Bartlett, Tenn., February 16, 2018 – USA Cheer has announced the schools represented on the US Junior Coed National Team, which will represent the United States in the Junior Elite Division at the 2017 International Cheer Union (ICU) World Championships, which takes place April 25-27, 2018 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World® Resort.

Jessica Spitale Fresina, the current head coach for Brother Martin High School in New Orleans, has been named Head Coach for the Junior Coed US National Team. Fresina, who was captain of the Louisiana State University team as a cheerleader, was also a two-time High School Coed Partner Stunt National Champion. She coached the St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School team to three national championships before taking on coaching responsibilities for Brother Martin High School.

“I am extremely excited to have Jessica leading the US Junior Coed National Team in 2018,” says Tony Nash, Director of US National Teams for USA Cheer, the governing body for cheer in the US “Jessica is a former LSU cheerleader, which gives her a wealth of knowledge at all skill levels. We are extremely confident in her ability to bring together a group of athletes to form the US Junior Coed National Team.” “Two of my greatest passions in life are cheerleading and love for my country,” says Fresina. “Being selected to coach the US Junior Coed National Team is an extreme honor for me and has truly humbled me to the core. I look forward to proudly representing the USA with these talented athletes.”

The Junior Coed US National Team will be comprised of athletes from several schools from Southern Louisiana.  Madi Guidry will assist Fresina with coaching duties for the team.

Schools Represented on US Junior Coed National Team:

  • Brother Martin High School | New Orleans, LA
  • Mount Carmel Academy | New Orleans, LA
  • Dominican High School | New Orleans, LA
  • Archbishop Chapelle High School | Metairie, LA
  • St. Catherine of Siena Junior High | Metairie, LA
  • St. Clement of Rome Junior High | Metairie, LA
  • St. Josephs Academy | Baton Rouge, LA
  • Live Oak High School | Watson, LA
  • Live Oak Junior High | Livingston Parish, LA
  • Jesuit High School | New Orleans, LA
  • Archbishop Shaw High School | Marrero, LA

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About USA Cheer

The USA Federation for Sport Cheering is a not-for-profit national governing body for all disciplines of cheerleading (including Traditional Cheerleading, STUNT, and Club Cheer/All Star). USA Cheer has three primary objectives: promote safety and safety education for Cheer in the United States; help grow and develop interest and participation in Cheer throughout the United States; and represent the United States of America in international Cheer competitions.