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Holy Cross Cheerleaders Win 12th NCA Championship

February 24, 2016 | posted by Hope for the Future

Topics: Catholic Schools

Holy Cross Cheerleaders Win 12th NCA Championship

Holy Cross of San Antonio’s cheerleaders won their 12th national title at the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) High School Nationals in Dallas, Texas, Jan. 22-24. The Knights competed in the open intermediate division.

“We have had a roller coaster of a year with the obstacle of switching to a difficult division…our kids did their best and practiced every day like if they had never won before,” said, Coach Stephanie Gaona, Cheer Coach at Holy Cross of San Antonio.

“As a team we were nervous to see whether or not all of our hard work would pay-off, however, when the announcer said ‘and our NCA National Champions from San Antonio, Texas’ the whole team collapsed on the floor in tears while they were all hugging each other; it was definitely a moment we will never forget,” Coach Goana, said.

The Holy Cross Knight Cheerleaders have the distinguished honor of being in the NCA’s hall of fame for the twelfth time.

“Holy Cross is proud of our national champion cheerleaders,” said Mr. Henry Galindo, Principal. “They are dedicated students who understand that hard work leads to success.”

This win was led by Jose De La Garza, choreographer, and coaches Giselle Rodriguez, Gaona, and Amanda Robles.

Cheerleader Squad Includes: Lauren Aguayo, Alyssa Castellanos, Juliana Guerrero, Catherine Ramos, Alexia Chapa, Jasmine Plascencia, Alyssa Barcena, Erica DeLuna, Deja Gonzalez, Autumn Silva, Ryan Robles, Caitlyn Rodriguez, Rebecca Perez, Daja Asberry, Sarah Asberry, Bella Filoteo, Stormee Perez, Bryanna Mendiola, Juliet Padilla, Gabriella Quintanilla, and Marissa Rodriguez.

The Brothers of Holy Cross founded Holy Cross of San Antonio in 1957 steeped in tradition and education. Holy Cross serves as the only co-educational college preparatory school centrally located in San Antonio’s Westside. Based on the principles of the Brothers of Holy Cross, the school’s educational mission helps break the cycle of poverty and opens doors to higher education. For more information, visit or call 210.433.9395.