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Oct. 7, 1997

Virginia Names Officers to Captains' Council

Lacrosse, Volleyball Form Majority of Board

Charlottesville, Va. - The University of Virginia Athletic Department Captains' Council has elected its officers for the 1997-98 academic year. Peggy Boutilier (Baltimore, Md./Roland Park Country), a 1997 field hockey captain, was elected President. She will serve along with Vice President Amy Mitchell (Amarillo, Texas/Tascosa) and Secretaries Beth Potter (Swarthmore, Pa./Ridley), Amanda Wells (Los Angeles, Calif./Malborough), and Maureen Burnham (Sarasota, Fla./Cardinal Mooney).

Boutilier is a captain of the field hockey team with currently has a 10-1 record and is ranked second in the nation. A four-year starter, Boutilier is part of the nation's top-ranked defense. She is also a three-year starter on Virginia's lacrosse team and was the 1997 Player of the Year in lacrosse. She is the 1997 recipient of the Ralph Sampson scholarship.

Mitchell is one of the 1997 volleyball captains and ranks fifth in Virginia's career lists for kills with 952. She is 48 kills shy of becoming the fourth Cavalier to reach the 1000-kill plateau.

Potter, a three-year starter for the lacrosse team, ranks third in Virginia history in assists with 51. Her 27 as a sophomore set the record as a sophomore and she also holds the Virginia record for points in a season as a sophomore. She was a second-team All-American in 1997.

Wells is a defensive specialist for the Cavaliers who has finished second on the team in assists in her first two years.

Burnham specializes in the backstroke for the Cavaliers and qualified for the NCAA meet in 1997 with her second-place finish in the 200-meter backstroke at the ACC Championships. She recorded the second-fastest time in Virginia history in that event at the 1995 ACC Championships.

Boutilier said, "I'm very excited about this year. I look forward to increasing the role of Captains' Council and working with all 24 of Virginia's teams."


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