Lesley Dickinson brings great value to the staff as the Graduate Assistant as she knows the CAA from having been a three-time All-CAA honoree with James Madison (2005, 2006, 2007) and was an assistant coach with the University of Dayton the past three years.
A 5-10 guard as a player, Dickinson poured in 1,616 points for the Dukes of JMU. Her stellar playing career saw her break in as the CAA Rookie of the Year in 2003-04 and leave as the 2006-07 CAA Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. JMU had three postseason tournament appearances during her career.
Raised in Queen's Village, N.Y., she played at prep power Christ the King High School, which was ranked seventh in the final USA Today poll.
At JMU, she was the second-fastest player to produce 1,000 points and was excellent in getting to the free throw line and making her shots as her 457 made were 60 more than the next closest player.
After graduation, Dickinson received a Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship from the NCAA.
She is the daughter of Lester and Marsha Dickinson. Her older brother, Greg, played basketball at Queens College.