L-W West cheerleaders win 3rd place state trophy
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Lincoln-Way West varsity cheerleaders earned third place this past Saturday, February 7, winning a trophy at the IHSA state competition hosted at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, IL.

What a fantastic year for Wests cheerleading team and for West, stated Ted Robbins, West Athletic Director, as he welcomed students, parents, school board members, district administrators and community members to the trophy presentation held in the gymnasium at West.

Cheerleaders presented the state trophy to Dr. Monica Schmitt, principal, and Robbins in front of several hundred fans between the sophomore basketball game and varsity basketball game on Monday, February 9.

Robbins continued, We are very proud of not only your trophies and awards, but also on how you always represent yourself, your school, and your community with dignity and class.

In the IHSA Medium Team Division, Lincoln-Way West earned a state trophy placing third with a score of 88.27. Hampshire High School earned first place with 88.90 points and Columbia High School earned second place with 88.27. Fourth place was Lemont High School with 87.80 points and fifth was Tinley Park High School with 87.43.

Coaches for the West varsity cheerleading team are Head Coach Sara Sabo, and Assistant Coaches Ashley Goldberg and Jessica Brooks.

We are so proud of our West Warrior Cheerleaders, thank you ladies for all your hard work this season to bring home a state trophy. We also want to thank our parents for all their sacrifices and support of the program, and all the West fans, Dr. Monica Schmitt, principal, told the team, parents and fans during the ceremony.

The 18 members of the West cheerleading team are: Hayley Anderson, Emily Beland, Allison Rymek, Sarah Magda, Megan Yelnick, Kara OLeary, Amanda Thompson, Ariel Redmond, Sydney Whalen, Jessica Wallace, Megan Lynch, Lauren Curry, Danielle Magda, Alexis Fantin, Alondra Medellin, Mallory Root, Regina Durling, and Brianna Clark.

You are what we at West want our student-athletes to be: strong, devoted, classy, competitive people who have fun and are fun to be around. We could not be prouder of each and every one of you, said Schmitt.

The state trophy will be permanently displayed in a trophy case located in the hall outside of the gym.