Aislin has been a member of BGCWPA Carnegie Clubhouse for the past 10 years. At the age of 5, she walked through the doors to the place that she would call her home away from home.
Aislin shares, “My story is that I was raised in the Carnegie Clubhouse. When people ask me what age I started playing basketball, I say when I was born and they don’t know how to respond. Most of the time they just laugh because they think I’m joking around. But, I was there everyday from birth to when I got too old to play there anymore. To this day, I still go down to help out and watch. So yes, people can say I was actually raised in Collier, but in my heart the Boys & Girls Club made me who I am today.
As a proud Clubhouse member, state champion and one of Pennsylvania’s top recruits with over 18 Division I basketball scholarship offers, Aislin uses her platform to be an advocate for BGCWPA. Most recently she has helped with the “See Her, Be Her” program at the Estelle S. Campbell of Lawrenceville Clubhouse where youth girls were given the chance to connect with professional women in sports including WNBA players and coaches, college players and coaches and women who were named Forbes 30 under 30.
Through volunteering at events like See Her, Be Her, Aislin continues to give back to her “family” at the Carnegie Clubhouse. Aislin explains, “The Boys & Girls Club wasn’t just a place where I played basketball. It was and still is a second home to me. But, to most of the kids there that was their home. My mom was the mother figure they all had and needed. Those kids were my sisters and brothers. Boys & Girls Club is a family.”
Aislin boasts a GPA of 4.7 and is in the National Honor Society at her school. Her sports accolades include:
Maxpreps 2019-2020 PA Basketball Player of the Year and 2020 Best Player in PA ,
Pittsburgh Post Gazette Fabulous 5 Award 2019-2020, 2019-2020
1st Team All State, 2018-2019 & 2019-2020
TribLive WPIAL Championships Player of the Game
Tribune Review 2020 Preseason Player of the Year
WPIAL and State Champions for 2019 and 2020
Aislin will be taking her talents to the University of Pittsburgh with a full scholarship to play basketball and pursue her degree in Engineering. At Pitt, Aislin will also continue to pursue her goal of becoming a voice for equality, something she learned at Boys & Girls Club. “ I got to grow up in a place where everyone felt safe because we were all family. I got to grow up at the Boys & Girls Club where everyone was treated equally. Now, this is what made me who I am today. I promised myself that we would get that feeling in this world. The one the Boys & Girls Club makes me have. I work hard everyday. I practice everyday. I better myself and educate myself everyday. So that one day, I will have a platform. I will be a voice everyone looks up to. I will be a female basketball player who is going to change the world.
Congratulations, Aislin! We are so proud of all you have accomplished and can’t wait to see what is in store for you at Pitt and as an Alumnus of BGCWPA! Go Panthers!