Varsity cheerleading team building for the future


 The varsity cheerleading team’s winter season ended on a high note! This group of student-athletes who began the year as individuals worked hard to become a cohesive unit functioning together as one. The Colonials showed a marked improvement going from last place in early-season competitions to concluding their final two with consecutive second-place finishes.

The Colonials’ commitment to improving was evident as they put in the hard work and effort including Monday through Friday practices as well as cheering for the varsity football games in the fall and boys varsity basketball games in the winter, as well as competitions on Saturdays. 

“For practice we made sure to hit all areas of our routines including stunting, pyramids, tumbling, jumps, motions and dance,” said head coach Allison Iovino. “We also worked on conditioning for 30 minutes at least three practices a week to work on our endurance.”

From their first competition to their last, the Colonials increased their overall competition score by nearly 15 points.

“I know that I was hard on them and added many practices that were not originally scheduled or kept them for a three-hour practice instead of two. We did this to perfect our routine,” added Iovino.

Iovino expressed her gratitude to all the parents and guardians for their continued support throughout the season.

“They trusted me with their children and that means the world to me.” She also shared how having an impact on their performance, as well as the students personally, meant so much to her. “The 2021-2022 varsity cheerleading team will be one that is remembered forever!” she said.

Cheerleading team members include Captains Claudia Schmidt and Jennifer Rivera, and team members Kailey Casanova, Mary Duenzl, Sarah Duenzl, Solana Faltz, Kiara Fasano, Kenneth Harkin, Jazzariah Hall, Olivia Horstmann, Julia Marino, Elizabeth Marino, Virgina Pena, Adrianna Messina, Ashley Romero, Adriana Russo, Jada Sanchez, Arissa Smith, Emma Sottung, Jordan Thomas, Kaila Weissbach, Zaida Wilkins and Ava Winter.


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