TROJAN THURSDAY 10/13/16

Welcome to Trojan Thursday – So what exactly is Trojan Thursday? Trojan Thursday is a weekly email 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 about how our athletes are doing.

Help publicize our athletes – Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics– If you have a Twitter account and would like updates on how our UNI athletic teams are doing, you can follow us @UNI_Athletics. We will have updates from big games and from the GOWs (Game of the Weeks). It is another way to highlight our athletic teams and star performances by our athletes.

Need a place to grab a quick bite to eat before the game on Friday? Go check out Vitality Bowls located at 4515A Campus Drive. Mention you are a UNI supporter and you will receive 20% off of your order. Vitality Bowls is a big sponsor of UNI Athletics and we hope everyone will go over and get something to eat and thank them for their support of UNI Athletics.

What’s Happening on Campus

New Softball Coach Hired!  We are excited to introduce our new Softball Coach, Gretchen Bock. Gretchen will be a huge asset to University High School. She comes to us with years of coaching experience at both the high school and college levels. Welcome to the Trojan Family Gretchen!

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Pink is the new Blue!  The PINK OUT game is Friday, Oct. 14th.  Wear your pink to the game.  Pink Trojan Army Gear is available now in the Athletic Office.  Pink Trojan Army Shirts and Pink Trojan Army Hats are available for $8 each.

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Trojan Points – We have begun our new scanning system to promote our different school events. Please encourage your student to always bring their school ID to school and to scan in when they attend events that are worth points. There are different prizes for reaching different levels of support. Please check out the link below for a list of events and to check your point total.

http://5starstudents.com/universitytrojanarmy

Events we will be scanning this week:

Friday 10/14 – Pink Trojan Army Day – Wear a PINK Trojan Army shirt and receive 4 points.

Friday 10/14 – Home Football Game. Scan in before 6:55 for 2 points.

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

Boys and Girls Cross Country

UNI XC competed in our first Pacific Coast League cluster meet this past Thursday. The varsity girls ran tough against some top teams in the state. Ceci Langlois improved her 3 mile time, running a new personal best of 18:13 for 4th place overall. Rounding out our top 5 was Juli Brom, Sara Sussman, Avery Klauke and Mackenzie Field. We will be competing at the Orange County Championship meet this weekend. Langlois will be running in the prestigious Sweepstakes race with the best runners and teams in the county. We wish her and the team luck in this competitive meet!

The Boys Cross Country opened up the Pacific Coast League with our first meet at Irvine Park. Our top boy on the day was Nathan Gali followed by Christian Go, Ryan Duffy, Ryan Liang, Abhi Nisha Anesh, Zach Dignan and Luke Ruan. Our next meet will be OC Champs at Irvine Park this weekend. Go Trojan Running! 

Football

The Uni Trojans lost their first game this season to Beckman last Friday night, despite a “furious rally” in the 4th quarter to end the game 21-24.  You can read all about it in the OC Varsity article below.   Despite the loss, we had a packed house for our Homecoming Game and we were once again nominated for SoCal Sideline’s Southern California Student Section of the Week!

This week the Trojans will host Northwood on Friday at 7:00 p.m. It is the big “Pink Out” game.  So put on your Pink Trojan Army shirt and come support the football team as they take on Northwood.

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Fans Pack the Stadium at the Homecoming Game Friday Night

Beckman survives fourth-quarter scare from University

October 07, 2016 10:00 PM
By TIM BURT
STAFF WRITER – OC Varsity.com

IRVINE – Beckman survived a furious rally by University and held on for a 24-21 victory over the Trojans in a thrilling Pacific Coast League opener Friday night at University.

Beckman (3-3, 1-0) appeared to be in command with a 17-0 lead going into the final quarter but University (5-1, 0-1) scored three touchdowns in the fourth to take it the wire.

“It’s huge,” Beckman coach Marcello Giuliano said. “They were on a two-year streak of dismantling people and they came in 5-0. I was just super proud of how hard our kids played.”

Quarterback Dean Nagle, who passed for two touchdowns and 263 yards, led the Beckman offense but Giuliano said the Patriots’ defense set the tone.

“It started with defense,” Giuliano said. “We were pitching a shutout for most of the game and we caused turnovers and we (forced) a lot of negative plays. That was a defensive game through and through and they deserve a ton of credit and when it was time to come through Dean and the receivers did an awesome job.”

University came charging back in the fourth quarter behind quarterback Thomas Keeling, who passed for 257 yards and two touchdowns in the game.

The Trojans cut Beckman’s lead to 17-14 when Zachary Goodfriend scored on a 1-yard run with 6:39 left.

University then recovered an onside kick but had to kick again when the Trojans were called for an illegal formation.

The Trojans decided not to attempt another onside kick, and Beckman extended its lead to 24-14 when Nagle connected with Mikael Mian on a 20-yard touchdown pass with 3:26 left.

University refused to fold, however. Keeling found Clark Smith on a 34-yard touchdown pass with 2:52 remaining to cut Beckman’s lead to 24-21.

But Beckman recovered the onside kick and ran out the clock.

Beckman capped the first half when I’Jon Akahi took a screen pass from Nagle and turned it into a 56-yard touchdown for a 10-0 lead with 1:18 left in the second quarter.

Beckman’s Liam Molina opened the scoring with a 24-yard field goal with 6:33 left in the second quarter.

University turned the ball over three times (two fumbles).

Beckman plays Corona del Mar in its next game on Thursday at Tustin while University hosts Northwood.

Contact the writer: tiburt@scng.com

Girls Golf

Tuesday we beat Northwood 179-208 at Oak Creek Golf Club. This was our third score this year in the 170’s, which is an unbelievable girl’s golf score. Nodoka Honda (soph) and Coco Yang (fresh) shot a 2-under par 34 to lead the way. Wednesday we took down Beckman at their home course Tustin Ranch Golf Club, 195-201. This puts us in a position to win the league, but we have to beat Woodbridge twice. The low scores yesterday were Samantha Cabunag and Nodoka Honda at 38. Our current record overall is 12-1.

University scores long awaited victory against Beckman

October 12, 2016 7:45 PM
By DAMIAN DOTTORE
STAFF WRITER

TUSTIN – After beating No. 3 Beckman, 195-201, on Wednesday, University girls golf coach Kevin Kasper told the No. 1 Trojans to take pride in and enjoy what they had just accomplished at Tustin Ranch Golf Club.

For the first time since 2012, the Trojans came out on top in a match on the Patriots’ home course.

But the celebration, Kasper cautioned, couldn’t last more than one night. Come morning, he said, it was a time to turn the page. An important date with Woodbridge awaits Thursday afternoon.

While Wednesday’s triumph against Beckman gives the Trojans inside track toward winning the Pacific Coast League championship which has belonged to Beckman for the past three seasons, University still has to win both of its remaining matches with the Warriors to wrap up first place.

“That is a really important match now,” Kasper said. “For us we would love to win league. It is no more important for us this year than any other year, but it is sure nice to come in here and win at this course. The home course advantage is huge for them here.”

University junior Samantha Cabunag said the Patriots have a clear edge over the visitors at Tustin Ranch when it comes to putting and short game.

“That is the big factor. It is always hard for us to adjust to that when it comes to different courses because everything is so much different,” she said. “It makes it that much harder.”

Cabunag said she didn’t have her best day at Tustin Ranch as she only holed one birdie on the front nine, but she still posted a 2-over-par 38 which tied Nodoka Honda for Trojan’s lowest score on Wednesday.

Cameron Lee earned medalist honors shooting a 2-under-par 34 to lead Beckman.

Wednesday’s match illustrates perfectly the Trojans’ strength this season. The worst score that University posted was a 40. It is rare for a girls golf team to have that much consistency and depth.

“This feels amazing. It is awesome,” Cabunag said after the victory. “It would be great for us to win league. We have been so close to beating them, but it has been a while since we have gotten there. Winning league would be a great thing for us to do this year.”

Contact the writer: ddottore@scng.com

Girls Volleyball

The girls played CDM last Thursday and performed the best they have all season. Winning the first game of the match was a huge boost for the team’s confidence.  The girls lost the second game in a tough battle and jumped out in the third game and took control with an 11 point lead.  Despite losing game 3 and 4 the girls played so fearless and hard there was nothing to be disappointed about. The girls left it all on the court.

Tuesday’s game was senior night against Irvine. This senior night had 11 seniors to recognize. First 2 games of the match all the veterans took care of business and won the first 2 games. Irvine fought back to win the 3rd game. We took control of the match in the 4th and clinched the win against Irvine.   The team was lead by Kira Cashman who constantly killed the ball on the outside every game. She had a total of 17 kills and 3 blocks 6 digs. Jaylee Morse, as the right side hitter, contributed with 6 blocks and 5 kills for the game.  Bella Oldham with 14 kills and 4 digs.  Sydney Cercado had 10 digs for the match. The team is getting better every match. They also have a lot of determination to be the best they can this season. They have become a very competitive team and they are very fun to watch.

Please come out and support the girls at their game tonight (10/13)! The girls play at Woodbridge High School, lower levels at 4:00 followed by Varsity at 5:15.  Good luck Uni Volleyball!

Girls Tennis

Yesterday the girl’s tennis team lost a tough match to Peninsula high school 7 -11.  The Trojans are currently ranked 5th in CIF D-I and Pen is ranked 4th.  Kayla Agustin and Ashely Wang lost their first match together this year but still won 2 of 3 sets.  Halla Alajeely also won two of three at first singles for the Trojans.  Uni is 5-1 in league and 8-3 overall.

University starts crucial week with win over Beckmantennis-10-11-16

October 11, 2016 10:21 PM
By KENNY CONNOLLY
STAFF WRITER – OC Varsity.com

No matter how they sliced it, this was going to be the most taxing three-day stretch of the season for University’s girls tennis team.

The second-ranked Trojans passed their first test of the week, edging No. 9 Beckman, 11-7, in a Pacific Coast League match Tuesday afternoon at Beckman High.

Ashlyn Wang and Kayla Agustin remained unbeaten in league play, sweeping their doubles sets against the Patriots, including a 7-6 tiebreaker in the opening round that put University ahead, 4-2, headed into the second.

“That was definitely a big set for us,” University coach John Kessler said. “(Beckman) played great and we didn’t play particularly well. Ashley (Teng) keeps playing great. She’s as steady as they come. She doesn’t panic, even when she’s down.”

Teng – who is Beckman’s top singles player – swept her three sets, 6-4, 6-2, 6-0, and improved her individual record to 44-2.

University collected the other six singles points on the afternoon, as Halla and Kamar Alajeely each grabbed two sets, as did sophomore Dana Feng.

The Trojans (8-2, 5-1) will host Peninsula on Wednesday afternoon, a nonleague match with major postseason seeding implications. In the latest CIF-SS Division 1 poll, the Panthers were ranked No. 4 while University came in at No. 5.

On Thursday, the Trojans travel to take on fourth-ranked Northwood, which is looking to tie University for second place in the league standings.

Boys Water Polo

Uni Boys Water Polo will travel to Woodbridge H.S. and play a key league game vs the Warriors on Thurs Oct. 13th…varsity game at 4pm…The Trojans will also be competing this Fri and Sat Oct 14-15 at the Nogales varsity tournament. The squad lost a home match on Tuesday, 10/11, 19-12 to visiting Irvine HS…and was also defeated 25-7 last Thursday (Oct 6th) at Corona del Mar HS. Some recent contributors who have helped the team lately include: Scott Laske, Asha Ezzati, Brad Nunamaker, Kei Yoshikawa, Alex Rasla, Jake Bova, Jinuk Choi, Ryan Khalaf, Jeffrey Hertzog, Shin Takahashi, Jonny Aizik and Cameron Bernardo.

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

Thursday 10/13
Girls Golf v Woodbridge @ Rancho San Joaquin – 3:00 p.m.
Girls Tennis @ Northwood – 3:15 p.m.
Boys Water Polo @ Woodbridge – 4:00 p.m.
Girls Volleyball @ Woodbridge – 5:15 p.m.

Friday 10/14
Boys Water Polo Tournament @ Nogales High School – 4:40 p.m.
Football v Northwood – PINK OUT – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday 10/15
Boys Water Polo Tournament @ Nogales High School – TBA
Cross Country @ Irvine Park – 7:30 a.m.

Tuesday 10/18
Girls Golf v Woodbridge @ Strawberry Farms – 3:00 p.m.
Girls Tennis v Corona Del Mar – 3:15 p.m.
Boys Water Polo @ Beckman – 4:00 p.m.
Girls Volleyball @ Beckman – 5:15 p.m.

Wednesday 10/19
Girls Golf – League Finals @ San Juan Hills Golf Club – 12:00 p.m.

Fall GOW Schedule 2016

Sport Day Date Time Location Opponent
Girls Volleyball Monday 9/26 5:15 UHS Gym Woodbridge
Girls Golf Wednesday 10/5 3:00 Strawberry Farms CDM
Girls Tennis Monday 10/24 3:15 UHS Tennis Courts Woodbridge
Football Friday 10/28 7:00 Football Stadium Irvine
Boys Water Polo Tuesday 11/1 4:00 UHS Pool Woodbridge
Cross Country Thursday 11/3 1:00 Mason Park League Finals

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 aways at big games
  5. Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics
  6. Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – http://trojanthursday.wordpress.com
  7. Get others to do the same

GO TROJANS!

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Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham
Athletic Directors
University High School

 

TROJAN THURSDAY 10/6/16

Welcome to Trojan Thursday – So what exactly is Trojan Thursday? Trojan Thursday is a weekly email 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 about how our athletes are doing.

Help publicize our athletes – Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics– If you have a Twitter account and would like updates on how our UNI athletic teams are doing, you can follow us @UNI_Athletics. We will have updates from big games and from the GOWs (Game of the Weeks). It is another way to highlight our athletic teams and star performances by our athletes.

Need a place to grab a quick bite to eat before or after the big Homecoming game on Friday? Go check out Vitality Bowls located at 4515A Campus Drive. Mention you are a UNI supporter and you will receive 20% off of your order. Vitality Bowls is a big sponsor of UNI Athletics and we hope everyone will go over and get something to eat and thank them for their support of UNI Athletics. Vitality Bowls will be open after the Homecoming game tomorrow night, 10/7.  Go check them out!

What’s Happening on Campus

Congratulations to Curt Mahle for being named Uni’s new Head Boys Volleyball Coach. Curt was the Freshman coach and Varsity Assistant coach last year and will now be taking over the program as the Head Coach.  Welcome to the Trojan Family, Curt!  We are excited to have you!

Pink is the new Blue!  The PINK OUT game is Friday, Oct. 14th.  Wear your pink to the game.  Prink Trojan Army Gear will be available in the Athletic Office starting Monday, Oct. 10th.  Pink Trojan Army Shirts and Pink Trojan Army Hats are available for $8 each.

Trojan Points – We have begun our new scanning system to promote our different school events. Please encourage your student to always bring their school ID to school and to scan in when they attend events that are worth points. There are different prizes for reaching different levels of support. Please check out the link below for a list of events and to check your point total.

http://5starstudents.com/universitytrojanarmy 

Upcoming Events that will Earn you Points:

Thursday 10/6 – Spirit Night – Scan in for 6 points

Friday 10/7 – Homecoming Football Game v Beckman – If you are in the stadium before 6:55 you will be scanned in for 4 points. If you come late you will not get scanned.

Friday 10/14 – Pink Trojan Army Day – Wear a PINK Trojan Army shirt and receive 4 points.

Friday 10/14 – Home Football Game – Scan in before 6:55 for 2 points.

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

Boys and Girls Cross Country

The Uni cross country varsity teams had a successful race at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto this past weekend. Our girls placed 11th in a competitive Division 1 race. Cecilia Langlois was 16th overall with a time of 18:54 on the 5k course. Christian Go led our boys team who also raced well against some great teams from California, Washington, Idaho, and Arizona. Please congratulate this awesome group of kids on a job well done!

They had a great time watching college races and touring the beautiful Stanford campus. Go Trojan running!!

Football

Congratulations to the players as they head into league play this week with a 5-0 record after their 32-0 win over Adelanto last Thursday night. Read all about it in the OC Varsity article below.

It’s Homecoming Week! This Friday at 7 p.m. Varsity hosts Beckman at Uni Stadium for their first league game and Homecoming.  Freshman play Beckman at home today, 10/6, at 3 p.m.  The JV Game that was scheduled at Beckman today has been cancelled.

University leads with its defense

September 29, 2016 10:29 PM
By ZACH CAVANAGH
CONTRIBUTING WRITER  – OC Varsity.com

IRVINE – A strong defensive effort by University carried the Trojans to a 32-0 win over Adelanto in a nonleague game at University High on Thursday night.

Despite the lopsided score, it wasn’t all good for University, which was flagged for 135 yards on 15 penalties.

“When you have that many penalties, I don’t care what game you’re in,” University coach Mark Cunningham said. “I don’t care what the score is. It’s not going to be good”

Adelanto (1-5) was also nicked for 64 yards on nine penalties.

But University (5-0) was strong on defense throughout, holding Adelanto (1-5) to just 15 yards rushing on 16 carries in the first half. The Trojans racked up 10 tackles for loss and three interceptions in the game.

“Defensively, we played well,” Cunningham said. “No matter what, can’t take that away. For that part, I was really pleased.”

The defense earned a safety as Adelanto snapped a punt out of the end zone in the first quarter, but the offense was sporadic.

University’s offense was waylaid by the penalties but was able to score in two bursts, one in each half.

With University leading, 2-0, late in the second quarter, Alex Pourdanesh pulled in a 26-yard reception from Thomas Keeling to set up his own 9-yard touchdown run.

Pourdanesh took University’s next offensive snap just 48 seconds later for a 31-yard touchdown burst and a 15-0 lead.

Pourdanesh finished with 13 carries for 98 yards.

In the final minute of the third quarter, Clark Smith sprung for a 27-yard run and Keeling hit Darius Outland with 30-yard TD pass for 22-0 lead.

The Trojans got back-to-back touchdowns as Anthony Medina grabbed a tipped interception on Adelanto’s next play and returned it 35 yards for a 29-0 lead.

Jalen Robertson pulled in University’s third interception on the next drive. Nick Loveland cashed in with a 19-yard field goal.

Girls Golf

Congratulations to Girls Golf on winning their last two matches against Irvine and CDM. Girls Golf beat Irvine at Oak Creek: 195-256.  The Freshman Duo, Coco Yang and Alexis Kim shot 35 and 36 respectively, to lead the Trojans.   The girls had a great match yesterday, 10/5, beating Corona Del Mar 176-200.  The Uni girls came in as a team at 4-under par.  According to Coach Kasper, it is probably a school record low.  Nodoka Honda, sophomore, shot a 5-under 31 to lead the scoring. Samantha Cabunag, Eugene Rhee and Coco Yang shot even par 36.

Our own Samantha Cabunag was named Girls Golf Athlete of the Week by OC Varsity! Congratulations Samantha!

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Girls Volleyball 

Come out and support the Girls Volleyball team as they play CDM today, 10/6 at home. Frosh-Soph and JV play at 3:30 and Varsity will follow at 4:45 p.m.  Good luck girls!

Girls Tennis

The girls tennis team defeated Irvine 17 to 1 yesterday to move to 3-1 in league and 6 and 2 overall.  Last Thursday the girls lost a tough match to league rival CDM.  Kayla Agustin and Ashlyn Wang won all three sets playing first doubles.  Captain Kayla Agustin was the match MVP for the Trojans.  Kayla was on fire playing some of the best doubles we have seen here at Uni.  The girls are back in action on Thursday at Woodbridge.

Boys Water Polo

Varsity will be travelling to Corona del Mar H.S. today (10/6) for a 4pm Pacific Coast League Game. On Tuesday Oct. 4th the Boys hosted Northwood at our home Uni pool and unfortunately lost 17-12 behind a 6 goal performance from Uni’s Ben Gomez. Gomez also scored the game winning goal on Thurs Sept. 29th at Uni pool against Beckman as the Trojans beat the Patriots 16-15 in their first league game of the season. In that contest Daniel Campanaro scored 7 goals (currently #1 ranked goal scorer in Orange County) and Bennett Kidder (who is getting considerable interest from division 1 water polo colleges) added 3 goals and a game high 8 assists.  

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

Thursday 10/6
Cross Country – Woodbridge Meet @ Irvine Regional Park – 3:00 PM
Girls Tennis @ Woodbridge – 3:15 PM
Boys Water Polo @ CDM – 4:00 PM
Girls Volleyball v CDM – 4:45PM

Friday 10/7
Football v Beckman – 7:00 PM – Homecoming Game!

Tuesday 10/11
Girls Golf v Northwood @ Oak Creek Golf Course – 3:00 PM
Girls Tennis @ Beckman – 3:15 PM
Boys Water Polo v Irvine – 4:00 PM
Girls Volleyball v Irvine – 5:15 PM

Wednesday 10/12
Girls Golf v Beckman @ Tustin Ranch Golf Course – 3:00 PM
Girls Tennis v Peninsula – 3:15 PM

 Fall GOW Schedule 2016

Sport Day Date Time Location Opponent
Girls Volleyball Monday 9/26 5:15 UHS Gym Woodbridge
Girls Golf Wednesday 10/5 3:00 Strawberry Farms CDM
Girls Tennis Monday 10/24 3:15 UHS Tennis Courts Woodbridge
Football Friday 10/28 7:00 Football Stadium Irvine
Boys Water Polo Tuesday 11/1 4:00 UHS Pool Woodbridge
Cross Country Thursday 11/3 1:00 Mason Park League Finals

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 aways at big games
  5. Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics
  6. Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – http://trojanthursday.wordpress.com
  7. Get others to do the same

GO TROJANS!

UNI Athletics small

Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham
Athletic Directors
University High School

 

TROJAN THURSDAY 9/29/16

Welcome to Trojan Thursday – So what exactly is Trojan Thursday? Trojan Thursday is a weekly email 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 about how our athletes are doing.

Help publicize our athletes – Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics– If you have a Twitter account and would like updates on how our UNI athletic teams are doing, you can follow us @UNI_Athletics. We will have updates from big games and from the GOWs (Game of the Weeks). It is another way to highlight our athletic teams and star performances by our athletes.

Need a place to grab a quick bite to eat before the football game tonight? Go check out Vitality Bowls located at 4515A Campus Drive. Mention you are a UNI supporter and you will receive 20% off of your order purchased before the game.  Vitality Bowls is a big sponsor of UNI Athletics and we hope everyone will go over and get something to eat and thank them for their support of UNI Athletics.  Vitality Bowls will be open before and after the Homecoming Game on 10/7.  Go check them out!

What’s Happening on Campus

Windbreakers are here! Students who pre-ordered AND Paid for a Uni Windbreaker during Registration can pick it up in the Athletic Office. Students should bring their ID with them when picking up. Additional Windbreakers will be available in the Athletic Office within a couple of weeks. When they arrive an announcement will be made to students and they will be sold on a first come first serve basis. Windbreakers are $35 for Students and $30 for staff. 

Avoid the lines at Football Games and purchase a UHS Football Season Pass! These can be purchased at the SAC, Monday – Friday from 7:15am – 3:15pm. General Admission: $32 – Child/Senior: $20 (Cash, Check or Credit Card accepted).

Trojan Points – We have begun our new scanning system to promote our different school events. Please encourage your student to always bring their school ID to school and to scan in when they attend events that are worth points. There are different prizes for reaching different levels of support. Please check out the link below for a list of events and to check your point total.

http://5starstudents.com/universitytrojanarmy

Events we will be Scanning this week:
Thursday 10/6 – Spirit Night – Scan in for 6 points

Friday 10/7 – Homecoming Football Game v Beckman – If you are in the stadium before 6:55 you will be scanned in for 4 points.  If you come late you will not get scanned. 

Fall Sports

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

Boys and Girls Cross Country

Our girls had a strong showing at the Dana Hills Invitational this past Saturday. Cecilia Langlois continues to impress, placing 7th overall in the sophomore race with a time of 18:55. Juli Brom has had a breakthrough season this year with her consistently strong finishes. Brom placed 17th overall in the junior race with a time of 19:44. Rounding out our top 10 were Sara Sussman (20:09), Avery Klauke (20:18), Janine Bryant (20:19), Mackenzie Field (20:28), Allison Schaal (21:29), Gentil Nguyen (22:00), Naila Mazhar (22:19) and Julia Dervieux(22:47). For six of these girls, it is their first cross country season EVER! Our varsity squad will be heading to Palo Alto to race in the prestigious Stanford Invitational this weekend. Go Trojan Running!

On the boys side, we had more fast times and PR’s on the season. Our top runner for the day was Christian Go (16:51) followed by Ryan Liang (17:13), Abhi Nisha Anish (17:13), Zach Dignan (17:17), Ryan Duffy (17:22), Luke Ruan (17:32), Hyato Kato (17:32), Justin Soliman (17:38), Nathan Gali (17:46) and Amir Guity (17:48). We are also still a young team with only 1 senior currently running varsity and therefore look to see improvement each and every week. The boys will be accompanying the girls in Palo Alto. Go Trojan Running!

Football

Congratulations to the players as they continue to improve their record and are now 4-0 with a 37-7 win over Estancia last Friday night. You can read all about it in the article from OC Varsity below.  A very big thank you to our Field Goal Sponsors Janet and Jim Rome who were honored at halftime of the Estancia game.  We greatly appreciate your support.

Today at 7 p.m. Varsity hosts Adelanto at Uni Stadium. Join us to cheer the team on as they look to extend their winning streak!  Both Freshman and JV teams have a bye this week.

University rolls to victory over Estancia

September 23, 2016 11:37 PM

By TIM BURT

STAFF WRITER – OC Varsity.com

IRVINE – University combined a punishing rushing attack with a solid defensive effort to defeat Estancia, 37-7, in a nonleague game Friday night at University.

The game was delayed about 20 minutes late in the second quarter when Estancia lineman Johnathon Garcia was injured trying to make a tackle.  football-pic

Estancia coach Mike Bargas said that it appears Garcia will be OK and that the team was taking necessary precautions.

“He felt sensation in his legs, so that was a good thing,” Bargas said. “Listening to the paramedics, they said there was some neck pain.”

Garcia was treated on the field and transported by ambulance to a hospital.

There were 59 seconds left in the second quarter when the injury occurred and the coaches agreed to end the first half with University leading, 21-0.

Estancia (1-3) thwarted University’s shutout bid when quarterback Eric Carrasco scored from 2 yards out with 18 seconds left in the game.

University was led by Clark Smith, who rushed for 123 yards and scored two touchdowns, including a 62-yard score in the third quarter.

Alex Pourdanesh, used often out of the Wildcat formation, rushed for 113 yards and a touchdown, and Daniel Dolan had 57 yards rushing and a TD.

University (4-0) exploded for three touchdowns in the second quarter. Dolan scored from a yard out early in the quarter to open the scoring.

The Trojans then got the ball back on the Estancia 33 when they recovered a fumble by the Eagles. Two plays later, Smith scored from 30 yards out to put University ahead, 14-0, with 9:14 left.

University moved ahead 21-0 on a 3-yard run by Pourdanesh with 5:51 remaining.

Nicholas Loveland had a 39-yard field goal for the Trojans in the third quarter.

Contact the writer: tiburt@scng.com

 

Girls Golf

University girls defend its Long Beach Wilson Invitational golf championship

September 26, 2016 3:14 PM

By DAMIAN DOTTORE

OCVarsity.com

LONG BEACH – Judging by his team’s recent results, University girls golf coach Kevin Kasper expected the Trojans to contend for another championship at the Long Beach Wilson Invitational.

But he never though that Trojans would be able to go as low as they did on Monday at Recreation Park Golf Course.

With four players posting a score in the 70s, University became the only team in the field to break 300, winning the tournament for the second year in a row with a 298.

Troy finished second eight strokes behind with Palm Desert rounding out the top three with a 312.

Usually, the top five scores are counted in the team’s final score, but this tournament uses the top four.

“I think this shows that in a tournament situation like at CIF, we can go out there and have a good chance,” Kasper said. “This helps us with our confidence. That (the 298) .. it was really nice to see that.”

Each of the top three teams had a player tie for first in the individual competition after shooting a 2-under-par 72, but first place went to University senior Samantha Cabunag, who won a card-off. The back nine was used as a tie breaker and she was three under par on that stretch of holes. Palm Desert junior Madison Walker came in second with Troy freshman Isabel Sy following in third.

This is the second year in a row that Uni has had the medalist in this tournament as Ellen Takada topped the leader board with an 8-under-par 66.

Cabunag shaved three strokes off last year’s score, and at one time during the tournament on Monday, she was 5 under par.

“Over the summer, we all got a lot better, and we got more bonded as a team, so it connected us better. That is really important in a team to be bonded,” Cabunag said.

Nakoda Honda fired an even-par 74 for the Trojans while her teammates Dana Choi and Coco Yang added a 75 and 77 respectively.

“It feels amazing,” Cabunag said. “I really wanted to be defending champions.”

Girls Volleyball

The University Varsity girls played Woodbridge at home on Monday, the 26th.  The stands were packed with family, friends and classmates for the game of the week.  We took them to 4 with a great game 3 win!  Game 1 was a loss at 20-25.  Game 2 was 16-25.  Game 3 we won 27-25 and game 4 we lost 14-25.  The girls had 7 aces and 65 digs overall. 21 of those digs were done by Klaire Thoman, our Libero.  Bella Oldham, our senior outside hitter had the highest amount of kills at 8 kills. Alma Entasari, senior middle blocker, had the next highest kill count at 5 kills with some well-timed aces.  Woodbridge was a tough team but Uni got to steal a game away from them.  The girls were very motivated to play hard and beat this team from the get go.  Even though it was not a match win for Uni, the girls did some really great things!  Their will, fight and belief in themselves grabbed that game 3 win!  I hope to see more of that fire in the future!

Girls Tennis

The girls tennis team won a crazy match on Tuesday against Northwood to move to 5 and 1 overall and 2-0 in league play.  Halla Alajeely fought off heat exhaustion and illness to lead the Trojans with two important wins playing first singles.  Captain Sasha Iraniha and Kamar Alajeely swept all three sets at third doubles and Captains Ashlyn Wang and Kayla Agustin also swept at first doubles.  Dana Feng clinched the match for the girls with her 6-1 victory at 2nd singles.  The Uni girls are currently ranked 2nd in Orange County and 5 in CIF D-I.  The girls will take on top ranked division rival CDM away on Thursday.

Boys Water Polo

The varsity boys water polo team currently sits on a 5-8 record. Thursday Sept 29th marks our first pacific coast league game of the season as the host Trojans take on Beckman at Uni’s home pool at 4pm. Snack Bar will be open. Co-Captain Daniel Campanaro(Sr.) has scored 76 goals so far on the season, leading all Orange County players. Co-Captain Ben Gomez (Sr.) has about 25 goals and nearly 20 steals while assistant-captain Bennett Kidder (Jr.) has over 50 assists. Kei Yoshikawa (Sr.) has also made major contributions with his sprint speed, counter attack abilities and power play finishes.

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

Thursday 9/29
Girls Tennis @ CDM – 3:15PM
Boys Water Polo v Beckman – 4:00PM
Football v Adelanto – 7:00PM

Saturday 10/1
Cross Country – Stanford Invitational @ Stanford University – 8:00 AM

Tuesday 10/4
Girls Tennis v Irvine – 3:15 PM
Boys Water Polo v Northwood – 4:00 PM
Girls Volleyball v Northwood – 5:15 PM

Wednesday 10/5

GOW-Girls Golf v CDM @ Strawberry Farms Golf Course– 3:00 PM

Fall GOW Schedule 2016

Sport Day Date Time Location Opponent
Girls Volleyball Monday 9/26 5:15 UHS Gym Woodbridge
Girls Golf Wednesday 10/5 3:00 Strawberry Farms CDM
Girls Tennis Monday 10/24 3:15 UHS Tennis Courts Woodbridge
Football Friday 10/28 7:00 Football Stadium Irvine
Boys Water Polo Tuesday 11/1 4:00 UHS Pool Woodbridge
Cross Country Thursday 11/3 1:00 Mason Park League Finals

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 aways at big games
  5. Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics
  6. Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – http://trojanthursday.wordpress.com
  7. Get others to do the same

GO TROJANS!

UNI Athletics small

Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham
Athletic Directors
University High School

 

 

TROJAN THURSDAY 9/22/16

Welcome to Trojan Thursday – So what exactly is Trojan Thursday? Trojan Thursday is a weekly email 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 about how our athletes are doing.

Help publicize our athletes – Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics– If you have a Twitter account and would like updates on how our UNI athletic teams are doing, you can follow us @UNI_Athletics. We will have updates from big games and from the GOWs (Game of the Weeks). It is another way to highlight our athletic teams and star performances by our athletes. Below is a picture of our Twitter name in the athletic office.

Avoid the lines at Football Games and purchase a UHS Football Season Pass! These can be purchased at the SAC, Monday – Friday from 7:15am – 3:15pm. General Admission: $40 – Child/Senior: $25 (Cash, Check or Credit Card accepted).

Need a place to grab a quick bite to eat before and or after the football game on Friday night? Go check out Vitality Bowls located at 4515A Campus Drive. Mention you are a UNI supporter and you will receive 20% off of your order. Vitality Bowls is also the place to be after the game as they will stay open 2 hours after the game to serve our UNI students. Vitality Bowls is a big sponsor of UNI Athletics and we hope everyone will go over and get something to eat and thank them for their support of UNI Athletics.

What’s Happening on Campus

Tomorrow is a TROJAN ARMY DAY! Encourage your student to wear their Trojan Army shirt to school tomorrow. It will be a sea of blue tomorrow on campus. If students want to sit in the student section tomorrow night they should be wearing a blue Trojan Army shirt. We are the one true spirit section in the city and we want to show everyone we play how much spirit we have.

Fall Sports Pep Rally – Tomorrow we will highlight our varsity fall sports at our Fall Pep rally. The energy will be super high. Make sure to wear your Trojan Army shirt so you fit in.

Trojan Points – We have begun our new scanning system to promote our different school events. Please encourage your student to always bring their school ID to school and to scan in when they attend events that are worth points. There are different prizes for reaching different levels of support. Please check out the link below for a list of events and to check your point total.

http://5starstudents.com/universitytrojanarmy

Events we will be scanning at this week:

Friday 9/23 – Trojan Army Day – If you wear your Blue Trojan Army shirt to school you will be able to scan in for 2 points. You can scan in before 1st period at the crossroads, Jr. lot, and Sr. lot. You can also scan in before or after the pep rally in front of the gym or in the athletic office at lunch. It is the students responsibility to get scanned for all events.

Friday 9/23 – Football Game v Estancia – If you are in the stadium before 6:55 you will be scanned in for 2 points. If you come late you will not get scanned.

Monday 9/26 – Volleyball GOW – Come to our Volleyball GOW v Woodbridge and scan in and receive 4 points. Wear your Army shirt to the game.

Fall Sports

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

Boys and Girls Cross Country – Cross Country is looking strong this year, starting the season off with some impressive performances. At the Laguna Hills Invitational, the Trojans placed 18th out of 68 total teams. This was enough to beat Woodbridge and CDM, both strong squads who qualified for CIF last year.

Please congratulate the Boys and Girls Cross Country team on an awesome display of talent at the Woodbridge Cross Country Invitational in Norco this past weekend. From the 140 athletes that were entered from Uni, 135 had a season best or personal best.  The Uni girls finished 7th in their race. Cecilia Langlois, our top runner thus far, ran an impressive 18:17 for three miles. She is now the 17th fastest female cross country runner in the history of University High School. Other notable performances and personal bests include Juli Brom (19:07), Sara Sussman (19:30), Janine Bryant (19:51), Mackenzie Field (19:58), Avery Klauke (20:07), Allison Schaal (20:54) and Maddy Boschen (21.52).  The boys had a good showing with the top runner being Abhi Anish in the junior race. The freshman took 5th overall in their race which was led by freshman Ryan Duffy running in his Van’s which was our number 2 overall time for the night.

Football – A big congratulations to the players and coaches as they continue to improve their record and are now 3-0 with another big win against Calvary Chapel. Check out the article below from OC Varsity.com.  This Friday at 7 p.m. Varsity hosts Estancia at Uni Stadium.  Join us to cheer the team on as they look to extend their winning streak!  After a huge 46-0 victory against Saddleback last week, JV will play away at Estancia on Thursday at 3 p.m., while the Freshman host Estancia on Thursday at 3 p.m.

We hope to see you all out there to cheer on all our Uni Football teams!

University cashes in on Calvary Chapel’s mistakes

September 15, 2016 10:39 PM

By KENNY CONNOLLY

STAFF WRITER

IRVINE – Calvary Chapel found itself in quicksand from the get-go, making one mistake after another.

An opportunistic University bunch pounced on three of the Eagles’ first-quarter miscues and turned those hiccups into 21 points, which proved to be plenty of cushion in the Trojans’ 42-13 win over Calvary Chapel on Thursday night in a nonleague game at University High.

The Eagles’ first three possessions of the opening quarter resulted in a botched snap on a field goal attempt, an interception and a fumble.

After Calvary (0-4) failed to get up a 24-yard chip shot from deep inside University territory early, the Trojans marched 86 yards on 10 plays to grab a 7-0 advantage. Junior receiver Alex Pourdanesh scored the first of his three touchdowns on a 6-yard pass from sophomore quarterback Thomas Keeling.

The Trojans (3-0) doubled their lead on the Eagles’ ensuing possession. Calvary quarterback Sam Lak and the offense again drove deep into University territory, but the senior signal caller threw an ill-advised pass on a fourth down that Trojans corner Jalen Robertson picked off. He scooted 94 yards in the opposite direction.

Robertson, Darrius Outland and Pourdanesh each intercepted Lak, accounting for three of the Eagles’ five turnovers.

University would go up, 21-0, at the end of the first quarter after an Eagles fumble gave the Trojans possession at Calvary’s 32-yard line. Sophomore running back Zachary Goodfriend capped a three-play, 32-yard drive with a 3-yard touchdown run that put an exclamation mark on the opening 12 minutes of play.

The Trojans led, 28-0, at halftime after Keeling connected with Daniel Dolan on a 26-yard strike down the middle of the field late in the second quarter.

Keeling finished with 129 yards passing and two touchdowns.

Pourdanesh caught three passes for 23, accounted for 100 yards rushing and added an interception. He accounted for University’s two scores of the second half: a 60-yard run and a 35-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Contact the writer: kconnolly@scng.com 

Girls Golf – The girl’s golf team is ranked #1 in the county. We beat Beckman last Tuesday 189-192. Samantha Cabunag (junior) shot a 2-under par 34 to lead the way. Nodoka Honda (soph) shot even par 36. We are currently 6-0 overall and 2-0 in league.

Girls Volleyball – Girls volleyball wins in 3 games against Laguna Hills on Tuesday night. The game scores were 25-23 25-15 and 25-21. We were led by our senior outside hitters Bella Oldham and Kira Cashman both recorded 10 kills each for the match. Along with Klaire Thomans 25 digs. The girls have been working harder than ever for this upcoming season. We have had tough pre-season schedule to prepare us for league. The girls are pumped up to start playing league matches. Our level of competition in practices have been intense every day since we have started. All three levels of Girls Volleyball are doing well. Our first League match starts on Thursday (9/22) at home against Irvine.

Our girls are pumped to play our Game of the Week against Woodbridge next Monday (9/26) at home!  We invited the Trojan Army and all that can make it to come out and support us!

Girls Tennis – The Uni Girls Tennis team is off to a 3-1 start.  Captains Ashley Wang and Kayla Agustin led the Trojans sweeping at first doubles for the Trojans in a loss to Campbell Hall last Thursday.  The Trojan girls are currently the 2nd ranked team in Orange County and ranked 5th in CIF D-I.  The girls are back in action on Thursday against Beckman on the Uni courts.

Boys Water Polo –   Currently 4-4 on the season, just beat Marina H.S. (Tues Sept 20th) at our home pool 18-10, slowing down the other team’s best goal scorer was key to victory. Daniel Campanaro (Sr.) led all goal scorers with 11 on the day while goalie Cameron Bernardo (So.) had a stellar performance in the cage making 16 saves. It was a key team effort amongst all players. Campanaro currently ranks #1 in Orange County with 55 goals in 8 games so far in the season, and along with Ben Gomez (Sr.) are being heavily recruited by a number of top notch water polo colleges. The varsity boys will be back in action this weekend (Thurs, Fri, Sat) at the always super competitive South Coast Classic Tournament which plays host to so many of Southern California’s top high school boys programs. Our First Pacific coast league game is next Thursday Sept. 29th vs. Beckman.

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

Thursday 9/22

Girls Tennis v Beckman – 3:15 PM

Girls Volleyball @ Irvine – 5:15 PM

Boys Water Polo – South Coast Classic Tourney @ Santa Margarita – 6:00PM

Friday 9/23

Football v Estancia – 7:00 PM

Boys Water Polo – South Coast Classic Tourney @ Santa Margarita – TBA

Saturday 9/24

Boys Water Polo – South Coast Classic Tourney – TBA

Cross Country – Dana Hills Invitational – 8:00 AM

Monday 9/26

Girls Golf Tourney at Long Beach Recreation Golf Course – 7:00 AM

GOW – Girls Volleyball v Woodbridge – 5:15 PM

Tuesday 9/27

Girls Golf v Irvine @ Oak Creek Golf Course – 3:00 PM

Girls Tennis v Northwood – 3:15 PM

Wednesday 9/28

Girls Golf v Woodbridge @ Strawberry Farms – 3:00 PM

Girls Volleyball v Beckman – 5:15 PM

 Fall GOW Schedule

Sport Day Date Time Location Opponent
Girls Volleyball Monday 9/26 5:15 UHS Gym Woodbridge
Girls Golf Wednesday 10/5 3:00 Strawberry Farms CDM
Girls Tennis Monday 10/24 3:15 UHS Tennis Courts Woodbridge
Football Friday 10/28 7:00 Football Stadium Irvine
Boys Water Polo Tuesday 11/1 4:00 UHS Pool Woodbridge
Cross Country Thursday 11/3 1:00 Mason Park League Finals

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 aways at big games
  5. Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics
  6. Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – http://trojanthursday.wordpress.com
  7. Get others to do the same

GO TROJANS!

UNI Athletics small

Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham

Athletic Directors

University High School

 

Trojan Wednesday 5/18/16

Trojan Wednesday This Week?

We are posting on Wednesday this week because of our HUGE CIF Semi Final Tennis Match that is to be played this afternoon. Our boys will be playing here at UNI at 3:00. If you are free come on down to UNI and help cheer our boys on. The theme today is “PACK THE COURTS”. Lets pack the courts and try to cheer out boys to victory in this big match-up. Good Luck today tennis!

Athletic ID Cards

It’s time to get your child cleared for sports for the 2016-2017 school year.  We want to make sure everyone is aware of the fact that in order to do a summer camp, try out for a sport, or play a sport next year you must complete the athletic clearance process.

We have scheduled for our existing athletes to get their athletic ID cards during 6th period on the following dates.  Please take a look at the schedule below to see when your child will be coming in to receive their athletic ID.

Please have the online clearance process complete with updated physical form uploaded to www.athleticclearance.com by this date.  Physicals must be dated AFTER 5/1/16 to be accepted.  These physicals must be done by a doctor and you must have a doctors signature and office stamp on the physical page. In order to receive their card, your child must bring in the signed “confirmation message”(from www.athleticclearance.com) and have an updated physical uploaded to their clearance account.  Please go to the UNI athletic website to download the clearance instructions, physical forms, and summer camp flyer.

****This past week we have had a few students start to come in to turn in hard copies of their physical like we have done in the past. We are no longer accepting hard copies. Everything must be uploaded to your athletic clearance account. Please download the instructions as they explain everything step by step. ****

We will also be taking summer camp registration forms and payments on the dates below, so please plan accordingly.   Thank you!

2016-2017 Athletic ID Card Schedule

Thursday May 19 – Block Schedule 1:02-3:02

  • B and G Golf – 1:40-2:00
  • Softball – 2:00-2:25
  • Wrestling – 2:25-3:00

Monday May 23rd – 1-6 schedule 1:50-2:44

  • B Basketball – 1:50-2:20
  • B Soccer – 2:20-3:00

Tuesday May 24th – 1-6 Schedule 1:50-2:44

  • OSS – 1:50-2:20
  • B and G Swim – 2:20-3:00

May 27th – Minimum Day

  • Football – 11:40-12:30

May 31st – 1-6 Schedule – 1:50-2:44

  • B and G Tennis – 1:50-2:10
  • 2:10 – 2:30 B Lacrosse
  • Baseball – 2:30-3:00

June 1st – 1-6 schedule – 1:50-2:44

  • B Water Polo 1:50-2:20
  • G Water Polo 2:20-2:50

June 2nd – Block Schedule – 1:29-3:00

  • B and G Cross Country – 1:30-2:05
  • B and G Track – 2:05-2:40

June 6th – 1-6 schedule – 1:50-2:44

  • G Basketball – 1:50-2:20
  • 2:20-2:50 – G Lacrosse

June 7th Final Schedule –

  • 12:10-12:50 – Boys and Girls Volleyball

Spring Sports

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

Boys Swim – The Uni Varsity Boys Swim Team concluded their season at CIF SS Division 1 finals on Saturday. The boys had to overcome an early DQ in the 200 medley relay and still placed 7th overall without those 35 relay points. The boys kept their spirits up and went on to deliver some fast swims and their effort and team work was evident.  Junior Andrew Knoell led the team scoring with 35 points in his individual races. He finished 2nd in the 100 backstroke in an automatic High School All-American time of 49.47.  He also placed 5th in the 100 butterfly in an automatic High School All-American time of 49.25. His 100 free lead-off time in the 400 free relay (45.42), along with his other two events puts him second on the all-time Uni top times list in all three events. Junior George Horvath had an outstanding meet placing 3rd in the 500 freestyle, a Uni school record at 4:26.48 and an All-American Auto time. Earlier in the meet, having only moments between his medley relay swim and his first individual event, the 200 free, he placed 13th, contributing a total of 24 points for the team.

Junior Sean Messer scored 18 points with a consideration All-American time of 50.37 and 5th place in the 100 backstroke, and 17th place in the 100 freestyle. Senior Stephen Yang scored 9 points, placing 14th in the 100 fly in a time of 51.37 that places him 5th on the Uni top times list. He placed 15th in the 200 IM. Senior Jarod Yoshihara placed 17th in the 100 yard back with a time of 52.70. Freshman Aaron Lee scored 7 points, placing 12th in the 100 fly placing him 4th on the Uni top times list. Aaron also swam on 3 relays for the team.  Our 400 free relay team of Knoell, A.Lee, Horvath and Messer placed 8th and their prelims time of 3:07.47 puts them 2nd on the all-time Uni top times for that event.  Our 200 medley relay team of Knoell, Horvath, A. Lee and Messer earned an All-American automatic time of 1:33.76 during their prelims swim, putting them 4th on the Uni top times list for that event. CIF qualifiers included Aidan Yong (200 IM, 100 breaststroke), Alex Hao (100 fly), Matthew Strong (200 free relay, 100 breaststroke), and Austin Yan (200 free relay).  And last but certainly not least, a highlight of our Uni team is having a diver, Jonathan Aizik, who brought the team 7 points with his diving score of 242.70. Jonathan is a pivotal member of the team! The team put in a lot of hard work throughout the season that led to a great showing at CIF finals.

Great season swimmers!

Girls Swim – The Uni Varsity girls swim season came to an end with an 11th place at the CIF-SS Division I Championships this year, a huge jump from their 24th place finish in 2015.  Uni sent 3 relays and  5 individual qualifiers to the meet. Swimmers are allowed to swim a maximum of 2 individual events and 4 total events including relays in this meet.  The top 18 in each event make finals.  Freshman Riley Lexvold had an outstanding meet, finishing 2nd overall in the 100 backstroke with an automatic  High School All-America time of 54.38, which set a new  University HS school record in that event.  Riley also finished 6th in the 200 Individual Medley with another automatic High School All- America time of 2:01.86, – only 0.76 seconds from the school record in that event. (and she’s only a freshman, folks! )  Senior Princess Ferguson-Nguyen placed 13th in the 100 freestyle and 17th in the 50 freestyle.  Her time of 51.69 from the PCL finals puts her 3rd on the all-time Uni top times list. Sophomore Alondra Ortiz placed 17th in the 100 backstroke in her first individual CIF finals appearance.  Junior Anne Jang placed 19th in the same event.  Sophomore Bella Khamseh placed 25th in the 100 breaststroke. The 200 Medley relay team of Lexvold, Khamseh, Ortiz and Ferguson-Nguyen placed 8th,  as did the 200 Freestyle relay team of Ferguson-Nguyen, Sophomore Claire Jang,  A. Jang and Lexvold . The 400 Freestyle relay team of C. Jang, Ortiz, junior Vanessa Yang and A. Jang placed 24th.

It was a very successful season for the Uni girls swim team, improving their league dual meet record, their overall dual meet record, their Pacific Coast League Championship position and their CIF finish. They are looking forward to another great season next year.

TennisPCL CHAMPS!

Last Friday our boys defeated Santa Monica by a final of 14-4 in the second round of the CIF playoffs. On Monday we traveled to Los Alamitos for a quarterfinal matchup. It was an intense match that we were able to win by a final of 11-7. Our doubles teams of JT Jones/Tommy Wang  and Patryk Kozlowski/Hudson Graf each won all 3 of their matches convincingly. Julian Lafond won a huge second round match to give our team the lead after two rounds. This afternoon our boys play in the Semifinals here at UNI at 3:00. Let’s PACK THE COURTS to cheer on our boys. Good Luck today Tennis!

Our boys have qualified for the state tournament that will begin next week and the CIF individual tournament will begin in two weeks.

Boys Track – Boys Track and Field finished their season with league finals here at Uni. The majority of the Boys competing finished with their season best marks and PR’s. The boys 4 x 100 placed 3rd overall which qualified them for CIF and in the process set a new school at 43.39 seconds. The team included Darius Outland, FarisQaisi, Jeremy Koo and Harry Baker. Looking forward to having these athlete back again next year!

Girls Track

The Trojans had many impressive performances at the Pacific Coast League Finals last week. Our 4x100m relay team of Lauryn Wood, Daria Shkel, Alexis Robertson and Leyna Wood placed 3rd in league, qualifying them for them for the CIF meet. Paige Metayer was voted girl’s “Athlete of the Meet” with her impressive wins in the 400m and 800m. She beat her previous school record in the 400m with a new time of 55.59. Thirty minutes later, she came back to win the 800m in 2:14, which qualified her for CIF in both events. Melissa Lee finished 2nd in the shot put and 4th in the discus throw, also sending her to CIF. Our girls 4x400m relay team of Anne Jang, Setareh Emadi, Sara Sussman and Paige Metayer also qualified for CIF with their 3rd place finish.  Other notable performances came from Daria Shkel placing 4th overall in the 100m and the high jump and 5th in the triple jump, freshman Cecilia Langlois who placed 7th overall in the 1600m, Sonia Lin who finished 5th in the 100m hurdles, and Alexis Robertson who was 4th in the long jump. We look forward to many great seasons ahead with this young and talented group of girls!

What’s Going on at UNI

Memorial Day Workout at UNI

University HS is teaming up with Orange Coast Crossfit to put on a Military Hero tribute workout called “Murph”. Please join us at University HS on May 30th to get a workout in and help support a great cause.

Michael Patrick “Murph” Murphy was a United States Navy SEAL officer who was awarded the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the War in Afghanistan. Kyle is the owner of Orange Coast CrossFit and he also works with our football team here at UNI. They will bring in a 60ft Pull Up rig in the middle of the football field and running heats from 9am-12pm! Come sweat with us this Memorial Day to honor a true hero!

**** All Proceeds will be donated to an Adaptive Veteran Association***

Workout of the Day: Modifications can be made depending on your ability level.
For Time:
1 Mile Run
100 Pull Ups
200 Push Ups
300 Air Squats
1 Mile Run

Have questions about Memorial Day Hero Workout? Contact Kyle at Orange Coast Crossfit 714.668.9112

Please see the below link for more information and to sign up.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/memorial-day-hero-workout-occf-tickets-25034350416

Weight Room Update – We have made several upgrades to our weight room over the past month. We got rid of all of our outdated/broken equipment and replaced it with brand new equipment. The kids love our new weight room. While the room looks amazing and is very functional there are several “Wants” from our coaches and PE teachers to make this room even better. We have opened up a Weight Room fundraising campaign with the intent to raise another $9,000 to finish the room. We have heard from several families who are interested in helping and we have a parent group hitting the community to raise funds for this project. We wanted to recognize the early supporters of this project. A big thank you to the following for their contributions to this project.

  • Keeling family for their $100 donation
  • Korean PTA for their donation of $1,000
  • Football Boosters for their donation of $1,000
  • Bush Family for their donation of $150
  • Selbo Family for their donation of $500
  • Football parents who passed the hat at a tour of the weight room for a total of $127

If you are interested in making a donation to this campaign please drop of a check made out to UHS to the athletic office. We thank you in advance for your support.

Outdoor weight room – Our new weight room looks amazing. We have almost everything we originally wanted to get. We are hoping to place one more order for equipment in the near future. The next phase in our development of the weight room is to open up an outdoor weight room. We are looking to purchase rubber flooring to place down on the sidewalk just outside the main weight room. We also hope to install artificial grass down the middle of this area where our students/athletes can do warm up activities.  If we create this outdoor training area it will allow multiple PE classes to use the facility and multiple athletic teams to use it in the afternoon.

We are raising money for these things that are still on our wish list

  • Mirrors in front of the new free weight area
  • Computer with TV monitor installed to post workouts
  • Additional bars for new outdoor weight area
  • Additional bumper plates
  • Bumper Plate holding racks on wheels
  • Trap bar storage
  • 4 dip attachments
  • 4 additional safety bar attachments
  • 1 battle rope
  • Additional dumbbells
  • Plyo boxes
  • Foam rollers
  • Rubber flooring
  • Artificial turf

Super Wish List

  • Find a way to get air conditioning in the weight room
  • Blow out a window and put in a garage door type covering. This would allow air to circulate through the room
  • Additional industrial fan

 

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

Wednesday 5/18

Boys Tennis – CIF Semi Finals v Peninsula @ 3:00. Lets Pack the Courts for this big match.

Help spread the word about Trojan Tuesday. Is there anyone you know who loves UNI and wants weekly updates on our UNI athletic teams. Please pass the link on to them. 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.

TwitterIf you have a Twitter account and would like updates on how our UNI athletic teams are doing, you can follow us @UNI_Athletics. It is another way to highlight our athletic teams and star performances by our athletes.

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 aways at big games
  5. Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics
  6. Spread the word about Trojan Tuesday– If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Tuesday send them the link – http://trojanthursday.wordpress.com
  7. Get others to do the same

GO TROJANS!

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Kevin McCaffrey

CO Athletic Director

University High School

TROJAN TUESDAY 5/10/16

Spring Sports

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

Baseball – Last Friday Neil Boudreau threw a 4 hitter and he had two hits to lead the Trojans to a 3-0 victory over Northwood.  Jacob Collins was 2-3 with 2 rbi’s in the win. This afternoon our boys travel to Irvine for a 3:30 game. Good Luck Baseball!

Boys Golf – During league finals last week, we narrowly missed sending two of our golfers on to CIF. William Tse, junior, fell short of the qualifying score by one stroke.  Griffin Pace, sophomore, made it into a playoff with four other golfers for the final qualifying spot. He came up a little short, but made it really close.  The boy’s golf season concluded at league finals. We had an up and down season, but we had a relatively young team.  We look forward to a solid season in 2017.

Softball – The Lady Trojans faced Northwood at home last Tuesday. Junior Aubrey Maher started the game off with a double followed by Janette Oh and Alexis Arredondo drawing walks at the plate, allowing Aubrey and Janette to score on stolen bases followed by an RBI single from freshman Monet Allister to send Alexis home. Sophomore Peyton Mattson had two singles and an RBI and Senior Anna Hawkins Sophomore Zoe Manjarrez also had RBI’s to tighten up the game. Aubrey Maher held down defense at shortstop as well as Anna Hawkins at third. The girls fought hard, but were unable to come out on top. On Thursday, the girls faced CDM at their house and on their senior day. Senior Michela Boarnet came out swinging with a double and a single, Aubrey Maher stole home twice and freshman Monet Allister had a massive three-run homerun in the top of the third inning. Kami Parse held down the defense in right field. Senior Yekta Dinyari had great throws from the outfield and consistently worked hard to back other plays up. Junior Alyssa Hernandez got on base twice via base on balls and Zoe Manjarrez closed out the game in the circle for the 12-6 win over CDM. We are so proud of the girls and sad that this our last week of games with senior day today versus Northwood at 3:30 and Thursday we will face Woodbridge under the lights at Bill Barber at 5 pm. We hope to see you there!

Boys Swim –

The Uni boys swim team finished 3rd overall in the PCL finals. Andrew Knoell was named the male swimmer of the meet, as he finished 1st in the 100 fly and 100 back, and helped the Medley Relay team of Knoell, George Horvath, Aaron Lee, and Sean Messer to finish first. Additionally, Horvath tacked on a 1st place in the 500 free and a 2nd in the 200 free. Knoell, Messer, and Jarod Yoshihara went 1-2-3 in the 100 backstroke, and Matt Strong and Aidan Yong took 4th and 5th in the 100 breaststroke.

Girls Swim

Last week at the Pacific Coast League swimming championships, the Uni girls finished in 3rd place in all 3 divisions, Varsity, JV and Open.  The Varsity girls improved on their 4th place finish from 2015, scoring 363 points this year compared to 331 last year.  Prelims were held on Tuesday with the top 16 in each event returning for finals on Friday.

There were many outstanding swims during the championship meet.  Freshman Riley Lexvold was a double league champion, winning  the 200 IM and the 100 backstroke, both in season best  CIF automatic times (2:02.64 in the 2 IM,  55.13 in the backstroke) .   Senior Princess Ferguson-Nguyen was the league champion in the 100 free, securing her spot at CIF with an automatic qualifying time of 51.69.  She was third in the 50 free, with another new CIF auto cut of 24.22. The 200 medley relay of  Lexvold, sophomores Bella Khamseh and Alondra Ortiz, and Ferguson-Nguyen dropped almost 2 seconds from their CIF automatic seed time and came in a very close second to Woodbridge by only 0.27 seconds.  The 200 free relay team of Ferguson-Nguyen, sisters  sophomore Claire Jang and  junior Anne Jang and Lexvold were also 2nd with an over 2 second time drop, lowering their CIF automatic time.  In addition to Lexvold’s win in the backstroke, Ortiz finished 3rd and A. Jang  4th, only 0.06 seconds apart, both swimming best times  of 59.53 and 59.59 respectively.  Ortiz was 4th in the 100 fly with a lifetime best of 59.05, with A. Jang 7th.  In the 100 breaststroke, Khamseh was 7th, swimming a best time in prelims by almost more than a second.  Sophomore Claire Jang had season best times in both the 50 and 100 free, coming in 7th in both races.

Here is an article on the meet from the international swimming website, SwimSwam, which mentions several of the outstanding swims by Uni  girls :  https://swimswam.com/woodbridge-girls-avenge-year-ago-loss-pacific-coast-league-champs/

Many other swimmers had best times at this meet.  Junior Diana Zhang and  freshman Sarah Sharifi had best times in the 200 IM, finishing 12th and 13th. Juniors Erica Ervoes and Celine Nie had best times in the fly, finishing 10th and 12th respectively.   Nie also had a season best time in the 50 free, finishing 9th.  Senior Elysia Ouyang and Yang swam best times in the breaststroke finishing 11th and 15th. In the the 200 freestyle,  sophomore Alison Huxman, junior Madi Wakita, ,and  freshman Angela Yang all had best  times , and  Huxman, Wakita and freshman Caitlyn Kissinger had major time drops for best times in the 500 free.  The 400 free relay team of C.Jang, Ortiz, Khamseh and Yang finished 5th with a season best time as well.

Last Saturday, the swimmers who officially qualified to swim in this week’s CIF-SS, Division I Championships were announced.   Swimmers are allowed to swim a maximum of 2 individual events and 2 relays. The following swimmers will be representing Uni at CIF:

Princess Ferguson-Nguyen:  50 free, 100 free, 200 medley relay, 200 free relay

Riley Lexvold:  200 IM, 100 back, 200 medley relay, 200 free relay

Alondra Ortiz :  100 fly, 100 back, 200 medley relay, 400 free relay

Anne Jang:   100 back, 200 free relay, 400 free relay

Bella Khamseh:  100 breast, 200 medley, 400 free relay

Claire Jang:  200 free relay, 400 free relay

Vanessa Yang:  400 free relay

The CIF meet will be held at the Riverside Community College Aquatics Center.  Prelims are Thursday, May 12 with finals Saturday, May 14.  Good luck, swimmers!

TennisPCL CHAMPS!

The Uni boys tennis team finished league play undefeated for the 10th straight year.  With the win over Woodbridge last Monday, the boys won their 94th straight Pacific Coast league match dating back to 2006!  This is an incredible accomplishment considering the Pacific Coast league is considered the most talented boys tennis league in the nation.

It was an “all Uni affair” in doubles play at the Pacific Coast league individual tournament.   Top seed Hudson Graf and Patryk Kozlowski defeated Josh Piatos and Hans Hwang 6-2, 6-2 in one semi-final.  In the other semi-final, 2nd seeded JT Joens and Tommy Wang defeated the unseeded freshmen Uni team of Reini Igna and Michael Rudin 6-2, 6-3.  In the final Joens and Wang defeated Graf and Kozlowski 8-6.  Both teams will now move on to the CIF individual tournament.  Piatos and Hwang won the 3rd place match 8-1.

Pacific Coast All-League teams were announced and Uni claimed 6 of the 10 spots.  Named first team all-league were Captain Josh Piatos, Captain Tommy Wang, JT Joens, Hudson Graf, Hans Hwang and Patryk Kozlowski.  Naevin Anukornchaikul and Garrett Kurtz were named to the 2nd team.  Congratulations to all of our boys.

The JV team finished another undefeated season this year.  The University JV boys have not lost a match in over 12 years winning over 200 straight matches.

Team playoffs begin tomorrow against Campbell Hall at the Uni courts. Good luck tennis!

Boys Track –

Our boys posted several personal bests at league prelims and finals last week.  In the process of qualifying for CIF our Uni Boys Darius Outland, Jeremy Koo, Faris Qiasi and Harry Baker took down the school record set in 1990 with a new school record time of 43.39 seconds. This will be the 1st 4 x 100 team to qualify for CIF in more than 15 years. Great job boys and good luck in CIF.

 Girls Track

Well she did it again! Paige Metayer is now a double champion in the 400 and 800 as a sophomore. In the process of winning the 400, she broke her own school record with a time of 55.59. This time is currently number 2 in the county and the 13 fastest all time in Orange County. Paige also anchored the 4 x 400 which placed 3rd overall to move on to CIF. With her impressive victories she was again voted the girls MVP for the running events. Great job Page.

Volleyball

Tuesday April 3 @ Woodbridge. It set up the competitive hyped up atmosphere for Varsity to win their last game in 4.  In game 1 Trojans trailed the whole game until Diego Perez goes on a 7 point serving run. Matten Bikdeli had 13 kills with 3 aces. Ashkan Shamaei with 28 assist. Diego Perez 10 kills 5 aces. Trojans win 3-1 against Woodbridge in last game of the season. Great job this year boys.

What’s Going on at UNI

Dodgeball Tournament – Congratulations to Scums of Society for winning the Trojan Army Fundraising Dodgeball Tournament last week. These Super Heroes won the tournament for the second straight year. The gym was packed with spectators for the final and both teams put on a great show. We hope everyone had a blast playing in the tournament this year. Below is a picture of the winners.

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Weight Room Update 

We have made several upgrades to our weight room over the past month. We got rid of all of our outdated/broken equipment and replaced it with brand new equipment. The kids love our new weight room. While the room looks amazing and is very functional there are several “Wants” from our coaches and PE teachers to make this room even better. We have opened up a Weight Room fundraising campaign with the intent to raise another $9,000 to finish the room. We have heard from several families who are interested in helping and we have a parent group hitting the community to raise funds for this project. We wanted to recognize the early supporters of this project. A big thank you to the following for their contributions to this project.

  • Keeling family for their $100 donation
  • Korean PTA for their donation of $1,000
  • Football Boosters for their donation of $1,000
  • Bush Family for their donation of $150

If you are interested in making a donation to this campaign please drop of a check made out to UHS to the athletic office. We thank you in advance for your support.

Outdoor weight room – Our new weight room looks amazing. We have almost everything we originally wanted to get. We are hoping to place one more order for equipment in the near future. The next phase in our development of the weight room is to open up an outdoor weight room. We are looking to purchase rubber flooring to place down on the sidewalk just outside the main weight room. We also hope to install artificial grass down the middle of this area where our students/athletes can do warm up activities.  If we create this outdoor training area it will allow multiple PE classes to use the facility and multiple athletic teams to use it in the afternoon.

We are raising money for these things that are still on our wish list

  • Mirrors in front of the new free weight area
  • Computer with TV monitor installed to post workouts
  • Additional bars for new outdoor weight area
  • Additional bumper plates
  • Bumper Plate holding racks on wheels
  • Trap bar storage
  • 4 dip attachments
  • 1 battle rope
  • Additional dumbbells
  • Plyo boxes
  • Foam rollers
  • Rubber flooring
  • Artificial turf

Super Wish List

  • Find a way to get air conditioning in the weight room
  • Blow out a window and put in a garage door type covering. This would allow air to circulate through the room
  • Additional industrial fan

Play Multiple Sports

Last week the NFL had their draft of college athletes. There was a great stat that was presented in the below article. 89% of all athletes drafted played multiple sports in High School. Here in the athletic office we are always promoting the idea that athletes should play multiple sports while at UNI. If the best athletes in the world can play multiple sports then our student athletes here at UNI should also be playing multiple sports.

http://www.latimes.com/sports/highschool/varsity-times/la-sp-vi-football-88-5-of-nfl-draftees-were-multiple-sport-athletes-in-high-school-20160501-story.html

 

Athletic ID process is now Online

It’s here!  Time to get your child cleared for sports for the 2016-2017 school year.  We have scheduled for our existing athletes to get their athletic ID cards during 6th period on the following dates.  Please take a look at the schedule below to see when your child will be coming in to receive their athletic ID.

Please have the online clearance process complete with updated physical form uploaded to www.athleticclearance.com by this date.  Physicals must be dated AFTER 5/1/16 to be accepted.  In order to receive their card, your child must bring in the signed “confirmation message”(from www.athleticclearance.com) and have an updated physical uploaded to their clearance account.  Please go to the UNI athletic website to download the clearance instructions, physical forms, and summer camp flyer.

We will also be taking summer camp registration forms and payments on the dates below, so please plan accordingly.   Thank you!

2016-2017 Athletic ID Card Schedule:

Thursday May 19 – Block Schedule 1:02-3:02

  • B and G Golf – 1:40-2:00
  • Softball – 2:00-2:25
  • Wrestling – 2:25-3:00

Monday May 23rd – 1-6 schedule 1:50-2:44

  • B Basketball – 1:50-2:20
  • B Soccer – 2:20-3:00

Tuesday May 24th – 1-6 Schedule 1:50-2:44

  • OSS – 1:50-2:20
  • B and G Swim – 2:20-3:00

Thursday May 26th – Block Schedule – 1:29-3:00

  • B and G Cross Country – 1:30-2:05
  • B and G Track – 2:05-2:40
  • Baseball – 2:40-3:10

May 27th – Minimum Day

  • Football – 11:40-12:30

May 31st – 1-6 Schedule – 1:50-2:44

  • B and G Tennis – 1:50-2:20
  • 2:20 – 2:50 B Lacrosse

June 1st – 1-6 schedule – 1:50-2:44

  • B Water Polo 1:50-2:20
  • G Water Polo 2:20-2:50

June 2nd – Block Schedule – 1:29-3:00

  • 1:30-2:00 – G Soccer
  • 2:00-2:30 – G Lacrosse
  • 2:30-3:10 Boys and Girls Volleyball

June 6th – 1-6 schedule – 1:50-2:44

  • G Basketball – 1:50-2:20

 

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

Tuesday 05/10

  • Baseball @ Irvine – 3:30
  • Softball v Irvine – 3:30

Thursday 05/12

  • Swimming – CIF Prelims @ Riverside City College
  • Baseball v Woodbridge – 3:30
  • Softball v Woodbridge @ Bill Barber Park – 5:00

Help spread the word about Trojan Tuesday. Is there anyone you know who loves UNI and wants weekly updates on our UNI athletic teams. Please pass the link on to them. 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.

TwitterIf you have a Twitter account and would like updates on how our UNI athletic teams are doing, you can follow us @UNI_Athletics. It is another way to highlight our athletic teams and star performances by our athletes.

 

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 aways at big games
  5. Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics
  6. Spread the word about Trojan Tuesday– If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Tuesday send them the link – http://trojanthursday.wordpress.com
  7. Get others to do the same

 

 GO TROJANS!

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Kevin McCaffrey

CO Athletic Director

University High School

 

TROJAN TUESDAY 5/3/16

Trojan Thursday is now Trojan Tuesday
An email blast will be sent out to all UNI families with this Trojan Tuesday update. So what exactly is Trojan Tuesday? It is a weekly update on how our varsity athletic teams are doing and provides updates on what is happening on the UNI campus the upcoming week. Trojan Tuesday will still be published on the original website for anyone who does not receive the UNI email blasts. If you have family members who are interested in reading Trojan Tuesday each week you can send them to https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com. They will enter their email address on the right side of the page and they will receive a notification every time there is a new post.

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

Baseball – Our baseball team battled league leading Beckman in two exciting games last week. Out boys dropped both but proved they can play with anyone. On Tuesday we were defeated by a final of 7-4. On Friday the final was 3-0. Our boys will be playing CDm today at 3:30. Good Luck boys.
Boys Golf – Yesterday our boys competed in the PCL individual qualifying tournament. William Tse and Griffin Pace made it into the top 18 for the Pacific Coast League. They play again this afternoon for the top nine spots in order to move on to CIF. Good luck boys.

Boys Lacrosse – Our boys finished off their season with an impressive 3rd place finish in the own the city tournament. In the tournament our boys posted a dominant 10-3 win over Woodbridge.

Girls Lacrosse – Girls Lacrosse had a strong ending to the season. In a very exciting re-match against Woodbridge High School, the team lost on a close score of 9-8. The team clawed their way back into the match after falling behind 5-2 by halftime. Woodbridge scored the game winning goal with only 15 seconds remaining on the clock and, try as they did, the team could not get into scoring position with such limited time. The team wrapped up league play with a 5-5 record, the best the team has ever seen! To close the season and to honor the Seniors, the team played on last non-league match against Tustin High School, and won 12-5. Senior goalie Lily Huang played on the field (After an absence of two years while she minded the net!) and ended up scoring a beautiful goal! Seniors Sarah Verdegan, Kathy Guo, Jenny Bardwell, Sarah Colunga, and Danielle Ochoa also found the net for their last match in a Uni uniform. IT was a fantastic season, building on the successes from years past and culminating in, for the first time ever, a near entry to the post-season run by US Lacrosse. Congratulations to the team for a fantastic year!
Softball – The Lady Trojans fell short in two home games last week. In our Tuesday game against Woodbridge the girls came out hot with junior Aubrey Maher leading the game with a single followed by an RBI double from sophomore Janette Oh and an RBI single from freshman Alexis Arredondo. Janette Oh was strong in the circle with four strikeouts; she was anchored by a strong defensive showing from senior Anna Hawkins and freshman Monet Allister. Michela Boarnet was a force to be reckoned with behind the plate. In the Thursday game against Beckman, Janette Oh started us off with an RBI single. Senior Anna Hawkins came up to the plate with bases loaded in the bottom of the 6th and rattled the Beckman infield with a hard hit down the third base line, clearing the bases. Sophomore Peyton Mattson was a stronghold in the outfield, along with Junior Alyssa Hernandez. The girls capitalized on Beckman’s errors especially exhibiting heads up base running and defense; unfortunately it just was not enough. The girls face Northwood at home this afternoon and will travel to CDM on Thursday. Good luck this week ladies!

Girls Swim – The girls swim team had their last dual meet of the season last Wednesday, the home GOW, and fell to a very strong Woodbridge team, 109-61. The varsity girls finished the season 3-2 in league meets, and 4-3 overall, improving their record over 2015. With 4 important meets in 2 weeks, the team looked a little tired but a few best times were still posted. Junior Anne Jang posted a team season best time of 2:08.11 in the 200 free, junior Vanessa Yang had personal best times in both the 50 and 100 free, and senior Princess Ferguson-Nguyen had a season best time in the 100 free, lowering her CIF consideration time to 54.07. Sophomore Alison Huxman and freshman Angela Yang had season best times in the 500 free.
The girls will compete in the prelims of the Pacific Coast League Championships this afternoon with the top 16 finishers in each event making it back for finals this coming Friday. The league championships are being held at the William Wollett Aquatics Center on Walnut, next to Irvine High. Come on out and support the swimmers!

TennisPCL CHAMPS! The top ranked (In Orange County, #2 in CIF) Uni boys tennis team won three matches last week improving to 16 – 1 overall and 10-0 in the Pacific Coast League. On Tuesday the boys defeated CdM 11 to 7 for the 2nd time this year in an emotional and tense atmosphere. JT Joens and captain Tommy Wang won an important tiebreaker in the 2nd round of play at 2nd doubles to lead the Trojans. Husdon Graf and Patryk Kozlowski remained undefeated on the season winning all three of their sets at doubles. On Wednesday the boys defeated Northwood for the 2nd time this year 13 to 5. Captain Josh Piatos and Hans Hwang won all three sets at 1st doubles. Finally, on Thursday the boys defeated Irvine high 18 to 0. Our boys battled Woodbridge yesterday afternoon and walked away with another win. With the win our tennis team secured a perfect 10-0 record in league and secured the PCL Championship. Congratulations Boys Tennis. The Pacific Coast league individual tournament will begin on Wednesday with team playoffs starting next week.

Boys and Girls Track – The PCL track prelims are this afternoon here at UNI with the League finals being on Friday. Good luck track stars.
Volleyball – Our varsity boys lost to CDM and Irvine last week but they were good games. We want to thank everyone who came out to the GOW last Friday. The gym was packed with Trojan Army members. Our boys will close out their season this afternoon at Woodbridge. Good Luck boys!

What’s Going on at UNI

Dodgeball Tournament – We are going to finish up our big Dodgeball tournament this Thursday and Friday. On Thursday we have semifinal action between Scums of Society v Jimmy Choi and on the other side of the bracket we have Cody Nguyen v Nobody Else is Here. The winners will then play each other on Friday in the finals. The championship team will then play a staff team. This has been a great event and the kids who have played or watched the tournament have had a blast.

Weight Room Update – We have made several upgrades to our weight room over the past month. We got rid of all of our outdated/broken equipment and replaced it with brand new equipment. The kids love our new weight room. While the room looks amazing and is very functional there are several “Wants” from our coaches and PE teachers to make this room even better. We have spent over $30,000 on the needed upgrades to the room. We have opened up a Weight Room fundraising campaign with the intent to raise another $9,000 to finish the room. We have heard from several families who are interested in helping and we have a parent group hitting the community to raise funds for this project. We wanted to recognize the early supporters of this project. A big thank you to the Keeling family for their $100 donation and a special thanks to the Korean PTA for their donation of $1,000.

If you are interested in making a donation to this campaign please drop of a check made out to UHS to the athletic office. We thank you in advance for your support.

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

Tuesday 05/03/16
Track & Field – League Prelims @ University HS – 2:00PM
Girls Swimming – League Prelims @ Wollett Aquatic Ctr. – 2:00PM
Baseball v CDM – 3:30PM
Softball v Northwood – 3:30PM
Boys Volleyball @ Woodbridge – 5:15PM

Wednesday 05/04/16
Boys Tennis – League Semifinals @ Beckman – 1:00PM
Boys Swimming – League Prelims @ Wollett Aquatic Ctr. – 2:00PM

Thursday 05/05/16
Boys Tennis – League Finals @ Beckman – 3:00PM
Softball @ CDM – 3:30PM

Friday 05/06/16
Boys & Girls Swimming – League Finals @ Wollett Aquatic Ctr. – 2:00PM
Track & Field – League Finals @ University HS – 3:00PM
Baseball v Northwood – 3:30PM

Help spread the word about Trojan Tuesday. Is there anyone you know who loves UNI and wants weekly updates on our UNI athletic teams. Please pass the link on to them. 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.

Twitter–If you have a Twitter account and would like updates on how our UNI athletic teams are doing, you can follow us @UNI_Athletics. It is another way to highlight our athletic teams and star performances by our athletes.

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 aways at big games
5. Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics
6. Spread the word about Trojan Tuesday– If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Tuesday send them the link – http://trojanthursday.wordpress.com
7. Get others to do the same

GO TROJANS!

Kevin McCaffrey
CO Athletic Director
University High School

TROJAN TUESDAY 4/26/16

Trojan Thursday is now Trojan Tuesday

An email blast will be sent out to all UNI families with this Trojan Tuesday update. So what exactly is Trojan Tuesday? It is a weekly update on how our varsity athletic teams are doing and provides updates on what is happening on the UNI campus the upcoming week. Trojan Tuesday will still be published on the original website for anyone who does not receive the UNI email blasts. If you have family members who are interested in reading Trojan Tuesday each week you can send them to https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com. They will enter their email address on the right side of the page and they will receive a notification every time there is a new post. If you are not interested in reading about our athletic teams and what is happening on campus then you can simply delete this email each week.

I was not able to publish Trojan Thursday last week as Mark Cunningham and myself were in San Diego at the California Athletic Directors Conference. Due to the fact that there were no updates last week, I will include the past two weeks in today’s update.  Trojan Tuesday is not normally this long J.

While in San Diego we won a $1,700 fan for our new weight room. They must have known that a fan was on our wish list for our new weight room. The kids love this new fan and it has helped to cool the room a bit. We are looking to purchase one additional fan as we could then keep one by each door and blow some air around in the room. Below is a picture of us with the BSN sports rep who donated the fan. A big thanks to BSN for putting this up as a giveaway. We sure were lucky to win it.

bsn

Spring Sports

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

Baseball – On Friday the 8th our boys beat Northwood by a final of 6-3. Jacob Collins threw a 2 hitter on the mound for us. Our boys stayed hot by defeating Irvine by a final of 5-1 on the 12th. Neil Boudreau also threw a two hitter on the mound and he was 3-4 at the plate. Great game Neil. Irvine came back to beat us on Friday 15th. Last week our boys ran into a hot Woodbridge team who swept both games. On Tuesday we fell by a final of 10-1 and Friday was a 6-0 final. Our boys will welcome league leading Beckman to our stadium this afternoon for a 3:30 start. Good Luck baseball.

Boys Golf – Our boys beat Northwood on the 14th by a final of 172-177 Koichiro Sato and William Tse shot 34.  Lost to Woodbridge on Tuesday the 12th by a final of 183-189. Our boys bounced back to beat Mission Viejo 186-196, William Tse shot a 34 to pace the Trojans.

Last week was a rough one for the boy’s golf team. It started with a close match against Northwood. They beat us with a team score of one under par while we totaled a two over par score (179-182). Not too many teams in the county are shooting such low scores!  Low golfers for Uni in that match were Koichiro Sato, 35, and William Tse, 34.  We beat Mission Viejo at their course on Wednesday. Griffin Pace led our team with a 38.  In the third match of the week, we traveled to Newport Beach CC to play CdM. We lost that match 190-200.  Sato delivered a 35 for the Trojans. We are currently in 4th place in our league.

Boys Lacrosse – University Boy’s lacrosse played a great game versus Woodbridge HS on Monday the 11th.  It was a great game to watch. Both teams had many opportunities and each capitalized when they could. It was 5-3 at the end of the first half, Uni came out of halftime energized. Uni tied the game up at 5-5 with great goals from Nick Khamseh and Isaiah Muniz. It was back and forth with both teams exchanging goals. Woodbridge would seem to have the answer every time, when Uni would get close to scoring. It came down to the last minutes with Uni losing 8-7.

Our boys played Northwood, Sage Hill and Irvine HS the past week. Last Monday they played at Northwood with pride and spirit.  Uni came out firing and #2 PCL team, NHS, found themselves down 1-3 at the end of the first quarter.  The game was close until the final minutes, when Northwood got in a rhythm winning 12-5.  Wednesday’s game was a great opportunity to right a wrong versus Sage Hill. Uni had played poorly the first time these teams met, so the kids were looking forward to the rematch.  The Uni team played one of their best games of the season with everyone working hard every possession.  University dominated Sage Hill winning 13-4. Yesterday, Uni travelled up Culver to play IHS in a night game. University had lost 9-5 the first time these two met. It was a defensive game with the teams tied 2-2 at halftime. Uni went up 6-3 and was in control, but then had a few mental lapses and found the game tied going into the last minutes. The kids played so much better and had improved so much over the course of the season, but it wasn’t enough losing 7-6. Our boys will battle Woodbridge on Thursday at 4:00 here at UNI. Good Luck boys.

Girls Lacrosse – The Girls Lacrosse team played a fantastic league match against Woodbridge, earning a first-ever victory over the Warriors, 10-9 in overtime.  The Lady Trojans tied the score 9-9 with 31 seconds remaining.  After conceding possession off the draw, the stout defensive play of the team forced a turnover and two passes put Senior Kathy Guo into scoring position. She scored the game winning goal 34 seconds into the overtime period.  With the win, the team jumped to third place in league play.  A loss to league opponent Beckman followed on Thursday and the team is in action again for their season GOW against Irvine on Monday, 4/18. The team would love to see you and hear you out there in the stadium cheering them on!  Come out and support!

The Girls Lacrosse team had another up and down week last week.  The team cruised to a solid win over Northwood last Monday, with a score of 17-6.  Jr. Ashlyn Wang led the scoring with 5 goals, Sr. Sarah Verdegan added 4.  Jr. Amanda Shubin (3), Sr. Jenny Bardwell (2), Jr. Anneke Gustafson (1) and Sr. Kathy Guo (1) rounded out the scoring.  Additionally, Sr. goalie Lily Huang made 9 fantastic saves to keep Northwood out of the match.  That excitement was followed by a loss to league leaders Corona del Mar, 6-14.  6 different players found the back of the net for Uni, highlighting the depth of the attack on the team.  5 different players also made fantastic interceptions and, despite the score line, the game was not as uneven as it seemed.  The girls played with intensity and passion and the game was very exciting to watch.  Last night, cheered on by ASB and other supporters for the Game of the Week, the team bested Irvine 16-5.  Jr. Ashlyn Wang added 5 more goals to her season total, and again 6 other players added to the offense.  In one memorable play, Sr. Courtney Le stepped up to play on the circle, snagged the ball out of the air off the draw, and sprinted down the field to score a beautiful goal.  Le also forced 2 turnovers, and gained possession with 3 groundballs and 2 interceptions.  The team is back in action this Thursday for the last league match against Woodbridge.  The team will need all the support they can get, as they bested Woodbridge by one goal in the first meeting.  With a league record of 5-4 right now, a win would be huge, so come out and cheer on the team! Great job LAX!

Softball – Last Tuesday, the UNI softball girls had a huge team win over Corona Del Mar at their GOW ending with a final score of 24-5. Junior Aubrey Maher was a powerhouse at the plate, going 4-4 with three doubles plus a walk. Janette Oh went 2-3 with a triple and a double plus 2 walks and Michela Boarnet also went 2-3 with a 2-run RBI triple and sophomore Peyton Mattson went 2-3 with 2 singles. Defensively, Janette Oh and Alexis Arredondo gave their all in the circle and were backed defensively by the rest of the team. The lady Trojans faced Irvine on Thursday and suffered a devastating 9-2 defeat. Janette went 2-3 with a double and 2 stolen bases to set up Monet Allister for a RBI. Freshman Kami Parsa went down the right field sending Zoe Manjarrez home for the RBI. The Uni Softball team, undefeated at home, is looking to continue to “defend the den” in two home games against Woodbridge and Beckman this week. Good Luck this week softball!

Boys Swim – Two weeks ago our boys beat #5 ranked CDM 89 – 81. Highlights of the meet included incredible relay anchor swims by Andrew Knoell, a great 100 Fly 1st place finish and CIF qualification by freshman Aaron Lee, and a 1-2-3 finish in the 100 Backstroke by Andrew Knoell, Sean Messer, and Austin Yan.

Congratulations to Greg Horvath for being selected as the OC Register Swimmer of the week two weeks ago. Below is a picture that was posted in the paper.

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Girls Swim – The Uni girls swim team has had several important meets since the last update. In their third league meet they defeated CDM, the Varsity Girls by a score of 90-80, making them 3-0 in league and guaranteeing them an improved league record over last year.

In the CDM meet, Freshman Riley Lexvold was a double individual winner in the 200 IM and the 100 back as well as being a member of both the winning 200 medley and 200 free relays.  Senior Princess Ferguson-Nguyen was also a member of those  two winning relays and an individual winner in the 100 free with a new CIF consideration time of 54.58. She also swam a season best time in the 50 free of 24.99, also a CIF consideration time. Uni swimmers Lexvold, junior Anne Jang and sophomore Alondra Ortiz swept the 100 backstroke. Sophomore Bella Khamseh lowered her CIF consideration time in the 100 breaststroke and the 400 free relay team of Jang, her sister sophomore Claire Jang, Khamseh and senior Celine Nie lowered the team’s previous best CIF consideration time by 4 seconds to seal the victory.

The girls competed well but fell in their next meet to the defending league champions, Irvine HS.

Notable swims from that meet included the 200 medley relay team of Ortiz, Lexvold, Jang and Ferguson-Nguyen lowering their CIF consideration time,  Lexvold hitting a CIF consideration time in the 50 free with her leadoff leg in the 200 free relay, Ferguson-Nguyen lowering CIF consideration time to 54.48 in the 100 free, Lexvold far outdistancing her competition in the 500 free to win by almost 30 seconds, with a CIF consideration time of 5:08.28, and Ortiz lowering her consideration time while winning the 100 back.

The Varsity girls also participated in the annual Foothill Swim Games, an invitational meet attracting many of the fastest teams in all divisions in Orange County. This was a two day, prelims and finals meet.  Uni girls finished 7th out of 13 teams and only 1.5 points behind Northwood in 6th place.  There were many outstanding performances at this meet.  Freshman standout Riley Lexvold won the 200 IM in a CIF automatic time of 2:02.69, 2 full seconds ahead of her closest competition and more than 3 seconds faster than her prelims time. She also finished third in a very fast field of the premier female backstrokers in the county lowering her CIF automatic time to 55.18. Junior Anne Jang finished 7th and sophomore Alondra Ortiz finished 8th in that heat, both with season best CIF consideration times.  Ortiz and Jang also had season best CIF consideration times in the 100 fly, finishing 9th and 11th and only .04 seconds apart. Sophomore Bella Khamseh finished 7th in the 100 breaststroke, lowering her CIF consideration time in prelims to 1:09.33.  Alison Huxman, Madi Wakita and Angela Yang all had huge time drops in the 500 free in the preliminary swims. And finally, both the 200 medley relay team of Lexvold, Khamseh,Ortiz and Ferguson-Nguyen, and the 200 free relay of sophomore Claire Jang, Lexvold, A.Jang, and Ferguson-Nguyen finished with CIF automatic qualifying times.

Riley Lexvold was featured this week in two separate articles, one in OC Varsity: http://www.ocvarsity.com/articles/county-83475-shoults-free.html and another on the international swimming website SwimSwam:https://swimswam.com/shoults-garcia-shine-southern-californias-foothill-swim-games/

Tomorrow will be the last dual meet of the season, the GOW, against Woodbridge HS.  Please come out and support the swimmers!

Tennis – The boys varsity tennis team moved to 11-1 overall and 4 and 0 in league play with two big wins two weeks ago.  The #1 ranked Trojans defeated Woodbridge 10 to 8 on the 12th.  Uni won all 9 doubles points and sophomore Leo Krapp won the match with a victory at third singles.  On Wednesday the 13th our boys defeated the #2 ranked team in the county, CdM, 11 to 7.  Julian Lafond, Naevin Anukornchaikul and Garrett Kurtz all got a win playing singles.  Captain Josh Piatos and junior Hans Hwang swept all three of their sets to go undefeated on the day.  Patryk Kozlowski and Hudson Graf also won all three of their sets as well.

Our UNI boys tennis team spent last weekend in Ojai taking part in the Ojai tennis tournament.  Josh Piatos, JT Joens and Tommy Wang represented the Trojans well in this tournament.  The boys have a busy week beginning with a difficult match at CDM this afternoon.  Currently the Trojans are the top ranked team in Orange County while CDM is ranked 2nd.  On Wednesday the boys will travel to Northwood to take on the Timberwolves and then finish the week with a match against Irvine at Uni on Thursday.  The team is currently 13 and 1 overall and 6 and 0 in Pacific Coast League play. Good Luck this week Tennis.

Last week Josh Piatos and Hans Hwang were named the OC Register Tennis athletes of the week. Below is a picture that was published in the paper. Great work boys.

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Boys and Girls Track – On the 14th our Boys and Girls Track and Field team competed against Northwood. Some outstanding performances from the girls came from Paige Metayer, Melissa Lee, Leyna Wood, Lauryn Wood, Daria Skhel, Jamie Hocker, Sophie Lawrence, Andrea White and Sonia Lin. On the boys side, we had some outstanding performances from Eric Kawana, Lee McElliot, Kevin Yamapath, Harry Baker, Danny Gilbertson, Elias Canneson and Micheal Jung.

Please congratulate our two female athletes (Melissa Lee and Paige Metayer) in being accepted to the Arcadia Track and Field Invitational. This is the 2nd largest high school track meet behind the Olympic trials. 700 schools applied for an entry and only 570 schools were accepted from around the US. Melissa was accepted for the discus event and she was very excited to be there. Unfortunately at the time of her event, there was a massive down pour over ½” in less than an hour which made it difficult to compete for all of the lady throwers. Paige’s event took place a half hour earlier with the most optimal conditions. From lane 8, Paige finished 3rd in her heat beating her own school record with a time of 56.61. Paige finished 7th overall for the day events and 21st overall including the night events. Also thanks to her teammates Lauryn and Leyna Wood for coming out to support their team mate. Below are two pictures of our athletes at the Arcadia Invitational.

This last weekend, Track and Field competed in the OC Track and Field Championships at Mission Viejo High School. Melissa Lee ended up 7th in the county and a personal best mark of 123’ 7”. Lauryn Wood, Leyna Wood, Setarah Emadi and Daria Shkel represented our girls F/S in the 4 x100 relay and were the top team in the county.CC Langlois was 9th in the county for F/S 1600. Faris Qaisi  finished 7th in the county for F/S 200 and Harry Baker finshed 9th in the county for the Varsity 100. This week we conclude our league meets with Woodbridge here at home. Go Trojan Track and Field!

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Page with her medal.

Volleyball – Our volleyball team will play in their GOW this Friday at 5:15. We hope you can come out and support our boys in their final home game of the season. Good Luck boys.

 

What’s Going on at UNI

Triple GOW This Week – Our girls Lacrosse team started things off last night with a big win v Irvine. Our swimmers will have their GOW on Wednesday v Woodbridge and Volleyball will close out the week with their GOW on Friday v Irvine. We hope you can make it out to support our teams in their big games.

Weight Room Update – We have made several upgrades to our weight room over the past month. We got rid of all of our outdated/broken equipment and replaced it with brand new equipment. The kids love our new weight room. While the room looks amazing and is very functional there are several “Wants” from our coaches and PE teachers to make this room even better. We have spent over $30,000 on the needed upgrades to the room. We have opened up a Weight Room fundraising campaign with the intent to raise another $9,000 to finish the room. We have heard from several families who are interested in helping and we have a parent group hitting the community to raise funds for this project. We wanted to recognize the early supporters of this project. A big thank you to the Keeling family for their $100 donation and a special thanks to the Korean PTA for their donation of $1,000.

If you are interested in making a donation to this campaign please drop of a check made out to UHS to the athletic office. We thank you in advance for your support.

 

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

Tuesday 04/26

Boys Golf v Irvine @ Strawberry Farms – 3:00

Boys Tennis @ CDM – 3:15

Baseball v Beckman – 3:30

Softball v Woodbridge – 3:30

Wednesday 04/27

Track & Field v Woodbridge – 3:15

Swimming v Woodbridge – 3:15

Boys Tennis @ Northwood – 3:15

Boys Volleyball @ CDM – 5:15

Thursday 04/28

Boys Golf v Woodbridge @ Rancho San Joaquin – 2:30

Boys Tennis v Irvine – 3:15

Softball v Beckman – 3:30

Boys Lacrosse v Woodbridge – 4:00

Girls Lacrosse v Woodbridge @ University HS – 6:00

Friday 04/29

Baseball v Beckman – 3:30

Girls Lacrosse v Tustin – 4:00

Boys Volleyball v Irvine – 5:15

Saturday 04/30

Girls Lacrosse Tournament @ Laguna Hills – TBA

Boys Lacrosse Tournament @ Irvine High School – 11:15AM

Monday 05/02

Boys Golf – League Finals – TBA

Boys Tennis @ Woodbridge – 3:15

 

 

SPRING GOW SCHEDULE

G lacrosse Monday 4/25 4:00 UHS Stadium Irvine
Swimming Wednesday 4/27 3:00 UHS Pool Woodbridge
Volleyball Friday 4/29 5:15 UHS Gym Irvine

 

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Kevin McCaffrey

CO Athletic Director

University High School

TROJAN THURSDAY 4/7/16

Spring Sports

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

Baseball – The varsity Baseball team went 2-2 in the Ryan Lemmon Tourney during the Easter break. Jacob Collins threw a 1 hitter in the team’s 2-0 victory over Laguna Beach and we also defeated San Pedro 6-5 with Kahi Rodrigues throwing out the winning run at second base to win the game. Andrew Nelson, Alex Roude, Drew Nelson and Iahsiah Francis did not allow a run during the tourney  on the mound. Neil Boudreau was voted all tourney after collecting 9 hits during the week. Great job Baseball!

Boys Golf – Our boys golf team has not had a match since spring break. They have been practicing hard both on the range and course to get ready for their match today at Oak Creek Golf Club v Northwood. Hit it straight today golfers.

Boys Lacrosse – The University boy’s lacrosse team played two games this week. The Sage Hill game was a back and forth contest, with UNI leading, then Sage, then UNI, until the game ended with Sage Hill defeating Uni 10-8. The second game was against the very talented Northwood team. UNI played with spirit and improving team play. In both games, UNI had a lot of shots on goal, which is awesome, but not many found the net.  The team continues to improve in all categories. Great job boys.

Girls Lacrosse – Congratulations to the team for being ranked in the top 20 teams in all of Orange County.  This is a first for the program!  In league play, Girls Lacrosse had a turbulent week, to say the least.  The week began with a tough loss to league leaders Corona del Mar, 14-4.  Midfielder Ashlyn Wang led the Trojan offense, scoring 3 of the 4 goals.  Senior goalie, Lily Huang, made 8 amazing saves to help the team.  Despite the low score for the team, they forced CdM’s goalies to make 13 saves, showing that they were producing offense.  This match was followed by a solid victory over Northwood on Wednesday, 15-5.  Ashlyn Wang added 5 goals to her season total, and Sarah Verdegan and Amanda Shubin contributed 3 each.  The ladies displayed their skill all over the field, forcing turnovers in the defensive third, the offensive third, and the midfield.  Despite being frequently tested, again goalie Lily Huang made 8 strong saves to help keep Northwood out of the match.  The team plays again tomorrow in a non-league match against Rosary, and then resumes league play on Monday with a home match against Northwood.  Please come out and support what will be a momentous match!

Softball – Thursday before break, the UNI Softball girls triumphed over Estancia with a huge comeback win 13-10. After being down 10-2 going into the 4th inning, the girls fired back with four runs in the 4th and seven runs in the 6th. Janette Oh went 2-3 with a bases clearing triple, four SB’s and a walk. Anna Hawkins walked three times and scored 2 runs and Monet Allister hit an RBI double and scored two runs. Over the break, the girls faced some tough teams in the Woodbridge tournament – Mater Dei, Garden Grove, Lakeside, Burbank and La Serna and then returned this past Tuesday with another huge comeback win over Costa Mesa. Pitchers Janette Oh and Alexis Arredondo combined for the win. The Trojans gave up runs early to go down 12-5, but stormed back scoring 14 runs in the 4th, 5th and 6th innings. Freshmen Monet Allister ripped her first career Homerun over the left field fence, Freshmen Alexis Arredondo went 4-4 and the whole lineup got on base in the 6th inning! The Lady Trojans open up league Tuesday April 12th at Beckman! Good Luck Softball!

Boys Swim – UNI’s boys swim team had a great week! On Tuesday, we went up against our top league opponent, Northwood, and came away victorious 90-80. Though we were missing a couple key guys, the rest of the team stepped up. George Horvath had a particularly good meet, placing first in both of his individual events, and making CIF times in both. Jarod Yoshihara picked up a pair of crucial 2nd place finishes. Our 400 free relay team composed of Stephen Yang, Sean Messer, Jarod Yoshihara, and George Horvath sealed the meet by out-touching Northwood’s top squad.

Girls Swim – After a week off from competition (but not from training!) during Spring Break, the Uni girls swim team was back in action this past Tuesday, defeating cross town rivals, Northwood HS, 90-80, for their second league meet victory in a row.  The girls won both the 200 medley relay and the 200 freestyle relay, dropping  their previous CIF consideration qualifying times by 2 seconds in the medley relay and also in the 400 freestyle relay.  Freshman Riley Lexvold was an individual double winner again, winning the 200 Individual Medley and the 100 backstroke as well as swimming in both 1st place relays. Junior Anne Jang had significant time drops in the 100 fly and 100 backstroke, coming in 2nd in both events with new CIF consideration times.  The trio of senior Princess Ferguson-Nguyen, sophomore Bella Khamseh and senior Celine Nie went 1, 2, 3 to sweep  the 50 freestyle.  Khamseh also finished second in the 100 breaststroke with her first individual CIF consideration time.  The team will be in action again next Wednesday in a home meet against always strong CDM.  Come out and support the team!

 

Below is an article that was printed in the OC register on this big swim meet.

University boys, girls collect sweep of Northwood

April 05, 2016 8:35 PM

By DAN ALBANO

IRVINE Don’t count out University’s boys swimming team just yet. Or the Trojans’ girls team.

The two-time defending CIF-SS Division 1 boys champion bounced back from some early-season jolts to post a short-handed victory, 90-80, at No. 4 Northwood in a Pacific Coast League meet Tuesday.

University’s girls improved to 2-0 in the Division 1 league with a 90-80 triumph behind several season-best times. The Trojans were 2-3 in league last season.

The Trojans’ boys, ranked third in the county, absorbed a runner-up finish to Loyola of Los Angeles at the Millikan CIF Southern Section Relays last month and then dropped a dual meet at Santa Margarita.

But they captured a tight meet at Northwood despite racing without one of its speedsters, Andrew Knoell.

“We’re still strong. We’re still coming and we’re still going to be highly competitive,” University first-year coach Ryan Vande Wydeven said.

“We had some great races. It wasn’t just our top guys on varsity, but a couple of the middle guys really stepped up.”

The University and Northwood boys were tied, 46-46, going into the 500-yard freestyle, but the Trojans took the lead for good behind a victory by George Horvath. The junior finished in an automatic Division 1 qualifying time of 4 minutes, 33.88, not far off his lifetime-best time.

The Trojans also received a pair of strong runner-up finishes fromJarod Yoshihara. The senior touched second to Horvath (1:45.67) in the 200 free (1:47.14) and second to teammate Sean Messer(54.50) in the 100 back (55.15).

Yoshihara also anchored the 200 free relay to a critical victory in 1:31.30.

University’s depth showed with second-third-fourth finishes in the 50 free and 100 butterfly to steal the events, 9-7. In the butterfly,Aaron Lee (53.79), Stephen Yang (54.58) and Alex Hao (54.94) touched within about a second of each other behind winner Hwa Min Sim of Northwood (52.74).

Northwood was without Hunter Hitchens (eligible April 20) and Shawn Lou (back), but Cameron Hsieh swept the 50 (22.55) and 100 (48.45) freestyles.

University’s girls posted season-best times in all three relays, sent freshman Riley Lexvold to two victories in the 200 IM (2:07.83) and back (58.27) and received swift runner-up finishes from Anne Jang in the 100 butterfly (1:00.77) and backstroke (1:00.95).

“We definitely are showing a lot of signs of progress,” University girls coach Lara Navarro said.

Northwood also had reasons to be encouraged. Gabe Munoz and Hsieh’s sister, Amanda, also were double winners.

“Don’t count us out yet,” Northwood coach Alex Nieto said. “This meet was a good indicator of where we are as a team. … We’re getting into it. It was a good meet.”

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University’s George Horvath swims the breaststroke leg of the 200-yard medley relay during Tuesday’s meet against Northwood. For more pictures from this meet please check out the link below.

http://www.ocvarsity.com/sections/article/gallery/?pic=1&id=83248&db=ocvarsity

Tennis –Our boys went 2-2 in the All American tournament before spring break. This tournament is made up of the best teams throughout the nation. On Tuesday our boys cruised to a 17-1 victory over Irvine to bump our league record to 3-0. Our boys will travel to Northwood this afternoon for a 3:00 match. Good Luck tennis.

Boys and Girls Track – Boys and Girls Track competed against Beckman for our league opener. On the Girls side we had outstanding performances from the following. Ceci Langlois in the 1600, Sara Sussman and Janine Bryant in the 800, Sonia Lin and Grace Finn in the long Jump, Sonia Lin in the in the 100Hurdles, Sophie Lawernce in the 300 Hurdles, Daria Shkel  in the High Jump, Paige Metayer and Sara Sussman in the 400, Setareh Emadi in the 200, Daria Shkel in the Triple Jump, Leyna Wood and Daria Shkel in the 100, Andrea White in the 3200, Melissa Lee in the shot and discus and we won the 4 x 100. The most notable performance for the girls came from Paige Metayer in her school record setting 400. Paige ran 57.14 sec which broke the old school record from 1980 that was held by Keyana Thornburg. On the boys side, they won a nail biter by one point. The boys began the meet with a win in the 4 x100 followed by excellence performances from  Eric Kawana and Nathan Gali in the 1600, Brett miller and Lee McElliot in the 800, Darius Outland and Kevin Yamapath in the High Jump, Morias Burge in the 110 Hurdles, Alex Madrid and Danny Gilbertson in the 300 Hurdles, Brett Miller and Luke Ruan in the 400, Harry Baker and Jeremy Koo in the 200, Kevin Yamapath in the Triple Jump, Harry Baker, Jeremy Koo and Darius Outland in the 100, Eric Kawana and Mackhai Nguyen in the 3200, Micheal Jung, Janary Ayaso and Austin Kim in the Shot Put. Tomorrow we will compete here against Northwood. Saturday we will have Melissa Lee and Paige Metayer competing in the Arcadia Invitational which is the 2nd largest Track and Field Invitational for a high school athlete behind the Olympic trials. 570 schools from around the nation will be represented at this meet. We wish them the best. Go Trojan Track and Field!

Volleyball – Our Boys Varsity beat Northwood in 3 games Tuesday! Special mention to Dylan Sun for his work on and off the court as a setter, he is growing into a technically sound and smart player. Our boys are back on the court next Tuesday at Irvine. Good Luck Volleyball.

What’s Going on at UNI

New Weight Room at UNI?

The athletic department and Physical Education department are working hard to raise funds to make much needed upgrades to our UNI weight room. Almost every UNI student will work out in the UNI weight room in their time here. The weight room is used every period with the PE classes and is used by our athletic teams before school and in the afternoon.  Our goal is to make the weight room safer by bringing in new equipment and getting rid of or fixing broken equipment. We began this process a few weeks ago and the students love what we have done so far. We repainted the room to our UNI colors three weeks ago. Our benches were falling apart and we had every bench re upholstered and replaced missing parts to our equipment. We placed a custom U logo on all of our benches to promote a pride in our weight room. We replaced broken or stolen weights to make sure we have complete sets of dumbbells and kettlebells. We purchased all new bumper plates. We also purchased class sets of medicine balls for our students to use. We see the response from our students and we would like to continue with the upgrades to the weight room. Once again the major obstacle holding us back is money. We would like to raise enough money to purchase the following.

  • Space saving squat/bench press rig
  • Attachments to the rig – squat safety bars, dip bars, and wall ball targets
  • 15 new Olympic bars
  • 5 training bars
  • Class set of speed Jump ropes
  • Plyo boxes
  • Resistance bands
  • Slam balls
  • Industrial fans to help cool the room – There is no air conditioning in the room and it get extremely hot in there.
  • Mirrors for our new dumbbell area
  • Computer with a TV monitor to post workouts and show videos on how to properly execute lifts or workouts.
  • Battle ropes
  • Racks to hold our new kettlebells
  • Wall mount to hold our weights
  • Rolling racks to hold our new bumper plates in order
  • Storage racks for slam balls

We had originally wanted to make these upgrades over the next few years but it really is time to make this room amazing for our UNI students. All of our current equipment was purchased in 1992. Our bars and weights have been dropped for 24 years now and they are almost all destroyed.

We are asking the UNI community for help in raising funds for this project. We are trying to raise $9,000. This would give us enough money to purchase the racks and other equipment that we have on our wish list. We want this to be a first class facility. Between the athletic department and PE department we have already poured $30,000 into this upgrade. We are so close to finishing these needed upgrades but we are out of funds. If you are interested in making a donation towards this project please drop off a check to the athletic office. All checks should be made out to UHS Athletics. All donations are tax deductible.

A little information on the weight room and how much use it gets.

The following athletic programs have used the weight room or equipment from the weight room with their program this year.

Baseball, Football, Boys Water Polo, Girls Water Polo, Girls Swim, Boys Swim, Cheerleading, Boys Volleyball, Girls Volleyball, Boys Tennis, Girls Tennis, Boys Basketball, Girls basketball, and Wrestling.

Age of the room

The room remodeled in 1992. There have been no major updates to the room and equipment since then.

How many students can be in the room at one time?

The football team is the largest group that uses the weight room. They have about 80 athletes in there at one time. In purchasing new racks that will open up the weight room and allow more students to safely use the room.  The new racks will allow students to squat and bench press in the same area. Our old set up had squat racks on one side of the room and bench press on the other side. We will save a lot of room with these new racks.

Number of student athletes who use the room per day?

There are about 55 students each period in our PE classes who use the weight room. That is 275 PE students per day. Before school and in the afternoon our athletic teams use the weight room. Swim and water polo use the room in the morning. Between the boys and girls program they have about 75 students who use it. In the afternoon several teams use the facility. There are several time slots to get our teams access to the room. Each team brings in 30-90 athletes depending on the teams size. On any given day there are about 500 UNI students who use the room.

Thanks for your help with this project and as always GO TROJANS!

 

 

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

Thursday 04/07

  • Boys Golf v Northwood @Oak Creek Golf Course – 3:00
  • Track & Field v Northwood @ University HS Stadium – 3:15
  • Boys Tennis @ Northwood – 3:15

Friday 04/08

  • Baseball @ Northwood – 3:30
  • Girls Lacrosse v Rosary @ Fullerton College – 3:30

Monday 04/11

  • Boys Lacrosse @ Woodbridge – 3:30
  • Girls Lacrosse v Woodbridge – 4:00

Tuesday 04/12

  • Boys Golf v Woodbridge @ Strawberry Farms – 3:00
  • Boys Tennis v Woodbridge – 3:15
  • Baseball @ Irvine 3:30
  • Softball @ Beckman (Lower Peters Canyon Field) – 3:30
  • Boys Volleyball @ Irvine – 5:15

Wednesday 04/13

  • Boys & Girls Swimming v CDM – 3:15
  • Boys Tennis v CDM – 3:15
  • Boys Lacrosse @ Beckman – 4:00
  • Girls lacrosse v Beckman – 4:00

SPRING GOW SCHEDULE

B Golf Thursday 4/14 3:00 Strawberry Farms Beckman
Track Thursday 4/14 3:15 UHS Stadium CDM
Tennis Thursday 4/14 3:15 Tennis Courts Beckman
Softball Tuesday 4/19 3:30 Softball Field CDM
G lacrosse Monday 4/25 4:00 UHS Stadium Irvine
Swimming Wednesday 4/27 3:00 UHS Pool Woodbridge
Volleyball Friday 4/29 5:15 UHS Gym Irvine

Help spread the word about Trojan Thursday. Is there anyone you know who loves UNI and wants weekly updates on our UNI athletic teams. Please pass the link on to them. 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.

 

TwitterIf you have a Twitter account and would like updates on how our UNI athletic teams are doing, you can follow us @UNI_Athletics. It is another way to highlight our athletic teams and star performances by our athletes.

 

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 aways at big games
  5. Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics
  6. Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com
  7. Get others to do the same

 

GO TROJANS!

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Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham

Athletic Directors

University High School

TROJAN THURSDAY 3/24/16

Spring Sports

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

 

Boys Golf – Our boys lost to Beckman on Tuesday by a final of 200-192 at their home course, Tustin Ranch.  On a very windy day, Koichiro Sato shot even par 36 to lead our team and Beckman’s team.  Koichiro has had a great start. He was the OC Varsity Golfer of the week last week. Congratulations Koichiro and keep up the work. Currently, we are ranked #4 in the county.

Girls Lacrosse – The Lady Trojans began league play this week with two tough matches against Beckman and Irvine.  The Lady Trojans made more team history by coming out strong against Beckman and scoring the first few goals.  Although they ended up losing the match 18-10, it was a very impressive showing from the girls, who played extremely well and really challenged the Beckman squad.  10 goals is also a first against Beckman, so kudos to the attack for finishing the opportunities they created.  Against Irvine, it was a different story with the team netting a win, 10-3.  Irvine played tough and definitely made the match a challenge, but the girls kept forcing turnovers and maintaining control in the offensive end to ensure Irvine never really had a chance to get in the game.  Jr. Ashlyn Wang led the team with 6 goals!!  The team is back in action in their first home game against CdM the Monday after Spring Break, so come out and support!

Softball – Our girls played one game this week and it was an impressive 14-3 run rule victory. Our girls look to stay hot this afternoon as they welcome Estancia for a 3:15 game. Good luck softball.

Boys Swim – Last week, the Uni boys swim team narrowly missed beating Santa Margarita, the #2 ranked team in Orange County. This week, we opened up our league meet season with dominant wins over Beckman at all levels.

Girls Swim – The Uni  girls swimmers were very busy with three meets this past week.  Last Thursday they swam against the 2015 CIF-SS defending champions, Santa Margarita HS.  Freshman Riley Lexvold, in her first meet as a Trojan, became the first Trojan female swimmer to swim to automatic CIF qualifying times, winning both her individual events, the 200 IM (2:05.79) and the 100 back (57.92.). She also helped both the 200 medley relay and the 200 freestyle relay teams lower their CIF consideration times.  Senior Princess Ferguson-Nguyen made a CIF consideration time in the 50 free and also swam  on both of the above relays. The 400 freestyle relay also made a CIF consideration time, giving the Uni girls CIF consideration times in all three relays early in the season.

On Saturday the girls participated in the Millikan Relays finals.  Although the varsity girls qualified relays in all 7 events, they were only able to swim 5 of the 7 in finals due to illness and scheduling conflicts for some of the varsity swimmers, leading to a 6th place finish in the meet.

Yesterday,  the Uni swimmers had their first league meet against Beckman HS.  Our girls won by a large margin. The varsity girls won 2 out of the 3 relays and  5 out of 8 individual events.   Freshman Riley Lexvold continued her winning ways, winning both her individual events, the 50 free, with a CIF consideration time of 24.95, and the 100 breast, with a CIF consideration time of 1:09.40. Diana Zhang, Sarah Sharifi and Yuuri Yoshikawa went 1,2,3 in the 200 IM, and Celine Nie, Claire Jang and Bella Khamseh went 1,2,3 in the 100 free.  Junior Anne Jang posted a CIF consideration time in the 100 back with a 1:02.60.

The girls will be training hard over spring break, and open the second half of the season on 4/4 against cross-town rival Northwood HS.  Good luck, girls!

Tennis –The boys varsity tennis team, the #1ranked team in Orange County, opened league play with a 12-6 win over Beckman high school, currently ranked 3rd. Hudson Graf and Patryk Kozlowski won all 3 sets at doubles.  Garrett Kurtz and Naevin anukornchaikul won 2 of 3 sets playing singles. The boys improve to a record of 8 wins and 1 loss on the season. Next up – UNI will take part this weekend in the national All-American Tournament in Newport Beach. Good Luck this weekend boys!

Boys Track – Boys Track and Field had a difficult loss to Huntington Beach losing by one point. Both of our relay teams were victorious. Some outstanding performances came from Darrius Ouland and Kevin Yamapath in high jump, Danny Gilbertson, Alex Madrid and Louis Mahab in the 110 high hurdles, Danny Gilbertson and Alex Madrid in the 300 hurdles, Kevin Yamapath in the long jump, Luke Ruan and Brett Miller in the 400, Harry Baker and Jeremy Koo in the 200, Kevin Yamapath, Rio Gibson and Nick Loveland in the triple jump, Harry Baker and Jeremy Koo in the 100 and Austin Kim in the disc. Today, we are away for our first league at Beckman. Go Trojan Track and Field!

Girls Track – Girls Track and Field competed against a tough Huntington Beach team here at UNI last Thursday, losing to HB by only 6 points. Paige Metayer was Uni’s top scorer with wins in the 400m, 800m, and anchoring our 4x400m relay team with Janine Bryant, Sara Sussman, and Christine Li. We look forward to more exciting races from Metayer as she hopes to break Uni’s school record in the 400m this season. Cecilia Langlois had a breakthrough performance in her first 1600m ever, winning the varsity race in an impressive 5:33. Our other first place finishers were Leyna Wood in the 100m and  Melissa Lee in the shot put and discus. Other top performances came from Abby Sanders, Setareh Emadi, Sophie Lawrence, Andrea White and Daria Shkel. Come support our girls today in our first regular season meet at Beckman HS at 3:00! Go Trojans!

 

What’s Going on at UNI

Weight Room Upgrades – the athletic department is working hard to raise funds to make much needed upgrades to our weight room. Almost every UNI student will work out in the UNI weight room in their time here. The weight room is used every period with the PE classes and is used by our athletic teams in the afternoon.  Our goal is to make the weight room safer by bringing in new equipment and getting rid of or fixing broken equipment. We began this process a few weeks ago and the students love what we have done so far. Our benches were falling apart and we had every bench re upholstered and replaced missing parts to our equipment. We replaced broken or stolen weights to make sure we have complete sets of dumbbells and kettlebells. Just this week we received our new bumper weights. We also purchased class sets of medicine balls for our students to use. We see the response from our students and we would like to continue with the upgrades to the weight room. Once again the major obstacle holding us back is money. We would like to raise enough money to purchase new bars, jump ropes, and plyo boxes. We would also like to purchase space saving squat and bench press racks to open up the room to make the weight room safer and allow more students to participate in the weight room. We had originally wanted to make these upgrades over the next few years but it really is time to make this room amazing for our UNI students. All of our current equipment was purchased in 1992. Our bars and weights have been dropped for 24 years now and they are almost all destroyed.

We are asking the UNI community for help in raising funds for this project. We are trying to raise $6,000. This would give us enough money to purchase the racks, new weights, and 9 new bars for the weight room. Between the athletic department and PE department we have already poured $20,000 into this upgrade. We are so close to finishing these needed upgrades but we are out of funds. If you can help please let Coach McCaffrey know or drop off a check to the athletic office. Checks should be made out to UHS and on the memo line note weight room.

We would like to thank the following programs for their support of the weight room upgrades. Football, Boys and Girls Water Polo, and Boys Volleyball have all contributed money towards this project.

 

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

  • Boys Golf v Irvine @ Oak Creek Golf Course – 3:00Thursday 03/24
  • Softball v Estancia – 3:15
  • Track Meet @ Beckman – 3:15
  • Baseball @ CDM – 3:30

Friday 03/25

  • Tennis Tournament @ CDM – TBA
  • Boys Volleyball @ Beckman – 5:15

Saturday 03/26

  • Tennis Tournament @ CDM – TBA
  • Baseball Tournament @Windrow Park – TBA
  • Softball Tournament @ Woodbridge  – TBA

Monday 03/28

  • Baseball Tournament @ Windrow Park – TBA
  • Softball Tournament @ Woodbridge – TBA

Tuesday 03/29

  • Baseball Tournament @ Windrow Park – TBA

Wednesday 03/30

  • Baseball Tournament @ Windrow Park – TBA

 Spring GOW Schedule

Baseball Tuesday 4/5 3:30 Baseball Field Northwood
B Golf Thursday 4/14 3:00 Strawberry Farms Beckman
Track Thursday 4/14 3:15 UHS Stadium CDM
Tennis Thursday 4/14 3:15 Tennis Courts Beckman
Softball Tuesday 4/19 3:30 Softball Field CDM
G lacrosse Monday 4/25 4:00 UHS Stadium Irvine
Swimming Wednesday 4/27 3:00 UHS Pool Woodbridge
Volleyball Friday 4/29 5:15 UHS Gym Irvine

Help spread the word about Trojan Thursday. Is there anyone you know who loves UNI and wants weekly updates on our UNI athletic teams. Please pass the link on to them. 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.

TwitterIf you have a Twitter account and would like updates on how our UNI athletic teams are doing, you can follow us @UNI_Athletics. It is another way to highlight our athletic teams and star performances by our athletes.

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 aways at big games
  5. Follow us on Twitter @UNI_Athletics
  6. Spread the word about Trojan Thursday – If someone is interested in receiving Trojan Thursday send them the link – https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com
  7. Get others to do the same

 

GO TROJANS!

Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham

Athletic Directors

University High School