2017 Varsity Cheer
Name Grade
Hanna Arada 9
Tanner Bailey 12
Haley Carder 10
Madeline Dalmand 12
Gracie DeSantis 10
Nikki Gallo 9
Taylor Graham 11
Mackenzie Higgins 9
Alexis McCabe 9
Rylee Nen 10
Maddy Palmer 10
Hailey Rednour 12
Ashley Rowley 11
Piera Spinosi 10
Olivia Young 12
2017 JV Cheer
Name Grade
Paige Brakke 9
Katherine Burke 10
Emma Carlos 9
Sophia Christopher 9
Sabrina Cormie 9
Elodie Elkins 9
Mia Fineberg 10
Makenna Gass 9
Gabby Gerken 9
McKenna Grayson 10
Makaia Kelsey 9
Charlie Kroener 10
Hannah Lundstrom 11
Haley McGuire 9
Lauren Montgomery 10
Bianca Radovic 10
Jacquelinie Schillig 9
Maddy Sherwood 9
Olivia Sar 10
Sheridan Shigo 10
Haley Stephens 9
Amy Sullivan 9
Audrey Telenko 10


Head Coach | John Neville

John started coaching at Santa Margarita Catholic High School during the 2015-2016 season and was a part of their 3rd place finish at the UCA High School Nationals in Orlando, Florida. This was the highest ranked finish in school history.

John started his cheerleading career as a high school cheerleader for two years before cheering at Oregon State University for four years, where he was captain of that team for the last two seasons. After graduating from Oregon State in 1996 he became an instructor for the United Spirit Association (USA) for ten years. Six of those years he was a head instructor teaching high school and college camps all across the West Coast from Washington, Oregon, California, Utah and Nevada. John was a high school French and Spanish teacher from 1997-2001 at Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon where he coached the high school cheerleading team. He also coached pole vault for the track team and was a JV Football assistant coach for the last season. During this time he started the first of two all star gyms as well as was a member of the Portland Trail Blazers stunt team. While in Oregon, John choreographed high school and colleges around the Pacific Northwest while judging local and National high school and collegiate cheer competitions.

In 2001, John moved to Southern California and began coaching locally while still teaching summer camps for USA and was a member of the Los Angeles Clippers stunt team. In the spring of 2003, John and his wife, Heather, co-founded OC All Stars Cheer and Dance. Since then, John has become the sole owner of OC All Stars. While coaching teams at OC John also teaches many tumbling classes for all levels and ages. John also judges nationally and speaks at cheerleading conferences across the country.

Assistant Varsity Coach | Katie Bowers

Katie Bowers has been coaching high school competitive cheerleading for 12 years. In those 12 years as a high school coach, she obtained 12 USA Nationals, 5 UCA National Titles, 2011 CheerPros Coach of the Year, and 2014 Advisor of the Year. Katie currently works at Varsity as a V!ROC Choreography director. Katie has her bachelors in Social Science from Cal State Fullerton and a teaching credential.

Junior Varsity Head Coach | Alison Kleszcewski

Ali has been involved in cheerleading since 2001. She began her coaching career as a gymnastics instructor and cheer coach in 2002, and taught recreational and team gymnasts for 4 years before completely switching over to cheerleading. She has competed on advanced level All Star, High School and College teams since then and has competed four times at the USASF Cheerleading Worlds. Ali has also worked and judged for JAMZ and NCA cheerleading companies. Before cheerleading, Ali spent 10 years in competitive gymnastics having spent her last year training level 8.


Summer Calendar

Tryout Information

Parent Informational Meeting: Tuesday, April 10 at 6pm - Science Lecture Hall

Sideline Cheer Tryout CLINICS are:
  • Tuesday, 4/17 from 4-6pm at OC All-Stars
  • Thursday, 4/19 from 4-6pm at OC All-Stars

Sideline Cheer TRYOUTS are:
  • Friday, 4/20 from 3-6pm at OC All-Stars

Click Here for the 2018-2019 SMCHS Cheer Tryout Packet