Cheer Teams Qualify for Nationals

All four of Foothill's competition cheer teams qualified for USA Nationals Sunday at the USA Regional Competition held at James Logan High School in Union City.

Both show cheer squads also took first place in their divisions, as did the intermediate group stunt team. The advanced group stunt team took second place. The varsity show cheer team competed against seven other teams in their division, the junior varsity show cheer team competed against five other teams and the intermediate group stunt team competed against two other teams.

"What a way to begin the season!" exclaimed Coach Kim DeJoy after the wins were announced. "The goal was to qualify for nationals and place as well as possible."

This competition is the first in a series of six competitions in which the teams will compete during the next five months on their quest for back-to-back national titles when they return to USA Nationals in March. The teams travel to Los Angeles mid-December to compete in the next USA Regional.

Varsity Show Cheer
Coach Kim DeJoy
Amanda Arnold
Zoe Cristobal
Sarina DeJoy
Bailey Downum
Michelle French
Camille Hamlin
Alakoka Kailahi
Keri Kodama (captain)
Amber Marquez
Emily Palange
Gabriella Scalise
Natalie Wright

Junior Varsity Show Cheer
Coaches Karen Maurice & Megan Moore
Cassidee Banks
Kailyn Coleman
Mackenzie Curran
Mitsu Dill
Shauna Dunlap
Jenna Edsen
Karina Galvez
Morgan Greenup
Emma Loll
Maddy Maas
Sara Moore
Brie Morrissey
Erin Page
Jordan Robinson
Taylor Sanchez (captain)
Anika Simons
Sabrina Stermer
Noelle Viscaina

Advanced Group Stunt
Coach Megan Moore
Zoe Cristobal
Bailey Downum
Michelle French
Gabriella Scalise
Natalie Wright

Intermediate Group Stunt
Coach Kim DeJoy
Amanda Arnold
Sarina DeJoy
Alakoka Kailahi
Emily Palange
Anika Simons