As the Heritage Varsity Coed Cheerleading team took the mat for the second time during the finals at the CHSAA State Spirit Competition, the team remembered how hard they have worked all season for that moment.
The team placed 2nd as the 4A/5A Coed State Runner Up. The last time Heritage took State Runner Up was in 1995.
“I felt extremely proud and excited for the step up in the program and for the future,” says Head Varsity Coach Vincent DeMarco.
Cheering for all four years of high school, all of the captains Bailey Andersen ’16, Katie Kelley ’16, Briele Nix ’16, Lucy Passaglia ’16 and Natalie Robertson ’16 dreamed of the moment to get to hold the trophy.
“It felt bittersweet to complete my last time, but I couldn’t ask for a better last competition with the Heritage cheer team. I am proud of what we put out on the mat and can not wait to see what the younger people on the team can bring next year,” says Andersen.
The cheer team is making a decision soon to decide if they will be heading to the 2016 UCA Nationals in Orlando Florida this February.
The team’s hard work and dedication with long practices followed by many football, basketball and volleyball games this season paid off.