TROJAN THURSDAY 4/26/18

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

Athletic Clearance  It is time to get cleared for Sports for the 2018-2019 School Year!  Complete the clearance process online at www.athleticclearance.com and bring the signed “Confirmation Page” to the Athletics Office to complete the process.  Sports Physicals must be completed AFTER May 1, 2018.   Athletes must get a new physical and go through the clearance process each year.

Summer Camp Information  Summer Camp Brochures are available in the Athletics Office and online here: http://www.universityhigh.org/athletics/summer-athletic-camps Bring completed Registration forms and payment to the S.A.C.

New Football Coach hired!  We are thrilled to welcome Coach Scott Meyer to the school and our football program. His extensive teaching and head coaching experience with Corona Del Mar High School, and most recently Servite High School, includes a Division III State Championship, three C.I.F. Championships, two C.I.F. Academic Team Championships, and OC Coach of the Year honors, among other accolades. You can read all about Coach Meyer in the OC Varsity article below.

University hires Scott Meyer as football coach

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By DAN ALBANO | dalbano@scng.com | Orange County Register
PUBLISHED: April 25, 2018 at 2:45 pm | UPDATED: April 26, 2018 at 10:25 am

University has hired veteran Scott Meyer, formerly of Servite and Corona del Mar, as its football coach, said Mark Cunningham, the Trojans’ retiring coach and athletic director.

The hire is pending Irvine Unified School District approval, but all signs point to Meyer returning to the same Pacific Coast League where he rose to prominence.

“This entire opportunity is really exciting,” said Meyer, 53, who will also teach at University. “The school is fantastic and the community is ready. Looking forward to the season.”

Meyer will replace Cunningham, who in January announced his retirement after 32 seasons as University’s coach.

“I couldn’t be happier that he’s the person to take over for me,” said Cunningham, who started at University in 1986.

Meyer built Corona del Mar into a PCL and CIF-Southern Section powerhouse before departing for Servite in a high-profile hire by the Trinity League school in February 2015.

He resigned after this past season, his third at Servite.

Meyer wasn’t able to duplicate his success at Servite, going 14-18 without a playoff victory. He said in January that his decision to resign was about a difference in the direction of the program. Several top players transferred after the Friars’ 6-5 season.

But before arriving at Servite, Meyer earned Orange County coach of the year honors in 2013. In that fall, he guided Corona del Mar to the county’s first 16-0 season, a third consecutive CIF-SS title and the CIF state Division 3 crown.

Cunningham coached against Meyer for four seasons in the Pacific Coast but served as a consultant to Corona del Mar for the 2013 state game. The Sea Kings’ opponent, Sacred Heart Prep, shared some similarities with University and the league rivals briefly united.

Cunningham said he respected that Meyer got “everything he could” out of his players.

In an interesting twist of fate, Meyer will not coach against Corona del Mar in the Pacific Coast League. The Sea Kings are moving to the Sunset League this fall after a dominating run in the Pacific Coast, which included Meyer going 50-6 overall with the Sea Kings.

Meyer led Corona del Mar to league titles from 2011-2014.

Spring Sports Update

Baseball

U*N*I Baseball had two HUGE wins this last week…..a 2-1 win over NHS and a 7-1 win over IHS.  The team will play at IHS on Friday to close out the three game series.  Next week will be another challenge, with the U*N*I Team playing Woodbridge, Tuesday at Ryan Lemmon Stadium and on Friday, a home game…..all game are scheduled for 3:30 start time.

Schlomovits leaves his mark on University’s victory over Northwood

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University’s David Schlomovits with the home run ball he hit in the sixth inning of the Trojans’ 2-1 victory over Northwood on Friday. He was also the winning pitcher and had his arm wrapped up in ice after the game. (Photo by Tim Burt, Correspondent)

 

IRVINE – University starting pitcher David Schlomovits is in the clean-up spot of the batting order for a reason.

Not only did Schlomovits get the win on the mound Friday, but he ripped the eventual game-winning home run to help University defeat Northwood 2-1 in a Pacific Coast League baseball game at University High. .

Schlomovits belted a solo home run to right-center field with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning then got the first two outs of the seventh to earn the win.

“It was the first pitch and I was looking for a fastball on the inner half and he threw it on the inner half and I got it, got it elevated and it carried out and broke the 1-1 tie,” Schlomovits said of his home run in the sixth inning. “It’s a huge victory, it helps our morale, especially since we had kind of a losing skid. We played well as a team.”

Third-place Northwood (15-5, 5-4) tried to battle back in the top of the seventh.

With one out, Ely Stuart and Darren Shorter singled. Julian Tristan grounded out to put runners on second and third with two outs.

Schlomovits reached the CIF pitch count for the week and was replaced on the mound by Brad Hodges.

With Tom McCarty at the plate, a pitch went to the backstop, but bounced back toward catcher Kahi Rodrigues. The pinch-runner at third initially broke toward home, then tried to get back to third. But Rodrigues and shortstop Jackson LoBianco got him in a rundown and Rodrigues eventually made the tag to end the game.

“We got a lucky bounce and we were able to take advantage of it,” said University coach Mike Gerakos. “We had to throw the ball around a little bit to get the out and we did.”

Schlomovits struck out six, allowed four hits, hit four batters and walked one. Adam Barnett had two hits for the Trojans (11-8, 3-6).

Northwood jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning when shortstop Ely Stuart belted his fourth home run of the season leading off the game. The Timberwolves had the bases loaded with one out, but Schlomovits worked out of trouble without any more runs scoring.

“He gives up a lead-off home run and they have the bases loaded and one out and he doesn’t flinch,” Gerakos said. “He competed all the way through. To his credit, and the credit of the team, they battled.

“It was obviously a great win and a crazy finish but we will take it any way we can. It’s been a while since we’ve had that type of success.”

Northwood starter Ben Berkel also pitched well, allowing just five hits.

University tied the game in the fourth inning when Nick Wetzel doubled, went to third on an error and scored on an infield single by Barnett.

Northwood wound up taking two of the three games against University.

“The reality is in game one of the series, they could have won and we could have won game three,” said Northwood coach Rob Stuart. “Baseball has a strange way of evening itself out. Ben threw outstanding and David pitched with a lot of heart.”

Ely Stuart led Northwood with two hits and reached base three times.

Boys Golf

As we close out our regular season with our last match Thursday 4/26/18 against Beckman at Strawberry Farms, we look forward to League Finals and CIF.  The team qualified for CIF this year. It’s an accomplishment for playing in one of the toughest leagues in the county.

Boys Lacrosse

The Boys Lacrosse team has finished out their regular season.  They will be playing this Saturday in a tournament with the other Irvine schools.  They will play Northwood at 10:00 a.m. in the Uni Stadium.

Girls Lacrosse

Girls Lacrosse is in the last week league play and on their way to an historic finish.  The Lady Trojans are 7-2 in league and 13-2 overall.  The team played their way to a dominant win over Woodbridge, 22-12.  Olivia Holmes (Sr.), Mya Wang (Fr.), and Ashley Chandler (Sr.) scored the first three goals of the match, and the team never looked back.  Mya ended the match with 6 goals and 3 assists, Ashley netted 4 and added an assist, and Olivia notched 3, plus two assists.  Mak Kaufman (So.) found a lot of space in front of the net and put away 3 goals.  Makenzie Field (Jr.) and Grace Colunga contributed goals, 2 for Field and 1 for Colunga.    Defensively, the team held firm and forced Woodbridge to make most of their goals off penalty shots.  The team scooped up an amazing 25 ground balls, forced 4 turnovers and Ashley added 3 interceptions.  The team’s last league match is a big one: home, against Beckman, Thursday, April 26th.  Please come out and support the squad as they wrap up their season against an undefeated Beckman team…and who knows: this team has already made history by beating CdM, and they are definitely looking at adding a new benchmark to this amazing season.

Softball

Huge Congratulations to the Uni Softball team for beating Woodbridge last Thursday.  The final score was 14-13.  Congratulations girls!  The girls will be playing Corona Del Mar next Tuesday at Corona Del Mar, 3:30 game time.

Boys Swimming

The Uni boys swim team will be heading in to league prelims and finals next week.  Boys Prelims are on Wednesday, May 2nd at Woollett Aquatics Center.  The event begins at 2:00 p.m.  League Championships are on Friday, May 4th at Woollett, event begins at 2:00 p.m.   Best of luck boys!

Girls Swimming

Last weekend, the Varsity girls swimmers participated in the annual Foothill Swim Games, a two day, prelims and finals invitational meet at Foothill HS in Tustin, which featured many of the fastest teams in all CIF divisions in Orange County. The Uni girls finished 8th out of 11 teams, moving up 2 positions from last year.

The Uni girls had a great meet, with almost all swimmers posting significant time drops in every event. Several new CIF consideration times were achieved.  There were so many time drops that there is not enough room here to mention them all. Official results can be found at swimphone.com or on the Meet Mobile app.

The top 16 swimmers and relays in each event returned for finals on Saturday. Swimmers qualifying for finals were: Alondra Ortiz (200 medley A relay, 100 fly, 100, back 400 free A relay), Kate Weiland (200 medley A relay, 200 IM, 100 breaststroke, 400 free A relay), and Claire Jang (200 medley A relay, 50 free, 100 fly, 200 free A relay).  Additional swimmers making top 16 on relays included Isabella Pagano ( 200 medley A  and 200 free A relay)  Leila Mirsafian (200 free A relay)  Anne Iwata ( 200 free A relay and 400 free A relay), Yuuri Yoshikawa (400 free A relay), Jennifer Tseng, Ira Chaturvedi, Savannah Cruz, and Lia Cui ( 200 medley B relay), and Tseng, Marta Meinardi, Chloe Johansson, and Sarah Sharifi. (400 free B relay).

All three Varsity A relays lowered their CIF consideration times with season best performances.  The 200 Medley Relay of Ortiz, Weiland, Pagano and Jang are now only 1.5 seconds from a CIF automatic cut. Weiland made CIF consideration cuts in the 200 IM (2:14.18) and the 100 breaststroke (1:09.01) with season best times. Jang had season best times in the 50 free (24.72) and the 100 fly (58.98), and Ortiz swam lifetime best times in the 100 fly (58.93) and the 100 back (58.88),  improving their  prior CIF consideration cuts.

Yesterday, in the last dual meet of the season, the team traveled to Beckman, with Varsity winning 96-74 and JV losing 86-83. While Uni had 6 Varsity 1st place finishes, Yuuri Yoshikawa was the only Varsity swimmer with a time improvement, winning the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:12.49.

Next up for swimming is the Pacific Coast League Championships next week, being held at the Wollette Aquatic Center next to Irvine HS. Girls prelims are Tuesday, boys prelims Wed, and combined finals for the top 16 swimmers and relays in each event will be next  Friday afternoon.  Good luck swimmers!

Boys Tennis

The boys tennis team won a tight match against Woodbridge on Tuesday defeating the Warriors 10-8.  Congrats to Woodbridge on playing a great match.  The win moves the Trojans to 8-0 in league play with 2 matches left.  The top ranked team in CIF D – I was led by sophomores Cameron sepahi and Soomin Lee who won all three matches playing doubles.  The boys will be back in action on Monday against Beckman at Uni.

University boys tennis motivated more by CIF titles than impressive league streak

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University boys tennis players, from left, Naevin Anukornchaikul, Patryk Kozlowski and Aditya Gupta have helped the Trojans extend their Pacific Coast League winning streak to 114 games. (Photo by Dan Albano, Orange County Register/SCNG)

 

IRVINE – University’s boys tennis team is riding one of the most impressive winning streaks in Orange County high school sports but its players hardly mention the feat.

“It’s only come up one time,” tri-captain Patryk Kozlowski said with a humble grin. “We know about it.”

The top-ranked Trojans entered their duel against Irvine on Thursday as winners of 114 consecutive Pacific Coast League matches. Their last league defeat came in April of 2006 against Corona del Mar.

Yes, University has been perfect in league for 12 years against schools from tennis-crazed cities such as Irvine and Newport Beach.

“Probably the toughest league in the country,” veteran University coach John Kessler said.

As impressive as the streak has been, the players find their inspiration beyond the league. They pay respect to opponents such Corona del Mar and Woodbridge but talk more about capturing a CIF-Southern Section Division 1 title.

“We are more motivated by playing and winning CIF,” said Kozlowski, a senior bound for Cal Tech. “We really want to win (CIF).”

Winning CIF is part of the mindset at University. The Trojans are 11-time section champions.

To put that into perspective, they have only one fewer CIF titles than Newport Harbor’s storied boys water polo program.

And like many storied programs, University has its winning formula.

The Trojans, ranked No. 1 in Division 1, are loaded with quality players this spring. They feature about a dozen players who compete in tournaments outside of high school events.

“That’s a huge advantage,” said rising junior Aditya Gupta, who left home schooling to join the University team. “Our lineup runs pretty deep.”

A few of the players, such Gupta and Johns Hopkins-bound Naevin Anukornchaikul, train at the nearby Brymer Lewis Tennis Academy at the Great Park in Irvine.

The academy is run by Chuck Brymer and Chris Lewis. Brymer’s son, Gage, won CIF singles titles at University from 2011-13.

Lewis, born in New Zealand, is known for reaching the finals of Wimbledon in 1983. He lost to John McEnroe.

“It’s been big for people like me and Naevin,” the Penn committed Gupta said of the academy.

University also features an experienced coaching staff.

Kessler has led the Trojans to eight section titles since taking the coaching reins in 2002. His staff features ex-Los Alamitos coach Kevin Garrett, former Los Alamitos standout John Mano and Larry Scalia.

“Kessler runs a real good program,” Anukornchaikul said.

Kessler credits the program’s success to the players, the ones with the lofty goals this spring.

Leo Krapp and Jack Wheeler are other captains and senior Julian LaFond is another player to watch in doubles.

“You have to have the horses,” Kessler said. “We’re lucky to have this population.”

Track & Field

Girls Track competed in our last dual meets of the season against Woodbridge and Beckman. Despite two tough team losses, our girls were still able to pull of some great individual performances. Next week we will conclude the regular season at the Pacific Coast League Prelims and Finals. Top performers to watch at league finals this year include Collette Lowengrub, Daria Shkel, Sara Sussman, Avery Klauke, Sandy Zhang and Harini Venkataganesh.  If you want to watch some exciting races, come support our girls on Friday, May 4 at 5pm in the Uni Stadium. GO UNI TRACK!

Boys Track completed their regular season league meets this last Tuesday at Beckman. Despite their loss, we still had some fine performances and we are looking forward to the athletes peak performances next week at League Prelims and Finals. Athletes to watch will be Faris Qaisi in the 100, 200 and 4 x 100, Jeremy Koo in the 4 x 100, 400 and 4 x 400, Evan Pariser and Sam Kammerman in the High Jump, Thomas Manalo and Austin Lake in the 4 x 100. Go Trojan Track and Field!

Boys Volleyball

Congrats to the Boys Volleyball team for their win against Irvine on Tuesday.  The boys travel to Woodbridge on Friday, April 27th.  Only two games left in the regular season.  Best of luck boys!

17-18 Spring GOW Schedule

Sport Day Date Time Location Opponent
Boys Lacrosse Monday 3/19 4:00 Uni Stadium Northwood
Swimming  

Wednesday

 

3/21 3:15 UHS Pool Corona Del Mar
Boys Tennis Thursday 3/29 3:15 Uni Tennis Courts Woodbridge
Girls Lacrosse Wednesday 4/11 4:00 Uni Stadium Northwood
Boys Volleyball Tuesday 4/17 5:15 UHS Gym Northwood
Track & Field Thursday 4/19 3:00 Uni Stadium Woodbridge
Boys Golf Thursday 4/26 3:00 Strawberry Farms Beckman
Baseball Friday 5/4 3:30 UHS Baseball Field Woodbridge
Softball Wednesday 5/9 3:30 UHS Softball Field Beckman

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

Thursday, April 26th
**GOW**Boys Golf v Beckman @ Strawberry Farms – 3:30
Softball v Northwood – 3:30
Boys Lacrosse @ Beckman – 4:00
Girls Lacrosse v Beckman – 4:00  

Friday, April 27th
Baseball @ Irvine – 3:30
Boys Volleyball @ Woodbridge – 4:00

Saturday, April 28th
Boys Lacrosse Tournament @ Uni – 10:00 a.m.

Monday, April 30th
Boys Golf League Prelims @ Skylinks Golf Course – 9:00 a.m.
Boys Tennis v Beckman – 3:15

Tuesday, May 1st
Boys Golf League Finals @ Skylinks Golf Course – 9:00 a.m.
Girls Swimming League Prelims @ Woollett – 2:00 p.m.
Track & Field League Prelims @ Uni Stadium – 2:00 p.m.
Potential Girls Lacrosse Play-off Match – Time TBA
Boys Tennis v Corona Del Mar – 3:15
Baseball @ Woodbridge – 3:30
Softball @ Corona Del Mar – 3:30
Boys Volleyball v. Beckman – 5:15

Wednesday, May 2nd
Boys Tennis League Prelims @ Irvine – Time TBA
Boys Swimming Prelims @ Woollett – 2:00 p.m.

GO TROJANS!

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TROJAN THURSDAY 4/19/18

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

Track & Field GOW is today, April 19th!  They are competing against Woodbridge today at the Uni Track at 3:00 p.m.  Come out and support!

Irvine Junior Games 2018 – Volunteer Opportunity!  Need to earn Service Hours?  Sign up to volunteer at the 2018 Irvine Junior Games.  http://irvinechildrensfund.org/

Athletic Clearance:  It is time to get cleared for Sports for the 2018-2019 School Year!  Complete the clearance process online at www.athleticclearance.com and bring the signed “Confirmation Page” to the Athletics Office to complete the process.  Sports Physicals must be completed AFTER May 1, 2018.   Athletes must get a new physical and go through the clearance process each year.

Summer Camp Information:  Summer Camp Brochures are available in the Athletics Office and online here: http://www.universityhigh.org/athletics/summer-athletic-camps.  Bring completed Registration forms and payment to the S.A.C.

Girls Volleyball Corsage & Boutonniere Fundraiser – Deadline has been extended to Thursday, April 26th.  Turn in order form in front of the main gym  after school Friday, April 20th or Thursday, April 26th.

Spring Sports Update

Baseball

U*N*I Baseball completes its 3 game series versus NHS this Friday at home, 3:30.  The U*N*I Team will host IHS next Tuesday at 3:30.

Boys Golf

The Boys Golf Team played the top 2 schools in our conference since the last update. We lost a heartbreaker to Northwood 195-193 at Strawberry Farms Golf Club last Thursday.  Connor O’Brien continued his strong performance with a par 36 and taking medalist honors.

Yesterday we lost to undefeated and twice defending league and CIF champion Woodbridge HS. It was one of our best as a team but Woodbridge shot only 4 over par 179 to our 189.  They had 4 players shooting par 35. But the medalist honor goes to our own, very talented freshman, George Lu. He shot an amazing 2 under par 33 at a very difficult back 9 of Strawberry Farms Golf Club.

Today, we look to bounce back against Irvine HS at home. Next Thursday 4/26 is our GOW (Game Of the Week). Come support our team!  Spectacular welcome. 1st tee time is 3pm!!

Boys Lacrosse

The University Boy’s Lacrosse team played Irvine HS Wednesday night at IHS stadium. It was a hard fought game from start to finish. Ultimately it would come down to the last possessions of the game and way the ball was handled. In the first meeting, the Trojans handed their opponents an 8 point loss, but in the second game, Irvine was hungrier. Nick Khamseh scored an amazing 7 goals and had 2 assists in the 12-10 loss. Nick has been a four year starter and holds the team record this year for points and needs 15 goals to pass Brian Cook to become the all-time scorer.

Girls Lacrosse

Girls Lacrosse continues to have a fantastic season.  Returning from Spring Break, the girls suffered what is their biggest defeat so far this season, away to Beckman, 9-4.  However, the girls bounced back to win against Northwood (18-5) and Dana Hills (21-9).  The team carried that winning momentum into their second league match, away, against CdM.  Despite falling behind 3 goals to open the game, the girls bounced back to take a 6-5 lead at halftime.  The biggest lead Uni had was two goals, and they held on to that advantage to edge out CdM, for the first time in history, 8-7.  It was a phenomenal accomplishment and the girls were ecstatic.  To celebrate the Seniors, Uni played Irvine in a night match and cruised to an 18-3 victory.  With two matches remaining (Woodbridge and Beckman), the team looks poised to improve on last year’s finish and enter the post-season seeded 11th in the county.  What an amazing season!  If you see a player, please offer tem congratulations and come out and support them in their last two regular season matches next week.  Go Girls Lacrosse!

Softball

Come out to the Softball Fields to watch the girls take on Woodbridge at 3:30 today.  Best of luck girls!

Boys Swimming

The boys will be competing in the 46th Annual Foothill Games today at Foothill High School.  Best of luck boys!

Girls Swimming

The swim team travelled to Portola high school last Thursday for a non-league meet, and both Varsity (116-54) and JV (130-40) divisions were victorious. The JV girls won all their events, going 1,2,3 in 6 of them, and the Varsity won 9 out of 11 races; both divisions winning all 3 relays.  (Portola has only freshmen and sophomores being a new school, and there was no Open division). Leila Mirsafian swam the team’s fastest time of the season in the 200 free and a personal season best in the 100 free, Kate Weiland dropped 1.6 seconds for a season best to win the 200 IM and also won the 100 breaststroke, Clarie Jang won the 50 free with a season best time of 24.75, and won the 100 fly as well.  The 200 free relay team of Anne Iwata, Mirsafian, Isabella Pagano and Jang again lowered their CIF consideration time to 1:44.94. Alondra Ortiz won the 100 backstroke and Marta Meinardi dropped another 3 seconds in the 500 free after a big drop in the meet against Irvine the day before.

Yesterday was Senior Recognition Day at the last home meet of the season against Woodbridge, the defending PCL champs.   Seniors Anne Iwata, Claire Jang, Alondra Ortiz, Ashley Yang, Jessica Wong, Jennifer Tseng, and Mabel Guo were honored with candy leis and flowers during the meet. Varsity and JV fell to Woodbridge, but Uni did win the Open division. Highlights of the meet were Jang winning the 50 free, Ortiz winning the 500 free with a lifetime best time, and Marta Meinardi dropping 2 full seconds from her best time in the 200 IM.

Coming up this weekend the Varsity swimmers will be participating in the 46th 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 the team travels to Beckman for the last dual meet of the season.

Good luck, girls!

Boys Tennis

The Uni Boys Tennis team will be playing Irvine at home today at 3:15.  Come out and Support!

Track & Field

Track did not have any league meets this past week, but we did send our top girls to compete at the ASICS OC Track and Field Championships over the weekend. Collette Lowengrub finished 7th in the county for the girls frosh/soph 1600m with a time of 5:23, and Avery Klauke was 25th in the county for the same event. Katherine Loritz finished 12th in the county for the frosh/soph high jump, and Amber sun finished 16th in the varsity high jump. Harini Venkataganesh set a new personal best in the discus throwing 96’7’’. This week we resume our league competition with our GOW against Woodbridge on 4/19. The races start at 3pm, come out and support! GO UNI TRACK!

Boys Track had no League Track meet last week but we had many boys participate in the OC Track and Field Championships. In the 100 , Faris Qaisi and Matt Tang, in the 200, Faris Qaisi, Matt Tang, Neel Chowdary and Lance Deolden, in the 400 Michael Blinstrub, in the 110 HH Ray Corpus and in the 4 x 400 relay Ethan Jenkins, Adam Gish, Neel Chowdary and Michael Blinstrub, in the High Jump Evan Pariser. This week is our GOW here at home against Woodbridge. Come out and support Uni Track and Field.

Boys Volleyball

The last couple of weeks have been hard for the UNI Boys’ Volleyball team.  We took a tough loss to Beckman last Friday and lost in 4 sets to a solid Northwood team on Tuesday.  With only 3 games left against Irvine, Woodbridge, and Beckman, we hope to better our league record as we close out the season.  This year’s team is full of talent and I still believe that we have a great chance to go far in the CIF tournament!!  Please come out and support our team on Tuesday April 24th at UNI against Irvine.  GO TROJANS!!!

17-18 Spring GOW Schedule

Sport Day Date Time Location Opponent
Boys Lacrosse Monday 3/19 4:00 Uni Stadium Northwood
Swimming  

Wednesday

 

3/21 3:15 UHS Pool Corona Del Mar
Boys Tennis Thursday 3/29 3:15 Uni Tennis Courts Woodbridge
Girls Lacrosse Wednesday 4/11 4:00 Uni Stadium Northwood
Boys Volleyball Tuesday 4/17 5:15 UHS Gym Northwood
Track & Field Thursday 4/19 3:00 Uni Stadium Woodbridge
Boys Golf Monday 4/26 3:00 Strawberry Farms Beckman
Baseball Friday 5/4 3:30 UHS Baseball Field Woodbridge
Softball Wednesday 5/9 3:30 UHS Softball Field Beckman

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

(Home events in Blue)

Thursday, April 19th
Boys Golf v Irvine @ Strawberry Farms – 3:00
***GOW***Track & Field v Woodbridge – 3:00
Boys Swimming @ Foothill – 3:00
Boys Tennis v Irvine – 3:15
Softball v Woodbridge – 3:30

Friday, April 20th
Girls Swimming @ Foothill – 3:00
Baseball v Northwood – 3:30

Saturday, April 21st
Boys & Girls Swimming @ Foothill – 10:00 a.m.

Monday, April 23rd
Boys Lacrosse v Woodbridge – 4:00

Tuesday, April 24th
Track & Field @ Beckman – 3:00
Boys Tennis @ Woodbridge – 3:15
Baseball v Irvine – 3:30
Softball @ Beckman – 3:30
Boys Volleyball v Irvine – 5:15
Girls Lacrosse v Woodbridge @ Uni Stadium – 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 25th
Boys & Girls Swimming @ Beckman – 3:15

 

GO TROJANS!

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TROJAN THURSDAY 4/12/18

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

Boys Volleyball GOW Tuesday, April 17th – Come out and Support!

Irvine Junior Games 2018 – Volunteer Opportunity!  Need to earn Service Hours?  Sign up to volunteer at the 2018 Irvine Junior Games.  http://irvinechildrensfund.org/

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Spring Sports Update

Baseball

The U*N*I Baseball Team is 10 and 6 overall, 2 and 4 in PCL action.  The Trojans finish their 3 game series with CDM at Home this afternoon.   Next week the U*N*I Team competes against Northwood, away on Tuesday and home on Friday.

Boys Golf

The University HS Boys Golf team has 3 matches this week.  Tue and Wed against Beckman at Tustin Ranch Golf Course and CDM at Newport Beach Country Club respectively.  We lost close matches to both schools.  We lost to Beckman 207 to 204 and to CDM 194 to 192.  Both matches could have been won if it were not for some uncharacteristic mistakes on our part.  We definitely had our opportunities.  But on the bright side, we had personal bests performances from Nyle Wong.  It is encouraging to see him continue to develop as a player that can contribute to the team!

Connor O’Brien was the low medalist for University HS with scores of 38 and 35 at Tustin Ranch and Newport Beach respectively.  Today we have our third match of the week against Northwood HS at Strawberry Farms Golf Course.  The last match against Northwood at Oak Creek, we did not have 2 of our starters.  Today we will be in full force and looking for some payback!  Wish us luck!  Go Trojans!!

Boys Lacrosse

The University Boy’s Lacrosse team traveled to Canyon View Elementary to take on the Northwood Timberwolves on Wednesday. The game was a very spirited contest. Northwood would be leading at halftime 6-4, after a back and forth first half. The Trojans came storming back in the third quarter tying it up 6-6. Ultimately the game would come down to a few missed opportunities for the Trojans losing 8-11.

Girls Lacrosse

Come out and support the Girls tomorrow as they take on Dana Hills in the Uni Stadium at 4:00 p.m.  Good luck girls!

Softball

Varsity Softball will be playing Corona del Mar today at home at 3:30.  Come out to the Softball fields and show your support!

Boys Swimming

The Trojan boys swim team continued their league meet season with an impressive victory over Irvine yesterday. This was an all-around solid team meet, with time improvements and strong swims coming top to bottom. Sophomore Lukas Johansson had a particularly good swim, posting a lifetime best in the 500 free. The underclassmen boys will be facing Portola today, then the whole team will be facing Woodbridge next Wednesday. Go Uni!

Girls Swimming

The girls swim team returned after break for a tough away league meet against a strong Irvine High team, with all three divisions, Varsity, JV and Open falling to the Vaqueros.  A few bright spots in the meet were season best times by Kate Weiland in the 200 IM, Alondra Ortiz in the 100 fly, Claire Jang in the 100 free and Marta Meinardi in the 500 free.

The swim team travels to Portola HS today for a non-league meet, then will host Woodbridge next Wednesday for the last home meet of the season when the seniors on the team will be recognized.

Boys Tennis

The boys tennis team came back from Spring Break with a match against Beckman on Tuesday.  Jack Wheeler and Noah Schneiderman came in and won a big match against the #1 doubles team to lead the Trojans to a 15 to 3 win.  Senior Sam Topper won his two sets in singles and Michael Rudin and Luis Moros won their two sets in doubles.  On Wednesday the team traveled to CdM to take on the 2nd ranked team in Orange County in a much anticipated match.  With the match tied at 2-2 seniors Patryk Kozlowski and Julian Lafond continued their undefeated season defeating CdM’s top team in a tiebreaker to give the Trojans a 3-2 lead.  Uni swept all 6 sets in the 2nd round to take a 9-3 lead in a match that was tied 3-3 after the 1st round.  Naevin Anukornchaikul (Johns Hopkins) led the Trojans winning all three sets at singles while only losing 3 games!  Junior Aditya Gupta (UPenn) also swept his three sets playing #1 singles.  Freshmen Rithvik Krishna defeated Cdm’s top player in the final round for his second win of the day.  The Trojans moved to 5-0 in league play and 15-1 overall.  Uni is the #1 team in CIFSS DI and has not lost a Pacific Coast League match in 12 years (113 straight wins).  The boys are back in action today at home against Northwood.

Track & Field

The Boys Track team had a Tri meet with CDM and Irvine prior to spring break with over 500 hundred athletes from all 3 schools. The meet was scored as two different dual meets and the boys lost both by less than 5 points. Some of our outstanding performances came from our 4 x 100 relay team (Qaisi, Tang, Koo and Lake), Ryan Duffy and Adam Gish in the 1600, Charlie Feuerborn and Ray corpus in the 110 HH, Jeremy Koo and Daniel Vilchis in the 400, Faris Qaisi and Austin Lake in the 100, Lee McEligot and Adam Gish in the 800, Micheal Wu in the 300 H, Faris Qaisi and Matt Tang in the 200, Raja Batra in the 3200, Juan Rodriquez in the long jump, Aaron Huang in the triple Jump, Evan Pariser and Sam Kammerman in the high Jump, Joshua Thai in the shot put. We have a bye this week but will return to competition next week here against Woodbridge as our GOW. We also have 14 different boys competing at the OC Track Championships this weekend at Mission Viejo High School. Go Trojan Track and Field!

Uni Girls Track competed in a Tri-meet against Irvine and CDM on 3/29. Although we lost to CDM, our varsity girls took the win against Irvine with some strong individual performances. Freshman Collette Lowengrub continues to impress, as she won both the 1600 and 3200 events. Sara Sussman took first in both the 400 and 800, Lauryn Wood won the 100, Katherine Loritz won the high jump, and Harini Venkataganesh won the shot put and took 2nd in the discus. Other top performers were Avery Klauke, Sandy Zhang, Mollie Kessler and Amber Sun. We look forward to watching many of these girls compete at the Orange County Championship meet this weekend. GO UNI TRACK!

Boys Volleyball

The boys are travelling to Beckman this Friday, April 13th.  Lower levels play at 4:00 and Varsity following at 5:15.  Best of luck!

17-18 Spring GOW Schedule

Sport Day Date Time Location Opponent
Boys Lacrosse Monday 3/19 4:00 Uni Stadium Northwood
Swimming  

Wednesday

 

3/21 3:15 UHS Pool Corona Del Mar
Boys Tennis Thursday 3/29 3:15 Uni Tennis Courts Woodbridge
Girls Lacrosse Wednesday 4/11 4:00 Uni Stadium Northwood
Boys Volleyball Tuesday 4/17 5:15 UHS Gym Northwood
Track & Field Thursday 4/19 3:00 Uni Stadium Woodbridge
Boys Golf Monday 4/23 3:00 Strawberry Farms Woodbridge
Baseball Friday 5/4 3:30 UHS Baseball Field Woodbridge
Softball Wednesday 5/9 3:30 UHS Softball Field Beckman

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

Thursday, April 12th
Boys Golf v Northwood @ Strawberry Farms – 3:00
Swimming @ Portola – 3:00
Boys Tennis v Northwood – 3:15
Baseball v Corona Del Mar – 3:30
Softball v Corona Del Mar – 3:30

Friday, April 13th

Girls Lacrosse v Dana Hills – 4:00
Boys Volleyball @ Beckman – 5:15

Saturday, April 14th
Track & Field – Orange County Invitational @ Mission Viejo – 9:00 a.m.

Monday, April 16th
Girls Lacrosse @ Corona Del Mar – 3:15

Tuesday, April 17th
Baseball @ Northwood – 3:30
Softball @ Irvine – 3:30
***GOW***Boys Volleyball v Northwood – 5:15

Wednesday, April 18th
Swimming v Woodbridge – 3:15
Boys Lacrosse @ Irvine – 6:00
Girls Lacrosse v Irvine – 6:00

Go Trojans!

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