2018-19 Lafayette Cheerleaders

Head Coach: Billie Weiss
Front row: Nicole Wamser and My’Kelya Dickerson (co-captains)
Middle row: Rebecca Blocker, Monica O’Donnell, Emy Strober, Laney Morenberg, Lauren Krock
Back row: Emma Bodner, Hannah Ferguson, Erica Hasko, Kara-Lyn Moran, Anika Perry
Not Pictured: Zoey Hofmann

Come be a part of the enthusiastic, spirited team of Lafayette College! We are looking for men and women who want to be a Lafayette cheerleader for the 2018-2019 school year. This is your chance to get involved in the Lafayette student community and help inspire tradition and momentum to our athletes. Our cheerleaders cheer for the football team from September through November and the men's and women's basketball teams from November through February.

Tryouts will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2018 in the back of Kirby Sports Center Arena. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. to register and tryouts will start at noon. Please be dressed and ready to cheer. Sneakers are required. You will learn a chant, cheer and a few counts of a dance. Jumps and stunts are mandatory and tumbling is optional. You will work with experienced cheerleaders to learn how to motivate and execute your stunt group.

Please contact Billie Weiss weissb@lafayette.edu with any questions.

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The season is nearly year-round, beginning with tryouts in the spring before the squad attends camp and begins practice in August. They cheer for the football team through November before turning to basketball season for both the men's and women's teams, which continues until March. The squad usually practices three to four days a week, depending on the upcoming schedule.Cheerleaders at Lafayette are among the College's most visible students. They cheer for the Leopards' Division I men's and women's basketball teams, and the Division I football team. Cheerleading at Lafayette is an athletic activity and is supported by the athletic department, which provides a host of services, including sports medicine, strength and conditioning, uniforms, warm-ups and travel. Being a member of the squad requires dedication and time management to balance academics, conditioning, practices, cheerleading at football and basketball games, and performances at various events.

To obtain more information about the squad, please contact head coach Billie Weiss at weissb@lafayette.edu.