The Liberty High School Varsity Cheer Squad captured first place in the Superlarge Division in the Missouri Cheerleading Coaches Association (MCCA) State Championship, held virtually this year in February.
This marks the first time in Liberty’s history that the squad has earned the state title, though they have placed in the top five for the past four years. “I could not be happier with how this season has turned out,” said Aly Sansoucie, Varsity Cheer Coach. “Of course, it came with challenges and opportunities to get creative, but our athletes overcame it all with grace and amazing character.”
In addition to taking state, the Liberty Cheer Squad celebrated nine athletes earning All-State honors: seniors Meghan Coyle, Bailey Crow, Sydney Harris, and Abby Heinemann; juniors Ella Hillgartner, Ella Laughman, Beyonca Scruton, and Karlie Wooten; and sophomore Lauren Young. “We are really lucky to have such amazing athletes on our team all around,” Sansoucie said, “They are amazing people and amazing athletes. From the start of the season, they had their eyes set on being state champs and I am proud to see them accomplish that!”
Additionally, in the Wentzville School District, the Holt High School Varsity Cheer Squad took fifth place in the 5A Large Division in the competition. For the first time in Holt’s history, the JV Cheer Squad competed in the championship and finished fourth in the JV Large Division.