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 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

Try-outs for Spring Sports:
For coach contact information and try-out dates, please visit the athletic department website: 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 Passes: 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 for Saturday games, away 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.

Events this week:

12/14/16 – Wrestling GOW – 5:00 p.m. – Scan in for 4 points


Winter Sports

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

Boys Basketball:

The boys Varsity basketball team opened their season on Monday night by defeating Westminster 70-62 in the first game of the Corona del Mar Tournament.  Junior guard Alex Bray led the Trojans with 21 points while junior guard Kevin Yahampath added 14 points and five assists.  Last night the Trojans played tough against Edison, ranked number three in the OC, before falling 79-64.  Uni trailed by two points after three quarters but Edison pulled away at the end.  Senior forward Ryan Pham scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds

to pace the Trojans.  Yahampath scored 21 while Bray added 15.  Tonight (12/8) the boys play Long Beach Jordan at 6:30.  Monday (12/12) the Trojans will play their home opener at 7:00 against Long Beach Cabrillo in the Irvine city tournament.

Girls Basketball:

After coming off a loss to Huntington Beach, the Lady Trojan Basketball team bounced back to beat a top ranked team in Foothill.  They took home the 3rd place trophy in a very challenging South Coast tournament.  Malia Goldsmith had a tremendous game with 18 points, 11 rebounds, 6 steals and 6 assists.  Karissa Shin 13 points, Deja Rodgers added 11 points and Kaci Blailock had 11 points in the 60-47 win.  Then they went on to defeat Katella 51-31 with key performances by Kaci Blailock with 21 points, Malia Goldsmith added 11 points and Karissa Shin had 10 points and 13 rebounds.  Outstanding wins for the girls team.  The Lady Trojans will head to Tustin high for a tournament next week playing Trabuco Hills and Palos Verdes.

Boys Soccer:

Friday the boys beat high seeded HBHS 3-1. Goals from Sam Kelley, Pedro Palmaka and Luis Moros.  Assists from Evan Mouchard (2) and Sam Kelley.  Jimmy Choi with 3 saves.

Tuesday (12/6) the boys defeated Sage Hill 6-0 to move to 3-0 on the year. Goals from Luis Moros (3), Adam Eldefrawry, Darious Abdollahi and Ivan Ma. Assists from Darious Abdollahi (2) Luis Moros , Daniel Moreno, Sebastian Hertel.  Jimmy Choi and Sergio Shamloo with shutout.

Luis Moros now is #1 goal scorer in the county with 5 goals in 3 games.

The boys will be taking on Pacifica High School Friday (12/9) in the Uni stadium at 7:00 p.m. Come out and support!

Girls Soccer:

The girls soccer program is off to a great start. In the last week we have played several games. The varsity has one too and tied one. The JV has won one, lost one, and tied one. The frosh-soph team is still looking for their first win. All three teams are playing excellent and the coach is excited for the rest of the season. The varsity team is filled with players that are committed to making this season a memorable one. The preparation that the team is dedicated has clearly shown in the matches.  Come out and support the girls as they take on Ocean View at home today (12/8) at 3:15.  Good luck girls!

Girls Water Polo:

Although the varsity girls are 0-2 right now losing to Ocean View last week and Laguna Hills earlier this week, they are working hard building their strength and gaining experience with great attitudes at practice and games. This Friday and Saturday both JV and Varsity have games at Irvine H.S. during the El Nino/La Nina tournaments. Next week the Uni water polo girls host Garden Grove on Tuesday and Long Beach Poly on Thursday, varsity game starts usually around 4pm.


Boys Wrestling:  The boys kicked of their season with a 3-2 showing and 3rd place in the consolation bracket of the CDM Duals, which featured 6 teams ranked in CIF or were returning CIF champs. After going 1-2 in pool play losing to Aliso Niguel and Newport Harbor by only 4, we went into consolation bracket and went 2-0 with convincing wins over Segerstrom and Costa Mesa. Based on criteria we ended up third in the bracket.

170lb – Jordan Elam went 3-0

113lb – Ethan Maniss went 3-1

152lb – Kohl Hertz went 2-0

All wrestlers in the lineup picked up valuable points for the team, great all around effort.

Girls Wrestling:  Lorena Egea was featured with a brief write up in OC Varsity’s preview as one of the county’s top 5 girl wrestlers.

She backed that claim up by winning the Lady Sents tournament at Magnolia High School in Anaheim. She went 4-0 in the tournament and all pins coming in the first period. She wrestled less than a period combined. Also finished the tournament as MVP.

Girls wrestling preview: Top 5 wrestlers to watch

December 02, 2016 9:47 PM

OCVarsity’s list of the top five girls wrestlers to watch in the 2016-17 season:

Lorena Egea, University: Egea finished fifth at regionals and CIF championships last year. Egea also went 1-2 at the state tournament at 131 pounds.

Karamia Guzman, Cypress: Guzman (137) finished top 12 at the state tournament last year. She also posted fourth- and fifth-place finishes at the regionals and CIF championships.

Amara Devericks, San Clemente: The sophomore, who wrestles at 189 pounds, will be looking to improve on a freshman year that saw her finish third at regionals, seventh at CIF and top 12 at the state tournament.

Gwen McDonald, Esperanza: Last year, McDonald (116) finished first at the regionals and seventh at CIF. She went 0-2 at state. Look for her to make a big jump this season.

Samantha Salas, Godinez: The senior finished fourth at regionals and fifth at CIF last year. Salas (150) finished in the top 12 at the state tournament.

Congrats to all the wrestlers as they are showing vast improvement daily.

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

Thursday 12/8
Boys Basketball Tournament @ CDM – Time TBA
Girls Soccer v Ocean View – 3:15

Friday 12/9
Boys Basketball Tournament @ CDM – Time TBA
Girls Water Polo Tournament @ Irvine – Time TBA
Boys Soccer v Pacifica – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday 12/10
Boys Basketball Tournament @ CDM – Time TBA
Girls Water Polo Tournament @ Irvine – Time TBA
Girls Soccer v Godinez @ Tustin High School – 9:20 a.m.
Boys Wrestling Tournament @ Tustin High School – 10:00 a.m.

Monday 12/12
Boys Basketball Irvine World News Tournament – 7:00 p.m.
Girls Basketball Tournament @ Tustin – 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday 12/13
Boys Basketball Irvine World News Tournament – Time TBA
Girls Soccer @ Segerstrom – 3:15
Boys Soccer v San Juan Hills – 3:15
Girls Water Polo v Garden Grove – 4:15

Wednesday 12/14
Boys Basketball Irvine World News Tournament – Time TBA
Girls Basketball Tournament @ Tustin – 4:30

*GOW – Wrestling v Beckman – 5:00

Winter GOW Schedule 2016

Sport Day Date Time Location Opponent
Wrestling Wednesday 12/14 5:00 UHS Gym Beckman
Girls Basketball Friday 1/6 5:30 UHS Gym Beckman
Boys Basketball Friday 1/6 7:00 UHS Gym Beckman
Girls Water Polo Tuesday 1/24 4:15 UHS Pool Irvine
Boys Soccer Tuesday 1/31 3:15 UHS Stadium Northwood
Girls Soccer Thursday 2/9 5:00 UHS Stadium Woodbridge

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 –
  7. Get others to do the same


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Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham
Athletic Directors
University High School


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