Kennedy High School senior Cameron Montalbano cleared her 1,000th career point in the Cougars 51-36 win over Elmont on Feb. 9.
Montalbano posted 26 overall points during the game on a buzzer-beater, which was the first for the girls basketball team this winter season.
“Since she was a freshman, Cameron was a starter in the shooting guard/small forward position,” said Mallory Freely, coach and physical education/health teacher.
Montalbano averages 20.3 points a game, including 11 rebounds and 4 assists.
“I’ve never met a more coachable, outgoing and hardworking player before,” added Freely. “I’ve been her coach all four years and watching her grow as a player has been such an honor. Our district’s motto to our players is to ‘work while you wait,’ and Cameron does just that and then some.”
When not in school, Montalbano practices on outside teams and with trainers to perfect her game.
“She never settles and always feels she has room to grow as an athlete,” said Freely. “It is students like Cameron who make me want to be a better coach. Cameron’s tenacity and passion elevates those around her to do the same and it is truly wonderful to experience.”