Athletics

2019-2020 Senior
Athlete Award Recipients

The Pacific Coast League (PCL) recognizes four senior athletes at each high school to receive the Senior Scholar Athlete Award. The award goes to seniors who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher over the course of their high school careers and have made significant contributions on the Varsity level for their respective sports. 

Scholar Athletes

Female Athletes from left to right: Claire Kawata, Alexis Kim, Avery Klauke**, Hannah Woo
Male Athletes from left to right: Brian Lou**, Sidney Miller, William Stenta, Paya Vatanshenas

**Senior Athletes of the Year


The Sportsmanship Award recognizes two senior student athletes (one female, one male) who exhibit the following qualities: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. This award is unique to the  PCL in that it celebrates those student athletes who serve as role models and outstanding citizens both in and out of the fields of play.

Sportsmanship

Jackie Diaz and Caedon Ng

CONGRATULATIONS , TROJANS!
Thank you for your contributions over fours years to your team, sport, and Uni Athletics.

Read OC Sports Zone's feature about our Senior Athlete Award Recipients along with their biographies here.

8th grade interest form

 ATHLETIC INTEREST FORM
Please fill out one form per student.
This information will be forwarded to the appropriate coach, who will contact you regarding summer camps, program information, and tryout dates after May 1st.

 

News & Updates

Summer Camps. Athletic summer camps have a tentative start date of June 22, 2020. The start date will be delayed in increments of two weeks based on State and Health Agency guidelines and directives. If we are allowed to offer camps and large group gathering restrictions are still in place, coaches and athletic directors will make plans to limit group sizes. For more information about our 2020 Summer Camps click here.

 

Summer Camp Registration. Registration and payment for 2020 Athletic Summer Camps will be available online at Uni's Webstore in the near future. When we receive notification from the District that we can adequately protect our students, families, staff, and the entire IUSD community, we will open registration. In the meantime, student-athletes are encouraged to setup a 2020-2021 athletic clearance account. Instructions can be found below.

 

School & Facilities Closure. The Irvine Unified School District Board of Education and Superintendent Walker have extended the closure of our schools through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. No athletic contests, practices, organized team gatherings, or events will occur during this time. Additionally, all UNI athletic facilities are closed. 

 

Visit our FAQ's page for additional updates concerning the current health crises and athletics.

2020-2021 Athletic clearance 

Video: Athletic Clearance Guide

 

ATHLETIC CLEARANCE INSTRUCTIONS {LINK to pdf}

 

IUSD PHYSICAL FORM 
Athletes must upload a current physical dated after May 1. This step can be skipped for now until an athlete is able to visit a primary care physician or walk-in clinic for an exam. We realize many students cannot do so at this time so our recommendation is:

1. Complete all steps of the online process at athleticclearance.com
2. After your exam, log back in to upload the completed physical form.
3. Print and submit your signed confirmation page.

 

*No athlete will be cleared for 2020-2021 until BOTH a physical form and confirmation page are processed by the Athletics Office.*

 

ATHLETIC CLEARANCE FAQ's

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As an email subscriber you'll receive an email on (most) Thursdays with the latest athletic announcements, including: Summer Camp Registration Date, Clearance Updates, Tryout Dates; as well as Weekly Schedules & Home Games, Scores & Records, Highlights Submitted by Coaches & Fans, Athletes of the Month & Games of the Week (GOWs), News articles featuring Uni teams and athletes from The OC RegisterOC Sports Zone, Uni's Sword & Shield,  Playoff News, and more...

upcoming events & tryouts

*VIRTUAL* 8th Grade Family Night
Athletics Information Fair
Accessible online now.

 

Athletics Dead Period
No school-organized sports activities
Saturday, June 6 to Friday, June 20

coach contact information

SPORT
COACH
Email
Athletic Trainer
Alyssa Alpert
Baseball
Steve Hindman stevehindman@iusd.org
Boy's Basketball
Beau Budde beaubudde@iusd.org
Girl's Basketball
Fidel Vargas
Boy's Cross Country
Eric Davies
Girl's Cross Country
Eric Davies Ericdavies@iusd.org
Football        
Chris Hernandez chrishernandez@iusd.org
Boy's Golf
Charles Shea            
Girl's Golf
Gretchen Bock gretchenbock@iusd.org
Boy's Soccer
Martin Carrington
Girl's Soccer
Terryn Soelberg             
terrynsoelberg@iusd.org
Softball
Gretchen Bock
Boys Swimming
Ryan Vande Wydeven
Girl's Swimming
Jon Pendleton jonpendleton@iusd.org
Boy's Tennis
John Kessler
 Johnkessler@iusd.org
Girl's Tennis
John Kessler
Boy's Track & Field
Eric Davies
Girl's Track & Field
Eric Davies
Boys Volleyball                                 Neda Eaton uniboysvolley@gmail.com
Girl's Volleyball
Garry Currier garrycurrier@iusd.org
Boy's Water Polo
Jesse Briggs            
Girl's Water Polo
Jesse Briggs
Wrestling
John Farah              
johnfarah@iusd.org
Girls Lacrosse
Martin Stibolt
Boys Lacrosse
Andreas Gaynor

 

OUR MISSION

Our Mission is to enrich the mental, physical and emotional well being of all students by providing competitive opportunities in which lifelong values of sportsmanship, individual effort, teamwork, integrity and commitment are emphasized.

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION IN ATHLETICS:

IUSD does not discriminate in enrollment in or access to any athletics program available. Admission to these programs is based on age appropriateness, team roster space, aptitude and meeting academic and behavioral eligibility requirements. The lack of English skills shall not be a barrier to admission to or participation in the District's activities and programs.

IUSD's facilities and equipment provided for students are comparable and equitable to both sexes without disparity or imbalance, consistent with his or her gender identity, irrespective of the gender listed on the pupil's record. For additional information see www.iusd.org (Board Policy 5145.5)

POSITIVE SPORTS PARENTING

Participation in the athletic program is available to all qualified persons without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race ancestry, national origin, religion, color, or mental or physical disability pursuant to the California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Chapter 5.3, section 4900 et seq.

A parent's "coaching job" is the toughest one of all and takes a lot of effort.  Sometimes in your desire to help your child, best intentions can end up being counterproductive.  Applying the rules for parents will go a long way towards fostering an environment your child can use to enjoy and excel in their sport.

Learn more here.

UNI FIGHT SONG

Mighty Trojans
Mighty Trojans
Fight on U.H.S.
Trojan Strength and UNI Pride
Will conquer all the rest.
Mighty Trojans
Mighty Trojans
Our Spirit will Shine Through,
Fight UNI, Fight forever,
Trojans hail to you.

UHS & IUSD POLICY ON FINANCIAL REQUESTS FOR ATHLETICS

California's Constitution affirms that students and parents cannot be required to pay money to gain access to educational activities, including extracurricular and co-curricular offerings such as athletics, nor can they be charged for materials and supplies necessary to participate in educational activities. “Educational activities” has been clearly defined to include extracurricular offerings such as music, sports and some clubs. Moreover, the rules described above are believed to apply to all affiliated groups supporting district and school programs, including PTAs, boosters and foundations.  This principal was legislated and codified in 2012. The district has since worked to clarify that parent donations for most educational activities are voluntary, and that students will not be denied participation if their families choose, for any reason, not to contribute.