Club Sports

About Our Organization

The Marist College Cheerleading Team performs at all home football games, as well as all home men's and women's basketball games.  The cheerleaders travel with the Marist men's and women's basketball teams to the MAAC tournament in March, at the end of each season.  The team will also travel alongside the Red Foxes at the NCAA tournament if either the men's or women's basketball teams earn a bid.

In addition to performing at games, The Marist College Cheerleading Team has competed in a variety of competitions.  Past competitions include the Albany Regional Cheerleading Competition and Reach the Beach in Maryland.  The team also attends the NCAA College National Cheerleading Championship in Daytona Beach, Florida.  In 2018, the team was awarded 6th place in the Intermediate All-Girl Division.  The team also attends community events, such as The Walk to Defeat ALS, and hosts a “Kid’s Day” Event annually.

Image of Marist Cheerleading Logos


Cheerleaders running onto the field at Tenney Stadium

Club Leadership

Student Executive Board:

Co-Presidents: Emily Lia, '23, Shannon Grass, '23, Ceci Salupo-Carey, '23

A Message from our Coach, Christine Halling:

The 2022-2023 season will be my fourth year as head coach of The Marist Cheerleading Program.  My past coaching experience spans between high school and collegiate levels.  As a coach, my passion is to create an environment and bond that is like a family.  I strive to push my athletes to work hard and be their best on both the mat and in the classroom.

As a team, we highlight our talents by supporting the Red Foxes at athletic and community events.  We also showcase our abilities at local and national competitions.   We look forward to getting to know you and your skills and talents at our live tryout.  We are so excited to welcome new members to the team each year, and thank you for your interest in becoming a part of our squad and for visiting our webpage! 


Head Coach, Christine Halling



Train in Our State-of-the-Art Facilities

A renovated and expanded 140,000-square foot James J. McCann Center Recreation Center was opened to the Marist community in January 2020. All of our club sports teams have unparalleled access to this state-of-the-art facility, including use of our Team Weight Room, Fitness Center, Auxiliary Gymnasium and Indoor Turf Facility.

The spaces referenced above can be scheduled for your club, and students can work with the Coordinator of Club Sports & Intramurals to determine availability.

Cheerleaders performing at homecoming



Cheerleaders performing at homecoming

Join the Team!

Are you interested in becoming a Marist College Cheerleader for the 2021-22 season?  All class years are welcome.

Our live tryout was held in September 2021 for the ‘21 - ‘22 school year.  For any questions regarding tryouts/details/requirements, please DM us on Instagram @marist_cheerleading or email us at

Practice Schedule

Practices are typically held two to three times per week and an additional Strength and Conditioning team lift is held once per week throughout the fall & spring semesters.  Athletes are expected to work out and practice cheerleading elements on their own throughout the summer and winter months.  The team re-assembles each year in mid-late August for camp, practices, and tryouts.











Earn Priority Points through Clubs and Activities

To earn one (1) point: Members must attend minimum of 50% of club meetings for the semester and 75% of club game day (football/basketball) activities.

To earn two (2) points: Members must attend minimum of 75% of club meetings for the semester and 100% of club game day (football/basketball) activities PLUS community service.

To earn three (3) points (executive board only): Officers must attend 75% of club meetings for the semester and 100% of club activities including community service. If executive board members do not complete all of the requirements to earn three points, they will be eligible to receive up to two points based on the above criteria.

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