Region XX History

Region XX of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) was established in March 1973 when the NJCAA reorganized the administrative structure from 19 regions, established in 1968, to 21 regions.  Members of Region XIX there split to form Region XX.  Prior to 1973 colleges within Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia panhandle competed in NJCAA Region 15. 

In 1975 the NJCAA established the first women's division for collegiate athletics in the United States.  Cathy Cain was elected the first Region XX Women's Director.  

Region XX became incorporated within the State of Maryland in May 2014.   

Region XX has twenty-six members from Maryland, Western Pennsylvania, Northern Virginia and West Virginia Panhandle.   

Members compete at the Division I, Division II and Division III level of the NJCAA.

Past Leadership

Men’s Region Director

Irv Easterday, Hagerstown Community College, 1973-1976

Jack Cistriano, Chesapeake College, 1976-2004

Brian Farrell, CCBC Catonsville, 2004-2010

Bruce Springer, Anne Arundel CC, 2010-2013

Women’s Region Director

Cathy Cain, CCBC Catonsville, 1975-1980

Sandy Elmore, Potomac State, 1980-1985

Carol Eustis, CCBC Essex, 1985-1999

Ann Wellham, Garrett College, 1999-2002

Michelle Ruble, College of Southern MD, 2002-2012


Region XX members have won the following national championships.

Year

College

Sport

1974

Essex Community College (CCBC Essex)

Men’s Soccer

1976

CCAC Allegheny Campus

Men’s Cross Country*

1976

CCAC Allegheny Campus

Women’s Cross Country*

1977

CCAC Allegheny Campus

Men’s Cross Country*

1983

Essex Community College (CCBC Essex)

Women’s Soccer

1990

CCAC Allegheny Campus

DII Men’s Basketball

1990

Montgomery College Rockville (Montgomery College)

DIII Men’s Golf

1991

Essex Community College (CCBC Essex)

Men’s Lacrosse*

1992

Essex Community College (CCBC Essex)

DI Baseball

1993

Essex Community College (CCBC Essex)

Women’s Soccer

1995

Potomac State College

DII Baseball

1998

Anne Arundel Community College

Men’s Lacrosse*

2000

CCBC Dundalk

DII Men’s Basketball

2003

Anne Arundel Community College

DIII Women’s Softball

2004

Essex Community College (CCBC Essex)

Men’s Lacrosse*

2004

CCBC Catonsville

Women’s Lacrosse*

2005

CCBC Catonsville

Women’s Lacrosse*

2006

Cecil County Community College (Cecil College)

DII Men’s Basketball

2006

Anne Arundel Community College

Women’s Lacrosse*

2006

Montgomery College Rockville (Montgomery College)

DIII Women’s Tennis

2007

Anne Arundel  Community College

Women’s Lacrosse*

2007

CCBC Catonsville

DI Women’s Soccer

2008

CCBC Catonsville

Women’s Lacrosse*

2011

Montgomery College Rockville (Montgomery College)

DIII Women’s Soccer

2013

Howard Community College

DIII Men’s Outdoor Track & Field

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

*NJCAA Invitational Tournament