Senior Luke Ehly
Q: How do you plan on making the student section different from last year?
A: “We definitely want to get the freshmen incorporated. We just want everyone to be cheering. Last year, a lot of the time the kids in the back weren’t saying anything, and we want to get everyone going.”
Q: If we were losing, what would you guys do to motivate the crowd and players?
A: “A lot of the time it’s harder to cheer when we are crushing teams. What do we have to cheer for? We already won the game. If we’re losing, unless it’s a “we’ve lost” losing, we’re going to be cheering even harder, because it will be fun that it’s a close game, and we’re trying to get back on track.”
Senior George Colby
Q: How would you react if you saw people disappointed?
A: “I feel like once people start getting disinterested, it usu- ally happens when [East is] up by 40, you just kind of have to do a cheer like ‘roller coaster’ where everyone sees everyone doing something so they have to get involved. Or a cheer like ‘Do It,’ that’s a good one because you have to do it if you are afreshman or sophomore. That just encourages them to cheer. The juniors and seniors are fine and always are enthusiastic.”
Senior Andrew Stottle
Q: How do you get people into the game?
A: “I spread the word about the game. During the first game I was kind of nervous about starting chants, but then I realized if you just go for it, then everyone else will start doing what you’re doing.”
Q: How do you come up with new cheers?
A: “We kind of just look at what some col- lege student sections do. They are the ones who have really good cheers and we try to emulate what they do. Sometimes profes- sional soccer teams come up with some re- ally good cheers that we copy too.”