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.
Paulsons Eager to Help Elevate UVA WrestlingWrestling7/25/17UVA head coach Steve Garland's new assistants are twins Travis and Trent Paulson, former standouts at Iowa State.Sky's the Limit for UVA Pole VaulterTrack & Field, Cross Country7/20/17Jeff Jernigan, who over the course of his UVA career became one of the ACC's top pole vaulters, was commissioned in the U.S. Navy in May.Graduate Transfers Bolster Offensive LineFootball7/18/17Graduate transfers John Montelus and Brandon Pertile will compete for starting jobs on the offensive line when UVA opens training camp late this month.
Director of News Content
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.
Virginia Women’s Lacrosse Earns IWLCA Academic Honors
W. Lacrosse | 7/26/2017
Katherine Rueger and Rachel Vander Kolk were named to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll, while...
Four Players Named to ACC All-Academic Team
W. Lacrosse | 6/27/2017
Virginia had four players named to the 2017 ACC Women’s Lacrosse All-Academic Team.
Maggie Jackson Named VaSID Player of the Year
W. Lacrosse | 6/19/2017
Sophomore Maggie Jackson was named the Virginia Sports Information Director’s Women’s...
Jeff White: Catching Up With Cherie Greer Brown
W. Lacrosse | 6/19/2017
A 1994 graduate of UVA, where she was a three-time All-American, the former Cherie Greer ranks...
Robyn Nye Inducted into US Lacrosse National Hall of Fame
W. Lacrosse | 5/23/2017
Former Virginia women’s lacrosse All-American Robyn Nye Wood selected to US Lacrosse...
Jackson and Behr Earn IWLCA All-America Honors
W. Lacrosse | 5/17/2017
Sophomore Maggie Jackson and junior Kasey Behr were named to the 2017 IWLCA All-American Teams.
Virginia Ends Season with Loss to UNC in NCAA Second Round
W. Lacrosse | 05/14/2017
The No. 13 Virginia women’s lacrosse team fell 23-12 to No. 2 North Carolina to close its...
Virginia Takes on No. 2 Seed North Carolina in NCAA Second...
W. Lacrosse | 05/13/2017
The Virginia women’s lacrosse team continues play in the 2017 NCAA Championship against No....
- Online Stores