by Leah Budson
Cheerleading not only achieved its goal of reaching States, but it also placed fourth there, a feat unprecedented at this school, according to senior Domenique DiDino, a captain with seniors Katja Hamler and Micayla Ross.
However, the team’s triumphs did not stop there. The Tigers were also Bay State Conference champions, a highlight of the season, according to DiDino.
Coach Amanda Costa said, “The team’s chemistry is what brought us so far.”
At Invitationals, the team placed second, then first, two times. Advancing to Regionals, the team placed fourth. In doing so, the Tigers achieved a bid to Nationals, according to DiDino, though the team could not attend due to other commitments and monetary issues.
DiDino was named a Bay State Conference all-star, and Ross was awarded an honorable mention. “We went from a team who planned to go out and hope for the best to a team who was determined to win,” DiDino said.
Next year’s captains are to be decided.