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At The Buzzer

At The Buzzer

By Aaron Igra, Web Editor

March 6, 2020

Girls Basketball (13-10) More than half the Varsity Girls Basketball players were underclassmen. That didn’t stop them from putting up a strong season and winning over half of their games. “We all got to know each other really well because we were spending so much time together,” senior and v...

Snowdown Basketball

Snowdown Basketball

By Aaron Igra, Web Editor

December 16, 2019

On Dec. 6, students dressed in cowboy gear for the Snowdown dance packed stands in the Pumadome to watch the final basketball game of the day. The University Prep Pumas boys varsity basketball team played the Cedar Park Christian Eagles boys varsity team. While the first few minutes of the game ...

UPrep’s going to state!

UPrep’s going to state!

By Aidan Lee, Photo Editor

November 19, 2019

Girls Soccer After losing 11 players to graduation last year, varsity girls soccer was in a period of change, working with players new to the varsity girls roster. Captained by seniors Lillian Bown, Ashley Shackelton and Julia Beitel, varsity entered league playoffs with a 3-6 season.  “I think every...

A Record-Breaking Spike

By Jerome Todd, Reporter

October 25, 2019

The University Prep girls volleyball teams have reached record breaking numbers this year. According to Director of Athletics Rebecca Moe, there are a total of 30 students across varsity, JV and JVC, 15 of them being freshman.  “This is my 21st year working with UPrep, and I’ve been in athletics t...

Not Lax About Lacrosse

Not Lax About Lacrosse

By Theo Mahlum, Business Manager

May 22, 2019

The lack of a UPrep lacrosse team drove several Upper School students to join teams at other high schools in the area during the spring season and this year, several of them became captain.  Senior Courtney Zell has played lacrosse since fourth grade and recently became the captain on the Rooseve...

The Next Level

The Next Level

By Aaron Igra, Web Editor

May 22, 2019

Senior Emily Morrissey is an elite student athletes who will participate in division one college athletics. She committed to playing soccer at Villanova before her junior year of high school.  Morrissey practiced her whole life to train for where she is today, qualifying to be one of 2.4 percent...

UPrep Wins on Final Point

UPrep Wins on Final Point

By Aaron Igra and Aidan Lee

March 28, 2019

University Prep’s varsity girls ultimate beat Overlake 8-7 in a nail-biter last Thursday. This was UPrep’s second game of the season, coming off of a dominating 13-2 win against Eastside Prep. Going into the game, the UPrep team was confident. “We have a history with Overlake; we usually...

Basketball Recap

Basketball Recap

By Ian Lee, Reporter

March 7, 2019

Girls Basketball The girl’s basketball teams made a strong effort this year, even with neither of them breaking an even win-loss record. The varsity team made it to the bi-district tournament, where they were knocked out by a substantial loss to Kings. However, they did quite well in the league. “...

Pumas Play Overlake

Pumas Play Overlake

By Aaron Igra, Web Editor

December 14, 2018

The girls varsity basketball team is off to a 1-1 start in league play, beginning their season with a loss to Overlake. The Overlake Owls (5-1) defeated our University Prep Pumas (1-4) in a whopping 51 to 19 point game. “We went into the game knowing that it was a big challenge for us. Defin...

Playing Through The Reign

Playing Through The Reign

May 5, 2017

A recap of this years rendition of the annual Spring Reign tournament Nearly 100 teams from the Pacific Northwest come to Spring Reign to play a weekend of Ultimate. It’s the largest youth co-ed Ultimate tournament in the world. Many schools play to win, and games can be very competitive. University...

Beyond the Basket

Beyond the Basket

February 13, 2017

A Q&A with members of the Girls Varsity Basketball team Varsity Girls Basketball has had a rockin’ season. With 14 wins and only 5 loses, they finished second in the league with a shot at going to State championship. A tight knit team, every player has contributed to their successes. To give y...

Our Very Own Sports Savior

Our Very Own Sports Savior

December 16, 2016

Getting to know University Prep’s first-ever athletic trainer Hannah Hames The fall of 2014, multiple athletes got concussions, and one particular injury was extremely bad for a girl’s varsity soccer player. The bad injuries resulted in multiple athletes being sidelined for all of fall season. ...

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