Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame Induction Process (Awarded as Necessary)(rev. 08112015)

(Staff Note: When presenting this award a detailed reason must be given in speech format serving as a verbal recap of the athlete’s career with the program)

Journeyman Basketball recognizes athletes and their achievements by inducting them into our Hall of Fame. Their statistical achievements are great, but what they have provided for fellow Journeymen is greater. Persistence is key. Others can claim scoring wizardry and boast of excellence in the game, but these athletes proved their worth through the years. Their commitment to the program was well established and helped to shape the program into what it is today. Please take the time to read some of these bios and you will see what the program is all about.

The Journeyman Advisory Committee (JAC) takes great pride in their selections in the Hall of Fame. We deliberate often for weeks before making a final selection. The JAC must use the following criteria when pre-screening for the Hall of Fame.

  1. Must have participated in a minimum of 8 Journeyman Basketball sessions
  2. Must have played in a minimum of 80 games
  3. Must have totaled 1,800 point system points over a Journeyman career
  4. Can no longer be eligible to participate in Journeyman teamwork sessions or is currently in their last session of eligibility.
  5. Must receive a majority rules decision from Journeyman Advisory Committee members and JPA President in regards to induction into the Hall of Fame.

NOTE: Those with limited knowledge regarding the full career of the prospective inductee are expected to respectfully recuse themselves from the voting process.


Simply meeting the above criteria does not guarantee induction. The JAC must take a very serious approach in this matter to protect the integrity of its existence. The criteria above are a bare bones minimum requirement and can only be waived in extreme circumstances approved by the board. It is the first step in an in depth review of what a player has contributed and achieved during his/her Journeyman career.

The board also looks for the following when considering Hall of Fame inductees.

  1. Volunteer work done for the organization or his/her community and participation in charity events or fundraisers
  2. Commitment to his/her team for the duration of their involvement in the program and favorable impact made in teammates as expressed by piers
  3. A genuine respect for themselves, their teammates, the program and the game
  4. Consistent understanding of the team’s goals and objectives
  5. A genuine desire to continue to improve while ensuring solid communication and punctuality
  6. Favorable representation of the program

Furthermore the Board of Directors and Advisory Committee reserve the right to make all final decisions regarding induction with no further explanation.

Induction Categories:

* Coach

* Player (Journeyman or J-Hawk)

* Contributor


IMPORTANT NOTE: These goals and criteria can be achieved after an athlete’s Journeyman career is completed by his/her continued participation in fundraising and alumni games. If you are not inducted into the Hall of Fame at the end of your last eligible session it does not signify that you will not be inducted. It simply means you have not yet met the criteria or it is not yet a unanimous JAC decision. All non-player inductions must be approved by the JPA. (Journeyman Players Association)

Hall of Famers are listed in alphabetical order by first name.

John L. Gagnon

Status: Player Induction Date: August, 2017

The assignment of nicknames in Journeyman used to be a regular act of the staffs attention to its players. But we must confess that John L. Gagnon didn’t get his from this program. Yet this might be the one nickname that is so synonymous with Journeyman that at this point many younger Journeyman don’t know... Read more

Morgan Coad

Status: Player Induction Date: August, 2017

During the Summer session of 2011 Journeyman would be fortunate enough to meet a young man by the name of Morgan Coad. This above average scorer and superb passer had a knack for getting to the rim.  His speed and quickness were the best attributes to his game but his manors, concern for others and... Read more

Nicholas G. Sowers

Status: Player Induction Date: August, 2017

True story, so at Nick’s young age of 5 or 6 I saw the best dunk I have ever seen… well comparably. I was in the Sowers family game room in Stratham as I had been on numerous occasions. Nick was the receiver of a badly tossed alley-joop from brother and hall of famer Cam... Read more

Ryan Foley

Status: Player Induction Date: August, 2017

Ryan Foley started his career with Journeyman in the Winter of 2012. Instantly you could see that he enjoyed what he was doing. This is evident also considering that in over 150 games played it is estimated he has missed less than six. Now combine this with watching him play and it all makes sense.... Read more

Edward N. Bowers

Status: Official Induction Date: November, 2016

While working on a new project more than 10 years ago with former Vice president Steve Drelick Journeyman Basketball Staff were fortunate to meet Nick Bowers of Salem. Nick was an official in their weekly men’s leagues. In the years following Journeyman would call upon Nick to officiate games for our program. With a busy... Read more

Alexander J. Price

Status: Player Induction Date: August, 2016

Alex “AP” Price officially started his Journeyman career in the Fall of 2006 but as many current staff know he was playing with us long before that. We are pretty sure he was filling in as a junior division player when he was only 7 years old. In 10 years as an active Journeyman Alex... Read more

Alexander Stough

Status: Player Induction Date: August, 2016

Alex Stough played his first Journeyman session as a Division2 player in the fall of 2008 and continued playing for the next 6 sessions. This young, well mannered and reserved player showed us early in his career the type of effort that Journeyman tries to instill in all that pass through the program. Then duty... Read more

John Carmilia

Status: Player Induction Date: August, 2016

In the Fall of 2011 Journeyman was introduced to John Carmilia. John instantly adapted to Journeyman philosophies and dedicated his spare time the program in a multitude of ways. John typically would show up a game early or stay late to support the teams before or after him with help at the stat bench or... Read more

Joseph Lavery

Status: Player Induction Date: August, 2016

Within days after Joe joined the program it was easy to see what this young man was going to be known for. Every loose ball and every 50/50 play was going to be dominated by Joe. When we think of work ethic, hustle, energy and effort the staff of Journeyman will always think of “Sloppy... Read more

Heidi Price

Status: Staff Induction Date: March, 2016

The Journeyman Basketball organization and Player’s Association proudly induct Heidi Price into the Journeyman Basketball Hall of Fame. The Price family joined our organization in the Fall of 2005 when eldest son Josh was added to the roster. The following year they would add yet another iconic Journeyman. During Heidi’s time with the program she... Read more

Andrew Soderberg

Status: Player Induction Date: August, 2015

Andrew Soderberg started his Journeyman career in the fall of 2006.  His speed, intensity and aggressive play respectfully earned him the nickname “Crash” as often he would be on the floor first for a loose ball or flying out of bounds to save a possession.  Throughout his 17 sessions he was continuously recognized for his... Read more

Benjamin Doucette

Status: Player Induction Date: August, 2015

In the Winter of 2010 Journeyman Basketball was fortunate to have Benjamin Doucette join their Junior division roster. This addition made coaching enthusiasm and effort easier because, when a young man such as Ben demonstrated these qualities regularly in front of the group many felt the need to match it. When it comes to enthusiasm,... Read more

Matthew Bozek

Status: Player Induction Date: August, 2015

Matt “Boze” Bozek started his Journeyman career in the winter of 2008. No one knew his quiet, well mannered young man would compete in an amazing 200 games before he hung up the Journeyman high-tops. In Matt’s first year he made the BlueCollar Crew for 2000Shots Camp, this being an acknowledgement of his hard work... Read more

Philip J. Hansen

Status: Player Induction Date: August, 2015

When Journeyman think of great teammates and speak of them in favorable terminology, the name Philip “PJ” Hansen is always on the top of their list. PJ is a classic and as classy a big man as you will ever find on any Journeyman roster over the past 16 years. PJ’s has an average field... Read more

Zachary Snow

Status: Player Induction Date: August, 2015

In 2007 organizational staff was serving as volunteers for the Stratham Recreation Basketball Club at Stratham Memorial School. Staff easily recognized Zach as being the most focused and responsive of all the athletes. Journeyman was fortunate to gain this aspiring athlete on our roster in June of 2008 as a member of our 25th session.... Read more

Antonio Duarte

Status: Player Induction Date: March, 2015

Tony Duarte may not have as long a tenure as many of our Hall of Famers but in his 9 Journeyman sessions, his commitment, leadership, character and intensity put him in the top tier. Tony started his career with Journeyman in the Winter of 2009 and his defense, intense competitive play, integrity and agility were... Read more

Dalton Litzelman

Status: Player Induction Date: March, 2015

Dalton “Sunny D” Litzelman started his Journeyman Career in the Fall of 2006 and it didn’t take long to understand that his mark on the program would be something special. His competitive drive and hard work earned him the 6th Man Award and Larry Bird Award in his first D2 session. Dalton competed like every... Read more

Michael Bronson

Status: Player Induction Date: March, 2015

In the Fall of 2009, Michael Bronson began his Journeyman career and was recognized with his first Larry Bird award. Michael’s hard work and tremendous effort started in his first session and only intensified the more he played.  His grit and determination have become the yardstick by which others are measured, especially when choosing Larry... Read more

Benjamin Loch

Status: Player Induction Date: August, 2014

Ben ‘Pops’ Loch began his Journeyman career in the summer of 2007 eager to play.  He was soon recognized as a skilled shooter and knowledgeable player and would prove this time and time again. This is emphasized at the end of his Journeyman tenure by achieving “Top Ten” status in 12 of 14 statistical categories;... Read more

Charles Austin

Status: Player Induction Date: August, 2014

Charlie Austin started his career in Journeyman in the summer of 2006 and was quite the firecracker! In his first session in D2, he shot 43%, scored nearly 7 points per game and had 252 PSP, well above the average and better than players older than he. These incredible skills led to Charlie being recognized... Read more

Sam Knollmeyer

Status: Player Induction Date: August, 2014

Sam “Chucky” Knollmeyer began his career in 2007 and was recognized as a 6th Man Award Winner in his first session, but to those who knew him in his later career, he was always an MVP. Sam was one of the most sought after players to be on a team and one of the most... Read more

Michele Eaton

Status: Staff/Parent Induction Date: November, 2013

The Journeyman Basketball organization and Player’s Association proudly inducts Michele Eaton into the Journeyman Basketball Hall of Fame. In early 2009 Journeyman Basketball was fortunate enough to have two extremely hard working your men join the roster. These two athletes were Charlie and Kevin Eaton. We would soon find out that such hard and dedication... Read more

William Bick III

Status: Player Induction Date: November, 2013

William or “Billy” Bick, started his career in Journeyman in the beginning of 2005. He brought with him a versatile game that allowed him to play a variety of positions dependent upon the team’s needs. Billy always put the team 1st and was always focused on the game plan for any given evening in practice... Read more

Zoe Picanso

Status: Player Induction Date: August, 2013

Zoe Picanso started her career with the program in early 2006. She participated in 8 teamwork sessions during her career as a player. She was also only the third female to participate in the boys’ division. Her teammates, male and female, knew they could always count on her dedication and effort. In fact, it was... Read more

Jack Knollmeyer

Status: Player Induction Date: March, 2013

Jack or “Magic Jack” began his Journeyman career late 2007. His dedication to his team and his unbelievable work ethic was immediately established and would never be questioned. In an organization that rewards work ethic, dedication and character Jack was instantly among the elite. If ever a loose ball the only question was who was... Read more

Joshua Price

Status: Player Induction Date: March, 2013

Joshua Price started his career in Journeyman in the Winter Session of 2005. Josh’s dedication to the sport was evident and his positive good nature a welcome quality that the program would soon benefit from. During Josh’s career with the program he proved to be a very unselfish big man and those on his team... Read more

Liam Benshemer

Status: Player Induction Date: March, 2013

Liam Benshemer started his career in Journeyman in the Winter Session of 2006. He was a quiet and reserved player that easily would prove his worth in the years ahead. Liam always put the team 1st and was always focused on the game plan for any given evening in practice or game. More importantly Liam... Read more

Matthew Sowers

Status: Player Induction Date: March, 2013

Although not fully participating in the program until 2004 Matthew Sowers made his presence known in the gym by befriending his older brothers teammates long before. He would shoot around during time-outs and pregame warm-ups. In fact these memories also make us remember the “Matty Sowers Ear Dribble”, or the fact that most of the... Read more

George Soderberg

Status: Player Induction Date: December, 2011

George Soderberg started his career in Journeyman in the beginning of 2007. With great size and a passion for the sport, everyone knew he was going to be productive. Over the next 5 years he would set the tone for low post activity and solid defensive efforts. More important, he became a friend of so... Read more

Karyn Loch

Status: Staff Induction Date: August, 2011

The Journeyman Player’s Association and Board of Directors proudly induct Karyn Loch into the Journeyman Basketball Hall of Fame. In August of 2007 Karyn and her family joined our organization. Her interest in her boys’ future and character was apparent and Journeyman benefitted from it almost instantly. Karyn took on tedious tasks often set aside... Read more

Bryan Cassidy

Status: Player Induction Date: November, 2010

Sticking close to those he knew, a small 10-year old guard arrived in the gymnasium in Stratham, New Hampshire during the Summer of 2004. Not sure if he wanted to be part of this budding program called Journeyman, he was hesitant to take the court.  As other players laced up their high-tops and began shooting... Read more

Cameron James Sowers

Status: Player Induction Date: November, 2009

Often times simply Clark Kent, a mild mannered and well liked competitor and when called upon Superman converting on every impossible shot within a 10 foot range. The program has seen a multitude of great players and dedicated volunteers but in his prime, Cam was at the top of both of these charts. He came... Read more

Henry Aaron Rockwood

Status: Player Induction Date: November, 2009

Starting his Journeyman career as an underaged athlete no one knew what to expect from this 8 year old smiling guard. When Henry started there were no D2 groups or D1 for that matter. There was just Journeyman 11 to 14 years old that wanted to play ball. All we knew at the time was... Read more

Gregory G. Sowers

Status: Staff Induction Date: August, 2009

The Journeyman Player's Association and Board of Directors proudly induct Gregory G. Sowers into the Journeyman Basketball Hall of Fame. Greg's impression on the Journeyman program has been immense. He has provided Journeyman with hundreds of hours of volunteer service since 2003. Whether it's making signs, planning events, attending board meetings, doing research, assisting with... Read more

Jacob Lampert

Status: Player Induction Date: November, 2008

In 2004 Jake Lampert joined the Journeyman organization. Like many Journeyman before him, Jake put in his time assisting the younger divisions without hesitation, often giving them advise or demonstrating teamwork qualities around them. Furthermore Jake played a big role in assisting the JPA with the tasks they set as an organization. Jake attended JPA... Read more

Jacob Lentz

Status: Player Induction Date: September, 2008

In 2002 Jacob “Jake” Lentz joined the organization as a great spirited young player. We had no idea that his contributions over the next six years would help establish Journeyman as the fine organization that it is today. From JPA events, parades and marketing assistance, Jake was always there offering whatever assistance he could. He... Read more

Jeffery Paul Garand

Status: Player Induction Date: September, 2008

In the early years of Journeyman, when our program was being built, there were a lot of great ideas thrown out there. An All-Star Game, credited to Ryan Bushnell, an Alumni Game credited to Rob Skaff and perhaps the best one: a Player’s Association, credited to Jeffery Garand. So who better to lead this player’s... Read more

Jordan Dunkerley

Status: Player Induction Date: September, 2008

As a young Journeyman Jordan knew what it took as a small guard to compete in a sport that gives praise to its big men. His display of heart, aggressiveness, tenacity and grit made him twice the size of most big men that ever participated in the program. Jordan was a guard that understood that... Read more

Lauri Sowers

Status: Staff Induction Date: September, 2008

The Journeyman Player's Association proudly inducts Lauri Sowers into the Journeyman Basketball Hall of Fame. Lauri's dedication to all athletes involved is truly immeasurable. Some will remember her for her pin point accuracy at the clock, some for her loud cheers on "Lets Go!" and others for her ability to assist all with their injuries,... Read more

Michael Rockwood

Status: Coach/Staff Induction Date: September, 2008

For his commitment and devotion to the program, the Journeyman Player’s Association proudly inducts Michael Rockwood into the Journeyman Basketball Hall of Fame. Michael joined the organization as a parent and fan in 2001. He sat in the stands watching his older son Matthew rip down rebounds and waited patiently for his younger son Henry... Read more

Reid Grott

Status: Player Induction Date: April, 2008

Few Journeyman players have had the passion for basketball harnessed by Reid Grott. Easily remembered as "Speedy Reidy," this tireless guard has made a solid reputation within the program for being a fierce competitor and self motivated individual. Reid was constantly concerned with his individual improvement as well as team's success. He was always setting... Read more

Joseph Duball

Status: Player Induction Date: March, 2008

The Journeyman program likes to find that special bonus quality in every player who laces up their high-tops. In Joseph Duball it was leadership… raw, unquestioned, unmatched, leadership. He demonstrated this in his ability to motivate his teammates and set high standards for himself that his teammates felt pressured to follow. Journeyman prides itself on... Read more

Riley Cassidy

Status: Player Induction Date: March, 2008

This calm, cool and collected guard will forever be remembered and respected by Journeymen and staff members. Riley was a quiet guard, never really saying much, he didn’t need to, his game and character spoke volumes. Riley Cassidy’s dedication was second to none. He never missed a single game in his career as a Journeyman... Read more

Joseph Benevento

Status: Player Induction Date: November, 2007

This record setting Journeyman has participated in 15 teamwork sessions and displayed every single quality we look for in a Journeyman. Most of all he demonstrated consistency better than any player in the 9 year history of the program. Joe’s idea of a bad game was shooting 4 for 10 and only pulling down 10... Read more

Charles Coffey

Status: Coach/Staff Induction Date: April, 2007

In 1994, JP Sanborn was invited to coach a Stratham Recreation Basketball by then Coach Charlie Coffey. JP would continue to volunteer his time with Charlie for the next few years. It was this invite that rekindled JP's interest in coaching. Charlie Coffey was then invited to be a member of an organization that was... Read more

Kelsey Leonard

Status: Player - J-Hawk Induction Date: April, 2007

his J-Hawk has participated in 3 Teamwork sessions for the girls division and was only the second female in Journeyman history to participate in the boys division but the first to play consecutive sessions. While a member of the New England Nets she assisted in re-structuring the group to the now successful J-Hawks of Journeyman... Read more

Stephen Drelick

Status: Coach Induction Date: April, 2007

Coach Stephen Drelick was inducted into the Journeyman Basketball Hall of Fame by the heart of the program, the players. The Journeyman Players Association and the board of Directors wish to acknowledge Stephen for what he is, a kind, hard working, dedicated and committed Journeyman. In late 2003, Coach Drelick joined the Journeyman team as... Read more

William Robertson Hanson

Status: Player Induction Date: April, 2007

This fine Journeyman has participated in 10 teamwork sessions. And every game he played, every game he officiated, every meeting he held, every 3 pointer he hit, made Journeyman a great place to be. In the entire organization, Journeyman might have four or five people as dedicated as he, but even less with as much... Read more

Nicholas Dawkins

Status: Player Induction Date: November, 2006

This Journeyman participated in 10 teamwork sessions between 2003 and 2006. During his time as a Journeyman he was awarded the Most Improved Player Award for SJE-16, Was SJE-19's Most Valuable Player and during that session was awarded Championship Game MVP and All-Star MVP. Nick was the only player in Journeyman's history at that time... Read more

Drew Neville

Status: Player Induction Date: June, 2006

This Journeyman participated in 10 teamwork sessions between 2002 and 2005. During his time as a Journeyman he was awarded the Larry Bird Award for his hard work and dedication to the team for JJE-9, SJE-10 and SJE-12. He was also the 6th Man Award Winner for SJE-16. He was listed in 3 of the... Read more

Ryan Bushnell

Status: Player Induction Date: June, 2006

This Journeyman participated in 13 teamwork sessions between 2001 and 2005. During his time as a Journeyman he was awarded the 6th Man Award for JJE-4 and JJE-8, Best Defensive Player for JJE-6, Most Improved Player JJE-8 and Most Valuable Player for JJE-9 and SJE-15. He was the only Journeyman ever to be named All-Star... Read more

Fedele DeVito

Status: Player Induction Date: December, 2005

This Journeyman participated in 10 teamwork sessions between 2002 and 2005. He was awarded Most Valuable Player for SJE-17 and SJE-16 and All-Star Game MVP scoring his career high 43 points during SJE-16. He was Most Improved Player for SJE-14, Larry Bird Award winner during SJE-15 and JJE-06. Fred was also a Reunion Tour Member... Read more

Vincent Benevento

Status: Coach Induction Date: May, 2005

Coach Vincent Benevento was inducted into the Journeyman Basketball Hall of Fame by the heart of the program, the players. The Journeyman Players Association started a petition and got over 300 signatures of ex-players, current Journeymen and their families and presented it to the board of directors. The rest was history. With the exception of... Read more

Christopher McGown

Status: Player Induction Date: March, 2005

Chris McGown started hi Journeyman career in February of 2002. His commitment was quickly recognized as he would participate in 9 of the next 11 sessions. He was MVP for SJE-13, Best Defensive player JJE-9 and SJE-12, Larry Bird Award winner for SJE-13, 6th Man Award winner for JJE-6 and JJE-8, and Team Leader Award... Read more

Sean Leonard

Status: Player Induction Date: March, 2005

This Journeyman has graced our court with his presence for ten consecutive sessions. He has volunteer coached our Junior1 group and made a huge impression on some of our younger Journeyman and we hope that he will continue to support the youth of Rockingham County by continuing to coach on a more consistent basis. His... Read more