The College Report: Livingston's Danielle Genovese Sparkles with the Bat and the Glove for Caldwell College's Softball Team

Livingston's Danielle Genovese of the Caldwell College softball team.

Danielle Genovese (Livingston, Sr.) had a typically big weekend as the Caldwell College softball team took three out of the four games played. The Cougars pounded visiting Goldey-Beacom, 11-2 and 8-4, on Saturday as Genovese came around to score five runs despite getting just one hit. She added a base on balls to a double in three at-bats in the first game, in which she scored twice and drove in a run. In the nightcap, she drew three walks and scored as many runs. On Sunday, Caldwell (13-7) split a twin bill with American International, winning the opener, 5-0, and dropping the nightcap, 5-4. Genovese, a Livingston High product, walloped her second home run of the season in the victory, to which she added a double in three at-bats, driving in two runs. She then singled in four at-bats in the loss. Also of note is that Genovese handled all her chances at shortstop safely, making six putouts and earning seven assists over the course of the four games.


Lucy Johnson (Short Hills, Soph.) scored three goals as William Smith defeated SUNY-Geneseo, 21-13, in Geneva, N.Y. on Saturday. Johnson, a Millburn High grad, also controlled two draws and came up with two groundballs. Teammate Emily Leahy (Madison, Fr.) scored a goal, assisted on another and recovered one groundball. Mary Kate Renehan (Summit, Fr.) also brought up one groundball. The Herons are now 3-2.

Gina Scioscia (Summit, Sr.) scored a goal as Notre Dame opened the Big East portion of its schedule with an 11-9 victory over Louisville at home on Saturday. The goal was the 12th of the season for Scioscia, a Summit High grad. Notre Dame is now 5-2 overall.

Lehigh's Lauren Murray (Chatham, Soph.) scored three goals and assisted on another, but the Mountain Hawks fell a goal short, 17-16, against American in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. Murray, a Chatham High product, also had three draw controls. Lehigh, which lost its first game of the season, is now 8-1 overall and 2-1 in Patriot League confrontations.

Sarah Baker (Summit, Sr.) scored five goals and assisted on another, but that wasn't enough as Salve Regina lost, 14-13, to Gordon College in Middletown, R.I. on Saturday. Baker, a Summit High alum, leads the 1-4 Seahawks in goals thus far this season with 19.

Both Meghan Henshall (Madison, Soph.) and Trina Rennie (Short Hills, Jr.) scored a goal as Kenyon knocked off Sewanee, 18-16, in Gambier, Ohio on Saturday to remain undefeated at 4-0. Henshall, who prepped at Newark Academy, also earned an assist and found two groundballs.

When is one goal better than two? When your team wins when you score but once, while losing when you throw the ball in twice. That's how it went for Sara Flood (Westfield, Sr.) and Harvard this weekend. The Lawrenceville School grad scored two goals and picked up an assist in Saturday's 11-10 loss to Brown at home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Crimson (3-4) then picked themselves up and dusted Bryant, 19-4, on Sunday, also at home. Flood scored once in this outing and had two assists.

Cristina Maurizi (Summit, Sr.) tallied two goals, but George Mason suffered a 17-9 defeat to Denver in Fairfax, Virginia on Friday. Maurizi, out of Summit High, now has three goals this season. The Patriots are now 3-6.

Helen McCutcheon (Chatham, Jr.) joined the fun, scoring a goal in Loyola's 18-7 rout of Stony Brook at home in Baltimore on Wednesday. That was the second tally of the season for the Chatham High product. The 15th-ranked Greyhounds are now 7-3.

Alli MacDonald (Westfield, Soph.) scored a goal yesterday in Philadelphia as St. Joseph's of Philly fell short, 13-12, to St. Bonaventure. The Westfield High grad lifted two groundballs. Friday's result against Duquesne wasn't any better - a 13-10 defeat. Nora McGuire (Summit, Fr.) set up one of the Hawks' goals. They are now 2-9 overall and 0-2 in the Atlantic 10.

Lafayette's Katie Leto (Chatham, Fr.) got on the scoreboard in a showdown of previously winless teams in Easton, Pennsylvania on Saturday. When the clock ticked down, the Leopards (1-9) had their first victory of 2010, a 15-10 win over Bucknell, which is now 0-10. Besides her goal, Leto, a Chatham High grad, was credited with three groundballs and two draw controls.

Boston University's Brittany Carlin (Summit, Fr.) caused three turnovers and scooped up four groundballs in the Terriers' 11-8 win over Binghamton in Vestal, N.Y. on Saturday. B.U. is now 5-4 overall and 1-0 against America East competition.

Sara Bloom (Summit, Jr.) was in goal for Tufts on Saturday when they defeated Williams College, 17-7, on the Ephs' home turf. Bloom, out of Summit High, stopped four shots and allowed six goals in her stint. The Jumbos are now 3-2 overall and 1-2 in the New England Small College Athletic Conference.


Brian Bienemann (Chatham, Sr.) scored four goals and assisted on another to lead Lehigh to an 11-5 victory over Holy Cross in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on Saturday. The Chatham High grad also had four groundballs. Richard Bradley (Short Hills, Jr.) lifted five groundballs and caused two turnovers for the Mountain Hawks (4-5, 1-2 Patriot League). On the Holy Cross side of the ledger, Conor McKenna (Summit, Jr.) and James Kennedy (Summit, Fr.) each scored a goal. McKenna recovered two groundballs, while Kennedy and Eamon Troy (Summit, Jr.) both had one. The Crusaders are now 2-7 overall and 1-2 in Patriot League action. Lehigh coach Kevin Cassese spoke glowingly of Bienemann's play. "Brian Bienemann did a great job today," Cassese said. "We've been asking him to be more assertive and I think today was a major stepping stone for him."

Henry Burchenal (Summit, Soph.) scored a career-high six goals to lead Hamilton past Cazenovia, 17-5, at home on Saturday. Burchenal, a Pingry product, also earned an assist as the Continentals improved to 5-0.

Patrick Nann (Livingston, Sr.) scored the winning goal 55 seconds into the second overtime to lift Montclair State to a 4-3 victory over previously undefeated Rensselaer Poly in Montclair on Saturday. The Red Hawks improved to 5-3 with the win. Nann, out of Livingston High, now has 11 goals this season.

Joey Simone (Westfield, Jr.) scored his first two goals of the season on Saturday as Stevens Tech downed Utica, 11-3, in upstate New York. Teammate C.J. Patella (Westfield, Jr.) lifted one groundball and caused a turnover for the 5-3 Ducks. The duo graduated from Westfield High.

Muhlenberg eked past Swarthmore, 9-8, in Allentown, Pennsylvania on Saturday. Al Carpetto (Westfield, Sr.) assisted on a pair of goals and lifted two groundballs for the Mules. Teammate and younger brother Mike Carpetto (Westfield, Fr.) won three of four faceoffs, including one critical faceoff that helped the Mules run down the clock at the end of the contest. The win pushed the Mules to 4-3 overall and 3-1 in the Centennial Conference. All but one of their games this season have been decided by a single goal. "It's frustrating, but you have to do what it takes to win and gut it out," said Al Carpetto. "It would be nice to get a comfortable lead and win by four or five. They always give us a good fight. They took us to two overtimes last year and pushed us to the brink again this year. But we got it done. It's a big step for this program. It's great to be 3-1 for the first time, and we're hoping to keep going and get a good seed for the playoffs."

Kevin Feeney (Summit, Sr.) scored two goals, brought up six groundballs and won 10 of 13 faceoffs to power Washington & Lee past Randolph-Macon, 8-6, in Ashland, Virginia on Saturday. Feeney is a Summit High grad. Meanwhile, Logan Bartlett (Summit, Sr.) added a goal to the Generals' cause. Bartlett prepped at Pingry. Washington & Lee is now 8-2 overall and 2-0 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

Penn's Morgan Griff (Summit, Jr.) notched his second goal of the season in the Quakers' 12-6 loss to Cornell in Philadelphia on Saturday. Penn is now 4-5 overall and 0-2 against Ivy League rivals.

Jack McBride (Madison, Jr.) set up the winning goal that got Princeton past Yale, 7-6, in New Haven, Connecticut on Saturday. The Delbarton grad assisted on other tally and threw in three of his own. The Tigers' Chad Wiedmaier (Chatham, Soph.) earned credit for causing one turnover. Princeton moved to 6-1 overall and 2-0 in Ivy League play.

Terry White (Summit, Soph.) scored two goals, including the final goal of the match, to help Harvard defeat Dartmouth, 13-11, in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Saturday. He also came up with one groundball. His younger brother Alex White (Summit, Fr.) filled out the stat sheet with one goal, three groundballs, one caused turnover and 12 of 15 faceoffs in his favor. The Whites found their way to Harvard via Delbarton. The Crimson are now 5-2 overall and 1-1 in Ivy play.

Bucknell's John Scally (Short Hills, Soph.) brought up eight groundballs in the Bisons' 7-6 road loss to Albany on Saturday. The Delbarton grad also caused two turnovers. Teammate Billy Eisenreich (Chatham, Soph.) scored a goal and assisted on a pair. Bucknell is now 4-4.

Quinnipiac's Todd Kaiser (Summit, Sr.) scored a pair of goals, but the Bobcats (4-2) came up short, 10-8, to Ohio State in Hamden, Connecticut on Saturday.

Susquehanna's Tylere Fritts (Chatham, Fr.) scored a goal in the Crusaders' 11-7 loss to Goucher at home on Saturday. Teammate and fellow Chatham High alum Jimmy Warburton (Chatham, Jr.) was credited with seven groundballs. Susquehanna is now 5-4 overall and 0-1 in Landmark Conference play.

Matt Langan (Madison, Jr.) was credited with an assist and with causing a turnover as Loyola (Md.) defeated Towson, 7-6, in Baltimore on Saturday. Loyola is now 5-2.

Matt Nealis (Chatham, Sr.) came up with five groundballs to help Mount St. Mary's defeat Wagner, 12-5, on Staten Island Saturday. The Chatham High grad was also credited with causing one turnover. The Mount now sports a 3-2 mark.

Haverford's Will Sangree (Summit, Soph.) earned credit for two groundballs in the Fords' 13-7 victory over Washington (Md.) at home on Saturday. The winners are now 5-4 overall and 1-2 in Centennial Conference dustups.

FDU-Florham needed an overtime period to dispose of DeSales, 9-8, in Madison on Saturday. Rob Novack (Madison, Jr.) caused three turnovers and retrieved two groundballs for the Devils, who are now 2-4.


Villanova's Conor Casey (Madison, Jr.) finished eighth among 96 golfers in the George Washington Invitational at Bear Trap Dunes in Bethany Beach, Delaware recently. The Madison High grad shot 3-under-par 213 (75-67-71) to finish 14 strokes behind Missouri's Chris Johnson, the medalist. The 67 that Casey shot in the second round was just a stroke off the low round of the day.

Franklin & Marshall's Danny Liebowitz (Westfield, Soph.) shared 18th place in the McDaniel Spring Invitational at The Bridges Golf Club in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania yesterday. Liebowitz, a Westfield High grad, shot 17-over-par 161 (83-78) for the 36-hole tournament, which left him 13 strokes off the winning number posted by NYU's Mike Leibfried. Franklin & Marshall took fifth place in the team scramble, which featured 15 squads and 77 golfers.


Franklin & Marshall's Josh Gray (Livingston, Soph.) was hurt by a lack of offensive support as the Diplomats lost, 2-1, to Washington (Md.) at home on Friday. Gray, who prepped at Morristown-Beard, hurled seven innings, striking out seven batters and walking just one while allowing two earned runs from seven hits. Teammate Jason Anderson (Westfield, Sr.) singled in four at-bats for the Diplomats. Franklin & Marshall then rebounded with a 6-4 win over Dickinson in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader. Anderson went 1-for-4 at the plate and scored twice. Sean White (Summit, Soph.) went seven innings on the mound for Dickinson and took the loss. White, a graduate of the Salisbury School, was a victim of sloppy fielding as Dickinson committed seven errors, although White was guilty of one of those. He yielded just one earned run on 5-hit pitching, striking out five batters and walking just two. Anderson went to town in the second game, slugging a home run plus two singles in three at-bats as the Diplomats put a fork in the Red Devils, 17-4. Anderson, a second baseman out of Westfield High, also stole one base in two attempts. Yesterday, Franklin & Marshall brought a 3-run lead into the bottom of the ninth inning against Elizabethtown, but the home team responded with four runs for a 6-5 victory. Anderson had another productive day at the plate, spraying three singles in five at-bats and scoring twice. The Diplomats are 7-9-1 after the weekend's play.

Mike Murray (Westfield, Sr.) had three singles in five at-bats in Wake Forest's 5-0 victory over Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia on Saturday. Murray, a catcher out of Westfield High, also drove in one run and came around to score once. Wake Forest is now 8-17.

Frank Hager (Berkeley Heights, Soph.) had been struggling at the plate, but the Cornell third baseman out of Delbarton broke out with a 2-for-5 game in the Big Red's 10-4 win over Army on Saturday in West Point, N.Y. in the first game of a twin bill. Hager had a double and a single, driving in three runs and scoring once. In the nightcap, Hager singled twice in four at-bats as the Big Red lost, 4-2. The teams reconvened on Saturday for another doubleheader, with Army prevailing both times, 4-0 and 5-3. In the opener, Hager made three trips to the plate, which resulted in a double, a single and a walk. He went 1-for-3 in the second game, with another double and a sacrifice fly producing two runs batted in. Cornell is now 4-6.


Stevens Tech had a successful road trip to North Carolina, defeating Mount Olive, 3-1 (30-25, 28-30, 30-24, 30-17), on Friday and Lees-McRae, 3-2 (30-28, 30-26, 26-30, 26-30, 15-12), on Saturday. Brandt Grobeis (Livingston, Jr.) had 52 assists, six kills, seven digs, one ace, two solo blocks and three assisted blocks for the Ducks against Mt. Olive. He came up with a season-high 64 assists in the Lees match, to which he added 11 digs. The Ducks came home with a 19-8 record.


Dartmouth's Liz Blanken (Short Hills, Fr.) earned honors on the National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Squad. The Squad recognizes students who earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or higher in the first semester of the 2009-10 academic year.

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