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Oct. 6, 2000

Charlottesville, Va. – University of Virginia men’s lacrosse coach Dom Starsia announced that midfielder David Jenkins, attackman Conor Gill and defenseman Mark Koontz have been elected captains for the 2001 season in a vote of their teammates.

Jenkins, a senior from Dedham, Mass., has been among the nation’s top faceoff men the last two years and a stalwart defensive midfielder for the Cavaliers. He was ninth in the country in faceoffs last season, winning 62.1 percent of his draws. Jenkins also added a career-high five goals and three assists as UVa advanced to the national semifinals for the second year in a row.

Gill, a junior from Lutherville, Md., is one of the most gifted attackmen in the nation. He led the Atlantic Coast Conference in scoring (4.40 ppg) and assists (2.67) last season. Gill was the only non-senior named a first-team All-America last spring after scoring 26 goals and assisting on 40 others.

Koontz was named a second-team All-American last season, his first as a starter. The junior, a native of Columbus, Ohio, led the team’s long sticks with 72 ground balls in 2000 and joined Gill as the only sophomores on the All-ACC squad.

“I am very pleased to announce our co-captains for the upcoming 2001 season,” said Starsia. “These three young men consistently demonstrate the very finest qualities we look for in a Virginia student-athlete. On and off the lacrosse field, they have always been recognized for their influence in our program. They will provide the strong leadership required for this young, exciting Cavalier team.”

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