Misericordia University Cheerleading
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Misericordia Finishes 3rd

The Misericordia University cheerleading team enjoyed its best finish in school history at the 2014  Universal Cheerleading Association College Cheer and Dance Team National Championships, held Saturday January 18th in Orlando, FL. 
After a near flawless performance the Cougars finished second behind The College of New Jersey in the Division III college semi-finals.  During the final round of competition the Cougars fell to third behind TCNJ and Nassau Community College.  The team finished in front of local rivals Delaware Valley College and University of Scranton.
This was the program's sixth time completing all elements of qualification to appear at the national event. This year also marks the program's fourth time qualifying for the final round of competition. 
The Cougars are lead by senior captains Nicole Grim, Megan Zelonis, Sarah Richard, and Mallory Loughman, along with junior captain Jessica Reuther.
The Cougars are coached by  head coach Tara Sinclair and assistants Courtney Pentka and Amber Schmidt. 

2014 College Open All-Girl Results:
1.  The College of New Jersey, NJ
2.  Nassau Community College, NY
3.  Misericordia University, PA
4.  Fredonia State University, NY
5.  Avila University, KS

The Misericordia University cheerleading program raised $1,710.00 for the American Cancer Society's effort to treat and cure Breast Cancer during September and October.  They presented their donation when they volunteered at theACS's "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" Walk at Kirby Park this past Saturday - October 18, 2014. This was the teams third consecutive year participating in the walk and raising money for the ACS.  The funds were raised by selling shirts to family, friends, and fans on campus, in the community and at home football games.  The popular t-shirt design was created by senior captains Cara Hill and Jessica Reuther.  The 50/50 at the Homecoming football game was also donated to the cause.  The team surpassed last year's donation by over $300 dollars. During the last three seasons the team has raised $4,887 for Breast Cancer Awareness, Research and Treatment.
Cheerleaders Raise $1,700+ for American Cancer Society
Cougars Finish Fourth at College Nationals

The 2014-15 Misericordia University Cheerleading team kept the tradition of excellence alive at the 2015 UCA College Championship.  The team hot a solid routine in the semi-final round of competition and advanced into Division III finals for the fourth consecutive year. The team, led by senior captains Cara Hill, Jessica Reuther and Kelsey Wolsieffer, along with Junior captain Gina Baiamonte, finished fourth in this year's competition.   
Click here to view the FOX Sports show featuring the Misericordia Cheerleaders. 
    Strong Finish for Cougars at 
UCA Summer Camp
​    The Cougars are off to a strong start in the 2015-2016 season!  The team, comprised of 26 athletes, recently attended UCA's summer camp for college programs.  The four day camp experience proved to be a time of tremendous progress for this year's team  
    The Cougars produced strong results when competing against other DIII teams on the final day of camp.  They finished first is Sideline Performance and second in Game-Day Cheer.  The Misericordia team was announced Camp Champions in the Divison III All-Girl Category. 

   Student Athletes Earn Spot on Dean's List

    Congratulations to the members of the Misericordia Cheerleading team who achieved academic excellence during the 2015 fall semester. Seniors Gina Baiamonte, Kelly Keener, Danica Kuti and Erica Moore finished the semester with a 4.0. The remaining members of the senior class, Desiree Goble, Alyssa Auer and Miranda Bellas, were also named to the Dean’s List. Underclassmen Carly Sees, Nikki Bagoly, Kristin Robinson and Alexa Malloy also earned a spot on the Dean’s List.  
    Students must achieve a GPA of 3.55 or higher to appear on the Misericordia University Dean’s List. 
    The team finished this semester with a 3.4 GPA.  

    The Misericordia University cheerleaders attended the UCA College National Championship January 14-18, 2016. This was the program’s ninth time attending the championship and it marked the sixth time the team advanced to the final round of competition.  
    The Cougar cheerleaders finished fourth at this year’s championship.

Cougars Advance to Finals at the College Championship


The Misericordia University Cheerleaders finished the spring semester with a 3.66 team GPA.  Seventeen members of the twenty-four member earned a 3.55 grade point average or better to be named to the university's Dean's List.

Gina Baiamonte was named class valedictorian with a perfect 4.00 and classmate Desiree Goble finished her final semester with a 4.00.  In addition to Baiamonte and Goble, congratulations to Alyssa Auer, Lyndsey Balzer, Nicolette Bagoly, Jordanne Brouse, Megan Davis, Paisha Glisson, Danica Kuti, Gabriella LaManna, Stephanie Monforte, Christina Moore, Erica Moore, Morgan Palmer, Kristin Robinson, Carly Sees and Becky Zaneski.

Baiamonte was a four-year member of the MU cheer team and served as team captain as a junior and senior. She achieved a 4.0 GPA in Bio/Chemistry and will continue to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor at The Commonwealth Medical College.

    Fifty-two teams gathered at Misericordia University's Anderson Athletic Center on Sunday, November 13th to participate in the 13th annual competition hosted by the Misericordia University Cheerleading team.  The event was split into three sessions to accommodate over 800 athletes.  In the morning session, the mini (D) team from the Plains Yankees' program was announced the grand champions. The second session featured 18 junior and senior recreation teams; it was The Berwick White team that claimed the Grand Championship title in that session.  Finally, the competition concluded with junior high and high school teams from Northeast Pa.  Crestwood Varsity won 1st place in the small Varsity Division. Hazleton Area won the Medium Varsity Division, and Pocono Mountain claimed top honors in the Large Varsity Division.  The Panthers from Pocono Mountain were also named Grand Champions of the School Session. 
     The Charity Cup Challenge, held in conjunction with the Cougar Cheer 
and Dance Challenge, was also a success. The food-drive, organized by the
 MU team, collected 1,839 non-perishable food items for local food pantries.
 Wilkes-Barre Bears Youth (C) team, the Hazleton Cougars Junior (B) team 
and the Hanover Area Varsity team were awarded Charity Cups for their 
donations. The Wilkes-Barre Bears had the overall high total for the day 
with an impressive 590 items donated. Thanks to all those athletes and 
families that made this year a success!
Cougar Cheer & Dance Challenge
Misericordia Cheerleading's

MU Cheerleaders Host Annual 'Go Pink' Campaign

The MU Cougar Cheerleaders have raised $1,126.00 for The American Cancer Society during their month-long 'Go Pink' Campaign!! The team raised money by selling t-shirts and collecting donations throughout the month of October. They also sold t-shirts and organized a 50/50 raffle at the home football game on Saturday, October 22nd. In addition to raising fund for ACS, team members also volunteered and participated in ACS's annual walk "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" held in Kirby Park on October 15, 2016.

Our the last five seasons, the Misericordia University cheer team has raised $7,197 for ACS with their annual month long campaign in October. 
Cougars for a  Cure

MU Cheer hosted a cheerleading clinic on Saturday, January 21st for young athletes in the community. Proceeds from the clinic benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital and Sloan Kettering's Neuroblastoma Team. Clinic participants performed with the university cheerleaders during half-time.  They spent time creating cards for patients at St. Jude's.  The clinic and game-day 50/50 raised $635!  A special thank you to Bring it Bows and Mad Tees for providing discounts for participant shirts and bows!

MU cheerleaders also sold t-shirts throughout the month of January of the cause.  T-shirt sales brought in another $378 in profit. St. Jude Research Hospital and Sloan Kettering's Neuroblastoma Team will both receive $550 for their work with childhood cancer.  
College Nationals 2017

Misericordia Cheerleaders attended the 2017 College National Cheerleading and Dance Championship January 14-16, 2017. The event, hosted by UCA and UDA, welcomed over three hundred teams for the weekend-long competition.  

MU cheer program advanced to the final round of competition for the 6th consecutive year. They finished 5th in the Open All-Girl Division.
2017 MU Alumni Event
        On Saturday, January 28th, the Anderson Center was full of cheerleading alumni. The cheerleading program welcomed 36 former cheerleaders for a day-long event.  Alumni participated in a pre-game practice where they learned material.  Participating alumni then joined the team for a half-time performance at the men's game.  Following the game, the program hosted a meet and greet so current cheereleaders and alumni could connect and share their experiences regarding Misericordia and their careers.  An evening reception was held at The Beaumont Inn.
Misericordia Cheerleaders 
will host

Saturday, August 26th
Anderson Athletic Center
9am -noon
Cost is $24 (includes drink and snack)

Please click here to access the registration information.  

Registration deadline is: 
Friday, August 18th

Senior Appreciation Day at MU

    At the final home game of the 2016-2017 regular season, Misericordia Athletics recognized their senior athletes.  The MU cheerleading program celebrated five seniors' accomplishments.  Congratualtions to Cori Aull, Jordanne Brouse, Megan Davis, Carly Sees and Samantha Tencza.  
Misericordia University Cheerleading will host the 14th annual Cougar Cheer Challenge on Sunday, November 12, 2017.  School and Recreational Teams are welcome to compete.  All Star programs . . .ask us about showcasing your routine!  Registration Information will be available shortly.