New Life Academy Competitive Cheer Team wins back-to-back State Championship
Pictured Above: New Life Academy Cheerleaders Victoria Moorman (’18), Shyla Campbell (’22), Ashley Clausen (’18), Noelle Rogers (’22)
The New Life Academy Competitive Cheer Team won the State Championship in the Varsity Stunt Division at the MCCA Cheerleading Competition on Saturday, January 27, 2018. The State Title also comes after an undefeated season including competitions at Lakeville North, Prior Lake, St. Michael Albertville, Minnetonka, and Park High Schools.
The cheerleaders, made up of four students (two 8th graders and two seniors) is coached by Angela Moorman. “These young ladies exceeded my expectations in every way this season. They worked together to solve problems, encourage each other, and persevere through setbacks. Each one is determined and passionate about cheerleading and it is evident at practices and at competitions. Our team verse this year is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Through prayer, faith, and hard work, this team was able to accomplish great things. I am proud to be their coach.” – Angela Moorman
Pictured above: Coach Moorman, Shyla Campbell, Victoria Moorman, Ashley Clausen, Noelle Rogers
The senior captains, Victoria Moorman and Ashley Clausen were also recognized on the MCCA Academic Honor Team of Excellence as student athletes with a GPA of 3.5 or above. Victoria Moorman was also a member of the All-state Competition Cheer team and was awarded a $1000 Scholarship in the Academic Honor Team of Excellence.
Finishing their high school Cheerleading career on a high note, Victoria Moorman and Ashley Clausen give parting words to their teammates. “State was the perfect end to my competition cheerleading career and we could not have done it without each one of us and our hard work as a team. With two seniors graduating off the competition team, they will have a lot to do next year but with hard work and perseverance they can achieve more than they ever imagined. It has been amazing to compete with these girls the last two years and I hope they continue to enjoy all that cheerleading brings them” said Ashley. Victoria says “We are a diverse team with two seniors and two 8th graders and achieved great things together this year. I am confident that they will work hard and train in new girls for next season.”
Watch below for the State Championship performance.