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VABA Alumni - A Tradition of Success

Tyler Crawford (Georgetown)

Chris Cathlin (JMU)

Gaston Moliva (Richmond)

Jack Leasure (Coastal Carolina)

Kodie Critzer (Hampden-Sydney)


Maleek Frazier (UVA)


DeVaughn Washington (Ohio U.) & Ryan Crawford (Lenoir-Rhyne)

DeVaughn Washington (Ohio)

Phil Stinnie (2004)

Christian Pierce (JMU)

Making Dreams Come True

Since 1998, Coach D'Alessandro and his staff have worked with thousands of athletes, many of which have moved on to tremendous athletic and academic successes.

Below is a list of former VABA participants who achieved some lofty heights.

VABA Alumni (in the pros)

Anderson, Cameron (Overseas)*
Cook, Da'Quan (NBA G-League)**
Hassell, Frank (NBA G-League/Summer League, Overseas)#%
Johnson, Ian (Overseas)
Leasure, Jack (Overseas)%%
Moliva, Gaston (Overseas)$
Washington, DeVaughn (Overseas)##%%

*Spain, EPA
**Maine Red Claws
#Professional in NBA D-League (Hawks), Turkey, Israel, Italy, France
%Atlanta Hawks Summer League
%% Professional in New Zealand, ABA

$Professional in Qatar, Slovakia
##Worked out with Washington Wizards, Boston Celtics
%%Professional in France, Turkey, Austria, Japan


VABA Alumni (NCAA Division I)

Cathlin, Chris (James Madison University)
Cook, Da'Quan (St. Bonaventure)
Crawford, Tyler (Georgetown University)*
Darden, Adrienne (Delaware/Hawaii)
Fox, Josh (Radford)
Frazier, Maleek (Virginia)
Gore, Nick (VMI)
Hassell, Frank (Old Dominion)**
Hughes, Megan (Cornell)
Jackson, Rodriguez, (Bucknell)
Johnson, Ian (Davidson)
Katstra, Austin (Virginia)
LaPort, Josh (VMI)
Leasure, Jack (Coastal Carolina)#
Maupin, Emily (Elon University)
Minor, Omari (Tennessee-Martin)
Moliva, Gaston (University of Richmond)
Parker, Jaquon (Cincinnati)
Pierce, Andy (James Madison University)
Pierce, Christian (James Madison University)
Vasquez-Simmons, Tomas (Canisius)
Riley, Dan (Fordham Univ.)
Washington, Andre (Wake Forest, East Carolina)
Washington, DaVaughn (Ohio University)
Williams, Deshawn (Air Force Academy)

*Final Four (2007)

**First-team All-CAA, CAA Tournament MVP
#Big South Conference Player of the Year (2006)

Ian Johnson (Davidson)


VABA Alumni (played NCAA Division II, III)

Agee, Boo (Green Mountain Coll., Div. III)
Anderson, Cameron (Hampden-Sydney, Green Mountain, Div. III)
Brown, Thomas (Concord/Green Mountain, Div. II/III)
Crawford, Ryan (Lenoir-Rhyne, Div. II)
Critzer, Kodie (Hampden-Sydney, Div. III)
Dale, Sampson (Hampden Sydney, Green Mountain, USA, Div. III)
Farber-Miller, Andrew (Johns Hopkins, Div. III)
Flanagan, Meghan (SUNY-Cortland, Div. II)
French, Stuart (Randolph Coll, Div. III)
Ginsberg, Daniel (Green Mountain Coll., Div. III)
Histand, Kristin (Hood College, Div. III)
Holland, Rafael (Ferrum College, Div. III)
Jernigan, Jarrett (Barton College, Div. II)
Labanowski, Mike (Rochester, Div. III)
Lewis, Korey (Christopher Newport, Div. III)
Mangrum, Thomas (Roanoke College, Div. III)
Maynard, Brett (Bridgewater Coll., Div. III)
Miller, Greg (Clarkson, Div. III)
Morra, Dominica (Augusta Coll./Mary Washington, Div. II/III)
Oh, Nash (Emory Univ., Div. III)
Paschal, Ari (Virginia Wesleyan, Div. III)
Rogers, David (Guilford/Lynchburg Coll., Div. III)
Ropp, Chris (Eastern Mennonite, Div. III)
Schwoebel, Molly (Cabrini Univ., Div. III)
Sheaffer, David (Lynchburg Coll., Div. III)
Terrell, Mark (Lenoir-Rhyne, Div. II)


Cameron Anderson (Hampden-Sydney, Green Mountain, Spain)

VABA Alumni (excelled in another sport)

Atchison, Drew (Football, William & Mary, Div. I-AA)*
Bartleski, Ted (Baseball, Tampa Yankees)#
Bartleski, Phil (Baseball, Oklahoma City)
Long, Chris (Football, UVA/NFL)##%
Mangrum, Steven (Baseball, Va Tech)%%
Maypray, Tim (Football, VMI, Div. I-AA)**
Moseley, Jhalil (Football, JMU/William & Mary, Div. I-AA)
Scott, Mario (Football/VMI, Div. I-AA)
Tarver, Frederique (Football/Northwestern, Div. I-A)

*Practice squad Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins
#Class A Advanced Minor League
##St. Louis Rams, New England Patriots
%Super Bowl Champion (2017, 2018)
%%Drafted by Red Sox (2015)
**Freshman of the Year, First-team All-Conference


VABA Coaching Alumni

Collins, Chris (The Covenant School, JV Head Coach)
Curtis, Mike (UVA/Memphis Grizzlies, Men's Basketball, Strength Coach)
Dale, Sampson (Green Mountain, WBB Student Asst.)
Dowling, Jason (Robert Morris, Asst. Coach)
Johnson, Travis (Regents School, Head Coach/AD)
Leasure, Jack (McQuaid Jesuit, Head Coach)
Lemcke, Cade (Longwood/Blue Ridge, Asst/Head)
Marable, Ryan (Benedictine/Powhatan, Head Coach)
Maynard, Brett (William Monroe HS, Head Coach)
Mitchell, Bryce (Tallwood HS, Head Coach)
O'Regan, Sean (JMU, Women's Head Coach)
Solice, Cedric (Syracuse, Women's Asst. Coach)
Stinnie, Phil (St. Anne's-Belfield, Girls Head Coach)
Utz, Adam (Orange Co. HS, Boys Head Coach)
Watson, Rock (Regents School, Girls Head Coach)
Wilke, Caroline (The Covenant School, Girls Head Coach)
White, Chad (Fluvanna County, Girls Head Coach)
Wright, Kris (Western Albemarle, Head Coach)

Sean O'Regan and Coach D'Alessandro


Frank Hassell (Old Dominion)


Phil Stinnie (STAB Girls Head Coach*)

*Two-time State Champions


Coaches Lemcke and D'Alessandro (2005)

Sampson Dale (Allegany JC, Hampden-Sydney, Green Mountain)

Tyler Crawford (Georgetown)

Chris Cathlin (JMU)

Gaston Moliva (Richmond)

Jack Leasure (Coastal Carolina)

Kodie Critzer (Hampden-Sydney)


Maleek Frazier (UVA)


Sean O'Regan (JMU, Women's Head Coach)


DeVaughn Washington (Ohio)


Lemcke, Cade (Longwood, Blue Ridge School), 2016


Brandon Triche


Ryan Crawford (Lenior-Rhyne)

Da'Quan Cook (St. Bonaventure)

Andre Washington (Wake Forest)

Sampson Dale (USA)

Ian Johnson (Davidson)

Jaquon Parker (Cincinnati)

Frank Hassell (Hawks NBA Summer League)

Christian Pierce (JMU)

VABA Mission:
Building characterand shaping lives
through the game of basketball.


Video of VABA Alumni (at the next level)

DeVaughn Washington (NCAA Tournament)

Tyler Crawford (always hustling!)

Sampson Dale (highlights)

Jack Leasure (highlights)



VABA Alumni reflect

...on how effectively VABA carried out its mission of "building character and shaping lives through the game of basketball."