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.

University HS is offering the Practice PSAT. This is a standardized test that provides first hand practice for the SAT. The test date is Saturday, February 4th. Check in is at 7:30 with the test starting at 8:00 in the MPR. This test includes multiple choice tests in Critical reading, math, and writing. Test results are given to show your strengths and weaknesses as you prepare for the SAT.

Registration for this test is January 24th –February 3rd (until the end of lunch) at the SAC.
Walk-in (cash only) will be accepted on February 4th on a space-available basis.
The cost for this test is $20. Check or cash. Make checks payable to University High School.
For more information, please visit the College and Career Center.


Winter Sports

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

Boys Basketball:

Tuesday night the Boys Varsity Basketball team won their third straight game defeating Irvine 67-62. Alex Bray scored 24 points while Joe Christensen playing point guard instead of Kevin Yahampath, who was out sick, added 19 points including two clutch free throws in the final minute to preserve the victory.

Last Thursday the Trojans beat Woodbridge for the second time this season posting a stellar defensive effort

In defeating the Warriors 63-38 at Woodbridge.  Kevin Yahampath led the way with 19 points while Mitchell Kauker contributed 14 points and recorded eight steals.  On January 16, the boys participated in Coach Mikey’s Longshot Challenge at Costa Mesa High to benefit pediatric Cancer Research. Uni overcame a twenty point deficit to defeat Capo Valley Christian 67-63.  Ryan Pham scored 22 while Alex Bray added 18 points. Tonight, (1/26) the Trojans travel to Beckman to start the second round of Pacific Coast League play.  Tipoff is 7:00 p.m. Uni defeated Beckman 80-72 in the first round.  The Trojans are currently 3-2 in league play.

Girls Basketball:

The Lady Trojans bounced back with a win over Irvine Tuesday night after a lost to Woodbridge last week.  The girls basketball team is currently tied for first place with a record of 4-1 as round one of league comes to a close. Kaci Blailock led all scores with 17 points and 10 rebounds against Irvine, while Malia Goldsmith added 14 points.

Boys Soccer:

In the last two weeks we have played 3 games. We lost our first game this year going down at home 2-1 to CDM with the winning goal coming in the final minute!  Our goal was from Luis Moros with the assist from Kian Mohseni.   That took our record to 10-1-1.

We rebounded well against Woodbridge winning 3-1.  Goals from Darius Abdollahi and Sebastian Hertel. Assists from Lee McEligot, Darius Abdollahi and Sam Kelley.

We then beat Irvine 5-0 handing them their biggest loss of the year.  Goals from Darious Abdollahi, Sebastian Hertel, Luis Moros and Pedro Palmaka. Assists from Luis Moros, Pedro Palmaka, Sebastian Hertel, Jeremy Koo.  Jimmy Choi with his 5th shutout.

We end the first round of league at 4-1 and 12-1-1 overall. Good enough to be ranked #3 in the division and #15 in southern section.

We have 4 players in the top 15 in county for points:
Sebass Hertel with 10 goals 6 assists
Luis Moros with 9 and 7
Pedro Palmaka with 8 and 7
Darious Abdollahi with 7 and 7

The boys will be taking on Beckman today (1/26) in the Uni Stadium at 3:15. Good luck boys!

Girls Soccer:

The Girls Soccer team has had an amazing season so far.  We are 12-4-2.  We have scored 48 goals giving us a 2.66 goals per game average and only have given up 21 goals which is about 1 goal per game average.  The most impressive part about the team is the attractive possessing style soccer that makes all the games attractive to watch.  The team has put themselves in a position to contest for the league championship.  We have only 5 league games left and the next three are extremely important.  Please come cheer on the team on February 2nd as we welcome undefeated #4 in OC Corona Del Mar.

Girls Water Polo:

The Girls Water Polo team travels today (1/26) to Beckman for a 4:15 Varsity match. The Open team plays at 3:15 and the JV team plays at 5:15.  Good luck girls!


Congrats to Jordan Elam for claiming the Jaguar classic Championship.
Also Hans Valdez and Jack Hausam for finishing 3rd.
Ethan Maniss and Ethan Chin for finishing 5th.

Lorena Egea for taking 2nd only losing to the #1 ranked wrestler in California.
Congrats last night to the team for Beating Woodbridge 39-37.

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

(Home events in BOLD)

Thursday, January 26th
Boys Soccer v Beckman – 3:15 p.m.
Girls Soccer @ Beckman – 3:15 p.m.
Girls Water Polo @ Beckman – 4:15 p.m.
Girls Basketball @ Beckman – 5:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball @ Beckman – 7:00 p.m.

Friday, January 27th  
Girls Water Polo Tournament @ Ocean View – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 28th  
Boys Wrestling – League Finals @ Irvine – Time TBA
Girls Water Polo Tournament @ Ocean View – Time TBA

Tuesday, January 31st
***GOW***Boys Soccer v Northwood – 3:15 p.m.
Girls Soccer @ Northwood – 3:15 p.m.
Girls Water Polo @ Northwood – 4:15 p.m.
Girls Basketball @ Northwood – 5:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball @ Northwood – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 1st
Girls Water Polo v Corona Del Mar – 4:15 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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