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Stony Brook University Cheerleading -
One of Stony Brook's most spirited groups is its cheerleading squad. Under the current direction of Alyssa Imhof, the squad performs year-round during all home football games and men's and women's home basketball games. The current squad is an all-girl squad consisting of hard-working, dedicated young ladies dedicated to upholding team spirit and unity. The purpose of the SBU Cheer squad is to support the athletic teams at the University by generating crowd enthusiasm and to participate in various community service events. The University of Stony Brook Cheerleaders are representatives of the University and should display a positive and courteous manner at all times. The Cheer Program is under and governed by the Undergraduate Student Government. During the 2007-2008 season, the SBU Cheerleaders took 3rd place at the Spirit Unlimited "Battle at the Boardwalk" competition held in Atlantic City, NY. The squad also took 3rd place at the Northeast Cheer & Dance Championship which was held at UAlbany. In 2005, the SBU Cheerleaders competed on a National Level in the All Girl Collegiate Division for the first time.

Required of Stony Brook Cheerleaders
- Attend all home football games, men's and women's basketball games and their tournaments
- Be present at all practices and workouts
- Participate in fundraising events
- Attend all on and off campus service and publicity events
- Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA
- Uphold a positive image

2010-11 Try-out Information
- Try-outs will be held on Sunday, April 11 in the Sports Complex from 10:00 am-4:00 pm.
- If you are interested in attending, please e-mail
- You must wear blue shorts and a red shirt
- You must have a SBU ID# to attend

Required Forms: You MUST have all the appropriate forms to attend any practice which are located on the Athletic Training website.
To access the forms, please click here.

Forms can be sent to:
Stony Brook University
Sports Medicine
100 Nicolls Rd.
Indoor Sports Complex
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3500

If you are interested, please contact Coach Imhof at:

2010-11 Video Try-Out Information (only if you cannot attend a try-out)

At this time, you may submit a video (VHS or DVD/CD-R). Follow the format below when making your tryout video.
1 Introduce yourself and state which position you are trying out as (flyer, back spot, base). You should also include your ability to perform at other positions that you may not be trying out for.
2 An original cheer
3 4 8ct dance or pom routine
4 jumps (toe, rt, front, pike, double)
5 stunting abilities
6 tumbling abilities

If submitting a video try-out, please contact the account for more information.

Meet the Coaching Staff: Head Coach: Alyssa Imhof - Imhof, who currently works as a Special Education Teacher in the North Babylon School District, has been coaching the Stony Brook Seawolves Cheerleading squad for the past 6 years. She is responsible for overseeing the maintenance of the program which includes performances at all home football and basketball games and continue to bring the Seawolves Cheerleading program to a competitive level..

Assistant Coach: Regina Mirro - Regina graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 2001. She has 11 years of experience and was a member of the Stony Brook Cheerleading squad for 4 years. This is Regina's 3rd year as the Assistant Coach.

Meet the 2009-2010 Squad:

Melissa MenDell
Rachelle Burley
Samantha Gau
Lexie Massey
Kelly Neary
Kaitlin Gallagher
Lindzey Cange
Kayla Bettineschi
Tye Brown
Danielle Brownlee
Olivia Coppola
Christina Delatorre
Victoria Goodfellow
Brooke Learned
Jessica Narkiewicz
Chloe Rappaport
Monique Shen
Catherine Uttaro
Stephanie Wolfe

Stony Brook Cheerleaders Chosen to Lead First-Ever New Year's Cheer at Times Square
This honor was awarded by the sponsor of the cheer, hakia, Inc., the web's new meaning-based search engine.

Schedule of Upcoming Events:

April 11 - Clinic/Tryout

August- NCAA Cheer Camp

The Stony Brook Cheerleading Squad was one of the Finalists for Paula Abdul's Rah Cheer Bowl that was aired on MTV in January.