Ms. Edith Sumaquial » VARSITY DRILL TEAM


At Saint Mary's Varsity Drill Team has been coaching and guiding talented dancers for over 25 years in leadership, artistic and athletic growth and team building. We are excited to continue this tradition.
Dancers are designated a class period for team where they, not only work on dance skills and performance choreography, but they also learn about team leadership, spirit/unity and fundamentals in choreography. 

Thank you so much, everyone, for participating in our Varsity Drill Team Tryouts.  I appreciate all of your hard work!!  If you did not earn a spot on our Varsity Drill Team, please consider trying out for our Cheer Teams!  Clinic begins Monday at 6:00 pm In the Big Gym.

The following girls have earned a position on the



Allyson Gareis                              Kaitlyn Armknecht

Sophia Karp                                  Mia Halldorson

Anisa Barney                                Elle Errecart

Camrynn Smith                            Molly Young

Gabby Magnasco                        Alana Daos

Olivia Dutra                                  Alexa Edwards

Ava Clanton                                 Mikayla Posada

Piper Ryan                                   Julissa Nunez

Elise Gallegos                             Tatum Luna 

Caroline Chavez                          Reily Sheeran

Ella Rishwain                              Sarina Chalk

Emma-Laurie Delucchi              Daniella Newman                      



Essential information: For the returning girls, you will be meeting on Tuesday, April 12th during class time for your fitting.  You can pay in full with a credit card or check, or you can make payments on the Varsity Portal.

New girls, your fitting is on Thursday, April 14th at 2:30 pm.  Please meet in room 18.  You may also pay in full with a credit card or check or make payments on the Varsity Portal.


I would like to have a (Mandatory) meeting with both moms and spirit leaders on Wednesday, May 4th  at 7:00 pm in room 18.  Since I was not able to meet everyone prior to our tryout, I would love to have the opportunity to speak with the entire team and their parents.  If you are able, please adjust your schedule to accommodate this request.  I have a lot of vital information to go over!!


Thank you so much

Coach Lisa Pijl

Our 2022-2023 Tryouts are just around the corner! 
  • March 15th @7pm in Saint Mary's Cafeteria
  • Clinic: Wednesday, April 6 at 6-8pm @Morelli Gym
        • What to wear/bring: Lots of water, form fitting clothes to dance in (no jeans or baggy clothing, need to see technique), sneakers or jazz shoes, hair out of your face
  • Clinic: Thursday, April 7 at 6-8pm @Small Gym - Wear/Bring same as Wednesday
  • Tryouts: Friday, April 8 at 6-8pm @Morelli Gym
        • What to wear: Black Top (no spaghetti strap tank tops) and black form fitting pants or shorts (no jeans, baggy sweats), slicked back hair that's out of your face, preferably ponytail or bun, sneakers or jazz shoes
Who Are We Looking For?
  • Incoming Freshman (currently 8th graders who will be Freshman in the 2022-2023 school year) through Juniors (will be Seniors in the 2022-2023 school year)
  • Intermediate to Advance dance skill levels
  • Experience in any or all of these dance styles: ballet, jazz, hiphop, contemporary, gymnastics, cheer or other dance forms
  • Excited dancers ready to be spirit leaders at Saint Mary's
  • Dedication to practice and perform for Varsity Games throughout the year, possible dance competition
  • Ready to be challenged and inspired to elevate their dance skills
  • Min. of a 2.0 GPA
How Do I Register My Dancer to Tryout?
  1. Click on the link below to fill out Team Application
  2. If you are an 8th grader- download the document labelled "TEACHER EVALUATION" below and have your teacher fill out
  3. If you are a current SMHS student- download the document labelled "CLEARANCE FORM" below and have teachers fill out
How much does it cost to be on Dance Team?
  • $1300 for Uniforms (New Team Members Only)
  • Cost of New uniform Items, if any (Current Team Members Only)
  • $475 for Summer Overnight Dance Camp
  • If team goes to a second one-day camp, they will fundraise as a team to attend these two events
  • UDA Summer Overnight Camp at Great Wolf Lodge Manteca - 7/17/2022-7/19/2022
  • One-Day Dance Convention in Milpitas, CA - 10/2/2022