Hip, Hip Hooray
Fairfield Ludlowe High School cheerleading team is the best in the state
“It’s a huge honor to be the best in Connecticut,” says Ashley Carolan, head varsity cheerleading coach of Fairfield Ludlowe High School.
FLHS’s cheerleading team recently competed against the top 30 teams in the state, winning the title, Team of the Year. This competition, the 1st annual Connecticut High School Coaches Association Championships, was an impressive victory for Ludlowe High School. The competition brought the top six teams in five divisions from across Connecticut head to head at Fairfield Warde High School, where Ludlowe emerged victorious.
Ludlowe’s win is not only admirable, it is further evidence the team is the best of the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference (FCIAC.) Ludlowe High won this year’s FCIAC cheerleading championships, defending the previous year’s title. In fact, the team has won five out of the last seven years FCIAC titles.
The team was recently honored for their successes by the Fairfield Board of Selectmen. First Selectman Mike Tetreau was impressed enough with the quality of Ludlowe High School’s cheerleading team to award each member a Certificate of Achievement.
Under the guidance of Carolan, who has been coach for seven years, this group of four freshmen, 11 sophomores, one junior, and four seniors trains four to five times a week starting in May.
With this much talent and Ashley Carolan’s leadership, the team should continue to thrive in the future.