After three grueling sessions of evaluations by GSU Cheer alumni, University staff, and the spirit coaching staff, the 2019-20 cheerleaders have been announced by head coach Darryl Lyons on Monday.
“We have about half veterans and half rookie members making up the team this year," Lyons said. "I think it’s a great blend of strong leadership and fresh new energy. I am very excited to start working with them!”
THE COED TEAM
Linsey Ta Luong - Dalton, Ga.
Nikky Castelli - Johns Creek, Ga.
Adrianna Berry - Johns Creek, Ga.
Maddi Eubanks - Dunwoody, Ga.
LaShadia Jimenez - Warner Robins, Ga.
Destiny Alston - Forsyth, Ga.
Rigo Orellana - Bonaire, Ga.
Mason Buchanan - Jacksonville, Fla.
Lorenzo Hopper - Villa Rica, Ga.
Zach Grant - Braselton, Ga.
Nigel Carter - Austell, Ga.
Sam Pittman - Atlanta, Ga.
Evan Maxwell - Dunwoody, Ga.
Diamond Norwood - Chicago, Ill.
Jack Stutz - Dunwoody, Ga.
Jamaal Javed - United Arab Emirates, Dubai
THE ALL GIRL TEAM
Nyesha Huggins - Mableton, Ga.
Analea Cioffi - Mineral Bluff, Ga.
Julia McIntyre - Cartersville, Ga.
Kayla Willams - Decatur, Ga.
Erin Murray - Woodbine, Ga.
LaCheree Loveless - Buford, Ga.
Jamia Roberts - Norcross, Ga.
Jordan Slauter - Columbus, Ohio
Cydni Perryman - Conyers, Ga.
Simone Kinnebrew - Mableton, Ga.
Katie Angelo - Newnan, Ga.
Azia Parker - Suwanee, Ga.
Hannah Osborne - Dacula, Ga.
Aniya McAuthur - Philadelphia, Penn.
Ginni Aulicky - Sharpsburg, Ga.
Bryson Wilson - Conyers, Ga.
Kortney Owens - Vidalia, Ga.
Michaiah Edwards - Stone Mountain, Ga.
Alex Nobles - McDounagh, Ga.
Brittiney Hammond - Perry, Ga.
Simone Kirkland - Statesboro, Ga.
Jalah Falcher - Lithonia, Ga.
The teams will be practicing throughout the summer, as well as promoting Panther Pride at the New Student Orientations. Their first performances are set for the Georgia State football home opener on Sept. 7, against Furman.