TROJAN THURSDAY 11/10/16

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.

What’s Happening on Campus

National Signing Day: Congratulations to George Horvath who signed his National Letter of intent on Wednesday and will be receiving a scholarship to swim at Northwestern!

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Try-outs for Spring Sports:  For coach contact information and try-out dates, please visit the athletic department website: http://www.universityhigh.org/athletics. All days are mandatory unless prior arrangements have been made with the coach. A 2nd round of try-outs will be held for athletes competing in winter sports. All students must bring their 2016-2017 athletic ID card to try-out.

Basketball Tickets:  Season Passes to our Home Varsity Basketball Games are now available to purchase at the SAC! You can buy as many or as few entries to the games as you want. You can purchase these passes with a credit card, cash or check at the SAC Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. The price is $7 per entry for General Admission and $5 per entry for Child/Seniors.

  • Use your Credit Card to purchase!
  • Purchase “Entries” that can be used at any of the Home Varsity Basketball games (boys or girls)
  • Questions? Contact Sarah in the Athletic Office: (949) 936-7784

*The passes are not valid at Saturday games, tournaments or CIF Playoffs and there are no refunds for unused entries.

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. 

http://5starstudents.com/universitytrojanarmy

Uni was picked for So Cal Sideline’s Southern California Student Section of the Week! Great job Trojan Army!

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Most of our fall sports have wrapped up their seasons and winter practices are getting underway this week.   Below are a few updates for our fall sports that are finishing up their seasons this week:

Cross Country:

The UNI Cross Country team ended the regular season last Thursday. Cecilia Langlois needed to place in the top 6 in order to qualify for CIF. She ran the race of her life and nudged CDM at the line for 6th place, running a time of 18:13 for 3 miles. I have never seen someone fight so hard to the finish. Pretty impressive for her first cross country season ever! Ceci will be racing next Friday in Riverside at CIF Prelims. I would also like to mention that sophomore Sara Sussman has made the UNI All-Time Top 25 list running an elite time of 18:39. Watch out for this young varsity squad in years to come! Go Trojan Running!

Football:

Despite another furious second-half rally, the Uni Trojans lost 24-21 to Woodbridge last Friday night. You can read all about it in the OC Varsity article below.  Congratulations to all the football players and coaches on a tremendous season.  We can’t wait to see what you will bring to the table next year.

WOODBRIDGE 24, UNIVERSITY 21

November 04, 2016 11:44 PM
By TIM BURT – OC Varsity
STAFF WRITER

IRVINE – Woodbridge held off a second-half comeback by University, defeating the Trojans, 24-21, Friday night at University to clinch third place in the Pacific Coast League and a chance to go the CIF-SS Division 9 playoffs.

Woodbridge (4-6, 2-3) and University (7-3, 2-3) finished tied for third place in the PCL, but Woodbridge gets the spot based on the head-to-head match-up.

Woodbridge running back Connor McBride led the way with 233 yards rushing and two touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving.

“I so respect their (University’s) staff and I hate that they’re not going to the playoffs because that team should be in the playoffs,” said Woodbridge coach Rick Gibson.

“We told the kids, ‘do you want the legacy to continue or what do you want?’” he said.

Uni coach Mark Cunningham said his squad won’t qualify for an at-large berth in Division 10.

“We’re out,” he said. “I was very proud of them.”

McBride put the Warriors ahead with a 7-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter. Quarterback Spencer Weston connected with McBride on a 14-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter to give the Warriors a 17-0 lead.

Woodbridge built a 24-0 lead when Weston hit Nate Ledoux on a 25-yard touchdown pass later in the quarter.

But University battled back. The Trojans cut the lead to 24-21 when quarterback Thomas Keeling connected with Darrius Outland on a 4-yard touchdown pass with 5:56 left in the game.

But Woodbridge, behind McBride, was able to advance the ball to the Trojans 47-yard line and run out the clock.

Keeling led the Trojans, passing for three touchdowns and throwing for 168 yards.

Weston passed for 107 yards for Woodbridge.

Woodbridge led, 9-0, at halftime, after recording a safety.

Contact the writer: tiburt@scng.com

Girls Tennis

The Girls Tennis team lost their semi-final match yesterday to Campbell Hall in Los Angeles.  The girls who were on the court playing and even the girls who were cheering them on demonstrated so much passion, enthusiasm and school spirit.  They really represented themselves and our school with so much class. Congratulations Uni girls on another successful season.  Go Uni Tennis!

Competitions for Winter Sports will begin
the week of November 28th!

Winter GOW Schedule coming soon

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 Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com
  7. Get others to do the same

GO TROJANS!

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Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham
Athletic Directors
University High School

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