TROJAN THURSDAY 1/11/18

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

Congrats to our Boys Lacrosse Coach, Andreas Gaynor, for being inducted into the Wissahickon High School Hall of Fame!  Andreas was honored at their 2017 Alumni Hall of Fame Induction on Oct. 6, 2017.  You can read about his accomplishments here: http://www.wsdweb.org/our-community/alumni/hall-of-fame/2017-hall-of-fame-inductees 

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Upcoming Sports Try-outs:  All athletes must show current Uni Athletic ID card to coach prior to participating in try-outs.

Boys Swimming: Friday, January 12th @ 4:00 p.m. @ Uni Pool

Track & Field: Friday, January 26th @ 3:00 p.m. @ Uni Track

Boys Tennis: January 2018 (Dates and Times TBA)

Softball: Feb. 13th @ 3:00 p.m. @ Uni Softball Fields

Baseball: Saturday, Feb. 10th from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. @ Uni Baseball Fields.  If interested in attending, contact Coach Gerakos in advance: michaelgerakos@iusd.org.

Winter Sports Update

Boys Basketball

On Tuesday the Boys Varsity Basketball Team opened Pacific Coast League play with an 82 – 78 victory over the Corona del Mar Sea Kings. Senior guards Alex Bray and Kevin Yahampath led the way by scoring 27 and 22 points, respectively.  Junior guard Andrea Roy added 11 points.  You can read all about the game in the OC Register article below. Tomorrow the boys travel to Northwood for a 7:00 p.m. game.  Over the break the boys participated in the Marin Catholic Tournament going 2 – 2.  The Trojans lost by five to the number one ranked team in San Francisco, University High, by a score of 85 – 80.  The boys posted two wins over Arcata High and Lincoln of San Francisco while dropping a contest to another San Francisco power, Lowell High.  Next week the Trojans are away at Irvine on Tuesday (1/16) and home on Thursday (1/18) after finals are over to Woodbridge.  The Trojans are currently 1 – 0 in league and 11 – 4 overall.

Bray leads University rally in final minute to knock off Corona del Mar

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By STEVE FRYER | sfryer@scng.com | Orange County Register
PUBLISHED: January 9, 2018 at 10:46 pm | UPDATED: January 10, 2018 at 9:27 am

IRVINE – Alex Bray scored 27 points and made five free throws in the game’s final minute to help University defeat Corona del Mar 82-78 in the Pacific Coast League opener for both Tuesday at Corona del Mar High.

Corona del Mar won the league championship last season. Northwood finished second. Corona del Mar and Northwood look like leading candidates for the league title this year, and University has both of them on its schedule in this league-opening week.

University coach Mike Dinneen said it is crucial that the Trojans, who finished in a three-way tie for third place last season, have a good week.

“It’s really important to get at least one of the two,” Dinneen said, “and we got one.”

University, 11-4 overall, plays at Northwood on Friday. Corona del Mar (10-5) is home against Beckman in another league game Friday.

Corona del Mar had a 77-76 lead going into the final minute. Bray made two free throws with 44 seconds to go to put University on top 78-77. He then made a steal, slicing in front of a Corona del Mar player to intercept the pass like a football cornerback, was immediately fouled and made two free throws for an 80-77 lead with 27 seconds remaining.

The Sea Kings’ Connor Schimmelpfennig made a free throw to trim the University lead to two points with 14 seconds left.

Bray was fouled upon receiving the ensuing inbounds pass. He made the first of two free throws, making it 81-78, but missed the second. Corona del Mar’s Jake Hamilton missed a 3-point try from the corner, and University’s Will Stenta got the rebound, was fouled and, with one second remaining, made a free throw to provide the final four-point margin.

Corona del Mar 6-foot-6 senior Kevin Kobrine scored 35 points with 19 rebounds. Sea Kings sophomore John Humphreys scored 29 points, 12 in the fourth quarter. Humphreys and Kobrine accounted for 73 percent of Corona del Mar’s scoring.

University’s Kevin Yahampath scored 22 points with five 3-pointers. Brandon Liu collected a team-high six rebounds for the Trojans.

Bray was 1 for 4 at the free-throw line before finishing with a 5-for-6 run in the game’s final minute. He said he was more relaxed at the line when his free throws were most important.

“I’m glad I could hit them down the stretch and help us get this win,” Bray said.

“Alex made the big plays down the stretch,” Dinneen said. “He got that steal and he all of his free throws down the stretch. He’s a big-time player.”

Girls Basketball

The Lady Trojan Basketball team is having a successful season thus far.  They are 13-5 and have set their goals high.  They took home 1st place in the WYBT Hawaii tournament over the Winter Break and have started off league play with a win over Corona Del Mar.  Claire Kawata and Ashley Chandler were standouts in the Hawaii Tournament and last night Malia Goldsmith had 24 points against CDM.  All the ladies are playing great basketball right now and will head to Northwood Friday night to take on the Timberwolves.

Boys Soccer

Boys soccer is now ranked #2 in OC behind only Servite.  Last week the OC register athlete of the week was our own Lee McEligot.  We beat Canyon 7-0 and San Juan Hills 5-0 last week and opened up league with a huge 3-1 victory over CDM on Tuesday.  Two goals from Pedro Palmaka and one from Sebastian Hertel.  Record now is 8-1-2.  We play at home today, Jan. 11th vs Northwood.  All three levels play at 3:15, come out and support the team!

Orange County boys soccer athlete of the week: University’s Lee McEligot

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University’s Lee McEligot is the Register’s boys soccer athlete of the week for Monday, Jan. 8. (Photo courtesy of University High)

By DAMIAN DOTTORE | ddottore@scng.com | Orange County Register
January 8, 2018 at 3:23 pm

The Register’s boys soccer athlete of the week for Monday, Jan. 8.

Lee McEligot
University

He finished the week with three goals and an assist to help the Trojans defeat Canyon and San Juan Hills. He scored two goals in a 7-0 victory against the Comanches.

University soccer gets breakthrough win against Corona del Mar in PCL opener

By DAMIAN DOTTORE | ddottore@scng.com | Orange County Register
PUBLISHED: January 9, 2018 at 9:07 pm | UPDATED: January 10, 2018 at 6:35 pm

RVINE – University boys soccer coach Martin Wallwork summed up Tuesday’s 3-1 Pacific Coast League victory against Corona del Mar with one word.

“Relief,” he said.

It was the first time in his five years with the Trojans that he topped his rival. And it was also a triumph that served as a good barometer for status of his program and his chances of winning the PCL championship as the battle for first place traditionally involves these two teams.

“It was an emotional game for both sets of players,” Wallwork said. “But I told my players to take the emotion out of it and play their game and treat it like any other game. And  they did a really good job of doing that. When we play top teams we want to prove something. ”

Pedro Palmaka scored two goals and Sebastien Hertel added another in the breakthrough triumph for their coach at University High.

But it was Corona del Mar that struck first in what was the league opener for both teams. The Sea Kings kept the Trojans pinned in the defensive end for early on, and took a 1-0 lead in the sixth minute when Max Rivas flicked in a long throw from Grant Glessing.

Four minutes later, though, the Trojans tied the score when Pedro Palmaka collected a rebound in the box and lined a shot inside the right post. Darious Abdollahi struck first for the Trojans, but Campbell Sheppard made a diving save. Unfortunately for the Sea Kings, Sheppard knocked the ball to Palmaka.

Sheppard, though, turned in another impressive performance for the Sea Kings, finishing with six saves, three coming off point-blank shost in the box.

“He is awesome. He has been unreal,” Corona del Mar coach George Larsen said. “We do give up a lot of chances, but he has kept so many out. It’s crazy. He has been fantastic for us.”

Hertel extended the Trojans’ lead to 2-1 in the 27th minute and Palmaka set the final margin in the 59th, converting a penalty kick after the Sea Kings were called for a handball in the box.

The game was originally scheduled to be played at Corona del Mar, but the Sea Kings play on grass, and the stormy weather on Tuesday forced the game to be moved to Uni’s turf field, so the Sea Kings will have to play two road games against the Trojans as the Jan. 30 match will remain at University.

“They are very tough play against. They put a lot of balls in the box and put a lot of pressure on you and score goals. But we knew that if we weathered those first few minutes, our football would start to show through,” Wallwork said. “And it did. We were very disappointed to concede that one goal because we knew that he had that long throw. We talked about it for days. It was very important for us to get the equalizer right away. Otherwise it would have been a long game for us.”

The Sea Kings were missing a key playmaker on Tuesday as Kyle Mabwa suffered a season-ending knee injury, tearing his ACL and LCL during a recent practice. Wallwork called Mabwa the best player in the PCL.

“He was on his way to having a good year, and I feel really bad for him,” Corona del Mar coach George Larsen said. “We will have to reinvent ourselves.”

Girls Soccer

On Tuesday, 1/9, our UNI girls’ soccer team play valiantly against Corona Del Mar, but ultimately succumbed to this amazing group of girls 1-0.  Today we are looking to rally, and beat Northwood in our match at Meadowood Park at 3:15pm!  Next Thursday, 1/18, is not only our GOW against Woodbridge at 5:00pm, but senior night as well.  To really kick things off, we will be giving out free tacos from Tacos & Co to the first 100 students during half time.  We can’t wait to see you there!

Girls Water Polo

Girls water polo plays today, 1/11 at Northwood and Friday at Irvine.  Best of luck girls!

Wrestling

Last night UNI wrestled at Irvine and lost.  Next Wednesday UNI will host Woodbridge.  Wrestling starts at 5:00 p.m. for lower levels and Varsity will follow.  Please come out and support.

17-18 Winter GOW Schedule

Sport Day Date Time Location Opponent
Wrestling Wednesday 12/20 6:00 UHS Gym Corona Del Mar
Girls Water Polo Thursday

 

1/18 4:15 UHS Pool Woodbridge
Girls Soccer Thursday 1/25 3:15 Uni Stadium Northwood
Girls Basketball Friday 2/2 5:30 UHS Gym Irvine
Boys Basketball Friday 2/2 7:00 UHS Gym Irvine
Boys Soccer Thursday 2/8 3:15 Uni Stadium Woodbridge

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

(Home events in Blue)

Thursday, January 11th
Boys Soccer v Northwood – 3:15 p.m.
Girls Soccer @ Northwood – 3:15 p.m.
Girls Water Polo @ Northwood – 4:15 p.m.

Friday, January 12th
Girls Water Polo @ Irvine – 4:15 p.m.
Girls Basketball @ Northwood – 5:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball @ Northwood – 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 16th
Boys Soccer v Irvine – 3:15 p.m.
Girls Soccer @ Irvine – 5:00 p.m.
Girls Basketball @ Irvine – 5:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball @ Irvine – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 17th
Wrestling v Woodbridge – 6:00 p.m.

Continue to do what you can to help support UNI Athletics and:

  1. Attend the games
  2. Wear UNI clothing or colors to the games
  3. Attend the GOWs
  4. Support the Trojan Army so we can put on events and give always at big games
  5. Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – http://trojanthursday.wordpress.com  
  6. Get others to do the same

GO TROJANS!

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TROJAN THURSDAY 12/14/17

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

Upcoming Sports Try-outs:
All athletes must show current Uni Athletic ID card to coach prior to participating in try-outs.

Girls Swimming: Dec. 12th, 14th & 15th @ Lunch

Boys Golf: Dec. 18th – 20th  Must sign up with Coach Shea in advance: charlesshea@iusd.org 

Boys Swimming: Interest Meeting Dec. 21st @ Lunch in MPR A

Boys Tennis: January 2018 (Dates and Times TBA)

Winter Sports Update

 Boys Basketball

The Boys Basketball Team will play in the semifinals of the SoCal Elite/Gary Raya Classic this Friday at 7:00 in the University Gym.  The Trojans are currently 6 – 1 and are riding a three game winning streak.  Admission is free with an ASB card.  Uni has recently defeated highly ranked Newport Harbor and San Clemente. Last night the Trojans beat crosstown rival Woodbridge 75-58.  Guards Alex Bray and Kevin Yahampath continue to lead the way for the Trojans.  Bray scored a career high 45 points against Newport Harbor.

Girls Basketball

The Varsity girls beat San Juan Hills 42-32 on Wednesday as part of the Spartan Classic Tourney hosted by Orangewood Academy.  Next Tuesday the girls will play Tustin at home.  Varsity plays at 7:00 PM.  Come out and support!

Boys Soccer

Boys Soccer continues their winning streak with a 3-2 win over Laguna Hills on Wednesday.  Come out and support the team as they take on Brea Olinda tomorrow night (12/15) at 7:00 PM in the Uni Stadium.

Girls Soccer

Girls Soccer came out victorious over Laguna Hills yesterday, beating the Hawks 3-1. Come out and support the girls tomorrow night (12/15) as they take on La Habra in the Uni Stadium at 5:00 PM.

Girls Water Polo

Girls Water Polo beat Aliso Niguel 8-6 on Tuesday.  The girls will be travelling to Garden Grove today (12/14) for another non-league game.  Best of luck girls!

Wrestling

Last night, Dec. 13th, UNI wrestled Northwood and all three levels won with Varsity dominating Northwood 60-21.   Last weekend, Lorena Egea competed in the Santa Ana tournament and won 1st going 4-0 and won Middle weight MVP of the tournament.  All of Lorena’s wins came as pins with her finals match lasting 8 seconds.  Last weekend the Boys competed at the Tustin tournament with Ethan Chin placing 3rd and Sebastian Corona placing 5th. This weekend Lorena Egea will be competing in the Girls Tournament of Champions at Cerritos College and the Boys will be competing at the El Toro tournament.  Next Wednesday will be the second league dual of the season and GOW against Corona del Mar.  Wrestling will begin at 5pm.  Come out and Support!

17-18 Winter GOW Schedule

Sport Day Date Time Location Opponent
Wrestling Wednesday 12/20 6:00 UHS Gym Corona Del Mar
Girls Water Polo Thursday

 

1/18 4:15 UHS Pool Woodbridge
Girls Soccer Thursday 1/25 3:15 Uni Stadium Northwood
Girls Basketball Friday 2/2 5:30 UHS Gym Irvine
Boys Basketball Friday 2/2 7:00 UHS Gym Irvine
Boys Soccer Thursday 2/8 3:15 Uni Stadium Woodbridge

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

(Home events in Blue)

Thursday, December 14th   
Girls Water Polo @ Garden Grove – 3:15 PM

Friday, December 15th  
Boys Basketball Tournament – Time and Location TBA
Girls Soccer v La Habra – 5:00 PM
Boys Soccer v Brea Olinda – 7:00 P

Saturday, December 16th  
Boys Basketball Tournament – Time and Location TBA
Girls Basketball Tournament @ Orangewood Academy – Time TBA
Girls Wrestling @ Cerritos College – 9:00 AM
Boys Wrestling @ El Toro – 9:30 AM

Tuesday, December 19th
Girls Soccer v Ocean View – 3:15 PM
Girls Water Polo v Laguna Hills – 4:15 PM
Boys Soccer v Pacifica – 5:00 PM
Girls Basketball v Tustin – 7:00 PM

Wednesday, December 20th  
Girls Water Polo v Cajon – 4:15 PM
***GOW***Wrestling v Corona Del Mar – 6:00 PM

Thursday, December 21st
Girls Soccer v Warren – 3:15 PM

Friday, December 22nd
Wrestling Tournament @ Brea Olinda – Time TBA
Boys Soccer @ Capistrano Valley – 6:30 PM
Boys Basketball v Sonora – 7:00 PM

Continue to do what you can to help support UNI Athletics and:

  1. Attend the games
  2. Wear UNI clothing or colors to the games
  3. Attend the GOWs
  4. Support the Trojan Army so we can put on events and give always at big games
  5. Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – http://trojanthursday.wordpress.com
  6. Get others to do the same

Go Trojans!

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TROJAN THURSDAY 12/7/17

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

Upcoming Sports Try-outs:
All athletes must show current Athletic ID card to coach prior to participating in try-outs.

Baseball:
Dec. 4th (3:15 – 4:30)
Dec. 6th (2:45 – 4:15)
Dec. 7th & 8th (3:15 – 4:30)

Track & Field:  Dec. 7th (3:10 – 4:30) @ Uni Track

Swimming: Dec. 12th – 14th @ Lunch

Boys Golf: Dec. 18th – 20th   – Must sign up with Coach Shea in advance: charlesshea@iusd.org

Boys Tennis:  January 2018 (Dates and Times TBA)

Winter Sports Update

Boys Basketball

The Boys Varsity Basketball team scored two big wins to start the St. Margaret’s (San Juan Capistrano) Tournament and improve their record to 3 – 0.  University defeated Sage Hill 68 – 29 on Tuesday.  Alex Bray had 16 points and 14 rebounds while Kevin Yahampath added 15 points and nine assists.  Yesterday the Trojans beat Pacifica Christian of Newport Beach 109 – 69 behind Bray’s 27 points and four three Pointers.  Yahampath dished out 15 assists and scored 11 points.  Bryan Nguyen added 13 points and ten rebounds while Shan Dharod hit three 3pters and scored 11 points.  Uni made 17 threes during the game.  On Friday (12/8) the Trojans take on San Juan Hills in the semifinals at 6:30 p.m.  Saturday night the team will face either Mission Viejo or Newport Harbor.  Admission is free which means that Coach Dinneen will pay for your ticket.

Girls Basketball

The Trojan Girls Basketball team finished off the South Coast Classic in 5th place with only one loss and that was to Mater Dei.  It was a very successful start to the season.  Ashley Chandler and Malia Goldsmith were named to the All-tournament team, but the victories were truly a team effort.  Stand out performances from Neeyaz Cyrus, Monique Meriwether and Karissa Shin added to the wins!  They will now travel to Katella Thursday night for a non-league game at 7pm.

Boys Soccer

The Uni Boys continue their winning season with a 2-0 win over El Modena on Tuesday.  The entire Boys Soccer program will be heading to Esperanza High School tomorrow, Dec. 8th for a non-league match-up.  All games start at 3:00 PM.  Good luck boys!

Girls Soccer

UNI Girls Soccer has started off the year strong, with a 3-1 victory over Capistrano Valley High School putting our season at 3-1-0.  Emma Goolsby has already started off the season strong as our lead scorer with 5 goals already this preseason! This great start can only be due to the bond these girls have as a team, and the commitment they have to their UNI soccer family.  Today we look to strengthen our standings as we take on Marina High School on their home turf, today at 3:00pm.  We will be returning to our own field for our game next Friday (12/15) against La Habra High School at 5:00pm.  You don’t want to miss out on this game as we will have giveaways and free tacos to the first 100 students during half time! The boys’ soccer game will also have their game that night, so don’t miss out!

Girls Water Polo

University Girls Water polo conquers Portola once again. For the third time running, UNI’s JV team beats Portola in a close game. In the first quarter, UNI was winning with a 4-2 lead. Joy Chen (So.) scoring 2, with Mae Altarac (So.) and Savanna Cruz (So.) scoring 1. During the second quarter Portola earned 2 goals to bring the score to a 4-4 tie. In the third and fourth quarter a standstill kept up the suspense until player Joy Chen (So.), scored in the last few seconds, earning the game winning goal against the bulldogs. Bringing the score to 5-4 win for UNI. UNI’s frosh team hopes to be successful in the next round against Portola; for now all other UNI water polo girls are practicing hard and looking forward to a promising season.

Wrestling

Last night, JV and Frosh/Soph wrestled Portola High School and both teams won their duals, 48-18 and 39-12.  This Saturday Lorena Egea will look to win her first tournament of the season at Santa Ana High School.  The boys will be wrestling Saturday at the Tustin tournament.  Next week wrestling will kick off league with an away dual at Northwood on Wednesday December 13th.

***Winter GOW Schedule Coming Soon***

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

Thursday, December 7th  
Girls Water Polo – Irvine El Nino Tourney – 3:00 PM
Girls Soccer @ Marina – 3:00 PM
Girls Basketball @ Katella – 7:00 PM

Friday, December 8th  
Boys Basketball Tournament @ St. Margaret’s– 6:30 PM
Boys Soccer @ Esperanza – 3:00 PM

Saturday, December 9th  
Boys Basketball Tournament @ St. Margaret’s– Time TBA
Girls Water Polo – Irvine El Nino Tourney – Time TBA
Girls Wrestling Tourney @ Santa Ana HS – 9:30 AM
Wrestling Tourney @ Tustin HS – 10:00 AM

Monday, December 11th
Girls Basketball Tourney @ Orangewood Academy – 6:00 PM

Tuesday, December 12th
Girls Water Polo v. Aliso Niguel – 4:15 PM
Boys Basketball Tournament @ Woodbridge – 5:30 PM
Girls Basketball Tourney @ Orangewood Academy – 6:00 PM

Wednesday, December 13th
Boys Basketball Irvine Tourney – Time TBA
Girls Soccer @ Laguna Hills – 4:30 PM
Girls Basketball Tourney @ Orangewood Academy – 4:30 PM
Wrestling @ Northwood – 6:00 PM
Boys Soccer @ Laguna Hills – 6:30 PM

Continue to do what you can to help support UNI Athletics and:

  1. Attend the games
  2. Wear UNI clothing or colors to the games
  3. Attend the GOWs
  4. Support the Trojan Army so we can put on events and give always at big games
  5. Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – http://trojanthursday.wordpress.com
  6. Get others to do the same

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TROJAN THURSDAY 11/30/17

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

Upcoming Sports Try-outs:

Baseball:
Dec. 4th (3:15 – 4:30)
Dec. 6th (2:45 – 4:15)
Dec. 7th & 8th (3:15 – 4:30)

Track & Field:  Dec. 7th  (3:00 – 4:30) @ Uni Track

Boys Golf:  Dec. 18th – 20th    – Must sign up with Coach Shea in advance: charlesshea@iusd.org

Boys Lacrosse Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Winter Sports

Boys Basketball

The Boys Varsity Basketball Team opened their season last night with a 67-62 victory over Corona Santiago.  Senior guard Alex Bray led the way scoring 34 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.  Junior forward Brandon Liu posted a double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds.  Senior guard Kevin Yahampath dished out 16 assists.  The score was tied at 18 after the first quarter.  The Trojans got the lead midway through the second quarter and never relinquished it the rest of the way.

Next week the boys will participate in the St. Margaret’s Tournament.  On Tuesday the Trojans face Sage Hill at 5:00 and then play Pacifica Christian on Wednesday at 3:30.  Admission for the tournament at St. Margaret’s is free.

Girls Basketball

The University Girls Basketball team got off to a great start last week defeating Mission Viejo 62-19.  Junior Malia Goldsmith lead all scores with 16 point.  Karissa Shin added 12 points, Ashley Chandler had 12 points and Claire Kawata had 11 points.  Monday, the Lady Trojans opened the South Coast Tournament playing Mater Dei.  The team lost but had a valiant effort.  Malia Goldsmith had 13 points against the Monarchs.  The girls took on El Toro Wednesday night and came out victorious 58-38.  Malia had 19 points, 6 assists and 6 steals.  Ashley Chandler had 10 points and 13 rebounds. The team will now play Foothill Friday Night at 630pm.

Boys Soccer

Boys soccer started their pre-season with a big 7-0 win over Kennedy High School. They were the only team we failed to beat last year in preseason with a 1-1 tie.   Fittingly, Ryan Romero captained the side with a heavy heart and scored his and our first goal of the year. The courage he showed is remarkable.  Senior Darious Abdollahi scored a hat trick, the first time that has been done on opening day in recent history.  Goals were scored by: Darious Abdollahi 3, Ryan Romero, Omar Sabbagh, Ivan Ma, and Kian Mohseni.

Assists for: Aydin Abdollahi, Dhanvi Desu, Lee McEligot 2, Shadman Shaker, and Giorgio Conta.

Next up is D1 powerhouse Huntington Beach on Friday here at Uni at 3:15.  Come out and show your support!

Girls Soccer

The Girls’ Soccer team has gotten off to an amazing start.  They defeated Godinez 3-0 on Monday and El Modena 3-1 on Wednesday.  They will be taking on Orange Lutheran away on Friday, 12/1.  Best of luck girls!

Girls Water Polo

The Girls Water Polo team will be participating in the El Dorado tournament this Friday and Saturday.  Friday’s games will be played at Yorba Linda High School.  Best of luck girls!

Wrestling

The Wrestling team has been practicing hard preparing for the season.  Varsity and JV will be competing this weekend at the Millikan Duals Tournament.  Next Wednesday is the first home dual of the season vs Portola, wrestling will start at 5:00PM.

***Winter GOW Schedule Coming Soon***

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

Friday, December 1st
Girls Basketball Tournament @ Uni – Time TBA
Boys Wrestling Tournament @ Millikan – 3:00 PM
Girls Soccer @ Orange Lutheran – 3:15 PM
Boys Soccer v Huntington Beach – 3:15 PM
Girls Wrestling Tournament @ Beckman – 5:00 PM
Girls Water Polo Tournament @ Yorba Linda – 6:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Saturday, December 2nd
Girls Water Polo Tournament – Time & Location TBA
Girls Basketball Tournament @ Uni – Time TBA
Boys Wrestling Tournament @ Millikan – 9:00 AM

Tuesday, December 5th
Boys Soccer v. El Modena – 3:15 PM
Girls Soccer @ Capistrano Valley – 5:00 PM
Boys Basketball Tournament @ St. Margaret’s Episcopal – 5:00 PM

Wednesday, December 6th
Boys Basketball Tournament @ St. Margaret’s Episcopal – 3:30 PM

 

Continue to do what you can to help support UNI Athletics and:

  1. Attend the games
  2. Wear UNI clothing or colors to the games
  3. Attend the GOWs
  4. Support the Trojan Army so we can put on events and give always at big games
  5. Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – http://trojanthursday.wordpress.com
  6. Get others to do the same

GO TROJANS!

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Girls Golf State Champs!!!!

Girls Golf wins California State Championships!

Girls Golf Championships

The girls finished in first place by 7 strokes!  We also had three girls finish with individual medals for 4th place:  Dana Choi, Nodoka Honda and Coco Yang.  Congratulations girls!

University girls golf team wins state title; Troy finishes second

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The University girls golf team won the CIF State championship on Tuesday, finishing seven shots ahead of runner-up Troy at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach.

Dana Choi, Nodoka Honda and Coco Yang each shot a 3-over 74 to lead the way for the Trojans, while Samantha Cabunag shot a 79 and Alexis Kim shot 82.

Troy, which finished second at the state tournament last year too, was led by Isabel Sy (75) and Kamile Dimayuga (77) and Mylan Hirata (77).

The lowest score of the day was a 2-under 69 shot by Zoe Campos of West Ranch of Santa Clarita.

-STAFF REPORT

TROJAN THURSDAY 11/09/17

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

Fall Signing Day 2017 at Uni

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On Wednesday, Nov. 8th, Samantha Cabunag (Center) signed her National Letter of Intent to play Women’s Golf at Southern Illinois University.  David Schlomovits (right) committed to play Baseball at Point Loma Nazarene University and Aidan Yong (left) has committed to UC San Diego for Swimming and Diving.  Congratulations to all!

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Upcoming Sports Try-outs:

Boys Lacrosse: Nov. 16th 3:00 – 5:00 – Uni Softball Fields

Boys Golf: Dec. 18th – 20th    – Must attend the interest meeting on Nov. 16th in the MPR during lunch.

Baseball:  Dec. 4th (3:15 – 4:30)

Dec. 6th (2:45 – 4:15)

Dec. 7th & 8th (3:15 – 4:30)

Fall Sports

CIF Play-Off Updates

Girls Golf

The Uni Girls Golf team finished 3rd last Thursday in Oxnard at the CIF SCGA Qualifying Tournament.  They have made it further than any Uni golf team has in our history!  The girls are competing today in Riverside for a spot at the state tournament in Pebble Beach.  They need to finish in the top three to qualify.  Congratulations and best of luck!

Cross Country

Junior Cecilia Langlois and Freshman Collette Lowengrub will be competing at the Division 1 CIF Southern Section Prelims tomorrow morning in Riverside. We wish these girls the best of luck as they race alongside the best in Southern California. GO UNI XC!

Girls Tennis

The girl’s tennis team defeated 2nd seeded Peninsula high, 12 to 6 in the CIF D-I semi-final played at Peninsula high school yesterday, Nov. 8th!  The 6th seeded Trojans were led by sophomore Cami Brown who swept her three sets playing singles.  Junior Dana Feng also won 2 of her 3 sets at 3rd singles.  In doubles, freshmen Emily Markus and Mya Wang continued their incredible season winning all three sets and senior captain Kayla Agustin and freshmen Therese Garcia won 2 of 3 sets at third doubles.  The girls will now move on to the CIF final on Friday against Pacific Coast league rival, CdM.  The teams have already met twice this year with the Sea Kings coming out on top both times.

Looking through the record books, this will be the 15th time a Uni boys or girls tennis team has played in the CIF final at the Claremont Tennis Club since 2002!

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

(Home events in Blue)

 

Thursday 11/09

Girls Golf – CIF – SCGA So Cal Championship @ Canyon Crest Country Club – 8:00 AM

Friday 11/10

Girls Tennis CIF Finals vs Corona Del Mar @ Claremont Club – 11:15 AM

Girls Cross Country – CIF Prelims @ Riverside Cross Country Course – 9:00 AM

 

Continue to do what you can to help support UNI Athletics and:

  1. Attend the games
  2. Wear UNI clothing or colors to the games
  3. Attend the GOWs
  4. Support the Trojan Army so we can put on events and give always at big games
  5. Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – http://trojanthursday.wordpress.com
  6. Get others to do the same

GO TROJANS!

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TROJAN THURSDAY 11/02/17

What’s Happening on Campus

Upcoming Sports Try-outs:

Girls Water Polo: Nov. 6th – 8th (3p.m. – 5p.m.)

Boys Basketball: Nov. 6, 7 & 9 (3p.m. – 5p.m.)

Soccer (2nd Try-out): Nov. 7-9 – After School – fall sport athletes or invitation from coach

Baseball: Dec. 4th (3:15 – 4:30)

Dec. 6th (2:45 – 4:15)

Dec. 7th & 8th (3:15 – 4:30)

Boys Golf: Dec. 18 – 20 (Must attend lunch meeting on Nov. 16th in MPR B)

Fall Sports

Let’s take a look at how our teams are doing

Football

Check out Woodbridge game photos on the UNI Football Boosters website: unitrojans.com and read about the game online at OC Varsity.

Congratulations to last week’s Players of the Game!

  • Offensive – Branton Lucas
  • Defensive – David Nguyen
  • Special Teams – Jaden Henry

Last League Game against Beckman today (Thursday) at 7pm at Tustin High School (1171 El Camino Real, Tustin)! Freshman plays Beckman away today at 3 p.m. at Beckman High School.  JV plays Beckman at home on Friday at 3 p.m. Please come and support all our teams and players!

Girls Golf

The girl’s golf team won a CIF Championship on Monday at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley. The team score of 365 (5 over par) was 12 strokes better than second place Woodbridge. Nodoka Honda shot a three under par 69 to tie in first place of all individual scores. Coco Yang shot a two under 70. Alexis Kim came in at 1 over 73. Samantha Cabunag scored a 75. Dana Choi shot 78 and Kristin Shea, 82.  The girl’s played really well as a team.

Today we are in Oxnard playing for a shot at the next round of CIF. We are playing against 12 teams. The top four move on to CIF team qualifying for CIF state. If we place top four we will play next week in Riverside for a chance to go to state in Pebble Beach.

In addition, three players, Nodoka, Dana and Alexis are playing today for the CIF Individual Championship.

University stays calm, wins CIF-SS Southern Divisional team championship

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By DAMIAN DOTTORE | ddottore@scng.com | Orange County Register

FOUNTAIN VALLEY – Nodoka Honda has become very good at multi-tasking, and that, University girls golf coach Kevin Kasper said, has improved her scores on the golf course.

“I know it is a cliché when people say that this game is one shot at a time,” he said, “and so I think it (multi-tasking) helps her zero in when her thoughts are going in 100 different directions.”

She was definitely preoccupied Monday at Mile Square Golf Course, knowing that she had a big chemistry test Tuesday.  While she was waiting to take her next shot during the CIF-SS Southern Team Divisional, she pulled out some flashcards to give herself a quick pop quiz. By the end of the round she had 15 of the 24 answers memorized.

“I do that to calm myself down. It relaxes me,” she said. “I know it made me play better.”

While she clearly needed to do more studying to secure an A on her chemistry exam, she aced her test for the Trojans at Mile Square, shooting a 3-under-par 69 to help University win the divisional championship.

The Trojans finished 5 over par as a team, posting a 365 to beat Pacific Coast League rival Woodbridge by 12 strokes. Huntington Beach placed third with a 396. All three teams advance to the WSCGA team qualifying tournament on Thursday, Nov. 2, at River Ridge Golf Club in Oxnard.

“It feels really nice. We came together as a team,” Honda said. “We played very well, and we were really motivated to win.”

The Trojans were the only team in the field to have two players card a sub-par round. Coco Yang fired a 70, and all five of University’s scoring players finished in the 70s. Alexis Kim finished with a 73 while Samantha Cabunag and Dana Choi added a 75 and 78, respectively.

“We really don’t have a true No. 1 player. Every girl can score,” Kasper said. “Our strength is in our depth.  That has been the case for this team for the past three years, and each year we have seen improvement.”

Two years ago the Trojans finished third in this divisional, missing a victory by one stroke. Last year, they finished in second place, three shots back.

“I think it motivated the team this year. We talked about it as we were going into league finals and then this,” Kasper said. “It is sometimes hard to tell with girls how much it motivated them, but I think they all wanted to play well today. I think this shows too that we have one of the strongest leagues around.”

This kind of success is rare for Woodbridge. It is the first time in school history the Warriors have advanced out of a girls golf divisional.

“I couldn’t be more proud of them,” Woodbridge coach Tracy Roberts said. “We have never had the depth to get it done before. When you have four in the 70s and one on the 60s, how can you complain?”

Woodbridge’s Yuki Yoshihara, the Pacific Coast League champion, shared medalist honors with Honda and West Torrance’s Reina Tain by shooting a 69.

The highest score the Warriors had to keep Monday was Ashlee Chung’s 79. Azuma Arai finished with a 74 and Briana Park and Caylee Chung rounded out the scoring for Woodbridge with a 77 and 78, respectively.

“We are finally happy to make a road trip,” Roberts said. “Look at how they are jumping around giggling and laughing. The young players stepped up when they needed to, and that was the difference for us.”

Cross Country

Uni Girls Cross Country had some exciting performances at the Pacific Coast League Finals this week. Junior Cecilia Langlois came back from an injury stronger than ever, running an outstanding time of 17:23 for 2nd overall in the varsity girls race. She is now the #6 fastest girl in school history, even placing her ahead of Uni legend Polly Plummer. Freshman Collette Lowengrub finished 4th overall, with an impressive time of 17:54 over three miles. Avery Klauke also had a strong race, finishing 10th overall with a personal best time of 18:23. Lowengrub and Klauke are now #14 and #20 all time. Unfortunately, our varsity team barely lost a tie for 3rd place and will not be competing as a team at CIF. However, we are excited to cheer on Ceci and Collette as they will be competing as individuals at the CIF SS Prelims next Friday, 11/10 in Riverside. We are happy to be returning our entire varsity team next year and we look forward to cheering these two girls on in the post season. GO UNI XC!!!

Uni boys competed in the PCL league championships yesterday at Irvine park. Most of the team came home with their best performance of the season. In the boys varsity race, our boys had to be at their best with the entire field coming through the first mile at 5 min and to be in the top 20 out of the field of 42, they had to run sub 16 min for the 3 miles. We had one individual do that for the first time and that was Ryan Duffy who was our top performer. Other great performances came from Christian Go, Raja Batra, Nick Choi, Abhi Nisha Anish, Chris Lohmyer. With a young team, we look forward to next year in the new league.

Go Trojan Cross Country!

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Girls Tennis

The girls tennis team started the CIF D-I playoffs with a 16 to 2 win over Sage Hill.  Cami Brown, Kamar Alajeely and Dana Feng all swept their three matches at singles to lead the Trojans.  Freshmen Mya Wang and Emily Markus won 2 sets playing 1st doubles, Sasha Iraniha and Tiffany Markus won 2 sets at 2nd doubles and Ashi Parashar and Therese Garcia won 2 sets at third doubles before all three teams were subbed out in the third round.  The girls will travel to Manhattan Beach on Friday to take on Mira Costa for a 2nd round match.

In the Pacific Coast League individual tournament, sophomore Cami Brown had an incredible run in the singles draw before losing in the championship match.  Mya Wang and Emily Markus finished in third place in the doubles competition.  All three girls were named to the Pacific Coast All-League first team!  We are so proud of them and all of our girls.

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

(Home events in Blue)

Thursday 11/02

Girls Golf SoCal Championships – River Ridge Golf Course, Oxnard, CA – 8:30 AM

Football v Beckman @ Tustin High School – 7:00 PM

Friday 11/03

Girls Tennis Play-off Match @ Mira Costa – 2:00 PM

Monday 11/06

Potential Girls Tennis Play-off Match @ Uni

 

Continue to do what you can to help support UNI Athletics and:

  1. Attend the games
  2. Wear UNI clothing or colors to the games
  3. Attend the GOWs
  4. Support the Trojan Army so we can put on events and give always at big games
  5. Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – http://trojanthursday.wordpress.com
  6. Get others to do the same

 

GO TROJANS!

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TROJAN THURSDAY 10/26/17

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

Trojan Army Day

Wear your Blue Trojan Army shirt on Friday, Oct. 27th and come out to the Stadium at 7:00 PM to watch the Trojans beat Woodbridge during our last home football game of the season.  Stop by The Habit down the street from Uni before the game and mention the Uni Girls Basketball team and a portion of the proceeds will go back to the team!

Trojan Army Gear

Tie-dye Trojan Army shirts and Pink Trojan Army shirts available now in the SAC.  Get yours today!

Upcoming Sports Try-outs:

Girls Water Polo: Nov. 6th – 8th (3p.m. – 5p.m.)

Boys Basketball: Nov. 6, 7 & 9 (3p.m. – 5p.m.)

Soccer (2nd Try-out): Nov. 7-9 – After School – fall sport athletes or invitation from coach

Baseball: Dec. 4th (3:15 – 4:30)

Dec. 6th (2:45 – 4:15)

Dec. 7th & 8th (3:15 – 4:30)

Boys Golf: Dec. 18th – 20th – Must attend info meeting on Dec. 5th @ Lunch – MPR A

Fall GOW Schedule 2017

Sport Day Date Time Location Opponent
Girls Golf Thursday 9/21 3:00 Rancho San Joaquin Woodbridge
Girls Volleyball *Pink Out*

Tuesday

10/3 5:15 UHS Gym Woodbridge
Cross Country Thursday 10/5 3:00 Mason Park League Cluster Meet
Girls Tennis Tuesday 10/10 3:15 Uni Tennis Courts Corona Del Mar
Boys Water Polo Tuesday 10/17 4:15 UHS Pool Irvine
Football Friday 10/27 7:00 Uni Stadium Woodbridge

Fall Sports

Let’s take a look at how our teams are doing

Football

Varsity and Freshman lost to Irvine last week, while JV had a 14-12 win.  Check out game photos on the Uni Football Boosters website: unitrojans.com.  You can read all about the game in the OC Varsity article below:

Irvine fends off late challenge from University to win crucial PCL game

 By TIM BURT | tiburt@scng.com | Orange County Register 

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IRVINE – Irvine held off a comeback bid by University in the fourth quarter to capture a wild 31-30 Pacific Coast League victory Friday night at Irvine.

Irvine (5-3, 2-1) made a big defensive stop late in the game, stopping University (5-3, 1-2) on a fourth-and-one play at the Irvine 25 with 4:41 remaining.

University got the ball back again on the Trojans’ 46-yard line with 2:15 left following an interception by Jackson Muniz.

But the drive stalled and Irvine took over with 1:34  left, then celebrated the victory which helps the Vaqueros keep their CIF-SS playoff hopes alive.

Irvine led, 31-27, after three quarters but University cut the lead to 31-30 on a 22-yard field goal by Sam Kelley with 6:55 remaining.

Quarterback Marc Filia led Irvine passing for 295 yards and two TDs. Irvine’s Bryce Tanikawa hauled in four catches for 120 yards and a touchdown.

Rian Fields had three catches for 87 yards for the Vaqueros.

University was led by Daniel Dolan, who rushed for 197 yards and three touchdowns. Dolan also hauled in a 39-yard pass from quarterback Tristan Lucas to set up one of the scores.

But Dolan came out of the game with an injury with 10:07 left and did not return.

Dolan capped a big first half when he ran from 42 yards out to put the Trojans ahead, 20-17, with 1:04 left in the first half.

But Irvine battled back.

Filia connected with Tanikawa on a 39-yard TD pass with 18 seconds left in the second quarter to give the Vaqueros a 24-20 halftime lead.

University was victimized by two turnovers in the first half, including a fumble on the opening drive after it advanced the ball to the Irvine 26 yard-line.

Irvine capitalized, moving ahead, 3-0, on a 27-yard field goal by Jacob Yi midway through the first quarter.

Austin Lake was also solid for University, rushing for 46 yards on nine carries for University.

Irvine won despite having three turnovers.

Girls Golf

The Girl’s Golf Team completed league finals last week and qualified 5 individual players for the CIF Individual Girl’s Golf Regional that was played this past Tuesday.  Three members of our team finished in the top 36 which qualifies them for the next level of CIF. Dana Choi finished in 5th place with an even par 71 at Dad Miller Golf Course in Anaheim. Nodoka Honda and Alexis Kim also qualified with scores of 76 and 77 respectively. They move on to the Southern California Championships to be played in Oxnard next Thursday. As for the whole team, we play in the CIF Team Divisional this coming Monday at Mile Square.

Cross Country

Uni Girls cross country raced at the Riverside Invitational this past Saturday on the CIF SS Prelims/Finals course. Our Varsity girls placed 10th overall in a competitive field with some of the best in the Southern Section. Collette Lowengrub led our team once again, finishing 9th overall with a time of 18:41. Avery Klauke finished in 13th place with a time of 18:56. Rounding out our varsity team was Cecilia Langlois, Marta Meinardi, Sydney Field, Mackenzie Field and Vani Tankha. We compete at the Pacific Coast League Finals next Wednesday, November 1st at Irvine Regional Park. We are looking forward to some great performances and possibly sending multiple runners to CIF this year. Races start at 2pm, come support! GO UNI XC!

This last weekend the Boys Cross Country team competed at the Riverside Cross Country Invitational which is the site of CIF prelims and finals. At this meet we were allowed to run 12 athletes at the varsity level which was a great opportunity for our boys team to determine the varsity runners for league finals. Our #1 runner was out sick with #2 and #3 out injured but all with standing we had some great performances by Ryan Duffy, Nick Choi, Justin Soliman, Abhi Nisha Anesh, Chris Lohmyer, Raja Batra and Micheal Blinstrub. League Finals will be next week at Irvine Park.

Go Trojan Cross Country

Girls Tennis

The varsity tennis team finished the regular season this week by defeating Beckman 12 to 2 on Monday and Northwood 12 to 6 on Wednesday.  The girls finished the regular season in 2nd place in the Pacific Coast league with a record of 8 wins and 2 losses.  The 2nd ranked team in Orange County will begin the CIF playoffs next Wednesday at Home.

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

(Home events in Blue)

Thursday 10/26

Girls Tennis League Finals @ Beckman – 1:00 PM

Friday 10/27

***GOW***Football v Woodbridge – 7:00 PM

Monday 10/30

Girls Golf CIF Team Divisional – Mile Square Golf Course – 8:00 AM

Wednesday 11/01

Cross Country League Finals @ Irvine Regional Park – 2:00 PM

Girls Tennis Play-off match – Time and location TBA

Thursday 11/02

Girls Golf SoCal Championships – River Ridge Golf Course, Oxnard, CA – 8:30 AM

Football v Beckman @ Tustin High School – 7:00 PM

Friday 11/03

Potential Girls Tennis Play-off Match – Time and Location TBA

 

Continue to do what you can to help support UNI Athletics and:

  1. Attend the games
  2. Wear UNI clothing or colors to the games
  3. Attend the GOWs
  4. Support the Trojan Army so we can put on events and give always at big games
  5. Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – http://trojanthursday.wordpress.com
  6. Get others to do the same

GO TROJANS!

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Support Uni Athletics!

Girls Lacrosse

Stop by Chronic Tacos today, October 24th and show this flyer to help support the Uni Girls Lacrosse team!

Uni Girls LAX - Fundraising Flyer

Girls Basketball

Need a place to eat on Friday before the big football game?  Visit The Habit this Friday, Oct. 27th from 4:00PM – 10:00PM and show this flyer for 20% back to Uni Girls Basketball.

Girls Basketball fundraiser

Go Trojans!

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