By: Hannah Stoughton
Oct 29th, 2021: Thiel College Cheerleading squad wins NCA Regional Competition.
Tomcat cheer squad competed in the Division III National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) Northeast Region Competition. They faced tough competition and waited days for results.
During the online competition, Thiel performed in front of teams from Tusculum University, University of Florida, the College of The Holy Cross and Auburn University at Montgomery.
When the results were released on Oct. 29th, the Cats were extremely pleased to announce that they had placed 1st in the region for the Division III competition and received a silver bid to move onto nationals. Their achievement was announced on Oct 30th at halftime in the football game against Case Western Reserve.
Freshman Meghan Liscio offered insight into how it felt to receive a silver bid and take first place at Regionals,
“It feels good to move onto Nationals because the team has so much potential to be great, and I know that it has been a goal for the Thiel Cheer team for a while.”
The Thiel College Cheerleading squad will compete at Daytona Beach in April 2022 at the national competition against 8-12 other teams in hopes of winning the golden megaphone trophy.