Stoneham High School

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Athletic Hall of Fame





Hall of Fame Inductees - Class of 2010


  Dave McDowell
1970 - Football, Baseball, Basketball


There wasn’t much that Dave McDowell couldn’t do on any athletic field or court. 

The 1970 Stoneham High graduate excelled on the football and baseball fields and the basketball court. The winner of the Marty Jordan Award for the Thanksgiving Day Game against Reading, quarterback McDowell threw two touchdown passes in victories over Cambridge Rindge & Latin and Watertown High.

In basketball he was a scoring machine, with games scoring 28, 32, 18, 29, 34 points and a 40-point game in a win over Belmont that tied an all-time school record set in 1952 by Harry Melanson and Fred Anderson. 

As Captain of the SHS baseball team, Don McGillicuddy relied on McDowell’s right arm often, with McDowell rewarding him with consecutive wins over Wakefield, a 9-5 win, and a 1-0 win over Reading.  He also threw a shutout against Lexington in a 3-0 win that saw Stoneham win the first 11 of 12 games that season. 

Combining with twin brother Paul for a 2-1 win over Woburn, 1500 fans at Recreation Park watched McDowell defeat Winchester to win the Middlesex League Championship and eliminate Winchester from the State Tournament. 

For his athletic efforts, McDowell was named Outstanding Male Athlete for the Class of 1970. 

Dave currently resides in Peabody.

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