May 19, 1997
Four Cavaliers Named to All-American Squads
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The University of Virginia's women's lacrosse teams earned some post-season recognition today as four players were honored by being named to the All-American squads. Juniors Kara Ariza (Lansdowne, Pa./Penn Wood) and Peggy Boutilier (Baltimore, Md./Roland Park) were named to the first team. Beth Potter (Swarthmore, Pa./Ridley) was named to the second team and senior tri-captain Kate Evans (Swarthmore, Pa./Strath Haven) was named to the third team.
Ariza, an All-American from 1996, ranked third on the team in scoring with 36 points. She had five game-winning goals this season and is second on the team in assists with 12. This is her first nomination to the first-team list.
Boutilier, the 1997 women's lacrosse MVP, has led the team in ground balls and draw controls for both the 1996 and 1997 seasons. Primarily a defender, Boutilier still ranks sixth in scoring. She has started every game of her collegiate career in both hockey and lacrosse. Boutilier is also the recipient of the prestigious Ralph Sampson Scholarship at the University of Virginia for the 1997-98 school year. This is Boutilier's first first-team award.
Potter led the team in both goals (32) and assists (20). She ranks third all-time in school history with 51 career assists, trailing former Cavalier All-Americans Anna Yates (70) and Lindsey Sheehan (129). Potter was also an All-ACC selection for 1997 and scored the sudden-victory game-winning goal against the then-second-ranked and undefeated Loyola Greyhounds.
Evans, an All-American from 1996, ranks second in points (37) and goals (31) in 1997. Her 37 points and 31 goals this year has moved her into the top 20 all-time at Virginia in both rankings. Against top-ranked Maryland in the 1997 ACC finals, Evans had a game-high four goals.
Other schools with representatives on the first team include Loyola (3), Maryland (3), Temple (2), and Penn State, William & Mary, Brown, James Madison, Dartmouth, and Princeton with one representative each.
The Cavaliers concluded thier season with a 11-12 2 ot loss to the North Carolina Tar Heels in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament. The 11 goals was a record for goals scored by a losing team.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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