This week, we finish up the 2012-13 Buffalo Jill of The Week series with the Calendar Covergirl Alyssa B. Retiring after the 2012 season, Alyssa joined the squad alongside two of her closest friends, Nicole and Kristen, from college and they all made a significant impact on the Ambassador Squad their rookie year as the Three Musketeers. After a season, Kristen and Nicole switched to dance but Alyssa stayed with the Ambassador Squad not because she lacked dancing ability but because she felt her biggest strength was how well she got along with people. Truth be told, that's a strength a lot of people have seen in her as well. As an ambassador, they're expected to be able to hold conversations with fans on a variety of topics, but Alyssa went one better during much of her career. She was not only receptive to talking with fans, she regularly went out of her way to do so and generally has a personality that anyone can gravitate toward. Even when a pair of squadmates couldn't get along themselves, Alyssa got along great with each of them and she was always one of those I always found the easiest to talk to as well. Her willingness to help others landed her in Laura's webseries about dating last year. But besides her sweet and helpful side, she has a goofy side as well and one of her former squadmates even compiled a list of some of the goofy things she's done or said. You can read more about Alyssa in the files section of the webgroup. Alyssa's secondary photo comes from last year's 1st cuts when girls were still coming in to register and get headshots taken. Shown posing for the camera are Alyssa and Courteney. While Alyssa's closest bonds were with Nicole and Kristen when 1st joining the Jills, she spent more time with Courteney, a fellow 2009 rookie classmate who also spent all 4 of her seasons on the Ambassador Squad.
Alyssa and Courteney
From the Bandettes comes a photo from the Bandits-Wings game back in January. Prior to going out for their halftime performance, a few of the girls posed for photos. Shown posing for this photo are LB and MaKenzie.
LB and MaKenzie
Don't forget to visit the main page of the Buffalo Pro Cheer Blog to donate to one of the Jills alumni participating in the 5th Annual Blondes Vs Brunettes football game!