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 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 how our athletes are doing.
What’s happening on Campus
National Signing Day at Uni!
Congratulations to our athletes who signed their college commitment letters on Wednesday, Feb. 7th. From Left, Jimmy Choi committed to Whitworth University for Men’s Soccer, Paige Metayer signed a National Letter of Intent to play Women’s Soccer for the University of California, Berkeley. Remy Kaufman committed to Colgate University for Women’s Soccer and Klaire Thoman will be playing Women’s Volleyball for the University of Arizona. Congratulations on your athletic accomplishments!
Upcoming Sports Try-outs: All athletes must show current Uni Athletic ID card to coach prior to participating in try-outs.
Baseball: Sat. Feb. 10th 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Must email Coach Gerakos if interested in attending)
Boys Lacrosse: Tuesday, Feb. 13th – 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Meet at far field next to Varsity Baseball field
Winter Sports Update
Tonight the boys travel to Woodbridge to take on the Warriors with a 7:00 p.m. tipoff. The Trojans have split their two previous meetings with Woodbridge this season. On Tuesday, the Trojans dropped a tough game to Beckman 66 -61. Sunday the CIF playoff pairings will be announced and the Trojans hope to secure a wild card berth.
The Uni girls basketball team is currently 9-0 and guaranteed at least a share of the league title. Friday they took home a win over Irvine 59 to 27 with standout performances by Malia Goldsmith with 23 points and Karissa Shin added 12 points. Tuesday, they continued their run with a win over Beckman on a fantastic Senior Night. The 69-43 win capped off the league title with great games by Ashley Chandler with 17 points, 10 rebounds and Karissa Shin with 13 points, 13 rebounds. We had a special night honoring our seniors – Monique Meriwether, Alexis-Brooke LoBianco, Nicole Mori, Karissa Shin and Ashley Chandler. The Lady Trojans travel to Woodbridge tonight in their final league game at 5:30pm. CIF games will begin next week so stay tuned for dates and times. Go Trojans!
Boys Soccer won their first game of the week on Monday evening away at Beckman to move to 16-1-2 overall and 9-0-0 in league. We won 4-1 with goals from Giorgio Conta, Sam Kammerman and 2 from Kyle Schaal. Assists went to Sam Kammerman, Giorgio Conta, Lee McEligot and Sebastian Hertel.
Our final league game yesterday ended in a frustrating 0-0 tie as Woodbridge needed only a tie to make CIF so put everyman behind the ball for the whole game and defended on the edge of their own box with all their players. We couldn’t find a way through but hit the post and crossbar coming very close.
This means no perfect season but the first undefeated one in school history we believe at 9-0-1 (16-1-3 overall). Fantastic achievement from the boys.
CIF will start at home next Friday.
Lower levels both won their leagues too.
JV finishing league with a 7-0-3 record
Frosh finishing league with a 8-1-1 record.
Congrats to all involved in our program.
Varsity Girls Soccer lost to Woodbridge last night in their final league game of the season with a score of 1-2. Play-off placements will be announced on Sunday. Stay tuned for more information.
Girls Water Polo
The girls finished their season Wednesday with a tough loss to Woodbridge who they had beat the previous two times they played. Only putting away 2 of 16 attempts. It is always hard to win three times against a tough opponent, but they walked away with their heads up high and excited for the future of next year. The JV team outplayed Woodbridge with a 5-0 score by the final buzzer. Great defensive effort and a true sense of what our team will look like in the years to come. The girls have committed to swimming and playing more water polo together over the next few months. We are very excited to see what the future will bring us.
The boys continue practicing and preparing for the CIF next weekend at Great Oak HS in Temecula valley.
Lorena Egea will be competing this weekend at Southern Section CIF Finals in order to qualify for the Girls State tournament.
17-18 Winter GOW Schedule
|Wrestling||Wednesday||12/20||6:00||UHS Gym||Corona Del Mar|
|Girls Water Polo||Thursday
|Girls Soccer||Thursday||2/1||3:15||Uni Stadium||Irvine|
|Girls Basketball||Friday||2/2||5:30||UHS Gym||Irvine|
|Boys Basketball||Friday||2/2||7:00||UHS Gym||Irvine|
|Boys Soccer||Thursday||2/7||3:15||Uni Stadium||Woodbridge|
Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletics events
Play-off schedule coming soon…
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