The College of Lake County has a new cheerleading squad.
Fifteen College of Lake County students, former rivals at high school cheerleading competitions, have formed a new Lancer Cheerleading Club, which gave its first public performance at men’s and women’s home basketball games on Jan. 17. Teresa Aguinaldo, interim executive director of Student Life, said she is excited about the revival of cheerleading at CLC after a long hiatus—the college had a pom-pom squad several years ago and an athletic department-sponsored cheerleading squad in the 1970's, 80's and 90's. “I commend the students and their advisor, Henna Kittridge, for their passion and school spirit,” Aguinaldo said. “This is a great thing!” Kittridge, an adjunct English instructor, was approached by one of her students, Lisa McCarthy…
Tonight's girls' and boys' basketball games will feature Lancer Cheerleaders at half-time.
Thursday, January 17
Correction from CLC: This is not the first cheerleading squad CLC has had. There was been a pom squad in the mid-2000s and there were cheerleaders in the 1980s-90s. For the first time in the College of Lake County’s history, there will be Lancer Cheerleaders taking the floor to cheer and perform half-time shows during tonight's girls' and boys' basketball games, beginning at 6 p.m. This group of young ladies comes from around the county, most with cheer experience as both youth rec and high school cheerleaders. "We’re a pretty diverse group," said Lisa McCarthy, captain and founder of the new CLC cheer squad. "Our girls come from Warren Township, Mundelein, Waukegan and Zion. It’s exciting because we are coming to together as former rivals…