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Athletic Trainer Funds – As most of you know money is always tight in the athletic department. This goes for the funding of the athletic trainer and supplies to treat our student athletes. This week we purchased a golf cart for our athletic trainer so she can bring all the necessary supplies with her to our athletic events. We are asking parents for donations to help us pay for this golf cart. If you would like to make a donation please drop off a check to the athletic office. Make all checks out to University high school. In the memo line please not athletic trainer fund.
We would like to give a big thank you to our UNI PTSA for their $1500 donation to the athletic trainer fund. This money will go to off set the cost of the cart and help Brittney purchase supplies that she despertaly needs.
Let’s take a look at how our teams are doing
Baseball – Last Friday Varsity Baseball lost to Woodbridge 8-1 . Max Juang had two hits and Maverick Freedlander , Will Faure and Riley Smith each had 1 hit.
On Tuesday, Sophomore Jacob Collins pitched a 5 hitter and beat the #3 Team in CIF Beckman 3-2 . Will Faure had 2 hits and Tomer Reuveni had a big rbi. Alex Uy squeezed bunted freshmen Andy Masotto for the winning run. What a great win for our baseball team. Our boys are @ CDM tomorrow afternoon. Good Luck Baseball!
Boys Golf – The boy’s golf team had a big win on Tuesday versus Woodbridge, who is ranked #1 in the county. We won 181-182 at Strawberry Farms. Junior Koichiro Sato shot a -3 (33); Sophomore William Tse shot 35; and Freshman Griffin Pace shot even par 36. The team record is currently 7-1 overall, after beating El Toro last Thursday at Strawberry Farms and yesterday at Mission Viejo CC. Our boys are back hitting balls today as they battle Beckman.
Boys Lacrosse – Although boys lacrosse had two tough losses this week against Woodbridge and Beckman, there have been some standout first year players, leading the Trojans both on and off the field. Goalkeeper, Babak Ghadaksaz and defenseman, Amir Javadi have shown true leadership and have become the anchor on a defense with star Joseph Hwang. Additionally, freshman, Nick Khamseh scored for the first time in what looks like a long line of goals to come. Baeksun Kim has continued his stellar performance in the face off circle, with a winning percentage at the top of the league.
Girls Lacrosse – Girls Lacrosse opened league play this week against two of the strongest teams in the county, Woodbridge and Beckman. Although the team lost both games, the girls played very well. Against Beckman, our ladies generated the first two shots on goal, with one ricocheting off the post! Sarah Verdegan lead the team in goals against Beckman, netting 3, and Amanda Shubin netted two goals against Woodbridge. The team also played a non-league match against Sage Hill, and what a nail-biter! The girls gutted out a win, 13-12, scoring in the last minute and a half and then possessed the ball despite a ton of defensive pressure to secure the victory. Our ladies are back in action next week away against Corona del Mar and home against Northwood. The game next Wednesday, April 1, is the Game of the Week (no kidding!) so come and support the team!
Softball –Our girls continue to play pre season ball. our girls will be on the field next Tuesday @ Costa Mesa. Good Luck next week softball.
Boys Swim – It was a great week for the Trojan Boys Swimming program. Our boys claimed first place at the CIF Southern Section Relays this past weekend at the Los Alamitos Joint Air Force Base. We took 10 first place finishes out of the 14 races. Daniel Tran, Andrew Knoell, Matt Wong, and Judd Howard won the 4X100IM. Howard, Matt Yong, Wong, and Chris Havton won the 4X50 Breast. Tran, Knoell, Austin Yan, and Jarod Yoshihara won the 4X50 Back. In the 200 medley, Tran, Howard, Knoell and Will Hofstadter got first place almost breaking the meet record we set from last year.
Congratulations to Daniel Tran for being recognized as the OC Varsity’s Athlete of the Week! Tran was awarded the honor due to his outstanding performance in the CIF Southern Section Relays. All three of his relays got first places.
Yesterday the boys had their first League meet against Woodbridge High School. Our boys cruised to a victory. Some impressive performances from Varsity were Ken Takahashi earning a first places in the 100 freestyle and 100 Breaststoke with CIF consideration cuts. Daniel Tran was first in the 200 freestyle and 100 Back with CIF Auto Cuts. All three relays got first place with the 400 Free relay earning a season best time 3:09.36 and CIF Auto cut. Ken Takahashi, Will Hofstadter, Daniel Tran and Andrew Knoell were on the relay. Go Trojans!!!
Below is an article from the OC Register about our boys winning the Millikan relays last weekend. A picture of our boys after the event with their championship plaque is below the article.
Girls Swim –Yesterday at Woodbridge. Kathy Lim got her consideration time in the 100 fly. Anne Jang also got her consideration time in 100 back.Last Saturday we had our first dive meet and Beth Bushey got her consideration score with 331 points! Our girls will be swimming in the Millikan relays today and Saturday. Good Luck Swimmers.
Boys Track – Our boys battled Huntington Beach last Thursday in their last pre-season meet. Some outstanding performances came from Tanner Schiedow in the 1600, Aidan Galasetti in the 110 High Hurdles, Zane law and Tanner Schiedow in the 800, Zane Law in the 300 hurdles, Cody Epstien and Shiva Verma in the 400, Julian Ricci, Vedivat Shetty and Aidan Galasetti in the Triple Jump. We begin League today against Woodbridge here at home and this Saturday we will be at the Beach Cities Invitational. Go Trojan Track and Field
Boys Tennis – Uni boys varsity tennis moved to 6-2 with a league win over Woodbridge, 15 to 3. Tommy Wang and JT Joens swept at 2nd doubles for the Trojans. Kayvon Dejbaksh and Akhi Anish won their two sets at first doubles. The boys will take on Beckman at home on Thursday.
Last weekend the Uni boys took part in the National All-American tennis tournament in Newport Beach. The boys lost the opening match to Bellarmine College Prep from Northern Cal, 4-4 in sets but lost by 3 games. The boys went on to win three straight matches defeating The Iolani School from Hawaii 6-2, Brophy Prep of Arizonia 7 to 1 and the Beacon School from New York 6 to 2 to win the Consolation Championship. Konrad Kozlowski was named to the “All-Tournament” team.
Girls Track – Last week the girls track team competed at Huntington Beach High School. Our varsity team narrowly missed a victory, with a score of 64-67. Senior Sarah Stern and junior Sonia Lin took first in the 1600 m and 100 m hurdles respectively. Freshman Paige Metayer took 1st in the 400 and 800 m, and continues to be an athlete to watch out for. Senior Caroline Werth placed first in the 200 m and long jump. Melissa Lee (junior) threw a solid distance of 107’ 3” in discus, resulting in a 1st place finish. Last Saturday we had Sofya Ogunseitan, Leyna Wood, Sarah Stern, Sonia Lin, Shaneen Zamanian, Melissa Lee, and Sara Elgohary representing UNI at the Asics Laguna Beach Trophy Invite. All of these athletes worked really hard and put out a great performance. This Thursday begins league with a dual meet against Woodbridge at our stadium. Come out and support these fantastic athletes!
Boys Volleyball – Our boys will open up league play tomorrow afternoon v Woodbridge. Good Luck Volleyball.
Below are links to three interesting articles about the importance of playing multiple sports. There is a national trend of athletes trying to concentrate their abilities on just one sport. Read these articles to see what well respected college and pro coaches think about this trend. You may think that focusing on one sport is best for you but college coaches are recruiting athletes who play multiple sports.
WHATS HAPPENING ON CAMPUS
ASB Election Convention – Congratulations to Sophia Bajak and Kiron Dey who were elected as the girls and boys sports commissioners for next year. They will begin work immediately to help publicize our athletic teams and will work on new ideas for next year.
Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletics events (Home events in BOLD)
Thursday March 26th
- Track v Woodbridge – 3:00
- Golf v Beckman – 3:15
- Tennis v Beckman – 3:15
- G Swim @ Millikan relays
Friday March 27th
- Baseball @ CDM 3:30
- Volleyball @ Woodbridge – 5:15
Saturday March 28th
- Girls Swim @ Millikan Relays
Monday March 30th
- G LAX @ CDM – 4:00
- B&G Swim @ Tesoro – 3:15
Tuesday March 31st
- Golf @ CDM
- Tennis @ CDM – 3:15
- Softball @ Costa Mesa – 3:15
- Baseball @ Northwood – 3:30
- Volleyball v Beckman – 5:15
Wednesday April 1st
- Swim v Beckman – 3:15
- Boys Lacrosse @ Northwood 4:00
- Girls Lacrosse v Northwood – 4:00 – THIS IS THEIR GOW- Come out and support our girls!
Spring GOW Schedule
Below is the Spring Game of the Week schedule. Mark your calandars and come out and support our UNI athletes at these big games.
|Girls Lacrosse||Wednesday||1-Apr||4:00||UHS Stadium||Northwood|
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Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham
University High School