TROJAN THURSDAY 4/27/17

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.   We will begin printing cards for next year on May 15th.

Congratulations to Bella Oldham who just committed to play volleyball for Johnson and Wales University next year! Way to go Bella!

Spring Sports

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

Baseball:

The baseball team fell to Woodbridge last Thursday night by a final of 9-5. Woodbridge jumped out to a 5-0 lead and our boys responded by putting up 3 runs in the 4th inning. A great play with two runners on by Woodbridge ended the rally. Jake Rome and Jackson LoBianco each drove in a run. John Rizzo made several nice plays at third base.

On Tuesday the baseball team battled Beckman who is the #5 ranked team in Orange County. Beckman scored 4 in the first to take a 4-0 lead. UNI responded by scoring 3 in the second led by Cor Biase, Jake Rome, and Andie Masotto RBIs. The Trojans had runners on second and third in the last inning but could not push the runs across to tie the game.

On Friday Beckman will travel to UNI for the third game of the series. Game time is at 3:30.

Softball:

Softball heads to Beckman today (4/27) for a league game. JV and VR both play at 3:30 p.m. Good luck girls!

Boys Lacrosse:

Last night the University Trojans Boy’s Lacrosse team played Woodbridge at Portola HS. The game was one to remember. It was WHS senior night, but the Trojans were looking to make it their game and night. Uni opened up the scoring, stunning the majority WHS crowd, With a rip from outside by Sophomore Oliver Kubit. The Warriors would answer back with two goals, but at the end of the first it would be tied 2-2. The second quarter would be similar. Freshmen Phat Nyugen, who also plays football, had a crucial goal early in the quarter to spark the offense. At halftime the teams would be tied 4-4.  The second half would be some of the best lacrosse seen in Orange County all season, aggressive, efficient, hard fought lacrosse. Both teams were playing at their best. The game came down to the last minutes of the game. WHS was up 6-5 as the fourth quarter began, but scored quickly to go up 7-5.  Then another goal, now 8-5 warriors. Uni showed resilience and dug deep on defense and was rewarded with a scoring spree. After two Trojan goals by junior captain Nick Khamseh (5 goals 2 assist) at 4:28 and  3:07, it was a one goal game. There was hope. Uni had to get the bell back, they had to pressure the warriors and get a turn over. With under two minutes left in the game, the warriors would be challenged, but broke the pressure and added a security goal with 42 seconds on the clock, making it 9-7.  Senior long stick midfielder Tre Salvador would add a goal with 24 seconds left and was possibly fouled in the attempt, which would have given uni the goal and the ball with time in the clock to time it, but the flag was waved off. It was a truly exciting game and finish.

Girls Swimming:

The girls swim team has had several important meets since the last update.

Last weekend, the Varsity girls participated in the annual Foothill Swim Games, an invitational meet attracting many of the fastest teams in all divisions in Orange County. This was a two day, prelims and finals meet. Uni girls finished 10th out of 15 teams and only 1 point behind Orange Lutheran in 9th place.

There were many outstanding performances at this meet. The 200 Medley and 400 Free relays lowered their CIF consideration times, with the 400 free relay team of Anne Iwata, Vanessa Yang, Alondra Ortiz and Kate Weiland coming in with a season best time by 3.5 seconds at 3:49.26. In prelims, Junior Jennifer Tseng had a 6.4 second drop in the 200 freestyle, and freshman Weiland had a 3 second drop in the 200 IM.  Anne and Claire Jang, Vanessa Yang and Leila Mirsafian all had nice drops in their 50 freestyle times. Junior Alondra Ortiz swam a lifetime best 58.99 in the 100 fly and senior Erika Ervoes had a 1.5 second drop for a season best time in the 100 fly as well. Claire Jang had a 2 second drop in the 100 freestyle, hitting a CIF consideration time of 53.79, also a season best., Angela Yan had a 4 second drop in the 500 free, and all 4 Uni backstrokers, Ortiz, Marian Lu, Tseng and Madi Wakita all had time drops in the 100 backstroke, with Ortiz lowering her CIF consideration time for a season best 59.76.  Wieland, A.Jang and Monica Tang all dropped at least 2 seconds in the 100 breaststroke with Weiland and Jang earning season best CIF consideration times of 1:08.18 and 1:08.48 respectively.

The top 16 swimmers in each event returned for finals on Saturday with Ortiz finishing 10th in the 100 fly and the 100 back with the exact same time of 59.17 in both, Claire Jang finishing 12th the 100 free, and Wieland finishing 14th in the 100 breaststroke. Anne Jang also qualified for finals but was unable to attend. The three relays finished 11th, 15th and 12th.

Yesterday, in the last dual meet of the season, the varsity girls fell to Irvine HS by a score of 108-62. The seniors on the team, Chandlyr Denaro, Erika Ervoes, Anne Jang, Jacinda Kao, Annie Lee, Celine Nie, Madi Wakita, Vanessa Yang, and Diana Zhang were honored during the meet along with their parents.

Next up for swimming is the Pacific Coast League Championships, held this year at Beckman HS. Girls prelims are Tuesday, boys prelims Wed, and combined finals for the top 16 swimmers in each event will be Friday afternoon.  Good luck girls!

Boys Swimming:

Boys Swimming is ranked #2 in Orange County! Good job boys! The Swimming Pacific Coast League Championships will be held next week. Boys prelims are on Wednesday (5/3) and finals are on Friday (5/5) at Beckman High School. Good luck boys!

BOYS SWIMMING O.C. Dual Meet Top 10 1. Northwood 2. University 3. Santa Margarita 4. Mater Dei 5. Dana Hills 6. Foothill 7. Newport Harbor 8. Los Alamitos 9. Aliso Niguel 10. Tesoro

Track & Field:

Girls track had a great showing at the Orange County Championships this past weekend. Paige Metayer had a huge come from behind win in the 800m with a new personal best time of 2:12.85. This now ranks her #11 in the state and #1 in CIF Southern Section. In addition, Daria Shkel finished 7th in the county for the 300m hurdles, Cecilia Langlois placed 3rd in the county for the frosh/soph 3200m, and our 4×100 relay team of Alexis Robertson, Lauryn Wood, Daria Shkel and Leyna Wood placed 8th in the county. On Wednesday we finished up our league competition with a solid win against Irvine. Next week we will hold the PCL League Prelims and Finals on Tuesday and Friday at Uni. There will be some very exciting races, come support! Go Trojans!

This week, Boys Track had their last league meet against Irvine High School. The team put up a good fight but came up short. We still had some amazing performances from some key athletes. Our 4 x 100 continued their success (Farris Qaisi, Darius Outland, Jeremy Koo, Harry Baker) as well as Harry Baker and Farris Qaisi in the 100 and 200, Jeremy Koo in the 400. In the long jump, Harry Baker and Aaron Haung. In the triple jump, Aaron Haung, Nick Loveland and Jalen Robertson and in the high jump we had Evan Pariser, Darius Outland, Kevin Yahmapath and Sam Kammerman. Our top performers for the distance included Ryan Duffy, Ryan Liang and Zach Dignan. For the hurdles, Evan Pariser earned points in the 110 hurdles while Luke Ruan earned points in the 300 hurdles. Next week we have league prelims and finals here at Uni. Go Trojan Track and Field and come out and support.

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Boys Tennis:

University was ranked #1 in Orange County for Boys Tennis for the week of April 24- 30. Great job boys!

Our Varsity Boys Tennis team has sent three tennis players to the prestigious Ojai Tournament this week. You can read all about the Ojai tournament in the OC Register article below. Good luck boys!

Next batch of county talent looking to make a name at Ojai

By KENNY CONNOLLY | kconnolly@scng.com | Orange County Register

April 26, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Orange County’s reputation precedes itself on the famed Libbey Park tennis courts in Ojai.

County legend and current UCLA star Gage Brymer still bears the “Mr. Ojai” nickname he earned after winning three straight singles crowns in his time at University High from 2011-13. Most recently, former Corona del Mar great Bjorn Hoffmann maintained the area’s standing by posting back-to-back runner-up finishes the past two years.

Factoring in both the singles and doubles competition, Orange County has provided at least one finalists in either championship match at the prestigious Ojai Tournament for the past eight years.

The looming question headed into the 117th installment of the tournament is a simple one: Can any local player, or players, extend the streak?

The quest to play in the rarified Ojai weekend air will begin for 12 local singles entrants and 16 county doubles teams on Thursday morning at Libbey Park.

“Ojai is such an incredible tournament, there’s so much hype in the area surrounding it,” Newport Harbor coach Kristen Case said. “Anybody who loves tennis, loves Ojai.”

While the local batch of talent in the tournament is fairly young, standing in their way atop both the singles and doubles brackets will be reigning champs. Peninsula’s Connor Hance won the 2016 singles title and returns as the favorite, looking to become the first repeat champion since Brymer in 2013.

In the doubles bracket, San Marino’s Bryce Pereira returns as one-half of last year’s championship winning tandem. Alongside new partner, Connor Lee, the Titans duo look to be the team to beat.

Corona del Mar coach Jamie Gresh said it’s no mystery who the favorites are this year at Ojai.

“Connor (Hance) is definitely the top seed in singles bracket,” he said. “And Bryce (Pereira) and Connor Lee are heads and tails the top doubles teams this year.”

Among the highest-rated local players primed for lengthy runs are a pair of youngsters in Woodbridge sophomore Stefan Dostanic and Newport Harbor freshman Max McKennon. Both players currently hold five-star national rankings – the only local entrants to hold such – and if they can each navigate their way through the first three rounds of play, they would face off in Friday afternoon’s quarterfinals with a spot in Saturday’s final four on the line.

“Max has nothing to lose in this tournament,” Case said of McKennon. “It’s his first Ojai competing in the CIF singles division, so for him its exciting. I really don’t know much about who his opponents would be in the first two rounds. But everyone is going to be good at Ojai. So for him, the key is focusing on his game, enjoying the moment and competing hard.”

Gresh said he wouldn’t be surprised if one of the county’s top players makes a deep run in the singles bracket.

“I can see a guy like Stefan Dostanic making a semifinal run or deeper. He’s improved drastically over the last year,” Gresh said. “Or a guy like Max McKennon making a semifinal run or deeper, being as he’s on of the top freshmen.

“It’s a different year because you had a lot of talented guys graduate and you’re starting to get acquainted to this new group of players.”

University, Corona del Mar and Los Alamitos have yielded the most recent tournament success on the double side, and all three schools again send strong duos to Ojai. Hans Hwang and Soomin Lee (University), Diego Fernandez del Valle and Matt Paulsen (Corona del Mar) and the Naara Shin-Nicklaus Vogt (Los Alamitos) pair have nice draws that could wind up in a run toward the weekend.

First and second round play will take place on Thursday. The round of 16 and quarterfinals are set for Friday, with semifinals and championship matches scheduled for Saturday afternoon.

Boys Volleyball:

The Uni boys are travelling to Irvine today. Lower levels are playing at 3:00 p.m. and Varsity will play following at approximately 4:15. Good luck boys!

Girls Lacrosse:

The Lady Trojans secured a win over Irvine High School on Monday night by a score of 23-3.  Highlights included  Sr. Phoebe Solomon making two forays from her defensive position to participate in attack.  Her second attempt resulted in a beautiful shot and goal, her first of the season.  Sr. Ashlyn Wang led the scoring with 7 goals, and Sr. Raeann Artim led the team in fielding with 6 ground balls recovered.  The team wraps up league play tonight with a monumental game against cross town rival Woodbridge.  The game tonight is to honor our Seniors, and may cement a place in the post season.  It would be great if the stadium was loud and filled to capacity with a raucous crowd, so come out and support.  We play at 4:00 PM!

Boys Golf:

The boys golf team ended the regular season with a positive note with a win against Irvine High School.  The team beat Irvine with their lowest score of the season of 193 anchored by Sophomore Connor O’Brien’s 1 under par of 35 at Oak Creek Golf Club.  It was a complete team effort with personal season best from David Kurniawan and Daniel Lee.  The win was secured by Robert Pan shooting a personal and season best of 1 over par 37!

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

(Home events in BOLD)

Thursday, April 27th
Softball @ Beckman – 3:30
**GOW**Girls Lacrosse v Woodbridge – 4:00
Boys Volleyball @ Irvine – 4:15

Friday, April 28th
Baseball v Beckman – 3:30
Boys Lacrosse v Sage Hill – 4:00

Saturday, April 29th
Boys Lacrosse Tournament @ Uni – 11:00 a.m.

Monday, May 1st
Boys Tennis v Woodbridge – 3:15

Tuesday, May 2nd

Track League Prelims – 2:00

Baseball v Corona Del Mar – 3:30

**GOW**Boys Volleyball v Woodbridge – 5:15

Wednesday, May 3rd

Boys Swim Prelims @ Beckman – 2:00

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

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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!

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Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham
Athletic Directors
University High School