The Youngstown State University Cheerleading squad represents the Athletic Department at games, department events and throughout the community at special functions. The Cheerleaders provide spirit to an already great atmosphere on gamedays at YSU's Stambaugh Stadium and throughout the men's and women's basketball season at the Beeghly Center.
The Cheerleaders are coached by Michelle Markota and Jenna Schneider, both previous Penguin Cheerleaders and YSU graduates. Markota has been an advisor since the fall of 2002 while Schneider joined the coaching ranks in the summer of 2010.
2012-13 SPIRIT SQUAD
Front row (From Left): Brooke Fusco, Destiny Ketchum, Molly Jones, Malloree Miller, Melinda Bolton, Jill Grove, KC Welsh, Gabby Borawiec.
Back row (From Left): Marissa White, Alexa Pospiech, Shelby Stefanek, Taylor Amato, Christina DeSantis, Jill Cholensky, Sarah Perry, Morgan McGuire, Shannon Black.