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Let’s take a look at how our teams are doing
Boys Golf – Congratulations to William Tse for qualifing for CIF infividuals. He will be playing at the CIF finals tomorrow. GOOD LUCK William!.
Boys Lacrosse –
Congratulations to Baeksun Kim, on being the first recipient of MaxlaxOC’s Stick With It award, given to a high school lacrosse player who has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to growing the game in Orange County, a commitment to his team, and a commitment to himself to be the best he can be on and off the field. A player that understands that true success is more than winning. To read the whole article on Baeksum and this award please use the following link.
Boys Swim – CIF Champions!
Congratulations to our boys swim team for winning the division 1 CIF Championship on Saturday night.
The Trojan boys swim and dive team are the 2015 Division 1 Swimming and Diving Champions! For the second year in a row, the boys clinched the team title before the last relay. Trojans finished the dominating performance with 317 points, 2nd place Dana Hills 220 points and Loyola 219 points. The meet got off to a great start with Daniel Tran, Judd Howard, Andrew Knoell and Will Hofstadter getting first place in the 200 medley relay. Hofstadter did his best impression of Olympian, Jason Lezak to come from behind and anchor the winning freestyle leg of the relay. Hofstadter got 2nd in the 50 freestyle as well as the 100 freestyle. Daniel Tran was the CIF champion in the 200IM and 100 Backstroke. Daniel lowered his own school record in the 100 backstroke to 48.20. Ken Takahashi got 3rd in the 200IM and got 8th in the 500 freestyle. Judd Howard got 2nd in the 100 breaststroke and 6th in the 200IM. Judd lowered his own school record in the 100 breast by achieving his season long goal of breaking 55 seconds with a 54.98. Andrew Knoell made the championship finals in both 100 butterfly(6th) and 100 backstroke(8th). Alejandro Ortiz made it to finals in the 200 freestyle(16th) and 100 freestyle(15th). Matt Wong capped off his high school swim career with breaking 58 seconds in the 100 breast with a 57.98 to get 15th place. George Horvath got 7th place in the 500 freestyle with a 4:29.51, which is the 2nd fastest time in school history. Stephen Yang made the finals in the 100 Butterfly and got 18th. Chris Havton made the finals in the 100 breast and got 17th with a season best 58.66. 200 free relay with Ortiz, Wong, Takahashi and Hofstadter finished 4th. The 400 free relay(Knoell, Ortiz, Tran, Takahashi) lowered the school record from prelims to 3:05.12. It was a very special season for the Trojans Swim and Dive team.
Below is the article that was in the OC Register about theswim championships.
BY DAN ALBANO – OCVARSITY.COM
Division 1 finals recap -Expectations were soaring for University’s boys swimming team at CIF-SS Division 1 finals. Point projections based on a scoring of prelims established the Pacific Coast League champions as the heavy favorite to capture a second straight title. There also were internal expectations.
“There was a huge expectation from the seniors from last year that we would uphold the tradition to win,” said Daniel Tran, one of eight key seniors for University.
But just like in 2014, University met the expectations and then some, capturing the Division 1 crown by almost 100 points at Riverside City College on Saturday night. The Trojans scored 317 points to outdistance runner-up Dana Hills (220) and rival Loyola of Los Angeles (220), which was hurt by a disqualification in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
“I think they’ll be happy,” Tran said of last year’s seniors.
University followed a familiar formula. The Trojans employed a deep and well-balanced CIF roster that produced points with first-place touches along with depth across most events.
The Harvard-bound Tran paced University by capturing the 200 individual medley (1 minute, 47.16 seconds) and 100 backstroke (lifetime-best 48.20) in two of the fastest times in county history. Tran’s IM ranks him third in county history while his school-record backstroke places him fourth.
“Surprised,” Tran said of being a double-winner. “(I) didn’t expect it. I knew it was going to be hard but I’m really happy, happy to score points for Uni.”
University’s title run was again sparked by a victory in the 200 medley. Tran teamed with senior Judd Howard, sophomore Andrew Knoell and senior Will Hofstadter to clock a 1:30.40, just three-tenths of a second off the Trojans’ Division 1 and county record of 1:30.10 from last season. The Trojans led at the midpoint but were rallied by a sizzling 19.94 anchor split by the Northwestern-bound Hofstadter.
Hofstadter later finished second in the 50 free (20.82) and 100 free (45.18). Howard also placed second in the 100 breaststroke, blazing a school-record 54.98 that ranks him fourth in county history.
The Trojans’ title sprint also featured a third-place by senior Ken Takahashi in the 200 IM (1:48.50), a sixth from Knoell in the butterfly (49.96), two B finishes by senior Alejandro Ortiz, B final points from senior breaststrokers Matt Wong and Christopher Havton and a seventh in the 500 free by George Horvath.
“We wanted to go out with a bang and do as much as we could and I think we accomplished that,” Howard said.
University sealed their title in the 400 free relay as Knoell, Ortiz, Tran and Takahashi finished sixth in a school-record 3:05.12.
“Great senior leadership,” first-year University coach Kevin Potter said. “That’s an impressive class.”
University’s title celebration included swimmer Aidan Yong, who is recovering after being hospitalized with a bacteria infection in his brain. Yong celebrated in the water with his teammates, including his brother, senior Matt Yong.
“It was a lot of hard work throughout the season that really led to this,” Hofstadter said.
University’s CIF point scorers
- Chris Havton, Sr.
- Judd Howard. Sr.
- Will Hofstadter, Sr.
- Alejandro Ortiz, Sr.
- Ken Takahashi, Sr.
- Daniel Tran, Sr.
- Matt Wong, Sr.
- Stephen Yang, Jr.
- Andrew Knoell, So.
- George Horvath, So.
- Jonathan Aizik, Fr. (diver)
Girls Swim –
Senior Lauren Weins finished 12th in the 100 backstroke with a season best time of 57.62. She also swam the 100 fly at prelims.
Princess Ferguson-Nguyen finished 20th in the 50 freestyle and 27th in the 200 freestyle.
Joyce Yang finished 19th in the 100 breast with a season best time of 1:07.66.
The 200 Medley Relay team of Weins, Joyce Yang, Kathy Lim and Princess Ferguson-Nguyen finished 11th with a season best time of 1:48.37 and will be representing Uni at the first ever California State Meet in Fresno this coming weekend.
The 200 Freestyle relay team finished 14th, just off their best time by .08 seconds.
The 400 Freestyle relay team of Claire Jang, Anne Jang, Alondra Ortiz and Bella Khamseh finished in 30th place.
Boys Tennis – PCL Champs
Our boys won their second round CIF match v Westlake by a final of 10-8 last Saturday. Our doubles team swept all 9 points and Konrad Kozlowski picked up a point on the singles side. On Monday our boys ran into an excellent San Marino team in the quarterfinals and fell by a final of 12-6. This concludes another fabulous season for our tennis boys. Our boys finished with an overall record of 17-3 and a perfect 10-0 in league. Congratulations on a great season boys.
WHATS HAPPENING ON CAMPUS
GYM PAINTING – Our gym is shut down all week as we are painting the UNI logos on the walls. Below is a sneak peak on what has been accomplished so far. The gym is going to look amazing when we are finished.
Trojan Army is Looking for your help
The Trojan Army is know for being the best student section in our league and the surrounding area. We are the original spirit club in the the league and the other schools are constantly trying to copy things we do. It is our goal to be the first to do creative things to help publize our student athletes. The Trojan Army has spent thounds of dollars helping to publicize our athletic programs. Some of the recent purchases by the Trojan Army include the large run through banner that the football players use, the large 20×30 foot U banner that the students wave above their heads at the games, The 3 large flags and the air siren that are used each time we score, the Us painted on the ramp down to the stadium, the U logo stickers that are throughout campus and the locker rooms, and the vinyl Trojan Army banners that are used at UNI games.
We are once again setting our sights high and looking to purchase a run through tunnel that will grab everyons attention. An example of the tunnel is below. We would once again be the first school in the league and area to have such a tunnel. The Trojan Army has already raised a substantial amount of money for this project. We are close to being able to order this run through tunnel. Our plan is to use this tunnel at football games, pack the gym night, pep assemblies, Senior day games, and at any CIF Championsip walk. As of right now we are about $1000 dollars away from being able to purchase this tunnel. If you would like to make a donation to help offset the cost of this tunnel please send a check with your student to the Athletic office. If each athletic family gave $20 we would be able to order this tunnel right away. Donations can be turned into the athletic office or given to Coach McCaffrey. Checks shold be made out to UHS. Thank you UHS community for your support. This run through tunnel will once again give us the AHH factor that we have when we play other schools.
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