Welcome to Trojan Thursday – So what exactly is Trojan Thursday? Trojan Thursday is a weekly email/online blog 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 how our athletes are doing.

What’s Happening on Campus

Upcoming Sports Try-outs:
All athletes must show current Athletic ID card to coach prior to participating in try-outs.

Dec. 4th (3:15 – 4:30)
Dec. 6th (2:45 – 4:15)
Dec. 7th & 8th (3:15 – 4:30)

Track & Field:  Dec. 7th (3:10 – 4:30) @ Uni Track

Swimming: Dec. 12th – 14th @ Lunch

Boys Golf: Dec. 18th – 20th   – Must sign up with Coach Shea in advance:

Boys Tennis:  January 2018 (Dates and Times TBA)

Winter Sports Update

Boys Basketball

The Boys Varsity Basketball team scored two big wins to start the St. Margaret’s (San Juan Capistrano) Tournament and improve their record to 3 – 0.  University defeated Sage Hill 68 – 29 on Tuesday.  Alex Bray had 16 points and 14 rebounds while Kevin Yahampath added 15 points and nine assists.  Yesterday the Trojans beat Pacifica Christian of Newport Beach 109 – 69 behind Bray’s 27 points and four three Pointers.  Yahampath dished out 15 assists and scored 11 points.  Bryan Nguyen added 13 points and ten rebounds while Shan Dharod hit three 3pters and scored 11 points.  Uni made 17 threes during the game.  On Friday (12/8) the Trojans take on San Juan Hills in the semifinals at 6:30 p.m.  Saturday night the team will face either Mission Viejo or Newport Harbor.  Admission is free which means that Coach Dinneen will pay for your ticket.

Girls Basketball

The Trojan Girls Basketball team finished off the South Coast Classic in 5th place with only one loss and that was to Mater Dei.  It was a very successful start to the season.  Ashley Chandler and Malia Goldsmith were named to the All-tournament team, but the victories were truly a team effort.  Stand out performances from Neeyaz Cyrus, Monique Meriwether and Karissa Shin added to the wins!  They will now travel to Katella Thursday night for a non-league game at 7pm.

Boys Soccer

The Uni Boys continue their winning season with a 2-0 win over El Modena on Tuesday.  The entire Boys Soccer program will be heading to Esperanza High School tomorrow, Dec. 8th for a non-league match-up.  All games start at 3:00 PM.  Good luck boys!

Girls Soccer

UNI Girls Soccer has started off the year strong, with a 3-1 victory over Capistrano Valley High School putting our season at 3-1-0.  Emma Goolsby has already started off the season strong as our lead scorer with 5 goals already this preseason! This great start can only be due to the bond these girls have as a team, and the commitment they have to their UNI soccer family.  Today we look to strengthen our standings as we take on Marina High School on their home turf, today at 3:00pm.  We will be returning to our own field for our game next Friday (12/15) against La Habra High School at 5:00pm.  You don’t want to miss out on this game as we will have giveaways and free tacos to the first 100 students during half time! The boys’ soccer game will also have their game that night, so don’t miss out!

Girls Water Polo

University Girls Water polo conquers Portola once again. For the third time running, UNI’s JV team beats Portola in a close game. In the first quarter, UNI was winning with a 4-2 lead. Joy Chen (So.) scoring 2, with Mae Altarac (So.) and Savanna Cruz (So.) scoring 1. During the second quarter Portola earned 2 goals to bring the score to a 4-4 tie. In the third and fourth quarter a standstill kept up the suspense until player Joy Chen (So.), scored in the last few seconds, earning the game winning goal against the bulldogs. Bringing the score to 5-4 win for UNI. UNI’s frosh team hopes to be successful in the next round against Portola; for now all other UNI water polo girls are practicing hard and looking forward to a promising season.


Last night, JV and Frosh/Soph wrestled Portola High School and both teams won their duals, 48-18 and 39-12.  This Saturday Lorena Egea will look to win her first tournament of the season at Santa Ana High School.  The boys will be wrestling Saturday at the Tustin tournament.  Next week wrestling will kick off league with an away dual at Northwood on Wednesday December 13th.

***Winter GOW Schedule Coming Soon***

Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletic events
(Home events in Blue)

Thursday, December 7th  
Girls Water Polo – Irvine El Nino Tourney – 3:00 PM
Girls Soccer @ Marina – 3:00 PM
Girls Basketball @ Katella – 7:00 PM

Friday, December 8th  
Boys Basketball Tournament @ St. Margaret’s– 6:30 PM
Boys Soccer @ Esperanza – 3:00 PM

Saturday, December 9th  
Boys Basketball Tournament @ St. Margaret’s– Time TBA
Girls Water Polo – Irvine El Nino Tourney – Time TBA
Girls Wrestling Tourney @ Santa Ana HS – 9:30 AM
Wrestling Tourney @ Tustin HS – 10:00 AM

Monday, December 11th
Girls Basketball Tourney @ Orangewood Academy – 6:00 PM

Tuesday, December 12th
Girls Water Polo v. Aliso Niguel – 4:15 PM
Boys Basketball Tournament @ Woodbridge – 5:30 PM
Girls Basketball Tourney @ Orangewood Academy – 6:00 PM

Wednesday, December 13th
Boys Basketball Irvine Tourney – Time TBA
Girls Soccer @ Laguna Hills – 4:30 PM
Girls Basketball Tourney @ Orangewood Academy – 4:30 PM
Wrestling @ Northwood – 6:00 PM
Boys Soccer @ Laguna Hills – 6:30 PM

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. Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link –
  6. Get others to do the same

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