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Pom/Dance Girls (Varsity)

2017-18 Varsity Competition Pom/Dance Team Photo
(Photo courtesy of Virtual Image Photography, Inc.)

COACH: Alexis Laurine, Head Varsity Competition Pom/Dance


Schedule

Rosters

Athletics Roster

2017-18 Varsity Competition Pom/Dance Roster

Name Year
Anna Brush 2019
Kellie Jean Camardo 2019
Eleanor (Nell) Dasso 2018
Meredith Delaney 2018
Marissa Giangiorgi 2020
Kailey Hetler 2018
Tatum Litzsinger 2019
Ava Manelis 2020
Caroline Martino 2018
Lilly Neil 2020
Erin Nolan 2018
Kylie Prieto 2019
Ben Reinkemeyer2019
Jacqueline Schlosser2019
Lilia Simeck2020
Brooke Stride 2019


Head Coach (Winter): Alexis Laurine
Assistant Coach (Winter): Nikki Lazzaretto

Superintendent: Michael Simeck
Principal: Dr. Chala Holland
Athletic Director: Tim Burkhalter

Nickname: Scouts
Team Colors: Royal Blue & Gold
Enrollment 1672

Team News

Team News



Varsity and JV Dance Teams with Conference Champion Trophies

Congratulations go out to the Varsity and JV Dance Teams, who placed first at the North Suburban Conference Championship on Friday, January 12, at Waukegan High School.


01/06/18
Congratulations to the Lake Forest High School Varsity and JV Dance Teams, who began the new year by bringing home trophies for their pom and jazz routines at the Chicagoland Dance Championship, which was held at the UIC Pavilion on Saturday, January 6. The competition draws teams from Illinois and the surrounding states in the Midwest.


12/17/17
Congratulations to the Varsity Dance Team, who placed second out of 20 teams with a jazz routine in the 2A Division at the Warren Invitational on Sunday, December 17. Lake Zurich placed first with their hip hop routine and Antioch placed third.

Next up is the UDA Chicagoland Dance Championship at UIC on January 6. Go Scouts!!

Varsity Dance Team pose for photo after placing second at Warren Invite.


Looking back at Nationals 2017


Varsity Dance Team Places Second in Large Varsity Pom at Nationals

02/05/17
Congratulations to the Varsity Dance Team on their second-place finish in the large varsity pom division at the UDA National Dance Team Championship in Orlando, Florida on February 5--a mere .1 out of first place! Great job ladies!

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Coaches

Coaches

Alexis Laurine, LFHS Head Varsity Competitive Pom/Dance Coach

Alexis Laurine, Head Varsity Competition Pom/Dance
Alaurine@comcast.net

2017-18 marks Coach Laurine's first year as the Head Varsity Competition Pom/Dance Team coach. She is a native of St. Clairsville, Ohio. Coach Laurine has danced since the age of two and grew up dancing in a studio studying genres such as ballet, jazz, contemporary, musical theater, and hip hop. She also has a love for choreographing and performing in musical theater productions.

She is a graduate of Lindenwood University with a BFA in Dance. During her time at Lindenwood, she was also a member of LU's nationally-ranked cheerleading team.

Alexis was a St. Louis Rams Cheerleader for two seasons and capped off her professional cheerleading career by being selected to represent the Rams at the 2016 NFL Pro Bowl, where she danced alongside pop singer Rachel Platten.


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Nikki Lazzaretto, Assistant Varsity
Competition Pom/Dance Team
nikkilazz@sbcglobal.net

Coach Lazzaretto has been coaching Pom/Dance at Lake Forest High School since 2011. During this time the team won the first-ever IHSA Sectionals held in Illinois for AA division dance and won the 2013 & 2014 National title for the large varsity pom division at the UDA National Dance Team Championship.

Previous coaching experience includes: Technique coach--Libertyville High School (2003-2006), Varsity Pom coach--Libertyville High School (2007-2011). In July of 2012, she was on the cover and featured in Lake County Magazine for her contribution to the arts.

Coach Lazzaretto received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Rollins College with a minor in Secondary Education and Dance, her Master of Arts in teaching and leadership from St. Xavier Unversity, and a Master of Education in Reading and Literacy and Certified Reading Specialist from Benedictine University. Currently, she is working at Dancecenter North as an instructor and Associate Director and at Lincolnshire Academy of Dance as an instructor. Coach Lazzaretto is also on staff in the Fine Arts department at Deerfield High School.

Awards

AWARDS

2016-17 VARSITY POM/COMPETITIVE DANCE AWARDS

VARSITY SQUAD
2017 Nicole Becker
2019 Kellie Jean Camardo
2018 Eleanor (Nell) Dasso
2018 Meredith Delaney
*2017 Catherine Dempsey
2020 Marissa Giangiorgi
*2017 Grace Glyman
2018 Kailey Hetler
*2017 Reese Karras
*2017 Sarah Kuetemeyer
*2017 Gabrielle (Elly) Larson
2018 Caroline Martino
*2017 Tegan Morcott
2020 Lilly Neil
*2017 Margaret Nemickas
2018 Erin Nolan
*2017 Bria Slobodnik
2019 Brooke Stride
2017 Brittany Theo
*2017 Erin Wanner
*4th year Participation

NSC SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
Reese Karras

ALL ACADEMIC
Nicole BeckerR
Eleanor (Nell) Dasso
Meredith Delaney
Kailey Hetler
Sarah Kuetemeyer
Gabrielle (Elly) Larson
Caroline Martino
Tegan Morcott
Margaret Nemickas

MOST VALUABLE
Kellie Jean Camardo
Grace Glyman

MOST IMPROVED
Kailey Hetler

MOST SPIRITED
Brooke Stride

CHAR ASH AWARD
Margaret Nemickas

ALL CONFERENCE
Kellie Jean Camardo
Brooke Stride
Sarah Kuetemeyer

ALL CONFERENCE-HONORABLE MENTION
Nicole Becker
Eleanor (Nell) Dasso
Bria Slobodnik

TEAM RESULTS:
UDA National Dance Team Championship
2nd Place finish in the large varsity pom division
in Orlando, Florida on February 5--a mere .1 out of first place.

Universal Dance Association (UDA)
Chicagoland Dance Championship
1st Place - large varsity pom category
2nd Place - large varsity jazz category

NSC Championship
2nd Place

Sectional
1st Place - lyrical jazz routine

State
3rd Place - jazz routine in the Class 2A state finals


Archived Awards

Varsity Blue Pom/Dance Team Awards - Winter 2014-15
Posted: Apr 6 2015

Varsity Blue Pom/Dance Team Awards - Winter 2013-14
Posted: Mar 23 2014