesterday.

Although the champions prevailed, both meets produced some fast times for Uni. At Santa Margarita, juniors Clarie Jang and Alondra Ortiz each had significant time drops in their specialty events, with Jang dipping under a minute in the 100 fly (59.92) making a CIF consideration cut, and Ortiz lowering her prior CIF consideration time in the 100 back to 1:01.28.  The 200 freestyle relay team of Senior Anne Jang, freshmen Leila Mirsafian and Kate Weiland and sophomore C. Jang, lowered their CIF consideration time by over a second (1:44.14).  Anne Jang was only .06 off the CIF consideration cut in the 50 free (25.36). Several other varsity swimmers had big time drops with sophomores Marian Lu and Angela Yan dropping 5 seconds and 2.6 seconds respectively in 200 IM, and freshman Savanna Cruz and junior Alison Huxman dropping 2.5 and 4.4 seconds respectively in the 500 freestyle.  Senior Erika Ervoes dropped 2 seconds in the 100 fly.

Yesterday, in their first league meet, against defending PCL champions (and runner up CIF-SS champions) Woodbridge, more than 15 season best times were achieved by the varsity girls. Senior co-captain Anne Jang dropped 3 seconds in the 100 breaststroke to make her CIF consideration cut in that event. Alondra Ortiz made her CIF consideration cut in the 100 fly (1:00.98) and lowered her cut time in the 100 back.  Junior Claire Jang had a 2 second drop in her 100 free (55.80) just missing the CIF consideration cut. Other impressive time drops were Marian Lu in the 200 IM (2 more seconds), Alison Huxman in the 500 free (4 more seconds), and Angela Yan in the 500 free (3 more seconds).

The team has a non-league home meet today against Portola HS and another home league meet next Wednesday against Beckman. Come on out and support the swim team!  Good luck, girls!

Boys Swimming:

Congratulations to Andrew Knoell for being named the Orange County Register’s Boys Swimming Athlete of the Week!

Boys swimming athlete of the week: Andrew Knoell, University

March 20, 2017 5:30 PM
By DAN ALBANO
STAFF WRITER – OC Varsity.comSwim 03.23.17

The Register’s Orange County boys swimming athlete of the week.

ANDREW KNOELL

UNIVERSITY

The USC-bound senior won the 100-yard freestyle (46.22) and 100 backstroke (51.38), anchored the winning medley relay and led off the decisive 400 free relay with a 45.81 to help the Trojans upset No. 1 Santa Margarita, 88-82.

University boys knock off No. 1-ranked Santa Margarita

March 16, 2017 9:18 PM

By DAN ALBANO – OC Varsity.com

STAFF WRITER

University’s boys swimming team backed up its title at the Capistrano Valley Relays with another big victory Thursday.

The fourth-ranked Trojans defeated top-ranked and host Santa Margarita, 88-82, in a nonleague showdown between CIF-SS Division 1 teams.

University, which captured the Capistrano Valley Relays on Saturday, won two of the three relays against the Eagles, ranked No. 1 in The Register’s dual meet poll.

The Trojans clinched the upset by touching first in the meet-ending 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3 minutes, 10.56 seconds. The team of Andrew Knoell (45.81 seconds leadoff), George HorvathAidan Yong and sophomore anchor Aaron Lee outdistanced Santa Margarita’s top team by just over a second to snap a 78-78 tie.

“That was insane,” University second-year coach Ryan Vande Wydeven said of the victory. “We’re really starting to roll right now. … Santa Margarita, they’re really tough.”

University won the meet-opening 200 medley in 1:37.42 and also touched third in the race. In the medley and 400 free relays, the Trojans outscored the Eagles, 20-8.

“I knew we had to win the medley and knew we had to win the 400,” Vande Wydeven said. Knoell won the 100 free (46.22) and 100 backstroke (51.38) while Lee took the 50 free (22.16) and 100 butterfly (51.52).

Vande Wydeven praised his breaststroke duo of Yong (59.77) and David Lowengrub (1:00.76), who finished second and third behind Alexander Qu of Santa Margarita (59.19). Yong posted a lifetime-best time.

Santa Margarita’s Noah Brune out-dueled Horvath in the 500 free by clocking a 4:37.53.

Track & Field:

Track and Field had our last meet of the preseason against Huntington Beach. Varsity girls came out with another win 74 points to 48 points. Top performers include Cecilia Langlois with a win in the 1600m,  Daria Shkel with wins in the 100m hurdles and 300m hurdles, Paige Metayer with wins in the 400m, 800m and Triple Jump, Juli Brom with a win in the 3200m, Harini Venkataganesh with a win in the discus, Deja Rodgers with a win in the shot put and our 4x100m relay team (Daria Shkel, Rovinya Ruhunage, Lauryn Wood, Leyna Wood). We also had a small group of girls compete at the Laguna Beach Trophy Invitational this past weekend. Cecilia Langlois raced in the prestigious Eric Hulst 3200m against the best in Orange County and came home with a big PR of 11:37. Here is a picture of Ceci leading the way in the first lap. Our next meet is against Woodbridge here at Uni on 3/23 at 3pm. Come out and support!

Girls Track 3.23.17

The boys team had a tough outing against Huntington Beach last week but still had some stellar performances. The boys won the 4 x 100 with Darius Outland, Faris Qaisi, Jeremy Koo and Harry Baker. We came away with wins in the 100 and 200 by Harry Baker and also placing was Darius Outland in the 100 and Jeremy Koo in the 200. In the 400 Jeremy Koo won the event and was supported by Christian Go. In the other distance races we earned points from Ayush Nair, Ryan Duffy and Zach Dignan. For the Hurdles our top finisher in the 110HH was Yarin Heffes and in the 300 it was Michael Wu. As for the field events our best finishes came from Aaron Huang, Nick Loveland, harry Baker and Kevin Yahampath. The boys also competed at the Trophy invitational this last weekend and placed to earn medals in the 100 and 200 by Harry Baker and the 4 x 100 by Darius Outland, Faris Qaisi, Jeremy Koo and Harry Baker. Our opening league meet is this week against Woodbridge. Go Trojan Track and Field

Boys Tennis:

The Uni Boys Tennis team will be taking on Northwood today (3/23), Varsity at Home and JV at Northwood. Both games are at 3:15, come out and show your support to the boys!

Boys Volleyball:

The boys will be playing at Beckman tomorrow (3/24). Lower levels at 4:00 and Varsity following at 5:15. Good luck boys!

Girls Lacrosse:

Girls lacrosse will be taking on Corona Del Mar next Monday, March 27th. The game will be played at CDM, Varsity at 3:15 and JV at 4:45. Good luck girls!

Boys Golf:

The boys will be taking on Corona Del Mar at the Newport Beach Country Club on Tuesday, March 28th. Good luck boys!

Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletic events (Home events in BOLD)
Thursday, March 23rd  
Track & Field v Woodbridge @ Uni Stadium – 3:00 p.m.
Softball @ Fountain Valley – 3:15 p.m.
Boys Tennis v Northwood – 3:15 p.m.

Friday, March 24th
Boys Tennis Tournament @ CDM – Time TBA
Baseball @ CDM – 3:30 p.m.
Boys Volleyball @ Beckman – 5:15 p.m.

Saturday, March 25th
Boys Tennis Tournament @ CDM – Time TBA
Softball Tournament @ Katella – Time TBA
Track & Field @ Huntington Beach – 8:00 a.m.

Monday, March 27th
Girls Lacrosse @ CDM – 3:15 p.m.

Tuesday, March 28th
Boys Golf v CDM @ Newport Beach Country Club – 2:30 p.m.
Boys Tennis @ CDM – 3:15 p.m.
Baseball @ Northwood – 3:30 p.m.
Boys Volleyball @ Woodbridge – 5:15 p.m.

Wednesday, March 29th
Girls Lacrosse @ Woodbridge – 3:15 p.m.
Swimming v Beckman – 3:15 p.m.
***GOW***Boys Lacrosse v Woodbridge – 4:00 p.m.

Spring GOW Schedule 2017

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

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

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

GO TROJANS!

uni logo

Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham
Athletic Directors
University High School

 

 

TROJAN THURSDAY 3/16/17

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

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

Spring Sports

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

Baseball:

The Trojan Baseball team played in the Newport Elks tournament the past two weeks and finished with a record of 3-2 in the tournament. This takes their overall season record to 4-3.  There have been no games this week as our boys have been practicing hard for their league opener that will take place on Friday at Ryan Lemmon stadium v Woodbridge. Game time is 3:30. Good Luck Baseball!

Softball:

First win in the bag!  The ladies defeated Costa Mesa on Tuesday (3/14).   They were a hitting machine!   The girls had some give and take but started strong with a 5 run 1st inning!  Our freshman catcher is AMAZING!!!  We had one HR and a few warning track teasers!  Did some great things and ended with the “W”!  I think that they love the taste of it!

Softball 3.16.17

Boys Lacrosse:

Boys Lacrosse will play at home tomorrow (3/17) against Valencia High School. The game starts at 6:00 PM in the Uni Stadium.  Come out and support!

Girls Swimming:

The swim team participated in the fast Capistrano Valley HS Relay Invitational last week, with girl’s prelims on Thursday and combined finals on Saturday afternoon. This meet included most of the top teams in Orange County and many meet records were broken. The Uni girls qualified for finals in 7 out of 7 possible relays in both the Frosh/ Soph and Varsity divisions, with the Varsity showing significant time improvements between prelims and finals in every single relay.  The 200 medley relay team of junior Alondra Ortiz (backstroke), freshman Kate Weiland (breaststroke), junior Claire Jang (butterfly) and her sister, senior co-captain Anne Jang (freestyle anchor) lowered their CIF consideration time again, this time posting a 1:54.35.   Anne Jang also lowered her CIF consideration time in the 50 free to 25.51 as the leadoff swimmer on the 6 x 50 freestyle relay.  Uni Varsity girls finished 10th out of 19 invited high schools which included 3 out of the top 5 finishing CIF teams from 2016.

Today (3/16) the team travels to Santa Margarita HS for their dual meet against the two time, back to back defending CIF Division 1 Champions. It is a fast pool and with the excellent competition and fast swims with some nice time drops are expected.  Good luck swimmers!

Boys Swimming:

The Uni boys varsity swim team had an incredible week! At the Capo Valley relay meet this past weekend, our team placed first overall in a field that included 9 out of 10 of Orange County’s top 10 teams. This was truly a team win, as the victory was achieved without placing first in any relay. The team will look to continue this momentum into today’s dual meet against top-ranked Santa Margarita.

Track & Field:

UNI Girls Track had a great win against Godinez last week with a blowout score of 95-31. We finished first in almost every event, and went 1-2-3 in the 100m (Leyna Wood, Lauryn Wood, Rovinya Ruhunage), 800m (Paige Metayer, Sara Sussman, Cecilia Langlois), 200m (Rovinya Ruhunage, Lauryn Wood, Daria Shkel), Long Jump (Alexis Robertson, Emma Goolsby, Leyna Wood) and Triple Jump (Leyna Wood, Emma Goolsby, Alyssa Stapinski). There were also wins in the 1600 (Cecilia Langlois), 100m hurdles (Daria Shkel) , 400m (Paige Metayer), 3200 (Avery Klauke), and high jump (Alexis Robertson). In addition, we took home wins in both the 4×100 and 4×400 relays. We also had a group compete at the Irvine Asics Invitational this past weekend. Cecilia Langlois ran an impressive 5:24 in the 1600m, placing 10th in a competitive varsity heat. Alexis Robertson also jumped 15’10 in the long jump. Our first league meet is at Uni next Thursday 3/23 against Woodbridge. Come out and support, GO UNI TRACK!

Uni Boys also had a great outing against Godinez with a win. Final score 69 to 58. Some of our outstanding performances in the distance came from Zach Dignan, Lee McEligot, Ayush Nair. For sprints our top performers included Harry Baker, Faris Qaisi, Darius Outland, Jeremy Koo. In the hurdles, Morias Burge, Charles Feurborn, Michael Wu and Luke Ruan. For the field events, Harry Baker, Aaron Huang, Kevin Yahampath and Nick Loveland earned points for the team. This last weekend, the team also competed at the Irvine Invitational. Our top performer was Harry Baker with a 1st overall in the 100, 2nd overall in the 200, 4th overall with his team mates in the 4 x 100 (Faris Qaisi, Jeremy Koo and Darius Outland). This week the team will be up against Huntington Beach High School. Go Trojan Track!

Boys Tennis:

The boys tennis team moved to 5 and 2 on the season defeating Fountain Valley 17 to 1 in a non-league match on Tuesday (3/14).  Freshmen Cameron Sepahi swept at third singles to lead the Trojans.  Captain Hans Hwang and Michael Rudin won their two sets playing first doubles.  The boys are currently the third ranked team in CIF Southern California and will be back in action on Thursday at San Clemente.

Boys Volleyball:

Boys Volleyball starts league play next Friday (3/24) with a home game against Beckman. Lower levels play at 4:00 and Varsity follows at 5:15. Come out and support!

Girls Lacrosse:

The girls will be playing Dana Hills Friday (3/17) at 5:30 P.M. at Dana Hills High School. Good luck girls!

Boys Golf:

The boys golf team starts league play next week with back to back matches on Tuesday and Wednesday against Beckman and Northwood, respectively.  Both tee times start at 3pm.  We concluded our non-league match play with a 2-1 record.  Connor O’Brien is expected to continue his strong play. Sophomore Jerry Li and Junior Captain Dylan Kurnnemann are both playing well and expected to have great rounds as League play begins.

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

(Home events in BOLD)

Thursday, March 16th
Swimming & Diving @ Santa Margarita – 3:00 PM
Track & Field @ Huntington Beach – 3:00 PM
Boys Tennis @ San Clemente – 3:15 PM
Softball v Crean Lutheran – 3:30 PM

Friday, March 17th
Baseball v Woodbridge @ Windrow Park – 3:30 PM
Girls Lacrosse @ Dana Hills – 5:30 PM
Boys Lacrosse v Valencia – 6:00 PM

Saturday, March 18th
Softball Tournament @ Katella – Time TBA
Girls Lacrosse Tournament @ Trabuco Hills – Time TBA
Track & Field @ Laguna Beach – 8:00 AM

Monday, March 20th
Boys Lacrosse @ Beckman – 4:00 PM
Girls Lacrosse v Beckman – 4:00 PM

Tuesday, March 21st
Boys Golf v Beckman @ Strawberry Farms – 3:00 PM
Softball v Tustin – 3:15 PM
***GOW***Boys Tennis v Beckman – 3:15 PM
Baseball v Beckman – 3:30 PM

Wednesday, March 22nd  
Boys Golf v Northwood @ Strawberry Farms – 3:00 PM
Swimming & Diving @ Woodbridge – 3:15 PM
Boys Lacrosse @ Northwood – 4:00 PM
Girls Lacrosse v Northwood – 4:00 PM

Spring GOW Schedule 2017

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

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

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

GO TROJANS!

uni logo

Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham
Athletic Directors
University High School

 

 

TROJAN THURSDAY 3/9/17

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

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

Spring Sports

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

Baseball:

The UNI baseball team had a big week playing 4 games the past week. Last Thursday our boys won in dramatic fashion, with a 6-5 walk-off victory over Whittier. The Trojans were down 5-4 in the bottom of the eighth inning when David Schlomovits singles to left driving in two runs. UNI took an early lead in the 2nd when Nick Wetzel tripled driving in Jacob Collins who singled to lead off the inning. The Trojans pounded out 10 hits. Kahi Rodrigues, David Schlomovits, Nick Wetzel, and Jacob Collins all had multi-hit games.

On Saturday, our UNI Trojans defeated Los Amigos 12-0 as three pitchers combined to throw a 4-hit shutout. Andie Masotto led the Trojans to victory by driving in four runs. He went 2-for-3 at the plate and scored 3 runs. UNI exploded and scored four runs in the fourth and sixth innings. Nick Wetzel and John Rizzo also had multi hit efforts. David Schlomovits earned the win throwing 5 innings giving up 3 hits and striking out 7. Tyler Lu and Farbod Markazi each threw a scoreless inning in relief.

UNI and Fullerton played a tight game on Monday until Fullerton pulled away with a big 6th inning. Steven Baran tossed five and a third innings giving up only two runs. UNI took a 3-2 lead into the 6th when Fullerton struck for 10 runs. The Trojans left 9 men on base on the day.

Yesterday our boys defeated Brea Olinda 6-2 thanks to a strong start. The Trojans plated three in the first on an error and a double by Kahi Rodrigues. Jacob Collins earned the win for UNI throwing 6 strong innings allowing only 4 hits and one earned run. Tyler Lu came in to throw a scoreless 7th inning. Jacob Collins also led the Trojans with two hits and two runs scored. David Schlomovits and John Rizzo each drove in a run and Kahi Rodrigues had two RBI.

The baseball team went 3-1 on the week and moves their overall record to 4-2. Tomorrow (3/10) our boys travel to Glenn HS for a 3:00 game.

Softball:

The Girls Softball team had an amazing game on Tuesday! The girls lost in the 7th unfortunately but were up every inning before that!

The girls were making diving plays, Alexis throwing out people from her knees at short. Outfielders making amazing catches!  Hits everywhere, they were stealing bases and so so happy.

Final was 16-8. The score doesn’t reflect the outcome and their Coach couldn’t be more proud of the girls!  They were up 8-6 top of 7!

These girls are ready to rock!! The girls play next Tuesday (3/14) at Costa Mesa High School at 3:15.  Good luck girls!

Boys Lacrosse:

The Boys Varsity Lacrosse team picked up a solid win over Murrieta Valley High School Wednesday (3/8). UNI came out on fire, scoring the first two goals before the nighthawks tallied their first. Both teams played very spirited, but the Trojans were able to maintain their poise and controlled the game from start to finish, final score 10-7.

Girls Swimming:

The Uni girls swim team has started its season with a busy schedule of meets. Last week they held a Blue vs White Intra-squad meet at the Uni pool, where freshman Kate Weiland made the first individual CIF consideration time of this young season with a time of 1:10.43 in the 100 y breaststroke. Both 200 Medley Relay and the 200 Freestyle Relay teams also made CIF consideration times.

Last Friday they participated in the annual Irvine City Relay Championships against Irvine High, Northwood, and Beckman. The Uni girls came in 2nd overall, and the Uni teams were first in combined boys and girls scoring in this all relay meet. The 200 yard Medley Relay team of Alondra Ortiz, Kate Weiland, Claire Jang and Vanessa Yang lowered the team’s CIF consideration time to 1:56.31. Claire Jang swam to individual CIF consideration times in the 50 yard freestyle and 100 yard butterfly as the leadoff swimmer on the 6 x 50y freestyle relay and the 4 x 100 yard butterfly relay, respectively.  Freshman Kate Weiland lowered her prior CIF consideration time in the 100 breaststroke to 1:09.35 as the lead swimmer on the 4×100 Breaststroke relay.

Yesterday the swim team hosted Laguna Hills High School, and won all divisions, with the Varsity Girls winning by a score of 107-62. Uni won two of the three relays, lowering their CIF consideration times in both.   The 200 Medley relay team of Alondra Ortiz, Kate Weiland, Claire Jang and Anne Jang lowered the team’s CIF consideration time by 2 seconds to 1:45.37, and the 200 freestyle relay team of the Jang sisters, Weiland and Vanessa Yang dropped the best time by 1.3 seconds.  Freshman Savanna Cruz placed second in both distance freestyle events, the 200 and 500 with best times of any Uni girl this season.  Junior Alison Huxman had a 7.5 second drop in her 500 free.  Senior Anne Jang posted the fastest Uni time in this season in the 100 free with a 56.81.  Freshman Leila Mirsafian swam a 58.36 in the 100 free, giving her the second fastest time on the team in that event this year.

The team travels on today (3/9) to Capistrano Valley High school for the preliminary session of the annual Capo Valley relay meet against most of the fastest high schools in mid and south Orange County. The relays that advance to finals will swim again on Saturday afternoon at the same venue.

Go Uni Swim!

Track & Field:

We had our first meet last week against El Modena. We had a lot of standout performances and first place finishes including: Cecilia Langlois and Avery Klauke finishing 1-2 in the varsity 1600m and 3200m, freshman Rovinya Ruhunage, who placed second in the 100m and 200, Sara Sussman who won the 400m, Juli Brom who won the 800m, Daria Shkel who won the high jump, Alexis Robertson who won the long jump, Emma Goolsby who won the triple jump, and Harini Venkataganesh who won the discus. We have strong returners and talented newcomers, so we look forward to an exciting rest of the season. Our next meet is today, 3/9 at home against Godinez at 3pm. Come support! GO UNI!!!

The boys first meet against El Modena last week also had a lot of standout performances. Our go to athletes consisted of Harry Baker, Jeremy Koo, Faris Qaisi, Darius Outland in the sprints with Lee McEligot in the distance. Charlie Feurborn and Michael Wu led the hurdlers. In the field events our stand outs were Evan Pariser, Harry Baker, Josiah Henry, Aaron Huang and Kevin Yahampath. Our next meet is against Godinez High School here at Uni. Go Trojan Track.

Boys Tennis:

The boys tennis team got back on the winning track with a big win over Los Alamitos high school 11 to 7 on Tuesday.  The Uni boys moved to 3-2 on the season.  Patryk Kozlowski and Hans Hwang led the Trojans sweeping all three sets playing first doubles.  Freshmen Cameron Sepahi and Soomin Lee won two out of three sets at 2nd doubles.  Junior Julian Lafond also won all three sets playing third singles.  The boys will be back in action on Thursday, March 9th, at home against Dana Hills high school.

Boys Swimming:

The Boys Swim team travels to Capistrano Valley High School on Friday (3/10) to compete in the preliminary session of the annual Capo Valley Relay Meet. The finals will be held at Capo Valley on Saturday (3/11/).  Best of luck boys!

Boys Volleyball:

Come out and support the Boys Volleyball team in their home game tomorrow night against Estancia! Frosh/Soph and JV play at 4:00   Varsity follows at approximately 5:15.  We’ll see you there!

Girls Lacrosse:

The Girls Lacrosse team participated in the Rose Bowl tournament for the second year.  Placed in the highest division, the girls had a remarkable showing.  They dropped their first two games to Agoura and Oak Park by one and two goals respectively before defeating El Dorado to round out the day.  The girls played well and were matched against teams ranked much higher than Uni (Oak Park wen to the CIF finals last year).  Sophomore Goalie Grace Caceros had a remarkable day making a whole lot of saves.  The girls then played Esperanza on Tuesday dropping that game 11-6.  Anneke Gustafson (Sr.) led Uni’s attack netting 3 goals.  The girls are ready to rediscover their winning ways when they face Yorba Linda tonight in what promises to be an exciting match.

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

(Home events in BOLD)

Thursday, March 9th
Boys Golf v Portola @ Strawberry Farms – 2:30
Boys Tennis v Dana Hills – 3:00
Girls Swimming @ Capo Valley – 3:00
Track & Field v Godinez – 3:00
Girls Lacrosse @ Yorba Linda – 5:45

Friday, March 10th
Baseball @ Glenn High School – 3:00
Boys Swimming @ Capo Valley – 3:00
Boys Lacrosse v Tustin – 4:00
Boys Volleyball v Estancia – 5:15

Saturday, March 11th
Swimming @ Capo Valley – TBA
Track & Field – Irvine Invitational @ Irvine HS – 8:00AM

Monday, March 13th
Boys Volleyball @ Sage Hill – 5:15

Tuesday, March 14th
Boys Tennis @ Fountain Valley – 3:00
Softball @ Costa Mesa – 3:15

Wednesday, March 15th  
Girls Lacrosse @ Segerstrom – 4:00
Boys Lacrosse v Segerstrom – 4:00
Boys Volleyball @ Aliso Niguel – 5:30

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 aways at big games
  5. Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics
  6. Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com
  7. Get others to do the same

GO TROJANS!

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Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham
Athletic Directors
University High School

TROJAN THURSDAY 3/2/17

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

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

Winter Sports

CIF play-off updates

Boys Soccer:

The Boys Soccer team has had a season to remember!  Making it all the way to the CIF Quarterfinals, what an accomplishment!  The boys played at home last Saturday, Feb. 25th against Norwalk.  You can read all about it in the OC Varsity article below.

Loss leaves University feeling sick to stomach

February 25, 2017 9:02 PM
By DAMIAN DOTTORE
STAFF WRITER

Injuries and illness finally took its toll on the University boys soccer team, leaving it a step behind Norwalk, which edged the host Trojans, 1-0, in Saturday’s CIF-SS Division 4 quarterfinal match.

University (19-2-3) was missing four starters and two of the players in the starting lineup, Coach Martin Wallwork said, have been bedridden for three days with flu-like symptoms.

And then, five minutes before halftime, the Trojans’ team captain and center back, Zach Howard, had to leave the game with a hamstring injury.

In University’s game on Thursday, Wallwork had to go deep into the bench, too, needing to replace five injured players.

“And they gave everything they had, and that took it out of them,” Wallwork said. “We didn’t look sharp today. We looked heavy-legged, and we couldn’t put it together. Losing our center back just before halftime was too big a loss to absorb.”

And in the first minute of overtime, the Trojans makeshift back line couldn’t hold off the Lancers (18-6-1) any longer, allowing Rudy Cruz to curl a 20-yard shot inside the far post.

“It is a tough way to go out,” Wallwork said. “But we won it on a golden goal the other day, so we have been on both sides. It has been a great season. Making it to the quarterfinals for a team that only starts three seniors is a massive step.”

The Trojans had a couple of a chances in regulation to put the the Lancers away. In the 35th minute, Pedro Palmaka drew a foul 2 yards outside of the box. Darious Abdollahi fired a low, hard free kick toward the far post, which Kevin Guzman stopped for the Lancers. The rebound, though, went to Sam Kammerman, who launched a shot just over the crossbar for the Trojans.

University’s best chance came in the 43rd minute when Palmaka caught the Lancers goalkeeper playing out of position. Palmaka lofted a high, arcing shot toward an empty net, but again the Trojans’ aim was a bit too high.

“I am unbelievably proud of the boys though,” Wallwork said. “They will be sad that they couldn’t go on, but when it all settles down, they will realize what they did. I am incredibly proud of them.”

Girls Soccer:

The girl’s soccer team had an amazing season this year, making it all the way to the CIF Quarterfinals.  Despite a strong effort by the Trojans, they were defeated by Temecula Valley 0-4.  Congratulations to the girls for a very successful season.  We can’t wait to see what you will bring to the table next year!

Wrestling

Wrestling had an outstanding season. We took 2nd in League and was 7-3 overall.

We had many tournament places on all levels. Ethan Maniss, Jordan Elam and Lorena Egea all won tournaments and went the farthest in post season.

We qualified 11 wrestlers for CIF. We came away with 3 medalists. Ethan Maniss,Jordan Elam and Hans Valdez.

Lorena Egea made it all the way to state and took top 10. Losing in what wrestling calls the blood round. Despite an injury she battled and battled.

We look forward to keep on improving and still looking for new wrestlers.

Spring Sports

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

Baseball:

The Trojan Baseball team opened up their season with a split of a double header v La Quinta last Saturday. Our boys lost in game one by a final of 3-2. Jacob Collins did a great job and pitched a complete game. Our bats came alive in game two and the Trojans came away with a 4-1 victory. David Schlomovits threw a one hitter through 5 2/3 innings to record the win. Our boys have their home opener this afternoon v Whittier at 3:00. Good Luck Baseball Boys!

Softball:

The Uni Softball team will play their first pre-season game of the year on Tuesday, March 7th v. Loara High School.  Both JV and Varsity games will be played on the Uni Softball Fields at 3:15pm.  Come out and cheer on the girls!

Boys Lacrosse:

Congratulations to Phat Nguyen for being named MaxLAX OC’s “Workhorse of the Week”!  The boys will be playing a home game against Esperanza this Friday, March 3rd at 4:00 in the stadium.  Come out and support!

University’s Phat Nguyen is the Workhorse of the Week

By Brandon Ross
http://www.maxlaxoc.com
February 26, 2017

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(Courtesy of Phat Nguyen)

University high school freshman Phat Nguyen has been named the Athlete’s Choices Workhorse of the Week. Nguyen who just started playing lacrosse last month was nominated by his head coach Andreas Gaynor. Gaynor has been impressed by Nguyen’s work ethic and ability to absorb the skills necessary to play competitively on the high school level.

“He has only played for a month, but he is a sponge at practice,” Gaynor said. “He is always asking how things are done. When I show him the techniques he immediately practices, then tries to apply them.”

The freshman athlete played football at University during the fall as a wide receiver and cornerback for the school’s frosh team. While practicing with his older sister who plays for the girls’ lacrosse team at the school, Nguyen decided to try out for the boys’ team and found the sport makes him a better athlete.

While the relationship is just beginning, Nguyen could not be happier to be in Gaynor’s program and looks to him as a role model. In just a month’s time, he feels his skills have gotten better and better.

“(Gaynor) has really taught me a lot of things about the sport and got me started to like lacrosse,” Nguyen said via email. “He is also my first lacrosse coach, so I have the rest of my high school years with him and I hope that I can get to learn more from him and about him.”

University played a scrimmage against Norco on Saturday and will open their regular season Monday against Damien.

Girls Lacrosse:

Girls Lacrosse kicked off their season this week with a scrimmage against Valencia.  Although the game started out with the Lady Trojans falling behind by a few goals, the team quickly regained their footing and finished out with a win.  However, the real business started on Wednesday when preseason began with a match against El Dorado High School.  The team held off a fierce second half resurgence from El Dorado to finish with a win, 11-8.  Ashlyn Wang (Sr.) led the scoring with 4 goals and Ashley Chandler (Jr.) was right behind her, netting 3.  Gracelyn Caceros (So.), had 9 saves to keep Uni on the winning side.  Next up is the Rose Bowl Tournament this weekend followed by a home match on Tuesday, March 6th.  Come out and support!

Boys & Girls Swimming:

The swim team will kick off their pre-season at the Irvine City Relays this Friday, March. 3rd.  The event begins at 3:00PM at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center.  Go Uni Swimming!

Boys & Girls Track & Field:

Boys and Girls Track and Field kick off their season with their first meet of the season against El Modena which is now been 30 consecutive years and counting.  The meet will be at El Modena High School Thursday, March 2nd at 3:00PM.

Go Trojan Track and Field!

Boys Golf:

With the departure of 4 seniors, this is a rebuilding season anchored by Sophomore Connor O’Brien and Captained by Junior Dylan Kurnnemann.  We will also count on Sophomore Jerry Li to steady this young team.  We officially start our season this Thursday 3/2 at home (Strawberry Farms Golf Club) against El Toro High School with a 2:30 tee time.  We welcome anyone who wants to come out and support the boys!

Boys Tennis:

Boys tennis got off to a great start to the 2017 season defeating San Marino 9-9 (won on games).  Michael Rudin and kai Soto-dessen swept at third doubles and Patryk Kozlowski won the deciding match at 2nd singles to lead the Trojans.  The boys also defeated Santa Margarita HS 15-3 to move to 2 and 0 on the season.

However, yesterday (March 1st) the boys suffered their first defeat of the season losing to Harvard Westlake.  Freshmen Soomin Lee and captain Hans Hwang won two of three sets for the Trojans. The boys are back in play tomorrow against Peninsula high at the Racquet Club of Irvine.

Boys Volleyball:

The Boys Volleyball team has their first home game of the season this Friday, March 3d against El Modena.  Frosh/Soph and JV at 4:00 and Varsity at 5:15.  Come out and support the boys!

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

(Home events in BOLD)

Thursday, March 2nd  
Boys Golf v El Toro @ Strawberry Farms – 2:30PM
Track & Field @ El Modena – 3:00PM
Boys Tennis v Peninsula – 3:00PM
Baseball v Whittier – 3:00PM

Friday, March 3rd  
Swimming – Irvine Relays @ Woollett Aquatic Ctr. – 3:00PM
Boys Lacrosse v Esperanza -4:00PM
Boys Volleyball v El Modena–5:15PM

Saturday, March 4th  
Girls Lacrosse – Rosebowl Jamboree – TBA
Baseball @ Los Amigos – 11:00AM

Monday, March 6th
Boys Golf v J Serra @ Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club – 12:00PM
Baseball @ Fullerton – 3:00PM
Boys Lacrosse v Vista Murrieta – 4:00PM

Tuesday, March 7th  
Boys Tennis v Los Alamitos – 3:00PM
Softball v Loara – 3:15PM
Girls Lacrosse v Esperanza – 4:00PM
Boys Volleyball @ Mission Viejo – 5:15PM

Wednesday, March 8th
Swimming v Laguna Hills – 3:00PM
Boys Lacrosse v Murrieta Valley – 4:00PM

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 aways at big games
  5. Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics
  6. Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com
  7. Get others to do the same

GO TROJANS!

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Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham
Athletic Directors
University High School

 

TROJAN THURSDAY 2/23/17

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

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

Winter Sports

Boys and Girls Soccer continue on to CIF Quarterfinals!
Wrestling makes it to State!

Boys Soccer: 

Boys Soccer took on Tahquitz High School in the 2nd round of CIF Play-offs on Wednesday night (2/22) and won 2-1 in double over-time!

The boys will be competing in the CIF Quarterfinals v Norwalk this Saturday, Feb. 25th at the Uni Stadium @ 2:00PM.   Be there!

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The Boys Soccer team after their exciting win against Tahquitz Wednesday Night

Girls Soccer:

The girl’s soccer team is in the Quarter Finals of CIF.  This amazing achievement is attributed to the commitment the players have to the team.  The level of play that the team is displaying cannot be described in words.  In the second round of CIF against Pacifica, their coach said after the game “that was like playing against the Manchester United Women’s team”.  I encourage you to come witness it for yourself.  Friday, Feb. 24th at 5pm at the Stadium we will take on Temecula Valley High School in the Quarter Finals.  Come watch the likes of Senior Kiana Ghamarifard, Vicki Chen, Iva Petkov, Raeann Artim and Juniors like Paige Metayer, Emma Goolsby, and Leyna and Lauryn Wood, as they try and complete one of the best seasons that the soccer team has had in a decade.

Friday night (2/24) @ 5:00PM in the Uni Stadium v Temecula Valley High School

You won’t want to miss this!

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The Girls Soccer team after their big win against Pacifica High School

Wrestling

Congratulations to Ethan Maniss, Jordan Elam, and Hans Valdez for medaling at the CIF Individuals competition last weekend!

Congratulations to Lorena Egea for qualifying for the Girls Wrestling State Championships! Lorena will complete in the CIF State Girls Wrestling Championship this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24th & 25th.  For more information, please visit the CIF State website here: http://www.cifstate.org/sports/girls_wrestling/gwr_champ_info

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Ethan Maniss came in 3rd in CIF @ 113 lbs!

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Jordan Elam came in 4th in CIF @ 160 lbs!

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Hans Valdez came in 6th in CIF @ 195 lbs!

Spring Sports are beginning this week, take a look at the schedule below!

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

(Home events in BOLD)

Thursday, February 23rd
Boys Tennis @ Santa Margarita – 3:15pm

Friday, February 24th
Boys Tennis Tournament in La Jolla – Time TBA
Girls Soccer v Temecula Valley (CIF Quarterfinals) – 5:00PM

Saturday, February 25th
Boys Tennis Tournament in La Jolla – Time TBA
Boys Soccer v Norwalk (CIF Quarterfinals) – 2:00PM
Baseball Tournament @ La Quinta – 10:00AM & 1:00PM
Boys Volleyball Tournament @ Tesoro – 8:00AM

Monday, February 27th
Boys Lacrosse v Damien – 4:00PM

Tuesday, February 28th
Boys Tennis @ Harvard Westlake – 3:30PM

Wednesday, March 1st  
Girls Lacrosse v El Dorado – 4:00PM
Boys Volleyball @ Segerstrom – 5:15PM

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 aways at big games
  5. Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics
  6. Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com
  7. Get others to do the same

GO TROJANS!

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Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham
Athletic Directors
University High School

 

TROJAN THURSDAY 2/16/17

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Congratulations to Girls Basketball, Boys and Girls Soccer and Wrestling for making it to CIF Play-offs!

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Girls Basketball will take on Lakewood tonight (Thursday, Feb. 16th) at 7:00PM at the UHS Gym.  Come out and support the lady Trojans in their most exciting game of the season!

General Admission – $10.00
Student/Child – $5.00 (Students do not get in free with ASB for CIF games)
Student Ticket – Must show Student ID
Child Ticket – 5-13 Years Old
We will see you there!

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Congratulations to the Girls Soccer team for making it to the first round of CIF play-offs!  The girls are travelling to Redondo Union High School today (Thursday, Feb. 16th) for a 5:00PM game.  Good luck girls!

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Congratulations to the Boys Soccer team for making it to play-offs!  The boys will be competing against Buena Park this Friday, Feb. 17th at 5:00PM in the Uni Stadium.  Come out and show your support to the team!  A high energy crowd will make all the difference!   Good luck boys!

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Congratulations to the Uni Wrestlers, who will be competing in the CIF Individuals this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17th & 18th.  The event is being held at Temecula Valley High School.  Wish the boys luck!

TROJAN THURSDAY 2/9/17

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

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

What’s Happening on Campus

Final Boys Lacrosse Try-outs!
Monday Feb. 13th (3pm – 5pm) Uni Turf Field
Bring your Uni Athletic ID Card with you
School Spirit, Toughness and Coordination are required

Winter Sports

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

Boys Basketball:

Tuesday night the Boys Basketball Team won at Irvine 65-30 to stay in the race for the third and final playoff spot in the Pacific Coast League.  Senior forward Ryan Pham scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to pace the Trojans.  Junior guard Alex Bray, the PCL’s leading scorer, added 15 while junior guard Kevin Yahampath scored eight points and dished off eight assists.  Senior guard Joe Christensen hit four three pointers and played good defense in shutting down Irvine’s leading scorer.  Last Friday, the Trojans fell to league leading Corona del Mar.  Alex Bray scored 21 points to lead the Trojans.

Tonight, 2/9, Uni will host Woodbridge, a team it has defeated twice this season.  If the Trojans win, they finish third and clinch a playoff spot.  If Woodbridge wins, Uni will play a third place playoff game on Friday.  Details would be announced on Friday morning.

Girls Basketball:

Come out and support the Lady Trojans for their last league game of the season tonight (2/9) at 5:30 PM v Woodbridge. It is going to be a great game!  Good luck ladies!

Boys Soccer:

Last Thursday the varsity team tied CDM 1-1. Goal by Luis Moros, his 11th of the year.  Assist by Pedro Palmaka, his 11th of the year.

On Tuesday we beat Irvine 2-0. Goals by Sam Kelley (2) his 7th and 8th.   Assists by Darious Abdollahi (2) his 8th and 9th .

Boys are now 15-1-2 on the year and Ranked #1 in the division by Max Preps.

We end League on Today, (2/9) in the stadium at 3:15 against Woodbridge, and then it’s on to CIF as hopefully one of the top 2 seeds in CIFSS.  Come out and support the team today at 3:15 in the Uni Stadium!  Good luck boys!

Girls Soccer:

The girls soccer team is finishing up the regular season with an amazing record.  Going into the last game of the regular season against Woodbridge, the girls varsity team is 13-7-2.  Almost double the amount of wins than last season and absolutely peaking in the style of play and quality of work rate.  The team is pumped and excited to enter the CIF playoffs and is determined to complete their team goal of reaching the 3rd round of the playoffs.  Wish us luck.

Come out and support the Girls today (2/9) in their Game of the Week v Woodbridge at 5:15 in the Uni Stadium! Good luck girls!

Girls Water Polo:

Come out and support the Girls Water Polo team as they take on Woodbridge today (2/9) at home. The Open team plays at 3:15, followed by Varsity at 4:15 and JV at 5:15.  Good luck ladies!

Wrestling:

Congratulations to Lorena Egea – OC Varsity’s Wrestling Athlete of the Week!

Wrestling athlete of the week: Lorena Egea, Universitylorena-egea-photo

February 06, 2017 9:28 PM
By DAMIAN CALHOUN
STAFF WRITER – OC Varsity.com

LORENA EGEA

UNIVERSITY

Egea won all four of her 137-pound matches by fall in the first period at the CIF-SS Southern Division qualifying tournament. All four of Egea’s victories came in 50 seconds or less.

Contact the writer: dcalhoun@scng.com

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

(Home events in BOLD)

Thursday, February 9th
Boys Soccer v Woodbridge @ Uni Stadium – 3:15
Girls Water Polo v Woodbridge – 4:15
***GOW***Girls Soccer v Woodbridge – 5:15
Girls Basketball v Woodbridge – 5:30
Boys Basketball v Woodbridge – 7:00

CIF Play-offs for Winter Sports start next week.  Stay tuned for game announcements.

Winter GOW Schedule 2016

Sport Day Date Time Location Opponent
Wrestling Wednesday 12/14 5:00 UHS Gym Beckman
Girls Basketball Friday 1/6 5:30 UHS Gym Beckman
Boys Basketball Friday 1/6 7:00 UHS Gym Beckman
Girls Water Polo Tuesday 1/24 4:15 UHS Pool Irvine
Boys Soccer Tuesday 1/31 3:15 UHS Stadium Northwood
Girls Soccer Thursday 2/9 5:00 UHS Stadium Woodbridge

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 aways at big games
  5. Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics
  6. Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com
  7. Get others to do the same

GO TROJANS!

UNI Athletics small

Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham
Athletic Directors
University High School

 

 

 

TROJAN THURSDAY 2/2/17

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

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

What’s Happening on Campus

University HS is offering the Practice PSAT. This is a standardized test that provides first hand practice for the SAT. The test date is Saturday, February 4th. Check in is at 7:30 with the test starting at 8:00 in the MPR. This test includes multiple choice tests in Critical reading, math, and writing. Test results are given to show your strengths and weaknesses as you prepare for the SAT.

Registration for this test is January 24th –February 3rd (until the end of lunch) at the SAC.
Walk-in (cash only) will be accepted on February 4th on a space-available basis.
The cost for this test is $20. Check or cash. Make checks payable to University High School.
For more information, please visit the College and Career Center.

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Winter Sports

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

Boys Basketball:

After winning three straight games the Boys Varsity basketball team dropped the last two games on the road losing at Beckman and Northwood.  Junior guard Alex Bray scored a season high 41 points against Beckman and continues to be one of the leading scorers in the county at 24.4 points a game.  Tomorrow night the Trojans host league leading Corona del Mar at 7:00 p.m.  The boys are currently in third place and are making a run at the CIF playoffs.  We hope to see you out at the game on Friday, Feb. 3rd. Next week the Trojans finish the regular season with games at Irvine on Tuesday and at home on Thursday against Woodbridge.  Uni defeated both teams in the first round and have beaten Woodbridge twice already this season.

Girls Basketball:

Congratulations to Coach Nicole Bradshaw for being selected to coach the Orange County All Star game this year. Our girls are lucky to have such a great leader!

The Lady Trojans take first in PCL play! The girls basketball team beat Beckman last Thursday night 61-48.  Four players reached double digit scoring in an all our team effort win.  Karissa Shin, Kaci Blailock, and Malia Goldsmith each had 11 points and Ashley Chandler led all scores with 15 points.  The ladies continued the winning streak against Northwood Tuesday night winning 54-39.  This was a real battle but the lady Trojans outscored the Timberwolves in the 4th quarter 18-5.  Malia Goldsmith led the charge with 20 points, Ashley Chandler added 11 points and Karissa Shin had 10 points.  Tomorrow night they take on the Sea Queens of Corona del Mar at 530pm.

Boys Soccer:

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January 31, 2017 8:42 PM
By DAMIAN DOTTORE
STAFF WRITER – OC Varsity.com

The University boys soccer team doesn’t have one star on its roster, Coach Martin Wallwork said, but that just makes the Trojans more difficult to defend.

“Our goals are coming from all over the place,” Wallwork said. “It’s hard to come up with a game plan against us.”

On Tuesday, five players scored for University in a 5-0 Pacific Coast League victory against visiting Northwood.

The Trojans, ranked second in CIF-SS Division 4, have scored 51 goals in 16 games this season for a 3.18 goals per game average.

“It all comes from what we do in practice, the pattern play and combination play is about freeing players,” Wallwork said.

It only took three minutes for the Trojans (14-1-1, 6-1) to take the lead. That’s when Sam Kelley spun around his mark and guided a shot inside the left post. Sebastian Hertel extended the advantage to 2-0, volleying in a throw from Evan Mouchard in the 40th minute. It was Hertel’s team-leading 12th goal of the season.

Mouchard finished with two assists.

Lee McEligot, Pedro Palmaka and Faris Qaisi scored in the second half for University.

Noah Pham gave Northwood (9-5-2, 2-3-1) its best chance to avoid being shutout in the 35th minute when took aim at the far post, but his shot was just inches wide.

The Trojans have only allowed 10 goals this season.

“That shows we are doing something right here,” Wallwork said.

Girls Soccer:

Come out and support the girls today (2/2) as they take on Corona Del Mar in the Uni Stadium at 3:15. Good luck girls!

Congratulations to Kiana Ghamarifard for signing her National Letter of Intent yesterday. Kiana will be playing soccer at Boston University next year.  Way to go Kiana!

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Girls Water Polo:

The Girls Water Polo team will take on Irvine next Tuesday, Feb. 7th at the Woollett Aquatics Center.  The Open team plays at 3:15, Varsity at 4:15 and JV at 5:15.  Come out and show your support!

Wrestling:

Our wrestling team is continuing to train and prepare for the CIF Individuals, which will be held in Temecula February 17th & 18th.  We had a great showing at League Finals with a handful of our wrestlers placing in the top 3 in their weight classes, qualifying them for the CIF Individuals.  Nice job!

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

(Home events in BOLD)

Thursday, February 2nd
Boys Soccer @ CDM – 3:15 p.m.
Girls Soccer v. CDM – 3:15 p.m.

Friday, February 3rd
Girls Basketball v CDM – 5:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball v CDM – 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 7th
Boys Soccer v Irvine – 3:15 p.m.
Girls Water Polo @ 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.

Winter GOW Schedule 2016

Sport Day Date Time Location Opponent
Wrestling Wednesday 12/14 5:00 UHS Gym Beckman
Girls Basketball Friday 1/6 5:30 UHS Gym Beckman
Boys Basketball Friday 1/6 7:00 UHS Gym Beckman
Girls Water Polo Tuesday 1/24 4:15 UHS Pool Irvine
Boys Soccer Tuesday 1/31 3:15 UHS Stadium Northwood
Girls Soccer Thursday 2/9 5:00 UHS Stadium Woodbridge

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 aways at big games
  5. Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics
  6. Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com
  7. Get others to do the same

GO TROJANS!

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Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham
Athletic Directors
University High School

TROJAN THURSDAY 1/26/17

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

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

What’s Happening on Campus

Try-outs for Spring Sports:  For coach contact information and try-out dates, please visit the athletic department website: http://www.universityhigh.org/athletics. All days are mandatory unless prior arrangements have been made with the coach. A 2nd round of try-outs will be held for athletes competing in winter sports. All students must bring their 2016-2017 athletic ID card to try-out.

University HS is offering the Practice PSAT. This is a standardized test that provides first hand practice for the SAT. The test date is Saturday, February 4th. Check in is at 7:30 with the test starting at 8:00 in the MPR. This test includes multiple choice tests in Critical reading, math, and writing. Test results are given to show your strengths and weaknesses as you prepare for the SAT.

Registration for this test is January 24th –February 3rd (until the end of lunch) at the SAC.
Walk-in (cash only) will be accepted on February 4th on a space-available basis.
The cost for this test is $20. Check or cash. Make checks payable to University High School.
For more information, please visit the College and Career Center.

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Winter Sports

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

Boys Basketball:

Tuesday night the Boys Varsity Basketball team won their third straight game defeating Irvine 67-62. Alex Bray scored 24 points while Joe Christensen playing point guard instead of Kevin Yahampath, who was out sick, added 19 points including two clutch free throws in the final minute to preserve the victory.

Last Thursday the Trojans beat Woodbridge for the second time this season posting a stellar defensive effort

In defeating the Warriors 63-38 at Woodbridge.  Kevin Yahampath led the way with 19 points while Mitchell Kauker contributed 14 points and recorded eight steals.  On January 16, the boys participated in Coach Mikey’s Longshot Challenge at Costa Mesa High to benefit pediatric Cancer Research. Uni overcame a twenty point deficit to defeat Capo Valley Christian 67-63.  Ryan Pham scored 22 while Alex Bray added 18 points. Tonight, (1/26) the Trojans travel to Beckman to start the second round of Pacific Coast League play.  Tipoff is 7:00 p.m. Uni defeated Beckman 80-72 in the first round.  The Trojans are currently 3-2 in league play.

Girls Basketball:

The Lady Trojans bounced back with a win over Irvine Tuesday night after a lost to Woodbridge last week.  The girls basketball team is currently tied for first place with a record of 4-1 as round one of league comes to a close. Kaci Blailock led all scores with 17 points and 10 rebounds against Irvine, while Malia Goldsmith added 14 points.

Boys Soccer:

In the last two weeks we have played 3 games. We lost our first game this year going down at home 2-1 to CDM with the winning goal coming in the final minute!  Our goal was from Luis Moros with the assist from Kian Mohseni.   That took our record to 10-1-1.

We rebounded well against Woodbridge winning 3-1.  Goals from Darius Abdollahi and Sebastian Hertel. Assists from Lee McEligot, Darius Abdollahi and Sam Kelley.

We then beat Irvine 5-0 handing them their biggest loss of the year.  Goals from Darious Abdollahi, Sebastian Hertel, Luis Moros and Pedro Palmaka. Assists from Luis Moros, Pedro Palmaka, Sebastian Hertel, Jeremy Koo.  Jimmy Choi with his 5th shutout.

We end the first round of league at 4-1 and 12-1-1 overall. Good enough to be ranked #3 in the division and #15 in southern section.

We have 4 players in the top 15 in county for points:
Sebass Hertel with 10 goals 6 assists
Luis Moros with 9 and 7
Pedro Palmaka with 8 and 7
Darious Abdollahi with 7 and 7

The boys will be taking on Beckman today (1/26) in the Uni Stadium at 3:15. Good luck boys!

Girls Soccer:

The Girls Soccer team has had an amazing season so far.  We are 12-4-2.  We have scored 48 goals giving us a 2.66 goals per game average and only have given up 21 goals which is about 1 goal per game average.  The most impressive part about the team is the attractive possessing style soccer that makes all the games attractive to watch.  The team has put themselves in a position to contest for the league championship.  We have only 5 league games left and the next three are extremely important.  Please come cheer on the team on February 2nd as we welcome undefeated #4 in OC Corona Del Mar.

Girls Water Polo:

The Girls Water Polo team travels today (1/26) to Beckman for a 4:15 Varsity match. The Open team plays at 3:15 and the JV team plays at 5:15.  Good luck girls!

Wrestling:

Congrats to Jordan Elam for claiming the Jaguar classic Championship.
Also Hans Valdez and Jack Hausam for finishing 3rd.
Ethan Maniss and Ethan Chin for finishing 5th.

Lorena Egea for taking 2nd only losing to the #1 ranked wrestler in California.
Congrats last night to the team for Beating Woodbridge 39-37.

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

(Home events in BOLD)

Thursday, January 26th
Boys Soccer v Beckman – 3:15 p.m.
Girls Soccer @ 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.

Friday, January 27th  
Girls Water Polo Tournament @ Ocean View – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 28th  
Boys Wrestling – League Finals @ Irvine – Time TBA
Girls Water Polo Tournament @ Ocean View – Time TBA

Tuesday, January 31st
***GOW***Boys Soccer v Northwood – 3:15 p.m.
Girls Soccer @ Northwood – 3:15 p.m.
Girls Water Polo @ Northwood – 4:15 p.m.
Girls Basketball @ Northwood – 5:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball @ Northwood – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 1st
Girls Water Polo v Corona Del Mar – 4:15 p.m.

Winter GOW Schedule 2016

Sport Day Date Time Location Opponent
Wrestling Wednesday 12/14 5:00 UHS Gym Beckman
Girls Basketball Friday 1/6 5:30 UHS Gym Beckman
Boys Basketball Friday 1/6 7:00 UHS Gym Beckman
Girls Water Polo Tuesday 1/24 4:15 UHS Pool Irvine
Boys Soccer Tuesday 1/31 3:15 UHS Stadium Northwood
Girls Soccer Thursday 2/9 5:00 UHS Stadium Woodbridge

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 aways at big games
  5. Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics
  6. Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com
  7. Get others to do the same

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Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham
Athletic Directors
University High School

 

TROJAN THURSDAY 1/12/17

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

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

What’s Happening on Campus

Try-outs for Spring Sports:  For coach contact information and try-out dates, please visit the athletic department website: http://www.universityhigh.org/athletics. All days are mandatory unless prior arrangements have been made with the coach. A 2nd round of try-outs will be held for athletes competing in winter sports. All students must bring their 2016-2017 athletic ID card to try-out.

psat-practice

Winter Sports

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

Boys Basketball: 

The Boys Varsity Basketball Team lost on Tuesday night to Northwood evening their record in the PCL at 1-1.

Tomorrow night (Friday) the boys travel to Corona del Mar for a 7:00 p.m. tipoff against the Sea Kings. Last Friday the Trojans defeated Beckman 80-72 in a wild Pack the Gym night contest.  Junior guard Alex Bray scored 40 to pace the Trojans while senior forward Ryan Pham had a double double with 18 points and 18 rebounds.

This coming Monday the boys have been invited to participate in Mikeys Long Shot Challenge at Costa mesa High School.  The games played that day will benefit cancer research.  The Trojans will play Capo Valley Christian at 11:30 a.m. Next Thursday, the Trojans travel to Woodbridge to take on the Warriors. Uni defeated Woodbridge 73-53 earlier in the season.

Come out and support the boys at their away game at Corona Del Mar High School tomorrow, January 13th! The game starts at 7:00 PM.

Check out the OC Varsity article below from last Friday’s big game against Beckman!

Bray scores 40 to lift University by Beckman

January 06, 2017 11:14 PM

By TIM BURT basketball-1STAFF WRITER
OCVarsity.com

IRVINE – University gave its fans plenty to cheer about on Friday night, rallying from a seven-point halftime deficit to defeat Beckman, 80-72, in the Pacific Coast League opener for both teams.

The Trojans, behind the 40-point, 17-rebound performance of junior Alex Bray, outscored Beckman, 27-17, in the final quarter in the annual Pack the Gym Night at University, which attracted a near-capacity crowd.

Bray was held to one point in the first quarter, but came alive in the second quarter, scoring 15 points. He added 24 points in the second half. Bray made 22 of 27 free throw attempts and hit four 3-pointers.

“In the first quarter, I’m pretty sure I went 0 for 10 or something like that,” Bray said. “My team just helped me get my confidence back up in the second quarter. It was a back-and-forth game, but we made our free throws down the stretch, and that really helped us win the game.”

As a team, University (7-8, 1-0) made 36 of 51 free throws.

“We were very nervous in the first half,” said University coach Mike Dinneen. “We shot poorly in the first half, 25 percent, but we shot better in the second half and Alex was able to get to the line a lot. We played really hard.

“We just needed a win. We had lost five in a row, all to good teams. This might be the toughest schedule we’ve ever played.”

University also got a strong performance from senior forward Ryan Pham, who had 18 points and 20 rebounds.

Beckman (8-9, 0-1) gave the Trojans all they could handle.

The Patriots were led by sophomore Dylan Thoerner, who scored 21 points, 14 coming in the first half. Junior Aaron Chen added 17 points and junior Ryan Sprosty had 13 points.

Beckman held a 55-53 lead going into the fourth quarter, but University’s full-court press forced key turnovers in the final stanza.

Bray, who made 12 free throws in the final quarter, made two free throws with 2:55 left to put the Trojans ahead, 69-63.

Bray hit the 40-point mark when he made two more free throws with under 10 seconds left to help the Trojans win by eight.

“Beckman played us really tough,” Dinneen said. “They have some good young players but it was nice to get the win.”

Contact the writer: tburt@scng.com

 

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Fans “Pack the Gym” at the annual Pack the Gym Night

Girls Basketball:

The lady Trojans opened league play with two wins over Beckman 64-43 and Northwood 41-24. Great job ladies!!🏀  Come out and support the girls this Friday (1/13) as they travel to CDM. JV plays at 4:00 and Varsity at 5:30.

Boys Soccer:

Boys soccer opened league last Thursday night away vs Beckman at Tustin High School . Our boys came from 2 goals down and scored twice in added time to win 3-2.
Goals from Pedro Palmaka , Sam Kelley and a PK from Darious Abdollahi.
Assists from Sam Kammerman and 2 from Sebastian Hertel.

On Tuesday in our stadium we hosted league title hopefuls and 7-2-1 Northwood .
We took the lead at the end of the first half on a goal from Kian Mohseni . After NW tied it up early in the second we got 2 goals from Sebastian Hertel to win the game 3-1 .
Assists from Darious Abdollahi, Evan Mouchard and Pedro Palmaka .

Our record is now 10-0-1 and ranked #3 in the division .

Come out and support the boys as they take on CDM today (1/12) at 3:15 at home. Good luck boys!

Girls Soccer:

Girls Soccer plays CDM away today (1/12) at 3:15.  Come out and Support!

Girls Water Polo:

Girls water polo plays at Corona del Mar H.S. today (Thurs Jan 12th) varsity at 315pm and jv at 415pm. The lady trojans lost to Northwood at home 11-6 this past Tuesday and last Thursday Jan 5th at Uni pool the girls beat Beckman 12-6. The team travels to an away tournament this Friday and Saturday.

Congratulations to Chandlyr Denaro for achieving OC Varsity’s “Player of the Day” Recognition on January 5th!

Girls water polo POTD: Chandlyr Denaro, University (1-5-17)

January 06, 2017 8:43 AM
DAN ALBANO
OCVARSITY.COM

Girls water polo
Player of the Day
For Jan. 5, 2017

Chandlyr Denaro
University

The senior co-captain tallied three goals, six steals, four assists and drew two exclusions to lead the Trojans to a 12-6 victory against Beckman in the Pacific Coast League.

Wrestling:

Congrats to the Wrestling team for a 63-16 win over CDM. 6 points given up was a forfeit.  Boys are wrestling very well.

Couple that with this past weekend’s performance by Jordan Elam 2nd, Hans Valdez and Ethan Maniss 5th and Ethan Chin 8th at the 64 team Super Champs in Nogales, we had a great 7 days.

The JV team went to a 16 team tournament in San Clemente and had 8 out of 11 kids place including 2 Champions, four 3rd place finishers and two 4th place finishers.

We have been wrestling hard and even had Damien Calhoun of OC Register come out to see us. It is the kids wrestling hard and doing well that made that possible. Great teamwork by ALL.

Check out the article below from OC Varsity.com covering the Jan. 11th match against CDM:

University wrestlers are ‘starting to believe’wrestling-1-12-17

January 11, 2017 9:14 PM
By DAMIAN CALHOUN
STAFF WRITER – OC Varsity.com

NEWPORT BEACH – Jordan Elam’s 170-pound match in a Pacific Coast League dual Wednesday was the perfect example of the effort it has taken the University wrestling team to get headed in the right direction.

Elam trailed against Corona del Mar’s Jewlian Avila, 6-1, in the first period. He eventually tied the score at 7 in the third period and sealed the victory with a three-point near fall as time expired.

University, under new coach Steve Shiflett, recorded its third league victory, 63-16, by defeating the Sea Kings at Corona del Mar High.

“It was slow,” Shiflett said of the team’s adjustment period. “There were a couple of kids, when I started, they weren’t buying into it, and slowly and surely, with the success that some of the kids are having, they’re starting to believe.

“They all believe that they can win now, which is the big step. Changing the mindset in practice was the hardest part. They’re starting to believe. We lift more, we run more, these are kids are starting to believe in what they’re told.”

The dual started at 106 pounds. Corona del Mar’s lineup was shorthanded because of injuries and illness, and the Sea Kings gave up five of the first seven matches by forfeit.

CdM also received a forfeit at 126 pounds.

The first match that was wrestled came at 138 pounds, and University’s Max Hertz won by fall.

Corona del Mar’s first victory came at 152 pounds with Peter Hollingshed winning by major decision, 12-2.

The Trojans won the final four matches by fall. The Sea Kings ended the match with Jacob Petersen winning by fall at heavyweight.

“We had a new group of sophomores that are really buying into it because they don’t know any better,” Shiflett said. “So we’re able to harness their talent and we can shape them the way we want. We want to be more aggressive, win or lose.

“That’s what we started at, just get out there and compete. That’s how we’ve changed it. Our girl wrestler (Lorena Egea) has that mentality and they’ve watched her wrestle. They support her and it is just wearing off on the whole team.”

Contact the writer: dcalhoun@scng.com

Winter GOW Schedule 2016

Sport Day Date Time Location Opponent
Wrestling Wednesday 12/14 5:00 UHS Gym Beckman
Girls Basketball Friday 1/6 5:30 UHS Gym Beckman
Boys Basketball Friday 1/6 7:00 UHS Gym Beckman
Girls Water Polo Tuesday 1/24 4:15 UHS Pool Irvine
Boys Soccer Tuesday 1/31 3:15 UHS Stadium Northwood
Girls Soccer Thursday 2/9 5:00 UHS Stadium Woodbridge

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

(Home events in BOLD)

Thursday, January 12th
Girls Soccer @ CDM – 3:15 p.m.
Boys Soccer v CDM – 3:15 p.m.
Girls Water Polo @ CDM – 4:15 p.m.

Friday, January 13th
Girls Water Polo Tourney @ Chino Hills High School – Time TBA
Girls Basketball @ CDM – 5:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball @ CDM – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 14th
Boys Wrestling Tournament @ Troy High School – Time TBA
Girls Water Polo Tournament @ Diamond Bar – Time TBA

Monday, January 16th
Boys Basketball – Costa Mesa Challenge – Time TBA

Wednesday, January 18th
Wrestling v Irvine – 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 aways at big games
  5. Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics
  6. Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com
  7. Get others to do the same

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Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham
Athletic Directors
University High School