SIUE Cheer and Dance Team

Who Are We?

          The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) Cheer and Dance Team is a Division I Spirit Squad comprised of two components: cheer/stunt athletes and technically-trained dancers. The two teams are committed to working together to promote SIUE Athletics by creating a cooperative spirit between the teams, the student body, and the athletics community. Both components are administered through the SIUE Intercollegiate Athletics Department. Our goal is to support Cougar Athletics, enhance game excitement, and encourage crowd involvement. The team is coached by Michelle Deets, and assisted by Casey Fields and Emily Gaehle.

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2013-2014 Cheer and Dance Team Tryout Information

Tryouts for the SIUE Cheer and Dance Team have been scheduled for April 28, 2013, beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Please print out a copy of each document below for details.

Cheer and Dance Team Overview and Expectations
Tryout Information and Details
Tryout Application
Video Audition Information


Contact Info

          The SIUE Cheer and Dance Team is available to provide promotional, marketing and performance support at any event! To book a team appearance or request Eddie the Mascot at your event, please contact Head Coach Michelle Deets at [email protected]. Please direct all cheer/dance inquiries to Coach Deets as well.

 Our Teams
2012- 2013 SIUE Cheer Squad
LaJenora Amos- Homewood, IL
Gracie Billups- Fairview Heights, IL
Kierstyn Bone- Effingham, IL
Kristen Campbell- Glen Carbon, IL
Camille Casler- Jacksonville, IL
Mitch Cunningham- Highland, IL
Jennifer Garland- Effingham, IL
Deloris Gibbons- Mascoutah, IL
Alexa Kinney- Effingham, IL
Abigail Kosydor- Highland, IL
Shelbi Lamb- Bloomington, IL
Kira Long- Granite City, IL
Catelyn Lowe- Highland, IL
Riley Nadler- Highland, IL
Breanna Rogy- Peoria, IL
Lauren Soebbing- Lincoln, IL
Taylor Tiller- Pocahontas, IL
Dairyn Tye- Troy, IL
Michaela Wheeler- Highland, IL
Lauren Williamson- Yorkville, IL

2012- 2013 SIUE Dance
Desirea Barker- Glen Carbon, IL
Kassandra Elliott- New Douglas, IL
Kaitlin Flinn-Dunlap, IL
Jennifer Iken- Edwardsville, IL
Sara Malone- Marion, IL
Rileyann Maloney- Rockton, IL
Carrie Miller- Joliet, IL
Stefanie Schrieber- Pekin, IL
Kim Shubert- Plainfield, IL
Jannah Stone- Highland, IL