CCBC Athletics Hall of Fame to Induct 25 New Honorees

Nov 08, 2017 | by Hope H. Davis | 443.840.5053 (office) | 410.971.5560 (cell)

WHO: Community College of Baltimore County Athletics
WHAT: CCBC Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Banquet

WHEN: 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1, 2017

WHERE: Martin’s East
9000 Pulaski Highway
Baltimore, Maryland 21220

To induct 25 new honorees in the CCBC Athletics Hall of Fame

TICKETS: Tickets ($50 per person) now on sale to the public

CONTACT: Amy Matschulat at 443-840-1859 or

Baltimore County, MD – Community College of Baltimore County Athletics Hall of Fame will induct 25 new honorees at a banquet to be held 7 p.m., Dec. 1 at Martin’s East in Baltimore, Md. The CCBC Athletics Hall of Fame honors former student athletes and former and current coaches, athletic administrators/staff for outstanding contributions to athletics on CCBC’s three main campuses.

The 2017 inductees in the CCBC Athletics Hall of Fame (in sport order):

Jeremy Benson of Newark, Del. – (Dundalk campus)
Jordan Johnson of Elkridge, Md. – (Dundalk campus)
Michael Martini of Harrisburg, Pa. – (Essex campus)
Alex Turner of San Antonio, Tex. – (Catonsville campus)

Norman “Clyde” Handy of Baltimore, Md. – (Catonsville campus)
Alfonzo Hawkins Jr. of Baltimore, Md. – (Dundalk campus)
Walter L. Leslie Jr. of Baltimore. Md. – (Essex campus)


Valerie M. Williams of Bel Air, Md. – Bowling (Catonsville campus)

Cross Country

Van C. Helms of Ellicott City, Md. – (Catonsville campus)

Field Hockey
Judy Griffing of Rehoboth Beach, Del. – also Lacrosse (Essex campus)

Indoor Track
Larry Williams of Towson, Md. – also Cross Country (Catonsville and Essex campuses)

Mary E. Corbett of Manchester, Md. – also Basketball (Essex campus)
Billy Sadtler of Edgewater, Md. – (Essex campus)
Todd J. Wolters of Easton, Md. – (Catonsville campus)

Meritorious Service
Stephanie Bates of Baltimore, Md. – (Catonsville campus)
Dennis E. Eckard (posthumously) of Perry Hall, Md. – (Essex campus)
Thomas F. Lotman of Dundalk, Md. – (Dundalk campus)

Chuck Banknell of Baltimore, Md. – (Essex campus)
Jill I. Fennekohl of Glen Arm, Md. – (Essex campus)
James T. Haislip of Halethorpe, Md. – (Catonsville campus)
Jennifer Stewart of Towson, Md. – (Catonsville campus)

Karen Crosby MacDougall of Salisbury, Md. – also Basketball (Catonsville campus)

Track & Field
Kevin Stickles of Mount Airy, Md. – also Indoor Track (Catonsville campus)
Bufort Widenhouse (posthumously) of Parkville, Md. – also Cross Country (Essex campus)

Dawn St. Clair of Parkville, Md. – Volleyball (Essex campus)

The CCBC Athletics Hall of Fame Committee, under the leadership of Chairman George Henderson, selected these 25 honorees to join the CCBC Athletics Hall of Fame this past spring. Now, in its seventh year, the CCBC Athletics Hall of Fame will have a total number of 177 honorees.

The nine-member selection committee included:
  • Alumni: Gregory Hart – CCBC Catonsville (Men’s Lacrosse), Kent Boles – CCBC Dundalk (Baseball, Men’s Basketball, and Bowling) and Cleveland Rudisill – CCBC Essex (Men’s Basketball)

  • Former coaches /athletics administrators: Jack Manley – CCBC Catonsville (long time and founding Director of Athletics), Elliott Oppenheim – CCBC Dundalk (long time Baseball coach) and George Henderson – CCBC Essex (long time Baseball coach);

  • At large members: Ann Marie Thornton (CCBC Director of Development and Alumni Relations), Barb Miller (CCBC Essex alumna/ former CCBC Essex coach for Women’s Volleyball and Basketball), and CCBC Director of College Athletics Brian Farrell, a former CCBC Catonsville Baseball student athlete.

For detailed information about the CCBC Athletics Hall of Fame, contact Brian Farrell at 443-840-4419 or


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