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.
- Friday, Sept. 14th – Trojan Army Day! Wear your Trojan Army shirt and come out to the Football game to support our team! The Trojans will be playing Katella, game starts at 7:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, Sept. 18th – Girls Golf GOW!
- Tuesday, Sept. 18th – Girls Volleyball Fundraiser at Clean Juice (Woodbridge Village Center) 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – 25% of Sales will go to support the Team
- Homecoming Football game is Sept. 28th against Northwood!
Athletes must have “Cleared” status for the 2018-19 school year on www.athleticclearance.com in order to participate in try-outs.
- Girls Basketball Try-outs: Oct. 2, 3:30 – 5:30pm in the Uni Gym.
- Boys and Girls Soccer Try-outs: Anyone interested in joining the Boys or Girls Soccer programs this year must sign up to attend the try-outs. Sign up using this Google Form: https://goo.gl/VfkmYF. Click on the link and then use your IUSD Google Account to login.
- Boys try-outs will be held Oct. 1, 2 & 4, 3:15 – 4:45 on the grass field.
- Girls Try-outs will be held Oct. 10 (3:00 – 4:30) & Oct. 11 (3:15 – 4:45) on the far grass field behind the Varsity Baseball Field.
- Girls Lacrosse Try-outs: Oct. 23 – 25, 3pm – 5pm. Meet at the grass field behind the Varsity Baseball Field.
Fall Sports Update
Boys and Girls Cross Country had their first meet of the season this last Saturday at the Laguna Hills Invitational. On the girls side, the top ten performers for the day included; Collette Lowengrub, Avery Klauke, Ceci Langlois, Marta Meinardi, Allissa Kopylova, Amberly Matinez, Vani Tanka, Mackinzie Fields, Gwen Sanders and Rosanne Yu. One notable race was the girls sophomore race in which Collette Lowengrub led the race from the initial gun and won the race finishing 30 seconds ahead of the 2nd place runner. We also had 3 girls make into the top 100 fastest times on the day, Collette Lowengrub, Avery Klauke and Ceci Langlois. On the Boys side, our top performers included Raja Batra, Chris Lohmyer, Micheal Blinstrub, Ethan Jenkins, Adam Gish, Abhi Nisha Anish, Dylan Muniz, Caio Souza, Reece Carlton, and Luca Flick-Kaiser. Our next meet will be the Woodbridge Invitational. Go Trojan Running
Exciting home football game tomorrow night (9/14) in the Uni Stadium against Katella! Game starts at 7:00 p.m. Come out and support the team! Wear your Trojan Army Gear!
Here is a great article from the OC Sports Zone featuring our top returning football players, check it out!
We began the Pacific Coast League season last Tuesday against Northwood. We won that match 185-226. Our lowest scorer was Lexi Kim with a 1-under par 35 at Strawberry Farms Golf Course. Tuesday, we beat Irvine to improve our league record to 2-0 by a score of 188-233. Nodoka Honda shot a 1-under 34 at Oak Creek Golf Club. We completed a long week with a third match against both Troy and Diamond Bar at western Hills Country Club in Chino Hills. This was a non-league tri-match versus two of the top teams in the state. We finished as the third team in this contest, but it was a very competitive match played at an extremely difficult golf course. Dana Choi came in with an impressive 1-over par 36. It was a good character builder for as and showed us where we need to improve.
Check out this article from OC Varsity featuring Lexi Kim:
Lexi Kim shows she can lead way for University girls golf team
By DAMIAN V. DOTTORE |
PUBLISHED: September 4, 2018 at 9:50 pm | UPDATED: September 4, 2018 at 9:50 pm
IRVINE – Lexi Kim has been one of the most consistent players on the University High girls golf team, regularly stringing together a bunch of pars during her rounds.
One thing always seemed to be missing for her: birdies.
“She has always been very stable, but late last season she seemed to catch the bug that playing golf and competing is fun,” University coach Kevin Kasper said. “She played a lot of golf during the summer. Now she has that potential to go under par.”
Tuesday at Strawberry Farms golf course, Kim birdied the opening hole and went on to have a bogey-free round of 1-under-par 35 to lead the defending CIF State champion Trojans to a 185-226 victory against Pacific Coast League rival Northwood.
Nodoka Honda and Dana Choi added even-par 36s as Uni finished 5-over-par as a team.
“It feels great (to come back after winning state), and we have the potential to do well again,” Kasper said. “The new girls are going to have to play consistent golf for us.”
Kasper was referring to senior Emy Zhu and junior Emily Tao, who both entered the varsity lineup this season. Both golfers finished with a 39 for the Trojans (3-2) on Tuesday.
Michelle Du led the Timberwolves (0-2) with a 38.
It was the third time this season that all five of Uni’s scoring players broke 40 and the second time in five matches the Trojans finished in the 180s.
They recently posted a 183 in a three-stroke loss to Troy at Strawberry Farms.
The Trojans will get a rematch with a Warriors on Thursday in a tri-match at Western Hills Country Club that will include Diamond Bar.
“I think some of that might have been part of that Troy match, like here we are we are going to get our revenge,” Kasper aid.
Troy finished second to Uni in the state championship last season.
“We usually never get to play Troy head-to-head. We only face them in tournaments,” Kasper said, “and it was nice to let the girls see each other and each other’s game. A match like that helps teach the new girls how good some of the players are.
“As a team, we treat each year differently, and to have success, they are going to show that they can be consistent.”
The Uni girls tennis team won their 3rd straight match to kick off the 2018 season. The 2nd ranked Trojans defeated Dana Hills 13 to 5. Freshmen Jane Lee defeated Dana’s #1 player 6-4 in singles. Lee was impressive in defeating the senior player who has already committed to the Air Force Academy. Sophomores Mya Wang and Emily Markus picked up right where they left off last season with another sweep at first doubles. Last year the girls were selected to the All-Orange County team as freshmen! Sophomore Therese Garcia and freshmen Megan Bee, playing in her first varsity match, won both sets they played at doubles. The girls will be in action today at the Racquet Club of Irvine against Campbell Hall, the top ranked team in CIF D-1. The Uni girls defeated C. Hall in last year’s quarter-final match.
Our own Cami Brown was named one of the top 7 players to watch this season by OC Varsity! Check out the article below:
Orange County girls tennis preview: Top 7 players to watch (updated)
Orange County girls tennis preview 2018:
TOP 7 PLAYERS TO WATCH
Cami Brown, University, Jr.
Brown broke through last season by sweeping her singles matches against eventual champion Corona del Mar in the CIF-SS Division 1 team final.
Kristina Evloeva, Corona del Mar, Sr.
Evloeva could emerge as the No. 1 singles player for the defending Division 1 champion, which sent county player of the year Danielle Willson to USC.
Janie Marcus, Corona del Mar, Sr.
Marcus is an impact newcomer who studied online last year.
Ella Pachl, Laguna Beach, Jr.
Watch out for Pachl and the Breakers in Division 3. They could duel Huntington Beach in the Sunset Conference’s Wave League.
Jenna Sabile, Troy, So.
Sabile is one of the county’s top class of 2021 recruits. She helps make Troy the team to beat in the Freeway League.
Courtney Swift, Dana Hills, Sr.
The recent Air Force commit played hard court and clay court girls nationals over the summer.
Michelle Zell, Foothill, Jr.
The reigning Crestview League MVP could challenge Brown as the top junior in the county but don’t forget about Laguna Beach’s Ella Pachl.
Please send girls tennis players and girls teams to watch to Dan Albano at email@example.com or @ocvarsityguy on Twitter
University girls volleyball is off to an awesome start. Finishing second at the Tesoro tournament really got the girls going in the early part of the season. Girls have come together both on and off the court and have taken to me, the new coach. We have already tripled the matches won from last year and on pace to finish higher in league than the last couple years. Currently 11-9 we have played some great teams and we are playing the new way, the new mentality of Uni volleyball. United, Never giving up, Intelligent, volleyball.
The girls will be playing at home today, Sept. 13th in a league match against Irvine High School. Junior Varsity and Frosh/Soph teams play at 4:00 with Varsity following at 5:15. Come out and support the girls!
On Tuesday, Sept. 18th, the Girls Volleyball Boosters are hosting a fundraiser at Clean Juice: 4738 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92604. Come to Clean Juice between 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. and 25% of the sales will go back to the team!
Check out the article below from the OC Sports Zone featuring our girls in their exciting win over Marina on Wednesday, August 29th!
Boys Water Polo
The boys water polo team won their GOW last Tuesday, beating Marina HS 25-3. Led by a great defensive effort all season by senior captain Cameron Bernardo in goal, the Trojans are now holding a 4-1 record. The Trojan aquamen have a tournament this weekend and hope to come home with a 1st place win. Please come support the team next week as they battle Garden Grove on Tuesday at home.
Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletics events
(Home events in Blue)
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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