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.
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.
Track & Field: Dec. 10, After School @ the track
Boys Swimming: Interest meeting Dec. 11 at Uni Pool @ 3:30 p.m. Try-outs are Thursday, Dec. 13 at 3:30 at Uni Pool
Baseball: Monday, Dec. 17 at 3:00 p.m. at the Varsity Baseball Field
Boys Golf: Week of Jan. 7 @ Strawberry Farms Golf Course. Email Coach Shea for times: firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
Last night the Boys Varsity basketball team overcame a six point halftime time deficit and rolled to a 97 – 67 win over Saddleback Valley Christian for their second straight win at the St. Margaret’s Tournament. Senior guard Andrea Roy led the way with 25 points while sophomore guard Kody Uyesugi added 21 points to go along with seven assists. Junior guard Will Stenta had a great game with 16 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists.
The boy’s record currently stands at 5 – 3. The guys play San Juan Hills in the semifinals Friday at 5:00 with the winner facing Newport harbor Saturday at 6:00. Uyesugi is currently the leading scorer and top three point shooter in Orange County while Roy is second in the county in three pointers made.
The Lady Trojan basketball team is off to a great start winning the Norco Tournament. Claire Kawata was named All tournament and Malia Goldsmith was named the MVP of the tournament. Last week the girls hosted a tournament and had some tough games, losing one in Overtime and one at the buzzer. Malia Goldsmith was named to that All-tournament team. The girls are currently 6-3 and play Tustin and Aliso Niguel this week. The next home game is Friday Dec 7th at 7pm vs Aliso.
Boys Soccer is off to a great start. They have defeated Santiago of Garden Grove, Cypress, Huntington Beach, and San Juan Hills. The boys will play at home on Monday, Dec. 10 against Lakewood at 3:15. Come out and support!
Girls Soccer has a game this Thursday rain or shine against Capo at 3:15pm. Please come out and support the team. This Saturday the girls will play in the Newport Harbor Tournament. Come watch some amazing soccer. Games are 8am and 11am.
Girls Water Polo
University Girls Water Polo is off to a great start. Leading the charge are it’s 6 returning seniors all making large contributions to a 4-0 start to the season. The team is also growing, showing larger numbers than last year, and the girls are quickly becoming good friends. This upcoming weekend the Varsity team travels to Irvine high school for the El Nino tournament, while the JV will travel to Anaheim to compete in the Western tournament. If you have a chance to see a water polo player, please wish them good luck.
The varsity team competed at the Corona Del Mar Wrestling Tournament last Saturday, Dec. 1st.
Ethan Chin and Justin Andre went undefeated; Dylan Ohashi and Haruta Ishizuka went 4-1 and earned all-tourney team awards. The team got 3rd out of 24 teams. Wrestling defeated Northwood 78-3 in the varsity level in their first league dual meet of the season. This Saturday, the Junior Varsity and Frosh/Soph teams will be travelling to Capo Valley High school for a tournament.
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.
1/31: Pack the Gym Night! Boys Basketball v Woodbridge – 7:00 p.m.
Continue to do what you can to help support UNI Athletics and:
- Attend the games
- Wear UNI clothing or colors to the games
- Attend the GOWs
- Support the Trojan Army so we can put on events and give always at big games
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