Feb. 24, 1998
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.--Virginia's Peggy Boutilier (Roland Park Country/Baltimore, Md.) was named a recipient of the prestigious Weaver-James-Corrigan scholarship by the Atlantic Coast Conference. Boutilier was honored for her excellence in athletics, academics, and community service. She is currently in the BA/MT joint degree program in the Curry School of Education concentrating on Elementary Education and is also pursuing a degree in sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences.
The 1997 Player of the Year in lacrosse, Boutilier led her team to a 14-5 record and a second conseuctive berth in the NCAA Tournament as well as a #2 national ranking. An All-American in 1997, Boutilier led the team in ground balls and draw controls. She is a captain for the 1998 team. Entering the 1998 lacrosse season, Boutilier has started in all 51 games during her first three years. Head coach Julie Myers said, "It is a real honor for Peggy to be a part of such a fine group of student-athletes. Her contributions, not only to lacrosse but also to the University community, have been incredible. We are very proud of her."
A captain of the most successful field hockey team in Virginia history, Boutilier led her 1998 team to its first-ever national semifinals and its first number-one ranking in school history. The Cavaliers went 19-3 in 1997, the most wins in school history in a season. Boutilier started in all 88 games during her career, setting the Virginia mark for most games played and most games started. Head coach Missi Sanders said, "We are very excited for Peggy. She has been a tremendous leader for us for the last four years and she is very deserving of this honor."
Boutilier is the president of the Virginia Captains' Council as well as the co-founder and chair of the Athletic Student Affairs Committee, a task force designed to promote and encourage student-athlete, athletic department, and University community relations. She is a member of a number of honor socities at Virginia and serves on numerous committes for the University. Earlier this year she was honored by the Curry School of Education as she was named the A. L. Bennett Scholar for the 1998-99 scholastic year.