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|Aileen McManus |
Reardan High School, 1984
Aileen McManus is one of the most dominant all-around high school athletes from the state of Washington. She transcended girls’ sports from a novelty to mainstream athletics across the state. Aileen was a four-year varsity letter winner at Reardan High School in both volleyball and basketball, and a three-year letter winner in track. In 1982 and 1983, Reardan took first place finishes in State B Volleyball led by Aileen’s hitting and blocking ability.
Even more impressive were Aileen’s talents on the basketball court. In four years as a basketball starter, she never scored under 10 points in a single game, averaging 18.5 points throughout her career. Her senior year, Aileen averaged 23.3 points, and was named to the Honorable Mention USA Today All-American team. Her command of the offense and defense led her to become an all-state player for four years. During her career, Reardan placed first, second (twice), and third at the State B Basketball tournament.
Before choosing to concentrate on volleyball and basketball, Aileen also competed at the state track meet her sophomore and junior seasons where she competed in the javelin and 800-meter run.
At the University of Washington, Aileen was a two-year starter and helped the women’s basketball program, a very competitive Pac 10 team, advance to the NCAA Tournament all four years and the Sweet 16 in back-to-back years. She was team co-captain her senior year when the team won the Pac 10 Championship.
Aileen then coached at Roosevelt High School for nine years and capped her career by becoming KingCo 4A Coach of the Year during the 1997-98 season.