Sachem North captured its second national title in as many weeks last week when the Arrowettes won a Small Varsity National Championship in Orlando.
Sachem competed against 17 teams in the country. They danced Saturday night in the preliminary round and went into finals in fourth place.
“The girls had another chance to perform at finals and really showed the judges that they were not ready to give up yet,” said Sachem coach Katie Prusinski. “Their dance looked incredible and they really showed their talent and poise while stepping onto that national stage in Hard Rock Live.”
Sachem went from fourth place to first. Its final score was 9.665.
“That is a very difficult thing to do at such a competitive competition,” Prusinski said. “Each dance in the category was better than the next. I have never seen such a great reaction to winning as Sachem North had on Sunday evening. We were so sincerely thankful for the title.
“As a coach, I could not be more proud of the team that I had this year. They are talented, respectful and amazing young ladies. It has been an honor to share this Nationals experience with them."
Two weeks ago the Sachem North cheerleading squad won a national title as well.
Overall, Sachem placed in four events:
- 1st Place in Jazz and a Technical Excellence Award
- 2nd Place in Team Performance and a Superior Showmanship Award
- 2nd Place in Hip Hop and a Innovative Choreography Award
- 6th Place in Pom