Vikings Cheerleaders
Are you ready to show your school spirit and cheer the Villa Vikings on to victory? Join the Cheer Squad!

Cheerleading

What’s it Like to Cheer at Villa?

The newest way to get involved on Villa’s campus is to join the Villa Vikings Cheerleading squad. Cheerleading supports the men’s and women’s basketball teams and are involved in performances and spirit events at the College. The Vikings cheerleaders are a group of high energy, dedicated individuals who foster school spirit by leading the crowd in cheers, chanting, stunting, tumbling, jumping and dancing.

Want to Join the Team?

Do you have the interest and dedication it takes to cheer at the collegiate level? Consider becoming a Viking cheerleader. We are currently looking to grow our squad for the 2017-2018 season! For more information, please contact Head Coach Brittany Leighbody at bleighbody@villa.edu or 716-200-7751. Scholarships are available for both men and women!

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Meet Head Coach Brittany Leighbody

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Head Coach Brittany Leighbody has coached the Villa Vikings Cheer Squad since its inaugural season in 2016. She graduated from Buffalo State College in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. In addition, Coach Leighbody received her USASF certification for levels one through five from JAMU University in Louisville, Kentucky.

Prior to joining the Villa Vikings, Coach Leighbody served as the head coach for the varsity cheer squad at Cheektowaga Central High School and St. Mary’s High School, the modified and varsity tumbling coach at Lancaster High School, the head coach and private tumbling coach at Lightning All-Stars Gym, the varsity choreographer and assistant coach at Cuba-Rushford High School and the junior varsity choreographer at Iroquois High School. She was also the head judge in the Olean Area Youth Football League Cheerleading Competition.

Coach Leighbody also has 20 years of cheerleading experience including including youth recreational cheerleading, High School level at West Seneca East, competitive at Lightning All-stars, and Collegiate level at Buffalo State, Lightning All-Stars and Wild All-stars. She has attended and competed in several National Championships. She hopes to keep this streak going at Villa.

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