At Charlotte - 2013: All-Atlantic 10 Tournament... Missed first 19 games due to preseason injury, but came back strong, batting career-best .338 after starting final 31 games of season... Raised his career average to .299 after 2013... One of two players on 2013 roster with more hits than games played (156 hits for 148 games played) Finished third on the team with nine stolen bases... One of five players to tie for third with nine doubles...Finished fifth on team with 13 multiple-hit games... Tied for team lead by collecting three four-hit games... Started mostly in right field, with a few games in left.
2012: Tied for fourth in runs scored and tied for third with nine doubles, tying for second on the team, with three home runs... Tied for team lead with nine multi-RBI games, including season-high four in series opener against Wagner on 3/2... One of only two players to hit home runs in consecutive games, taking balls out at home against Wagner on 3/2 and 3/3... After going homerless in his first 51 career games, he hit three homers in his next 15 games, across the 2011 and 2012 seasons... Added his third and final home run of the season in the series finale at Temple to give the Niners a 2-0 lead in a game they won 3-2 on 4/15... Tied for third on team with 16 multi-hit games... Set new career high with four hits to start Dayton series on 4/6... Was held hitless in back-to-back games twice all season, with one stretch of four games in a row without a hit... Season-long hit streak was five games, taking his average from .308 to .333, including all three games of the Rhode Island road series to open conference play... Made only two errors in 70 chances, playing in the outfield and at second base... Spent the second-most games as the designated hitter, batting .256 in 12 games... One of three regular players without a sacrifice bunt, but led the team with six sacrifice flies... Second on the team with 14 RBI with a runner at third and less than two outs (in 26 opportunities)... Batted .467 as leadoff hitter of the inning, fourth-best on the team... Athletic Director's List (fall).
Summer Ball, 2012: Earned a spot in the Southern Collegiate Baseball League All-Star Game
2011: Atlantic 10 Player of the Week, 2/21... Appeared in all but three games for the 49ers in his first year with the program, spitting time between outfield (23 games) and designated hitter (team-high 27 games)... Also played four games at second base... Batted almost 40 points higher when playing in the OF... Started his Charlotte career with a monster debut, logging three hits, including two doubles, driving in six in opening games of the season, 2/8 versus Coppin State... Earned first A-10 Player of the Week award of the season, leading the Niners with 10 hits (at least two in all four games) in their first four games, with 10 RBI and five doubles against Coppin State in four seven-inning games... Had nine multi-RBI games (fourth-most on team, 49ers were 9-0 in those games) and 17 multi-hit games (tied for third-most on the team)... Was second on squad with five three-hit games... Eight-game hit streak was tied for third-longest on the team... Led team with five hits (including team-high three doubles) with the bases loaded... Was second on team with 39 hits with runners on base and second with 26 hits with runners in scoring position... Also second on team with 23 two-out hits and third with 16 two-out RBI... Drove in 11 runs with bases loaded, one off the team lead... Started in the fifth spot in the batting order more than anyone else (17 times, team was 14-3 in those games)... Also batted third 16 times (team was 13-3 in those games)... 12 doubles was tied for second on team, with three triples tied for third... 39 RBI was second on the squad, while 38 strikeouts was second... Hit only career home run on last day of regular season, a solo homer down the right field line at Dallas Baptist on 5/21... Spent most of the season batting around the .300 mark before finishing the year 7-for-41 (0-for-8 in last four games) to fall to a final average of .278... Had just two errors in 45 chances for a fielding percentage of .956... Chancellor's List (fall), Athletic Director's List (fall, '11 and spring).
At Bossier Parish Junior College - Earned All-Region 14 after batting .354 and tied for the squad lead with 15 doubles, adding one triple and one homer for a .512 slugging percentage in 39 games... Also led the team with 17 stolen bases in 21 attempts... Finished third in batting average and on-base percentage (.422) on the squad.
Prep - Batted .400 at Seven Lakes High School, earning Team MVP honors as a senior... Named to the Greater Houston Area Team, listed as First-Team All-District... Member of the National Honors Society...
Personal - Parents are Janice and Tony Montalbano... Has two sisters and a brother, Lindsay, Allison and Jeremy... Graduated with a degree in criminal justice in May, 2012... Working towards a second undergraduate degree (in accounting) in 2013... Born March 18.
| SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Hits: 4, Dayton, 4/6/12 ; George Washington, Apr 13, 2013 ; at Saint Louis, May 16, 2013
Doubles: 2, George Washington, Apr 12, 2013 ; Coppin State, 2/18/11
Triples: 1, 6 times
Home runs: 1, 4 times
Total bases: 6, at Temple, 4/15/12 ; at Dallas Baptist, 5/21/11
RBI: 6, Coppin State, 2/18/11
Runs scored: 3, 4 times
Walks: 3, at Massachusetts, 4/29/11
Hit by pitch: 1, 5 times
Struck out: 3, Richmond, 5/8/11
Sac flies: 1, 7 times
Sac bunts: 1, at Richmond, Mar 22, 2013 ; at Richmond, Mar 24, 2013 ; VCU, Mar 29, 2013
At bats: 6, at George Washington, 4/29/12
Stolen bases: 1, 17 times
Caught stealing: 1, 7 times
Field chances: 6, 5 times
Putouts: 6, George Washington, Apr 12, 2013
Assists: 4, Dayton, 4/7/12 ; Saint Louis, 5/13/12