The Wayne Valley High cheerleading squad has put together quite the resume. Head coach Daniella Coffaro’s team has won a trio of national titles at competitions in Orlando, Florida from 2016-2018. Last fall, the team performed at MetLife Stadium prior to a New York Jets game.
In late December, the Indians teamed up with their friends at Wayne Hills to donate toys to sick children at Hackensack University Medical Center.
In between competing at the Kaye Bailey Convention Center, in Dallas, the team got a tour of AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. (Click on photo for larger image)
On Jan. 26-27, the team traveled to Dallas, Texas, to take part in one of the most intense cheerleading competitions in the country. And the results were outstanding, as Wayne Valley earned a fourth place trophy.
“For the first time in school history, the Wayne Valley Competition Cheerleaders took part in one of the largest, most prestigious venues in the country,” said Coffaro. “The team competed at the NCA High School Cheerleading Championships, at the Kay Bailey Convention Center, in Dallas, and had the experience of a lifetime.”
The team earned a fourth place medal at the NCA High School Cheerleading Championships, in Dallas. (Click on photos for larger images)
According to Coffaro, there were over 242 high schools represented, and Wayne Valley was the only public New Jersey high school to cheer in the advanced division of the competition.
“Our team held its own and brought home a fourth place trophy, in the advanced small coed division,” the coach said. “We are all so proud of this outstanding accomplishment. Our team is fired up and ready for the Big North championships, the state championships and the Reach the Beach Nationals, in Ocean City Maryland.”
While the Indians were in Texas to compete, they also got the opportunity to check out a popular venue.
“We had the chance to visit the AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, for a tour,” said Coffaro. “It was an enjoyable time.”
The team coaches, in addition to Coffaro, are Jennifer Pulizzano and Raschel Facciollio. The juniors are Nikki Gromb, Liz Sirugo, Courtney White, Zachary Cicchetti and Brianna Kulick.
Sophomores include Marlee Gilman, Sydney Ungerleider, Mariah Zuniga, Madison Ellis, Darla Zisa, Jess Fedo, Tyler Gerstenschlager, Liyana Munoz, Angela Duignan and Alexa Maher.
Tiffani Panebianco, Haley Macmullan and Giana Pisciotta are the freshmen who traveled to Texas.
“This was a whole new competition, that we’ve never been to before,” said Coffaro. “We will compete the same routine we did in Dallas for the remainder of our season for Big North, states and the Reach the Beach Nationals.”