Published February 1st, 2023
Robbie Mascheroni named to 3rd team all-state football team by MaxPreps
By Jon Kingdon
Robbie Mascheroni Photos provided
This past fall, Robbie Mascheroni, concluded his two-year varsity career as a wide receiver at Campolindo, having caught 136 passes for 2,560 yards, averaging 18.8 reception and 37 touchdowns, with the Cougars making it to the state tournament his junior year and to the NCS finals as a senior. Such productivity led Mascheroni to be named third team all-state by MaxPreps.
The first, second and third teams as selected by MaxPreps totaled 86 players. With approximately 86,000 high school football players in the state of California, the odds of being chosen all-state was 1,000 to 1.
"I was very excited to hear about it because it was a goal of mine at the start of the year to be named to one of the all-state teams and it was a good accomplishment for me," Mascheroni said. "My parents (Rob and Karen) and Coach Macy and the staff have been motivating me every step of the way. They never let me slack off and kept me in line and allowed me to find a love for the game that I was then able to generate by myself so I could do it and enjoy doing it."
Kevin Macy has had a number of players that have been named all-state such as Griffin Piatt, Tyler Petite, Sterling Strother and Brett Stephens. However, the naming of all-state players has evolved which has made being named all-state more difficult.
"There used to be multiple all-state teams differentiating small schools but they no longer break it down in that way which really reduces the opportunities to be named selected," Macy said. "There is also much more exposure for the players, so for Robbie to make it now is really impressive."
From his freshman year, Dashiel Weaver was Mascheroni's quarterback through his senior year, a connection that began years earlier. "We grew up playing basketball and flag football, building a friendship and chemistry that carried over on to the field," Mascheroni said. "The highlight for my high school career was playing football on Friday nights with my best friends that I've had through school. It was a blast playing with the people that I've grown up with."
Though clearly a superior talent, Mascheroni in the end was just one of the guys, according to Macy. "The kids in our program are very close and even though Robbie was a star, he never acted like a star. He was humble without any ego in practice but on game days, he would just take off," Macy said. "I've never seen a player that can catch a ball somewhat flatfooted and explode to full speed in a couple of steps which was quite a sight."
Mascheroni will be attending UC Davis next year for three reasons: family, academics, and athletics. "My mom grew up in Woodland, just outside of Davis and my grandfather still lives there and my aunt and uncle live in Davis and I'm very close with all of them," Mascheroni said. "I'm excited to bring my work ethic to Davis and be able to focus on becoming a better athlete and a better student, taking that extra step away from home. I believe I can be an impact player for them as an outside receiver, using my vertical speed to get downfield."
Mascheroni will have at least one familiar face on the Davis football team in Grant Harper, a former QB at Campolindo who graduated two years earlier. "Grant and I talked after my commitment and he was excited about my coming to Davis," Mascheroni said. "When I saw Grant after a game at Davis this fall, prior to my commitment, he was trying to recruit me to come to Davis. I would say it worked and he will be a great friend to have when I start college."
Rob, Robbie and Karen Mascheroni

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