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BALTIMORE (March 6, 2019) – The Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference (Maryland JUCO) yesterday announced its 2018-19 All-Maryland JUCO Men's and Women's Basketball teams and other award recipients. A total of 41 student athletes and coaches representing 14 member institutions earned honors.
Frederick Community College leads the way with four student athletes, followed by Baltimore City Community College with three. Prince George's Community College, Allegany College of Maryland, Cecil College and Montgomery College have two each. Harford Community College, Anne Arundel Community College, Garrett College, Chesapeake College and College of Southern Maryland have one apiece.
Alex Morales (Prince George's) was selected Maryland JUCO Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year after garnering the highest point total, as voted on by conference head coaches. Cornell Corbin (Cecil) was selected Maryland JUCO Conference Men's Basketball Defensive Player of the Year, an award also voted on by conference head coaches.
The Maryland JUCO Conference Men's Basketball Coach of the Year (head coach of the conference regular season champion) and Bob Kirk Men's Basketball Coaches Association Coach of the Year is Terry Maczko of Baltimore City. Maczko led the Panthers to the Maryland Juco Men's Basketball Tournament Championship, and runner up finish in the NJCAA Region XX Division I Tournament, ending the season with a 23-8 record. The Bob Kirk award is named after the legendary basketball coach and athletic director, whom passed away on April 29, 2018. Kirk spent 40 years at Allegany (33 as head basketball coach) where he guided the Trojans to 927-158 record. He is also an NJCAA Hall of Fame member.
Harford leads with four selections, followed closely by Montgomery with three. Frederick, CCBC Catonsville, Baltimore City, and Chesapeake each have two. Allegany, Howard Community College, Anne Arundel, Southern Maryland, Hagerstown Community College and Garrett have one each.
Dahney Redd (Harford) is the Maryland JUCO Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Year. Redd averages 22.2 points per game, while averaging 31 minutes played. She has shot 56.3% from the floor, averages 14 rebounds per game and 2.6 assists per game.
The conference coach of the year goes to Mike Seney (Harford). Seney led his team through the regular season and posted a 12-0 record in conference play, going undefeated for a fourth consecutive season. With Seney at the helm, the Fighting Owls have also won five straight conference tournament championships.
The Maryland JUCO Women's Basketball Coaches Association selected Gwen Barnes (Chesapeake) as its 2018-19 coach of the year. Barnes led the Skipjacks to 17-5 overall record and second place in conference during the regular season with a 10-2 record.
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About the Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference (www.mdjuco.org and 443-840-1751)
The Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference (Maryland JUCO) exists to govern and conduct championships for the conference's 16 varsity sports. Chartered in the late 1960s, the conference is composed of 16 Maryland community colleges that compete in a variety of varsity intercollegiate athletics. Maryland JUCO oversees and promotes programs dedicated to academic and athletic goals of its diverse institutions, while enhancing opportunities for balanced intercollegiate athletic programming. The conference provides organizational structure for its membership while strengthening commitments to their students and communities. In accordance with the philosophy of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), the conference operates under the highest standards of integrity, equity and sportsmanship.
Each season, Maryland JUCO verifies the eligibility of all its student athletes, schedules, and statistics for statewide competition. To help foster the best academic and athletic experience for student athletes, the Maryland JUCO relies heavily on the work of its sports liaisons, coaches associations and the Maryland JUCO Advisory Council.
The Maryland JUCO does not coordinate NJCAA national or regional standings, statistics or schedules. Visit www.njcaa.org for national standings, statistics and/or schedules.