Welcome to Trojan Thursday – So what exactly is Trojan Thursday? Trojan Thursday is a weekly email to give the UNI community an update on what is happening with our UNI athletic teams and will also give information as to major events that are happening on campus. 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. Please help spread the word about Trojan Thursday so everyone can hear about how our athletes are doing.
Help publicize our athletes – Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics– If you have a Twitter account and would like updates on how our UNI athletic teams are doing, you can follow us @UNI_Athletics. We will have updates from big games and from the GOWs (Game of the Weeks). It is another way to highlight our athletic teams and star performances by our athletes.
Need a place to grab a quick bite to eat before the Football games? Go check out Vitality Bowls located at 4515A Campus Drive. Mention you are a UNI supporter and you will receive 20% off of your order. Vitality Bowls is a big sponsor of UNI Athletics and we hope everyone will go over and get something to eat and thank them for their support of UNI Athletics.
What’s Happening on Campus
Mandatory Wrestling Meeting – There will be a mandatory parent meeting for all kids wrestling this year. Nov. 9th @ 6:30 p.m. in MPR A.
Trojan Points – We have begun our new scanning system to promote our different school events. Please encourage your student to always bring their school ID to school and to scan in when they attend events that are worth points. There are different prizes for reaching different levels of support. Please check out the link below for a list of events and to check your point total.
Upcoming Events we will be scanning:
Friday 10/28 – Trojan Army Day – Wear your Trojan Army shirt to School for 4 points
Friday 10/28 – Football GOW v Irvine – Scan in by 6:55 for 4 points
Tuesday 11/1 – Boys Water Polo GOW – 4 points
Let’s take a look at how our teams are doing
Boys and Girls Cross Country
This past weekend UNI XC was at Mt. Sac, the world largest cross country invitational! Our varsity girls placed 7th overall in the Division 1 race. Cecilia Langlois had an outstanding performance, placing second overall with a time of 18:56. Rounding out our top 10 were Sara Sussman, Avery Klauke, Mackenzie Field, Allison Schaal, Madeleine Boschen, Juli Brom, Janine Bryant, Gentil Nguyen and Anna Pan. Our GOW is next Thursday, 11/3, at Mason Park starting at 1pm for the PCL League Finals. This will be the final race of the season for many of our athletes. Come out and support! Go Trojan Running!
The Boys Cross Country was also at the Mt. Sac Cross Country invitational this last weekend. Our top runner on the day was Freshman Ryan Duffy followed by Zach Dignan, Ryan Liang, Abhi Nisha Anesh, Christian Go, Nathan Gali, Nick Choi, Justin Soliman, and Luke Ruan. Next week the boys will be competing in League finals at Mason Park. It is our GOW. Come out and support. Go Trojan Running!
The Uni Trojans gave a great effort last Thursday night against the #1 seed in the league, Corona Del Mar. In the first quarter, the Trojans marched the length of the field for an impressive scoring drive to cut the lead to 14-7. Despite our great efforts, No. 12 ranked Corona Del Mar pulled away in the second half for the win. You can read more about last week’s game at www.OCVarsity.com.
Please come out to support the players this Friday, October 28th for Football’s GOW! Wear your Trojan Army T-shirt and bring your spirit to the Uni Stadium as the Trojans take on Irvine High School. It is going to be a great game with a lot of energy. You won’t want to miss it!
We qualified four girls for the CIF SS Championships: Samantha Cabunag, Kristin Shea, Dana Choi and Nodoka Honda. On Monday, 10/31, we will play in the Team CIF Divisional. The winner of that tournament will be crowned as a CIF Champion. Last year at this tournament the team finished third. Good luck Girls!
University girls volleyball finished the season with a 3-7 record after beating Northwoood last Thursday in 3 straight games 25-19, 25-22, and 25-21 but lost to CDM in 3 on Tuesday. This year has been a successful year in terms of how the girls are competing. Our level of play has been on the rise. Credit is due to the senior class of 2016. The senior consist of Dominique Abraham, Erissa Pooee, Sherin Sayrany, Sophie Lawrence, Ashley Kim, Alma Entasari, Sydney Cercado, Leylee Sahrai, Kira Cashman, Bella Oldham. These girls have been the drive of this program and are one of the reasons we have been able to bring our level of play up the last couple years. They have put in so much hard work and always doing extra to get ahead in every way possible. They have laid a foundation for the next generation to build on. They have shown the younger talent what it takes to compete with the best. We will miss this senior class and wish them the best.
This Thursday (10/27) we will be having a fundraiser at Chipotle in the University town center for the Girls volleyball program. This helps raise money for the girls to have the best opportunities to get more training and helps the girls with equipment and uniforms. Please try and stop by between 5pm and 8pm Thursday. Don’t forget to mention your there for University Girls Volleyball.
The girls tennis team ended the regular season with a win over Woodbridge 15 to 3 on Monday. The girls finished in 2nd place in the Pacific Coast league with a record of 8 wins and 2 losses and finished 11 and 4 overall.
Team playoffs will start on Wednesday Nov. 2nd.
The girls are currently involved in the PCL individual tournament. Uni will have two doubles teams in the semi-finals today (10/27) at Woodbridge high. Ashlyn Wang and Halla Alajeely will be in one semi while Kayla Agustina and Sasha Iraniha will be in the other.
Boys Water Polo
Uni Boys water polo team plays a Pacific coast league game today vs. Irvine H.S. at their home pool William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center, varsity at 4pm. The Trojans will play their game of the week at Uni home pool Tuesday Nov. 1st vs. Woodbridge, varsity at 4pm, prior to the game we will recognize our 10 seniors. Our last game of the season will be a non-league match at Laguna Hills H.S. Thursday Nov.3rd. After that point we will wait to see if CIF will may possibly invite us to the division 4 playoffs. Thanks for all your support this season!
Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletics events
(Home events in BOLD)
Boys Water Polo @ Irvine – 4:00 p.m.
***GOW – Football v Irvine – 7:00 p.m.***
Girls Golf – Team CIF – TBA
***GOW – Boys Water Polo v Corona Del Mar – 4:00 p.m.***
Girls Tennis CIF Play-Offs – TBA
Fall GOW Schedule 2016
|Girls Volleyball||Monday||9/26||5:15||UHS Gym||Woodbridge|
|Girls Golf||Wednesday||10/5||3:00||Strawberry Farms||CDM|
|Girls Tennis||Monday||10/24||3:15||UHS Tennis Courts||Woodbridge|
|Boys Water Polo||Tuesday||11/1||4:00||UHS Pool||Woodbridge|
Continue to do what you can to help support UNI Athletics and:
- Attend the games
- Wear UNI clothing or colors to the games
- Attend the GOWs
- Support the Trojan Army so we can put on events and give aways at big games
- Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics
- Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com
- Get others to do the same
Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham
University High School