Iona College Cheerleading Squad

Iona's cheerleaders and our Mascot, Killian the Gael, endeavor to work the crowd and build the spirit of both the Iona athletes in action and Iona fans in attendance at games on and off campus. They serve to motivate and inspire a winning spirit for the athletes.
As members of a spirit team at Iona College our mission is to provide the team with an athletic program that will allow them to show their Gael spirit and amazing skills. The team performs at athletic events such as basketball games and competitions, in front of their peers and the community. The team hopes to provide each member with an experience and memories that will last a lifetime.

2015 – 2016 Iona Cheer Captains

  • Jill Bohnaker
  • Allie Rivera
  • Kaitlin Finnegan

Practice Times

**Subject to Change**

  • Tuesdays: 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Sundays: Noon - 3 p.m.

Locations: Hynes Athletics Center - Mulcahy Gym, Hynes Gym and the Hegarty Room
*Mascot will only be expected to attend one practice per week*

General Team Requirements

  • Stunting: One legged stunt with twist down
  • Skills: 1 cheer (will be taught)
  • Dance: 1 dance (will be taught)
  • Jumps: 2 Jumps (1 toe touch and 1 optional)
  • Tumbling: Standing back hand spring (Strongly encouraged, but not required)
Please note that other complimentary/equal skills will also be taken into consideration in addition to overall sense of enthusiasm, contribution, and spirit.

Cheerleading Team Tryouts

  • First Round Tryouts – Occur in May/June
  • Second Round Tryouts – Occur in September
  • Mascot Tryouts – Occur in September

Contact Information

Head Cheerleading Coach: Tashica Clarke
Assistant Cheerleading Coach: Dorcie Lovinsky