At halftime of the William Smith College basketball game on Wed., Dec. 9, New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio presented legislative resolutions to Heron Head Coaches Pat Genovese and Sally Scatton. Both coaches recently received national recognition for their career achievements. Genovese was inducted into the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame last month, while Scatton will be inducted into the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Hall of Fame next month.
No one in collegiate lacrosse has more coaching wins than Genovese. She will carry a 362-133-1 record into her 37th season with the Herons. The three-time NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year has tutored 94 All-Americans, while seven of her charges have earned the prestigious National Player of the Year Award. Genovese has led the Herons to 16 NCAA Tournament berths, advancing to the national semifinals 11 times and the national championship game five times. William Smith also has two ECAC regional tournament championships to its credit (1985, 2001).
In 22 seasons with the Herons, Scatton has never had a losing season, compiling an exceptional 347-104-3 record (.768). William Smith made the NCAA Tournament in each of her first 11 seasons on campus and 17 out of a possible 22 times overall. Scatton led William Smith to National Championships in 1992, 1997, and 2000. The three-time NFHCA Division III Coach of the Year guided the development of 47 NFHCA All-Americans and 10 Liberty League Players of the Year.
Nozzolio represents New York State’s 54th Senate District which includes all of Seneca and Wayne counties as well as parts of Cayuga, Monroe, Ontario (including Geneva), and Tompkins counties.
The Herons hosted the University of Rochester in a non-conference game. That game was followed by Hobart vs. Rochester at 8 p.m.