Brett Hileman

Name: Brett Hileman

School: Hollidaysburg

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Baseball

Athlete of the week achievement: Hileman was the MVP of the Altoona Curve Classic in leading the Golden Tigers to three victories and the title.

Season update: Hileman went 5-for-11 with a double, triple and five runs scored. He pitched twice in relief, facing 13 batters, striking out seven and allowing one hit, no runs and no walks in the tournament.

Coach Jon Szynal’s quote: “Brett played great defense this past weekend. He made some big-time plays – he made an outstanding throw from short-center to get a guy at home – and he closed out two of our games. He throws the ball well and hustles on the basepaths. He’s everything you want in a player.”

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Smiach

Favorite subject: Trigonometry

Favorite movie: “Moneyball”

Favorite food: Steak

Favorite song: “Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line

Outside interests: Hunting and fishing

Favorite professional team: Green Bay Packers

Favorite college team: University of Pittsburgh

Pro athlete most admired: Jose Reyes

Best athlete I ever played with: Nate Pope

Best athlete I ever competed against: Bishop Guilfoyle’s Jextin Pugh

Most influential person on my athletic career: “My family and all of my coaches.”

Proudest athletic achievement: Getting a Division 1 baseball scholarship from Pittsburgh

How I got my start in baseball: “I played Little League when I was 5 in Williamsburg.”

Future goal: “Have a successful baseball career in college and eventually play professionally.”