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About the Team


Morris Catholic Cheer is based on the values of dedication, determination, and school spirit. Morris Catholic Cheer is not just supporting our other MC sports teams but also a cheer team who competes for a title. While attending the games, our cheerleaders inspire the players and ignite the crowds through cheers, dances, tumbling and stunts. There are no prerequisites to join our team! We will teach you all that you need to know.

Cheer is an athletic, social, disciplined, and self-esteem building sport. Coaches will guide cheerleaders to push toward their personal best, always encouraging a growth mindset. As a team, our cheerleaders learn that they will get the best results through the support of one another. The training and conditioning for all levels has safety as our first priority. Coaches push our athletes' minds and bodies to achieve goals that they may not have thought they could reach before.

The Morris Catholic Cheerleading team is not just a Fall sport, but a Winter sport as well. These athletes commit their time and energy into being two-sport athletes. As of Fall 2020, Morris Catholic Cheer is competing UCA, as opposed to NCA in our previous years. Morris Catholic cheerleaders cheer on Football and Basketball, along with competing with a mat routine and Game Day routine.

In years prior, Morris Catholic has won multiple first place titles around the state and will continue to reach the highest potential we can. In 2019, MCHS Competition Cheerleading took home a second-place trophy at Reach the Beach Nationals in Ocean City, Maryland.



 Bible Verse: 2 Timothy 1:7

About the Coach

Rio Caraig, Head Fall and Winter Coach

Coach Caraig cheered for five years, coached for six and has been a director for her hometown youth program for two years. Coach Caraig is passionate about stunting and her three dogs. She is a Kean University Alumni and received her Bachelor's degree in Marketing.


Emily Hertel, Assistant Fall and Winter Coach

Coach Hertel cheered for twelve years, four at Lenape Valley Regional High School. Coach Hertel was on her 2017-2018 Small Varsity team (placing 9th at UCA Nationals), and Medium Game Day team (placing 2nd) at UCA Nationals! She has coached youth teams for four years, as well as being a gymnastics instructor for almost four years! Coach Hertel is also very passionate about the sport, and her little pup Biskit.


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Video by Tyler Esterly '21 of the MC Film Club