Happy New Year!

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.

Trojan Army Day – Tomorrow (1/6) is Trojan Army day at school. Please encourage your student to wear their Trojan Army shirt to school tomorrow as we get everyone pumped up for our Winter sports assembly and Pack the Gym night.

PACK THE GYM NIGHT – This is one of the best traditions we have here at UNI. Come on out to our gym to support our basketball teams at “Pack the Gym Night.”  Girls game is at 5:30 with the boys at 7. The gym will literally be packed with Trojan Spirit tomorrow night. Hope you can join us at this exciting event. To get an idea of the energy of Pack the Gym click the link below.


Winter Sports

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

Boys Basketball:

Tomorrow night (1/6) the Boys Varsity Basketball team opens league play against Beckman here at Uni at 7:00 p.m.  It is Pack the Gym night and we hope to see you there.  Tonight (Thursday, Jan. 5th) the Trojans host South Bay power Mira Costa at 7:00 p.m. in the gym.

Over Christmas break the Trojans defeated Woodbridge, San Clemente, and Legacy High School from Florida.  The boys participated in the KSA Holiday Tournament at the ESPN sports Complex in Orlando Florida.  The boys had a great time visiting the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom theme parks.  Last night the Trojans fell on the road to highly ranked Sonora.  Junior guards Alex Bray and Kevin Yahampath continue to lead the team.   Bray is one of the leading scorers in the county averaging 24.6 points a game while Yahampath is scoring 16.4 points and dishing out 7.4 assists per game.

Girls Basketball:

The girl’s basketball team finished off the preseason with an amazing tournament championship trophy. With wins over Palo Verde, Indio, Mark Keppel and Yucca Valley, the lady Trojans were the Shadow Hills High School tournament champions. Malia Goldsmith was named to the All-tournament team and senior Kaci Blailock was named the tournament MVP. Uni opens league play tomorrow night (1/6) at Uni against Beckman at 530pm.

Boys Soccer:

Tied Kennedy 1-1
Goal: Luis Moros
Assist: Luis Moros (he was fouled for the free kick that he scored from)

Beat Esperanza 3-1
Goals: Sebastian Hertel 2, Darious Abdollahi
Assists : Darious Abdollahi, Kian Mohseni, Sebastian Hertel

Beat Rancho Alamitos 5-1
Goals: Sam Kelley 3, Pedro Palmaka 2
Assists : Daniel Moreno , Evan Mouchard, Milan Allister, Pedro Palmaka 2

Record is now 8-0-1
Undefeated going into league

Girls Soccer:

The girls soccer team is getting ready to start league today (1/5) with a 3:15 pm game against Beckman. All the players are starting to play the best they have played all season and we are excited to try and achieve our team goal to finish 1st or 2nd in league. We will do all that we can to accomplish this goal.  Good luck girls!

Girls Water Polo:

The Girls start league today (1/5) with a 4:15 home game against Beckman. Come out and support!  Best of luck girls!


Congrats to the Wrestling team for another league win. 68-9 Win over Northwood. Ethan Maniss, Nicholas Dianger and Max Hertz lead the way.  The wrestling team will be competing in tournaments this weekend and will be taking on Corona Del Mar next Wednesday, at CDM.

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

(Home events in BOLD)

Thursday, January 5th
Girls Soccer v. Beckman – 3:15 p.m.
Girls Water Polo v. Beckman – 4:15 p.m.
Boys Soccer v. Beckman @ Tustin High School – 7:00 p.m.
Boys Basketball v. Mira Costa – 7:00 p.m.

Friday, January 6th
Wrestling Tournament @ Nogales High School – 10:00 a.m.
Girls Basketball v. Beckman – 5:30 p.m.  *Pack the Gym Night!*
Boys Basketball v. Beckman – 7:00 p.m.   *Pack the Gym Night!*

Saturday, January 7th
Wrestling Tournament @ Nogales High School – 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, January 10th
Girls Soccer v. Northwood – 3:15 p.m.
Boys Soccer @ Northwood – 3:15 p.m.
Girls Water Polo v. Northwood – 4:15 p.m.
Girls Basketball v. Northwood – 5:30 p.m.  *Pink Out Game!*
Boys Basketball v. Northwood – 7:00 p.m.  *Pink Out Game!*

Wednesday, January 11th
Wrestling @ Corona Del Mar – 6:00 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


UNI Athletics small

Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham
Athletic Directors
University High School



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