Meet the Upper Darby Varsity Cheerleaders

From now through February, we're following these 16 very talented ladies as they fight their way to the top -- at the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship

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From now through February, we're following these 16 very talented ladies as they fight their way to the top -- at the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship
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Stephanie Morgan, Senior, 18
nDrexel Hill, Pa.
nYears on varsity: 4
nFavorite musician: Eminem
nCollege: Harcum College
nWhat she wants to be when she grows up: Vet
nBefore hitting the competition floor I...put on my lucky tank top.
4/22
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Courtney Morris, Senior, 17
nDrexel Hill, Pa.
nYears on varsity: 4
nFavorite Musician: Rihanna
nCollege: West Chester
nWhat she wants to be when she grows up: Teacher
5/22
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Gianna Bruno, Senior, 17
nDrexel Hill, Pa.
nYears on varsity: 4
nFavorite musician: Wiz Kahalifa
nWhat she wants to be when she grows up: On the SWAT team – but her mom says no.
nBefore hitting the competition floor I...do a little shimmy.
6/22
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Kerri McCoy, Senior, 18
nDrexel Hill, Pa.
nYears on varsity: 4
nFavorite musician: Cassidy
nCollege: UndecidednWhat she wants to be when she grows up: Entrepreneur
7/22
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Kiara Swint, Senior, 17
nAldan, Pa.
nYears on varsity: 2
nFavorite musician: Chris Brown
nWhat she wants to be when she grows up: Sports trainer
nBefore hitting the competition floor I...don’t split poles and I do a handshake with Kristen.
8/22
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Veronica “Roni” Flood, Senior, 18
nDrexel Hill, Pa.
nYears on varsity: 4
nFavorite Musician: Nicki Minaj
nCollege: Delaware County Community College
nWhat she wants to be when she grows up: Pre-school teacher
nBefore hitting the competition floor I...have to walk with Morgan and stand in the same order in the huddle.
9/22
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Kristen Ceriale, Junior, 17
nUpper Darby, Pa.
nYears on varsity: 3
nFavorite Musician: Michael Jackson
nWhat she wants to be when she grows up: Politician
nBefore hitting the competition floor I...don’t shave me left leg until competition season is over and I always have to do a handshake with Kiara.
10/22
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Morgan Maloney, Junior, 16
nDrexel Hill, Pa.
nYears on varsity: 3
nFavorite musician: Eminem
nCollege: Undecided
nWhat she wants to be when she grows up: Marine Biologist
nBefore hitting the competition floor I...don’t shave my legs until after Nationals.
11/22
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Brigid O'Shaughnessy, Sophomore, 15
nDrexel Hill, Pa.
nYears on varsity: 2
nFavorite Musician: Justin Bieber
nWhat she wants to be when she grows up: Pediatrician
nBefore hitting the competition floor I...pray, a lot.
12/22
Erika Fimple, Sophomore, 16
nDrexel Hill, Pa.
nYears on varsity: 2
nFavorite musician: Bruno Mars
nBefore hitting the competition floor I...tuck the laces of my shoes in and handshakes with the team.
13/22
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Erin Curtin, Sophomore, 15
nDrexel Hill, Pa.
nYears on varsity: 2
nFavorite Musician: Justin Bieber
nWhat she wants to be when she grows up: Teacher
nBefore hitting the competition floor I...do special handshakes with my teammates.
14/22
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Taylor Monkman, Sophomore, 15
nDrexel Hill, Pa.
nYears on varsity: 2
nFavorite Musician: Don’t have one
nWhat she wants to be when she grows up: Elementary school teacher
nBefore hitting the competition floor I...dance around.
15/22
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Meghan Donnelly, Sophomore, 15
nDrexel Hill, Pa.
nYears on varsity: 2
nFavorite Musician: Taylor Swift
nWhat she wants to be when she grows up: Teacher
nBefore hitting the competition floor I...wear my lucky tank top and tuck in my laces.
16/22
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Theresa Buchanan, Sophomore, 16
nDrexel Hill, Pa.
nYears on varsity: 2
nFavorite Musician: Nicki Minaj
nWhat she wants to be when she grows up: Nurse or surgeon
nBefore hitting the competition floor I...do meditative breathing and wear my lucky "cheer" gear.
17/22
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Kaleigh Gilligan, Sophomore, 15
nClifton Heights, Pa.
nYears on varsity: 2
nFavorite Musician: Lady Gaga
nWhat she wants to be when she grows up: Cosmetologist
nBefore hitting the competition floor I...pray.
18/22
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Lexi Sirkan, Sophomore, 15
nDrexel Hill, Pa.
nYears on varsity: 1
nFavorite Musician: Kid Cudi
nWhat she wants to be when she grows up: Something having to do with English
nBefore hitting the competition floor I...kiss my hand and put it up to the sky.
19/22
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Coach Nichole Romesburg
nVarsity: 14 yearsn.
20/22
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Coach Colleen McGinnis
nVarsity: 8 years
21/22
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Coach Stacy Fornias Krauss
nVarsity: 10 years
22/22
Mark McTague, Tumbling Coach
nVarsity: 4 years.
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