Clark Cougar Sports


by on May.10, 2012, under Uncategorized

Cougars keep playin' (Menezes, Barrientez and Van Buren with AD/HC McGhee)

Congratulations to Manny Menezes, Nate Barrientez and Tri-Rice Van Buren who all signed with Texas colleges to continue their football careers.

Manny will be attending Trinity University.  Excited to be playing for a quality program, Manny also was looking forward to a top education.  “I’m very excited about it and very excited to play four more years of football.  The team won their conference last year and got rings and that’s pretty cool and the academics there is great, too.  To come out of there with a degree would be a great thing to have and I’m looking forward to that, too.”  Currently undecided on his major, Manny is leaning toward pre-med studies.  Manny is the son of Sharon and Lewis Menezes.

Nate Barrientez is jumping up to Sherman, Texas to play for the Austin College Kangaroos.  Expected to play outside linebacker, Nate was impressed by the football program.  “I visited a couple of times and really enjoyed the campus, the coaches there, and the teaching philosophy of how the coaches coach and the players and everything.  It was really nice.  It was small…but I like small towns.”  Nate plans to study pre-engineering and then transfer to Texas A&M to complete a degree in Petroleum Engineering.  He is the son of Norma Rae and Matt Barrientez.

Playing at former head coach Lloyd Alexander’s alma mater, Tri-Rice Van Buren will be playing for former Clark offensive coordinator Danny Padron at Texas Lutheran College.  “I wanted to go and play football somewhere and not not end my football career in high school.  So I’m really happy about that.  I really like the environment and the coach was here and a Cougar once so I know we have that connection.”  Tri-Rice will study Sports Medicine at TLC.  He is the son of Martin and Jaekel Van Buren.

Congratulations to these Cougars and GOOD LUCK!

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