Thursday, May 9, 2013
WaPo: Adam McLean, a sophomore transfer defensive lineman, has received scholarship offers from three prominent Division I football programs.
Adam McLean has gone from one Gaithersburg school to another, and he's taking a strong football pedigree with him. The former Avalon School defensive lineman will play for Quince Orchard in the fall, and he's already received a number of scholarship offers, The Washington Post reported. Florida State, Nebraska and Virginia Tech have all made offers to the 6-foot-2, 260-pound standout, according to the report. Scouting service Rivals.com reports McLean has also received interest from Georgia, Maryland, Missouri, NC State, Ohio and Rutgers. Cougars coach Dave Mencarini told The Washington Post he's expecting big things from his newest weapon on defense. “The thing that stands out to me is how hard he plays,” said Mencarini. “He plays really…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Quince Orchard head coach Dave Mencarini will serve as an assistant coach in the game, The Gazette reports.
Quince Orchard High School star linebacker Marcus Newby has one game left to play before leaving the Cougars for Lincoln, Neb. Newby is among five Montgomery County football players selected to participate in the Big 33 Classic, a Pennsylvania-based all-star game scheduled for June 15, The Gazette reported. Newby is committed to the University of Nebraska. Quince Orchard head football coach Dave Mencarini will serve as an assistant coach in the game, which features players from Pennsylvania against players from Maryland. Joining Newby and Mencarini in Hershey, Pa. for the game are Avalon teammates running back Rachid Ibrahim and defensive back Jaquille Veii, according to the report. Ibrahim and Veii are committed to the University of …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Players from Quince Orchard and Watkins Mill high schools signed letters of intent Tuesday to continue their football careers in college.
Football players from two Gaithersburg area high schools made official their college choices Tuesday, signing national letters of intent to play football at their respective destinations. Maryland 4A division runner-up Quince Orchard had five players commit to football programs, including star linebacker Marcus Newby, who heads to Nebraska. Other Quince Orchard commitments include Kieran Gregory (Richmond), Andrew Ankrah (James Madison), Matt Choi (Monmouth) and Tyrell Williams (Georgetown), head coach Dave Mencarini said. Watkins Mill High School featured a lone commitment, Quinton Littlejohn (Stony Brook), according to head coach Kevin Watson. Watkins Mill Athletic Director Reginald Spears said the school hopes to have more players sign …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Quince Orchard head football coach Dave Mencarini previews Friday’s Maryland 4A state title game against Henry A. Wise.
Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part Q&A about the Quince Orchard-Henry A. Wise state championship game. Check back with Gaithersburg Patch Thursday for Part II. Gaithersburg’s Quince Orchard High School will meet Upper Marlboro’s Henry A. Wise High School in Friday night’s Maryland 4A Division state football championship game. Quince Orchard hopes to avenge last season’s loss in the state title game, 36-35 to Old Mill, while Wise returns to the title game for the third time in four seasons. QO head coach Dave Mencarini took some time to share his thoughts with Gaithersburg Patch on Friday’s game. Gaithersburg Patch: Playing in your second consecutive title game, many of your players have experience from last year's long playoff …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Quince Orchard head football coach Dave Mencarini and varsity swim and dive coach Todd Garner are finalists in The Gazette's favorite coach contest.
Two Gaithersburg coaches are finalists in The Gazette's "My Favorite Coach Contest." Quince Orchard High School's Dave Mencarini, head varsity football coach, and Todd Garner, varsity swimming and diving coach, are among the finalists for boy's varsity coaches, joining coaches from James Hubert Blake, Clarksburg, Paint Branch, Sherwood and Northwest High Schools. The contest also named finalists for boy's junior varsity, girl's varsity and junior varsity coaches, although no other Gaithersburg area coaches were named finalists. Visit The Gazette for profiles of the coaches and to vote for the your favorite coach.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Trojans blow 14-point halftime lead, fall to Northwest. Quince Orchard and Watkins Mill each dominate opponents.
The narrative is the same each week: two Gaithersburg-area high schools win big while another falls in dramatic fashion. Northwest 31-Gaithersburg 21 Paced by running back Soloman Vault's three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving), Gaithersburg managed to build a 21-7 halftime lead over rival Northwest on Saturday afternoon, but the tide shifted in favor of the Jaguars in the second half. Northwest rang up 24 unanswered second half points and shut out the Trojans for the final two-plus quarters. Gaithersburg dropped to 2-5 with the loss and Northwest extended its win streak to three games while improving to 5-2. Quince Orchard 42-Richard Montgomery 0 In a year in which Richard Montgomery has exceeded expectations, Dave Mencarini's …