Class of 1964
Mr. Quick Step himself. Davey, a basketball and baseball super star, arguably possessed the quickest first step in the history of Concord and Carlisle sports, a 5 foot-8, black-hair, game-breaker who got off the mark quicker than a greyhound.
Played on perhaps the number one ranked team in the history of Concord High and Concord-Carlisle High School basketball, the late Jim Hayes' once beaten Middlesex League and Class B Tech Tourney Champions.
Crowther was co-captain of the 1963-64 team. He also was the Patriots' Most Valuable Player as well as a Middlesex League AllStar and a two-time All-Scholastic pick.
Davey was a do-everything guard. He could stop and start on a dime. Plus, he could can the perimeter shot as well as put the ball on the floor and zoom past opponents on his way to the basket.
In the backcourt, he teamed with another Hall of Famer, Billy Donovan, who was a superb three-sport athlete for the CCHS Patriots.
Crowther wore number 31 in basketball. Other marquee names on that unforgettable team were Van Doty, Hugh Kilmartin, who went on to captain the Navy Middies, Seth Aronie, Sandy Smith, Brent Clark, Frank McNamara and Harold Goranson.
In baseball, Crowther was a scooter shortstop with Outstanding range and a powerful arm. In addition, he had plenty of pop in his bat. He had surprising power and he hit for a high average (over 400), too.
What was Crowther's number one sports thrill? No contest - playing before 13,909 at the Boston Garden and bringing the old Class B Tech Tourney Championship back to Concord. In the tourney, C-C blew everyone away.
Concord-Carlisle croaked Braintree 58-39 in the Class B finals and many believed the Patriots could have beaten either Malden or Catholic Memorial, the Class A finalists.
Following high school, Crowther enrolled at the University of Rhode Island and for three seasons he was a hard-hitting second baseman for the Rams.
Today, Dave and his family call Avon, Conn. home.