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.

Upcoming Events:

1/6/17 – Girls Basketball GOW – 5:30 p.m. – Scan in for 4 points

1/6/17 – Boys Basketball GOW – 7:00 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 play on Monday in the So Cal elite/Gary Raya classic by defeating Long Beach Cabrillo 64-54. Junior guard Alex Bray led the way with 26 points while senior guard Joe Christensen added 15 points.  Junior guard Kevin Yahampath just missed a triple/double recording ten points, ten assists, and eight steals.  Last night (12/14) the Trojans fell to highly rated El Toro 73-50.  Tomorrow the boys travel to El Dorado High School for a 5:30 tipoff against league rival Woodbridge. Last Saturday the Trojans played their best game of the season defeating Trabuco Hills 97-83. Bray led the way with 32 points, Yahampath had 24 and senior forward Ryan Pham added 22. Each of the three made four three-pointers. The Trojans travel after Christmas to play in the KSA Holiday Events Tournament at the ESPN Sports Center in Orlando Florida.

Girls Basketball:

The Uni Girls have been playing hard in their tournaments this week. They will be practicing and playing in tournaments over the winter break to gear up for their league games starting the first week of January.  Come out and support the Girls in their GOW on January 6th at 5:30 in the Uni Gym.

Boys Soccer:

Boys Soccer beat Pacifica 2-1 on Friday night in front of a packed stadium to move to 4-0 on the year.  Goals by Luis Moros and Pedro Palmaka. Assists by Pedro Palmaka and Sam Kelley.  Jimmy Choi with 2 saves.

Beat San Juan Hills yesterday to move to 5 and 0 on the year. In a great performance we put out 21 shots on goal. Final score was 4-0.  Goals by Pedro Palmaka 2, Shahin Khalogli and Sebastian Hertel.  Assists by Pedro Palmaka, Sebastian Hertel, Darious Abdollahi and Luis Moros.  Jimmy Choi with the shutout and 2 saves.

Uni is now ranked #6 in the division. Luis Moros leads the county in total points with 8 and is second in the county with his 6 goals.  Pedro Palmaka is ranked #15 in the county with 4 goals and 3 assists.

We go back to work on Friday at 3:15 in Trojan Stadium against Crean Lutheran.

Girls Soccer:

The Uni Girls Soccer team has had a very successful season thus far. On Thursday (12/8), all three teams defeated Ocean View High School at home and on Tuesday (12/13) the Uni girls came out ahead of Segerstrom with Varsity winning 3-0.  The girls will be taking on San Juan Hills today at Uni, all three games will be played at 3:15.  Come out and support!

Girls Water Polo:

Uni girls water polo play Long Beach Poly in a non-league game today (Dec 15th) at our home pool, Varsity at 4pm. The lady Trojans also beat visiting Garden Grove on Tuesday (Dec 13th) 10-4 with Angela Yan (sophomore) leading the way with 3 goals. Last weekend the team concluded the Irvine El Nino tournament with a record of 2-2 while beating San Diego’s Rancho Buena Vista and losing to La Jolla of San Diego on Friday, then on Saturday posting a victory over St. Lucy’s of the Inland Empire and finally coming up short to the Irvine H.S. by 2 goals. From Freshman to Senior, the girls are working hard, having fun, bonding with each other and improving tremendously.


Congrats to the Wrestling team for their 5th place finish in the Tustin Invite.  Ethan Maniss and Jordan Elam took home the Championship, while Marcel Isaksson took 3rd.  Kaimen Anderson, Sebastian Corona and Hans Valdez all took home 4th place. Overall was an outstanding day as the boys look to improve weekly!!

Congrats to Lorena Egea for winning the Lady Saints tournament at Santa Ana High School, She improves to 9-0.

Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletics events

(Home events in BOLD)

Thursday 12/15
Girls Basketball Tournament @ Tustin – 3:00 P.M.
Girls Soccer v San Juan Hills – 3:15 P.M.
Girls Water Polo v Long Beach Poly – 4:15 P.M.

Friday 12/16
Boys Wrestling Tournament @ Brea Olinda High – 8:00 A.M.
Boys Soccer v Crean Lutheran – 3:15 P.M.
Boys Basketball Tournament @ El Dorado – 5:30 P.M.

Saturday 12/17
Girls Basketball Tournament @ Tustin – Time TBA
Boys Wrestling Tournament @ Brea Olinda – Time TBA
Boys Basketball Tournament – Location & Time TBA

Tuesday 12/20
Boys Soccer @ Kennedy – 3:00 P.M.
Girls Basketball @ Tustin – 6:00 P.M.

Thursday 12/22
Boys Soccer v Esperanza – 10:00 a.m.

Monday 12/26
Girls Basketball Tournament – Knights Winter Classic – Indio – Time TBA

Tuesday 12/27 – Thursday 12/29
Girls Basketball Tournament – Knights Winter Classic – Indio – Time TBA
Girls Soccer Tournament @ Sunny Hills – Time TBA
Boys Basketball Tournament – Orlando, FL – Time TBA

Friday 12/30
Boys Basketball Tournament – Orlando, FL – Time TBA

Tuesday 1/3
Girls Soccer v Laguna Beach – 5:00 P.M.
Boys Soccer v Rancho Alamitos – 7:00 P.M.

Wednesday 1/4
Wrestling v Northwood – 6:00 P.M.
Boys Basketball @ Sonora – 7:00 P.M.

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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