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Pom/Dance Girls (Varsity)

COACH: Nikki Lazzaretto, Head Varsity Pom/Dance

Looking back at Nationals 2017



Schedule

Rosters

Athletics Roster

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


Head Coach (Winter): Nikki Lazzaretto
Assistant Coach (Winter): Angela McNicholas

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

Nickname: Scouts
Team Colors: Royal Blue & Gold
Enrollment 1695

Team News

Team News

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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01/28/27
Congratulations to the Varsity Dance team, who took third place with a score of 93.86 for their beautiful jazz routinein the Class 2A state finals at Bloomington, IL. Geneva came in first with a score of 94.74 followed by Eisenhower High School at 94.54. Check here for all state results. On Friday the team takes off for Orlando to compete in the National Dance Team Championship on February 4 and 5. Good luck!

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01/21/17
Another first-place finish for the LFHS Varsity Dance Team--this one at the Grayslake North Sectional in the 2A Division on January 21.

The preliminary performance for Lake Forest at State begins the 2A portion of preliminaries at 3:19 PM on Friday, January 27.

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01/14/17
The Varsity Dance Team placed second with their high-energy pom routine at the NSC Championship, which was held at Warren High School on Friday, January 13.

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01/07/17
Congratulations go out to the Lake Forest High School Varsity Dance Team, who traveled to UIC on Saturday to compete in the Universal Dance Association (UDA) Chicagoland Dance Championship where they took top honors in the large varsity pom category and placed second in the large varsity jazz category.

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Congratulations to the Varsity and JV Dance Teams who were named Varsity Grand Champions in Varsity Class 2A and JV Divisions at the Titan Dance Challenge, which was held at the Glenbrook South High School on December 11.

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Coaches

Coaches

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Nikki Lazzaretto, Head Varsity Girls Competition Pom/Dance
nikkilazz@sbcglobal.net

This marks Coach Lazzaretto's sixth year as the Varsity Coach for the nationally-ranked Dance Team and her 17th year coaching. In her time with Lake Forest, she helped the team earn their first two National Championship titles in Large Varsity Pom (2013 and 2014) at the National Dance Team Championship in Orlando, Florida. The team has maintained their ranking in the top three among the strongest teams in the nation since 2012.

Nikki is a graduate of Rollins College, majoring in English and minoring in dance and secondary education. She holds a Master's degree in reading and literacy and a Reading Specialist certification from Benedictine University, and a Master's degree in teaching and leadership from St. Xavier University. Nikki has been a master teacher at C.N.A.D.M and Dance Masters Wisconsin and is on staff at Dancenter North and Lincolnshire Academy of Dance. She has been featured in Lake County Magazine for her contribution to dance and coaching and is currently a dance teacher in the Fine Arts Department at Deerfield High School.



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Angela McNicholas, Assistant Varsity Girls Competition Pom/Dance

amcnicholas10@gmail.com

2016 marks Coach McNicholas' first year as Assistant Varsity Competition Pom/Dance coach at LFHS. Coach McNicholas is an LFHS alum and a former four-year member of the LFHS Varsity Pom/Dance Team. Prior to coming back to LFHS, she was co-coach and choreographer for six years for the Loyola Academy Varsity Dance Team.

Coach McNicholas received her Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and her Master's in Secondary Education from National Louis University. She teaches seventh grade Language Arts at Lake Bluff Middle 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