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TROJAN THURSDAY 5/18/17

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 Thursday’s game against Irvine was a heartbreaker for the UNI baseball team as they lost the lead late in a 2-0 defeat. The game was tied at zero with Irvine batting in the top of the sixth when Irvine homered driving in two runs. The pitching was strong on both sides. David Schlomovits pitched all seven innings, allowing two runs, striking out seven, walking zero, and only allowed five hits. The Trojans left several men on base throughout the game. Despite several chances, they were not able to push across any runs. A special congratulations to Peter Vu, Ben Hansen, and Farbod Markazi for playing in their final game as outgoing seniors.

Girls Swimming:

The CIF SS Div 1 Championship meet was held last week at Riverside Community College.

Preliminaries were Thursday with the top 18 in each event returning for finals on Saturday.

The 200 Medley Relay team of Alondra Ortiz, Kate Weiland, Claire Jang and Anne Jang qualified for finals, with Anne Iwata substituting for Anne Jang in Saturday’s finals, finishing in 18th place.

In the individual events, Alondra Ortiz had a lifetime best of 58.95 in the 100 butterfly finishing 25th overall, and also swam the 100 backstroke, finishing 27th. Anne Jang finished 27th in the 50 free. Kate Weiland finished 30th in the 100 breaststroke, and Claire Jang finished 33rd in the 100 free.

The 200 Freestyle relay team of A. Jang, Leila Mirsafian, Iwata and C. Jang finished 22nd and the 400 Freestyle relay team of Ortiz, Weiland, Mirsafian, and Iwata finished in 30th place.

Freshman diver Tamar Aizik finished in 23rd place.

This concludes the 2017 Swimming and Diving season.

Good-bye, good luck, and thank you to our graduating senior swimmers: Chandlyr Denaro, Erika Ervoes, Anne Jang,  Jacinda Kao, Annie Lee, Celine Nie, Madi Wakita, Vanessa Yang, and Diana Zhang.

Boys Swimming:

Best of luck to Aaron Lee, David Lowengrub, Brian Lou and Sidney Miller as they travel to Fresno, CA to compete in the CIF State Swimming Championships this Friday, 5/19 & Sat. 5/20.

Boys Tennis:

The boy’s tennis season came to an end on Wednesday (5/17) when the boys lost to Harvard Westlake of Studio City at the CIF Semifinals. Congratulations to the boys on what was still a very successful season.   We can’t wait to see what you bring to the table next year!

Track & Field:

Well, we had another great day at the Division 1 CIF Prelims at Trabuco Hills HS. We started the day off with our boys 4×100 team (Faris Qaisi, Darius Outland, Jeremy Koo, Harry Baker) breaking their own school record, running an impressive 42.88. They placed 9th overall for D1, which qualifies them for CIF Finals next weekend. Daria Shkel will also be moving on to finals next weekend in the 100m hurdles. She ran an amazing time of 15.21 for 6th overall, which is a new school record by over a second! Paige Metayer is still undefeated in the 800. She won her heat running 2:13 (after another soccer game) which automatically qualifies her for next week.  These six individuals will be competing in CIF Finals at Cerritos College this coming Saturday, 5/20.

It has been over 10 years since we have had anyone make it all the way to CIF Finals, and this year we have 6! We are super excited for these athletes, so if you see them tell them congrats!

Here is our record breaking 4×1 team:

Track 05.18.17

Boys Lacrosse:

Congratulations to these outstanding Boys Lacrosse Players!

All League:

Nick Khamseh – 1st Team

Omar Salah – 2nd Team

All Irvine Team:

Nick Khamseh – 1st Team

Omar Salah – 1st Team

Isaiah Bonnafoux – Honorable Mention

Tre Salvador – Honorable Mention

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

(Home events in BOLD)

Friday, May 19th

Boys CIF State Swimming Championships @ Clovis Park HS (Fresno)

Saturday, May 20th

Boys CIF State Swimming Championships @ Clovis Park HS (Fresno)

Track & Field CIF Finals @ Mt. SAC – 11:00 a.m.

GO TROJANS!

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Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham

Athletic Directors

University High School

 

TROJAN THURSDAY 5/11/17

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.

Spring Sports

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

Baseball:

The Uni Boys Baseball team will be wrapping up their season tonight, 5/11 with a home game v Irvine. It is their Senior night as well as their Game of the Week. Game time is 3:30 p.m. Come out and support! Go Uni Baseball!

Girls Swimming:

Last Friday at the Pacific Coast League swimming championship finals, the Uni girls finished in 5th place in the Varsity division, 4th place in the JV division and 2nd place in the Open division for a combined girls overall 4th place finish. For the Varsity girls, strong finishes by both the A and B relays, each beating a higher seeded Beckman team, and  moved the team from 3 points down to one point up over Beckman. The A relay of Claire Jang, Anne Iwata, Kate Weiland and Alondra Ortiz dropped 2.6 seconds from their seed time with a season best CIF consideration time of 3.46.83 for 5th and the B relay of Leila Mirasafian, Yuuri Yoshikawa, Savanna Cruz and Vanessa Yang dropped an amazing 16.7 seconds from their seed time to take 12th with a time of 3:53.03.

There were many outstanding swims during the championship meet. The 200 medley relay of Ortiz, Weiland, C. Jang and Anne Jang started out the meet with a 2.55 second drop from their previous season best, to make a CIF automatic qualifying time of 1:50.45, assuring themselves of a spot at the CIF meet.   The 200 free relay of C. Jang, Mirasafian, Iwata and A. Jang dropped 2.36 seconds for a season best CIF consieration time of 1:41.58.

Individual top 8 finalists included freshman Kate Weiland in the 200 IM and the 100 breaststroke, dropping her CIF consideration time in the breaststroke to 1:07.74, Ortiz in the 100 fly and the 100 back, A. Jang in the 50 free and the 100 breast, and Claire Jang, who swam 3 relays and one individual event ,  in the 100 fly  , finishing Ortiz finished 3rd and A. Jang  4th, only 0.06 seconds apart, both swimming best times  of 59.53 and 59.59 respectively.

Last Saturday, the swimmers who officially qualified to swim in this week’s CIF-SS, Division I Championships were announced.   Swimmers are allowed to swim a maximum of 2 individual events and 2 relays.  Our diver, freshman Tamar Azik, also qualified for CIF, diving Monday in the prelims and finishing 23rd.

The following swimmers will be representing Uni at CIF:

Alondra Ortiz : 100 fly, 100 back, 200 medley relay, 400 free relay

Anne Jang:   , 100 free, 200 medley relay ,200 free relay

Kate Weiland: 100 breast, 200 medley relay, 400 free relay

Claire Jang: 100 fly (alt), 200 medley relay, 200 free relay

Anne Iwata: 200 free relay,400 free relay, 200 medley relay

Leila Mirasafian: 200 free relay ,400 free relay, medley relay

Vanessa Yang 200 free relay, 400 free relay

Savanna Cruz: 200 free relay, 400 free relay

Celine Nie: 200 free relay

Sarah Sharifi : 200 medley relay

Yuuri Yoshikawa: 200 medley relay, 400 free relay

The CIF meet will be held at the Riverside Community College Aquatics Center. Prelims are today, Thursday, May 11 with finals Saturday, May 13.  Good luck, swimmers!

Boys Swimming

Boys swimming travels to CIF Prelims today (5/11) and Finals on Saturday (5/13).   The meets will be held at the Riverside City College Aquatics Center.  Good luck boys!

Track & Field:

The track team had some outstanding performances at League Finals this past Friday. We have a large number of athletes moving on to compete at the Division 1 CIF Prelims this upcoming weekend. We are also excited to announce that Paige Metayer and Harry Baker were named as the 2017 Pacific Coast MVP’s.  Here are some of the top varsity performances of the day and the athletes moving to CIF:

Boys 4x100m relay – 1st place, new school record of 42.99 (Faris Qaisi, Darius Outland, Jeremy Koo, Harry Baker)

Girls 4x100m relay – 3rd place (Alexis Robertson, Lauryn Wood, Daria Shkel, Leyna Wood)

Daria Shkel – 2nd in the 100m hurdles, 2nd in the 300m hurdles

Paige Metayer – 1st in the 400m, 1st in the 800m, time of 55.05 in the 400 is the #5 fastest time in Orange County history

Harry Baker – 1st in the 100m, 1st in the 200m

Jeremy Koo – 2nd in the 400m

Darius Outland – 3rd in the high jump

Cecilia Langlois – 3rd in the 3200m

Girls 4x400m relay – 3rd place (Lauryn Wood, Daria Shkel, Sara Sussman, Paige Metayer)

 

Boys Tennis:

The boys tennis team defeated Santa Monica 16 to 1 in the first round of the CIF playoffs on Wednesday, 5/10.  The boys will be back in action tomorrow (5/12) against Calabasas high school at Uni. Come out and support the boys. The game time will be 3:00 p.m.  Good luck boys!

Check out the article below from OC Varsity.com:

Five Pacific Coast League teams earn spots in CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs

The CIF-SS released the boys tennis playoff brackets Monday afternoon and revealed that five of the six teams in the always-loaded Pacific Coast League earned bids in the newly constructed Division 1 field.

University, Corona del Mar, Woodbridge, Beckman and Northwood each garnered postseason bids, giving the PCL two more teams than any other league in the Southern Section’s Division 1 field. University (16-2) was given the No. 3 seed in the bracket, putting the Trojans on a course to possibly meet No. 2-seed Harvard-Westlake of Studio City (20-2) in the semifinals. University lost to the Wolverines, 13-5, when the teams met in February.

San Clemente (13-3) will host Corona del Mar (13-6) in an all-Orange County first-round matchup on Wednesday afternoon. The Sea Kings topped the Tritons, 12-6, in a nonleague match in March. The other all-county first-round matchup will pit Santa Margarita (19-6) against Northwood (11-7), which beat the Eagles, 13-5, during the regular season.

In Division 2, several local teams might make lengthy postseason runs. Yorba Linda was awarded the No. 1 seed after posting a 19-1 overall record. Behind Redlands, the No. 2 seed in the bracket, are Sage Hill (13-1) as the No. 3 seed and Newport Harbor (16-4) as the No. 4 seed.

Also in that bracket are Fountain Valley (10-8) and Dana Hills (10-7), which both dropped down from the Division 1 under the new competitive equity system. Both teams are lively lower seeds that are battle-tested and talented enough to go on a run. The Barons open the playoffs at Long Beach Poly, while the Dolphins will host Temecula Valley.

All first-round matches are Wednesday, and the second round is Friday. The quarterfinals and semifinals are set for May 15 and May 17, respectively. All five divisional championship matches will be held May 19 at the Claremont Club.

Boys Golf:

As our rebuilding season come to a close, we are already looking forward to next season!  Our team finished the year with many positive notes:

  • The team average score improved more than 6 strokes per match which means all our players have improved
  • Connor O’Brien finished PCL tied for 3rd place individually.  He also qualified for Individual CIF-SS Regionals.
  • With no seniors on the team, we will have everyone returning next year to pick up where we left off.

Although we finished with only 1 league win in arguably the strongest league in Sounthern California, our team average would have placed us top 3 in most other leagues!  We have a lot to look forward to next season!

Go Trojans!

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

(Home events in BOLD)

Thursday, May 11th

Swimming CIF Prelims @ Riverside City College – 8:00 a.m.

**GOW** Baseball v Irvine – 3:30 p.m.

Friday, May 12th

Boys Tennis Play-offs v Calabasas – 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 13th

Track & Field CIF Prelims @ Trabuco Hills – 11:00 a.m.

Swimming CIF Finals @ Riverside City College – 5:00 p.m.

Monday, May 15th

Boys Tennis CIF Play-offs – Time / location TBA

Wednesday, May 17th

Boys Tennis CIF Play-offs – Time / location TBA

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

TROJAN THURSDAY 5/4/17

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.

Spring Sports

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

Baseball:

The Trojans ran into a hot Beckman team last Friday and lost by a final of 10-0. Early in the game our boys had several chances to score as we left 6 men on base through the first 4 innings. Beckman had a big 4th inning to put the game away.

On Tuesday Corona Del mar came to UNI and our boys put up a good fight v the first place team in league. Our boys tied the game at 1 in the first but were not able to push any more runs across and CDM pulled away for a 5-1 victory. Our boys will travel to CDM for the final game of the series tomorrow afternoon for a 3:30 game. Good Luck Boys!

Softball:

Uni Softball will be competing against Corona Del Mar today (5/4) at Home. The game begins at 3:30 p.m. Come out and support!

Boys Lacrosse:

Boys Lacrosse had a great season! The team did very well this year finishing 10-10.  I’m very proud of this bunch. We return 7 starters and only lose 3 seniors, with depth being young and building the future is looking good.

Girls Swimming:

The girls swim team is competing in the Pacific Coast League Championship meet this week. Prelims for Varsity and JV and Championship Finals for the Open division took place Tuesday at the Beckman HS pool.  The Open girls finished 2nd overall to Irvine HS in their division.   The top 16 JV and Varsity swimmers in each event will compete again in finals this Friday.  Uni goes into finals with 18 individual Varsity top 16 qualifying swims, and 30 in the JV division.   Senior Captain Anne Jang, Juniors Claire Jang and Alondra Ortiz, and Freshman Kate Weiland each qualified in the top 8 in all their events.   Freshman Savanna Cruz had the biggest time improvements of all the Varsity Girls, dropping 4.17 seconds in the 200 free and 6.1 seconds in the 500 free. Both she and Alison Huxman will be returning to swim those events again on Friday.  Weiland, Marian Lu and Yuuri Yoshikawa all had time drops in the 200 IM and made finals.  In the 50 free, Anne Jang, Anne Iwata and Vanessa Yang will be returning for finals.  Iwata will be returning in the 100 free as well.  Claire Jang and Alondra Ortiz will be returning in the 100 fly; senior Erika Ervoes dropped a full second in her 100 fly for a season best time.   Ortiz and Lu will swim the 100 back in finals, and Weiland, A. Jang and Yoshikawa will compete again in the 100 breaststroke at finals.  All relays will be contested on Friday.   Friday will also be the swimmers last chance to make CIF cuts in preparation for the CIF-SS Division I prelims and finals next week.  Good Luck Girls!

Boys Swimming:

Come out and support the boys tomorrow, May 5th as they compete in the Pacific Coast League Swimming Finals at Beckman High School. Good luck boys!

Track & Field:

On Tuesday, Track participated in League prelims here at Uni. We had a lot of personal best and a lot of athletes moving on to Friday for League Finals. Come out and support. Go Trojan Track and Field!

Boys Tennis:

The boys tennis team finished the regular season on Monday with an 11 to 7 victory over Woodbridge.  Uni won all 9 point in doubles with Michael Rudin and Kai Soto-Dessen leading the way playing third doubles and Hans Hwang and Soomin Lee winning all three of their sets at first doubles.  Patryk Kozlowski won a critical set at first singles to also lead the Trojans.  The boys won their 12th straight Pacific Coast League title finishing with a record of 10 and 0.  Uni has now also won 108 straight Pacific Coast League matches dating back to 2006!  The PCL individual tournament will take place this week with team playoffs starting next week.

Boys Volleyball:

Last Thursday the Boys Volleyball team was victorious against league rival Irvine. The varsity team won in 5 sets while being led by Alhasan Hussein and Aiden Wolfnielson who each had 23 kills, Jack Wirth had 8 kills and Christian Beltran had 59 assists.

Tuesday the Trojan boys remained focused as they beat Woodbridge in 4 sets at home on Senior Night to clinch a playoff spot. Boys Volleyball will likely be traveling to play in round one of the playoffs. The details have not yet been released but stay tuned for more information. We Hope to see you come and support Boys Volleyball in the playoffs!! GO Trojans!!!

Girls Lacrosse:

The Lady Trojans Lacrosse team ended league play with a solid win over Woodbridge, 12-2.  More impressive was the fact that eight girls contributed to the goal tally: Sr. Honia Mohtashami, Sr. Raeann Artim, and Jr. Ashley Chandler all netter twice, while Sr. Megan Lee, Sr. Dena Parsa, Sr. Ashlyn Wang, and Sr. Anneke Gustafson all added one each.  Ashlyn Wang ended up second in league for number of goals scored, with an impressive 67 goals over 14 games, for an average of 5 goals per game.  All of that makes it sound like Woodbridge wasn’t much of a threat, but in addition to having to find their way through a stifling defense, So. Grace Caceros had 8 saves in goal, which contributed to the woes of Woodbridge.  The win secured a third place finish in league with an overall record of 6-4.

It also propelled the team, for the first time in the history of the program, to the CIF post-season tournament.  On Tuesday, May 2, the team played Mater Dei and lost, 19-5.  Despite the scoreline, it was a phenomenal match against the best team in Orange County and, as a consolation, the team scored more goals against Mater Dei than CdM did when they played earlier in the season!

This year, the team bids a sad farwell to fifteen (yes, fifteen!) Seniors, all of whom have been an integral part of the program for the last four years.  They will be missed and the remaining players are already strategizing about next season.  Thank you to everyone who came out to support!

Boys Golf:

Next up will be 1st round of Individual CIF at SkyLinks Golf Course in Long Beach on Monday 5/8/17.

Representing University will be our very own sophomore Connor O’Brien! He shot 1 under par 71 Tuesday to qualify for individual CIF! He shot 3 over par 147 for 2 days 36 holes. That is good for a tie of 3rd place in Pacific Coast League. That is an impressive feat in PCL, arguably the strongest league in Southern California.

Let’s all wish him luck!

Please congratulate him if you see him on campus.

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

(Home events in BOLD)

Thursday, May 4th

Softball v Corona Del Mar – 3:30 p.m.

Friday, May 5th

Swimming – League Finals @ Beckman – 2:00 p.m.

Baseball @ Corona Del Mar – 3:30 p.m.

**GOW**Track & Field Finals @ Uni – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 9th

Softball @ Irvine – 3:30 p.m.

Baseball @ Irvine – 3:30 p.m.

Boys Volleyball  Playoffs – Time TBA

Wednesday, May 10th

Boys Tennis Playoffs – Time TBA

Thursday, May 11th

Swimming – CIF Prelims @ Riverside City College – 8:00 a.m.

Softball v Woodbridge – 3:30 p.m.

***GOW***Baseball v Irvine – 3:30 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

Get others to do the same

GO TROJANS!

uni logo

Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham

Athletic Directors

University High School