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Cheerleaders from Norwood and Seekonk Make the Patriots Squad

Norwood and Seekonk cheerleaders make the Patriots squad.

Football. Credit: Patch file photo
Football. Credit: Patch file photo

Following a month-long audition process that began with open auditions and concluded with the annual Patriots Cheerleaders Boot Camp, the 2014 New England Patriots Cheerleaders have been selected.

The 28-member squad was chosen from approximately 320 applications submitted during the open audition period in early April. The final step of the audition process, a two-week boot camp which concluded May 3, included intensive training sessions involving rigorous fitness and physical training, choreography, public speaking exercises and promotional appearance training drills.

The team (listed below) is comprised of 11 rookies and 17 veteran cheerleaders. Their hometowns represent four of the six New England states and the squad includes transplants from New Jersey, Texas, Arizona and California. The squad is populated with a wide range of students and professionals, including a Harvard graduate and neuroscience PhD candidate (Bennion), a business banking officer (Bucuvalas), a culinary student (Ianuzzi) and a dentist (Sanches).

2014 New England Patriots Cheerleaders

Name – Hometown

Mary Babbit – North Attleboro, Massachusetts

Kelly Bennion – Scottsdale, Arizona

Brittany Bonchuk – Griswold, Connecticut

Zoe Bucuvalas – Quincy, Massachusetts

Erica Cadigan – Medfield, Massachusetts

Brittany Dickie – Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Lasondra Greene – New Britain, Connecticut

Leigha Marie Hervey – Rutland, Massachusetts

LisaMarie Ianuzzi – Upper Saddle River, New Jersey

Jacqueline Jamiel – Yarmouth, Massachusetts

Camille Kostek – Killingworth, Connecticut

Hannah LeBeau – Auburn, Massachusetts

Karen Link – Terryville, Connecticut

Kikco McMahan – Boston, Massachusetts

Alyssa Merkle – Rutherford, New Jersey

Michelle Nigro – Swampscott, Massachusetts

Jensine Rich – Framingham, Massachusetts

Melanie Sanches – Prospect, Connecticut

Lauren Schneider – Nashua, New Hampshire

Kristen Sherrerd – Seekonk, Massachusetts

Allison Smedley – Londonderry, New Hampshire

Amber Smith – Norwood, Massachusetts

Amanda Soucy – North Reading, Massachusetts

Victoria Spadaro – Cromwell, Connecticut

Alexandria Stavropoulos – Needham, Massachusetts

Stefani Swaim – Santa Ana, Connecticut

Megan Swain – Ware, Massachusetts

Madelyn Wilson – McKinley, Texas

The 2014 Patriots Cheerleading Squad rehearses twice a week and performs at all Patriots home games. In addition to performing in front of nearly 70,000 fans, a spot on the squad can provide many exciting and unique opportunities. The cheerleaders travel to an exotic location in the spring for the Patriots Cheerleaders Swimsuit Calendar shoot, with this year’s trip set to take place in June in Cancun, Mexico. Patriots Cheerleaders have also visited deployed military troops in more than 25 countries and have appeared on local and national television, including “Entertainment Tonight,” E!, “Inside Edition,” Fox News, “Late Show with David Letterman,” “On-Air with Ryan Seacrest,” “Good Morning America” and the “CBS Early Show.” Patriots Cheerleaders have also been featured in the Sports IllustratedSwimsuit Edition, Maxim and Muscle and Fitness.

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