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Cheer Squad


Long a vital part of LMU Athletics dating back to the football years, this is the sixth year that cheer has been considered a varsity sport at LMU.

Serving as a "Spirit Squad" for men's basketball when the university was known as Loyola, the current cheer team has grown to a service-oriented organization that not only appears at and supports all 21 LMU athletic teams and events, but performs community service. Cheer is a Division I small co-ed competitive team and is considered a varsity sport at LMU.

Auditions for the LMU Cheer Team take place once a year. The audition date for 2011 is Saturday, April 30 at 8 a.m. Click here to download the application form. Please contact Karina Handeland at or call 310-258-8608 for more information.

The cheer team has continued to impress with its overall in-game routines with advanced tumbling, stunt and dance performances. In addition to providing support to the teams during the games, the team will once again perform halftime and timeout routines. This year's team includes:


    Katy Bekken
    Michael Chiaverini
    Kristen Cirillo
    Ashley Cordes
    Heather Dahlgren
    Ally Doles
    Liz Dunham
    Lauren Elliot
    Natasha Grabowski
    Kelsey Gray
    Lisa Green
    Emily Hand
    Elizabeth Haralambos
    Penelope Horan
    Georgia Moriyama
    Nicole Stadell
    Greer Van Muellner
    Chloe Yester
    Kirsten Yetzke
    For more information about the members of the cheer squad, click here. 

LMU continued its strong showing on the national stage with a fourth-place finish at the USA Nationals in 2010.

Over the weekend of March 29-30, 2009, LMU competed at the USA Spirit Nationals in Anaheim, CA. Click here for the story of the Lions' fourth-place finish.

Cheer Squad

In February, 2008, LMU competed in Las Vegas.

Cheer Squad

LMU cheerleaders have also made numerous TV appearances!!!




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