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Apr 08, 2020

Mater Dei Prep Senior Katie Zoda Scores 1,000 Career Points

This winter, Mater Dei Prep senior Katie Zoda scored her 1,000th career point during a home game against Henry Hudson Regional High School. Zoda holds the point guard position for the Seraphs and credits her parents’ love of basketball for fostering her passion for the game.

“When hitting that 1,000 point, I felt very happy and relieved that all the hard work had paid off,” she said. “My teammates all ran up and hugged me once I hit 1,000, and they paused the game and announced it. They brought out posters and balloons for me, so it was a really nice moment.”

Head Coach Mike Pineiro said, “As a coach, seeing one of my players accomplish this feat is an amazing feeling. It’s a testament to all of her hard work and sacrifice. Early mornings, late-night shooting, even on days when she probably didn’t want to shoot, ultimately led her to this well-deserved accomplishment. On the court, Katie is a floor general. She always gives 100 percent and helps our team in whatever role necessary.”

Zoda is a member of the Spanish Club, Art Club and the Yellow Ribbon Project Club. She is also a Mater Dei Prep Ambassador and a member of the Capstone Academy.