Welcome to the Members Section

Here you'll find information about the people who make up Virginia Mock Trial, including current competitors, coaches and advisors, and program alumni. Tryouts are held at the beginning of the school year each fall. If you're interested in becoming a member of our program, please visit the Join page.

Executive Board


Ethan Marx

Executive Vice-President

Yashita Keswani

Vice-President of Administration

Micah Cerynik


Lydia Matthews

Tournament Director

Karen Sun

Current Members
Cooper Arnold
Micah Cerynik
Annabelle Claypoole
Meredith Dada
Reilly David
Anna Dubnoff
Danny Freedman
Yashita Keswani
Ethan Marx
Lydia Matthews
Julian Mosley
Abigail Nickelson
Ansley Skipper
Karen Sun
Cydne Swanson
Coaches and Advisors
Kevin Baker
Marcy Coburn
Benjamin Constine
Nick Crown
Quinn Etchison
Ryan Faulconer
Liam Fineman
Alex Harasty
Anya Havriliak
Natalia Heguaburo
Toby Heytens
Ryan Leonard
Tanner Pruitt
Amanda Swanson
All-American Alumni
Mostafa Abdelkarim
Mackenzie Austin
Samantha Bateman
Laura Bower
Alex Boyajian
Lily Brock
Ryann Burke
Will Cadigan
Ellen Chapin
Michelle Chmielewski
DeAnza Cook
Sabrina Grandhi
Shray Gupta
Sean Hamidi
Darby Hobbs
Steven Kanjo
Megan Keenan
Rakesh Kilaru
Maximillian Kirby
Albert Kwon
Indiyah Mabry
Cary Mayberger
Liam McCabe
Brian Mink
James Orr
Lauren Park
Lucy Partain
Alexandria Piacenti
Frankie Piacenti
Mike Romano
Benjamin Sachs
Ben Schlichting
Casey Schmidt
Rohan Sebastian
Greg Siegel
Ryan Smith
Deniz Tunceli
Katie Villany
Jamar Walker
Ben Wallace
Paul Wiley
Daniel Young
Program Alumni
Mary Kathryn Atkinson
Akash Bhat
Steven Blau
Alison Burton
Lauren Charneski
David Cross
Meredith Davis
Chas DeVeas
Nicolos DiMaggio
Raahema Durrani
Megan ODonnell
Dan Peale
Cody Reeves
Rich Ressler
Kevin Richards
Daniel Shapiro
Reedy Swanson
Thuan Tran
Juliana Yee
Former Competitors
Merriam Abboud
Shivin Agarwal
Elizabeth Ashton Alexander
Bailey Bloxsome
Jonathan Bryan
Jess Bryantsev
Mithra Dhinakaran
Maeve Fidler
Benjamin Fornshill
Eric Green
Shikha Gupta
Hope Hackmann
Margaret Grace Haltom
Carly Hudson
Claire Hungar
Zoe Jenkins
Booker Johnson
Eashan Kaw
Kaz Komolafe
Chloe Konson
Taylor Krystkowiak
Emily Laser
Brennan Lee
Neah Lekan
Paola Linares
Peter Manto
Isabelle Mayor-Mora
Sean Miller
Jared Nigro
Caroline Osborn
Savannah Page
Sonia Patel
Alessia Randazzo
Amy Rodgers
Jalen Ross
Claire Ryder
Olivia Sahid
Hannah Saiontz
Deniz Sezer
Deeva Shah
Varun Sharma
Trey Smith
Sneha Suresh
Richard Wang
Claire Wasserman
Kevin Richards
Hometown:North Salem, NY

Kevin has been involved with Virginia Mock Trial since 2004. He also competed for three years at North Salem High School, serving as President his senior year and leading the team to its first-ever appearance in the County Championship Round (NSHS's best-ever finish).

Kevin joined the UVa mock trial team as a first year in 2004. He competed for each of the next four years, captaining team 973 twice as well as serving as program treasurer and president. Kevin competed in a variety of roles, from cuddly family physician Dr. Siegfried to friendly probation officer Sal Dritz to frenzy-fueled prosecution closer. Kevin's proudest moment, though, came at the 2007 National Championship Tournament, when his team of first-year mock trialers tied for 5th in the division (the first top-10 finish for a UVa B team).

After graduating in 2008, Kevin worked as a Patent Examiner in the US Patent Office in Alexandria, Va. for three years, during which he also served as an Assistant Coach. Kevin left the Patent Office in 2011 to attend law school, and graduated in 2014. After law school, Kevin clerked for two federal judges.

View Kevin's career individual awards by clicking here.