Centereach Varsity Cheer

Celeste Portigiani

The Centereach Varsity Cheerleading team, coached by Stephani Catalano, is in for an exciting upcoming season. After placing 16th in the nation last year and second in the nation the year before that, we are determined to win Gold this year. Over the summer, we have been working hard to ensure that we are ready for this season. Coach Catalano is just as eager and excited as we are to take to the nationals mat. She has taught us to always have good sportsmanship toward our younger cheer teams, other sports teams, and even our fellow competing teams from other schools. Our role as a varsity team is to set a good example and be good role models for our younger teams. As most teams do, we practice everyday after school and on Saturday mornings. Being the ambitious team that we are, we go out of our way to go to tumbling classes and college clinics outside of school. There is something different about this team dynamic as opposed to previous years. We’re not just a team, we’re a family. There is no greater feeling than knowing your team has your back. You can catch us performing at the Pep Rally, Homecoming, every home game, and local competitions. There isn’t a more committed, dedicated, and hardworking cheer team out there.


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