Randolph HS Cheer Squad Competes at Nationals

By Jeff Garrett

 

RANDOLPH –  Many folks know of cheerleaders as the constant excited bunch which

keep spectators entertained throughout the highs, lows and quiet parts of athletic events, 

always offering an extra layer of entertainment to team athletic match-up. 

But that’s only part of it. 

At Randolph High School, this cheerful bunch of pom-pommers is focused and 

looking to achieve themselves all while having fun.

18 cheerleaders make-up the Randolph High School cheerleading core and 

a majority of them are freshmen.   The team’s comparative youth movement hasn’t 

stopped them from reaching great heights since starting in August 2023, this 

time coming in a trip to Nationals in Orlando, between Feb 9-12, 2024.  (MyLife went to 

press before the competition’s results were finalized).  

After two months of practices and event performances cheering on teams, the group 

launched into regional competition on December 3, 2023 for various performance routines. 

At the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) Keystone Regional Competition at the 

PPL Center  in Allentown, PA that day, heartfelt kudos and accolades turned into something 

tangible for the Lady Rams. 

There, the Randolph cheerleaders shined and nabbed two bids at Regionals. This marked 

the first time in five years that the group attained two National bids.  3rd year head coach 

Christina Dock and her assistants Sarah Freund and Olivia Brockman take a lot of pride in 

the work they guided the girls team through this season.

And while the Lady Rams cheerleaders were busy practicing and performing on the 

sidelines of football games over the Fall, some notable awards and distinctions came their 

way. 

Seven teammates – juniors Alexa Capriglione, Ella Peretz Gonzalez and Gigi Ciotariello 

along with freshmen, Anna Sharkey and Mila Peretz Gonzalez received UCA All-American 

honors.  The Randolph High School Sideline Team UCA winners are Ella Gonzalez, 

LoCascio and senior, Sienna Alexander. 

Dock told media sources after the Dec. 3 national awards were earned by the Lady Rams, 

“the team has been working hard to making upgrades to our stunts and tumbling so we can 

be as competitive as possible for Nationals.” It is also worth noting that assistant coaches 

Freund and Brockman who are new to coaching at Randolph HS are alumni and former 

competition cheerleaders themselves. Emily Rivera also serves an assistant coach in 

Sideline and Competition and she brings years of cheerleading experience to the table.

Getting the freshmen up to such a high level in their first year on the high school team has 

been no small endeavor for the coaching staff.  In fact, it may be the coaches’ greatest 

achievement this year, aided by girls who only want to improve and stand out.

The Lady Rams are supported by a Booster Club at the school. Outside Premium Sponsors 

of the team include Baumwell Orthodontics, Metro Self Storage and Leonard Legal Group. 

Several other area businesses and individuals support the cheerleading program on Silver 

Blue and White Sponsor levels.

For more information about the Randolph Rams Cheerleaders or to learn more about the 

Randolph Junior Rams division for younger girls interested in cheerleading, logon to 

www.randolphramscheerleading.org.

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