The Sachem North JV and varsity cheerleading squads recently wrapped up their summer cheer camp experiences with a new host of awards and a solid warm-up for the upcoming school season.
The girls attended the camp from August 18-21, located at Trails End in Honesdale, Penn. The camp invited 35 teams, four of which, including Sachem North, were reigning national champions.
The girls competed in routines throughout the week, and received 2nd place in Cheer; 1st place in Extreme Routine, according to Sachem North Coach Nicole Roggemann. Samantha Bozza and Brianna Napolitano received Pin it Forward awards, a recognition reserved for cheerleaders who go above and beyond for their teammates and members of other teams.
According to Roggemann, other highlights included:
- Allison Coughlin, Mikaela Fieldstadt, Kristina Hadnagy and Emily Rathmann were awarded All-American with the opportunity to participate in the 2013 London New Years Day parade.
- Regina Sarrubbo, Emily Rathmann, Kristina Hadnagy, Brianna Napolitano and Haley DeSimone were "app-ed," and were given the opportunity to try out to be future staff members for the Universal Cheerleading Association.
- Varsity TV's Nicole LaShere from Varsity.com shot footage of Sachem North's performances, and interviewed Haley DeSimone and the coaches for a special segment on one of their online episodes.
- The entire Sachem North Cheer program was awarded the "Top Banana" for being the most spirited team.
"We are so proud of our teams and cannot wait for all that is to come," Roggemann stated in an email.
The varsity squad will be heading to Orlando in February to defend its national championship title. Browse through the photo gallery provided by Coach Roggemann to see some of the action from cheer camp.