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.
Congrats to Cami Brown! Cami was named the OC Register’s female tennis player of the year. It is the first time in school history that a member of the girl’s team has won this award! Cami was also chosen to be a part of the First team, “All Orange County Tennis Team” for singles. Sophomores Emily Markus and Maya Wang were named to the First team, “All Orange County Tennis Team” in doubles. Finally, freshmen Jane Lee was named to the First team, “All Orange County team”, for singles. We are very proud of these girls and all of our players for an incredible year!
Football – We are sad to announce that our Head Football Coach, Scott Meyer, will be leaving University at the end of January to be the head coach at Lakewood High School. Our administrative team has begun the search for a new head coach and is looking to swiftly fill the position with the best candidate possible.
Athletes must have “Cleared” status for the 2018-19 school year on www.athleticclearance.com in order to participate in try-outs. Attend all dates listed unless otherwise stated.
Boys Golf: Week of Jan. 7 @ Strawberry Farms Golf Course. First round is Monday, Jan. 7 @ 3:00 p.m. Try-out for Winter Sport Athletes will be Saturday, Jan. 12. Anyone interested in attending must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, Jan. 7th. This try-out is only for students currently participating in a winter sport (Boys Basketball, Boys Soccer or Wrestling).
Boys Volleyball: Tuesday, Jan. 8, 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the Uni Gym.
Boys Lacrosse: Wednesday, Jan. 9, 3pm – 5pm on the grass field
Boys Tennis: Monday, Jan. 17, after school at the tennis courts
Winter Sports Update
Check out this link to the Sports Section of the Sword & Shield for sports articles written by Uni Students: https://uhsswordandshield.com/category/sword-and-shield-2/sports/
Tonight the boys varsity basketball team takes on Irvine in an important Pacific Coast League contest at 7:00 p.m. in the gym. Tuesday, the boys dropped the opening game of league play 70 – 57 to Northwood. Junior guard Will Stenta paced the Trojans with 21 points. Last week Uni won three games in the Gary Raya/So Cal Elite Tournament defeating San Clemente in overtime, El Dorado and posted a 25 point win over Woodbridge.
Will Stenta and sophomore guard Kody Uyesugi were both named to the all-tournament team. Over Christmas break the Trojans will participate in the Tustin Tournament.
University starts fast and defeats Woodbridge 82-57 in So Cal Elite Gary Raya Classic
Read the OC Sports Zone Article Here:
The Lady Trojan Basketball team came away with a second place finish in the Villa Park Tournament. They opened league play Tuesday night with a win over Northwood. Without their two star players Malia Goldsmith and Claire Kawata, due to injuries, the rest of the team stepped up and grabbed the victory over the Timberwolves. Aryn Press led all scores with 10 points, 14 rebounds and 8 blocked shots. Neeyaz Cyrus added 9 points. Thursday they will take on Irvine High at home at 5:30pm.
Boys soccer continued its winning ways last week with a 1-0 win over Brea Olinda . The goal was scored by Lee McEligot, his 5th of the year, and was assisted by Sebastian Hertel, his 4th assist in 2 games . Sean Salah with the shutout in goal.
League began yesterday at Northwood and ground out another 1-0 win. Pedro Palmaka with his 8th goal of the year and Giorgio Conta with the assist, his 7th. Record now stands at 7-1-1.
We are at Irvine on Thursday (12/20) to continue league play. Varsity game at 5:00 p.m.
Girls soccer had a tough match against Northwood Tuesday night losing 3-2. It was a great battle and our first league match. Come out and support the Girls JV game at 3:15pm followed by the Girls Varsity game at 5:00pm in the stadium under the lights against Irvine Thursday.
Girls Water Polo
Girls Water Polo defeated Irvine 7-5 last Thursday and then went on to beat Northwood at home on Tuesday with a final score of 7-6. The girls will be taking on Irvine at home today at 4:00 p.m. Come out and support!
The Uni Wrestling team will be back at it after the break on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Woodbridge. Varsity wrestling starts at 5:00 p.m.
Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletics events
(Home events in Blue)
Winter GOW Schedule
12/5: Wrestling v Northwood – 5:00 p.m.
12/8: Cheer – Time TBA
12/11 Girls Soccer v Orange Lutheran – 3:15 p.m.
1/15: Girls Water Polo v Beckman – 4:00 p.m.
1/25: Boys Soccer v Irvine – 5:00 p.m.
1/31: Pack the Gym Night! Girls Basketball v Woodbridge – 5:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball v Woodbridge – 7:00 p.m.