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Pilarski, Healy honored at Brentwood

| Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
jeff healy | for the south hills record
The top senior student-athletes at Brentwood High School in 2012-13 were, from left, Jason Pilarski and Victoria Healy, who were honored last week at the annual all-sports banquet. Pilarski was presented with the Mark Reider Award as the leading senior male athlete; Healy was presented with the Booster Athlete Award as the leading senior female athlete.
jeff healy | for the south hills record
Brentwood senior Victoria Healy

Two names familiar to Brentwood sports fans — Jason Pilarski and Victoria Healy — have been honored as the top senior athletes at Brentwood High School for 2012-13.

The annual all-sports banquet was held last week at Brentwood High School, with the senior athletes once again being the main attraction.

Pilarski was the recipient of the Mark Reider Award, which is presented to the top male senior athlete at Brentwood.

Healy was the recipient of the Booster Athlete Award, which is presented to Brentwood's top senior female athlete.

“Jason is very skilled, particularly in soccer and basketball,” Rick Huffman, Brentwood's athletic director, said. “His desire to compete is unmatched, and he always put team success before personal achievements.

“Victoria is very intelligent, which makes her very coachable. She is quiet by nature, but she is very driven and self-motivated.”

Two other seniors, Josh O'Neill and Sydney Stankus, were presented with the male and female scholar-athlete award at the banquet.

Pilarski and Healy also were lauded as a “most outstanding team member” in multiple sports.

Pilarski was a repeat selection as the most outstanding team member of the boys' varsity basketball squad, as well as the boys' varsity soccer squad.

“Jason is very tough, both mentally and physically,” said Huffman, who also is an assistant boys' basketball coach. “He has a great understanding of how to play the game, which enables him to anticipate things before they happen.”

Healy was named the most outstanding team member of both the girls' volleyball and track and field squads.

“Victoria leads by example,” Huffman said, “and is a great asset to any team tha she plays for.”

She also was a previous MOTM recipient two years ago as a sophomore member of the Brentwood girls' varsity basketball squad.

Stankus also was lauded as the most outstanding team member of the girls' cross country squad.

Another two-time award recipient was senior Jake Held, who was named most outstanding team member of the baseball and boys' golf squads.

The most outstanding team members of all varsity sports at Brentwood were announced at the awards banquet. They are as follows:

• Baseball — Jake Held

• Basketball (boys) — Jason Pilarski

• Basketball (girls) — Laura McGowan

• Cheerleading — Mackenzie Kramer

• Cross country (boys) — Brandon Striplin

• Cross country (girls) — Sydney Stankus

• Football — Justin Vickless

• Golf — Held

• Soccer — Pilarski

• Softball — Alexis Gaughan

• Swimming (boys) — Christian Reinhardt

• Swimming (girls) — Allison McGinnis

• Track and field (boys) — Neil Christopher

• Track and field (girls) — Victoria Healy

• Volleyball — Healy

Held, Kramer, Reinhardt, McGinnis and Christopher were seniors in 2012-13, while McGowan, Striplin, Vickless and Gaughan were juniors.

Striplin and Stankus also reeled in the MOTM plaudits in boys' and girls' cross country, respectively, two years ago.

McGowan was a repeat selection in girls' basketball.

Ray Fisher is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-388-5820 or rfisher@tribweb.com.

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