In 2018-19, 18 Geneseo student-athletes combined for a total of 31 All-America awards. Elise Ramirez ’19 completed a three-sport sweep, finishing an All-American 25th at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships, and earning All-America status in the 5,000 at both the indoor (7th) and outdoor (2nd) championships. Genny Corcoran ’20 and Sean McAneny ’20 each earned All-American finishes in cross country as Corcoran placed 20th in the women’s race and McAneny crossed in 25th at the national championships. McAneny added his second All-America certificate of the year with a fifth-place finish in the 3,000 at NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships while Corcoran notched an All-American fourth-place finish in the 10,000 at the outdoor championships. The Knights’ 4x400 relay team comprised of Kayla Barber ’21, Anna Flaitz ’22, Erin MacDougall ’19 and Madison Mulder ’22 netted All-America awards with a seventh-place finish at the indoor championships and a sixth place mark at the outdoor championships. Samantha Reichman ’20 notched a pair of All-America certificates, finishing in the top eight in both the one-meter and three-meter dive, while Nancy Nasky ’19 and Deidra Osula ’21 each earned a pair of All-America nods and Kiersten Coates ’21 added a one-meter All-American award.
Emily Janiszewski ’19 was named D3soccer.com Goalkeeper of the Year and was named a United Soccer Coaches All-American. Field hockey celebrated Julia Kim ’20 as an NFHCA All-American while men’s ice hockey had four student-athletes earned All-America honors; Devin McDonald ’19 was named USCHO.com Player of the Year and AHCA Player of the Year while Conlan Keenan ’20, Duggie Lagrone ’19 and Andrew Romano ’20 joined him as All-Americans.
Four coaches combined for nine SUNYAC Coach of the Year awards, with Chris Popovici '06 earning the honor for men's indoor as well as men's and women's outdoor track & field. Paul Dotterweich netted honors for both men's and women's swimming while his assistant Shawn Austin was named Men's and Women's Diving Coach of the Year as well. Dan Moore '06 snatched both the men's and women's cross country coach of the year honors.
The women’s swimming & diving team brought home its 12th-straight and 27th overall SUNYAC Championship, while the men’s program earned its 26th total title and 20th in the last 21 seasons.
The women’s cross country ran to its 18th SUNYAC title in the last 19 years before qualifying for its 20th-consecutive NCAA Championship appearance. The men also competed in the NCAA Championship race for the 16th year in a row as Geneseo extended the nation’s longest streak of both cross country teams competing at the NCAA Championships.
The men's and women's track and field teams earned SUNYAC titles in both the indoor and outdoor season, completing the sweep of cross country, indoor and outdoor track & field on both the men's and women's sides for only the fourth time in conference history. Geneseo also accomplished the feat in 2002-03, 2005-06 and 2017-18.
The women's soccer team earned a second-straight SUNYAC title behind a Geneseo single-season record 13 shutouts from goalkeeper Emily Janiszewski ‘19. The Knights advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the second-consecutive year, finishing the season with a 14-4-1 record.
The women’s basketball team advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the fifth-consecutive season, defeating Vassar College, 74-55, in the first round before falling to 2017-18 national champion Amherst, 58-46, in the second round. First year head coach Alyssa Polosky ’11 led the Knights to their seventh-straight 20-win season, finishing the year with a 24-5 mark.
Head coach Chris Schultz '97 led the Knights to its third NCAA Frozen Four appearance in the past six years, guiding the Knights to a 25-2-2 record, the highest single-season win total in the program's 44-year history. Geneseo rolled through the SUNYAC with a 13-1-2 record against conference opponents and defeated Oswego, 4-3, in the SUNYAC Championship to repeat as conference champions. McDonald set the NCAA Division III record with 12 shutouts this season and led the nation with a 1.22 goals against average, fifth-best in NCAA Division III history. Romano and Keenan finished first and second in the nation, respectively, in points as Romano notched 10 goals and 42 assists and Keenan netted 23 goals and dished 25 assists.
Geneseo softball posted a record season, finishing with a 37-13 mark, and advanced to the NCAA Super Regional for the first time in program history. SUNYAC Player of the Year Danni Napoli ’19 shattered the career home run record, hitting seven this season for a career total of 23 to lead the Knights’ offense. Ashlyn Kersch ’20 pitched to an 18-4 mark with a 1.88 ERA as Geneseo powered to its best season in its history.
Janiszewski, Taylor Clar ’20 and Rachel Walsh ’19 were each named United Soccer Coaches’ Scholar All-Americans. McAneny was named CoSIDA Academic All-America, becoming just the 12th Knight to receive the prestigious honor. Six other student-athletes were named CoSIDA Academic All-District, including Elise Ramirez ’19, who was also named the 2018 Dolores Bogard Scholar Athlete Award recipient by the SUNYAC and an NCAA Woman of the Year Conference Level Honoree.
For the recreational athlete, the college provides 23 intramural leagues in nine sports and 11 single-day tournaments, along with recreational hours in the gymnasiums, swimming pool, ice arena, a jogging track and numerous intramural fields. For more information about intramural opportunities and facilities, visit www.geneseo.edu/intramurals.
BY THE NUMBERS
(as of 7/18/17)
Team National Championships (2005 Women's Cross Country)
NADIIIAA/Josten's Community Service Awards
NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients
Men's Intercollegiate Athletic Sports
Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Sports
Individual National Championships
1999 - Beth Shope – Outdoor Track & Field (Hammer Throw); 2003 - Kim DePrez – Indoor Track & Field (High Jump), Outdoor Track & Field (High Jump); 2003 - Melissa White – Outdoor Track & Field (5,000m); 2013 – Alyssa Smith – Outdoor Track & Field (Steeplechase); 2016 - Sam Randall - Swimming & Diving (3m Dive); 2016 - Jacqueline Huben - Outdoor Track & Field (Steeplechase); 2017 - Isaac Garcia-Cassani - Indoor Track & Field (Mile), Outdoor Track & Field (1,500); 2017 - Alexa Wandy - Indoor Track & Field (Long Jump, Triple Jump), Outdoor Track & Field (Triple Jump); 2018 - Gillan Faulkner, Zack Hannahoe, Luke Holtzman and Isaac Garcia- Cassani - Indoor Track & Field (DMR); 2018 Isaac Garcia-Cassani - Outdoor Track & Field (1,500); 2018 - Samuel Randall - Swimming & Diving (1m Dive)
Best finish in the Learfield Sports/NACDA Director's Cup (2017-18)
Consecutive Top-20 Finishes in the Learfield Sports Director’s Cup
Club Sport Offerings
Student-Athletes Awarded the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence
Percentage of Geneseo Student-Athletes winning SUNYAC Scholar-Athlete Award
Intramural Sport Offerings
Student-Athletes Named Phi Beta Kappa since chapter was established in 2004
Percentage of Geneseo Student-Athletes who graduate within four years
SUNYAC Coach of the Year Awards
SUNYAC Championship Teams
Geneseo Student-Athletes Named All-America
All-America Certificates Earned by Geneseo Student-Athletes