TROJAN THURSDAY 4/20/17

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

Athletic Summer Camps: Brochure available online at www.universityhigh.org/athletics

Athletic Clearance for 2017-2018: Complete the online clearance process at www.athleticclearance.com. Upload your physical to the website (Physicals should be completed AFTER May 1st, 2017) and then bring the confirmation page to the athletic office to receive athletic ID.

Spring Sports

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

Baseball:

Last Friday our boys fell to Northwood by a final of 11-3. Northwood jumped out to a 1-0 lead. The Trojans responded in the third inning scoring 3 runs to take a 3-1 lead. Steven Rea walked with the bases loaded and John Rizzo singled to plate another run. Northwood’s bats came alive late in the game and they scored 10 unanswered runs to take the game. Jake Rome led the offense with two hits. As a team we pounded out 7 hits on the day.

On Tuesday our Baseball team was hit with the bug that has been going around. Playing shorthanded our boys battled Woodbridge. Through 4 2/3 Innings the score was 3-0 and then a big inning for Woodbridge extended the score to 9-0. Offensively Kahi Rodrigues, Tristan Lucas, Steven Rea, John Rizzo, and Jackson Muniz all had hits for the Trojans. Farbod Markazi competed well on the mound pitching 4.2 innings. Eddie Dunn also threw well pitching 2.1 innings of work.

Our boys will play tonight (4/20) at Windrow Park for a 6:00 game. Our boys will look to win the series as each team has one win through the first two matchups. Go Get Em Baseball!

Softball:

Softball will be taking on Woodbridge today (4/20) at Bill Barber Park. JV plays at 3:30 and Varsity plays at 5:30. Good luck girls!

Boys Lacrosse:

The boys lacrosse team is currently fighting for third place in the Pacific Coast League. Beckman and Northwood are 1 and 2 respectively. Only three games remain for the 2017 season. If the team can finish strong they will surely end this campaign as one of the top teams in the league.

Yesterday the team played at Sage Hill, defeating the lightning 12-4. Captains, Omar Salah (sr) and Nick Khamseh (jr) each had 6 goals and 4 assists. It was a spirited game played by both teams.  Uni lead from start to finish with stronger play at every position.

Girls Swimming:

The Uni girls Varsity swim team was beaten by CDM yesterday, 95-74, while the JV and Open division girls were victorious. Sixteen total swimmers were missing from the meet for various reasons leading to a painful loss to the Sea Queens. Freshman Kate Weiland won the 200 IM and was second in the 100 breaststroke, Junior Alondra Ortiz won the 100 backstroke and was second in the 100 fly.  Sophomore Marian Lu had the biggest time drop of the meet with a 3.52 second drop in the 100 fly. Anne Jang was third in the 50 free and the 100 breast. The 400 free relay team of Claire and Anne Jang, Weiland and Ortiz dropped their CIF consideration time in that event to 3:52.77.

This weekend the Varsity swimmers will be participating in the 45th Annual Foothill Swim Games hosted by Foothill HS in Tustin. Prelims for the girls are Friday afternoon with the top 16 in each event making it back to finals on Saturday.

Next week Uni hosts Irvine HS in the last dual meet of the season. It will be Senior Day, time to recognize the graduating senior swimmers. Please come on over to the pool to support the team and wish the seniors well.  Good luck, girls!

Boys Swimming:

The boys are participating in the foothill swim games hosted by Foothill High School today, April 20th and this Saturday, April 21st. Best of luck boys!

Track & Field:

Girls track was up against Northwood last week, with only our Varsity athletes competing. We had some strong performances up against tough Northwood squad. Daria Shkel won the 300m hurdles and placed 2nd in the 100m hurdles, Paige Metayer won both the 400 and 800m and was 2nd in the triple jump, Leyna Wood and Lauryn Wood placed 1st and 3rd in the 100m dash, Harini Venkataganesh placed 2nd in the discus, Sara Sussman was 2nd in the 400m, Lauryn Wood was 2nd in the 200m, and Lexi Robertson placed 3rd in the long jump. We also won the 4x100m relay. We have a dual meet against CDM this Thursday, and we have our top athletes competing at the OC Track Championships in Mission Viejo this weekend where we look forward to some big performances. GO UNI!

Last Friday the Varsity Boys went up against Northwood here at Uni. We suffered another loss but still had some stellar performances. Some of our best performances came from Ryan Duffy in the 1600, Harry Baker and Juan Rodriquez in the long jump, Jeremy Koo in the 400, Harry Baker and Farris Qaisi in the 100 and 200, Sam Kamerman  in the high jump, Raja Batra and Ryan Liang in the 3200, Austin Kim in the shot and disc. Both of our relay teams were victorious over Northwood. This week we are up against CDM at CDM. Go Trojan Track and Field!

Boys Tennis:

The Uni boys tennis team moved to 6-0 in league play and 12 and 2 overall defeating Beckman high 14 to 4.  Captain Jake Yoon and freshmen Soomin Lee swept all three sets at second doubles.  Leo Krapp and Cameron Sepahi also won their two sets playing 1st doubles.  The boys are back in action today when they take on CdM at home.

Boys Volleyball:

Boys Volleyball will be taking on Northwood tomorrow, April 21st.  The game is at Northwood, FS & JV play at 4:00 p.m. and Varsity will follow at approximately 5:15 p.m.  Come out and support!

Girls Lacrosse:

The Lady Trojans had a rough week, playing to a loss against both Beckman and CdM.  Despite the two losses, the team sits third in league and hopes to secure that place with two strong finishes against league underdogs Irvine and cross town rivals Woodbridge.  During this week, Sr. Ashlyn Wang and Jr. Ashley Chandler both scored 4 goals, leading the team.  In two truly amazong displays, So. Goalie Grace Caceros saved 14 shots against Beckman and an amazing 19 shots against CdM.  This coming week, for the conclusion of league play, the team takes on Woodbridge on Thursday.  This game carries a lot of significance: it is the team’s GOW, it is our Senior Night, and it is the last league match of the year, so come out and support—4:00 PM, Thursday, in the stadium!  See you there!

Boys Golf:

As we come to our last week of golf season, I can’t but only be optimistic for our very young team.  We battled every match and never gave up.  Most importantly, the team has improved in every facet of the game this year!  The team’s average dropped 10 strokes from start of the season to 208.  Because we play in arguably the toughest leagues in Orange County, 208 will not win many matches but we would be Top 3 in any other league!  Next week, we finish our season with back to back matches against Irvine at Oak Creek and Woodbridge at Strawberry Farms. Come support our team this Thursday at Strawberry Farms at our GOW against CMD!  Tee Time is 3pm!Go Trojans!!!

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

(Home events in BOLD)

Thursday, April 20th
Boys Swimming @ Foothill High School – Time TBA
**GOW**Boys Golf v Corona Del Mar @ Strawberry Farms – 3:00
Track & Field @ Corona Del Mar – 3:00
Boys Tennis v Corona Del Mar – 3:15
Softball v Woodbridge @ Bill Barber Park – 5:30
Baseball v Woodbridge @ Windrow Park – 6:00 p.m.

Friday, April 21st
Girls Swimming – Foothill Games – Time TBA
Boys Volleyball @ Northwood – 5:15 p.m.

Saturday, April 22nd
Boys & Girls Swimming @ Foothill High School – Time TBA
Track & Field @ Mission Viejo (OC Champs) – 9:00 a.m.

Monday, April 24th
Boys Tennis @ Northwood – 3:15
Softball v Irvine – 3:30
Girls Lacrosse @ Irvine – 6:00 p.m.
Boys Lacrosse v Irvine – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 25th
Boys Golf v Irvine @ Oak Creek Golf Course
Boys Tennis @ Irvine – 3:15
Baseball @ Beckman – 3:30
Boys Volleyball v Corona Del Mar – 5:15

Wednesday, April 26th
Boys Tennis – Ojai Valley Tournament – Time TBA
Boys Golf v Woodbridge @ Strawberry Farms – 3:00
Track & Field v Irvine – 3:00 p.m.
Swimming v Irvine – 3:15
Softball v Northwood – 3:30
Boys Lacrosse @ Woodbridge – 4:45 p.m.

Spring GOW Schedule 2017

Sport Day Date Time Location Opponent
Boys Tennis Tuesday 3/21 3:15 UHS Tennis Courts Beckman
Boys Lacrosse Wednesday 3/29 4:00 Football Stadium Woodbridge
Swim Wednesday 4/12 3:15 UHS Pool Northwood
Softball Monday 4/17 3:30 UHS Softball Field Beckman
Boys Golf Thursday 4/20 3:00 Strawberry Farms CDM
Girls Lacrosse Thursday 4/27 4:00 Football Stadium Woodbridge
Boys Volleyball Tuesday 5/2 5:15 UHS Gym Woodbridge
Track & Field Friday 5/5 4:00 UHS Stadium League Finals
Baseball Thursday 5/11 3:30 UHS Baseball Field Irvine

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 always 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 – https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com
  7. Get others to do the same

GO TROJANS!

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Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham
Athletic Directors
University High School

 

TROJAN THURSDAY 4/13/17

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

The Athletics Summer Camp Brochure will be released tomorrow, April 14th.  Check out the brochure on the Uni website: www.universityhigh.org/athletics.

Athletic Clearance for 2017 -2018: Any athletes planning on attending summer camp or participating in a fall sport need to get their Athletic ID Cards for the 2017 – 2018 school year no later than June 9th.  Physicals must be dated AFTER May 1, 2017 to be accepted.  Detailed instructions can be found on the Uni athletics website: www.universityhigh.org/athletics.

A big Congratulations to our Girls Basketball Coach, Nicole Bradshaw and our Boys and Girls Soccer coaches, Martin Carrington and Nacho Cid.  All three coaches have been selected to coach this year’s Orange County All Star Games for Girls Basketball, Boys Soccer and Girls Soccer.  This is a huge accomplishment for these coaches.  Way to go!

Spring Sports

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

Baseball:

Our Trojan Baseball team played an exciting game on Tuesday v Northwood. Our boys got out to an early 1-0 lead as Andie Masotto led off with a hit and stole second base. Nick Wetzel drove him in. Northwood responded and tied the score at 1 in the third inning. Both teams had several opportunities to score in the middle innings but the score remained 1-1 until the 6th inning. In the 6th Northwood scored 3 times to push the score to 4-1. David Schlomovits pitched 6 very strong innings for the Trojans but in the end we could not push enough runs across. The final score was 4-1. Our boys will battle it out with Northwood again on Friday at 3:30. This game will be played at Northwood. Good Luck Baseball!

Softball:

Come out and support the Uni Girls Softball team today (4/13) for their league game against Northwood. Both Varsity and JV play at 3:30 on the Softball Fields. On Monday, April 17th, come out for the girls GOW!!! They will be playing Beckman at 3:30 on the Uni Softball Fields. Hope to see you there!

Boys Lacrosse:

The University Boy’s Varsity Lacrosse team is currently in 3rd place in the Pacific Coast League and had a great week of lacrosse.

On Monday they played Irvine HS under the lights at IHS. It was a dominant performance from start to finish for the Trojans winning 13-2. Senior captain Isaiah Bonnafoux won 90% of his face offs and tallied 7 goals and 1 assist. Junior captain Nick Khamseh had a record night with 3 goals and 10 assists.  Rustin Sorat played amazing in the goal.

On Wednesday Uni played at #2 Northwood. It was a better contest, but Uni had too many unforced errors that NHS capitalized on and eventually won the game. Uni’s defense started slow, the offense started too fast and team chemistry was at a low. This added up to a 17-7 defeat.

University lacrosse has definitely improved and this year’s team has been a pleasure to coach.

Girls Swimming:

The Uni swim team returned after break for a tough GOW meet against cross town rival Northwood and came up short, the Varsity girls losing 95 to 75, although both the JV and open girls won their divisions. A few bright spots in the meet were the Varsity 200 Medley relay (Alondra Ortiz, Kate Weiland, Claire Jang, Anne Jang) and the 200 Free relay (A.Jang, Leila Mirsafian, Vanessa Yang, C.Jang) turning in season best times, with the free relay taking first place. Senior captain Anne Jang was a double individual event winner in the 50 free and the 100 backstroke, with a season best CIF consideration time in the backstroke.   She and Ortiz went 1-2 in that event;  Claire Jang and Ortiz went 1-2 in the 100 fly.

Next week will be busy with a dual meet away at Corona del Mar on Wednesday, and the always competitive Foothill Swim Games on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Good luck girls!

Boys Swimming:

The boys travel to Corona Del Mar next Wednesday (4/19) for a league meet.  The boys will also be competing in the Foothill Games on Thursday and Saturday.  Good luck boys!

Track & Field:

UNI Track competed at the prestigious Arcadia Invitational on Saturday, April 8th. This is the first time we have ever had sprinters qualify for this meet. Senior Harry Baker broke the school record in the 200m running an impressive 22.27! Here is a picture of our 4x100m relay team who also raced today: Darius Outland, Harry Baker, Faris Qaisi, and Jeremy Koo. Please congratulate Harry and these boys on this awesome accomplishment. Go Uni Track and Field!

Today, Thursday, April 13th the track team will be taking on Northwood at the Uni Stadium, come out and support!

Track 04.13.17

Boys Tennis:

The boys varsity tennis team defeated Irvine high 16 to 2 in their first match after Spring Break.  The boys are now 11-2 overall and 5-0 in PCL play.  Currently the Trojans are the #1 ranked team in Orange County and #3 in the CIF Southern Section.  The boys will be back in action on Thursday (4/13) at Northwood.

Boys Volleyball:

This past Tuesday the Trojan Boys Volleyball Team played Northwood in a league match at home. The varsity and frosh/Soph teams both were victorious in what was a exciting matchup. Frosh/soph won the match in 3 sets, while varsity won in 4. The varsity team came out swinging and recorded a total of 65 kills on the match with huge contributions from Alhasan Hussein (21 kills and 7 blocks), Aiden Wolf-Neilson (15 kills), Nick Lui (10 kills) and Jack Wirth (9 kills and 4 blocks). The offense was conducted by setter Christian Beltran who racked up a team high 56 assists along with 18 digs.

Friday, April 14th your Trojan Boys Volleyball team is host to inner league rival Irvine High. Jv and Frosh/Soph start play at 4pm, Varsity will play following the Jv match on center court (roughly 5:30pm). The Boys volleyball team needs you and your school spirit as we are seeking back to back league wins!! GO TROJANS!!

Girls Lacrosse:

Girls Lacrosse has had an amazing season thus far.  Sitting in 3rd place in league, the Lady Trojans have defeated Northwood, Woodbridge, and Irvine, dropping matches only to league powerhouses CDM and Beckman.  Both of those losses were only by three goals, which is remarkable for the program.  Fresh off a 21-3 victory yesterday, 4/12, over Northwood, the Girls are looking forward to their Senior Game this Friday (4/14) against Sage Hill in the stadium, so come out and support the team, especially the Seniors, and watch some amazing lacrosse.

Some fun facts about this year: Senior Ashlyn Wang is currently #2 in league for goals scored with an impressive 50 goals in only 8 games!  This also puts Ms. Wang in the top 50 nationwide for goals scored.  Senior Raeann Artim is also one of the top scorers with 21 goals so far.   To put this in perspective, the national average for goals scored is only 8.  Other top goal scorers include Senior Honia Mohtashami (16), Senior Anneke Gustafson (12), Senior Amanda Shubin (11), and Junior Ashley Chandler (11).  Senior Amanda Shubin and Junior Ashley Chandler lead the team in ground ball control, scooping up 18 and 23 loose balls respectively.  Senior Phoebe Solomon and Junior Kaylor Chott are keeping the pressure on with groundballs as well, recovering 11 each.  Last and definitely not least, Sophomore Goalie (and first year Varsity player) Grace Caceros is above the national average in save percentage, which is a key factor in the success of the team.  This is a fantastic season for Girls Lacrosse and it is quickly coming to a close, so take the time to come out and watch a match!

Boys Golf:

The boys will be competing against Portola High School today, Thursday (4/13) at Strawberry Farms.  On Tuesday (4/18) the boys will be traveling to Tustin Ranch Golf Course for their match against Beckman High School.  Good luck boys!

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

(Home events in BOLD)

Thursday, April 13th
Track & Field v Northwood – 3:15 p.m.
Boys Golf v Portola @ Strawberry Farms – 3:00 p.m.
Boys Tennis @ Northwood – 3:15 p.m.
Softball v Northwood – 3:30 p.m.

Friday, April 14th
Baseball @ Northwood – 3:30 p.m.
Girls Lacrosse v Sage Hill – 5:00 p.m.
Boys Volleyball v Irvine – 5:15 p.m.

Monday, April 17th
**GOW**Softball v Beckman – 3:30 p.m.
Girls Lacrosse @ Beckman – 4:00 p.m.
Boys Lacrosse v Beckman – 4:00 p.m.
Boys Tennis v Beckman – 3:15 p.m.

Tuesday, April 18th
Boys Golf v Beckman @ Tustin Ranch Golf Course – 3:00 p.m.
Softball @ Corona Del mar – 3:30 p.m.
Baseball v Woodbridge – 3:30 p.m.
Boys Volleyball v Beckman – 5:15 p.m.

Wednesday, April 19th
Swimming @ Corona Del Mar – 3:15 p.m.
Girls Lacrosse v Corona Del Mar – 4:00 p.m.
Boys Lacrosse @ Sage Hill – 4:00 p.m.

Spring GOW Schedule 2017

Sport Day Date Time Location Opponent
Boys Tennis Tuesday 3/21 3:15 UHS Tennis Courts Beckman
Boys Lacrosse Wednesday 3/29 4:00 Football Stadium Woodbridge
Swim Wednesday 4/12 3:15 UHS Pool Northwood
Softball Monday 4/17 3:30 UHS Softball Field Beckman
Boys Golf Thursday 4/20 3:00 Strawberry Farms CDM
Girls Lacrosse Thursday 4/27 4:00 Football Stadium Woodbridge
Boys Volleyball Tuesday 5/2 5:15 UHS Gym Woodbridge
Track & Field Friday 5/5 4:00 UHS Stadium League Finals
Baseball Thursday 5/11 3:30 UHS Baseball Field Irvine

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 always 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 – https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com
  7. Get others to do the same

GO TROJANS!

uni logo

Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham
Athletic Directors
University High School