Trojan Thursday (on Friday) 4.9.21

Next Week: 8th Grade Family Night


Uni will be hosting our Virtual Family Night for current 8th grade families on April 14, 2021. Please spread the word to our incoming Uni families and plan to log on at 5 p.m.!

A dedicated Athletics Family Night page will be live next week.


Game Highlights

Swim off to a strong start

The Uni girls and boys swim & dive teams are off to strong starts in 2021, with both teams winning both meets so far this season.

Varsity boys and girls swimmers beat Beckman before spring break, and then both beat Irvine on Wednesday (April 7).

Along the way, at least 7 girls swimmers and 3 relay teams, and 1 boy swimmer and 1 relay team, have made CIF automatic qualifying or consideration times – consideration times mean they would be eligible to be invited to the CIF finals meet.

Girls individual event winners in the first two meets include Reina Gomez (3), Alexandra Lindenberg (3), Lauren Zhou (2), Annika Nie, and Ai Taguchi. The girls relay teams for the 200 Medley and 200 Freestyle each have won twice, while the 400 Freestyle team has won once.

Boys individual event winners include Matthew Lou (4), Matt Wallin (2), Cyrus Mirsafian (2), Henry Ding (2), Stewart Campbell, Jaden Chen, and Wesley Tsai. The boys relay teams for the 200 Medley, 200 Freestyle, and 400 Freestyle have each won twice.

Girls swimmers who’ve made CIF consideration times so far are:

Reina Gomez – 200 freestyle, 100 butterfly Alexandra Lindenberg – 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle, 100 backstroke Annika Nie – 50 freestyle Lauren Zhou – 200 individual medley

200 Medley Relay team – Alexandra Lindenberg , Lauren Zhou, Reina Gomez, Caitlyn Liao

200 Freestyle Relay team- Camellia Zandpour, Ai Taguchi, Caitlyn Liao, Annika Nie

400 Freestyle Relay team – Alexandra Lindenberg , Lauren Zhou, Reina Gomez, Camellia Zandpour

Boys swimmers who’ve made CIF automatic qualifying times so far are:

Matthew Lou – 100 breaststroke

Boys swimmers who’ve made CIF consideration times so far are:

Matthew Lou – 200 freestyle, 200 individual medley, 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke

200 Medley Relay team – Javier Rodriguez, Matthew Lou, Matt Wallin, Cyrus Mirsafian

The boys and girls teams return to action on Wednesday when they host their lone home meet of the season, vs. Laguna Hills, at 3pm at the Uni pool.

Tennis

Both the boys and the girls are the top ranked teams in CIF-SS!!!!!  

The girls are 6-0 and the boys are 4-0.

Next week our Trojans take on Woodbridge & Portola.


Uni Football Update

Tim Burt of OC Sports Zone covers the cancellation of Uni’s last two football games in a recent article…

University’s final two spring varsity football games cancelled due to injuries

By Tim Burt, OC Sports Zone

University High’s varsity football team will not play any more spring games due to injuries, according to Trojans Coach Chris Hernandez.

‘It’s very disappointing,” Hernandez said Monday  “We are going to continue frosh/soph and finish the year with them.”

University was 0-2 in its two games and had to cancel last week’s game with Beckman. The University vs. Woodbridge game scheduled for Friday and the Friday, April 16 game with Irvine have been cancelled.

University becomes the second team from the Pacific Coast Conference to suspend its spring program. On Friday, Northwood Coach Michael Stewart said the Timberwolves were suspending their spring season due to injuries.

Both programs will return for the regular fall season.

Hernandez, the second-year University coach, indicated in a letter to families of the program that the focus will be on the fall football program. He said the time off from the coronavirus pandemic and the lack of preparation made it “impossible to continue.”

“As a program, we have spent the last week evaluating the varsity roster, discussing possible position changes, and working with our athletic trainer on player injuries. After careful consideration we have made the difficult decision to conclude the varsity season,” the letter read in part.

“Due to circumstances beyond our control, including injuries, lack of personnel, and a wide variety of issues that stemmed from the pandemic, we will not be able to safely field a varsity team.

“We are incredibly disappointed for many of our varsity players who have been committed since day one and have persisted through difficult circumstances. Our main priority is always player safety, and as the head coach in the program, I always want to be able to prepare the team to play the game safely, and we cannot do that going forward.

“Some of the moves we would have to make to play games the rest of season would put too many players at risk, and could lead to injuries that would normally be avoided in a regular season. We believe it is in the best interest of the health of the players and the program to begin focusing on the 2021-2022 season. Football is the ultimate team game, and it has never been more apparent in this season.

“We want to thank all of our seniors for dedication and perseverance. There were many who gave everything they have to ensure we played games this year and I will forever be grateful for them. My belief has always been in leading young men to be victorious in all aspects in life, and I am so proud of the players who have heard that message and have taken the steps to do just that. While they will not get to finish this year the way we want, we are confident that many of these young men will go on to be great future employees, great future husbands, and great future fathers.”

Hernandez added that the seniors will turn in their equipment this week and that juniors will begin weight room workouts on Wednesday.

“All sophomores will continue playing with the frosh/soph team in an effort to get them live game experience,” he said.

With the cancellations, Woodbridge, which cancelled its game with Irvine last week, could arrange a nonleague game this week. Athletic director Rick Gibson said no decision has been made on a new opponent.

Irvine could arrange a replacement game for the final week. The Vaqueros host Beckman Friday night at Irvine Stadium.


CDPH Updates Guidelines for Youth Sports

California Department of Public Health updated Youth Sports Guidelines on April 8 to include the following guidance for athletic events:

  • Spectators and observers are permitted pursuant to Outdoor Seated Live Events and Performances.
  • Inter-team competitions, meets, races, or similar events are permitted to occur only with other teams within the state.

CIF followed with Guidance Interpretations: https://cifss.org/news/cdph-guidance-interpretation-updated-4-8-2021/

Please note: University High School’s COVID-19 regulations and spectator rules remain unchanged. See below for current policies.


Upcoming Home Contests: April 12 – 16, 2021


On-Campus COVID-19 Regulations & Attendance Policies

Click here for a full view of the flyer, which links to attendance policies by member school.

Uni Home Spectator Policy for Outdoor Sports

  • Coaches will provide athletes with home spectator passes for households (1 pass per athlete for each level).
  • Each “household” (two spectators max.) only needs 1 pass.
  • Tickets are to be shown upon request; meaning they will not need to be presented at the gate but should be carried when attending home contests in the event supervising Administrators need to manage capacity.

(Spectator policy:  California Department of Public Health guidelines limits spectators to two members of an athlete’s family.  We have or are in the process of issuing passes for our families to show if asked.  All league high schools have to limit visiting spectators by venue.  Athletic contests in our stadium allow for visiting fans but our other fields / pool deck do not. Please check with your child’s coach before traveling to an away contest.  We will make adjustments as regulations change.  Individual coaches will have the most updated information and you can reach out to our athletic office.) 

Uni Spectator Policy for Indoor Sports

  • Both home and away athletes are allowed 2 spectators (family members).
  • Uni student spectators are NOT permitted.
  • Instead of tickets, we will be using a Spectator Form (link below) that generates a check-in list.
  • This list will be printed at 12 PM NOON each game day. ***No late entries or calls to the athletics office will result in additions to the list.***
  • Supervising Administrators and Staff will use that list to check spectators in at the door.

Link to Form: https://tinyurl.com/UniIndoorSpectatorForm

We must have the names and contact information of both guests. Anyone who is feeling sick or otherwise experiencing symptoms should not attend.

Spectators will be admitted entry to Uni’s gym 10 minutes prior to the following start times to allow the previous game’s spectators to exit:


4:00pm JV Boys
5:30pm Varsity Girls
7:00pm Varsity Boys

3:15pm JV Girls
4:30pm FS Boys

Once inside, the bleachers have been marked with stickers so each household remains socially distanced, and masks will be required at all times indoors.


Weekly Testing for Indoor Sports

Weekly testing conducted by Hoag began this week for our indoor sports (boys and girls basketball, boys volleyball, and wrestling). Students DO NOT need to re-register for each testing day.

Insurance companies are billed for weekly testing; HOWEVER according to the Cares act, the insurance company must waive all copays and deductibles – so patients do not pay anything out of pocket.

Please contact the athletics office should an issue arise.


Spring 2021 Return to Play Requirements

Informed Consent and Transportation permission is required for Spring 2021 athletic participation.

Every athlete with a parent/guardian MUST:

  1. Read IUSD COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines/Informed Consent Letter
  2. Find it online at: https://tinyurl.com/IUSDCO19Letter
  3. Then, go to www.iusd.org/uhs/athletics.
  4. Click on athlete’s sport below RETURN TO PLAY heading.
  5. Fill out the online Google Form.
  6. Upload IUSD Permission/Release & Waiver with a wet (pen) signature.
  7. Indicate transportation permission. Upload Waiver if needed.
  8. At the bottom on the Google Form, click “Submit”


Athletics Office Hours

Monday – Friday

8 a.m. – 3: 30 p.m.

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

Next to the Counseling Office.

Please wear a mask and enter one at a time.


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Trojan Thursday (on Friday) 3.26.21

OCADA Student-Athlete of Character: Two Trojans Recognized

Liisa Taagepera and Noah Scherson were recognized by the Orange County Athletic Directors Association as “Athletes of Character.” The honorees are seniors who have displayed leadership and community-service qualities.

The 2021 OCADA Student Athlete of Character are included in a recognition video alongside their peers from throughout Orange County.  Students are recognized in school alpha order on the video.  The video and listing of students can be found on OCADA’s website:  www.ocada714.com, or you can view the video on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/NyXitB-Jfuc


Game Highlights

Water Polo

The Uni boys and girls water polo teams had successful seasons. The usual 28-game, two-month long separate seasons were mashed into an 8-game schedule for boys and girls at the same time over 2.5 weeks — and some of those games were canceled or rescheduled at the last minute by opponent schools.

And still, both the boys and girls teams preserved and prevailed.

Both the girls and boys Varsity teams finished second in the PCL standings, each with just 1 league loss.

“That’s our best league finish in years!”

Head Coach Jesse Briggs

The girls finished 6-2 overall, and the boys finished 5-1 overall.

The JV boys and girls each won half their games.

On Friday March 19, the teams celebrated Senior Day during games against Portola.


Left to right: Matt Wallin, Eli Wirth, Stewart Campbell, Liam Horan, Pravir Gurukar, Joshua Nguyen, Awsito Salam, Maria Langlois

Eight players were honored:

  • Maria Langlois
  • Stewart Campbell
  • Pravir Gurukar
  • Liam Horan
  • Josh Nguyen
  • Awsito Salam
  • Matt Wallin
  • Eli Wirth

Three of the players were 4-year Varsity starters: Maria Langlois, Stewart Campbell, and Matt Wallin.

Girls Lacrosse

A weekend workout to prepare for the season ahead.

The Girls Lacrosse program is happy to be back on the field!  The season has been up and down over the past two weeks.  The team earned a well-deserved win against Orange Lutheran to begin their campaign.  With strong performances from Mya Wang (Sr.), Zoe Saito (Jr.), Elliot Welsh (Sr.) in the midfield and outstanding goalie work from Jude Abasham (So.) and Madilyn Price (Sr.), the team held off a late comeback.  Losses to CdM, Canyon, and a very  close match against El Dorado came with a dominant victory over Segerstrom High School.  

Dani Hernandez (Sr.), Caroline Mumm (Sr.), and Sasha Slepchenkova (Sr.) have anchored the defense and have put in outstanding shifts.  Zenya Hsu (Sr.) has earned five goals, Sydney Field (Sr.) has been a workhorse all over the field and Kelly Tou (So.) is off to a great start with five goals on the season.

Now the girls look towards league play starting with a home opener against Irvine on Monday, April 5th.  Wish them luck when you see them around campus.  

Baseball

Boys Volleyball


On-Campus COVID-19 Regulations & Attendance Policies for PCL Schools Released

Click here for a full view of the flyer, which links to attendance policies by member school.

Uni Home Spectator Policy for Outdoor Sports

  • Coaches will provide athletes with home spectator passes for households (1 pass per athlete for each level).
  • Each “household” (two spectators max.) only needs 1 pass.
  • Tickets are to be shown upon request; meaning they will not need to be presented at the gate but should be carried when attending home contests in the event supervising Administrators need to manage capacity.

(Spectator policy:  California Department of Public Health guidelines limits spectators to two members of an athlete’s family.  We have or are in the process of issuing passes for our families to show if asked.  All league high schools have to limit visiting spectators by venue.  Athletic contests in our stadium allow for visiting fans but our other fields / pool deck do not. Please check with your child’s coach before traveling to an away contest.  We will make adjustments as regulations change.  Individual coaches will have the most updated information and you can reach out to our athletic office.) 

Uni Spectator Policy for Indoor Sports

  • Both home and away athletes are allowed 2 spectators.
  • Instead of tickets, we will be using a Spectator Form (link below) that generates a check-in list.
  • This list will be printed at 12 PM NOON each game day. ***No late entries or calls to the athletics office will result in additions to the list.***
  • Supervising Administrators and Staff will use that list to check spectators in at the door.

Link to Form: https://tinyurl.com/UniIndoorSpectatorForm

We must have the names and contact information of both guests. Anyone who is feeling sick or otherwise experiencing symptoms should not attend.

Once inside, the bleachers have been marked with stickers so each household remains socially distanced, and masks will be required at all times indoors.


Can’t Attend a Game? Livestream it!

Who wants to watch football, lacrosse, or soccer in the stadium?!?  Anyone across the world can!  Even though we are restricted to whom can be in attendance (see policy above), we are working on livestreaming the events in our stadium.  If you would like to tune in, go to iusd.tv on any internet connected device, select University High School under high schools and click on the UHS ATLETICSS or UHS ATHLETICS 2 Channel or click HERE

Other sports across campus are working on live stream options. For details, contact the Head Coach or Booster Programs. Here’s what we’ve gathered about platforms for viewing by sport:

We hope to have the main gym wired for live stream when we return from Spring Break.


Weekly Testing for Indoor Sports Begins

Weekly testing conducted by Hoag began this week for our indoor sports (boys and girls basketball, boys volleyball, and wrestling). The Head Coach of your program will be notified when the schedule for Spring Break testing is released. Students who tested this week, DO NOT need to re-register for each testing day.

Per CDPH guidelines, football & water polo will no longer require weekly testing.

Click here to read CIF’s interpretations on the latest guidelines from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), realeased Thursday, March 4. These guidelines create a path for indoor sports to begin if they follow a college-style testing program.


Spring 2021 Return to Play Requirements

Informed Consent and Transportation permission is required for Spring 2021 athletic participation.

Every athlete with a parent/guardian MUST:

  1. Read IUSD COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines/Informed Consent Letter
  2. Find it online at: https://tinyurl.com/IUSDCO19Letter
  3. Then, go to www.iusd.org/uhs/athletics.
  4. Click on athlete’s sport below RETURN TO PLAY heading.
  5. Fill out the online Google Form.
  6. Upload IUSD Permission/Release & Waiver with a wet (pen) signature.
  7. Indicate transportation permission. Upload Waiver if needed.
  8. At the bottom on the Google Form, click “Submit”

Upcoming Home Contests: Spring Break & April 5-10


Scholarship Opportunity: $2,500 OCYSF Scholarships – Due April 2, 2021

Orange County Youth Sports Foundation has opened applications for two scholarships: the Jim Valentine Courage Award Scholarship as well as the Scholar-Athlete Award Scholarship. Please take a look at the letter sent from OCDE with a link to more information.

Dear High School Administrators, Counselors, Coaches & Athletic Directors, 


Since 1971, the Orange County Youth Sports Foundation (OCYSF) has been dedicated to supporting and enabling a thriving youth community through sport. Our annual Sportsman of the Year Banquet is a gala event celebrating the accomplishments of a prominent sports figure and the vehicle that generates funds used to enhance OC youth sports programs, provide opportunities for underprivileged or disabled OC students to attend major sporting events, and award college scholarships to graduating OC scholar-athletes. 


OCYSF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit comprised of OC business and education professionals devoted to improving young lives through athletics and education.


The deadline for the scholarships this year is April 2, 2021. 

The link to our website where you can access all information regarding both the Jim Valentine Courage Award Scholarship as well as the Scholar-Athlete Award Scholarship is: OCYSF

Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions and/or clarifications regarding this opportunity! 

Best regards,

​Joey Borgese | Education Specialist
ACCESS: Santiago Creek, 17th & Ross, Tustin Main, & ACT
Orange County Department of Education | http://www.ocde.us 
e: jborgese@ocde.us | c: 714.724.5598 | p: 714.245.6623 x: 6623 | f: 714.542.0762


Athletics Spring Break Office Hours

We are closed Monday, March 29- April 2.

Emails and calls will be responded to when we return from Spring Break, beginning on Monday, April 6.

Uni Athletics wishes you a….


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Live Stream Uni Sports Tonight

Football

Who wants to watch the Trojans in their home football opener?  Anyone across the world can! 

Even though we are restricted to whom can be in attendance (PCL policies can be found here), we are attempting to live stream the game.  If you would like to tune in, go to iusd.tv on any internet connected device, select University High School under schools and click on the UHS ATHLETICS 2 Channel or click HERE


Water Polo

Before Football though, tune into Trojan Water Polo Live!

Both our girls and boys have been competing nearly daily and collecting wins along the way. Watch our Trojans battle Portola @ Home today at https://www.facebook.com/unihighaquatics.

JV Boys at 3 p.m.

Girls Varsity at 4 p.m.

Boys Varsity at 5 p.m.

Trojan Thursday 3.18.21

Highlights!

Cross Country

Girls Cross Country finished off the season strong this past Saturday with a great showing against Woodbridge. Despite coming up short as a team, we did finish 1st and 2nd in the varsity girls race. Freshman Kaitlyn Carmichael continues to impress, finishing first with a new personal best time of 17:49. This makes Kaitlyn the #15 fastest XC runner in UNI history!! Senior Collette Lowengrub was close behind, finishing in 17:50 over 3 miles. Rounding out our top 5 were Hillary Lowengrub, Emilia Carrion and Chiara Rignot. We are so proud of all these girls have accomplished this season despite all of the changes and uncertainty. They are a young group with a bright future ahead and a ton of potential, and we are excited to see what they accomplish. GO UNI XC!!!

Boys Cross Country Finished off their season this last Saturday here at Uni with many personal best times on the year set. Our top runners on the day included Dylan Muniz, Maxim Sorokin, Ansh Parashar, Joshua Malek and Jet Charter. The Boys will now direct their attention to the Track season.

Water Polo

Boys Water Polo continues their dominant league play with 6 victories in a row and are #1 in league! With a tough battle against Beckman tonight and senior night games against Portola tomorrow, we’re hoping the streak continues.

03-08-2021 Monday 04:00PM Beckman, Arnold Water Polo, Boys VR League W (20-10)
03-09-2021 Tuesday 05:00PM Villa Park Water Polo, Boys VR Villa Park Non-League W (13-9)
03-10-2021 Wednesday 04:00PM Irvine Water Polo, Boys VR League W (31-5)
03-12-2021 Friday 05:00PM Costa Mesa Water Polo, Boys VR Estancia Non-League W (17-6)
03-15-2021 Monday 04:00PM Northwood Water Polo, Boys VR League W (20-6)
03-17-2021 Wednesday 04:00PM Woodbridge Water Polo, Boys VR League W (22-10)

Girls lost to Woodbridge last night, but with one league game left we’ll be watching to see how league rankings play out!

03-04-2021 Thursday 03:00PM – 04:00PM Laguna Hills Water Polo, Girls VR Pool League W (10-4)
03-08-2021 Monday 03:00PM Beckman, Arnold Water Polo, Girls VR League W (10-4)
03-10-2021 Wednesday 03:00PM Irvine Water Polo, Girls VR League W (7-6)
03-12-2021 Friday 06:00PM Costa Mesa Water Polo, Girls VR Estancia Non-League W (9-5)
03-15-2021 Monday 03:00PM Northwood Water Polo, Girls VR League W (8-3)
03-17-2021 Wednesday 03:00PM Woodbridge Water Polo, Girls VR League L (3-9)

Girls Tennis

The girls varsity team moved to 3-0 on the season with wins over Woodbridge and Portola. Kamya Nair led the Trojans with a sweep at 2nd singles in the match against Woodbridge. Junior Jane Lee also won her three sets playing first singles. In doubles, Senior Captain Emily Markus and junior Megan Bee won all 3 of their sets. Annika Thiim and Sara Ghaem-Maghami won at doubles in the match against Portola. The girls will travel to Beckman on Tuesday March 23rd.

Girls Soccer

Girls JV and Varsity soccer both beat Portola 4-1 on Tuesday.

Boys Soccer

Frosh soph has scored 22 goals in three games and given up 1 goal!

On-Campus COVID-19 Regulations & Attendance Policies for PCL Schools Released

Click here for a full view of the flyer, which links to attendance policies by member school.

Uni Home Spectator Policy

  • Coaches will provide athletes with home spectator passes for households (1 pass per athlete for each level).
  • Each “household” (two spectators max.) only needs 1 pass.
  • Tickets are to be shown upon request; meaning they will not need to be presented at the gate but should be carried when attending home contests in the event supervising Administrators need to manage capacity.

CIF State Interprets new CDPH guidelines

Click here to read CIF’s interpretations on the latest guidelines from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), realeased Thursday, March 4. These guidelines create a path for indoor sports to begin if they follow a college-style testing program.

Uni is working with the District to establish testing for our indoor athletes so we are prepared to move contact practices and competitions indoors when approval is granted and the expectations for testing are clarified.

Per CDPH guidelines, football & water polo will no longer require weekly testing.


Spring 2021 Return to Play Requirements

Informed Consent and Transportation permission is required for Spring 2021 athletic participation.

Every athlete with a parent/guardian MUST:

  1. Read IUSD COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines/Informed Consent Letter
  2. Find it online at: https://tinyurl.com/IUSDCO19Letter
  3. Then, go to www.iusd.org/uhs/athletics.
  4. Click on athlete’s sport below RETURN TO PLAY heading.
  5. Fill out the online Google Form.
  6. Upload IUSD Permission/Release & Waiver with a wet (pen) signature.
  7. Indicate transportation permission. Upload Waiver if needed.
  8. At the bottom on the Google Form, click “Submit”

Next Week’s Home Contests

We kick off home games for football, girls golf, and (maybe) boys volleyball in the week ahead!


External Opportunity: Summer Sports Business Boot Camp

A real-time Zoom-based educational experience for students who want to learn about the Business of Sports and careers in sports.  

If you are interested in working in sports in the future, please check out the flyer and details below 

More on Dr. Rishe’s June 2021 Sports Business Boot Camp:

  • Takes place June 7-9th from 12 pm to 3:30 pm Eastern Time each day; 
  • Has a cap of 50 students; 
  • Offers over 10 hours of Sports Business instruction covering at least 15 different topics ranging from analytics, marketing, finance, and management issues in Sports 
  • Features at least 90 minutes during the week speaking with at least 6 sports industry executives 
  • Registration fee is $275 for students registering before May 1 ($350 if registering after May 1). 

Athletics Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Next to the Counseling Office.
Please wear a mask & remember to maintain social distance (one person/family unit in the office at a time).


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Trojan Thursday on Friday 3.12.21

On-Campus COVID-19 Regulations & Attendance Policies for PCL Schools Released

Click here for a full view of the flyer, which links to attendance policies by member school.

Uni Home Spectator Policy

  • Coaches will provide athletes with home spectator passes for households (1 pass per athlete for each level).
  • Each “household”(two spectators max.) only needs 1 pass.
  • Tickets are to be shown upon request; meaning they will not need to be presented at the gate but should be carried when attending home contests in the event supervising Administrators need to manage capacity.

CIF State Interprets new CDPH guidelines

Click here to read CIF’s interpretations on the latest guidelines from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), realeased Thursday, March 4. These guidelines create a path for indoor sports to begin if they follow a college-style testing program.

Uni is working with the District to establish testing for our indoor athletes so we are prepared to move practice and competition indoors when approval is granted and the expectations for testing are clarified.

Per CDPH guidelines, football & water polo will no longer require weekly testing.


Spring 2021 Return to Play Requirements

Informed Consent and Transportation permission is required for Spring 2021 athletic participation.

Every athlete with a parent/guardian MUST:

  1. Read IUSD COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines/Informed Consent Letter
  2. Find it online at: https://tinyurl.com/IUSDCO19Letter
  3. Then, go to www.iusd.org/uhs/athletics.
  4. Click on athlete’s sport below RETURN TO PLAY heading.
  5. Fill out the online Google Form.
  6. Upload IUSD Permission/Release & Waiver with a wet (pen) signature.
  7. Indicate transportation permission. Upload Waiver if needed.
  8. At the bottom on the Google Form, click “Submit”

Water Polo Highlights

Uni Water Polo girls and boys teams were excited to get back to play. Forty-two Uni student-athletes are playing on the Varsity and JV squads.

Through Wednesday, the Varsity boys are undefeated and Varsity girls are undefeated in league play. Varsity boys moved up to CIF Division 3 this season.

The season opened with a home game Thursday (3/4) against new PCL member Laguna Hills, but only for Varsity girls, who won 10-4. Laguna Hills didn’t field Varsity boys, JV boys or JV girls teams.

Varsity moved to Beckman on Monday where the girls won again, 10-4. Varsity boys didn’t play and their game was rescheduled to March 18 because of a positive Covid test for a Beckman player.

On Tuesday, Varsity and JV traveled to Villa Park, where the Varsity girls lost in 4 overtimes, in the final minute, 10-9. The Varsity boys rallied from a 5-goal deficit to win 13-11.

On Wednesday, Varsity girls traveled to Irvine and won a dramatic 10-9 game. Varsity boys also were at Irvine and won 32-5. JV girls hosted Irvine and won 13-0, while JV boys lost 3-9. 

Through Wednesday  games, Varsity girls are 3-1, and 3-0 in league play, while Varsity boys are 2-0 and 1-0 in league.

On the JV side, the girls are 2-1 with wins against Villa Park and Irvine and a loss to Beckman. The boys are 1-2, with a win over Beckman and losses to Villa Park and Irvine. 

Water polo has 4 more games before the season ends on March 19.

Additional Results

Boys Soccer v. Corona del Mar (Thursday, 3/11)

Varsity Win (2-1))

Girls Soccer v. Capo Valley (Tuesday, 3/9)

Frosh lost 3-2

JV won 2-0

Varsity lost 2-0

Boys Soccer v. Capo Valley (Tuesday, 3/9)

FS Win (5-0)

JV Loss (0-1)

VR Tie (2-2)

Girls Tennis v. Laguna Hills (Tuesday, 3/9)

Varsity 18 -0 W

JV 14-4 W


Upcoming Tryouts

All students MUST be cleared to participate. No exceptions. Click here for clearance instructions.

TRACK & FIELD TRYOUTS
Tuesday, March 16 – Afterschool
Thursday, March 18 – Afterschool
@ Stadium Track
For tryout minimum times, contact Coach Davies at EricDavies@iusd.org
*No other dates or make-up tryouts will take place.


Next Week’s Home Contests


Athletics Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Next to the Counseling Office.
Please wear a mask & remember to maintain social distance (one person/family unit in the office at a time).


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State, County, & CIF Youth Sports Updates

CPDH Update

  • Updated on March 4, 2021 to add requirements that go into effect March 5, 2021 that would:
    • Require masking for youth and adult sports participants, coaches, and support staff.
    • Specify that teams can return to competition only if they adhere to the stricter requirements in place for college teams, which include rigorous testing requirements around each competition, following contact tracing protocols, and coordination with local health authorities.

Indoor Sports

The Athletics Office has received many questions regarding indoor sports. Here is what we we can tell you:

CIF released the following statement yesterday (3/4/21)

Orange County remains in purple tier with an adjusted case rate of 7.6 COVID-19 cases per day per 100K as of Tuesday, March 9. When OC’s adjusted case rates reach <7 per 100K (which we’re hopeful will be soon!), the County will move into the red tier. Based on current guidelines for Fitness Facilities this would mean, we can move sports inside with IUSD input and approval based on the following restrictions:

  • Red – Substantial – Tier 2: Indoor operations are permitted but must be limited to 10% capacity. Indoor pools, hot tubs, saunas, and steam rooms must remain closed. Gyms and fitness centers must follow this guidance.

If CDPH revises their Youth Sports Guidance based on the settlement, this could change to allow for increased capacities indoors and/or the green light for contests.

Until this happens, Uni indoor sports practices remain outdoors and contests cannot yet be played.

Trojan Thursday 3.4.21

Spring 2021 Return to Play Requirements

On Feb. 19 updated CDPH Outdoor and Indoor Youth and Recreational Adult Sports guidelines were released. Read on to learn how this impacts all Spring 2021 teams.

1. Weekly COVID-19 testing for football and water polo.  CLICK HERE for Uni testing information.

  • Testing will begin on Monday, March 1.
  • Please read the testing instructions on page 2 carefully and register EARLY for your test (do not wait until late Sunday night).
  • Water Polo Testing: Mondays at 10 a.m., Culver Parking Lot
  • Football Testing: Mondays at 11 a.m., Culver Parking Lot

2. Informed Consent for athletes competing in contests or practice after Feb. 26th

Every athlete with a parent/guardian MUST:

  1. Read IUSD COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines/Informed Consent Letter
  2. Find it online at: https://tinyurl.com/IUSDCO19Letter
  3. Then, go to www.iusd.org/uhs/athletics.
  4. Click on athlete’s sport below RETURN TO PLAY heading.
  5. Fill out the online Google Form.
  6. Upload IUSD Permission/Release & Waiver with a wet (pen) signature.
  7. Indicate transportation permission. Upload Waiver if needed.
  8. At the bottom on the Google Form, click “Submit”

Cross Country Report: Trojans v. Laguna Hills (2/20)

Last weekend the Boys and Girls Cross Country were up against Portola High School at Northwood. The girls came up short as a result of missing one of their scoring team members. The girls that ran had some great performances with our top two girls being Collette Lowengrub and Kaitlyn Carmicheal. On the boys side they suffered a tough loss only losing by 1 point. The difference in the loss was a four foot distance between two of the runners. Our top runner had to drop out after leading half of the race due to an injury. All boys that ran improved on their personal best. Our top two boys on the day were Maxim Sorokin and Ansh Parashar. We will be racing at Portola High School this weekend and competing against Northwood High School.

Go Trojan Cross Country!


Upcoming Tryouts

All students MUST be cleared to participate. No exceptions. Click here for clearance instructions.

TRACK & FIELD TRYOUTS
Tuesday, March 16 – Afterschool
Thursday, March 18 – Afterschool
@ Stadium Track
For tryout minimum times, contact Coach Davies at EricDavies@iusd.org
*No other dates or make-up tryouts will take place.


Next Week’s Home Contests*

Please check with your Head Coach for updates regarding spectator attendance for home games.

*Subject to change

Athletics Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Next to the Counseling Office.
Please wear a mask & remember to maintain social distance (one person/family unit in the office at a time).


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Trojan Thursday (on Friday) 2.26.21

Return to Play Requirements

On Feb. 19 updated CDPH Outdoor and Indoor Youth and Recreational Adult Sports guidelines were released. Outdoor high-contact sports (orange tier) can be played in the purple or red tier with an adjusted case rate equal to or less than 14 per 100,000 under the following conditions:

1. Weekly COVID-19 testing for football and water polo.  CLICK HERE for Uni testing information.

Testing will begin on Monday, March 1.
Please read the testing instructions on page 2 carefully and register EARLY for your test (do not wait until late Sunday night).
Water Polo Testing: Mondays at 10 a.m., Culver Parking Lot
Football Testing: Mondays at 11 a.m., Culver Parking Lot

2. Read Consent Letter.  CLICK HERE to read IUSD COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines Letter

3.  Upload Informed Consent Form using the correct link below:

FOOTBALL

WATER POLO

Informed Consent Forms will be required of boys and girls soccer as well as boys lacrosse. The upload links for these sports will be live and available later today on the Uni Athletics Home page at www.iusd.org/uhs/athletics. Plesae note: weekly COVID-19 testing is NOT REQUIRED for soccer or lacrosse.


Coach Spotlight

Nick Matzek, Boys Lacrosse

We’re excited to introduce the Uni Athletics community to our new boys lacrosse coach. Nick took a minute to answer our questions. We welcome him and can’t wait to cheer on boys lacrosse when their season begins April 5th!

1.       What credentials, certificates and previous experience do you bring to Uni?

I bring a lot of lacrosse experience to Uni. Lacrosse has been a part of my life since 2003, when I was in 1st grade. I was fortunate enough to be able to celebrate a CIF Championship my senior year, in 2014, at Foothill High. I earned the opportunity to play collegiate lacrosse at the NCAA Division 2 level at Colorado State University-Pueblo. While I was at CSUP, I was able to learn so much more about the game as I gained experience playing with different teammates and coaches that came from all around the country.

2.       What do you love/excites you about the sport of lacrosse?

What excites me the most about the game of lacrosse is the growth that it has seen on the west coast. When I was younger, I was able to watch my two older brothers play for Foothill High in the early 2000’s. At that time, there were only about 20 or so high school lacrosse programs in the state of California. Fast forward to 2007, where there were 70 plus high school programs in the state and lacrosse had begun competing for CIF Championships. Right now, in 2021, there are currently 105 high school programs competing in Orange County and LA County alone. Lacrosse is without a doubt the fastest growing sport in the area, and it doesn’t seem like it will slow down anytime soon. 

Something that I love about lacrosse is the fact that it is similar to a lot of commonly played sports. Lacrosse utilizes hand-eye coordination skills seen in baseball, team strategy and ball movement seen in basketball, physical contact and toughness seen in football, the skill and precision seen in hockey, and the physical conditioning of soccer. Lacrosse is truly a melting pot of a lot of different sports and is one that is easy to pick up for anyone with any type of athletic background.

3.       What do you enjoy about coaching?

What I enjoy about coaching is seeing teammates come together as one unit. The beauty of sports is that they help create lifelong friendships and memories. Having the opportunity to help my players grow on the lacrosse field and as people in society is something that I take pride in. 

4.       Which sports teams do you follow outside of school?

I am a huge hockey fan, and my favorite team is the Anaheim Ducks. For baseball, I don’t like that blue team from LA but I must admit they have a scary roster, with that being said, go Angels! My basketball team is the Clippers, and no I am not trying to hop on the bandwagon, I have been a fan my entire life because my family has had season seats since the Clippers had Elton Brand on the team. My football team has a majority of our fanbase still in denial down in San Diego, but I am proud to say that I am a fan of the LA Chargers. If there are any other AFC West fans out there, Herbert is coming for you!

5.       Tell us about an athlete or coach who inspires you & why?

An athlete that inspires me is Mike Trout from the Angels. I think that he is an inspiration because he is the best player in baseball and everyone, including himself, knows this. He is inspiring because he doesn’t let that get to his head. He is constantly working hard to get better day in and day out and hasn’t shown a sign of being satisfied with where he’s at. He understands that there is always going to be someone else that wants to get to the level that he is currently at, but if he continues to push himself and get better then his competition must elevate themselves even more to not fall behind.


Cross Country Report: Trojans v. Laguna Hills (2/20)

In our third week of the season, Uni was up against a tough opponent in Laguna Hills. The Boys Varsity fell short but still had some good performances. Our top runner was Sophomore Maxim Sorokin. The Boys JV and F/S levels were successful in defeating Laguna Hills.

UNI Girls XC had another strong showing against Laguna Hills this past Saturday. The girls put up a good fight but unfortunately lost by just one point in the varsity race. Collette Lowengrub and Kaitlyn Carmichael continued their streak of finishing 1st and 2nd respectively, completely dominating the rest of the field.

We are looking forward to another close battle against Portola HS this upcoming Saturday at Northwood HS. GO UNI XC!


Upcoming Athletic Events

All students MUST be cleared to participate. No exceptions. Click here for clearance instructions.

BOYS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS
Cohort B – Friday, Feb. 26th, 1:45pm to 3:10pm (8th Period)
@ Outdoor Basketball Courts
For more info contact Coach Budde at BeauBudde@iusd.org

GIRLS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS
Cohort A – Thursday, March 4th, 1:45pm to 3:10pm (8th Period)
Cohort B – Friday, March 5th, 1:45pm to 3:10pm (8th Period)
@ Outdoor Basketball Courts
Interested in Girls Basketball?  Fill out this sheet: https://tinyurl.com/2021GirlsBKTInterest
For more info contact Coach Vargas at FidelVargas@iusd.org

VARSITY WATER POLO
Thursday, March 4, 3pm: Girls v. Laguna Hills @ Uni Pool — NO SPECTATORS ALLOWED AT THIS TIME!
Thursday, March 4, 4pm: Boys v. Lguna Hills @ Uni Pool — NO SPECTATORS ALLOWED AT THIS TIME!

GIRLS SOCCER
Thursday, March 4, 3pm: Varsity v. Corona del Mar @ Uni Stadium — NO SPECTATORS ALLOWED AT THIS TIME!
Thursday, March 4, 5pm: JV v. Corona del Mar @ Uni Stadium — NO SPECTATORS ALLOWED AT THIS TIME!

TRACK & FIELD TRYOUTS
Tuesday, March 16 – Afterschool
Thursday, March 18 – Afterschool
@ Stadium Track
For tryout minimum times, contact Coach Davies at EricDavies@iusd.org
*No other dates or make-up tryouts will take place.


Uni in the News

Tim Burt’s OC Sports Zone featured Uni Football this week!

FOOTBALL 2021: University Trojans got ready with ‘track practice’ in January

University High’s football players got the green light Tuesday to start full practice Friday in preparation for their season opener with defending Pacific Coast League champion Portola on Friday, March 12

“I’m excited for the kids,” said Uni’s second-year coach Chris Hernandez. “We have a core group who never gave up hope and had been showing up for our fall and winter camp practices.

“I’m so proud of them and their commitment. They are the type of players who turn around a program.  I’ve had to put some of my personal style preferences aside, as far as how practice is run, but every coach has had to.

“I’m just glad that we started running what I call ‘track practice’ in January, to get our flexibility, run technique, and cardiovascular health ready in case we got the green light to start March 1. I’m sure the kids are glad that those conditioning practices are over, and now we get actual football time. I have always believed we are blessed to play and coach football in a normal year, and now I’m sure my players feel that way too.”

“I have always believed we are blessed to play and coach football in a normal year, and now I’m sure my players feel that way too.”

Coach Hernandez

Under current guidelines from the California Department of Public Health and the CIF, only immediate family of players will be allowed to attend the games, but local schools will make the final decisions.

Following the abbreviated six-game season against Pacific Coast League teams, there will be no CIF playoffs. University will be playing five of its six games at University, including the Friday, April 9 game with Woodbridge. Woodbridge will be the home team for that game.

TROJANS SCHEDULE

Friday, March 12, at Portola

Friday, March 19, home vs. Laguna Hills

Friday, March 26, home vs. Northwood

Friday, April 2, home vs. Beckman

Friday, April 9, vs. Woodbridge at University

Friday, April 16, home vs. Irvine

-Tim Burt, OC Sports Zone; timburt@ocsportszone.com

Read the article at OC Sports Zone >>>


Athletics Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Next to the Counseling Office.
Please wear a mask & remember to maintain social distance (one person/family unit in the office at a time).


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Trojan Thursday 2.18.21

Congratulations to Another
Committed Uni Athlete!

This week, Uni Athletics is thrilled to recognize and celebrate one more Trojan who committed to collegiate athletics for the 2021-2022 school year: Gabriella Souza! (We’re sorry we missed you in last week’s feature, Gabi!)

Below, Gabi took time to reflect on her success and share her thoughts about next year.

We are hoping to hold an in-person signing event soon to honor her and seven other athletes who will be playing at the collegiate level. In the meantime, we congratulate them!

Gabriella Souza

Soccer, Domenican University of California

Q. What are you most looking forward about your future college?
I am most looking forward to playing with and meeting new people at Dominican.

Q. What about your future city/town?
I am most looking forward to be able to explore the big city of San Francisco, while also being able to explore different national parks and forests around Dominican. 

Q. To what (and/or whom) do you attribute your success as a student-athlete?
I definitely attribute my accomplishments as a student-athlete to my parents. They’ve pushed me to be the best version of me in school and soccer, even when it was hard or frustrating to do so. 


Cross Country Report: Trojans sweep Irvine

UNI Girls XC had a great meet this past Saturday in our dual meet against Irvine HS. We swept Irvine on all 3 levels, Varsity, JV and Frosh/Soph. We went 1-2 in the Varsity race with senior Collette Lowengrub followed by freshman Kaitlyn Carmichael. Rounding out our top 5 were Marta Meinardi (12), Camryn Cummings (9) and Emilia Carrion (11). We have a lot of young talent on this team and are excited to see what they accomplish. This weekend we are competing against Laguna Hills HS where we hope for more improvements and exciting performances. GO UNI XC!

The boys also had an awesome day against Irvine. The boys won all 3 levels. This was the first time in more than 30 years that both the boys and girls programs have won on all levels. Our top performance came from senior Dylan Muniz who was supported by Maxim Sorokin, Ansh Parashar, Jet Charter and Joshua Malek. This coming weekend we are racing at Woodbridge High School so we are expecting some really fast times.

Our Trojans race again against Laguna Hills this Saturday, Febuary 20 at Woodbridge. We wish them luck!

Go Trojan Running!

Upcoming Tryouts

All students MUST be cleared by the athletic office in order to tryout. No exceptions. See Clearance section below for instructions.

BOYS BASKETBALL 

INFORMATIONAL MEETING
Cohort A: Thursday 2/18 (TODAY) at Lunch 1:10pm to 1:40 pm in Room #1029
Cohort B: Friday 2/19 (TOMORROW!) at Lunch 1:10pm to 1:40 pm in Room #1029

TRYOUTS
Cohort A – Thursday, Feb. 25th, 1:45pm to 3:10pm (8th Period)
Cohort B – Friday, Feb. 26th, 1:45pm to 3:10pm (8th Period)
@ Outdoor Basketball Courts

For more info contact Coach Budde at BeauBudde@iusd.org

GIRLS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS
Cohort A – Thursday, March 4th, 1:45pm to 3:10pm (8th Period)
Cohort B – Friday, March 5th, 1:45pm to 3:10pm (8th Period)
@ Outdoor Basketball Courts
Interested in Girls Basketball?  Fill out this sheet: https://tinyurl.com/2021GirlsBKTInterest

For more info contact Coach Vargas at FidelVargas@iusd.org

TRACK & FIELD TRYOUTS
Tuesday, March 16 – Afterschool
Thursday, March 18 – Afterschool
@ Stadium Track
For tryout minimum times, contact Coach Davies at EricDavies@iusd.org
*No other dates or make-up tryouts will take place.


Sports News You Can Use

The OC Register is reporting that changes to the state guidelines for youth and school sports are expected from Gov. Newsom’s office very soon. Key highlights below.

High school sports decision from Gov. Newsom’s office expected ‘in next 48 hours,’ advocates say

Changes in the state guidelines are expected to give more sports a chance to have a season

By DARREN SABEDRA | dsabedra@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group
PUBLISHED: February 18, 2021 at 9:24 a.m. | UPDATED: February 18, 2021 at 2:02 p.m.

San Mateo Serra High football coach Patrick Walsh said he anticipates an announcement from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office about high school sports as early as today, Feb. 18.

In a Facebook Live update Wednesday night, Walsh said he did not know what the decision would be but expects a positive outcome.

Walsh noted that he and other leaders from the Golden State High School Football Coaches Community met with two Newsom aides on Wednesday evening, including Jim DeBoo. The meeting was the latest in a series of talks with the governor’s office.

Walsh, whose coaches group has partnered with the parent-driven Let Them Play CA, told viewers that he expects a decision within 48 hours.

“We believe presently — and I am talking about the present — that an announcement is going to be made on the future of youth sports in California tomorrow or by the latest Friday,” Walsh said Wednesday night. “I believe that and I believe I am telling you that because that’s what they’re telling us.

San Mateo Serra High football coach Patrick Walsh, Golden State High School Football Coaches Community


Even when Newsom makes an announcement, Walsh said the movement does not stop because all sports will likely not be cleared to play and even those that are could face more hurdles at the county and school district levels. Walsh noted that state health officials seem more hesitant about giving the green light to indoor sports such as basketball.

Read the full article at OC Register online >>>


Athletics Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Next to the Counseling Office.
Please wear a mask & remember to maintain social distance (one person/family unit in the office at a time).


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Trojan FRIDAY- Signing Day Edition: Spring 2021

Congratulations,
Committed Uni Athletes!

This week, Uni Athletics is thrilled to recognize and celebrate two more Trojans who have committed to collegiate athletics for the 2020-2021 school year: Victoria Holmes & Mollie Kessler!

Below, these student-athletes took time to reflect on their success and share their thoughts about next year.

We are hoping to hold an in-person signing event soon to honor these two who join five others from Fall 2020. In the meantime, we congratulate them!

Victoria Holmes

Volleyball, UC Davis

Q. What are you most looking forward about your future college?
I am looking forward to having a path already made for me in college. I am so excited to already have an immediate friend group, an immediate home, and an immediate hobby that I participate in. I was always very nervous for college if I wasn’t going to play collegiately because then I wouldn’t have these advantages going into college.

Q. What are you most looking forward to about your future city/town?
I am very excited to experience seasons for the first time in my life! Living in SoCal, I have always had very little weather change, but when I visited the Davis campus, I was so shocked and excited to see how colorful the vegetation is all around campus! It almost felt like Disneyland! It was very beautiful and I am excited to be able to experience the beautiful campus for four years.

Q. How have you/will you balance the demands of school and athletic training?
Currently, hybrid has made this year’s balance of school and athletics much easier than normal, but my Junior year was probably one of the most difficult and overwhelming years of my life. Knowing that Uni’s academics along with my high level club teams have prepared me very well for college, I am confident that I will be able to adjust well.

Q. To what (and/or whom) do you attribute your success as a student-athlete?
I can most definitely attribute my athletic success to both my mother and father. They were the ones who supported me in my transition from 10 years of soccer to a brand new sport. I know they were probably upset that I was abandoning a sport that we all put 10 hard years of my life into, but they were supportive of my decision either way. They have gotten me to as many practices and workout as I could need and want, without that supportive advantage I wouldn’t be at the level I am at today.

I also have to thank all of my coaches throughout high school and club. Starting from Brandon putting me on varsity as a freshman, to my current club coach Mike who got me through the recruiting process, each and every one of my coaches has pushed me just enough to get me to my next level.

Mollie Kessler

Soccer, University of Chicago

Q. What are you most looking forward about your future college?
I’m looking forward to being a part of an extremely rigorous academic environment while also representing my school on the soccer field. I hope to excel as a student and a player while also enjoying all of the amazing programs UChicago has to offer.

Q. What are you most looking forward to about your future city/town?
I am excited to explore the city and experience living in a different climate. I look forward to enjoying my first “snow day” and seeing the fall leaves change colors. City life is really different from what I experience here in Orange County and I can’t wait to see all of the museums and tourist attractions that Chicago is known for.

Q. How have you/will you balance the demands of school and athletic training?
What I love about the soccer team at UChicago is that they prioritize academics and the they make sure the players are succeeding in the classroom before they step onto the field. I have been balancing sports and school my whole life and I am confident that I will continue to find this balance in college.

Q. To what (and/or whom) do you attribute your success as a student-athlete?
I attribute my success to my parents,teachers, and coaches who have constantly supported me and believed in my goals. The University of Chicago has been my dream school since my sophomore year and I think my determination and work ethic is ultimately what allowed me to achieve this dream.


Cross Country Update

Uni Cross Country competed in their first dual meet against Beckman this past Saturday, Feb. 6th at Beckman High School and sent this update with special thanks to Admin., the coaching staff, parents, and students:

On the girls side, our top performance came from Collette Lowengrub (18:08) and was supported by Freshman Kaitlyn Carmichael (18:12) as the 4th and 5th fastest times in the league so far. Not only was Kaitlyn our number 2 runner but is also now part of Uni Cross County history. She has made it to the Uni top 25 board. 

On the boys side our top performances came from Dylan Muniz, Max Sorokin and Ansh Parashar. Dylan was the 5th fastest boy on the day and now part of Uni history making the top 25 board with a time of 15:28 over 3 miles. Please congratulate them all in being able to compete! 

Our Trojans race again against Irvine High School this Saturday, Febuary 13 at Laguna Hills High School. We wish them luck!

Go Trojans!

Upcoming Tryouts

All students MUST be cleared by the athletic office in order to tryout. No exceptions. See Clearance section below for instructions.

SWIM & DIVE TRYOUTS

Friday, February 12 from 4-6pm OR Saturday, February 13 from 1-3pm

  • Tryouts are in 20 minute blocks
  • To sign up for your tryout slot, click here to scroll through the full list of available times, then pick your time and be sure to enter your full name.

BOYS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS

Varsity and Junior Varsity

2/23 Tuesday – 1:45pm to 3:10pm (7th Period)
2/24 Wednesday – 1:45pm to 3:10pm (7th Period)

Frosh/Soph

2/25 Thursday – 1:45pm to 3:10pm (8th Period)
2/26 Friday – 1:45pm to 3:10pm (8th Period)

For more info contact: BeauBudde@iusd.org

GIRLS BASKETBALL INTEREST SHEET

Please add yourself to the following Google Sheet if you are interested in girls basketball for 2021 Spring season.

https://tinyurl.com/2021GirlsBKTInterest


Sports News You Can Use

CIF SOUTHERN SECTION UPDATE – FEBRUARY 10, 2021

CIF is reinstating its waiver of Bylaws 600-605 regarding outside competition. As a result, athletes CAN complete on a club team, travel ball team, etc. while concurrently competing on a high school team with the EXCEPTION of football. To read the full memo click here.

IUSD ATHLETICS UPDATE — FEBRUARY 5, 2021

IUSD released revised guidelines for athletics based on the most recent changes from Orange County Public Health. Noted below are the main revisions to the comprehensive safety guidelines and protocols coaches and athletes follow.

Face Coverings

  • Participants in youth sports should wear face coverings when participating in the activity, even with heavy exertion as tolerated, both indoors and outdoors (unless the face covering could become a hazard), and face coverings must be worn when not participating in the activity (e.g., on the sidelines).

Equipment

  • When equipment is shared during an activity, participants should perform hand hygiene (wash hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer) before play, during breaks, at half time, and after the conclusion of the activity.
  • Balls or other objects or equipment can be touched by multiple players and used during practice and play if the above hand hygiene practices are followed.

Cohorting

• Athletes and coaches should cohort by team, and refrain from participating with more than one team over the same season of sport.


Athletics Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Next to the Counseling Office.
Please wear a mask & remember to maintain social distance (one person/family unit in the office at a time).


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