Feb. 3, 2006
WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross Varsity Club has announced that five individuals have been selected for induction into the Holy Cross Athletic Hall of Fame. Included among the 2006 inductees is former softball player Genoa Grosch (Class of 1999).
Grosch was the top pitcher on the Crusader softball team for four years, earning first team All-Patriot League honors during each of her four seasons. She was named the Patriot League Pitcher of the Year in 1996, 1998 and 1999, and also earned Patriot League Tournament MVP honors in 1998, after leading Holy Cross to the conference regular season and tournament titles. Grosch holds Holy Cross single season marks for strikeouts (192 in 1999), wins (20 in 1999), earned run average (1.11 in 1998), starts (26 in 1999), complete games (24 in 1998) and shutouts (10 in 1999), in addition to holding the school career records for strikeouts (579), wins (56), earned run average (1.27), starts (87), complete games (81) and shutouts (27). Her single season marks of 10 shutouts and 192 strikeouts are also Patriot League records, along with her 1.27 career earned run average. Grosch received the John A. Meegan Athletic Achievement Award from the Varsity Club in 1998.
This year's other inductees are Tom Alberghini (Class of 1943, football, Susan Daley (Class of 1992, track & field), Kevin Greaney (Class of 1982, basketball) and Nick Manzello (honorary, sports writer).
These five individuals will be formally inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 6, at the Varsity Club's annual dinner, to be held in the Hogan Campus Center.