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Genovese to be inducted into Green Mountain College Hall of Fame

William Smith College Head Lacrosse Coach Pat Genovese will be inducted into the Green Mountain College Athletic Hall of Fame, adding to her already long list of accolades. She will be recognized on June 7 for the significant contributions she made to Green Mountain College and its athletic department, and her devotion to the highest ideals of good sportsmanship and teamwork. While at Green Mountain, Genovese was active with many club athletic teams, including volleyball, skiing, and synchronized swimming. As a member of the Athletic Council and Green Key (a campus service organization), she stayed very involved on campus. She graduated from Green Mountain with an associate’s degree. Genovese went on to earn a bachelor’s degree at SUNY Cortland and a master’s degree at Ithaca. Genovese is the only head coach the William Smith lacrosse program has ever known, and boasts more wins than any other head coach in the sport at the Division III level (349-125-1). Genovese is a three-time recipient of the IWLCA Division III Coach of the Year and Regional Coach of the Year awards, and was tabbed the New York State Coach of the Year four times. She has mentored nearly 100 All-Americans, and led the Herons to 16 NCAA Tournament appearances. Genovese also coached the Heron field hockey team from 1971-1987, including a trip to the NCAA Division III championship game in 1987. In addition to her coaching responsibilities, Genovese also serves as an assistant director of athletics. She oversees the Heron Society’s Corporate Alliance Program, and plays a key role in the department’s fundraising efforts. She was also a central figure in the management of the 2006 NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship, which was hosted by William Smith. Genovese was inducted into the Heron Hall of Honor at William Smith in 1999, the Rochester/Western New York Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1998, and the Cortland “C” Club Hall of Fame in 1990. She was also honored with the New York State Women’s Collegiate Athletic Association’s Service Award in 1998, and again in 2007, for her contributions to women’s collegiate athletics.