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

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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

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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!

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Boys Water Polo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fall GOW Schedule 2016

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

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

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

GO TROJANS!

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Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham
Athletic Directors
University High School

 

TROJAN THURSDAY 10/6/16

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

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

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

What’s Happening on Campus

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

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

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

http://5starstudents.com/universitytrojanarmy 

Upcoming Events that will Earn you Points:

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

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

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

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

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

Boys and Girls Cross Country

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

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

Football

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

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

University leads with its defense

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pourdanesh finished with 13 carries for 98 yards.

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

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

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

Girls Golf

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

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

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Girls Volleyball 

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

Girls Tennis

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

Boys Water Polo

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Fall GOW Schedule 2016

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

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

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

GO TROJANS!

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Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham
Athletic Directors
University High School

 

TROJAN THURSDAY 9/29/16

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

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

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

What’s Happening on Campus

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

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

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

http://5starstudents.com/universitytrojanarmy

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

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

Fall Sports

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

Boys and Girls Cross Country

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

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

Football

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

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

University rolls to victory over Estancia

September 23, 2016 11:37 PM

By TIM BURT

STAFF WRITER – OC Varsity.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact the writer: tiburt@scng.com

 

Girls Golf

University girls defend its Long Beach Wilson Invitational golf championship

September 26, 2016 3:14 PM

By DAMIAN DOTTORE

OCVarsity.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Girls Volleyball

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

Girls Tennis

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

Boys Water Polo

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday 10/5

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

Fall GOW Schedule 2016

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

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

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

GO TROJANS!

UNI Athletics small

Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham
Athletic Directors
University High School

 

 

TROJAN THURSDAY 9/22/16

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

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

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

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

What’s Happening on Campus

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

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

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

http://5starstudents.com/universitytrojanarmy

Events we will be scanning at this week:

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

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

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

Fall Sports

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

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

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

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

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

University cashes in on Calvary Chapel’s mistakes

September 15, 2016 10:39 PM

By KENNY CONNOLLY

STAFF WRITER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keeling finished with 129 yards passing and two touchdowns.

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

Contact the writer: kconnolly@scng.com 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday 9/22

Girls Tennis v Beckman – 3:15 PM

Girls Volleyball @ Irvine – 5:15 PM

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

Friday 9/23

Football v Estancia – 7:00 PM

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

Saturday 9/24

Boys Water Polo – South Coast Classic Tourney – TBA

Cross Country – Dana Hills Invitational – 8:00 AM

Monday 9/26

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

GOW – Girls Volleyball v Woodbridge – 5:15 PM

Tuesday 9/27

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

Girls Tennis v Northwood – 3:15 PM

Wednesday 9/28

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

Girls Volleyball v Beckman – 5:15 PM

 Fall GOW Schedule

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

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

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

GO TROJANS!

UNI Athletics small

Kevin McCaffrey and Mark Cunningham

Athletic Directors

University High School

 

Trojan Wednesday 5/18/16

Trojan Wednesday This Week?

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

Athletic ID Cards

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

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

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

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

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

2016-2017 Athletic ID Card Schedule

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 27th – Minimum Day

  • Football – 11:40-12:30

May 31st – 1-6 Schedule – 1:50-2:44

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

June 1st – 1-6 schedule – 1:50-2:44

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

June 2nd – Block Schedule – 1:29-3:00

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

June 6th – 1-6 schedule – 1:50-2:44

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

June 7th Final Schedule –

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

Spring Sports

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

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

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

Great season swimmers!

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

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

TennisPCL CHAMPS!

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

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

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

Girls Track

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

What’s Going on at UNI

Memorial Day Workout at UNI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Super Wish List

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

 

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

Wednesday 5/18

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

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  3. Attend the GOWs
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Kevin McCaffrey

CO Athletic Director

University High School