Heather Bolick

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  • January 12, 2024
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The competition for this year’s female scholar athlete was probably the stiffest that it has been in a number of years. At least 5 girls were considered to be outstanding athletically and academically. In the end, it was Heather Bolick who had the greatest body of work and is this year’s Joseph D. Wasilewski Female Scholar Athlete. Heather was a four year letter winner in three different sports for a total of 12 varsity letters. As a defender for Coaches Rich Miller and Chris Kozlowski, Bolick helped the Lady Tornadoes through one of the most successful periods in soccer history. The girls qualified for District IV competition in each of her years, capped by the first-ever State Tournament victory in school history during her senior year. The girls would win 48 games during her 4 years with the team. Bolick served as a team captain and earned Heartland Conference honors and News Item all area honors as a senior.

On the hardwood, Bo was the point guard for 4 years in undoubtedly the most successful era in girls basketball history. As a sophomore, Heather would lead the Tornadoes to a third place finish in District IV play. As a junior, the girls continued right where they left off, posting only the second District IV Championship in girls history. During the past season, the girls would go through the regular season with a 22-0 record before entering District IV play. They would win MCA’s second consecutive District IV championship in their 63-36 win over Wyalusing. Heather’s ball handling skills are thought second-to-none by those who have seen her play. Additionally, she has registered over 800 points in her career, including 90 three-point goals. Chants of “MVP” were consistently heard from the MCA students during the District IV Championship run, recognizing her irreplaceable value to the team. Her consistent play helped the Tornadoes win 77 games during her 4-year career and 41 out of the last 43 games played. She was recognized with a second team spot by the Heartland Conference.

As a track athlete, Heather has established a new school record in the javelin with a throw of 128’4 and won the District IV title in 2011. She was named to the Heartland Conference First Team as a sophomore and junior and was recognized by the Press Enterprise and News Item all area teams. She becomes only the second female in MCA history to participate at the state level in three different sports.

Heather has done equally well in the classroom, where she has been a Distinguished Honor Student for 4 years and is currently a member of the National Honor Society and Athletic Honor Society. A reflection of her commitment and dedication in all that she does, Heather has had perfect attendance during all four high school years. Bolick has also been involved in the Interact Club, SADD, Pep Club, Future Teachers of America, Spanish Club and is a Peer Mediator.

Heather has also given back to her community as a volunteer for American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, Toys for Tots, American Heart Association Hoops for Heart, S.P.C.A. Drive, School Clothes Collection, Breast Cancer Awareness, Interact Food/Supplies Collection for PA flood victims and as a Red Cross Volunteer for PA flood victims. Heather is a member of Divine Redeemer Church and is the daughter of Sue and Frank Bolick of Kulpmont. Heather plans to attend a 4-year university to major in Exercise Science/Physical Therapy and would like tyo continue her participation in track.

Categories: 2012 Hall of Fame