LARGO, Md. - The Prince George's Community College athletic department culminated its year-long 50th Anniversary, A Celebration of the Past, Present and Future with Athletics Awards And Inaugural Hall of Fame Ceremony at Martin's Camelot in Upper Marlboro, Md., on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Former student-athletes Jennifer Dyer Birsa C' 84 (Softball), Machel Millwood C'00 (Men's Soccer) Antellia Parrish C' 06 (Women's Basketball) and Brian Winstead C' 78 (Men's Soccer), former student-athletes/head coaches Richard Todaro C' 84 (Men's Soccer) and John Wiley C'72 (Men's Basketball), coach Donald "Cap" Redmiles, coach/administrator Ronald Mann (Baseball, Bowling, Men's Basketball, Men's Soccer, Softball) and Charles Tabb for Meritorious Service were inducted into the Hall of Fame. Mann and Wiley were unable to attend the ceremony and Winstead was inducted posthumously.
In addition, the athletic department handed out its annual awards, including team most valuable player, academic excellence, owl commitment, academic student-athlete of the year and outstanding owl.
Jennifer Dyer Birsa (Class of 1984)
Jennifer Dyer Birsa was a two-year standout for Mann on the softball diamond in addition to playing on the women's basketball team. She led the nation in batting average and was named a National Junior College Athletic Conference (NJCAA) All-American while wearing an Owls uniform. After two spectacular campaigns for the Owls, she transferred to Furman University in South Carolina. In her two seasons with the Paladins, she helped the team to a 52-35 record including the program's first two 20-win seasons. She was named the team's Most Valuable Player in 1986. A leadoff hitter for all four years of her collegiate career, she tallied eight home run, nine triples a .300 batting average and a .423 on-base percentage with Furman and left ranked in the Top-3 of each category including being the program's career all-time home run leader.
Machel Millwood, Men's Soccer (Class of 2000)
Machel Millwood helped the Owls to a 31-10-1 record on the soccer pitch in his two seasons, including a 17-6 record in 1999 and an NJCAA Region XX Tournament title, an NJCAA District IV Championship and a fourth-place finish at the NJCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championship. He boasted 40 goals and 11 assists for 91 points to finish as the NJCAA National Player of the Year runner-up and First Team NJCAA Division III All-American status. Millwood accepted a full scholarship to Towson University and played two seasons where he was an All-American NCAA Honorable Mention in 2002 while also earning All-Conference and All-South Atlantic Region honors both seasons with the Tigers. Millwood, who ranks in Towson's Top-10 in six categories, enjoyed a successful professional playing career including 182 games with the Major Indoor Soccer League's Baltimore Blast (2004-13), winning Most Valuable Player honors during its championship runs. He returned to Prince George's as an assistant coach before taking over as head coach for 2015-16. In 2016, he led the Owls to an NJCAA Division III Region XX title and brought the program back to the national stage for the first time since 2009. Prince George's finished fifth in the 2016 NJCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championships.
Antelia Parish, Women's Basketball (Class of 2006)
Antelia Parish flourished in her two seasons on the basketball court including leading Prince George's to a 27-4 record in 2005-06, the program's best record since 1973-74, and finished sixth at the NJCAA Division II Tournament in the first appearance for the program in more than 30 years. She was named the NJCAA Division II Tournament Most Valuable Player after averaging 28.3 points and 16.3 rebounds per game including a tournament–record 65 rebounds in four games. During the regular season in 2005-06, she averaged 25.7 points and 15.4 rebounds per game while shooting 53.7 percent to earn First Team NJCAA Division II All-American status. She signed with George Washington and played two seasons with the Colonials. Averaging double figures both seasons, Parrish helped to team to the NCAA Sweet 16 in her first campaign and to the Women's National Invitational Tournament (WNIT) in her second season while earning All-Conference recognition as a senior.
Brian Winstead, Men's Soccer (Class of 1978)
Brian Winstead was the Owls' first two-time First-team NJCAA All-American in 1976 and 1977. He led the NJCAA in goals and points in his second season in Largo for the men's soccer team. Winstead transferred to the University of South Carolina in 1978, where he became the first player to sign a scholarship agreement in the men's soccer inaugural season. Winstead helped build a foundation for the Gamecocks and was the first player in team history to earn All-South Region honors and also helped the squad to the NCAA Division I Tournament in his senior campaign. In two years in Columbia, S.C., he posted 33 goals and 14 assists for 80 points after registering 18 goals and 12 assists for 48 points in 1978 and 15 tallies and 15 goals and two assists for 32 points in his senior campaign. Winstead ranks seventh in South Carolina history in goals (33) and eighth in points (80) and still holds the program record in points per game (2.22), goals per game (0.92) and goals in a single game (5 vs. Coastal Carolina, 9/26/78). Winstead tragically passed away in a plane crash in December 2004.
Richard Todaro, Men's Soccer/Coach (Class of 1984)
Richard Todaro came to the college and joined the men's soccer program in 1982 and helped the Owls to one of their best seasons in program history. The team won the NJCAA Region XX title in 1982 and finished third in the NJCAA Men's Soccer Championship. In his second season, the Owls won the region again and went back to the national tournament to finish fifth. Todaro walked-on at the University of Maryland men's soccer squad in 1984. After graduating from the University of Maryland, he returned to the college in 1996 as head coach to continue the strong men's soccer tradition, posting a 153-72-16 record. Under his tutelage, the Owls won three NJCAA Region XX titles and competed in three NJCAA Men's Soccer District Championships (1996, 1999, 2009) and one Final Four appearance in 1999 for the second-best finish by the men's soccer program only behind his 1982 third-place team as a player. He was named the NJCAA Region XX Coach of the Year three times (1996, 1999, 2009) and was selected as the National Soccer Coaches Athletic Association (NSCAA) Coach of the Year four times (1996, 1998, 1999, 2002). He also served on numerous NJCAA and Maryland JUCO committees while a head coach. He has retired from coaching but remains a major supporter and contributor to Prince George's athletics.
John Wiley, Men's Basketball/Coach (Class of 1972)
John Wiley was a standout student-athlete on the men's basketball team at Prince George's and returned to have tremendous success as a head coach for the men's basketball program. After two years on the Owls men's basketball team, he transferred to George Mason after two seasons and played two stellar seasons (1972-74) with the Patriots, recording 970 points in 57 career games for the Fairfax program. He ranks 10th in career points per game average (17.0) for George Mason. Wiley returned to Largo to become the head coach of the Owls in 1985-86 and stayed in that post until the end of the 2009-10 season to finish with a record of 447-245 in 24 seasons. He not only amassed hundreds of success on the court but the equally tremendous success of players off the court. Under his leadership, Prince George's was consistently ranked nationally, winning three NJCAA Region XX titles and participating in the NJCAA Men's Basketball Championships (1991, 1993, 2008). Wiley, who was named the Maryland JUCO Coach of the Year four times, earned his 400th career win during the 2005-06 campaign. His presence and commitment courtside remain as large as his legendary record demonstrates.
Ronald Mann, Administrator/Coach
Ronald Mann served as the college's Coordinator of Athletics for 20 years and was the head coach for softball (17 years), men's soccer (10 years), bowling (10 years), baseball (five years) and men's basketball (five years). He started the men's soccer program and built the foundation that Todaro and Millwood continued through their own coaching, Mann's men's soccer teams were Top-10 nationally six times including holding the top spot in 1978. Mann's leadership was also off the field and court, serving as the NJCAA Soccer Coaches Association President from 1986-2003. He was the NJCAA Region XX Assistant Director from 1993-2005, chairman of the Region XX standards and ethics committee from 1996-2005, chairman of the Region XX baseball committee since 1993 and the NJCAA secretary-treasurer for men's division. In 2004, Mann received the NJCAA Service Award.
Donald "Cap" Redmiles, Coach
Donald "Cap" Redmiles was a baseball head coach for 30- years and spent the last 14 years of his coaching career at Prince George's Community College before retiring in 1983. After his retirement, he continued to serve as a volunteer assistant coach with the Owls until 2005. He helped the diamond nine to Maryland JUCO Championships in 1978 and 1982 and to the program's first two NJCAA Region XX titles in 1978 and 1979. He also coached at Duval High School in his career and was elected to the Maryland State Association of Coaches Hall of Fame in 1994.
Charles Tabb, Meritorious Service
Charles Tabb's contributions to the athletic department were endless for more than 40 years. He was the men's basketball and baseball team managers for 20 years and assisted with the setup and closing down for athletic contests often being the first and last person to leave on game day. Tabb was known for his hard work and dedication to not only people associated with athletics at the college but also opponents of the college and Prince George's County athletics. His dedication to the overall student-athlete experience was felt by everyone.
Academic Student-Athlete Of The Year
Gina Seifert (Women's Basketball)
Seifert was named the Academic Student-Athlete Of The Year after posting a perfect 4.0 grade-point average in her two years at Prince George's Community College.
Female: Destiny Barber (Track And Field)
Male: James Hagins (Men's Basketball)
The Outstanding Owl is awarded for not just hat is done athletically, but the service to the athletic department. Barber and Hagins posted a positive attitude and were always coming around asking if people in the athletic department need any help and always willing to pitch in when needed. Barber has a 4.0 grade-point average volunteered to be a part of the women's basketball team when they could use an extra person. She also competed in the NJCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships and registered a a sixth-place finish in the 400-meter dash. Hagins was seen a lot in the athletic training room, but not getting treatment instead checking in daily to see if there was anything that he could assist the trainer with in her daily routine. He posted a career-high 24 points against CCBC Catonsville this season.
Most Valuable Player
Men's Soccer – Edwin Claros
Men's Basketball – Kennith Ford
Women's Basketball – Gina Seifert
Cheerleading – Markayla Gamble
Baseball – Jake Brewer
Track And Field – Milan Wall
Academic Excellence (Student-athletes with a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average)
Men's Soccer: Fabian Castillo, Edwin Claros, Jonathan Claros, Erick Colindres, Elmer Hernandez, Maxwell Kirksey-Walcott, Brian Ngoh, Farouk Tijani
Men's Basketball: Darren Rivers
Women's Basketball: Gina Seifert
Cheerleading: Taaja Boyd, Dominic Hampleton, Diamond Meekins
Baseball: Jacob Brewer, Chase Perreault, O'Neal Troche
Track and Field: Destiny Barber, Mikela Robinson, Jose Vasquez, Samaria Ward
Owl Commitment (Student-athletes that participate in athletics for two years at Prince George's Community College)
Men's Soccer: Edwin Claros, Jonathan Claros, Fabian Castillo, Celio Grice, Elmer Hernandez, Farouk Tijani
Men's Basketball: Kennith Ford, James Hagins, Mykal Johnson, Augustus Stone
Women's Basketball: Aja Ceesay, Gina Seifert, Myanna Strong
Cheerleading: Taylor Bell, Sonnika Floyd, Dominic Hampleton, India Jameson, Machela Rowell
Baseball: Austin Adams, Brandon Crosby, Naquan Holden, Bay To
Track and Field: Edwin Brown, DeVont'e McCree