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
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.
Let’s take a look at how our teams are doing
After winning three straight games the Boys Varsity basketball team dropped the last two games on the road losing at Beckman and Northwood. Junior guard Alex Bray scored a season high 41 points against Beckman and continues to be one of the leading scorers in the county at 24.4 points a game. Tomorrow night the Trojans host league leading Corona del Mar at 7:00 p.m. The boys are currently in third place and are making a run at the CIF playoffs. We hope to see you out at the game on Friday, Feb. 3rd. Next week the Trojans finish the regular season with games at Irvine on Tuesday and at home on Thursday against Woodbridge. Uni defeated both teams in the first round and have beaten Woodbridge twice already this season.
Congratulations to Coach Nicole Bradshaw for being selected to coach the Orange County All Star game this year. Our girls are lucky to have such a great leader!
The Lady Trojans take first in PCL play! The girls basketball team beat Beckman last Thursday night 61-48. Four players reached double digit scoring in an all our team effort win. Karissa Shin, Kaci Blailock, and Malia Goldsmith each had 11 points and Ashley Chandler led all scores with 15 points. The ladies continued the winning streak against Northwood Tuesday night winning 54-39. This was a real battle but the lady Trojans outscored the Timberwolves in the 4th quarter 18-5. Malia Goldsmith led the charge with 20 points, Ashley Chandler added 11 points and Karissa Shin had 10 points. Tomorrow night they take on the Sea Queens of Corona del Mar at 530pm.
University shows its versatility in 5-0 triumph
January 31, 2017 8:42 PM
By DAMIAN DOTTORE
STAFF WRITER – OC Varsity.com
The University boys soccer team doesn’t have one star on its roster, Coach Martin Wallwork said, but that just makes the Trojans more difficult to defend.
“Our goals are coming from all over the place,” Wallwork said. “It’s hard to come up with a game plan against us.”
On Tuesday, five players scored for University in a 5-0 Pacific Coast League victory against visiting Northwood.
The Trojans, ranked second in CIF-SS Division 4, have scored 51 goals in 16 games this season for a 3.18 goals per game average.
“It all comes from what we do in practice, the pattern play and combination play is about freeing players,” Wallwork said.
It only took three minutes for the Trojans (14-1-1, 6-1) to take the lead. That’s when Sam Kelley spun around his mark and guided a shot inside the left post. Sebastian Hertel extended the advantage to 2-0, volleying in a throw from Evan Mouchard in the 40th minute. It was Hertel’s team-leading 12th goal of the season.
Mouchard finished with two assists.
Lee McEligot, Pedro Palmaka and Faris Qaisi scored in the second half for University.
Noah Pham gave Northwood (9-5-2, 2-3-1) its best chance to avoid being shutout in the 35th minute when took aim at the far post, but his shot was just inches wide.
The Trojans have only allowed 10 goals this season.
“That shows we are doing something right here,” Wallwork said.
Come out and support the girls today (2/2) as they take on Corona Del Mar in the Uni Stadium at 3:15. Good luck girls!
Congratulations to Kiana Ghamarifard for signing her National Letter of Intent yesterday. Kiana will be playing soccer at Boston University next year. Way to go Kiana!
Girls Water Polo:
The Girls Water Polo team will take on Irvine next Tuesday, Feb. 7th at the Woollett Aquatics Center. The Open team plays at 3:15, Varsity at 4:15 and JV at 5:15. Come out and show your support!
Our wrestling team is continuing to train and prepare for the CIF Individuals, which will be held in Temecula February 17th & 18th. We had a great showing at League Finals with a handful of our wrestlers placing in the top 3 in their weight classes, qualifying them for the CIF Individuals. Nice job!
Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletics events
(Home events in BOLD)
Thursday, February 2nd
Boys Soccer @ CDM – 3:15 p.m.
Girls Soccer v. CDM – 3:15 p.m.
Friday, February 3rd
Girls Basketball v CDM – 5:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball v CDM – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 7th
Boys Soccer v Irvine – 3:15 p.m.
Girls Water Polo @ Irvine – 3:15 p.m.
Girls Soccer @ Irvine – 5:00 p.m.
Girls Basketball @ Irvine – 5:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball @ Irvine – 7:00 p.m.
Winter GOW Schedule 2016
|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:
- Attend the games
- Wear UNI clothing or colors to the games
- Attend the GOWs
- Support the Trojan Army so we can put on events and give aways at big games
- Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics
- Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com
- Get others to do the same
Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham
University High School