About St. John’s Cheerleaders

Besides being located in the most exciting city in the world (New York!), St. John’s University is home to Red Storm Athletics, with some of the most prominent teams in the nation. The Red Storm basketball games take place at Carnesecca Arena and at Madison Square Garden , the most famous arena in the world! Living down the street from the City That Never Sleeps has its privileges. The squad makes television appearances each year, including commercials, news programs, movie openings and even cheer documentaries. And the Most Famous Arena In The World is never lacking in some of the most famous people in the world.

The St. John’s University Cheerleading program consists of male and female students working to make the team skilled and competitive. The team participates in most university athletic events, Big East tournament, collegiate competitions and other school events as well as outside promotional exhibitions, children’s clinics, camps, and fundraisers.

Head Coach Brittany Lucchesi

This is Lucchesi’s 2nd year coaching the Red Storm Cheerleaders. Coach Lucchesi comes to St. John’s after a standout collegiate career with the three-time Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA) Division I Small Co-ed National Champion cheerleading squad at Hofstra University. In addition to cheering with the Pride, Lucchesi has assisted in coaching a variety of clinics with the UCA and Hofstra University since 2005. Lucchesi was the recipient of both the Student Leadership and the HU Cheer Leadership awards, in addition to the CheerPride award in 2009.

Cheerleading Tryout Information and Requirements

The Red Storm cheerleading team is holding tryouts this Sunday, Sept. 13, in the auxiliary gym in Carnesecca Arena.

Prospective team members should contact cheerleading coach Brittany Lucchesi at

Prospective team members must also be enrolled as a student at St. John’s and have proof of insurance.

Those interested must fill out the forms below and return them to Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Medicine Ron Linfonte, St. John’s University, 157 Carnesecca Arena, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439. Forms must be completed and returned by Friday, Sept. 11, in order to be eligible for tryouts.

For a list of forms please visit