CCBC Essex Men’s Soccer to Host Alumni Night at Patterson Park

Sep 28, 2016 | by Jacquie Lucy | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.761.2482 (cell)

CCBC Essex Sports Information contact:
Rocco Geppi
443-559-7614 (mobile)

Rosedale, MD – The Community College of Baltimore County, Essex Athletics today announced that its men’s soccer team will host an Alumni Night on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Patterson Park and will play Mercer County Community College.

The history of the Knights men’s soccer program has strong ties to the Patterson Park/Highlandtown community, and the team and administration believe that it is important for current student athletes to witness and celebrate that history.

“This event, against a historical rival, will allow our student athletes and alumni to take part in a first of its kind contest at Patterson Park, which has a rich history with CCBC Essex athletics,” said CCBC Essex athletic administrator Greg Witkop.

Game time is scheduled for 5 p.m. Admission is $5, children 12 and under, as well as alumni, are free. Alumni should RSVP to Rocco Geppi by phone at 443.840.1751 or email at

CCBC Essex men’s soccer has appeared in the NJCAA national tournament 11 times and won the 1979 NJCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship. The Knights have also captured two district championships (2007, 2008), 20 NJCAA Region XX titles, most recently 2012-2015, and 15 Maryland Juco Athletic Conference championships.

More than 60 CCBC Essex men’s soccer student athletes have earned NJCAA All-American honors. John “Sonny” Askew (1976) and Zach Thornton (1993) were selected to the NJCAA All-Century Team.

Askew (2005), Thornton (2000), Ed Wrenn (1994, coach) and Pete Caringi (1992, coach) have all been inducted into the NJCAA Hall of Fame as CCBC Essex Knights.

For additional information, visit the Knights’ team website at


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