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Wheaton North Cheerleaders Win 2nd DVC Title of 2012

Wheaton North girls cheerleading team takes second consecutive DVC title in a year, and hopes to qualify for the state competition at sectionals next month.

The Wheaton North High School cheerleading squad last week won its second consecutive DuPage Valley Conference (DVC) cheerleading championship at Naperville North High School.

There are 8 teams in the DVC, including Wheaton North, Wheaton-Warrenville South, Glenbard East, Glenbard North, West Chicago, West Aurora, Naperville Central and Naperville North. 

The Wheaton North girls last won a title in January 2012. Their victory Dec. 12 makes them the first school to win back-to-back titles in one year.

Head Coach Antonia Steinmiller led the team to victory in her first year, capturing her first DVC title as head coach. Sasha Lutz also coaches the Falcons cheerleaders.

Steinmiller said the team hopes to qualify for the IHSA State Championship at Illinois State University at the sectional championship next month. 

"The girls were extremely excited to win their second DVC title in 11 months last Wednesday evening. They are the hardest working team I have ever coached, and definitely deserved every ounce of happiness that night," said Steinmiller.

She said the team had two goals at the beginning of the season: win DVC and qualify for state.

"So far, we've accomplished one goal and we will be working just as hard to accomplish our next goal," she said. "Words can't express how proud we are of every single one of them."

The team is comprised of the following players:

Seniors

  • Nicole Johnson, 
  • Alicia Norgard and 
  • Courtney Conor

Juniors (11) 

  • Kate Hauser, 
  • Megan Sanzotti, 
  • Janelle Jahntz, 
  • Ivy Siebert, 
  • Carrie Wiley, 
  • Olivia Reinwald, 
  • Abby Tanking, 
  • Grace Pope, 
  • Haley Hannenberg and 
  • Jackie Spathies

Sophomores (8)

  • Darryl Moore, 
  • Caroline Lenz, 
  • Maggie Loiacono, 
  • Becca Rudman, 
  • Elena Ramos, 
  • Elizabeth Coolidge, 
  • Chloe Simek, 
  • Emily Victores, 
  • Kristin Link

Freshman

  • Sarah Taschetta and 
  • Mikey Bianco. 

The Falcon cheerleaders will compete at sectionals Jan. 26 at Rolling Meadows High School. 

Information courtesy of Wheaton North Coach Antonia Steinmiller.

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