On Monday, October 19th, the New Haven High School Cheerleaders had their first practice. This year’s squad brought twelve girls onto the sidelines. The cheerleaders this year are: Jennifer Alvarez, Stephanie Russo, Emily Moreno, Sharon Brewster, Emily Lewis, Alexia Nixon, LeeAnna Linton, Lexi Oetterer, Grace Soete, Mikayla Maloney, Megan Boehmer, and Audrey Ford.
Starting the season, five new freshmen joined the squad. Freshman, Mikayla Maloney, states, “I'm learning the cheers easily with the help of my team. The team is very supportive and willing to help. The cheer team is family. I’m looking forward to cheering at games and showing off my school spirit.”
Also, along with five new girls, the team also got a new coach! Mrs. Mischki Soete decided to be co-coach with Mrs. Diane Munsinger. Veteran, Alexia Nixon, exclaimed, “We are so lucky to have Coach Soete join our family and help us grow as individuals!”
Lastly, the team has seven returning veterans from last season. Captains, Jennifer Alvarez and Stephanie Russo, state that they believe all the newbies are learning the cheers very fast, are excited for the basketball games, and are hoping to make their last cheer season memorable.
The New Haven High School Cheerleaders first game is Monday, November 23 at 6:00 P.M. against Bourbon Lady Warhawks.
The time to cheer is near!