Sideline Cheer & Song / Pom
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love. 1 Corinthians 16:13-14
Our primary mission is to serve as ambassadors for Jesus Christ and for Crean Lutheran High School. Dedicated to upholding Christian values, team spirit, and servant leadership, the Spiritleaders interact with the crowd, school and community to generate Christ-like enthusiasm, encouragement, support for our Football and Basketball sports teams, and competes for God’s glory. We are dedicated to raising up strong, empowered leaders with the heart of Christ, in order to develop a community of passionate and mature disciples who will transform the world by love, leadership, and service.
Our spirit program brings school spirit to our sporting events, pep rallies and other school events, entertaining and exciting the audiences. Please download the Spirit Handbook if you are interested in trying out.
mrs. Dana werschke- Head cheer coach (sideline)
Dana was a Cheerleader in high school and on the drill team. When her three kids were younger, she served in the Children's Ministry at Coast Hills Community Church through MOPs and helped organize and work VBS for 100’s of kids. Dana followed all Star Cheer for over 10 years watching her own children grow in a sport her entire family loved. Dana started the Cheer Team at Aliso Viejo Christian School and worked with them for 2 years choreographing half-time dances and sideline cheers. Last year she was blessed to be able to help with sideline Cheer, Stunt and Traditional Competition Cheer at Crean Lutheran High School.
She feels that God is really working in her life by putting her in positions where she can work with what gifts he has given her. She loves working with kids daily, teaching them the amazing sport of Cheer and showing God's love through it all. What a blessing!!
ms. Brandi Walshe - Head Song Coach (Sideline & competition)
Brandi Walshe is grateful to be serving at Crean Lutheran High School. She has assisted the Sideline and Competition Song Team for two seasons, and is entering her third season as head coach.
Brandi's training began at the Ballet Conservatory in Aliso Viejo, which cultivated her love for creative expression and performance. She was a member of her high school and college dance teams where she cheered on the sideline and competed across the nation. As a member of the Los Angeles Laker Girls and Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders, Brandi had the opportunity to travel to Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and London. She has been blessed to perform at the happiest place on earth, Disneyland, for the past eight years, and continues to pursue her career in print, commercial, and dance in Los Angeles. By using her gifts, Brandi's goal is to encourage her students to praise God through dance and expression, and to be a source of light for their brothers and sisters in Christ.
ms. brystan bailey - assistant song sideline coach
Brystan Bailey is happy to come home to Crean Lutheran High School in a new role as Assistant Song Coach. She attended Crean Lutheran as a student and cheered on the Saints as song co-captain and MVP. Since graduating in 2015, she has received her Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Dance from San Diego State University. She was part of the Dance Team at SDSU performing weekly on a field in front of 70,000 people, traveling to bowl games in different states, and featured on ESPN several times. In addition, she was on the University’s Dance Team, directed multiple shows, attended many intensives, and was chosen to represent her university nationally as a dancer and choreographer more than once. She also helped coordinate the Greekweek dance talent show and performed at the Aztec Dance Marathon; both events attended by thousands and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity. Brystan stayed active in her faith and was part of four different Christian organizations in San Diego and two this last year in Orange County. She spent this last year as a dancer, a middle school cheer coach assistant, and a high school track coach. Brystan cannot wait to be a Saint again.
mrs. aileen bailey- assistant cheer coach
Mrs. Bailey is in her first year as the assistant varsity cheer coach. She has been married 16 years and has 4 sons: Kingston 7, Krawford 10, Kaiden 13, and Kenneth 15. Aileen has been a part of Crean Lutheren's culture for the past 3 years with her husband as one of the Crean Lutheran basketball coaches, and now her oldest Kenneth a starter on the Varsity basketball team for the Saints. She brings a rich history of ministry and cheer to the school. Aileen was a 3 year varsity cheerleader and captain for Garden Grove High School. In 2004 she was inducted into her high school's Hall of Fame. Her team received a coveted Spirit award from UCLA during her junior year. Following high school she attended the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) where she studied visual communications.
For 14 years Aileen was a stay at home mom to her boys, pouring her time and energy into caring for them while volunteering at the local schools. She is responsible for starting the first Irvine Elementary school cheer squad which birthed a trend of schools providing youth cheer as a seasonal after school program. In 2017, Aileen traveled to Germany for ministry where she helped run a German youth cheer camp and choreographed a halftime cheer performance for a German professional basketball game. In addition to her work at home, Aileen has been a dedicated Bible study leader and speaker for Virtue Women's ministry at her local church, Harvest Christian Fellowship Orange County, for the past 11 years. Aileen is so happy and excited to be part of the Crean Lutheran family. Her heart for God and the people she has been able to serve is going to help set our cheer squad up for the best success.
ms. Aubrey Walsh - song sideline Coach
Aubrey Walsh is entering her third year on the CLHS staff, taking on a new role as the JV Song coach. She has been a dancer for 16 years and has trained, performed, and competed in the styles of lyrical, jazz, contemporary, tap, ballet, and hip-hop. As a student at Crean Lutheran, Aubrey had the pleasure of being a part of the Dance department for four years and was the Advanced Dance Team Captain as well as the President of the Dance Department. Aubrey was nominated and awarded by Mrs. Alyssa Jones as the student of the year for three years in a row and was awarded by her peers as the 2017 “Saints Dancer of the Year.” Along with her beautiful journey within the dance department, Aubrey was a part of the spirit team as a varsity songleader for three years. During her freshman year, the song team competed for the first time at regional and national competitions. Aubrey feels extremely blessed to see how much the team and the department has grown since her graduation in 2017.
Ms. Erica Cogswell - Cheer Sideline Coach
Erica Cogswell is excited to start her fourth year coaching at Crean Lutheran. She has held multiple positions during her time serving the spirit program and aims to lead through Christ in any position she holds. Her experience includes four years of high school varsity sideline cheer and four years of traditional competition cheer both regionally and nationally. In addition, she is entering her fourth year of both sideline and STUNT at Concordia University Irvine. Her favorite part of coaching has been the ability to watch her athletes grow academically, socially, and in their spiritual journeys. She hopes to aid them in any way she is able and looks forward to another year at Crean Lutheran.
Mrs. tonya nicholas
This will be Mrs. Nicholas’ third year on the Crean Lutheran staff as Spirit Advisor. She has a daughter who is a CLHS cheer alumni that graduated in 2018. Throughout those 4 years, Tonya was involved in the many events that are put on each year including spirit camp, senior night, end of the year banquet, and fundraising. She loved attending all of the sporting events with her family and can’t wait until she has her other daughter at Crean Lutheran next year! Tonya enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, gardening, and volunteering through the National Charity League with her daughters. Her and her family have attended Saddleback Church for over 20 years. Tonya truly feels blessed to be a part of the Crean Lutheran family where she can serve the spirit families to the best of her ability!
Mrs. Alyssa Jones - Spirit Advisor
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33
Bachelor of Science in Psychology-Vanguard University of Southern California
Emphasis in Human Development
California Pacific College for the Performing Arts: The Young Americans
17 years of teaching dance
10 years in education at Crean Lutheran High School
14 years professionally performing in the entertainment field
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|JV Cheer||JV Song||Varsity Cheer||Varsity Song|
|Allie Reuter||Avery Kurz||Cate Galloway||Abigail Reyes|
|Katie Reuter||Anna Brown||Leah Ellwein||Tessa Johnson|
|Nika Pisareva||Sarina Vakhil||Makenna Mendoza||Annabelle Kim|
|Josie Nelson||Aspen Carney||Rena Musgrave||Bayleigh Shapard|
|Lauren Ballard||Jianna Scordo||Lauren Brajevich||Mina Shaffer|
|Kailey Lew||Aimee Cho||Katelyn Campbell||Micayli Wells|
|Tannis Bailey||Brooke Dahler||Clara Mangum||Isabella Kasravi|
|Alyssa Taylor||Sarah Jordan||Tia Werschke||Chloe Dougherty|
|Alexis Saley||Yuma Kainuma||Niki Vakil||Danika Young|
|Amy Dacus||Claire Kim||Trinity Kubicki|
|Erin Tang||Carolyn Lu||Alyssa Sanchez|
|Naomi Cambio||Shannon Reed|
|Katherine Nguyen||Chloe Wong|
|Lola Maurier||Amanda Charest|
|Erin Dunn||Cami Klein|
|Taylor Brubaker||Gwen Butler|
|Emily Yang||Grace Brull|
Spirit tryouts have been postponed from May 1 until further notice. Our Spiritline, TCC, Stunt, and Competition Song coaches are working together to create plans, which will be emailed to all prospective students and families.
New students are eligible for auditions once the enrollment process is completed. If you have any additional questions about your status of enrollment please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tryouts For Next Season 2020-2021
4th at USA Nationals ( out of 18 teams)
2nd place at NDA Regionals
1st place at USA Regionals
Dec 16th- UDA Regional- Received 2nd place and a bid to Nationals at the Hard Rock Live in Florida
Jan 20th- USA Regional- Received 1st place and a bid to Nationals at the Anaheim Convention Center in California
Jan 27th- UDA Westcoast Championships- 4th place
Feb 23rd- USA Spirit Nationals - NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! JV Song/Pom Intermediate
Mar 3rd- NDA Nationals Orlando, FL - Tied for 13th out of 27! Small Varsity Pom
A Special congratulations to Anna Ellwein and Tivoli Treloar for making All American All Stars at USA camp this summer! Also our Varsity team brought home a superior plaque and JV a spirit award!
JV Song attended USA regionals and qualified for nationals! This was their very first competition and we are so proud them. Go support on March 18th at the Anaheim Convention Center!
This summer our song teams attended the UDA (Universal Dance Association) at University of San Diego. Our girls got superior ratings on all evaluations. We brought home a 2 spirit awards for both JV and Varsity Song. Our Varsity Song team had a special evaluation and received the Team Full Out Award for their excellent performance. We are so excited to represent our Saints!
A special congratulations to Alyssa Needham and Ashley Zhang for making All American All Stars 2014!! They have the opportunity to attend London and perform in the new year's day parade 2015!
Song USA Regionals 2018
Sideline Cheer Team
Tryouts For Next Season 2020-2021