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.
Let’s take a look at how our teams are doing
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 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!
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.
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!
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!
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 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!
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!
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
|Boys Tennis||Tuesday||3/21||3:15||UHS Tennis Courts||Beckman|
|Boys Lacrosse||Wednesday||3/29||4:00||Football Stadium||Woodbridge|
|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|
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Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham
University High School