Education, Sports

CCBC Essex Knights mourn the passing of longtime athletics facilities supervisor

ROSEDALE, MD—The Community College of Baltimore County Essex Knights are mourning the passing of a longtime athletics facilities supervisor. Marion Joseph “Joe” Sperato passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Monday, February 14, 2022. Sperato was the CCBC Essex Knight’s longest, current tenured full-time employee. He began his tenure with then Essex Community College in fall of 1989 as a …


Education, Sports

CCBC Essex’s Patricia Anumgba named December Maryland JUCO Athlete of the Month

ROSEDALE, MD—The Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference this week announced that it has selected Patricia Anumgba (women’s basketball) and Ricardo Ross (men’s basketball) its Athletes of the Month for December 2021. Anumgba (CCBC Essex) and the Knights went 5-0 in December and played the final three games without their NJCAA Division II leading scorer and Anumgba filled the void, averaging …


CCBC Essex men’s soccer team heads to national championship game for first time since 1989

ROSEDALE, MD—It’s a big day for the CCBC Essex men’s soccer team. The Knights will face off against Southeastern Community College in the National Junior College Athletic Association national championship game. This will mark the Knights’ first appearance in the big game since 1989. The match kicks off at 5 p.m. EDT on Thursday at the Striker Complex in Wichita, …

CCBC cracks NJCAA top five in men’s lacrosse, men’s soccer, women’s soccer

ROSEDALE, MD—Some local college sports teams are lighting up the rankings this week. The CCBC Essex men’s lacrosse team, men’s soccer team, and women’s soccer team have all placed in the top five in this week’s National Junior College Athletic Association rankings. The men’s lacrosse team is ranked at No. 5, the men’s soccer team is ranked at No. 3, …

CCBC Essex women’s soccer player, a Perry Hall High graduate, earns NJCAA All-America Honors

ESSEX, MD—The National Junior College Athletic Association on Thursday announced its 2019 Division I Women’s Soccer All-America teams, with CCBC Essex’s Kara Dietrich earning second team honors. She is the first Knights’ women’s soccer student-athlete since 2002 to earn the honor. A freshman, and Perry Hall High School graduate, Dietrich helped lead the Knights to a 19-4 overall record and …

CCBC Essex soccer player named MDJUCO Women’s Soccer Athlete of the Month

ESSEX, MD—A soccer player for the CCBC Essex Knights has been named the MDJUCO Soccer Athlete of the Month for September. Kara Dietrich jump-started the Knights’ offense during the first month of the season, scoring 30 goals (third most in NJCAA Division I during September) and assisting on five others for a total of 67 points. The Knights went 12-1 …