#NationalSigningDay2023: Lilah Covey signs to Towson University, joins cheer team

Lilah Covey signs her National Letter of Intent to cheer at Towson University.

Keira Knedeisen

Lilah Covey signs her National Letter of Intent to cheer at Towson University.

by Aliyah Covey

On May 10, Lilah Covey signed her National Letter of Intent to Towson University, where she will be a member of the cheerleading team and major in sports management and communications. 

Lilah was a part of the Linganore High School (LHS)cheer team for the past four years, for a total of seven on varsity and one on JV.

Covey has been cheering for 14 years overall. She began cheering when she was 4 years old for the Linganore Lancers Youth Program. Covey shared her love of cheer. 

“Cheer takes a lot of hard work and dedication, but it is very rewarding and enjoyable to be on such a talented team [at Linganore High School],” Covey said. 

“I will miss high school cheerleading … I know cheering in college will be fun, but it won’t be the same.” 

Lilah enjoys the work ethic, responsibility and relationship building that comes along with cheer. When searching for colleges, she was happy to sign to Towson because she believed they brought all the same positivity the LHS cheer team does. 

Covey reflected on her cheer career at Linganore but expressed excitement for her future at Towson.

“My favorite memory from cheer throughout all my years of high school is winning states with my team,” Covey said.  “I am now a member of the Towson Cheer team, [and] all of the cheerleaders are so kind and enthusiastic; I am so excited for cheer to start!” 

Cheer coach Amy Rumburg described Covey as a hardworking athlete who contributed to the success of her team. 

She is “hard working and dedicated, not only to her team but to her sport,” Rumburg said. “She is never satisfied with just doing the minimum; she wants to do everything 110%.”