Saint Mary's College

Spirit Team

The Saint Mary's College Spirit Team is a combination team of dance and cheer. The team performs dance routines at halftimes and timeouts and cheers during timeouts and on the endlines during men's and women's basketball games. They cheer at other home games as well including soccer and volleyball. The Spirit Team also works within the community-- attending events with the College, reading to children in the community, and performing at children's birthday parties.  

How To Join The Spirit Team
Tryouts for the 2013-14 Team are as follows:

Saturday, September 14th
8:30-9:00am Registration(resume, head shot, class/work schedule)
9:00am-12:00pm Dance Routine/Cheer Routine
 -Learn and perform a dance routine
 -Learn and perform Saint Mary's Fight Song
 -Learn and perform cheer
12:00 First cut

Sunday, September 15th
8:30-9:00am Check in
9:00-10:00 Fight Song, Dance Routine (small group)
10:00-11:00 Interviews, Special Skills, Perform cheer
11:00-12:00 Final routine performance and Fight Song (large group)
12:00 Final cut

The typical Spirit Team roster is comprised of 12-16 members.  The program's director is Cassandra (Gutierrez) Nguyen, a former San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush member.

The Spirit Team is expected to attend all practices, games and events assigned. They travel with the men's and women's basketball teams to the West Coast Conference tournament and NCAA tournament (when applicable). Because of the highly demanding schedule, members of the Spirit Team must be able to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 and balance and coordinate all schedules and potential missed class time. Members of the Spirit Team are seen as the face of the College at games and events and must emanate the mission of the College.

Want the Gaels Spirit Team at Your Child's Birthday Party?
The Spirit Team will teach the kids the SMC Fight Song routine, perform the Fight Song routine and/or a dance routine, facepaint and/or apply SMC tattoos for kids, and perform a birthday cheer. Cost is $50 (4 members, up to 2 hours). Money will go towards the Spirit Team Fund which helps pay their trip to the West Coast Conference Basketball Tournament.
Contact Spirit Team Director for booking.

Spirit Team Director:
Cassandra (Gutierrez) Nguyen at
Tenaya Davis, Marketing Coordinator,
Leilani Wagner, Asst. AD for Marketing and Promotions,