2002-11-30 / Sports

BCAC Girls Puts On Great Cheerleading Show

By Martin Feeney and Margaret Wagner

By Martin Feeney and Margaret Wagner

The Broad Channel Athletic Club Shamrock Senior Cheerleaders competed for the second time on Sunday, November 16, in the Nassau Suffolk Football and Cheerleading league held at Farmingdale College in Long Island. The girls led by their coach Jen Badamo put on a great show for the large crowd on hand.

In only their second year of competing, the girls showed their talent and hard work as they scored high in the competition. Some of the teams have been competing for many years, and the girls know that it will take some time and hard work to become first place winners.

The girls cheered in their excellent new Green and White Shamrock uniforms, which looked awesome. The NSFL competition is outstanding and is compatible to High School teams and the judges are all professionals. Many of the stunts and dances drew the crowds to their feet.

The girls have been practicing hard for many months. Hopefully, they will draw some more interest and next years team will have additional girls on the squad. The team is looking for an indoor facility to practice at and if anyone can help us out, the coaches and team would be very appreciative. It is very hard for the girls to practice outdoors.

The team was able to practice in the American Legion a few hours a week, and is grateful for the use of the American Legion in Broad Channel. Although the Legion is very useful, the girls need a practice area with higher ceiling room in order for them to excel in the stunt part of the competition. The seniors are made up of girls up to age 14.

Team members Adrienne Guttieri, Emily Fronhoffer,Jill Guttieri, Kaite Madden, Christy Rustico, Barbara Waldheim, Jody Guttieri, Lisa Carroll are just a few of the girls on the team. These Seniors cheerleaders have paved the way for the younger girls who eventually will be able to compete in the competition in the years to come.

If anyone would like to be a member of the BCAC Shamrock Cheerleading team, visit our website at www.eteamz.com/bcac

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