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Patricia P. Genovese

Hall of Fame


Inducted 2009


William Smith College

Inducted as a truly great coach, Genovese had a prolific career as coach at William Smith College. At the time of her induction, she had won 362 games, ranking second in NCAA history among women's lacrosse coaches, and was the first collegiate coach, male or female, to secure 350 wins. Genovese retired following the 2012 season, having compiled an overall career record of 385-158-1 (.709) over 39 seasons. From 1972 to 2012, Genovese notched 29 winning seasons, 16 NCAA Division III Tournament berths, 11 trips to the NCAA semifinals, and five NCAA championship game appearances. 

Genovese coached 94 All-Americans, including seven student-athletes that were named their position's National Player of the Year. Genovese is a three-time NCAA Division III Coach of the Year, three-time Regional Coach of the Year, three-time NYSWCAA Coach of the Year and three-time North/South All-Star Game head coach. She was also an assistant coach for the U.S. women’s national team program. Genovese was inducted into the US Lacrosse Greater Rochester Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1998 as well as the SUNY Cortland Hall of Fame, the William Smith Hall of Honor and the Green Mountain Hall of Fame.