Trojan Wednesday 5/18/16

Trojan Wednesday This Week?

We are posting on Wednesday this week because of our HUGE CIF Semi Final Tennis Match that is to be played this afternoon. Our boys will be playing here at UNI at 3:00. If you are free come on down to UNI and help cheer our boys on. The theme today is “PACK THE COURTS”. Lets pack the courts and try to cheer out boys to victory in this big match-up. Good Luck today tennis!

Athletic ID Cards

It’s time to get your child cleared for sports for the 2016-2017 school year.  We want to make sure everyone is aware of the fact that in order to do a summer camp, try out for a sport, or play a sport next year you must complete the athletic clearance process.

We have scheduled for our existing athletes to get their athletic ID cards during 6th period on the following dates.  Please take a look at the schedule below to see when your child will be coming in to receive their athletic ID.

Please have the online clearance process complete with updated physical form uploaded to www.athleticclearance.com by this date.  Physicals must be dated AFTER 5/1/16 to be accepted.  These physicals must be done by a doctor and you must have a doctors signature and office stamp on the physical page. In order to receive their card, your child must bring in the signed “confirmation message”(from www.athleticclearance.com) and have an updated physical uploaded to their clearance account.  Please go to the UNI athletic website to download the clearance instructions, physical forms, and summer camp flyer.

****This past week we have had a few students start to come in to turn in hard copies of their physical like we have done in the past. We are no longer accepting hard copies. Everything must be uploaded to your athletic clearance account. Please download the instructions as they explain everything step by step. ****

We will also be taking summer camp registration forms and payments on the dates below, so please plan accordingly.   Thank you!

2016-2017 Athletic ID Card Schedule

Thursday May 19 – Block Schedule 1:02-3:02

  • B and G Golf – 1:40-2:00
  • Softball – 2:00-2:25
  • Wrestling – 2:25-3:00

Monday May 23rd – 1-6 schedule 1:50-2:44

  • B Basketball – 1:50-2:20
  • B Soccer – 2:20-3:00

Tuesday May 24th – 1-6 Schedule 1:50-2:44

  • OSS – 1:50-2:20
  • B and G Swim – 2:20-3:00

May 27th – Minimum Day

  • Football – 11:40-12:30

May 31st – 1-6 Schedule – 1:50-2:44

  • B and G Tennis – 1:50-2:10
  • 2:10 – 2:30 B Lacrosse
  • Baseball – 2:30-3:00

June 1st – 1-6 schedule – 1:50-2:44

  • B Water Polo 1:50-2:20
  • G Water Polo 2:20-2:50

June 2nd – Block Schedule – 1:29-3:00

  • B and G Cross Country – 1:30-2:05
  • B and G Track – 2:05-2:40

June 6th – 1-6 schedule – 1:50-2:44

  • G Basketball – 1:50-2:20
  • 2:20-2:50 – G Lacrosse

June 7th Final Schedule –

  • 12:10-12:50 – Boys and Girls Volleyball

Spring Sports

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

Boys Swim – The Uni Varsity Boys Swim Team concluded their season at CIF SS Division 1 finals on Saturday. The boys had to overcome an early DQ in the 200 medley relay and still placed 7th overall without those 35 relay points. The boys kept their spirits up and went on to deliver some fast swims and their effort and team work was evident.  Junior Andrew Knoell led the team scoring with 35 points in his individual races. He finished 2nd in the 100 backstroke in an automatic High School All-American time of 49.47.  He also placed 5th in the 100 butterfly in an automatic High School All-American time of 49.25. His 100 free lead-off time in the 400 free relay (45.42), along with his other two events puts him second on the all-time Uni top times list in all three events. Junior George Horvath had an outstanding meet placing 3rd in the 500 freestyle, a Uni school record at 4:26.48 and an All-American Auto time. Earlier in the meet, having only moments between his medley relay swim and his first individual event, the 200 free, he placed 13th, contributing a total of 24 points for the team.

Junior Sean Messer scored 18 points with a consideration All-American time of 50.37 and 5th place in the 100 backstroke, and 17th place in the 100 freestyle. Senior Stephen Yang scored 9 points, placing 14th in the 100 fly in a time of 51.37 that places him 5th on the Uni top times list. He placed 15th in the 200 IM. Senior Jarod Yoshihara placed 17th in the 100 yard back with a time of 52.70. Freshman Aaron Lee scored 7 points, placing 12th in the 100 fly placing him 4th on the Uni top times list. Aaron also swam on 3 relays for the team.  Our 400 free relay team of Knoell, A.Lee, Horvath and Messer placed 8th and their prelims time of 3:07.47 puts them 2nd on the all-time Uni top times for that event.  Our 200 medley relay team of Knoell, Horvath, A. Lee and Messer earned an All-American automatic time of 1:33.76 during their prelims swim, putting them 4th on the Uni top times list for that event. CIF qualifiers included Aidan Yong (200 IM, 100 breaststroke), Alex Hao (100 fly), Matthew Strong (200 free relay, 100 breaststroke), and Austin Yan (200 free relay).  And last but certainly not least, a highlight of our Uni team is having a diver, Jonathan Aizik, who brought the team 7 points with his diving score of 242.70. Jonathan is a pivotal member of the team! The team put in a lot of hard work throughout the season that led to a great showing at CIF finals.

Great season swimmers!

Girls Swim – The Uni Varsity girls swim season came to an end with an 11th place at the CIF-SS Division I Championships this year, a huge jump from their 24th place finish in 2015.  Uni sent 3 relays and  5 individual qualifiers to the meet. Swimmers are allowed to swim a maximum of 2 individual events and 4 total events including relays in this meet.  The top 18 in each event make finals.  Freshman Riley Lexvold had an outstanding meet, finishing 2nd overall in the 100 backstroke with an automatic  High School All-America time of 54.38, which set a new  University HS school record in that event.  Riley also finished 6th in the 200 Individual Medley with another automatic High School All- America time of 2:01.86, – only 0.76 seconds from the school record in that event. (and she’s only a freshman, folks! )  Senior Princess Ferguson-Nguyen placed 13th in the 100 freestyle and 17th in the 50 freestyle.  Her time of 51.69 from the PCL finals puts her 3rd on the all-time Uni top times list. Sophomore Alondra Ortiz placed 17th in the 100 backstroke in her first individual CIF finals appearance.  Junior Anne Jang placed 19th in the same event.  Sophomore Bella Khamseh placed 25th in the 100 breaststroke. The 200 Medley relay team of Lexvold, Khamseh, Ortiz and Ferguson-Nguyen placed 8th,  as did the 200 Freestyle relay team of Ferguson-Nguyen, Sophomore Claire Jang,  A. Jang and Lexvold . The 400 Freestyle relay team of C. Jang, Ortiz, junior Vanessa Yang and A. Jang placed 24th.

It was a very successful season for the Uni girls swim team, improving their league dual meet record, their overall dual meet record, their Pacific Coast League Championship position and their CIF finish. They are looking forward to another great season next year.

TennisPCL CHAMPS!

Last Friday our boys defeated Santa Monica by a final of 14-4 in the second round of the CIF playoffs. On Monday we traveled to Los Alamitos for a quarterfinal matchup. It was an intense match that we were able to win by a final of 11-7. Our doubles teams of JT Jones/Tommy Wang  and Patryk Kozlowski/Hudson Graf each won all 3 of their matches convincingly. Julian Lafond won a huge second round match to give our team the lead after two rounds. This afternoon our boys play in the Semifinals here at UNI at 3:00. Let’s PACK THE COURTS to cheer on our boys. Good Luck today Tennis!

Our boys have qualified for the state tournament that will begin next week and the CIF individual tournament will begin in two weeks.

Boys Track – Boys Track and Field finished their season with league finals here at Uni. The majority of the Boys competing finished with their season best marks and PR’s. The boys 4 x 100 placed 3rd overall which qualified them for CIF and in the process set a new school at 43.39 seconds. The team included Darius Outland, FarisQaisi, Jeremy Koo and Harry Baker. Looking forward to having these athlete back again next year!

Girls Track

The Trojans had many impressive performances at the Pacific Coast League Finals last week. Our 4x100m relay team of Lauryn Wood, Daria Shkel, Alexis Robertson and Leyna Wood placed 3rd in league, qualifying them for them for the CIF meet. Paige Metayer was voted girl’s “Athlete of the Meet” with her impressive wins in the 400m and 800m. She beat her previous school record in the 400m with a new time of 55.59. Thirty minutes later, she came back to win the 800m in 2:14, which qualified her for CIF in both events. Melissa Lee finished 2nd in the shot put and 4th in the discus throw, also sending her to CIF. Our girls 4x400m relay team of Anne Jang, Setareh Emadi, Sara Sussman and Paige Metayer also qualified for CIF with their 3rd place finish.  Other notable performances came from Daria Shkel placing 4th overall in the 100m and the high jump and 5th in the triple jump, freshman Cecilia Langlois who placed 7th overall in the 1600m, Sonia Lin who finished 5th in the 100m hurdles, and Alexis Robertson who was 4th in the long jump. We look forward to many great seasons ahead with this young and talented group of girls!

What’s Going on at UNI

Memorial Day Workout at UNI

University HS is teaming up with Orange Coast Crossfit to put on a Military Hero tribute workout called “Murph”. Please join us at University HS on May 30th to get a workout in and help support a great cause.

Michael Patrick “Murph” Murphy was a United States Navy SEAL officer who was awarded the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the War in Afghanistan. Kyle is the owner of Orange Coast CrossFit and he also works with our football team here at UNI. They will bring in a 60ft Pull Up rig in the middle of the football field and running heats from 9am-12pm! Come sweat with us this Memorial Day to honor a true hero!

**** All Proceeds will be donated to an Adaptive Veteran Association***

Workout of the Day: Modifications can be made depending on your ability level.
For Time:
1 Mile Run
100 Pull Ups
200 Push Ups
300 Air Squats
1 Mile Run

Have questions about Memorial Day Hero Workout? Contact Kyle at Orange Coast Crossfit 714.668.9112

Please see the below link for more information and to sign up.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/memorial-day-hero-workout-occf-tickets-25034350416

Weight Room Update – We have made several upgrades to our weight room over the past month. We got rid of all of our outdated/broken equipment and replaced it with brand new equipment. The kids love our new weight room. While the room looks amazing and is very functional there are several “Wants” from our coaches and PE teachers to make this room even better. We have opened up a Weight Room fundraising campaign with the intent to raise another $9,000 to finish the room. We have heard from several families who are interested in helping and we have a parent group hitting the community to raise funds for this project. We wanted to recognize the early supporters of this project. A big thank you to the following for their contributions to this project.

  • Keeling family for their $100 donation
  • Korean PTA for their donation of $1,000
  • Football Boosters for their donation of $1,000
  • Bush Family for their donation of $150
  • Selbo Family for their donation of $500
  • Football parents who passed the hat at a tour of the weight room for a total of $127

If you are interested in making a donation to this campaign please drop of a check made out to UHS to the athletic office. We thank you in advance for your support.

Outdoor weight room – Our new weight room looks amazing. We have almost everything we originally wanted to get. We are hoping to place one more order for equipment in the near future. The next phase in our development of the weight room is to open up an outdoor weight room. We are looking to purchase rubber flooring to place down on the sidewalk just outside the main weight room. We also hope to install artificial grass down the middle of this area where our students/athletes can do warm up activities.  If we create this outdoor training area it will allow multiple PE classes to use the facility and multiple athletic teams to use it in the afternoon.

We are raising money for these things that are still on our wish list

  • Mirrors in front of the new free weight area
  • Computer with TV monitor installed to post workouts
  • Additional bars for new outdoor weight area
  • Additional bumper plates
  • Bumper Plate holding racks on wheels
  • Trap bar storage
  • 4 dip attachments
  • 4 additional safety bar attachments
  • 1 battle rope
  • Additional dumbbells
  • Plyo boxes
  • Foam rollers
  • Rubber flooring
  • Artificial turf

Super Wish List

  • Find a way to get air conditioning in the weight room
  • Blow out a window and put in a garage door type covering. This would allow air to circulate through the room
  • Additional industrial fan

 

Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletics events (Home events in BOLD)

Wednesday 5/18

Boys Tennis – CIF Semi Finals v Peninsula @ 3:00. Lets Pack the Courts for this big match.

Help spread the word about Trojan Tuesday. Is there anyone you know who loves UNI and wants weekly updates on our UNI athletic teams. Please pass the link on to them. If you would like to receive Trojan Thursday each week please go to https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com and type in your email address. You will receive a notice each week when Trojan Thursday is posted.

TwitterIf you have a Twitter account and would like updates on how our UNI athletic teams are doing, you can follow us @UNI_Athletics. It is another way to highlight our athletic teams and star performances by our athletes.

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

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

GO TROJANS!

UNI Athletics small

Kevin McCaffrey

CO Athletic Director

University High School

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TROJAN TUESDAY 5/10/16

Spring Sports

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

Baseball – Last Friday Neil Boudreau threw a 4 hitter and he had two hits to lead the Trojans to a 3-0 victory over Northwood.  Jacob Collins was 2-3 with 2 rbi’s in the win. This afternoon our boys travel to Irvine for a 3:30 game. Good Luck Baseball!

Boys Golf – During league finals last week, we narrowly missed sending two of our golfers on to CIF. William Tse, junior, fell short of the qualifying score by one stroke.  Griffin Pace, sophomore, made it into a playoff with four other golfers for the final qualifying spot. He came up a little short, but made it really close.  The boy’s golf season concluded at league finals. We had an up and down season, but we had a relatively young team.  We look forward to a solid season in 2017.

Softball – The Lady Trojans faced Northwood at home last Tuesday. Junior Aubrey Maher started the game off with a double followed by Janette Oh and Alexis Arredondo drawing walks at the plate, allowing Aubrey and Janette to score on stolen bases followed by an RBI single from freshman Monet Allister to send Alexis home. Sophomore Peyton Mattson had two singles and an RBI and Senior Anna Hawkins Sophomore Zoe Manjarrez also had RBI’s to tighten up the game. Aubrey Maher held down defense at shortstop as well as Anna Hawkins at third. The girls fought hard, but were unable to come out on top. On Thursday, the girls faced CDM at their house and on their senior day. Senior Michela Boarnet came out swinging with a double and a single, Aubrey Maher stole home twice and freshman Monet Allister had a massive three-run homerun in the top of the third inning. Kami Parse held down the defense in right field. Senior Yekta Dinyari had great throws from the outfield and consistently worked hard to back other plays up. Junior Alyssa Hernandez got on base twice via base on balls and Zoe Manjarrez closed out the game in the circle for the 12-6 win over CDM. We are so proud of the girls and sad that this our last week of games with senior day today versus Northwood at 3:30 and Thursday we will face Woodbridge under the lights at Bill Barber at 5 pm. We hope to see you there!

Boys Swim –

The Uni boys swim team finished 3rd overall in the PCL finals. Andrew Knoell was named the male swimmer of the meet, as he finished 1st in the 100 fly and 100 back, and helped the Medley Relay team of Knoell, George Horvath, Aaron Lee, and Sean Messer to finish first. Additionally, Horvath tacked on a 1st place in the 500 free and a 2nd in the 200 free. Knoell, Messer, and Jarod Yoshihara went 1-2-3 in the 100 backstroke, and Matt Strong and Aidan Yong took 4th and 5th in the 100 breaststroke.

Girls Swim

Last week at the Pacific Coast League swimming championships, the Uni girls finished in 3rd place in all 3 divisions, Varsity, JV and Open.  The Varsity girls improved on their 4th place finish from 2015, scoring 363 points this year compared to 331 last year.  Prelims were held on Tuesday with the top 16 in each event returning for finals on Friday.

There were many outstanding swims during the championship meet.  Freshman Riley Lexvold was a double league champion, winning  the 200 IM and the 100 backstroke, both in season best  CIF automatic times (2:02.64 in the 2 IM,  55.13 in the backstroke) .   Senior Princess Ferguson-Nguyen was the league champion in the 100 free, securing her spot at CIF with an automatic qualifying time of 51.69.  She was third in the 50 free, with another new CIF auto cut of 24.22. The 200 medley relay of  Lexvold, sophomores Bella Khamseh and Alondra Ortiz, and Ferguson-Nguyen dropped almost 2 seconds from their CIF automatic seed time and came in a very close second to Woodbridge by only 0.27 seconds.  The 200 free relay team of Ferguson-Nguyen, sisters  sophomore Claire Jang and  junior Anne Jang and Lexvold were also 2nd with an over 2 second time drop, lowering their CIF automatic time.  In addition to Lexvold’s win in the backstroke, Ortiz finished 3rd and A. Jang  4th, only 0.06 seconds apart, both swimming best times  of 59.53 and 59.59 respectively.  Ortiz was 4th in the 100 fly with a lifetime best of 59.05, with A. Jang 7th.  In the 100 breaststroke, Khamseh was 7th, swimming a best time in prelims by almost more than a second.  Sophomore Claire Jang had season best times in both the 50 and 100 free, coming in 7th in both races.

Here is an article on the meet from the international swimming website, SwimSwam, which mentions several of the outstanding swims by Uni  girls :  https://swimswam.com/woodbridge-girls-avenge-year-ago-loss-pacific-coast-league-champs/

Many other swimmers had best times at this meet.  Junior Diana Zhang and  freshman Sarah Sharifi had best times in the 200 IM, finishing 12th and 13th. Juniors Erica Ervoes and Celine Nie had best times in the fly, finishing 10th and 12th respectively.   Nie also had a season best time in the 50 free, finishing 9th.  Senior Elysia Ouyang and Yang swam best times in the breaststroke finishing 11th and 15th. In the the 200 freestyle,  sophomore Alison Huxman, junior Madi Wakita, ,and  freshman Angela Yang all had best  times , and  Huxman, Wakita and freshman Caitlyn Kissinger had major time drops for best times in the 500 free.  The 400 free relay team of C.Jang, Ortiz, Khamseh and Yang finished 5th with a season best time as well.

Last Saturday, the swimmers who officially qualified to swim in this week’s CIF-SS, Division I Championships were announced.   Swimmers are allowed to swim a maximum of 2 individual events and 2 relays. The following swimmers will be representing Uni at CIF:

Princess Ferguson-Nguyen:  50 free, 100 free, 200 medley relay, 200 free relay

Riley Lexvold:  200 IM, 100 back, 200 medley relay, 200 free relay

Alondra Ortiz :  100 fly, 100 back, 200 medley relay, 400 free relay

Anne Jang:   100 back, 200 free relay, 400 free relay

Bella Khamseh:  100 breast, 200 medley, 400 free relay

Claire Jang:  200 free relay, 400 free relay

Vanessa Yang:  400 free relay

The CIF meet will be held at the Riverside Community College Aquatics Center.  Prelims are Thursday, May 12 with finals Saturday, May 14.  Good luck, swimmers!

TennisPCL CHAMPS!

The Uni boys tennis team finished league play undefeated for the 10th straight year.  With the win over Woodbridge last Monday, the boys won their 94th straight Pacific Coast league match dating back to 2006!  This is an incredible accomplishment considering the Pacific Coast league is considered the most talented boys tennis league in the nation.

It was an “all Uni affair” in doubles play at the Pacific Coast league individual tournament.   Top seed Hudson Graf and Patryk Kozlowski defeated Josh Piatos and Hans Hwang 6-2, 6-2 in one semi-final.  In the other semi-final, 2nd seeded JT Joens and Tommy Wang defeated the unseeded freshmen Uni team of Reini Igna and Michael Rudin 6-2, 6-3.  In the final Joens and Wang defeated Graf and Kozlowski 8-6.  Both teams will now move on to the CIF individual tournament.  Piatos and Hwang won the 3rd place match 8-1.

Pacific Coast All-League teams were announced and Uni claimed 6 of the 10 spots.  Named first team all-league were Captain Josh Piatos, Captain Tommy Wang, JT Joens, Hudson Graf, Hans Hwang and Patryk Kozlowski.  Naevin Anukornchaikul and Garrett Kurtz were named to the 2nd team.  Congratulations to all of our boys.

The JV team finished another undefeated season this year.  The University JV boys have not lost a match in over 12 years winning over 200 straight matches.

Team playoffs begin tomorrow against Campbell Hall at the Uni courts. Good luck tennis!

Boys Track –

Our boys posted several personal bests at league prelims and finals last week.  In the process of qualifying for CIF our Uni Boys Darius Outland, Jeremy Koo, Faris Qiasi and Harry Baker took down the school record set in 1990 with a new school record time of 43.39 seconds. This will be the 1st 4 x 100 team to qualify for CIF in more than 15 years. Great job boys and good luck in CIF.

 Girls Track

Well she did it again! Paige Metayer is now a double champion in the 400 and 800 as a sophomore. In the process of winning the 400, she broke her own school record with a time of 55.59. This time is currently number 2 in the county and the 13 fastest all time in Orange County. Paige also anchored the 4 x 400 which placed 3rd overall to move on to CIF. With her impressive victories she was again voted the girls MVP for the running events. Great job Page.

Volleyball

Tuesday April 3 @ Woodbridge. It set up the competitive hyped up atmosphere for Varsity to win their last game in 4.  In game 1 Trojans trailed the whole game until Diego Perez goes on a 7 point serving run. Matten Bikdeli had 13 kills with 3 aces. Ashkan Shamaei with 28 assist. Diego Perez 10 kills 5 aces. Trojans win 3-1 against Woodbridge in last game of the season. Great job this year boys.

What’s Going on at UNI

Dodgeball Tournament – Congratulations to Scums of Society for winning the Trojan Army Fundraising Dodgeball Tournament last week. These Super Heroes won the tournament for the second straight year. The gym was packed with spectators for the final and both teams put on a great show. We hope everyone had a blast playing in the tournament this year. Below is a picture of the winners.

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Weight Room Update 

We have made several upgrades to our weight room over the past month. We got rid of all of our outdated/broken equipment and replaced it with brand new equipment. The kids love our new weight room. While the room looks amazing and is very functional there are several “Wants” from our coaches and PE teachers to make this room even better. We have opened up a Weight Room fundraising campaign with the intent to raise another $9,000 to finish the room. We have heard from several families who are interested in helping and we have a parent group hitting the community to raise funds for this project. We wanted to recognize the early supporters of this project. A big thank you to the following for their contributions to this project.

  • Keeling family for their $100 donation
  • Korean PTA for their donation of $1,000
  • Football Boosters for their donation of $1,000
  • Bush Family for their donation of $150

If you are interested in making a donation to this campaign please drop of a check made out to UHS to the athletic office. We thank you in advance for your support.

Outdoor weight room – Our new weight room looks amazing. We have almost everything we originally wanted to get. We are hoping to place one more order for equipment in the near future. The next phase in our development of the weight room is to open up an outdoor weight room. We are looking to purchase rubber flooring to place down on the sidewalk just outside the main weight room. We also hope to install artificial grass down the middle of this area where our students/athletes can do warm up activities.  If we create this outdoor training area it will allow multiple PE classes to use the facility and multiple athletic teams to use it in the afternoon.

We are raising money for these things that are still on our wish list

  • Mirrors in front of the new free weight area
  • Computer with TV monitor installed to post workouts
  • Additional bars for new outdoor weight area
  • Additional bumper plates
  • Bumper Plate holding racks on wheels
  • Trap bar storage
  • 4 dip attachments
  • 1 battle rope
  • Additional dumbbells
  • Plyo boxes
  • Foam rollers
  • Rubber flooring
  • Artificial turf

Super Wish List

  • Find a way to get air conditioning in the weight room
  • Blow out a window and put in a garage door type covering. This would allow air to circulate through the room
  • Additional industrial fan

Play Multiple Sports

Last week the NFL had their draft of college athletes. There was a great stat that was presented in the below article. 89% of all athletes drafted played multiple sports in High School. Here in the athletic office we are always promoting the idea that athletes should play multiple sports while at UNI. If the best athletes in the world can play multiple sports then our student athletes here at UNI should also be playing multiple sports.

http://www.latimes.com/sports/highschool/varsity-times/la-sp-vi-football-88-5-of-nfl-draftees-were-multiple-sport-athletes-in-high-school-20160501-story.html

 

Athletic ID process is now Online

It’s here!  Time to get your child cleared for sports for the 2016-2017 school year.  We have scheduled for our existing athletes to get their athletic ID cards during 6th period on the following dates.  Please take a look at the schedule below to see when your child will be coming in to receive their athletic ID.

Please have the online clearance process complete with updated physical form uploaded to www.athleticclearance.com by this date.  Physicals must be dated AFTER 5/1/16 to be accepted.  In order to receive their card, your child must bring in the signed “confirmation message”(from www.athleticclearance.com) and have an updated physical uploaded to their clearance account.  Please go to the UNI athletic website to download the clearance instructions, physical forms, and summer camp flyer.

We will also be taking summer camp registration forms and payments on the dates below, so please plan accordingly.   Thank you!

2016-2017 Athletic ID Card Schedule:

Thursday May 19 – Block Schedule 1:02-3:02

  • B and G Golf – 1:40-2:00
  • Softball – 2:00-2:25
  • Wrestling – 2:25-3:00

Monday May 23rd – 1-6 schedule 1:50-2:44

  • B Basketball – 1:50-2:20
  • B Soccer – 2:20-3:00

Tuesday May 24th – 1-6 Schedule 1:50-2:44

  • OSS – 1:50-2:20
  • B and G Swim – 2:20-3:00

Thursday May 26th – Block Schedule – 1:29-3:00

  • B and G Cross Country – 1:30-2:05
  • B and G Track – 2:05-2:40
  • Baseball – 2:40-3:10

May 27th – Minimum Day

  • Football – 11:40-12:30

May 31st – 1-6 Schedule – 1:50-2:44

  • B and G Tennis – 1:50-2:20
  • 2:20 – 2:50 B Lacrosse

June 1st – 1-6 schedule – 1:50-2:44

  • B Water Polo 1:50-2:20
  • G Water Polo 2:20-2:50

June 2nd – Block Schedule – 1:29-3:00

  • 1:30-2:00 – G Soccer
  • 2:00-2:30 – G Lacrosse
  • 2:30-3:10 Boys and Girls Volleyball

June 6th – 1-6 schedule – 1:50-2:44

  • G Basketball – 1:50-2:20

 

Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletics events (Home events in BOLD)

Tuesday 05/10

  • Baseball @ Irvine – 3:30
  • Softball v Irvine – 3:30

Thursday 05/12

  • Swimming – CIF Prelims @ Riverside City College
  • Baseball v Woodbridge – 3:30
  • Softball v Woodbridge @ Bill Barber Park – 5:00

Help spread the word about Trojan Tuesday. Is there anyone you know who loves UNI and wants weekly updates on our UNI athletic teams. Please pass the link on to them. If you would like to receive Trojan Thursday each week please go to https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com and type in your email address. You will receive a notice each week when Trojan Thursday is posted.

TwitterIf you have a Twitter account and would like updates on how our UNI athletic teams are doing, you can follow us @UNI_Athletics. It is another way to highlight our athletic teams and star performances by our athletes.

 

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

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

 

 GO TROJANS!

UNI Athletics small

Kevin McCaffrey

CO Athletic Director

University High School

 

TROJAN TUESDAY 5/3/16

Trojan Thursday is now Trojan Tuesday
An email blast will be sent out to all UNI families with this Trojan Tuesday update. So what exactly is Trojan Tuesday? It is a weekly update on how our varsity athletic teams are doing and provides updates on what is happening on the UNI campus the upcoming week. Trojan Tuesday will still be published on the original website for anyone who does not receive the UNI email blasts. If you have family members who are interested in reading Trojan Tuesday each week you can send them to https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com. They will enter their email address on the right side of the page and they will receive a notification every time there is a new post.

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

Baseball – Our baseball team battled league leading Beckman in two exciting games last week. Out boys dropped both but proved they can play with anyone. On Tuesday we were defeated by a final of 7-4. On Friday the final was 3-0. Our boys will be playing CDm today at 3:30. Good Luck boys.
Boys Golf – Yesterday our boys competed in the PCL individual qualifying tournament. William Tse and Griffin Pace made it into the top 18 for the Pacific Coast League. They play again this afternoon for the top nine spots in order to move on to CIF. Good luck boys.

Boys Lacrosse – Our boys finished off their season with an impressive 3rd place finish in the own the city tournament. In the tournament our boys posted a dominant 10-3 win over Woodbridge.

Girls Lacrosse – Girls Lacrosse had a strong ending to the season. In a very exciting re-match against Woodbridge High School, the team lost on a close score of 9-8. The team clawed their way back into the match after falling behind 5-2 by halftime. Woodbridge scored the game winning goal with only 15 seconds remaining on the clock and, try as they did, the team could not get into scoring position with such limited time. The team wrapped up league play with a 5-5 record, the best the team has ever seen! To close the season and to honor the Seniors, the team played on last non-league match against Tustin High School, and won 12-5. Senior goalie Lily Huang played on the field (After an absence of two years while she minded the net!) and ended up scoring a beautiful goal! Seniors Sarah Verdegan, Kathy Guo, Jenny Bardwell, Sarah Colunga, and Danielle Ochoa also found the net for their last match in a Uni uniform. IT was a fantastic season, building on the successes from years past and culminating in, for the first time ever, a near entry to the post-season run by US Lacrosse. Congratulations to the team for a fantastic year!
Softball – The Lady Trojans fell short in two home games last week. In our Tuesday game against Woodbridge the girls came out hot with junior Aubrey Maher leading the game with a single followed by an RBI double from sophomore Janette Oh and an RBI single from freshman Alexis Arredondo. Janette Oh was strong in the circle with four strikeouts; she was anchored by a strong defensive showing from senior Anna Hawkins and freshman Monet Allister. Michela Boarnet was a force to be reckoned with behind the plate. In the Thursday game against Beckman, Janette Oh started us off with an RBI single. Senior Anna Hawkins came up to the plate with bases loaded in the bottom of the 6th and rattled the Beckman infield with a hard hit down the third base line, clearing the bases. Sophomore Peyton Mattson was a stronghold in the outfield, along with Junior Alyssa Hernandez. The girls capitalized on Beckman’s errors especially exhibiting heads up base running and defense; unfortunately it just was not enough. The girls face Northwood at home this afternoon and will travel to CDM on Thursday. Good luck this week ladies!

Girls Swim – The girls swim team had their last dual meet of the season last Wednesday, the home GOW, and fell to a very strong Woodbridge team, 109-61. The varsity girls finished the season 3-2 in league meets, and 4-3 overall, improving their record over 2015. With 4 important meets in 2 weeks, the team looked a little tired but a few best times were still posted. Junior Anne Jang posted a team season best time of 2:08.11 in the 200 free, junior Vanessa Yang had personal best times in both the 50 and 100 free, and senior Princess Ferguson-Nguyen had a season best time in the 100 free, lowering her CIF consideration time to 54.07. Sophomore Alison Huxman and freshman Angela Yang had season best times in the 500 free.
The girls will compete in the prelims of the Pacific Coast League Championships this afternoon with the top 16 finishers in each event making it back for finals this coming Friday. The league championships are being held at the William Wollett Aquatics Center on Walnut, next to Irvine High. Come on out and support the swimmers!

TennisPCL CHAMPS! The top ranked (In Orange County, #2 in CIF) Uni boys tennis team won three matches last week improving to 16 – 1 overall and 10-0 in the Pacific Coast League. On Tuesday the boys defeated CdM 11 to 7 for the 2nd time this year in an emotional and tense atmosphere. JT Joens and captain Tommy Wang won an important tiebreaker in the 2nd round of play at 2nd doubles to lead the Trojans. Husdon Graf and Patryk Kozlowski remained undefeated on the season winning all three of their sets at doubles. On Wednesday the boys defeated Northwood for the 2nd time this year 13 to 5. Captain Josh Piatos and Hans Hwang won all three sets at 1st doubles. Finally, on Thursday the boys defeated Irvine high 18 to 0. Our boys battled Woodbridge yesterday afternoon and walked away with another win. With the win our tennis team secured a perfect 10-0 record in league and secured the PCL Championship. Congratulations Boys Tennis. The Pacific Coast league individual tournament will begin on Wednesday with team playoffs starting next week.

Boys and Girls Track – The PCL track prelims are this afternoon here at UNI with the League finals being on Friday. Good luck track stars.
Volleyball – Our varsity boys lost to CDM and Irvine last week but they were good games. We want to thank everyone who came out to the GOW last Friday. The gym was packed with Trojan Army members. Our boys will close out their season this afternoon at Woodbridge. Good Luck boys!

What’s Going on at UNI

Dodgeball Tournament – We are going to finish up our big Dodgeball tournament this Thursday and Friday. On Thursday we have semifinal action between Scums of Society v Jimmy Choi and on the other side of the bracket we have Cody Nguyen v Nobody Else is Here. The winners will then play each other on Friday in the finals. The championship team will then play a staff team. This has been a great event and the kids who have played or watched the tournament have had a blast.

Weight Room Update – We have made several upgrades to our weight room over the past month. We got rid of all of our outdated/broken equipment and replaced it with brand new equipment. The kids love our new weight room. While the room looks amazing and is very functional there are several “Wants” from our coaches and PE teachers to make this room even better. We have spent over $30,000 on the needed upgrades to the room. We have opened up a Weight Room fundraising campaign with the intent to raise another $9,000 to finish the room. We have heard from several families who are interested in helping and we have a parent group hitting the community to raise funds for this project. We wanted to recognize the early supporters of this project. A big thank you to the Keeling family for their $100 donation and a special thanks to the Korean PTA for their donation of $1,000.

If you are interested in making a donation to this campaign please drop of a check made out to UHS to the athletic office. We thank you in advance for your support.

Free College Recruiting Workshop
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> Saturday, May 7th (10am-11am) @ U.C. Irvine (on-campus location; TBA)
> Online Registration: http://www.collegesportsquest.com/pages/contactus
> Hosted by: Jennifer Noonan, President & Founder, College Sports Quest
> No cost to attend but reservations are required – Space is LIMITED (first-come, first-serve; maximum capacity is expected)
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Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletics events

Tuesday 05/03/16
Track & Field – League Prelims @ University HS – 2:00PM
Girls Swimming – League Prelims @ Wollett Aquatic Ctr. – 2:00PM
Baseball v CDM – 3:30PM
Softball v Northwood – 3:30PM
Boys Volleyball @ Woodbridge – 5:15PM

Wednesday 05/04/16
Boys Tennis – League Semifinals @ Beckman – 1:00PM
Boys Swimming – League Prelims @ Wollett Aquatic Ctr. – 2:00PM

Thursday 05/05/16
Boys Tennis – League Finals @ Beckman – 3:00PM
Softball @ CDM – 3:30PM

Friday 05/06/16
Boys & Girls Swimming – League Finals @ Wollett Aquatic Ctr. – 2:00PM
Track & Field – League Finals @ University HS – 3:00PM
Baseball v Northwood – 3:30PM

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GO TROJANS!

Kevin McCaffrey
CO Athletic Director
University High School