Trojan Thursday 5/19/22

Boys Tennis Wins CIF

Our CIF Champion Boys Tennis Team will be traveling back to Claremont Friday (5/20) for the CIF/USTA Southern California Regional Championships.  Coach Kessler and the boys set some lofty goals at the beginning of the season – All-American Championship, League Championship, Ojai Championship, CIF Championship… and one last one – the CIF Regional Championship. The Regionals bring together champions and other top teams from different sections in CIF.

Click HERE to read the about CIF Win!

Tim, (OCSPORTSZONE)



Athletic Summer Camp Schedule


Athletic Clearance for Summer and the 22-23 Athletic Season

ATHLETIC CLEARANCE

IUSD Athletic Clearance requires clearance from the UHS Athletics Department each school year.

Physicals should be dated after May 1st.  Athleticclearance.com will be ready for you to set up a profile for summer and the 22-23 season on May 15th. The athletic office will start reviewing athletic clearances for the 22-23 season on June 1st.

Click on the appropriate link below for step-by-step instructions.

ATHLETIC CLEARANCE INSTRUCTIONS for New Athletes [View-only Google Doc]

ATHLETIC CLEARANCE INSTRUCTIONS for Returning Athletes  [View-only Google Doc]

ALL FORMS must be uploaded to your athleticclearance.com account . This includes: IUSD Physical FormProof of Health Insurance, and Confirmation Message. Paper copies will not be accepted.

Email joyliberty@iusd.org when your account is ready for review.



For families interested in Uni Athletics, here is an overview of our Athletic Department websites and resources. If you have not already done so, please check them out.

Athletics Home page: https://universityhigh.iusd.org/athletics

  • Athletic Clearance Instructions, Sports Physicals (including walk-in clinics), Upcoming Tryout & Informational Sports Meeting Dates, Coach Contact Information, Forms, PE for Private Instruction

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s): https://universityhigh.iusd.org/athletics/athletic-faqs

  • Including answers to questions about: Playing multiple sports, eligibility, PE v. Sports classes, course credit

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Trojan Thursday 4/28/22

Boys Tennis Wins the Griggs Cup

Conrad Brown became the 3rd Uni boy to win the single’s championship at the Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament this past weekend.  

By advancing to the finals in both singles and doubles, University clinched the prestigious Griggs Cup awarded to the high school team with the most accumulated points.  This is the 8th time University high has won the Griggs Cup, (2022, 2019, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2002 and 1984).  Uni is now 2nd in total team titles dating back to 1955.  Only Santa Barbara high has won more. Uni is 22 – 0 on the season including winning the All-American Tournament in Newport Beach in March.

Tim, (OCSPORTSZONE)

To Read the full article please click HERE


Boys Volleyball

Boys Volleyball will play at Diamond Ranch for the first round of CIF playoffs tonight, April 28th, 6:00pm.


Athletic Summer Camp Schedule

Click HERE for the Full Summer Camp Flyer

Athletic Clearance for Summer and the 22-23 Athletic Season

ATHLETIC CLEARANCE

IUSD Athletic Clearance requires clearance from the UHS Athletics Department each school year.

Physicals should be dated after May 1st.  Athleticclearance.com will be ready for you to set up a profile for summer and the 22-23 season on May 15th. The athletic office will start reviewing athletic clearances for the 22-23 season on June 1st.

Click on the appropriate link below for step-by-step instructions.

ATHLETIC CLEARANCE INSTRUCTIONS for New Athletes [View-only Google Doc]

ATHLETIC CLEARANCE INSTRUCTIONS for Returning Athletes  [View-only Google Doc]

ALL FORMS must be uploaded to your athleticclearance.com account . This includes: IUSD Physical FormProof of Health Insurance, and Confirmation Message. Paper copies will not be accepted.

Email joyliberty@iusd.org when your account is ready for review.



For families interested in Uni Athletics, here is an overivew of our Athletic Department websites and resources. If you have not already done so, please check them out.

Athletics Home page: https://universityhigh.iusd.org/athletics

  • Athletic Clearance Instructions, Sports Physicals (including walk-in clinics), Upcoming Tryout & Informational Sports Meeting Dates, Coach Contact Information, Forms, PE for Private Instruction

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s): https://universityhigh.iusd.org/athletics/athletic-faqs

  • Including answers to questions about: Playing multiple sports, eligibility, PE v. Sports classes, course credit

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Trojan Thursday 4/14/22

Athletic Summer Camp Schedule

Click HERE for the Full Summer Camp Flyer

Athletic Clearance for Summer and the 22-23 Athletic Season

ATHLETIC CLEARANCE

IUSD Athletic Clearance requires clearance from the UHS Athletics Department each school year.

Physicals should be dated after May 1st.  Athleticclearance.com will be ready for you to set up a profile for summer and the 22-23 season on May 15th. The athletic office will start reviewing athletic clearances for the 22-23 season on June 1st.

Click on the appropriate link below for step-by-step instructions.

ATHLETIC CLEARANCE INSTRUCTIONS for New Athletes [View-only Google Doc]

ATHLETIC CLEARANCE INSTRUCTIONS for Returning Athletes  [View-only Google Doc]

ALL FORMS must be uploaded to your athleticclearance.com account . This includes: IUSD Physical FormProof of Health Insurance, and Confirmation Message. Paper copies will not be accepted.

Email joyliberty@iusd.org when your account is ready for review.


Next Week in Trojan Sports – Home Games

Week of April 18th – 23rd


For families interested in Uni Athletics, here is an overivew of our Athletic Department websites and resources. If you have not already done so, please check them out.

Athletics Home page: https://universityhigh.iusd.org/athletics

  • Athletic Clearance Instructions, Sports Physicals (including walk-in clinics), Upcoming Tryout & Informational Sports Meeting Dates, Coach Contact Information, Forms, PE for Private Instruction

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s): https://universityhigh.iusd.org/athletics/athletic-faqs

  • Including answers to questions about: Playing multiple sports, eligibility, PE v. Sports classes, course credit

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Trojan Thursday 3/31/22

University High School

Boys Tennis

The Top ranked Uni Boys tennis team won the All-American National Tennis Tournament at the Palisades Tennis club in Newport Beach.

The boys defeated Arcadia (8-0), and Claremont (7-1) high schools in the prelim round before defeating Calabasas High (7-1) in the Semi-final, and The Menlo School of Atherton (6-3) in the Championship match.  Captains Conrad Brown, Zino Mirtorabi along with Ani Gupta were named to the All-Tournament team.  Freshmen Winner and Champion Okey, Sophomore SangHyuk Im, and seniors Peyman Pourjamasb, Konrad Walter-Wu and Omar Khayat also played well for Uni.

The Trojans moved to 16-0 on the season, are currently the top ranked team in…Orange County, The CIF Open Division, the State of California and now, the Nation.

Click on the Link below to read more about our Top Ranked Boys Tennis Team and Coach Kessler’s 800th Win!

OC Sports Zone


8th Grade Families – Family Night is around the corner

Come talk with the coaches and sign up for Summer Camp!



Next Week in Trojan Sports – Home Games

Week of April 11th – 16th


For families interested in Uni Athletics, here is an overivew of our Athletic Department websites and resources. If you have not already done so, please check them out.

Athletics Home page: https://universityhigh.iusd.org/athletics

  • Athletic Clearance Instructions, Sports Physicals (including walk-in clinics), Upcoming Tryout & Informational Sports Meeting Dates, Coach Contact Information, Forms, PE for Private Instruction

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s): https://universityhigh.iusd.org/athletics/athletic-faqs

  • Including answers to questions about: Playing multiple sports, eligibility, PE v. Sports classes, course credit

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Trojan Thursday 3/17/22

University High School

Girls Basketball See’s Candy Fundraiser for

So many of us love to buy chocolates to celebrate the Spring holidays.

If you do, please consider ordering them on-line through the See’s Candy Fundraiser that supports the Uni HS Girls Basketball team.

Delicious chocolates can be sent anywhere in the continental US (with no shipping charges) and will arrive in 4 to 10 days. To order, go to  https://www.yumraising.com/secure/universityhgb_uni_girls_basketball54/candy?h=Mar_Cha6880&c=ot8991



Next Week in Trojan Sports – Home Games

Week of March 20th – 26th


For families interested in Uni Athletics, here is an overivew of our Athletic Department websites and resources. If you have not already done so, please check them out.

Athletics Home page: https://universityhigh.iusd.org/athletics

  • Athletic Clearance Instructions, Sports Physicals (including walk-in clinics), Upcoming Tryout & Informational Sports Meeting Dates, Coach Contact Information, Forms, PE for Private Instruction

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s): https://universityhigh.iusd.org/athletics/athletic-faqs

  • Including answers to questions about: Playing multiple sports, eligibility, PE v. Sports classes, course credit

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Trojan Thursday 3/10/22

University High School

Girls Lacrosse

Girls Lacrosse is off to an incredible start this season.  After a pre-season that was up and down for the team, league play started against Beckman High School Monday afternoon.  No one knew what to expect and, after trailing 2-7 at halftime, the team stepped up to the challenge to come from behind and force overtime.  After 4 thrilling minutes, including two penalty shot saves by goalie Jude Abasham (Jr.), Zoe Saito (Sr.) was awarded a penalty shot after being pushed in the back.  Zoe stepped up and delivered a blistering shot from 7 meters out to beat Beckman’s goalie and secure the first league win, 10-9. 

Currently, Kelly Tou (Jr.) leads the team in goals with 25.  Saito and Yade Cinar (Sr.) have added 14 and 10 goals respectively .  Saito leads the team in groundballs, with 22 and defender Jade Blinstrub (Sr.) has caused 5 turnovers in the opening matches of the season.

The girls are back in action Wednesday, March 9, at home against Northwood High School and then on Monday, March 14th, the ladies will travel to Irvine HS for match number 3 of league play.  Stay tuned for more excitement and come out to support your Girls Lacrosse program!



Next Week in Trojan Sports – Home Games

Week of March 13th – March 19th


For families interested in Uni Athletics, here is an overivew of our Athletic Department websites and resources. If you have not already done so, please check them out.

Athletics Home page: https://universityhigh.iusd.org/athletics

  • Athletic Clearance Instructions, Sports Physicals (including walk-in clinics), Upcoming Tryout & Informational Sports Meeting Dates, Coach Contact Information, Forms, PE for Private Instruction

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s): https://universityhigh.iusd.org/athletics/athletic-faqs

  • Including answers to questions about: Playing multiple sports, eligibility, PE v. Sports classes, course credit

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Trojan Thursday 3/3/22

University High School

Cheer and Song Team

Last weekend, our Competitive Cheer and Song teams competed in the United Spirit Association Spirit Nationals in Anaheim. This is the largest national high school competition in the western U.S.

JV Cheer, JV Song, Varsity Cheer, and Varsity Song all competed. All put in strong performances and represented UNI well. 

Varsity Song was amazing! After placing 4th in the prelims on Saturday, they advanced to the finals on Sunday. They saved their best performance for last and walked away with 1st place… a National Championship! This is the second time in school history that our Song team has won (we also won in 2019).



Next Week in Trojan Sports – Home Games

Week of March 6th – March 12th


For families interested in Uni Athletics, here is an overivew of our Athletic Department websites and resources. If you have not already done so, please check them out.

Athletics Home page: https://universityhigh.iusd.org/athletics

  • Athletic Clearance Instructions, Sports Physicals (including walk-in clinics), Upcoming Tryout & Informational Sports Meeting Dates, Coach Contact Information, Forms, PE for Private Instruction

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s): https://universityhigh.iusd.org/athletics/athletic-faqs

  • Including answers to questions about: Playing multiple sports, eligibility, PE v. Sports classes, course credit

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Trojan Thursday 2/23/22

University High School

GoFan Page

University High School is excited to announce that we will be using GoFan for athletic event ticketing.

There are a couple things to note about using GoFan.

  1. Tickets need to be presented on a smart phone at the venue
  2. After purchasing tickets do not redeem until you are at the front of the line with event staff
  3. Click HERE for videos on how to use GoFan

Click on the link below and it will take you to both home and away University High School athletic events that require a ticket.

University High School GoFan


Next Week in Trojan Sports – Home Games

Week of February 27 – March 5


For families interested in Uni Athletics, here is an overivew of our Athletic Department websites and resources. If you have not already done so, please check them out.

Athletics Home page: https://universityhigh.iusd.org/athletics

  • Athletic Clearance Instructions, Sports Physicals (including walk-in clinics), Upcoming Tryout & Informational Sports Meeting Dates, Coach Contact Information, Forms, PE for Private Instruction

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s): https://universityhigh.iusd.org/athletics/athletic-faqs

  • Including answers to questions about: Playing multiple sports, eligibility, PE v. Sports classes, course credit

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Trojan Thursday 8.5.21

Meet UNI’s New Head Football Coach

Coach Vincent Mesa

University High School is excited to announce that Vince Mesa is our new Football Varsity Head Coach. With the help of parents and players we selected Coach Mesa through an aggressive search reviewing several qualified candidates. Coach Mesa comes to us most recently from Orange Coast College, where he was the Running Backs Coach and Run Game Coordinator. Coaches who know him praise his knowledge for the game, his patience with developing players, and his enthusiasm for the sport. Prior to coaching at OCC, Coach Mesa coached overseas with the Oslo Vikings in Norway. He worked with and was eventually the head coach of the U15, U19, and even the Elite Team in Norway. His teams won numerous national championships as Coach Mesa honed his skills working with players from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Coach Mesa was also an assistant coach at Magnolia High School in Anaheim. In 2010 he helped lead Magnolia to winning their first league championship in over 40 years.


Coach Mesa originally comes from Huntington Beach, CA. He attended Huntington Beach High School, where he played football. He continued his playing career at Goldenwest College and then went on to play at Minot State University in North Dakota where he was a member of the Conference Champion team in 2002.


Coach Mesa is also a professor of both Film Production and Sound Design at Orange Coast College. He lives in Irvine with his wife, Johanna and has a daughter, Savannah.


With practices just starting, the team is up to 43 players with more adding each week. Coach Mesa will be sending out the date, time and location of the first parent meeting so he can introduce himself and his vision for the program. That information will be shared with football families today. If your student is interested in football and neither you nor they have been contacted, please reach out directly to Coach Mesa at vincemesa@iusd.org.


We are excited for Coach Mesa to put his stamp on the University High School Football program. He has all of the tools necessary to lead our teams to success and the values needed to help shape our student athletes into motivated, responsible, and hard-working adults.

Welcome, Coach Mesa!


Quick Link Guide to Uni Athletics

Back to school…AND FALL SEASON SPORTS (yay!)…are just around the corner.

For families interested in Uni Athletics, here is an overivew of our Athletic Department websites and resources. If you have not already done so, please check them out.

Athletics Home page: https://universityhigh.iusd.org/athletics

  • Athletic Clearance Instructions, Sports Physicals (including walk-in clinics), Upcoming Tryout & Informational Sports Meeting Dates, Coach Contact Information, Forms, PE for Private Instruction

Virtual 8th Grade Family Night page: https://universityhigh.iusd.org/athletics/athletics-family-night

  • Sign up if you’re interested in playing a sport, Coach Intro. Videos, “How-to” tutorials for athletic clearance

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s): https://universityhigh.iusd.org/athletics/athletic-faqs

  • Including answers to questions about: Playing multiple sports, eligibility, PE v. Sports classes, course credit

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Upcoming Athletics Office Hours

Friday, August 6: CLOSED

Monday, August 9 through Friday, August 13 (Registration week): 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. *TENTATIVE*


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Trojan Thursday (on Friday) 6.4.21

Announcing Uni’s 2021 Senior Athletic Award Recipients

CLICK HERE to view the Award Presentation

Scholar Athletes

CONGRATULATIONS!!
[Top L-R] Sydney Field, Collette Lowengrub, Kaili Taagepera, Mya Wang
[Bottom L-R] Stewart Campbell, Luca Flick-Kaiser, Nic Conta, Matt Wallin

Sportmanship Award Winners

Aren Apelian & Lia Cui

Uni Athletic Summer Camps

Summer camp dates, times, and costs as well as how to register/pay on Uni’s Webstore are available on our online flyer or dedicated Summer Camps page.

Click the image to view the full flyer.

Camps are open to all student-athletes enrolled at Uni for 2021-2022. They are recreational, and entirely voluntary. Daily attendance supports athletic development but is not required. Participation in camps is not offered for credit and is not a prerequisite for equal access to participate in athletics during the school year.

All participants must be cleared through the Athletics Office prior to participation.

ATHLETIC CLEARANCE INSTRUCTIONS for New Athletes [View-only Google Doc]

ATHLETIC CLEARANCE INSTRUCTIONS for Returning Athletes  [View-only Google Doc]

**Please expect 3-5 business days for the Athletics Office to review and process your clearance status and questions.


Highlights

Boys Golf

On Monday, June 7, 2021, our Trojans head to CIF-SS Division Team Championships! We’re rooting for them!


Quick Link Guide to Uni Athletics

Below you will find direct links to helpful Athletic Department websites and resources and what to expect on each. If you have not already done so, please check them out.

Athletics Home page: https://universityhigh.iusd.org/athletics

  • Athletic Clearance Instructions, Sports Physicals (including walk-in clinics), Upcoming Tryout & Informational Sports Meeting Dates, Coach Contact Information, Forms, PE for Private Instruction

Virtual 8th Grade Family Night page: https://universityhigh.iusd.org/athletics/athletics-family-night

  • Sign up if you’re interested in playing a sport, Coach Intro. Videos, “How-to” tutorials for athletic clearance

2021 Summer Camps page:  https://universityhigh.iusd.org/athletics/summer-athletic-camps

  • 2021 Summer Camp Flyer with dates, times, and costs; How to Register/Pay online or in-person; Participation Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s): https://universityhigh.iusd.org/athletics/athletic-faqs

  • Including answers to questions about: Playing multiple sports, eligibility, PE v. Sports classes, course credit

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Athletics Office Hours

Monday, June 7 – Wednesday, June 9

8 a.m. – 3: 30 p.m.

Closed for lunch ~12:30 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.

Summer Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

8 a.m. – 11 a.m.


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