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 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.

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What’s Happening on Campus

Athletic Summer Camps: Brochure available online at

Athletic Clearance for 2017-2018: Complete the online clearance process at 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


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.


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Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham

Athletic Directors

University High School



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