CCBC Essex Men’s Lacrosse Announces 7th Annual Meet the Team Night

Jan 13, 2016 | by Jacquie Lucy | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.840.2482 (cell)

CCBC Essex Sports Information contact:
Rocco Geppi | 443.559.7614 (cell)

Rosedale, MD – The Community College of Baltimore County, Essex Athletics today announced its men’s lacrosse team will host its 7th Annual Meet the Team Night on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wellness & Athletics Center located on the Essex Campus.

“We are very excited to kick off the 2016 lacrosse season here at CCBC Essex with this event,” said head coach Shawn Burke. “This is always a great opportunity for our alumni, faculty, families and local fans to get the first glimpse of the team and also preview the upcoming season.”

The event is free of charge and open to the general public, alumni, media, and team family members. In addition, the Bryan P. Healy Foundation will be on hand to present its annual scholarship donation to the men’s lacrosse team.

The Knights won its eighth consecutive National Junior College Athletic Association Region XX title last season and finished as national runner-up at the NJCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship, hosted by CCBC Essex.

This season, the Knights return 16 student athletes that are led by team captains Tyler Oblong (Cincinnati, Ohio), James Case (Pottstown, Pa.), Blake McDonald (Six Nations, Ontario) and Sid Ewell (Carlisle, Pa.). Essex’s season begins on Feb. 21 at Union County College (Cranford, N.J.).

Media members that would like to cover the event should contact Rocco Geppi at or 443.840.1751. Coaches and student athletes will be available for interviews upon request, with Burke, Oblong, Case, McDonald and Ewell participating in a press conference that evening.

For additional information on the Knights, visit the team website at


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