The Maverick Alliance (pictured above) attended the annual National Cheerleading Association summer camp at Sam Houston State University last month and came away with a lot to cheer about. The varsity and junior versity/freshman freshman squads both won bids to nationals.
Squad captain Annie Joost won the Captain Leadership Award for the camp. Memorial was named Best Tumbling Squad. Both squads won the S.P.O.T. Award, which goes to the teams that show excellence in stunting and spotting technique; Varsity won the team Herkie Award, presented to the team that shows the most leadership, values, and teamwork. The JV/freshman squad won Champions Chant. The varsity squad won Top Performance Team.
Over four days, both squads combined for eight spirit sticks. Out of the 28 schools and 400 cheerleaders in attendance, the Maverick Alliance was voted by all the other teams at camp the most spirited team and received the coveted NCA Spirit Mega-Phone Award for the second year in a row.
Out of the 40 Memorial cheerleaders, stuntmen and mascots at camp, 36 were nominated for All-American. And after the All-American tryouts, 18 were named NCA All-Americans, the most All-Americans in Maverick history.
All-Americans were Head Captain Annie Joost, Co-Captain Brittany Harris, Lyndsey Goodnight, Lindsey Sharpless, Lexie Credeur, Jefrick Barrios, Kyle Miller, Lexi Davis, Valerie Espinoza, Jamie McCaskill, Valerie Diaz, Kassidy Tucker, Courtney Henderson, Sabrina Lerma, Annie Quillian, Kimber Hubenak, Haley Alcala and Liz Moreno.