TROJAN THURSDAY 1/5/17

Happy New Year!

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.

What’s Happening on Campus

Try-outs for Spring Sports:  For coach contact information and try-out dates, please visit the athletic department website: http://www.universityhigh.org/athletics. All days are mandatory unless prior arrangements have been made with the coach. A 2nd round of try-outs will be held for athletes competing in winter sports. All students must bring their 2016-2017 athletic ID card to try-out.

Trojan Army Day – Tomorrow (1/6) is Trojan Army day at school. Please encourage your student to wear their Trojan Army shirt to school tomorrow as we get everyone pumped up for our Winter sports assembly and Pack the Gym night.

PACK THE GYM NIGHT – This is one of the best traditions we have here at UNI. Come on out to our gym to support our basketball teams at “Pack the Gym Night.”  Girls game is at 5:30 with the boys at 7. The gym will literally be packed with Trojan Spirit tomorrow night. Hope you can join us at this exciting event. To get an idea of the energy of Pack the Gym click the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJUQ6NKmYtQ&sns=tw

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Winter Sports

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

Boys Basketball:

Tomorrow night (1/6) the Boys Varsity Basketball team opens league play against Beckman here at Uni at 7:00 p.m.  It is Pack the Gym night and we hope to see you there.  Tonight (Thursday, Jan. 5th) the Trojans host South Bay power Mira Costa at 7:00 p.m. in the gym.

Over Christmas break the Trojans defeated Woodbridge, San Clemente, and Legacy High School from Florida.  The boys participated in the KSA Holiday Tournament at the ESPN sports Complex in Orlando Florida.  The boys had a great time visiting the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom theme parks.  Last night the Trojans fell on the road to highly ranked Sonora.  Junior guards Alex Bray and Kevin Yahampath continue to lead the team.   Bray is one of the leading scorers in the county averaging 24.6 points a game while Yahampath is scoring 16.4 points and dishing out 7.4 assists per game.

Girls Basketball:

The girl’s basketball team finished off the preseason with an amazing tournament championship trophy. With wins over Palo Verde, Indio, Mark Keppel and Yucca Valley, the lady Trojans were the Shadow Hills High School tournament champions. Malia Goldsmith was named to the All-tournament team and senior Kaci Blailock was named the tournament MVP. Uni opens league play tomorrow night (1/6) at Uni against Beckman at 530pm.

Boys Soccer:

Tied Kennedy 1-1
Goal: Luis Moros
Assist: Luis Moros (he was fouled for the free kick that he scored from)

Beat Esperanza 3-1
Goals: Sebastian Hertel 2, Darious Abdollahi
Assists : Darious Abdollahi, Kian Mohseni, Sebastian Hertel

Beat Rancho Alamitos 5-1
Goals: Sam Kelley 3, Pedro Palmaka 2
Assists : Daniel Moreno , Evan Mouchard, Milan Allister, Pedro Palmaka 2

Record is now 8-0-1
Undefeated going into league

Girls Soccer:

The girls soccer team is getting ready to start league today (1/5) with a 3:15 pm game against Beckman. All the players are starting to play the best they have played all season and we are excited to try and achieve our team goal to finish 1st or 2nd in league. We will do all that we can to accomplish this goal.  Good luck girls!

Girls Water Polo:

The Girls start league today (1/5) with a 4:15 home game against Beckman. Come out and support!  Best of luck girls!

Wrestling: 

Congrats to the Wrestling team for another league win. 68-9 Win over Northwood. Ethan Maniss, Nicholas Dianger and Max Hertz lead the way.  The wrestling team will be competing in tournaments this weekend and will be taking on Corona Del Mar next Wednesday, at CDM.

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

(Home events in BOLD)

Thursday, January 5th
Girls Soccer v. Beckman – 3:15 p.m.
Girls Water Polo v. Beckman – 4:15 p.m.
Boys Soccer v. Beckman @ Tustin High School – 7:00 p.m.
Boys Basketball v. Mira Costa – 7:00 p.m.

Friday, January 6th
Wrestling Tournament @ Nogales High School – 10:00 a.m.
Girls Basketball v. Beckman – 5:30 p.m.  *Pack the Gym Night!*
Boys Basketball v. Beckman – 7:00 p.m.   *Pack the Gym Night!*

Saturday, January 7th
Wrestling Tournament @ Nogales High School – 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, January 10th
Girls Soccer v. Northwood – 3:15 p.m.
Boys Soccer @ Northwood – 3:15 p.m.
Girls Water Polo v. Northwood – 4:15 p.m.
Girls Basketball v. Northwood – 5:30 p.m.  *Pink Out Game!*
Boys Basketball v. Northwood – 7:00 p.m.  *Pink Out Game!*

Wednesday, January 11th
Wrestling @ Corona Del Mar – 6:00 p.m.

Winter GOW Schedule 2016

Sport Day Date Time Location Opponent
Wrestling Wednesday 12/14 5:00 UHS Gym Beckman
Girls Basketball Friday 1/6 5:30 UHS Gym Beckman
Boys Basketball Friday 1/6 7:00 UHS Gym Beckman
Girls Water Polo Tuesday 1/24 4:15 UHS Pool Irvine
Boys Soccer Tuesday 1/31 3:15 UHS Stadium Northwood
Girls Soccer Thursday 2/9 5:00 UHS Stadium Woodbridge

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 12/15/16

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.

What’s Happening on Campus

Try-outs for Spring Sports:

For coach contact information and try-out dates, please visit the athletic department website: http://www.universityhigh.org/athletics. All days are mandatory unless prior arrangements have been made with the coach. A 2nd round of try-outs will be held for athletes competing in winter sports. All students must bring their 2016-2017 athletic ID card to try-out.

Basketball Passes: Season Passes to our Home Varsity Basketball Games are now available to purchase at the SAC! You can buy as many or as few entries to the games as you want. You can purchase these passes with a credit card, cash or check at the SAC Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. The price is $7 per entry for General Admission and $5 per entry for Child/Seniors.

  • Use your Credit Card to purchase!
  • Purchase “Entries” that can be used at any of the Home Varsity Basketball games (boys or girls)
  • Questions? Contact Sarah in the Athletic Office: (949) 936-7784*The passes are not valid for Saturday games, away games, tournaments or CIF Playoffs and there are no refunds for unused entries.

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:

1/6/17 – Girls Basketball GOW – 5:30 p.m. – Scan in for 4 points

1/6/17 – Boys Basketball GOW – 7:00 p.m. – Scan in for 4 points

Winter Sports

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

Boys Basketball:

The Boys Varsity Basketball team opened play on Monday in the So Cal elite/Gary Raya classic by defeating Long Beach Cabrillo 64-54. Junior guard Alex Bray led the way with 26 points while senior guard Joe Christensen added 15 points.  Junior guard Kevin Yahampath just missed a triple/double recording ten points, ten assists, and eight steals.  Last night (12/14) the Trojans fell to highly rated El Toro 73-50.  Tomorrow the boys travel to El Dorado High School for a 5:30 tipoff against league rival Woodbridge. Last Saturday the Trojans played their best game of the season defeating Trabuco Hills 97-83. Bray led the way with 32 points, Yahampath had 24 and senior forward Ryan Pham added 22. Each of the three made four three-pointers. The Trojans travel after Christmas to play in the KSA Holiday Events Tournament at the ESPN Sports Center in Orlando Florida.

Girls Basketball:

The Uni Girls have been playing hard in their tournaments this week. They will be practicing and playing in tournaments over the winter break to gear up for their league games starting the first week of January.  Come out and support the Girls in their GOW on January 6th at 5:30 in the Uni Gym.

Boys Soccer:

Boys Soccer beat Pacifica 2-1 on Friday night in front of a packed stadium to move to 4-0 on the year.  Goals by Luis Moros and Pedro Palmaka. Assists by Pedro Palmaka and Sam Kelley.  Jimmy Choi with 2 saves.

Beat San Juan Hills yesterday to move to 5 and 0 on the year. In a great performance we put out 21 shots on goal. Final score was 4-0.  Goals by Pedro Palmaka 2, Shahin Khalogli and Sebastian Hertel.  Assists by Pedro Palmaka, Sebastian Hertel, Darious Abdollahi and Luis Moros.  Jimmy Choi with the shutout and 2 saves.

Uni is now ranked #6 in the division. Luis Moros leads the county in total points with 8 and is second in the county with his 6 goals.  Pedro Palmaka is ranked #15 in the county with 4 goals and 3 assists.

We go back to work on Friday at 3:15 in Trojan Stadium against Crean Lutheran.

Girls Soccer:

The Uni Girls Soccer team has had a very successful season thus far. On Thursday (12/8), all three teams defeated Ocean View High School at home and on Tuesday (12/13) the Uni girls came out ahead of Segerstrom with Varsity winning 3-0.  The girls will be taking on San Juan Hills today at Uni, all three games will be played at 3:15.  Come out and support!

Girls Water Polo:

Uni girls water polo play Long Beach Poly in a non-league game today (Dec 15th) at our home pool, Varsity at 4pm. The lady Trojans also beat visiting Garden Grove on Tuesday (Dec 13th) 10-4 with Angela Yan (sophomore) leading the way with 3 goals. Last weekend the team concluded the Irvine El Nino tournament with a record of 2-2 while beating San Diego’s Rancho Buena Vista and losing to La Jolla of San Diego on Friday, then on Saturday posting a victory over St. Lucy’s of the Inland Empire and finally coming up short to the Irvine H.S. by 2 goals. From Freshman to Senior, the girls are working hard, having fun, bonding with each other and improving tremendously.

Wrestling:

Congrats to the Wrestling team for their 5th place finish in the Tustin Invite.  Ethan Maniss and Jordan Elam took home the Championship, while Marcel Isaksson took 3rd.  Kaimen Anderson, Sebastian Corona and Hans Valdez all took home 4th place. Overall was an outstanding day as the boys look to improve weekly!!

Congrats to Lorena Egea for winning the Lady Saints tournament at Santa Ana High School, She improves to 9-0.

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

(Home events in BOLD)

Thursday 12/15
Girls Basketball Tournament @ Tustin – 3:00 P.M.
Girls Soccer v San Juan Hills – 3:15 P.M.
Girls Water Polo v Long Beach Poly – 4:15 P.M.

Friday 12/16
Boys Wrestling Tournament @ Brea Olinda High – 8:00 A.M.
Boys Soccer v Crean Lutheran – 3:15 P.M.
Boys Basketball Tournament @ El Dorado – 5:30 P.M.

Saturday 12/17
Girls Basketball Tournament @ Tustin – Time TBA
Boys Wrestling Tournament @ Brea Olinda – Time TBA
Boys Basketball Tournament – Location & Time TBA

Tuesday 12/20
Boys Soccer @ Kennedy – 3:00 P.M.
Girls Basketball @ Tustin – 6:00 P.M.

Thursday 12/22
Boys Soccer v Esperanza – 10:00 a.m.

Monday 12/26
Girls Basketball Tournament – Knights Winter Classic – Indio – Time TBA

Tuesday 12/27 – Thursday 12/29
Girls Basketball Tournament – Knights Winter Classic – Indio – Time TBA
Girls Soccer Tournament @ Sunny Hills – Time TBA
Boys Basketball Tournament – Orlando, FL – Time TBA

Friday 12/30
Boys Basketball Tournament – Orlando, FL – Time TBA

Tuesday 1/3
Girls Soccer v Laguna Beach – 5:00 P.M.
Boys Soccer v Rancho Alamitos – 7:00 P.M.

Wednesday 1/4
Wrestling v Northwood – 6:00 P.M.
Boys Basketball @ Sonora – 7:00 P.M.

Winter GOW Schedule 2016

Sport Day Date Time Location Opponent
Wrestling Wednesday 12/14 5:00 UHS Gym Beckman
Girls Basketball Friday 1/6 5:30 UHS Gym Beckman
Boys Basketball Friday 1/6 7:00 UHS Gym Beckman
Girls Water Polo Tuesday 1/24 4:15 UHS Pool Irvine
Boys Soccer Tuesday 1/31 3:15 UHS Stadium Northwood
Girls Soccer Thursday 2/9 5:00 UHS Stadium Woodbridge

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!

uni logo

Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham
Athletic Directors
University High School

 

 

TROJAN THURSDAY 12/8/16

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.

What’s Happening on Campus

Try-outs for Spring Sports:
For coach contact information and try-out dates, please visit the athletic department website: http://www.universityhigh.org/athletics. All days are mandatory unless prior arrangements have been made with the coach. A 2nd round of try-outs will be held for athletes competing in winter sports. All students must bring their 2016-2017 athletic ID card to try-out.

Basketball Passes: Season Passes to our Home Varsity Basketball Games are now available to purchase at the SAC! You can buy as many or as few entries to the games as you want. You can purchase these passes with a credit card, cash or check at the SAC Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. The price is $7 per entry for General Admission and $5 per entry for Child/Seniors.

  • Use your Credit Card to purchase!
  • Purchase “Entries” that can be used at any of the Home Varsity Basketball games (boys or girls)
  • Questions? Contact Sarah in the Athletic Office: (949) 936-7784

*The passes are not valid for Saturday games, away games, tournaments or CIF Playoffs and there are no refunds for unused entries.

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 this week:

12/14/16 – Wrestling GOW – 5:00 p.m. – Scan in for 4 points

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Winter Sports

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

Boys Basketball:

The boys Varsity basketball team opened their season on Monday night by defeating Westminster 70-62 in the first game of the Corona del Mar Tournament.  Junior guard Alex Bray led the Trojans with 21 points while junior guard Kevin Yahampath added 14 points and five assists.  Last night the Trojans played tough against Edison, ranked number three in the OC, before falling 79-64.  Uni trailed by two points after three quarters but Edison pulled away at the end.  Senior forward Ryan Pham scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds

to pace the Trojans.  Yahampath scored 21 while Bray added 15.  Tonight (12/8) the boys play Long Beach Jordan at 6:30.  Monday (12/12) the Trojans will play their home opener at 7:00 against Long Beach Cabrillo in the Irvine city tournament.

Girls Basketball:

After coming off a loss to Huntington Beach, the Lady Trojan Basketball team bounced back to beat a top ranked team in Foothill.  They took home the 3rd place trophy in a very challenging South Coast tournament.  Malia Goldsmith had a tremendous game with 18 points, 11 rebounds, 6 steals and 6 assists.  Karissa Shin 13 points, Deja Rodgers added 11 points and Kaci Blailock had 11 points in the 60-47 win.  Then they went on to defeat Katella 51-31 with key performances by Kaci Blailock with 21 points, Malia Goldsmith added 11 points and Karissa Shin had 10 points and 13 rebounds.  Outstanding wins for the girls team.  The Lady Trojans will head to Tustin high for a tournament next week playing Trabuco Hills and Palos Verdes.

Boys Soccer:

Friday the boys beat high seeded HBHS 3-1. Goals from Sam Kelley, Pedro Palmaka and Luis Moros.  Assists from Evan Mouchard (2) and Sam Kelley.  Jimmy Choi with 3 saves.

Tuesday (12/6) the boys defeated Sage Hill 6-0 to move to 3-0 on the year. Goals from Luis Moros (3), Adam Eldefrawry, Darious Abdollahi and Ivan Ma. Assists from Darious Abdollahi (2) Luis Moros , Daniel Moreno, Sebastian Hertel.  Jimmy Choi and Sergio Shamloo with shutout.

Luis Moros now is #1 goal scorer in the county with 5 goals in 3 games.

The boys will be taking on Pacifica High School Friday (12/9) in the Uni stadium at 7:00 p.m. Come out and support!

Girls Soccer:

The girls soccer program is off to a great start. In the last week we have played several games. The varsity has one too and tied one. The JV has won one, lost one, and tied one. The frosh-soph team is still looking for their first win. All three teams are playing excellent and the coach is excited for the rest of the season. The varsity team is filled with players that are committed to making this season a memorable one. The preparation that the team is dedicated has clearly shown in the matches.  Come out and support the girls as they take on Ocean View at home today (12/8) at 3:15.  Good luck girls!

Girls Water Polo:

Although the varsity girls are 0-2 right now losing to Ocean View last week and Laguna Hills earlier this week, they are working hard building their strength and gaining experience with great attitudes at practice and games. This Friday and Saturday both JV and Varsity have games at Irvine H.S. during the El Nino/La Nina tournaments. Next week the Uni water polo girls host Garden Grove on Tuesday and Long Beach Poly on Thursday, varsity game starts usually around 4pm.

Wrestling:

Boys Wrestling:  The boys kicked of their season with a 3-2 showing and 3rd place in the consolation bracket of the CDM Duals, which featured 6 teams ranked in CIF or were returning CIF champs. After going 1-2 in pool play losing to Aliso Niguel and Newport Harbor by only 4, we went into consolation bracket and went 2-0 with convincing wins over Segerstrom and Costa Mesa. Based on criteria we ended up third in the bracket.

170lb – Jordan Elam went 3-0

113lb – Ethan Maniss went 3-1

152lb – Kohl Hertz went 2-0

All wrestlers in the lineup picked up valuable points for the team, great all around effort.

Girls Wrestling:  Lorena Egea was featured with a brief write up in OC Varsity’s preview as one of the county’s top 5 girl wrestlers.

She backed that claim up by winning the Lady Sents tournament at Magnolia High School in Anaheim. She went 4-0 in the tournament and all pins coming in the first period. She wrestled less than a period combined. Also finished the tournament as MVP.

Girls wrestling preview: Top 5 wrestlers to watch

December 02, 2016 9:47 PM
By DAMIAN CALHOUN
STAFF WRITER – OV Varsity

OCVarsity’s list of the top five girls wrestlers to watch in the 2016-17 season:

Lorena Egea, University: Egea finished fifth at regionals and CIF championships last year. Egea also went 1-2 at the state tournament at 131 pounds.

Karamia Guzman, Cypress: Guzman (137) finished top 12 at the state tournament last year. She also posted fourth- and fifth-place finishes at the regionals and CIF championships.

Amara Devericks, San Clemente: The sophomore, who wrestles at 189 pounds, will be looking to improve on a freshman year that saw her finish third at regionals, seventh at CIF and top 12 at the state tournament.

Gwen McDonald, Esperanza: Last year, McDonald (116) finished first at the regionals and seventh at CIF. She went 0-2 at state. Look for her to make a big jump this season.

Samantha Salas, Godinez: The senior finished fourth at regionals and fifth at CIF last year. Salas (150) finished in the top 12 at the state tournament.

Congrats to all the wrestlers as they are showing vast improvement daily.

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

Thursday 12/8
Boys Basketball Tournament @ CDM – Time TBA
Girls Soccer v Ocean View – 3:15

Friday 12/9
Boys Basketball Tournament @ CDM – Time TBA
Girls Water Polo Tournament @ Irvine – Time TBA
Boys Soccer v Pacifica – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday 12/10
Boys Basketball Tournament @ CDM – Time TBA
Girls Water Polo Tournament @ Irvine – Time TBA
Girls Soccer v Godinez @ Tustin High School – 9:20 a.m.
Boys Wrestling Tournament @ Tustin High School – 10:00 a.m.

Monday 12/12
Boys Basketball Irvine World News Tournament – 7:00 p.m.
Girls Basketball Tournament @ Tustin – 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday 12/13
Boys Basketball Irvine World News Tournament – Time TBA
Girls Soccer @ Segerstrom – 3:15
Boys Soccer v San Juan Hills – 3:15
Girls Water Polo v Garden Grove – 4:15

Wednesday 12/14
Boys Basketball Irvine World News Tournament – Time TBA
Girls Basketball Tournament @ Tustin – 4:30

*GOW – Wrestling v Beckman – 5:00

Winter GOW Schedule 2016

Sport Day Date Time Location Opponent
Wrestling Wednesday 12/14 5:00 UHS Gym Beckman
Girls Basketball Friday 1/6 5:30 UHS Gym Beckman
Boys Basketball Friday 1/6 7:00 UHS Gym Beckman
Girls Water Polo Tuesday 1/24 4:15 UHS Pool Irvine
Boys Soccer Tuesday 1/31 3:15 UHS Stadium Northwood
Girls Soccer Thursday 2/9 5:00 UHS Stadium Woodbridge

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!

uni logo

Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham
Athletic Directors
University High School

TROJAN THURSDAY 12/01/16

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.

What’s Happening on Campus

Try-outs for Spring Sports:
For coach contact information and try-out dates, please visit the athletic department website: http://www.universityhigh.org/athletics.  All days are mandatory unless prior arrangements have been made with the coach.  A 2nd round of try-outs will be held for athletes competing in winter sports.  All students must bring their 2016-2017 athletic ID card to try-out.

Basketball Passes: Season Passes to our Home Varsity Basketball Games are now available to purchase at the SAC!  You can buy as many or as few entries to the games as you want. You can purchase these passes with a credit card, cash or check at the SAC Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. The price is $7 per entry for General Admission and $5 per entry for Child/Seniors.

  • Use your Credit Card to purchase!
  • Purchase “Entries” that can be used at any of the Home Varsity Basketball games (boys or girls)
  • Questions?  Contact Sarah in the Athletic Office: (949) 936-7784

*The passes are not valid for Saturday games, away games, tournaments or CIF Playoffs and there are no refunds for unused entries.

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

*No Events this week.

The 2016 Sprit Club rankings just came out and the Trojan Army came in at #2!

We have been ranked the past 3 years and this year we rose to #2 in all of Orange County. The rankings for All of Southern California were also released and we came in at #5 on this list. Below is the write up for the Orange County rankings. Just another example of how great this school is.

2016 So Cal Sidelines OC Student Section Rankings

  1. University of Irvine’s Trojan Army

The Trojan Army is one of the most organized student sections you will ever see. The stadium is always filled with banners and there isn’t an open spot in the stands. The Trojan Army goes all out. They even have the fog machine like “The U,” aka the University of Miami. This U brings it’s A game every week.

“The Trojan Army has done an amazing job supporting our athletic teams and has proven to be the leader when it comes to school spirit,” University athletic director Kevin McCaffrey said. “There is nothing like game day at UNI. We have Trojan Army days where students wear their Trojan Army shirts to school. Nobody puts on a show like the Trojan Army does. The Trojan Army is known for packing our stadium. All students wear their Trojan Army shirts to create a sea of blue. Our entrance is the best around. We use our custom U arch and tunnel, a 20-foot run through banner, cryo jets, three large field runner flags, air siren, fog machine and blue smoke bombs. Once the games get going our kids go crazy all game. There is nothing like game day at UNI and we are happy to say that WE ARE TROJAN ARMY STRONG!”

student-section-12-01-16                                        University of Irvine’s Trojan Army. Photo/Art Lee.

The Trojan Army jams the stands and goes all out. Fog machines in the stands and an inflatable “The U” entrance the football players enter the field from. The leaders of the Trojan Army are on point and make sure they have their ‘A’ game at home games. I covered a game last year at University and noticed the Trojan Army running in the press box with walkie talkies, making sure the audio was on point and ready. Nothing gets by these guys.

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Way to go Trojan Army!

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Winter Sports

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

Boys Basketball:

The Boys Basketball Team is hard at work practicing and getting ready for their upcoming tournaments. The JV team is competing in the Segerstrom Tournament this week, the Frosh/Soph team is participating in the Dana Hills Tournament and Varsity is gearing up for the Corona Del Mar Tournament next week.

Girls Basketball:

The Uni Girls basketball started off their season by hosting an Alumni game.  The alumni team was victorious but all Trojans had fun.  It was so great to see players from past years back in their gym playing the sport they love.  The Lady Trojans opened the preseason with a loss to Dana Hills.  Karissa Shin led scores with 13 points and 10 rebounds, Malia Goldsmith added 12 points.  They got their first win over Yorba Linda in the first game of our University South Coast Classic on Monday.  Kaci Blailock led all scores with 18 points.  Uni will host Tesoro on Wednesday and continue their tournament this week.

Boys Soccer:

Boys soccer opened preseason with a 1-0 win over Brea Olinda. Goal from sophomore Luis Moros and assist from senior Julian Ricci. Completed dominated possession and shots on goal in a very good performance. Sophomore keeper Jimmy Choi with the shutout. Great way to start the year. The boys will be travelling to Huntington Beach this Friday (12/2) to take on the Oilers. Good luck boys!

Girls Soccer:

The Girls Soccer team is opening their preseason with a game against Mater Dei today (Dec. 1). Please come out and support the girls in their first game of the season!  Both Varsity and JV are playing at Uni at 3:15 p.m.  Good luck girls!

Girls Water Polo:

Girls water polo season is under way. The lady Trojans played their first non-league contest Tuesday Nov 29th at Ocean View H.S. losing 8-4, it’s ok as it was their first time playing as a full team in a real game since the end of last season with many new starters. The girls varsity will be back in action Dec 9-10 @ Irvine H.S. during the El Nino tournament.

Wrestling:

The Wrestling team has been practicing hard preparing for their upcoming season. They will be competing in the Corona Del Mar Varsity Tournament this Saturday (12/3).

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

Thursday 12/01
Girls Basketball South Coast Classic Tournament – Games start at 4:30 p.m.
Girls Soccer v Mater Dei – 3:15 p.m.

Friday 12/02
Girls Basketball South Coast Classic Tournament – Games start at 6:00 p.m.
Boys Soccer @ Huntington Beach – 3:00 p.m.

Saturday 12/03
Girls Basketball South Coast Classic Tournament – Games start at 11:30 a.m.
Wrestling Tournament @ Corona Del Mar – 7:00 a.m.
Girls Soccer Tournament @ Ocean View – 2:30 p.m.

Monday 12/05
Boys Basketball Tournament @ Corona Del Mar – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday 12/06
Boys Basketball Tournament @ Corona Del Mar – Time TBA
Girls Water Polo v Laguna Hills – 4:15 p.m.
Boys Soccer @ Sage Hill – 5:00 p.m.
Girls Soccer @ Warren – 6:00 p.m.
Girls Basketball v Katella – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday 12/07
Boys Basketball Tournament @ Corona Del Mar – Time TBA

Winter GOW Schedule 2016

Sport Day Date Time Location Opponent
Wrestling Wednesday 12/14 5:00 UHS Gym Beckman
Girls Basketball Friday 1/6 5:30 UHS Gym Beckman
Boys Basketball Friday 1/6 7:00 UHS Gym Beckman
Girls Water Polo Tuesday 1/24 4:15 UHS Pool Irvine
Boys Soccer Tuesday 1/31 3:15 UHS Stadium Northwood
Girls Soccer Thursday 2/9 5:00 UHS Stadium Woodbridge

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 11/10/16

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.

What’s Happening on Campus

National Signing Day: Congratulations to George Horvath who signed his National Letter of intent on Wednesday and will be receiving a scholarship to swim at Northwestern!

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Try-outs for Spring Sports:  For coach contact information and try-out dates, please visit the athletic department website: http://www.universityhigh.org/athletics. All days are mandatory unless prior arrangements have been made with the coach. A 2nd round of try-outs will be held for athletes competing in winter sports. All students must bring their 2016-2017 athletic ID card to try-out.

Basketball Tickets:  Season Passes to our Home Varsity Basketball Games are now available to purchase at the SAC! You can buy as many or as few entries to the games as you want. You can purchase these passes with a credit card, cash or check at the SAC Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. The price is $7 per entry for General Admission and $5 per entry for Child/Seniors.

  • Use your Credit Card to purchase!
  • Purchase “Entries” that can be used at any of the Home Varsity Basketball games (boys or girls)
  • Questions? Contact Sarah in the Athletic Office: (949) 936-7784

*The passes are not valid at Saturday games, tournaments or CIF Playoffs and there are no refunds for unused entries.

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

Uni was picked for So Cal Sideline’s Southern California Student Section of the Week! Great job Trojan Army!

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Most of our fall sports have wrapped up their seasons and winter practices are getting underway this week.   Below are a few updates for our fall sports that are finishing up their seasons this week:

Cross Country:

The UNI Cross Country team ended the regular season last Thursday. Cecilia Langlois needed to place in the top 6 in order to qualify for CIF. She ran the race of her life and nudged CDM at the line for 6th place, running a time of 18:13 for 3 miles. I have never seen someone fight so hard to the finish. Pretty impressive for her first cross country season ever! Ceci will be racing next Friday in Riverside at CIF Prelims. I would also like to mention that sophomore Sara Sussman has made the UNI All-Time Top 25 list running an elite time of 18:39. Watch out for this young varsity squad in years to come! Go Trojan Running!

Football:

Despite another furious second-half rally, the Uni Trojans lost 24-21 to Woodbridge last Friday night. You can read all about it in the OC Varsity article below.  Congratulations to all the football players and coaches on a tremendous season.  We can’t wait to see what you will bring to the table next year.

WOODBRIDGE 24, UNIVERSITY 21

November 04, 2016 11:44 PM
By TIM BURT – OC Varsity
STAFF WRITER

IRVINE – Woodbridge held off a second-half comeback by University, defeating the Trojans, 24-21, Friday night at University to clinch third place in the Pacific Coast League and a chance to go the CIF-SS Division 9 playoffs.

Woodbridge (4-6, 2-3) and University (7-3, 2-3) finished tied for third place in the PCL, but Woodbridge gets the spot based on the head-to-head match-up.

Woodbridge running back Connor McBride led the way with 233 yards rushing and two touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving.

“I so respect their (University’s) staff and I hate that they’re not going to the playoffs because that team should be in the playoffs,” said Woodbridge coach Rick Gibson.

“We told the kids, ‘do you want the legacy to continue or what do you want?’” he said.

Uni coach Mark Cunningham said his squad won’t qualify for an at-large berth in Division 10.

“We’re out,” he said. “I was very proud of them.”

McBride put the Warriors ahead with a 7-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter. Quarterback Spencer Weston connected with McBride on a 14-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter to give the Warriors a 17-0 lead.

Woodbridge built a 24-0 lead when Weston hit Nate Ledoux on a 25-yard touchdown pass later in the quarter.

But University battled back. The Trojans cut the lead to 24-21 when quarterback Thomas Keeling connected with Darrius Outland on a 4-yard touchdown pass with 5:56 left in the game.

But Woodbridge, behind McBride, was able to advance the ball to the Trojans 47-yard line and run out the clock.

Keeling led the Trojans, passing for three touchdowns and throwing for 168 yards.

Weston passed for 107 yards for Woodbridge.

Woodbridge led, 9-0, at halftime, after recording a safety.

Contact the writer: tiburt@scng.com

Girls Tennis

The Girls Tennis team lost their semi-final match yesterday to Campbell Hall in Los Angeles.  The girls who were on the court playing and even the girls who were cheering them on demonstrated so much passion, enthusiasm and school spirit.  They really represented themselves and our school with so much class. Congratulations Uni girls on another successful season.  Go Uni Tennis!

Competitions for Winter Sports will begin
the week of November 28th!

Winter GOW Schedule coming soon

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 11/3/16

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 games? 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

Attention Wrestlers: The Wrestling season is about to start. It is not too late to join! Any students planning on joining the wrestling team must enroll in the 6th period wrestling class for 2nd quarter.   Athletes currently still in a fall sport can join once their sport is over. Schedule change forms are available in the counseling office and need to be signed by Coach Shiflett. Questions? Contact: stevenshiflett@iusd.org.

Mandatory Wrestling MeetingThere will be a mandatory parent meeting for all kids wrestling this year. Nov. 9th @ 6:30 p.m. in MPR A.

Boys Volleyball Parent MeetingParent meeting for boys interested in Boys Volleyball – Nov. 9th @ 6:00 p.m. in MPR B.

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 we will be scanning:

Friday 11/04 – Trojan Army Day – Wear your Trojan Army shirt to School for 2 points

Friday 11/04 – Football v Woodbridge – Scan in by 6:55 for 2 points.

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Woodbridge v. University this Friday 11/4/16
7:00 p.m. @ Uni Stadium
(Uni sits on Visitor’s side)

Ticket Prices:  General Admission: $8.00  /  Students with ASB: $5.00

Be there! 

Students who are in the Stadium by 6:30 wearing their “This is Our House” T-shirt will get in for free.

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Fall Sports

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

Boys and Girls Cross Country

Boys and Girls Cross Country League Finals and Game of the Week are today (11/3) starting at 1:00 p.m. Come out and support the team in their final league event.  Go Trojan Running!

Football

The Uni Trojans came through with another win, beating Irvine 13-8 last Friday and improve to 7-2.  You can read all about the game in the OC Varsity article below.

Beat Woodbridge! This Friday (11/4) at 7 p.m., the Trojans will play their final league game “away” against Woodbridge at the Uni Football Stadium. This is an important game as it will determine if we make it to Playoffs. This is also the last chance to pick up Uni Football fan gear for the season. Be sure to stop by and pick up holiday gifts and fan gear before the spirit wear booth closes at kick-off. Cash, checks and credit/debit cards accepted.

The Trojans have had an amazing season and we need your support and energy at the game to help us pull out a win against Woodbridge.  We’ll see you there!

The Freshman will play away against Woodbridge on Thursday (11/3) at 3 p.m., and JV will host Woodbridge at home on Thursday at 3 p.m. We hope to see you out there supporting all our teams as they work to beat Woodbridge this week!

UNIVERSITY 13, IRVINE 8

October 29, 2016 12:09 AM
By TIM BURT – OC Varsity.com
STAFF WRITER

IRVINE – University used a solid defensive effort and two field goals by Nick Loveland to defeat Irvine, 13-8, in a Pacific Coast League game Friday night at University.

Loveland kicked a 26-yard field goal with 4:27 left in the third quarter to put the Trojans ahead, 10-8. He kicked a 19-yarder with 4:56 remaining in the game to give the Trojans (7-2, 2-2) a five-point cushion.

Irvine (2-6-1, 1-3) drove to the University 9-yard line early in the fourth quarter but Josiah Henry intercepted a pass on a second down play to end the threat.

The Trojans then held Irvine scoreless the rest of the way to improve University’s chances of advancing to the CIF playoffs.

“They fought us the whole game,” University coach Mark Cunningham said of Irvine. “It’s a great tribute to the kids there and to the coaches. I’m very happy with the win. Either team could have won this. I’m really happy for our kids; our defense played very well and our offense played well when they needed to.”

University got a strong performance from running back Sam Winder, who rushed for 171 yards on 16 carries.

Irvine took the opening lead when QB Robert Rahimi scored on a 3-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter. The Vaqueros moved out to an 8-0 lead when Ethan Shank ran for a 2-point conversion.

University cut the lead to 8-7 when quarterback Thomas Keeling connected with Farbod Memarian on an 8-yard TD pass.

“One thing we talked about this week was about grit,” said Irvine Coach Erik Terry. “Being able to get up and face challenges, that’s what we’ve done all season. That’s a credit to our football team. We don’t have quit in us.”

Contact the writer: tiburt@scng.com

Girls Golf

The Girls Golf team continues their amazing season, finishing 2nd place at CIF Southern Section on Monday. The girls will move on to the CIF Southern California Championships on Thursday, Nov. 3rd. Best of luck girls! You can read more about how the Girls Golf team is doing in the OC Varsity articles below:

University determined to add title to record-breaking season

October 29, 2016 10:46 PMgolf-11-2-16
By DAMIAN DOTTORE
STAFF WRITER – OC Varsity

Just the thought of it can strike fear into University junior Samantha Cabunag.

One wayward drive or one missed putt can change the course of an entire season.

Cabunag witnessed the heartbreak that an ill-timed mistake can cause last season.

She helped the Trojans post a 392 in the CIF-SS Southern Team Divisional. La Serna won with a 391.

“I remember one of our girls, a senior Susan (Lee). She came out and told me that that was going to haunt her every single day,” Cabunag said. “One shot could have changed everything. I think that motivated us for this year in some way.”

That drive to avoid revisting last year’s disappointment has turned the Trojans into the favorite to win the CIF-SS Southern Team Divisional on Monday, and perhaps made them the best girls golf team in county history.

The Trojans have broken 180 three times, set a school record at Strawberry Farms Golf Course and successfully defended their championship at the Long Beach Wilson Invitational, shooting a 298 at Recreation Park Golf Course to become the only team in the field to break 300.

“It (the season) couldn’t be any better,” University coach Kevin Kasper said. “But what we really want to make sure that we do is make a good strong showing at CIF because we feel like if we can shoot the kinds of scores that we are capable of, we should have a really good chance. That would be a cap to a really good season.”

Early in the season, the Trojans revealed their championship potential when they finished 1-over-par as a team for a 28-stroke victory against Aliso Niguel. Freshman Coco Yang, Nodoka Honda, Dana Choi and Cabunag each posted an even-par 35 to help the Trojans card a 176 in the triumph at Aliso Creek Golf Course.

Breaking 180, as the Trojans did that day, is unusual for a girls golf team. But University was just getting started.

Almost a month after that performance, the Trojans set a school record by finishing 4-under-par as a team at Strawberry Farms Golf Course to beat Pacific Coast League rival Corona del Mar, 176-200. Honda medaled that afternoon by shooting a 5-under 31

In the team’s next match, University fired a 1-under-par 179 at Oak Creek Golf Club to defeat Northwood. They did it without Cabunag, arguably the Trojans’ No. 1 player. Yang and Honda stepped up in her absence, sharing medalist honors by posting a 2-under 34.

“I think that (the 170s) shows the depth of our team,” Kasper said. “Our depth keeps us on the cusp where on any given day if three or four of them go really low like they are capable of, that brings us down into the 170s. It really comes back to the depth.”

Four of University’s five varsity regulars have nine-hole scoring averages under 40. Honda, Cabunag, Choi and Yang all finished the regular season at 37.0. Those five players have combined to earn 16 of the Trojans’ 17 medals this season. Yang leads the way with six followed by Choi (4), Cabunag (3) and Honda (3).

Kasper had a feeling this was going to be a special season. During the summer, he said, the girls worked hard on the range and played a lot of junior tournaments.

“Everything that we have done has built up to this, the 170s three times,” Canbunag said. “We have always been confident. It is just a matter of what are we going to do now.”

The next chapter the Trojans in this historic season could be a CIF championship. The Trojans have the talent and the experience to pull it off.

Cabunag, Choi, Honda and Kristin Shea played in the Southern Team Divisional last season, and they are expected to be among the six starters Monday at Lakewood Country Club.

“It is probably not the disappointment of losing by one stroke (last season) that has been a motivating factor,” Kasper said. “The fact that we were right there is motivating. What has caused these girls to work so hard is we were right there, and we know what we can accomplish it right now. That is what motivated them and made them work so hard. What is cool about this year is this has been a team effort.”

Contact the writer: ddottore@scng.com

University, Beckman make cut in South Divisional

October 31, 2016 7:24 PM
By DAMIAN DOTTORE
STAFF WRITER – OC Varsity

The disappointment was obvious on the University girls golf team. One player appeared to be on the verge of tears as she posed for a picture with the Trojans alongside the 18th green on Monday at Lakewood Country Club.

It’s not like the University played terribly in the CIF-SS Southern Team Divisional. They were among the three teams to make the cut to the WSCGA qualifying tournament on Thursday in Chino Hills.

“But If the girls would have shot their normal scores we would have done better,” University coach Kevin Kasper said.

Earlier this season, the Trojans set a school record finishing four under par as a team. On Monday, they shot a 13-over-par 383 to place second, two strokes behind La Serna, which defended its championship in the southern divisional with a 381.

This was the second year in a row the Pacific Coast League had two teams place in the top three as Beckman came in third with a 390 and earned a tee time in Thursday’s tournament at Western Hills Country Club as well.

It was also the second consecutive season in which University advanced out of this divisional. Last fall, the Trojans placed third, finishing one stroke behind La Serna, which tied for first with Corona del Mar before winning on the sixth player’s score.

“La Serna is a good team. They threw up a really good score again. You have got to tip your hat to them,” Kasper said. “We get to keep moving on which is good, so we are happy about that. Finishing second is something to be proud of. It is a good score, and we have accomplished a lot. The season is not over yet, but we felt like would could have won.”

Three of University’s five scoring players posted a score in the 70s on Monday. Dana Choi led the Trojans with a 2-under-par 72 followed by Samantha Cabunag, who fired an even-par 74, and freshman CoCo Yang, who posted a 75.

La Serna sophomore Briana Chacon earned medalist honors, shooting a 4-under-par 70. Beckman senior Cameron Lee led the county players at the tournament with a 71. Nadia Susanto also broke 80 for the Patriots, carding a 78. The Patriots did not advance out of this tournament last season.

“We are into the next round. That will work,” Beckman coach Cheyne Blair said. “This was the hardest test really, getting through this regional to the next stage because there are so many outstanding teams out here in this region. I feel good about our chances are Western Hills.”

Alyaa Abdulghnay’s chances of defending her CIF State championship ended on Monday as Corona del Mar tied for fifth with Long Beach Wilson after posting a 410. She also failed to make the cut in the CIF-SS Southern Individual Regional at Dad Miller, which leaves her out of Thursday’s CIF-SS Individual Championship/WSCGA team qualifier in Chino Hills.

Contact the writer: ddottore@scng.com

Girls Volleyball

The Girls Volleyball team finished their season last week with a 3-7 record.  The girls had a lot of successes on and off the court this year and are already working hard in the off season preparing for next year.  We had eleven seniors that have been a part of the program their four years at Uni and want to give them a special mention.  We wish all of them –  Bella Oldham, Kira Cashman, Jaylee Morse, Alma Entesari, Sherin Sayrany, Sophia Lawrence, Sydney Cercado, Leylee Sahrai, Erisa Pooee, Dominique Abraham & Ashley Kim – the best of luck the rest of their senior year and continued success in all their endeavors after graduation!  Congratulations Uni GVB Class of 2017!

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Girls Tennis

The girls varsity tennis team finished the regular season and will begin the CIF playoffs tomorrow afternoon.  Despite losing a bunch of girls to graduation, the team finished 2nd in the Pacific Coast league, was ranked 2nd in Orange County and 5th in the CIF Southern Section.  Ashlyn Wang and Halla Alajeely won the league doubles title with Kayla Agustin and Sasha Iraniha making it to the semi-final.  Ashyln, Kayla and Halla were also named to the PCL All-League first team and Kayla was recognized by the PCL coaches as one of 6 league representatives named as “league sportswoman”.  Congratulations to all of our girls on a great season.

Boys Water Polo

Thanks for all the supporters for coming out to Uni’s pool Tues Nov 1st to cheer us on as we hosted Woodbridge for the game of the week. Your enthusiasm drove the boys to make a very exciting game, that unfortunately ended in an overtime loss, but nevertheless it was the first time our defense was able to keep a quality opponent under 10 goals. Last Thursday Oct. 27th the Trojans lost another overtime thriller to Irvine H.S., but the team has made great strides as the season winds down to a conclusion. Thurs Nov 3rd the varsity and JV travels to division 4 opponent Laguna Hills for a non-league match, and later this weekend we will learn our fate as the CIF committee will decide on which teams to invite to the playoffs which would start next week, cross your fingers for our boys hopes!

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

Thursday 11/03
Girls Golf – CIF SS Championships @ Western Hills Country Club – 8:00 a.m.
***GOW – Cross Country League Finals @ Mason Park – 1:00 p.m.***
Boys Water Polo @ Laguna Hills – 4:00 p.m.

Friday 11/04
Girls Tennis – CIF Match v Martin Luther King Jr. H.S. @ Uni Tennis Courts – 2:00 p.m.
Football v Woodbridge @ Uni Stadium – 7:00 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 – 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 10/27/16

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 games? 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

Mandatory Wrestling MeetingThere will be a mandatory parent meeting for all kids wrestling this year.   Nov. 9th @ 6:30 p.m. in MPR A.

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 we will be scanning:

Friday 10/28 – Trojan Army Day – Wear your Trojan Army shirt to School for 4 points

Friday 10/28 – Football GOW v Irvine – Scan in by 6:55 for 4 points

Tuesday 11/1 – Boys Water Polo GOW – 4 points

boys-lacrosse-golf-fundraiser-flyerFall Sports

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

Boys and Girls Cross Country

This past weekend UNI XC was at Mt. Sac, the world largest cross country invitational! Our varsity girls placed 7th overall in the Division 1 race. Cecilia Langlois had an outstanding performance, placing second overall with a time of 18:56. Rounding out our top 10 were Sara Sussman, Avery Klauke, Mackenzie Field, Allison Schaal, Madeleine Boschen, Juli Brom, Janine Bryant, Gentil Nguyen and Anna Pan. Our GOW is next Thursday, 11/3, at Mason Park starting at 1pm for the PCL League Finals. This will be the final race of the season for many of our athletes. Come out and support! Go Trojan Running!

The Boys Cross Country was also at the Mt. Sac Cross Country invitational this last weekend. Our top runner on the day was Freshman Ryan Duffy followed by Zach Dignan, Ryan Liang, Abhi Nisha Anesh, Christian Go, Nathan Gali, Nick Choi, Justin Soliman, and Luke Ruan. Next week the boys will be competing in League finals at Mason Park. It is our GOW. Come out and support. Go Trojan Running!

Football

The Uni Trojans gave a great effort last Thursday night against the #1 seed in the league, Corona Del Mar. In the first quarter, the Trojans marched the length of the field for an impressive scoring drive to cut the lead to 14-7.  Despite our great efforts, No. 12 ranked Corona Del Mar pulled away in the second half for the win.  You can read more about last week’s game at www.OCVarsity.com.

Please come out to support the players this Friday, October 28th for Football’s GOW!  Wear your Trojan Army T-shirt and bring your spirit to the Uni Stadium as the Trojans take on Irvine High School.   It is going to be a great game with a lot of energy.  You won’t want to miss it!

Girls Golf

We qualified four girls for the CIF SS Championships: Samantha Cabunag, Kristin Shea, Dana Choi and Nodoka Honda. On Monday, 10/31, we will play in the Team CIF Divisional. The winner of that tournament will be crowned as a CIF Champion. Last year at this tournament the team finished third. Good luck Girls!

Girls Volleyball

University girls volleyball finished the season with a 3-7 record after beating  Northwoood last Thursday in 3 straight games 25-19, 25-22, and 25-21 but lost to CDM in 3 on Tuesday. This year has been a successful year in terms of how the girls are competing. Our level of play has been on the rise. Credit is due to the senior class of 2016. The senior consist of Dominique Abraham, Erissa Pooee, Sherin Sayrany, Sophie Lawrence, Ashley Kim, Alma Entasari, Sydney Cercado, Leylee Sahrai, Kira Cashman, Bella Oldham.  These girls have been the drive of this program and are one of the reasons we have been able to bring our level of play up the last couple years. They have put in so much hard work and always doing extra to get ahead in every way possible. They have laid a foundation for the next generation to build on. They have shown the younger talent what it takes to compete with the best. We will miss this senior class and wish them the best.

This Thursday (10/27) we will be having a fundraiser at Chipotle in the University town center for the Girls volleyball program. This helps raise money for the girls to have the best opportunities to get more training and helps the girls with equipment and uniforms. Please try and stop by between 5pm and 8pm Thursday. Don’t forget to mention your there for University Girls Volleyball.

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Girls Tennis

The girls tennis team ended the regular season with a win over Woodbridge 15 to 3 on Monday.  The girls finished in 2nd place in the Pacific Coast league with a record of 8 wins and 2 losses and finished 11 and 4 overall.

Team playoffs will start on Wednesday Nov. 2nd.

The girls are currently involved in the PCL individual tournament.  Uni will have two doubles teams in the semi-finals today (10/27) at Woodbridge high.  Ashlyn Wang and Halla Alajeely will be in one semi while Kayla Agustina and Sasha Iraniha will be in the other.

Boys Water Polo

Uni Boys water polo team plays a Pacific coast league game today vs. Irvine H.S. at their home pool William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center, varsity at 4pm. The Trojans will play their game of the week at Uni home pool Tuesday Nov. 1st vs. Woodbridge, varsity at 4pm, prior to the game we will recognize our 10 seniors. Our last game of the season will be a non-league match at Laguna Hills H.S. Thursday Nov.3rd. After that point we will wait to see if CIF will may possibly invite us to the division 4 playoffs. Thanks for all your support this season!

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

Thursday 10/27
Boys Water Polo @ Irvine – 4:00 p.m.

Friday 10/28
***GOW – Football v Irvine – 7:00 p.m.***

Monday 10/31
Girls Golf – Team CIF – TBA

Tuesday 11/01
***GOW – Boys Water Polo v Corona Del Mar – 4:00 p.m.***

Wednesday 11/02
Girls Tennis CIF Play-Offs – TBA

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 – 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 10/20/16

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 games? 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

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 we will be scanning:
Monday 10/24 – Girls Tennis GOW v Woodbridge – 2:45 @ Uni Tennis Courts – 4 Points
Friday 10/28 – Trojan Army Day – Wear your Trojan Army shirt to school and receive 2 points
Friday 10/28 – Football GOW v Irvine – Scan in by 6:55 for 4 points

First give Away for Trojan Points – All students with at least 20 points by NOON on Friday, Oct. 28th will receive a free hot dog and popcorn at the Football Game on 10/28.  The Free Hot Dog and Popcorn need to be picked up before halftime.

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

Boys and Girls Cross Country

It was another amazing Saturday for the OC Cross Country Championships. We had 54 of our 95 male athletes out for PSAT and PACT testing. Our few remaining seniors made up the Varsity team for the day. Our top finisher on the day was Abhi Nisha Anesh followed by Ryan Duffy, Nick Choi, Zach Dignan and Raja Barta rounding out our top 5. That’s right 3 freshman, one sophomore and a senior made up the top 5. This week we compete at the Mt Sac Cross Country Invitational. Go Trojan Running!

Football

The Uni Trojans came through with a 24-21 win against Northwood on Friday and improve to 6-1. You can read all about the game and the exciting finish in the OC Varsity article below.

Come support the Trojans tonight (10/20) as they take on Corona Del Mar at their away game in the Estancia High School Stadium. The Freshman will play away against Corona Del Mar today (10/20) at 3 p.m., and JV will host Corona Del Mar at home tomorrow, Friday (10/21) at 3 p.m.  We hope to see you out there supporting all our teams as they work to improve their league records this week!

Loveland field goal helps University top Northwoodfootball-10-14-16

October 14, 2016 11:38 PM
By BRENT SHAVER
CONTRIBUTING WRITER – OC Varsity.com

IRVINE – For the second year in a row, University beat Northwood with a late field goal.

Nick Loveland booted a 22-yard field goal with three seconds left, and the Trojans escaped with a 24-21 win over the Timberwolves

“He did it last year too against Northwood,” University coach Mark Cunningham said of Loveland. “I have a lot of confidence in him. But I will tell you what, Northwood played so tough tonight. We were glad to get this one.”

It was a back-and-forth contest all night. Northwood (1-6, 1-1) tied the score, 21-21, on a 3-yard TD by quarterback Brandon Johnson with 8:39 left in the fourth quarter.

University (6-1, 1-1) looked like it might take the lead with just over three minutes left in the fourth quarter. Alex Pourdanesh reached the goal line on a run, but when trying to get to get in, he fumbled the ball through the end zone for a Northwood touchback.

Four plays later, the Timberwolves went for it on fourth-and-1 at their own 29-yard line. University’s defensive line stopped Johnson inches short of the first down with 2:05 to play.

The Trojans then had sophomore quarterback Thomas Keeling step up to help set up the field goal.

On fourth-and-13 from the 32, Keeling found Darrius Outland open for 14 yards and a first down and two plays later Keeling connected with Outland on a 13-yard pass play to the 5.

University, which hurt itself with penalties and two turnovers on the night, moved the ball to the middle of the field and Loveland was perfect with the kick for the win.

Keeling completed 8 of 15 passes for 98 yards. University also got big performances from Pourdanesh, who had 134 yards rushing.

Clark Smith, who finished with 140 yards on the ground and two touchdowns, including one for 70 yards in the first half, and Jalen Robertson, who returned a kickoff 82 yards to give University a 21-14 lead at the end of the third quarter.

Johnson rushed for 131 yards and two touchdowns and passed for another 46 yards to pace Northwood.

Girls Golf

Girls Golf clinched first place in the PCL with a win over Woodbridge yesterday. Our girls finished the regular season at 9-1 in league and 14-1 overall. Dana Choi shot a 1-under 35 for the low score and Nodoka Honda came in at even par 36. This team had a pretty special regular season. The girls came in under par as a team in three different matches at three different golf courses. This is quite a spectacular achievement in the world of girl’s high school team golf. What made the accomplishment of winning league even better was doing it while being ranked number one in the county the entire season. That is a difficult thing to do.

Now we move on to the post season. The girls will be playing for a spot in the individual CIF regional on 10/19 and 10/20 at league finals. The team has qualified for a spot already in the team CIF divisional and will be the favorite (no pressure). Be on the lookout for the team and it’s accomplishments on OC Varsity (Register).

Girls Volleyball

The University Varsity girls played Beckman away on Tuesday, the 18th.   We lost in 3 games. Game 1 was 18-25.  Game 2 was 12-25  Game 3 we lost 17-25.  The girls had 39 digs overall. 15 of those digs were done by senior Sydney Cercado.  Senior Kira Cashman had the highest amount of kills at 10 kills. She also had the best average on serve receive at a 2.2 out of 3. Senior Bella Oldham had the next highest kill count at 8 kills.  In the first game after being down 8-19, the girls fought back until the end at 18-25.  Even though the girls are not as physical as Beckman, they make up for it in the hard work and effort they put into it.

Although our season is coming to a close, we would still love the support at our last two away games.  Today, Thursday, Oct 20 we play Northwood HS @ NHS and next week Tuesday, Oct 25 we play our last match against Corona Del Mar @ CDM.  Both matches JV/FS starts at 4pm followed by Varsity at 5:15pm.

And as we wind down our season, can you tell we’re getting a bit wacky?   Here we are on  “Wacky Wednesday”……

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On a side note, help us end this season by joining us at Chipotle at the University Town Center on Thursday, Oct 27 from 5pm – 9pm!!  Mention “University GVB” and 50% will be returned to help support our program. Thank you for all your support of our program this year!!

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Girls Tennis

The girls tennis team has had an up and down week.  Last Thursday the girls played a great match defeating Northwood 12-6. Tiffany Markus and Jackie Yoon swept all three sets playing 2nd doubles.  Dana Feng had yet another great day winning 2 of 3 sets playing 2nd singles.  And, Halla Alajeely was down 0-5 and won 7 games in a row to win the set 7-5 playing first singles.

Unfortunately the girls lost yesterday to League leading CDM. Captains Kayla Agustin and Ashlyn Wang won two of three sets at first doubles.  Their one loss marked the first time they lost a doubles set in league play this year.

The girls are back in action today (10/20) against Irvine.  Good luck Uni Tennis!

Boys Water Polo

Uni Boys Water Polo will travel to Northwood H.S. this Thursday October 20th for a second round Pacific Coast League game, varsity starts at 4pm. The Trojans lost yesterday at Beckman Tues Oct 18th. Over the previous weekend, the Boys varsity went 3-2 in the Nogales tournament with victories over Western, Sierra Vista & Tesoro while falling to Walnut and San Dimas. Daniel Campanaro broke the 100 goals scored barrier over the weekend, and stands currently at 117 tallies for the season and is top in Orange County. Ben Gomez is at about 60 goals (doubled his total from last year) and is among the top 4 in league. Next week the Trojans host CDM on Tuesday Oct. 25th at Uni Pool and travel to play at Irvine H.S. on Thurs Oct. 27th. Thanks for your support!

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

Thursday 10/20
Girls Golf – League Finals @ San Juan Hills Golf Club – 12:00 p.m.
Girls Tennis @ Irvine – 3:15 p.m.
Boys Water Polo @ Northwood – 4:00 p.m.
Girls Volleyball @ Northwood – 5:15 p.m.
Football v Corona Del Mar @ Estancia High School – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday 10/22
Cross Country – Mt. SAC Invitational – 7:00 a.m.

Monday 10/24
Girls Golf – Individual CIF – TBA
**GOW – Girls Tennis v Woodbridge – 3:15 p.m.**

Tuesday 10/25
Boys Water Polo v Corona Del Mar – 4:00 p.m.
Girls Volleyball @ Corona Del Mar – 5:15 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 – 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 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