TROJAN THURSDAY 3/7/19

Welcome to Trojan Thursday – So what exactly is Trojan Thursday? Trojan Thursday is a weekly email/online blog to give the UNI community an update on what is happening with our UNI athletic teams and will also give information as to major events that are happening on campus.  If you would like to receive Trojan Thursday each week please go to https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com and type in your email address. You will receive a notice each week when Trojan Thursday is posted. Please help spread the word about Trojan Thursday so everyone can hear how our athletes are doing.

Shop to Support the Uni Boys Volleyball team!

Visit the La Jolla Group Company Store (O’Neill Brand) in Irvine this Friday, Saturday or Sunday, mention Uni Boys Volleyball and receive 40% off!  Plus 20% of your purchase will be donated to the team!

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Spring Sports Update

Check out this link to the Sports Section of the Sword & Shield for sports articles written by Uni Students:
https://uhsswordandshield.com/category/sword-and-shield-2/sports/

Baseball

University opens league play by defeating Northwood 1-0.  Check out the article below from the OC Sports Zone!

https://ocsportszone.com/university-baseball-team-opens-pcl-play-with-1-0-victory-over-northwood/

Boys Golf

The Boys Golf season is officially under way with our 1st golf tournament Monday (2/25) at Western Hills Country Club for the Chris Roth Memorial Golf Tournament. Out of 12 schools, we finished 4th place! A very respectable accomplishment. Out of almost 90 players, Connor O’Brien finished 1 over par 73 to tie for 1st place! He officially finished 2nd after losing in a sudden death playoff.

The team traveled to SeaCliff Country Club and played Huntington Beach last Thursday.  We lost the match 208 to 213. We were without our 2 senior veterans but the new freshmen gained some valuable experience as they competed in their 1st official high school match.  Next Wednesday, we have a rematch against Huntington Beach at our home course of Strawberry Farms.  We will be at full strength and looking for some payback.

The team is led by Connor O’Brien, one of the best players in our league and as records shows, one of the best in Southern California.  Last year’s freshman phenome, George Lu, is getting back to mid season form.  We are also looking for strong contributions from Sophomore Steven Li, who finish 1st in the SCPGA Jr Tour Summer Rankings.  We are anticipating a strong showing this year and based on our practice, we will be tough to beat at home. Go Trojans!

Boys Lacrosse

The University Boy’s Varsity lacrosse team has started their season off well with a 1-1 start. This Friday, March 8th they play Vista Murrieta at home in the stadium. This year is the first year of JV at Uni and the squad loves it.  Varsity is led by some talented captains, seniors Lucas Hall and Oliver Kubit and junior Matthew McCarthy.

Matt McCarthy is controlling the offense with 9 points (6 goals and 3 assists).

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Girls Lacrosse

Girls Lacrosse is officially in season!  The team participated in the Rose Bowl tournament (in the rain) last Saturday, March 2nd.  They lost their opening game to Redondo Beach (#1 team from LA County two years in a row), defeated West Ranch HS, then lost to Aliso Niguel in a re-match of last year’s post-season game.  Nonetheless, competing in the toughest bracket helped the team prepare for the season and showcased both areas for growth and strengths the team possesses.

On Tuesday, the ladies played Laguna Hills and immediately ran out to lead 12 seconds into the game as Mya Wang (So.) won the draw and beat the defense to net the first goal of the game.  From there, the team never looked back, leading by 7 at halftime and finishing 15-3.  Awesome defense from Erin Jeon (Fr.), Caroline Mumm (So.), and Elliot Welsh (So.) helped stop the Laguna Hills team from generating much offense.  Mya Wang led the offense with 7 goals, Grace Colunga (Jr.) netted 3 times and Alex Allan (Sr.) had two beautiful underhand shots she rolled in by the keeper.  What a way to start!

Thursday (today) the Lady Trojans are away against Yorba Linda, but are back in action at home next Wednesday (3/13) against Mission Viejo.  We’d love to have you out there cheering us on!

Softball

Although the rain has been playing with our schedule, the Trojan softball team could not be more excited about this season!  We are guided with strength from our pitching crew of Jackie Diaz and Sydney Spencer and our freshly groomed awesome shortstop Natalie Zane!  Our bats are lively and strong and our youth has enthusiasm and positive energy!  We work hard every day and get stronger every day!  Check our schedule and come see us. You won’t believe how strong Danielle Prosky is up at bat!! We have Estancia on Friday at 3:15 right here at Uni!  Come on out and support your Trojans!!

Swimming

The Boys and Girls Swim teams are gearing up for their first league meet of the season against Northwood on March 13th.  The meet will start at 3:00 PM at the Uni Pool.  Come out and support!

Boys Tennis

The boys tennis team defeated Fountain Valley 13 to 5 on Tuesday.  Junior Cameron Sepahi led the Trojans winning all three sets at singles.  Sophomore Rithvik Krishna continued his strong start to the season winning the two singles’ sets he played.  Uni doubles won 8 of 9 sets including sweeps by Luis Moros/Conrad Brown and Ambarish Rao/Abhi Anish.  Uni, the top ranked team in CIF D-I and Orange County moved to 6-0 on the season.  The boys will be back in action on Thursday at home against Dana Hills.

Track & Field

Boys Track and field kicked off their season with our first meet against El Modena which has been our tradition for the last 34 years. In the 1600m Ryan Duffy and Adam Gish were are top performers. For the 110 Hurdles, Evan Pariser placed 2nd.  Micheal Blinstrub placed 2nd in the 400m. Matt Tang and Daniel Fernandez were our top performers in the 100m. We went 1, 2 in the 800 with Micheal Blinstrub and Adam Gish. We went 1, 3 in the 200m with Matt Tang and Micheal Blinstrub. Raja Batra placed 2nd in the 3200m. Evan Pariser won the high jump. Daniel Fernandez won the long jump. Ben Chi took 3rd in the triple jump. Kareem Beri placed 3rd in the discu and Noah Powell placed 2nd in the shot. Our next meet is against Huntington Beach High School. Go Trojan Track and Field.

Girls Track and Field had a great start to the 2019 season against El Modena—keeping up with the 34 year tradition. The girls 4X100 M relay team, consisting of Farimah Fanaei, Samantha Skurnick, Rovinya Ruhunage, and Jenna Kim, beat El Modena in the first varsity race of the day. In the 1600 M Collette Lowengrub took 1st and Avery Klauke was right behind her in 2nd place. Vani Tankha took 2nd in the 400 M. Jenna Kim took 1st in both the 100M and 200M. Making another appearance on the leaderboard, Collet Lowengrub took 1st in the 800M and Avery Klauke took 3rd. In her debut appearance in the 300 hurdles, Farimah Fanaei took 1st place, as well as 2nd overall for the long jump, and Amber Sun took 1st in the high jump. Our first meet definitely had some shining performances, and we are excited to see what our next meet against Huntington Beach High School this Thursday will bring. Go Uni Track and Field!

Boys Volleyball

Boys Volleyball lost at all 3 levels Tuesday, March 5 against San Juan Hills, with Varsity losing a thrilling 5 setter.  All levels look to bounce back next week against Mater Dei next Tuesday, March 12 at home.

Spring Sport GOW Schedule

Date Sport Opponent Time
Friday, March 8, 2019 Boys Lacrosse Vista Murrieta 4:00 PM
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Boys Tennis Northwood 3:15 PM
Friday, March 15, 2019 Baseball Beckman 3:30 PM
Friday, March 22, 2019 Boys Volleyball Irvine 5:15 PM
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Boys and Girls Swim Irvine 3:15 PM
Thursday, March 28, 2019 Boys and Girls Track & Field Irvine 3:00 PM
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Softball Beckman 3:30 PM
Friday, April 12, 2019 Girls Lacrosse Beckman 4:00 PM
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Boys Golf Woodbridge 3:00 PM

Rivalry Week

Boys Tennis 4/16 @ 3:15 v Woodbridge
Boys Baseball 4/16 @ 3:30 v Woodbridge
Boys Volleyball 4/19 @ 5:15 v Woodbridge

Upcoming Events
(Home Events in Blue)

Thursday, March 7th
Track & Field @ Huntington Beach – 3:00 PM
Boys Tennis v Dana Hills – 3:15 PM
Girls Lacrosse @ Yorba Linda – 5:30 PM

Friday, March 8th
Softball v Estancia – 3:00 PM
**GOW** Boys Lacrosse v Vista Murrieta – 4:00 PM

Saturday, March 9th
Track & Field @ Irvine – 8:00 AM
Softball Tournament @ Uni – 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM

Monday, March 11th
Baseball v Irvine – 3:30 PM
Boys Lacrosse v Tustin – 4:00 PM

Tuesday, March 12th
**GOW** Boys Tennis v Northwood – 3:15 PM
Baseball @ Woodbridge – 3:30 PM
Boys Volleyball v Mater Dei – 5:15 PM

Wednesday, March 13th
Boys Golf v Huntington Beach @ Strawberry Farms – 3:00 PM
Boys & Girls Swim v Northwood – 3:15 PM
Girls Lacrosse v Mission Viejo – 4:30 PM

GO TROJANS!

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TROJAN THURSDAY 2/21/19

Welcome to Trojan Thursday – So what exactly is Trojan Thursday? Trojan Thursday is a weekly email/online blog to give the UNI community an update on what is happening with our UNI athletic teams and will also give information as to major events that are happening on campus.  If you would like to receive Trojan Thursday each week please go to https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com and type in your email address. You will receive a notice each week when Trojan Thursday is posted. Please help spread the word about Trojan Thursday so everyone can hear how our athletes are doing.

Winter Sports

Our winter sports season has officially come to an end.  Congrats to all our winter sports teams that made it to play-offs!  Boys Soccer and Boys Basketball made it to the first round of the CIF play-offs and Girls Soccer and Girls Basketball both made it to the second round.  Here are a couple of articles from the OC Sports Zone featuring our basketball teams:

https://ocsportszone.com/university-boys-basketball-team-finishes-14-15-overall-but-with-top-players-returning-coach-believes-future-is-bright/

https://ocsportszone.com/university-girls-basketball-team-gets-some-respect-upsetting-rancho-verde-64-57-in-opening-round-of-cif-2aa-playoffs/ 

  Spring Sports Update

Check out this link to the Sports Section of the Sword & Shield for sports articles written by Uni Students:

https://uhsswordandshield.com/category/sword-and-shield-2/sports/

Baseball

Baseball has started the year 3-1 in the Newport Elks tournament. Beckett Kreter, Brad Hodges, and Jacob Carroll have all picked up wins on the mound. Colt Augustus leads the team offensively with a .545 average.

Boys Golf

Boys Golf starts their season this coming Monday, Feb. 25th at the Chris Roth Invitational taking place at Western Hills Country Club in Chino Hills.

Boys Lacrosse

Boys Lacrosse is busy preparing for their season.  Their first official game will be Friday, March 1st against El Dorado at Home.

Girls Lacrosse

The Girls Lacrosse program is already deep in to the season, even though season hasn’t officially started!  The girls have participated in 3 pre-pre-season tournaments to gain practice and experience before officially kicking off on March 2nd by participating in the annual Rose Bowl tournament in Pasadena.  Our first home game is March 5th against Laguna Hills at 4:00 PM (in the stadium), so please come out to support!

Softball

Uni Softball kicked off their season with a non-league game at Crean Lutheran on Tuesday.  The Trojans were defeated 2-3 but are looking forward to their next game on Tuesday, Feb. 26th v Westminster at home.

Swimming

The Uni Swim and Dive team are beginning their season today, Feb. 21st with a home meet against Laguna Hills.  The meet starts at 3:00 p.m. today at the Uni pool, come out and support!

Boys Tennis

The boys tennis team has gotten off to a fast start.  Last Tuesday the boys defeated San Marino 11 to 7 at San Marino high.  Junior Soomin Lee won his two sets, 6-0, at first singles.  Senior captain Michael Rudin and Luis Moros won both sets they played at first doubles.

This past Tuesday the boys packed the bus and took the varsity and JV teams to Los Angeles to play the defending D-I and top ranked Wolverines from Harvard-Westlake.  The JV team won 11 – 7 at LA Valley College keeping their winning streak alive at 14 years and counting.  The boys JV team have not lost a single match since 2005!  The varsity team somehow pulled out a victory (9-9 in sets, 79 to 76 on games!) before a packed and hostile crowd at the Weddington Golf and Tennis club.  UPenn bound senior Aditya Gupta swept his three matches at first singles to lead the Trojans.  Junior Soomin Lee won two of three sets at 2nd singles and Michael Rudin and Cameron Sepahi won two sets at first doubles including the last set on the court to clinch the match for Uni.  The boys got back to Uni at 9:30 pm but it was an exciting day.

Track & Field

Boys and Girls Track will officially kick off their season next week against El Modena here at Uni. This meet is the longest standing dual meet Uni has had with any school and has continued for more than 30 years. We look for our returning athletes to put up some good marks  and hope to have some surprises from our new and up and coming athletes. Come out and support! Go Uni Track and Field!

Boys Volleyball

After a promising start to the season last weekend at the Tesoro Tournament, the boys volleyball team looks to continue strong play at the Foothill Tournament this Friday and Saturday. First game is at 3:30 at Beckman on Friday, Feb. 22.

Spring GOW Schedule Coming Soon!

Upcoming Events
(Home Events in Blue)

Schedule 2.21 - 2.27

Go Trojans!

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TROJAN THURSDAY 2/7/19

Welcome to Trojan Thursday – So what exactly is Trojan Thursday? Trojan Thursday is a weekly email/online blog to give the UNI community an update on what is happening with our UNI athletic teams and will also give information as to major events that are happening on campus.  If you would like to receive Trojan Thursday each week please go to https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com and type in your email address. You will receive a notice each week when Trojan Thursday is posted. Please help spread the word about Trojan Thursday so everyone can hear how our athletes are doing.

Football News

Anyone interested in playing football next year should attend the mandatory player and parent meeting with new Coach, Chris Hernandez next Wednesday, Feb. 13th at 7:00 pm in the MPR!  Coach Hernandez will share information about his plans for the Uni Football Program including Spring Football, Passing League, Summer Camp and the Fall Season.

Check out this article from the OC Sports Zone featuring Coach Hernandez: https://ocsportszone.com/new-university-football-32-year-old-chris-hernandez-wants-trojans-to-be-up-tempo-and-exciting-to-watch/

 

University HS Girls Volleyball Boosters

Corsage and Boutonniere Fundraiser

Formal Dance – Saturday, February 9, 2019

Standard rose $35 per set
Orchid or specialty flowers $40 per set

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Select your own flower and ribbon (type and color) along with optional embellishments (bling, sparkle, pearl etc.).

Deadline to order is Friday, February 8 at 12pm.

Orders will be ready and must be picked up on Saturday, February 9th from 10am to 12pm at University High School (by the gym parking lot).

To order flowers please go to https://univolleyball.wufoo.com/forms/wdl57go1xbrcpk/

For more information, please visit https://www.unigvb.com/  or contact Natalia Guidotti at (949) 293-1550 or natiguidotti@gmail.com

Winter Sports Update

Check out this link to the Sports Section of the Sword & Shield for sports articles written by Uni Students:

https://uhsswordandshield.com/category/sword-and-shield-2/sports/

Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball is heading to Redlands East Valley on Friday night (Feb. 8) for the first round of CIF playoffs.  Game time is 7:00 p.m.  Best of luck to the team!

Girls Basketball

The Lady Trojan basketball team heads to CIF Thursday night (Feb. 7).  The team will play Rancho Verde at Uni at 7pm.  Come watch this team in action!  General Admission is $10 and High School Students (With student ID) and Children ages 5-13 are $5.

Boys Soccer

Boys soccer is competing in the first round of CIF today (Feb. 7) at 5:00 pm at the Uni Stadium!  Come cheer on the boys as they take on Los Alamitos.   There is no charge for admission for this event.

Girls Soccer

Girls soccer had a huge win last night beating Westlake 1-0 in the first round of CIF. We now are heading to Camarillo tomorrow (Feb. 8) for the 2nd round of CIF.  If you see the Varsity girls on campus please congratulate them.

Wrestling

Our Wrestling team is competing in the CIF Individual tournament this Friday and Saturday at Temecula Valley High School.  Wrestling starts at 11:00 am.  Best of luck to our athletes competing in the tournament.

Upcoming Events
(Home Events in Blue)

Thursday, Feb. 7
Boys Soccer v Los Alamitos – CIF Round 1 – 5:00 p.m.
Girls Basketball v Rancho Verde – CIF Round 1 – 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 8
Girls Soccer @ Camarillo – CIF Round 2 – 5:00 p.m.
Boys Basketball @ Redlands East Valley – CIF Round 1 – 7:00 p.m.
Wrestling Individuals @ Temecula Valley High School – 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, Feb. 9
Wrestling Individuals @ Temecula Valley High School – 11:00 a.m.
Baseball @ La Quinta – 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m

Tuesday, Feb. 12
Boys Tennis @ San Marino – 3:15 p.m.

GO TROJANS!

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CIF Playoff Info – Winter Sports

Huge Congratulations to Girls Soccer, Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball and Wrestling for making it to CIF!  Here is the Schedule:

Wednesday, Feb. 6

  • Girls Soccer v Westlake – 5:00 pm @ Uni Stadium – No Cost to attend

Thursday, Feb. 7

  • Boys Soccer v Los Alamitos – 5:00 pm @ Uni Stadium – No Cost to attend
  • Girls Basketball v Rancho Verde – 7:00 pm @ Uni Gym
    • General Admission……………………………………$10
    • High School Students (With Student ID)……$5
    • Children (5-13)…………………………………………….$5

Friday, Feb. 8

  • Boys Basketball v Redlands East Valley – 7:00 pm @ Redlands East Valley
    • General Admission……………………………………$10
    • High School Students (With Student ID)……$5
    • Children (5-13)…………………………………………….$5
  • Wrestling Individuals @ Temecula Valley High School – 11:00 am
    • General Admission……………………………………$10
    • High School Students (With Student ID)……$5
    • Children (3-13)…………………………………………….$5

Saturday, Feb. 9

  • Wrestling Individuals @ Temecula Valley High School – 11:00 am
    • General Admission……………………………………$10
    • High School Students (With Student ID)……$5
    • Children (3-13)…………………………………………….$5

TROJAN THURSDAY 1/31/19

Welcome to Trojan Thursday – So what exactly is Trojan Thursday? Trojan Thursday is a weekly email/online blog to give the UNI community an update on what is happening with our UNI athletic teams and will also give information as to major events that are happening on campus.  If you would like to receive Trojan Thursday each week please go to https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com and type in your email address. You will receive a notice each week when Trojan Thursday is posted. Please help spread the word about Trojan Thursday so everyone can hear how our athletes are doing.

New Head Football Coach Announced!

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University High School is pleased to announce we have hired Chris Hernandez as our new Head Varsity Football Coach!  Coach Hernandez comes to us from Santiago High School in Corona, where he has been an assistant Football coach and Social Science teacher.  He has 11 years of coaching experience, serving as a varsity Offensive Coordinator, a position coach (both on offense and on defense), and as a lower-level head coach.  Coach Hernandez brings an energy and enthusiasm that will connect well with our student athletes.  We are so excited to have him as part of our Uni family!

Pack the Gym Night!

Come out and support Uni Basketball Tonight, Jan. 31st as they take on Woodbridge!

Girls Game – 5:30 pm
Boys Game – 7:00 pm

 

University HS Girls Volleyball Boosters
Corsage and Boutonniere Fundraiser

Formal Dance – Saturday, February 9, 2019

Standard rose $35 per set
Orchid or specialty flowers $40 per set

girls vb fundraiser flowers

Select your own flower and ribbon (type and color) along with optional embellishments (bling, sparkle, pearl etc.).

Deadline to order is Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Orders will be ready and must be picked up on Saturday, February 9th from 10am to 12pm at University High School (by the gym parking lot).

To order flowers please go to https://univolleyball.wufoo.com/forms/wdl57go1xbrcpk/

For more information, please visit https://www.unigvb.com/  or contact Natalia Guidotti at (949) 293-1550 or natiguidotti@gmail.com

Winter Sports Update

Check out this link to the Sports Section of the Sword & Shield for sports articles written by Uni Students:

https://uhsswordandshield.com/category/sword-and-shield-2/sports/

Boys Basketball

Tonight the Boys Varsity Basketball team takes on Woodbridge on senior night at
7:00 p.m. in the gym.  Winner goes to the CIF playoffs.  Please come out and support
your team.

Girls Basketball

The Lady Trojan Basketball team has done it again! League Champions Back to Back.  The girls team clinched its second league championship in two years on Friday night against Irvine.  The goal now is to go 10-0.  With a win over Beckman Tuesday night, they are one step closer to being undefeated.  On Tuesday night Malia Goldsmith broke two school records.  She is now the career record holder for points and 3-pointers made.  She had already broken the career steals record last season, and with only 5 more assists needed, she will break the career assist record as well.  What an accomplishment.  She now holds 4 of the 6 career records for University girls basketball.  Good luck tonight in their final league match up against Woodbridge.

Boys Soccer

Boys soccer won on Friday night 2-0 against Irvine.

Won again on Monday against Beckman 2-0 to seal a second consecutive league championship.

We finish league 7-1-2 and 13-2-3 overall going into D1 CIF Playoffs for the first time in school history.

Both lower levels also finish a top the league standings for the second consecutive season meaning we have swept the board for 2 years in a row.

JV finish with an overall record of 10-5-3 ( 8-2 in league)

FS finish with an overall record of 11-3-2 ( 7-2-1 in league)

Congrats to all involved in the program.

Girls Soccer

Girls soccer had a tough loss against Beckman on Monday.  But that didn’t stop us from beating Woodbridge last night! The girls finished 2nd in league and now are on the way to CIF.  If you see the girls please congratulate them as they have been working really hard to get to this point.

Girls Water Polo

Girls water polo finished their last game against Woodbridge placing 4th in league on Wednesday.  They also finished with above a .500 record this year, so they will ask for a wild card spot in the CIF tournament.

Wrestling

CIF Individuals are Feb. 8 & 9 at Temecula Valley High School.  Uni will be sending 7 of our wrestlers to compete.  Best of luck to them!

Winter GOW Schedule

12/5:  Wrestling v Northwood – 5:00 p.m.

12/8:  Cheer – Time TBA

12/11 Girls Soccer v Orange Lutheran – 3:15 p.m.

1/15:  Girls Water Polo v Beckman – 4:00 p.m.

1/25:  Boys Soccer v Irvine – 5:00 p.m.

1/31:  Pack the Gym Night!  Girls Basketball v Woodbridge – 5:30 p.m. 

                                                     Boys Basketball v Woodbridge – 7:00 p.m.

 

GO TROJANS!

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TROJAN THURSDAY 1/17/19

Welcome to Trojan Thursday – So what exactly is Trojan Thursday? Trojan Thursday is a weekly email/online blog to give the UNI community an update on what is happening with our UNI athletic teams and will also give information as to major events that are happening on campus.  If you would like to receive Trojan Thursday each week please go to https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com and type in your email address. You will receive a notice each week when Trojan Thursday is posted. Please help spread the word about Trojan Thursday so everyone can hear how our athletes are doing.

University HS Girls Volleyball Boosters
Corsage and Boutonniere Fundraiser

Formal Dance – Saturday, February 9, 2019

Standard rose $35 per set
Orchid or specialty flowers $40 per set

girls vb fundraiser flowers

Select your own flower and ribbon (type and color) along with optional embellishments (bling, sparkle, pearl etc.).

Deadline to order is Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Orders will be ready and must be picked up on Saturday, February 9th from 10am to 12pm at University High School (by the gym parking lot).

To order flowers please go to https://univolleyball.wufoo.com/forms/wdl57go1xbrcpk/

For more information, please visit https://www.unigvb.com/  or contact Natalia Guidotti at (949) 293-1550 or natiguidotti@gmail.com

Upcoming Try-outs

Athletes must have “Cleared” status for the 2018-19 school year on www.athleticclearance.com in order to participate in try-outs.  Attend all dates listed unless otherwise stated.

Boys Tennis: TBA

Track & Field: Thursday, Jan. 24, after school at the track.

Winter Sports Update

Check out this link to the Sports Section of the Sword & Shield for sports articles written by Uni Students:

https://uhsswordandshield.com/category/sword-and-shield-2/sports/

Boys Basketball

The Boys Varsity Basketball Team played a great all-around game on Tuesday night and defeated previously unbeaten and league leading Beckman 74 – 64.  Kody Uyesugi led the way with 23 points and five assists.  Uyesugi is currently second in the county in made three pointers with 90.  Brandon Liu, Sam Aryan, and Will Stenta all had solid games for the Trojans.  Last Friday, University won at Woodbridge 77 – 73.  Tonight, the second round of league play begins with the Trojans traveling to Northwood.  Game time is 7:00 p.m.

Read more about our Boys Basketball team in the OC Sports Zone article below:

http://ocsportszone.com/pacifica-christian-yorba-linda-villa-park-and-northwood-notch-league-victories/

Girls Basketball

The Girls Basketball team takes 1st place in the first half of league!  The Lady Trojan team beat Woodbridge last Friday night 47 to 32 with Malia Goldsmith and Giulia Roy both having 11 points.  Tuesday night they took it to the second place team winning 60-33.  Malia Goldsmith had 14 points, 7 steals and 9 assists, Aryn Press added 12 points and Giulia Roy had 11 points.  They will start the second half of league with a record of 15-7 and 5-0 in league.

Boys Soccer

Boys Soccer beat rivals Woodbridge last Thursday here at home 3-2.

Goals from Pedro Palmaka (2) and Neil Hudson. That took Pedro to 12 goals on the year whilst for Neil he finally got off the mark with his first. Assists on the goals came from Rohit Chawla his 2nd on the year, Giorgio Conta (his 8th) and DiAngelo Guevara’s first of the year.

This Tuesday away at Beckman we came from 2 goals down inside 15 minutes to tie 2-2. Number 13 of the season for Pedro Palmaka assisted by Giorgio Conta his 9th. Aydin Abdollahi got his 3rd of the year on the assist from Pedro Palmaka (his 3rd)

Today, Thursday 1/17, we take on second placed Northwood here at home in the Stadium at 3:15.

Girls Soccer

Girls soccer defeated Beckman on Tuesday, 1-0.  Today, Jan. 17, the girls travel to Northwood.  Game starts at 3:15.  Best of luck girls!

Girls Water Polo

Girls Water Polo lost to Beckman by only 2 points on Tuesday.  The girls will be travelling to Northwood today (Jan. 17).  Good luck girls!

Wrestling

Uni Wrestling was defeated by Beckman High School 42-38 on Wednesday night.  They will be competing in the PCL League Finals this Saturday at Beckman High School.  Wrestling begins at 9:00 a.m.

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

12/5:  Wrestling v Northwood – 5:00 p.m.

12/8:  Cheer – Time TBA

12/11 Girls Soccer v Orange Lutheran – 3:15 p.m.

1/15:  Girls Water Polo v Beckman – 4:00 p.m.

1/25:  Boys Soccer v Irvine – 5:00 p.m.

1/31:  Pack the Gym Night!  Girls Basketball v Woodbridge – 5:30 p.m. 

                                                     Boys Basketball v Woodbridge – 7:00 p.m.

GO TROJANS!

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TROJAN THURSDAY 1/10/19

Welcome to Trojan Thursday – So what exactly is Trojan Thursday? Trojan Thursday is a weekly email/online blog to give the UNI community an update on what is happening with our UNI athletic teams and will also give information as to major events that are happening on campus.  If you would like to receive Trojan Thursday each week please go to https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com and type in your email address. You will receive a notice each week when Trojan Thursday is posted. Please help spread the word about Trojan Thursday so everyone can hear how our athletes are doing.

Tennis News

Congratulations to our Girls Tennis players, Cami Brown (OC Tennis Player of the Year), Jane Lee, Emily Markus and Mya Wang for making the First Team “All Orange County Tennis Team”!  And Congratulations to Kamar Alajeely and Jackie Yoon for making 2nd Team All-County!

University’s Cami Brown is the 2018 Orange County girls tennis player of the year

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University’s Cami Brown is the Register’s 2018 All-County girls tennis Athlete of the Year. Photographed at University High in Irvine on Thursday, December 20, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG) By DAN ALBANO | dalbano@scng.com | Orange County Register PUBLISHED

By DAN ALBANO | dalbano@scng.com | Orange County Register
PUBLISHED: December 27, 2018 at 5:21 pm | UPDATED: January 3, 2019 at 3:04 pm

IRVINE >> University High tennis player Cami Brown showed flashes late in the fall of 2017 that a special 2018 season could be ahead.

The then-sophomore upset senior Danielle Willson of Corona del Mar, an eventual two-time Register player of the year and now nationally-ranked freshman at USC, in the CIF-SS Division 1 team final.

Brown proved this fall that the victory was indeed prophetic as she continued her rise.

The 5-foot-7, baseline specialist captured the Pacific Coast League singles title for her first individual league crown and advanced to the second round of the CIF-SS individual tournament. She also helped power Coach John Kessler’s top-ranked University team to the finals of the inaugural CIF-SS Open Division team final.

For her efforts, Brown is The Register’s 2018 girls tennis player of the year.

“Besides the last round of CIF, the whole season was really good,” Brown said. “There was a lot of competition from Campbell Hall and Corona del Mar … and it just made me have to step up.”

Brown lost 7-6 (6), 6-3 in the second round of the CIF-SS individual tournament to Georgetown signee Chloe Bendetti of Oaks Christian but finished undefeated against Orange County opponents.

The Trojans lost 11-7 in the finals of the Open Division to Campbell Hall but Brown won two of her three singles matches as University’s No. 1 singles player. She earned match point against senior Dominique Stone – whom she has never beaten – before falling 7-6 (4) in a tie-breaker.

In a victory in the Open Division semifinals against Corona del Mar, Brown edged UC Davis-bound Kristina Evloeva 7-6 for a key triumph en route to a sweep at singles, her second of the fall against the 2017 CIF-SS Division 1 and CIF State SoCal champion.

Brown attributed her rise to improved confidence. She drew strength from recent success on the USTA circuit and from her high school teammates, including standout freshman Jane Lee.

“This year, since we were less the underdogs, I had more belief in myself,” Brown said. “Our team was just steamrolling other teams and I was having easier matches and then I had Jane, who also was winning easily. It helps when there is more than one singles player (to carry the load).”

Kessler also saw Brown’s mental game strengthen. He said his singles ace continued to work on the balance of winning the matches she should while also trying to knock off the opposition’s top players.

“Equally mentally exhausting,” the veteran coach said. “We are most proud of her how she has learned to deal with (the challenges).”

Brown also continued train outside of high school tennis. She practices with Advantage Tennis Academy at Racquet Club of Irvine, where her step-father, Scott Spearman, is the general manager.

“I’m there literally every day,” said Brown, who maintains a 3.6 grade-point average. “I love tennis.”

And if Brown ever needs extra practice, she could play against her brother, Conrad, a standout freshman tennis player at University.

“Conrad beats me,” she said with a smile. “When we were 14 and 13, I would usually win but he caught up.”

All-Orange County girls tennis 2018: First Team and Second Team

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The Register’s 2018 All-County girls tennis team is made up of Dana Hills’ Courtney Swift, Dana Hills’ Drae Fresenius, Corona Del Mar’s Roxy MacKenzie, Corona Del Mar’s Kristina Evloeva, Player of the Year University’s Cami Brown, University’s Jane Lee, University’s Emily Markus, University’s Mya Wang, Troy’s Jenna Sabile and Coach of the Year Huntington Beach’s Suzanne DeVries, from left. Photographed on the tennis courts at University High in Irvine on Thursday, December 20, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

By DAN ALBANO | dalbano@scng.com | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: December 27, 2018 at 5:22 pm | UPDATED: December 28, 2018 at 1:14 pm(Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

FIRST TEAM ALL-COUNTY

Singles

Cami Brown, University, Jr. – Register player of the year

Jane Lee, University, Fr.

Lee burst onto the O.C. scene by finishing as the Pacific Coast League runner-up to Cami Brown and advancing to the quarterfinals of the CIF-SS individual tournament.

Jenna Sabile, Troy, So.

In her first season playing for the Warriors, the Freeway League champion made a run to the quarterfinals of the CIF-SS individual tournament, where she fell to eventual champion Eryn Cayetano of St. Anthony. Sabile credited her sister, Julianna, a senior, for guiding her through the season.

Doubles

Kristina Evloeva, Sr., Roxy MacKenzie, Sr., Corona del Mar

The duo usually played singles but combined their talents to capture the Surf League doubles title and advance to the semifinals of the CIF-SS individual tournament. “We just wanted to go have fun,” Evloeva said of CIF, “especially with us being close friends. … We didn’t put too many expectations on ourselves.” MacKenzie recently committed to Butler while Evloeva is headed to UC Davis.

Drae Fresenius, Sr., Courtney Swift, Sr., Dana Hills

Fresenius, a San Jose State-bound volleyball setter, played tennis and volleyball in the spring and teamed with the Air Force-bound Swift just before the South Coast League finals. The close friends won the league doubles title and reached the second round of the CIF-SS individual tournament before falling to the eventual champion from Arcadia. “She’s really impressive to balance all of (her sports),” Swift said of Fresenius. Swift finished her career with three South Coast League individual titles – one in singles and two in doubles. The duo also helped the Dolphins earn a share of the league team title and finish as the CIF-SS Division 1 runner-up.

Emily Markus, So., Mya Wang, So., University

The sophomore duo won the Pacific Coast League title and went undefeated against Orange County foes. They reached the second round of the CIF-SS individual tournament and helped the Trojans finish as the CIF Open Division runner-up.

SECOND TEAM ALL-COUNTY

Singles

Janie Marcus, Corona del Mar, Sr.

Kaia Wolfe, San Juan Hills, Fr.

Michelle Zell, Foothill, Jr.

Doubles

Kamar Alajeely, Sr., Jackie Yoon, Jr., University

Colby Bennett, So., Natasha Hill, Jr., Mater Dei

Hannah Jervis, So., Reece Kenerson, So., Corona del Mar

Frances Kroll, Sr., Michelle Kroll, Sr., Northwood

Upcoming Try-outs

Athletes must have “Cleared” status for the 2018-19 school year on www.athleticclearance.com in order to participate in try-outs.  Attend all dates listed unless otherwise stated.

Boys Tennis: Monday, Jan. 17, after school at the tennis courts

Winter Sports Update

Check out this link to the Sports Section of the Sword & Shield for sports articles written by Uni Students:

https://uhsswordandshield.com/category/sword-and-shield-2/sports/

Boys Basketball

Tomorrow night the Boys Basketball team travels to Woodbridge to take on the Warriors.  The Trojans defeated Woodbridge 82-57 earlier in the season.  Tip-off is at seven.  On Tuesday, the Trojans fell to Portola in a close game.  Over Christmas break, Uni went 2-2 at the Tustin Tournament.  During the tournament, the Trojans defeated Long Beach Millikan with a great comeback victory.  Guards Kody Uyesugi and Andrea Roy continue to be among the three point shooting leaders in the county.

Girls Basketball

The Lady Trojan basketball team is off to a fantastic start in league play going 3-0.  Tuesday night the girls beat Portola with Malia Goldsmith having 14 points and 8 assists in her return after being out for three weeks.  Aryn Press added 14 points as well.  They will take on Woodbridge Friday at 530 at Woodbridge.

Boys Soccer

Boys soccer moved to 8-1-2 on the year with a 5-0 win yesterday against Portola.

Pedro Palmaka scored two goals, taking his total to 10 on the year. Other goal scorers were Lee McEligot, Aydin Abdollahi and Dhanvi Desu.  Assists by Pedro Palmaka, Aydin Abdollahi, Rohit Chawla, Mahziar Sakiani, Andrew Jang.  Shutout by Sean Salah, his 7th of the year.  Come out and support the team this afternoon (Jan. 10) as the boys take on the Woodbridge Warriors at home.  All games start at 3:15pm.

Girls Soccer

Tuesday girls took on Portola and took the win 2-0. Our next game is this Thursday away against Woodbridge at 5pm. Head over to Woodbridge and support the girls as we take on our biggest rival!

Girls Water Polo

The University Varsity water polo team are half way through one of the best years they have had in a very long time.  Currently they are 4-0 in league, and have a really BIG game against Woodbridge today (Jan. 10).

The Ladies opened up with an Away victory over Irvine and then two home game wins against Irvine again, and Northwood.  This week, they beat Portola.

The Ladies are getting noticed by the CIF polls, and have locked in 7th place out of the entire Division 4 teams.  The team is really strong because our girls are very committed to the team.  They spend extra time in the water and attend nearly every practice.  The team strength is from the number of girls all putting forth the effort to succeed.

Wrestling

The last league wrestling match is next Wednesday, Jan. 16th at home.  Come out and support the team as they take on Beckman.  Wrestling starts at 5:00 p.m.

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

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Winter GOW Schedule

12/5:  Wrestling v Northwood – 5:00 p.m.

12/8:  Cheer – Time TBA

12/11 Girls Soccer v Orange Lutheran – 3:15 p.m.

1/15:  Girls Water Polo v Beckman – 4:00 p.m.

1/25:  Boys Soccer v Irvine – 5:00 p.m.

1/31:  Pack the Gym Night!  Girls Basketball v Woodbridge – 5:30 p.m. 

                                                     Boys Basketball v Woodbridge – 7:00 p.m.

GO TROJANS!

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TROJAN THURSDAY 12/20/18

Welcome to Trojan Thursday – So what exactly is Trojan Thursday? Trojan Thursday is a weekly email/online blog to give the UNI community an update on what is happening with our UNI athletic teams and will also give information as to major events that are happening on campus.  If you would like to receive Trojan Thursday each week please go to https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com and type in your email address. You will receive a notice each week when Trojan Thursday is posted. Please help spread the word about Trojan Thursday so everyone can hear how our athletes are doing.

Announcements

Congrats to Cami Brown!  Cami was named the OC Register’s female tennis player of the year.  It is the first time in school history that a member of the girl’s team has won this award!  Cami was also chosen to be a part of the First team, “All Orange County Tennis Team” for singles.  Sophomores Emily Markus and Maya Wang were named to the First team, “All Orange County Tennis Team” in doubles.  Finally, freshmen Jane Lee was named to the First team, “All Orange County team”, for singles.  We are very proud of these girls and all of our players for an incredible year!

Football – We are sad to announce that our Head Football Coach, Scott Meyer, will be leaving University at the end of January to be the head coach at Lakewood High School.  Our administrative team has begun the search for a new head coach and is looking to swiftly fill the position with the best candidate possible.

Upcoming Try-outs

Athletes must have “Cleared” status for the 2018-19 school year on www.athleticclearance.com in order to participate in try-outs.  Attend all dates listed unless otherwise stated.

Boys Golf:  Week of Jan. 7 @ Strawberry Farms Golf Course.  First round is Monday, Jan. 7 @ 3:00 p.m.   Try-out for Winter Sport Athletes will be Saturday, Jan. 12.  Anyone interested in attending must RSVP to charlesshea@iusd.org no later than Monday, Jan. 7th.  This try-out is only for students currently participating in a winter sport (Boys Basketball, Boys Soccer or Wrestling).

Boys Volleyball: Tuesday, Jan. 8, 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the Uni Gym.

Boys Lacrosse: Wednesday, Jan. 9, 3pm – 5pm on the grass field

Boys Tennis: Monday, Jan. 17, after school at the tennis courts

Winter Sports Update

Check out this link to the Sports Section of the Sword & Shield for sports articles written by Uni Students: https://uhsswordandshield.com/category/sword-and-shield-2/sports/ 

Boys Basketball

Tonight the boys varsity basketball team takes on Irvine in an important Pacific Coast League contest at 7:00 p.m. in the gym.  Tuesday, the boys dropped the opening game of league play 70 – 57 to Northwood.  Junior guard Will Stenta paced the Trojans with 21 points.  Last week Uni won three games in the Gary Raya/So Cal Elite Tournament defeating San Clemente in overtime, El Dorado and posted a 25 point win over Woodbridge.

Will Stenta and sophomore guard Kody Uyesugi were both named to the all-tournament team. Over Christmas break the Trojans will participate in the Tustin Tournament.

University starts fast and defeats Woodbridge 82-57 in So Cal Elite Gary Raya Classic

Read the OC Sports Zone Article Here:

http://ocsportszone.com/university-starts-fast-and-defeats-woodbridge-82-57-in-so-cal-elite-gary-raya-classic/

Girls Basketball

The Lady Trojan Basketball team came away with a second place finish in the Villa Park Tournament.  They opened league play Tuesday night with a win over Northwood.  Without their two star players Malia Goldsmith and Claire Kawata, due to injuries, the rest of the team stepped up and grabbed the victory over the Timberwolves.  Aryn Press led all scores with 10 points, 14 rebounds and 8 blocked shots.  Neeyaz Cyrus added 9 points.  Thursday they will take on Irvine High at home at 5:30pm.

Boys Soccer

Boys soccer continued its winning ways last week with a 1-0 win over Brea Olinda . The goal was scored by Lee McEligot, his 5th of the year, and was assisted by Sebastian Hertel, his 4th assist in 2 games . Sean Salah with the shutout in goal.

League began yesterday at Northwood and ground out another 1-0 win. Pedro Palmaka with his 8th goal of the year and Giorgio Conta with the assist, his 7th. Record now stands at 7-1-1.

We are at Irvine on Thursday (12/20) to continue league play.  Varsity game at 5:00 p.m.

Girls Soccer

Girls soccer had a tough match against Northwood Tuesday night losing 3-2. It was a great battle and our first league match. Come out and support the Girls JV game at 3:15pm followed by the Girls Varsity game at 5:00pm in the stadium under the lights against Irvine Thursday.

Girls Water Polo

Girls Water Polo defeated Irvine 7-5 last Thursday and then went on to beat Northwood at home on Tuesday with a final score of 7-6.  The girls will be taking on Irvine at home today at 4:00 p.m.  Come out and support!

Wrestling

The Uni Wrestling team will be back at it after the break on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Woodbridge.  Varsity wrestling starts at 5:00 p.m.

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

(Home events in Blue)

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Winter GOW Schedule

12/5:  Wrestling v Northwood – 5:00 p.m.

12/8:  Cheer – Time TBA

12/11 Girls Soccer v Orange Lutheran – 3:15 p.m.

1/15:  Girls Water Polo v Beckman – 4:00 p.m.

1/25:  Boys Soccer v Irvine – 5:00 p.m.

1/31:  Pack the Gym Night!  Girls Basketball v Woodbridge – 5:30 p.m. 

                                                     Boys Basketball v Woodbridge – 7:00 p.m.

GO TROJANS!

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TROJAN THURSDAY 12/13/18

Welcome to Trojan Thursday – So what exactly is Trojan Thursday? Trojan Thursday is a weekly email/online blog to give the UNI community an update on what is happening with our UNI athletic teams and will also give information as to major events that are happening on campus.  If you would like to receive Trojan Thursday each week please go to https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com and type in your email address. You will receive a notice each week when Trojan Thursday is posted. Please help spread the word about Trojan Thursday so everyone can hear how our athletes are doing.

Upcoming Try-outs

Athletes must have “Cleared” status for the 2018-19 school year on www.athleticclearance.com in order to participate in try-outs.  Attend all dates listed unless otherwise stated.

Boys Swimming:  Thursday, Dec. 13 at 3:30 at Uni Pool

Baseball: Monday, Dec. 17 at 3:00 p.m. at the Varsity Baseball Field

Boys Golf:  Week of Jan. 7 @ Strawberry Farms Golf Course.  First round is Monday, Jan. 7 @ 3:00 p.m.

Boys Volleyball: Tuesday, Jan. 8, 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the Uni Gym.

Boys Lacrosse: Wednesday, Jan. 9, 3pm – 5pm on the grass field

Boys Tennis: Monday, Jan. 17, after school at the tennis courts

Winter Sports Update

Check out this link to the Sports Section of the Sword & Shield for sports articles written by Uni Students:  https://uhsswordandshield.com/category/sword-and-shield-2/sports/ 

Boys Basketball

Last night the Trojans defeated San Clemente 83 – 81 on a buzzer beater in overtime by Noah Small to improve their record to 7 – 5.  Kody Uyesugi led the way with 27 points and Andrea Roy scored 15 to pace University.  Sam Aryan scored eleven points and grabbed eight rebounds while Arjun Gill had a double with ten points and ten assists.  Last Saturday the Trojans lost to highly ranked Newport Harbor in the finals of the St. Margaret’s Tournament.  The Gary Raya/SoCal Elite Tournament the Trojans are currently playing in continues Friday with the Trojans playing at El Dorado at 5:30.  Saturday, Uni will take on Woodbridge at Woodbridge.  Game time is 1:30.  Pacific Coast League games start next week with home games on Tuesday and Thursday.

Girls Basketball

The Lady Trojan Basketball team pulled out an amazing victory of Aliso Niguel (top ten team in county) on Friday night.  This was a huge win over a very tough team.  Malia Goldsmith led all scores with 10 points in the 30-29 victory.  The girls team then entered into the Villa Park Tournament this week and had wins over Pacifica and Terry Fox (British Columbia).  Tonight they are in the semifinals vs Trabuco Hills.

Boys Soccer

Boys won 3-2 yesterday against Capo. We were down 2-0 with 15 minutes to play and turned it around.   All 3 goals by captain Pedro Palmaka and all 3 assists by Sebastian Hertel.  Boys Soccer improves to 5-1-1 and play Brea Olinda at home on Friday, Dec. 14.

Girls Soccer

Girls soccer had a fun GOW on Tuesday with free Tacos and a nice crowd. We tied Orange Lutheran 1-1. This Thursday (Dec. 13), we have a home game at 3:15pm taking on Godinez. Come out and support the girls.

Girls Water Polo

Girls water polo is travelling to the Wollett Aquatics Center today for their first league match of the season against Irvine.  Game times are 3:15 (Frosh/Soph), 4:00 (Varsity), and 5:00 (JV).  Best of luck to the team!

Wrestling

Varsity Wrestling defeated Portola, 72-12 and JV won 76-4 at their league dual on Wednesday.   Last weekend, the FS team had a tournament at Capo Valley High.  Zach Haughey won the tournament and Philip Xiu received 3rd place.

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

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Winter GOW Schedule

12/5:  Wrestling v Northwood – 5:00 p.m.

12/8:  Cheer – Time TBA

12/11 Girls Soccer v Orange Lutheran – 3:15 p.m.

1/15:  Girls Water Polo v Beckman – 4:00 p.m.

1/25:  Boys Soccer v Irvine – 5:00 p.m.

1/31:  Pack the Gym Night!  Girls Basketball v Woodbridge – 5:30 p.m. 

                                                     Boys Basketball v Woodbridge – 7:00 p.m.

GO TROJANS!

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