CCBC Athletics Hall of Fame to honor 27 in its 2022 class

Nov 16, 2022 | by Hope H. Davis | 443.840.5053 (office) | 410.971.5560 (cell)

The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) Athletics Hall of Fame will induct 27 honorees at a special banquet to be held 7 p.m., Friday, December 2, 2022 in the Jack Manley Wellness and Athletics Center at CCBC Catonsville. Tickets for the banquet are $50 per person. For tickets or information, contact Zolita Courter at 443-840-3181 or Tickets are limited.

The Community College of Baltimore County Athletics Hall of Fame was established in 2011 to recognize and honor current student-athletes, alumni, former and current coaches, athletic administrators/staff for outstanding contributions to CCBC Athletics on the three main campuses. With the induction of this group of elite athletes, coaches and administrators, CCBC Athletics Hall of Fame now has 232 members.

Juan Cartagena of Orlando, Fla. – (Catonsville campus)
Brent A. Gaphardt of Forest Hill, Md. – (Dundalk campus)

Melinda Bellamy of Baltimore, Md. – (Dundalk campus)
Kristen Brown of Cockeysville, Md. – also, Lacrosse, Soccer and Volleyball (Essex campus)
Sharon H. Donnelly of Palm Bay, Fla. – also Lacrosse (Catonsville campus)
Brandon Stepney Carr of Evansville, In. – (Catonsville campus)
Kevan Harrison of Baltimore, Md. – (Dundalk campus)
Brian Kennedy of York, Pa. – (Essex campus)
Linda King of Baltimore, Md. – also Lacrosse (Essex campus)
Rob Long of Essex, Md. – (Dundalk campus)

Field Hockey
Valerie A. Gompf of Silver Spring, Md. – also Basketball and Lacrosse (Essex campus)
Corliss G. Johnson of Baltimore, Md. – also Basketball and Lacrosse (Essex campus)
Linda C. Reiter of Manchester, Md. – also Basketball and Lacrosse (Essex campus)

Trent Wisnauskas of Sykesville, Md. – (Catonsville campus)

Meritorious Service
Donald S. Clark of Baltimore, Md. – (Dundalk campus)
Gary Keedy of Ellicott City, Md. – (Catonsville campus)
Richard Keller of Baltimore, Md. – (Catonsville campus)
Ryan Oksman of Baltimore, Md. – (Catonsville campus)
M. Joseph Sperato, Jr. (posthumously) of Baltimore, Md. – (Essex campus)

Elton Joe of Belcamp, Md. – (Essex campus)
Amy Leishear of Laurel, Md. – (Catonsville campus)

Samantha O’Connor of Ellicott City, Md. – (Catonsville campus)
John D. Sparrow, Sr. (posthumously) of Manchester, Md. – (Catonsville campus)

Harry Meng (posthumously) – (Catonsville campus)

Valerie Kozlowski Cullings of White Marsh, Md. – also Basketball (Essex campus)
Lisa St. Clair Kenney of Nottingham, Md. – also Basketball and Softball (Essex campus)
Tina Simmons of Joppa, Md. – also Basketball and Softball (Essex campus)

The herculean task of narrowing down the field for the CCBC Athletics Hall of Fame was done by a eleven-member committee, under the leadership of Chairman George Henderson, representing alumni, former coaches and athletic administrators and at large members.

For detailed information about the CCBC Athletics Hall of Fame, contact CCBC Dundalk Assistant Director of College Athletics, Leslie Wray at 443-840-3114 or


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Since 1957, CCBC has opened the doors to accessible, affordable, high-quality education empowering generations of area residents to transform their lives and the lives of others. Each year, nearly 50,000 students enroll at the college’s main campuses, extension centers and online to make their starts, earn degrees, launch and build careers. CCBC offers the region’s most expansive selection of degree, certificate and workplace certification programs that prepare students for transfer, job entry and career advancement in such industries as business, education, health care, information technology, cybersecurity, construction, and transportation. Designated as the “Best Community College” among the Maryland Daily Record’s 2022 Reader Rankings, CCBC is also nationally recognized as a leader in innovative learning strategies and among the nation’s top associate degree producers.

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