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08.24 MHS 4-2W
08.26 PND 1-3L
08.28 BHS 1-0W
08.30 NCHS 4-3W
09.02 CCHS 4-0W
09.04 WEST 1-2L
09.06 CENT 4-1W
09.07 SHG 2-0W
09.12 RHS 0-2L
09.14 DEHS 10-0W
09.16 WASH 3-1W
09.18 CCENT 5-1W
09.19 MAC 11-1W
09.21 DUN 3-0W
09.23 SPFLD 5-1W
09.26 JHS 5-2W
09.28 SVHS 3-0W
09.29 QND 1-3L
09.30 RHS 7-1W
10.02 DHS 4-0W
10.03 LAN 8-0W
10.06 SLU 0-3L
10.12 GHS 3-2L
10.14 SEHS 3-2W
10.17 LHS 7-0W
10.21 WHS 1-0W
10.24 PND 1-3L

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Games Played: 27
Record (W-L-T): 20-7-0
Goals For: 100
Goals Against: 34
Shutouts: 10
Goals Per Game: 3.70
Goals Against Avg: 1.25


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P.O. Box 7100
Normal, IL61790-7100




UHigh Ends Season in Close Match

Oct 25th, 2017 (10:00 pm)

UHigh Men's Soccer season came to an end on Tuesday night against regional rival Peoria Notre Dame. The game was back and forth in the first half as both teams had multiple chances to score. The halftime score was 0-0. In the second half, PND open the scoring with a goal 10 minutes into the half. The next 20 minutes was a physical battle for control of the game. With 10 minutes left, JD Kelley followed a through ball into PND's box. As the goalie came out to get it, Kelley poked it past him, tieing the 1-1. 5 minutes later, PND struck again on a loose ball in the box. UHigh pushed numbers forward to try to find the equalizer but could not find the game tieing goal. PND scored a final goal with minutes left from distance to end the game 3-1.


Regional Champions!

Oct 22th, 2017 (10:00 pm)

The UHigh Men's Soccer team fought through injuries and two teams to win the Washington Regional Championship and move on in the IHSA 2A playoffs. The first match on Tuesday night was against Limestone High School. UHigh quickly took control of the match with Cayden Redd scoring three goals in a row. In the second half, UHigh added 4 more goals, winning the semifinal match 7-0.

On Saturday night, UHigh came back to Washington to play Washington High School (Washington beat Bloomington 5-1). The intense match was back and forth in the first half and tied 0-0 at halftime. Halfway through the second half, JD Kelley earned a freekick from 30 yards out. Kelley chipped the ball into the box, Joe Brown flicked it to Cayden Redd, and Redd finished the play with a top shelf goal. UHigh held on for the final 20 minutes for the win. The Pioneers outshot the Panthers 6-2. UHigh plays Peoria Notre Dame at PND on Tuesday night at 7pm for the Sectional Semifinal.


UHigh Loses Close One at Glenwood

Oct 13th, 2017 (10:00 pm)

University High School played Glenwood High School for the conference championship on Thursday night at Glenwood and lost in a tight 3-2 contest. 7 minutes into the match, JD Kelley found Nate Clay for the games opening goal on a freekick cross. Clay nodded it past the Glenwood keeper. Within minutes, Glenwood responded, hitting a freekick past UHigh goalkeeper Christian Lopez and tying the score. With just minutes left in the first half, Glenwood again found an open look and buried a shot in the lower left hand corner to give their team the lead at halftime. UHigh came out in the second half with a much higher determination when Mason Wittman found a loose ball 25 yards outside the Glenwood box. Wittman fired a shot into the lower right hand corner, making the score 2-2. With just 12 minutes left, Glenwood was able to find an unmarked man on the back post for the go ahead goal. The Pioneers had 2 more great chances but could not capitalize, making the final score 3-2 in favor of Glenwood. UHigh plays again on Saturday against Southeast High School for Senior Day (10am @ Home).

UHigh JV: UHigh 0, Glenwood 1.


UHigh Gets Revenge on Springfield

Sept 23rd, 2017 (5:00 pm)

Last year, Springfield High School came to UHigh and handed the Pioneers the worst loss they have had in 3 years (4-1). Springfield has been 22-0 in conference play in the last three years but UHigh wanted revenge for last year's lopsided loss. Mason Wittman started the scoring after Nate Clay found some space along the end line. Clay touched a pass to Wittman who buried it at close range. Soon after the Wittman goal, Clay gathered a headed pass from Cayden Redd, beat a Springfield defender, and scored, making the halftime score 2-0. In the second half, UHigh was not done. Goals 3 and 4 came within 40 seconds of each other. The 3rd goal, was Mason Wittman again, banging in a rebound that was given up by the Springfield goalie. The 4th goal was on UHigh's next attack. After several passes to work the ball up the field, Clay touched a quick pass to Camden Brown who fired a shot in the lower left hand corner. Clay was not done setting up his team. With 20 minutes left, Clay again found space on the left side and passed the ball across the box to JD Kelley who hit a shot into the left upper 90. Springfield scored their lone goal on a Penalty Kick ending the game at 5-1. UHigh plays at Jacksonville High School on Tuesday night.

UHigh JV: UHigh 1, Springfield 1. Goal by Levi Dale.


UHigh Shuts Out Dunlap

Sept 22nd, 2017 (9:00 pm)

Dunlap visited UHigh soccer field but was sent home with a 3-0 loss. At halftime, the score was tied 0-0 but UHigh had a shot advantage and created several chances they missed on. Inthe second half, Nate Clay headed home a JD Kelley throw, and buried a left footed shot into the bottom right hand corner that was assisted by Noah Klauss. Cayden Redd also chipped in by scoring an 18 yard shot into the lower left hand corner that was assisted by a pretty give and go by Jett Jenkins. The game ended 3-0. UHigh plays Springfield High School at 10am on Saturday at home.

UHigh JV: UHigh 3, Dunlap 2. Goals by Jared Cornejo, Levi Dale, and Derek Schaefer.


UHigh Wins at Washington

Sept 16th, 2017 (9:00 pm)

After a tough loss on the road against Rochester (0-2), and a lopsided win against Decatur Eisenhower (10-0), UHigh had a huge win against Washington on the road. Washington took the early lead halfway through the 1st half from a volley that beat UHigh goaltender Christian Lopez. The 2nd half was much different. After a missed PK rattled off the post for UHigh, the Pioneers pressed the action again and Camden Brown headed home a scramble in the box to tie the game 1-1. Matt Mier had the assist. Immediately after, a miscommunication by Washington defenders led to a Cayden Redd goal, pushing UHigh into a 2-1 lead. With just minutes remaining, another scramble in the box found Camden Brown's foot and he buried it for the 3-1 UHigh win. UHigh is in action again on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at home against Champaign Central, Decatur MacArthur, Dunlap, and Springfield High Schools.

UHigh JV: UHigh 3, Rochester 0. Goals by Michael Smith (2) and Joe Brown
UHigh 0, Washington 0.


UHigh Bounces Back with 2 Wins

Sept 8th, 2017 (9:00 pm)

UHigh bounced back with 2 wins after the intercity tournament. 4-1 was the final score at Champaign Centennial for UHigh's 5th win of the season. Goals were scored by JD Kelley (2), Camden Brown, and Nate Clay.

UHigh also beat Sacred Heart Griffin at home, 2-0. Goals were scored by Nate Clay, and Matt Suh.

UHigh JV: UHigh 3, Centennial 1. Goals by Levi Dale, Derek Schaefer, and Joe Brown.
UHigh 1, SHG 1. Goal by Levi Dale.


UHigh Loses Late, Shares Intercity Title

Sept 4th, 2017 (9:00 pm)

West took an early lead into halftime at 1-0 but UHigh erased that lead in the second half with a Cayden Redd tally. Matt Mier hit a long freekick and Redd volleyed it in, tieing the score 1-1 and setting up a wild finish. With 50 seconds left, Normal West pressed UHigh into their own end and received a corner kick. On the corner kick, a scramble in the box led to a West goal, making the score 2-1. UHigh pressed a couple more times in the final seconds but could not find a goal, losing the game 2-1. Normal West, Normal Community, and UHigh all shared the intercity title with records of 3 and 1.

UHigh JV: UHigh 2, Normal West 1. Goals by Levi Dale and Michael Smith.


Pioneers Win

Sept 2nd, 2017 (9:00 pm)

It took UHigh 20 minutes but they finally broke through against Central Catholic in their 3rd game of the intercity tournament. Nate Clay was taken down in the box by a Central defender and Cayden Redd converted the penalty kick to make it 1-0. 3 more goals were scored within the next 20 minutes of the first half. JD Kelley got on the board with a pass from Nate Clay for an easy tap in. Clay followed that up with 2 more goals after beating Central defenders. There was no scoring in the second half, ending the game at 4-0. The Pioneers will battle Normal West for the Intercity Tournament championship on Monday at 4:30pm at Normal West.


UHigh Beats NCHS in Wild Finish

Aug 30th, 2017 (9:00 pm)

The first half was the Christian Lopez show. UHigh came out a little slow and UHigh keeper Lopez was forced to make several big saves, including a PK. Keeping the Pioneers in the game, the halftime score was 0-0. No one could have guessed what would happen in the 2nd half. Mason Wittman got the Pioneers on the board with a header from a JD Kelley corner kick. Only minutes later, NCHS scored 3 consecutive goals within 3 minutes of each other to take the lead 3-1. When it looked like UHigh was wilting, Nate Clay came alive. Clay received a through ball from JD Kelley, beat a defender, and fired a shot into the upper left corner that hit the post and dropped in. The goal gave the Pioneers instant life, making it 3-2. 2 minutes later, Clay received the ball from Jett Jenkins on the 18 yard line, made a quick turn, and fired it off the inside of the left post, knotting the score at 3-3. After a couple chances on each end, Clay forced a foul from 35 yards out. JD Kelley chipped the ball into the box and Clay dummied the ball, which slipped past the NCHS keeper with only 2 minutes remaining. UHigh held on to the lead to complete the comeback and win 4-3.

JV: UHigh 1, NCHS 0. Goal by Joe Brown.


UHigh Bounces Back with Win

Aug 28th, 2017 (9:00 pm)

Bloomington battled UHigh in a rain and lightning filled game and UHigh turned them away with a 1-0 win. After several chances for both teams in the first half, UHigh took control of the game in the 2nd half. Cayden Redd won a header in the middle of the field that found Nate Clay's foot. Clay played it wide to Mason Wittman who immediately played it back to him in the middle. Clay snapped a quick shot around the Bloomington keeper, making it 1-0. The lightning struck not long after and the game was cut short because of inclement weather. UHigh plays the 2nd round of the intercity tournament on Wednesday against Normal Community High School at home (4:30pm). JV will play immediately after.


PND 3, UHigh 1

Aug 26th, 2017 (9:00 pm)

UHigh and Peoria Notre Dame fought and scrapped for the full 80 minutes on Saturday night in a rough and heated match in Peoria. There were plenty of big fouls on both sides of the ball but UHigh lost the game 3-1, bringing their record to 1-1 on the season. The lone UHigh goal was scored by JD Kelley in the second half. This was Kelley's 3rd goal of the season. UHigh plays the 1st round of the intercity tournament on Monday against Bloomington High School at home (4:30pm). There will be no JV match to follow.

JV: UHigh 0, PND 0.


Cubs/Cards Raffle WINNER!!!!!

Aug 25th, 2017 (9:00 pm)

And the winner is................Cary Eades!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for everyone who participated in the UHigh Men's Soccer Cubs/Cards Raffle Contest!!!


UHigh Off to Strong Start

Aug 24th, 2017 (9:00 pm)

The UHigh Men's Soccer team is off to a fast start this season, beating Morton 4-2 in the season opener. In the first half, JD Kelley opened his goal scoring account scoring on a through pass from Mason Wittman. He scored again with just minutes left in the first half after Cayden Redd poked a loose ball to him. Kelley turned and hit a long shot passed the Morton keeper. In the second half, Mason Wittman found the back of the net after Jett Jenkins touched a ball to him on the run. With 10 minutes left, JD Kelley crossed the ball Nate Clay. Clay chested the ball down and volleyed it past the Morton keeper. Morton added 2 goals in the second half but it was not enough.

JV: UHigh 3, Morton 0. Goals by Levi Dale (2) and Tom Feely.


UHigh Soccer Raffle

Jul 28th, 2017 (10:00 pm)

The UHigh Men's Soccer team is starting a brand new fundraiser tonight to help their team buy new equipment, uniforms, and other expenses throughout the year. The fundraiser is simple, buy a raffle ticket or multiple raffle tickets to get into a drawing for a Cubs/Cardinals game at Wrigley Field, parking, and 1 night at The Thompson Hotel (4.7 stars on Google). The tickets are only 10 rows off of first base. The total package is $800! Only 1000 tickets will be sold, giving you some very good odds to win. Purchase your tickets from UHigh players or coaching staff. The drawing will be recorded and put on our Youtube channel and this website on the night of August 25th. Thanks and good luck!


UHigh Defender Matt Mier

UHigh Men's Soccer 2017

June 2nd, 2017 (9:00 am)

The 2017 season is almost upon us, and here are some important dates and information for the upcoming players:

Captain's Run/Practices:

Every Tuesday and Thursday (unless notified otherwise): 8 am - White Oak Park/Lake

Summer League Matches:

2 Matches: Sunday, June 11th, 3pm and 6pm - East Peoria Turf
2 Matches: Sunday, June 25th, 2pm and 5pm - East Peoria Turf
3 Matches: Saturday, July 8th, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm - East Peoria Turf
3 Matches: Sunday, July 9th, 2pm, 3pm and 7pm - East Peoria Turf

Open Field Scrimmages:

Wed, July 5th, 7:00-8:30pm
Sun, July 16th, 7:00-8:30pm
Sun, July 23rd, 7:00-8:30pm

UHigh Men's Soccer Camp Dates and Times:

Conditioning Week: July 10 - 14: All Players 5-6pm - UHigh Soccer Field or Jersey Hill

Training Week: July 17 - 21: Goalkeepers Training 4-5pm, All Players 5-7pm - UHigh Soccer Field

Training Week: July 24 - 28: Goalkeepers Training 4-5pm, All Players 5-7pm - UHigh Soccer Field

Green/Gold Intersquad Scrimmage: Thursday, July 27th, 4-6:30pm, UHigh Soccer Field

Alumni Scrimmage and Cookout: Friday, July 28th, 4-7pm, UHigh Soccer Field

Download the camp registration form HERE.

Other Important Dates

Registration: Wednesday, July 26 from 8:00am to 7:00pm in the library (please try to register earlier in the day to avoid missing camp practice)

Fall Sports Athlete/Parents' meeting: Thursday July 27 (7:00 - 8:30pm in Stroud Auditorium)

Tryouts/First day of Practice: Wednesday, August 9th

Sports Physicals Reminder: Be sure to get these scheduled and turned into the school before the first day of practice



Oct 29th, 2016 (10:00 pm)

The University High School Men's Soccer team are your 1A IHSA State Champions!!! It took some work and a lot of concentrated defense, but the Pioneers were able to overcome St. Joseph's High School from Westchester, 3-1. After a scoreless first 30 minutes, the Pioneers found themselves controlling the game and pressing St. Joe's into their own end. Nate Clay then found the ball in the middle of the field and tried to slot a pass through St. Joe's defense. The ball took a deflection and landed right on JD Kelley's foot. Kelley blasted the ball into the back of the net and the U Crew fans went nuts. Within minutes of Kelley's goal, Matt Mier played a ball across goal into the path of Nate Clay. Clay stretched for the ball and poked it onto the bottom of the crossbar and down into the goal, making it 2-0. With only a minute remaining in the half, Nate Clay again found himself in an excellent position. JD Kelley chipped a ball into the box and Clay outraced a St. Joe's defender and their goalie to touch the ball past the keeper. The score at halftime was 3-0.

In the second half, UHigh worked hard on defense to keep St. Joe's at bay. The defensive back four of Matt Mosele, Matt Mier, Ryan Poland, and Jason Lenz (seen above) had several blocked shots and big tackles. Christian Lopez made the biggest save of the game when a St. Joe's player had a close in shot that was destined for the top of the goal. Lopez stretched for a big save. With 10 minutes left, St. Joe's scored a goal but it was not enough as UHigh was victorious and won their FIRST EVER STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!



Oct 28th, 2016 (10:00 pm)

In a heated affair, the Pioneers faced off against the Waterloo Gibault Catholic Hawks for the IHSA State Semifinal match on Friday night. The game was back and forth in the beginning with both defenses unwilling to bend to each teams potent offenses. Several chances were missed by UHigh including a Gibault clearance off the goal line in the opening seconds of the match. UHigh outshot the Hawks 6-1 in the first half but could not open the door. In the second half, UHigh pushed the tempo earlier and had another shot cleared off the line by a Gibault defender. In the ensuing scramble for the ball, a Gibault player cleared the ball off his teammates hand 3 yards outside the box. Mason Wittman quickly grabbed the ball and placed it on the ground after the ref blew his whistle. Wittman touched a quick pass through to Cayden Redd who buried a shot into the upper corner for UHigh to take the lead.

After holding the lead until the 10 minute mark, a flashpoint happened in the match. UHigh goalkeeper Christian Lopez collided with a Gibault player and had to sub out of the game to check his injuries. Michael Napolitano checked into the game and was quickly tested. A scramble in the box found a Gibault player 1 on 1 with Napolitano. Napolitano tipped the shot onto the crossbar and over the goal, preserving the shutout. The final couple minutes were hectic and physical, with both teams exchanging blows. The Pioneers were able to hang on to the win, 1-0, and their first trip to the state final match on Saturday at 5pm!


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