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The Virginia lacrosse team has named fourth-years Claire Bordley and Megan O’Malley as the captains for the 2008 season. The Cavaliers, the reigning ACC Champions who reached the NCAA final in 2007, are in their 33rd year as a varsity program and rank second all-time among schools in Division I in winning percentage (73.7%) and third all-time in total wins (389-137-5).

Bordley, a defender from Vienna, Va. who played at Holton-Arms, won a world title with the USA Under-19 team in 2003 as the Americans won their second consecutive world title. In 2007, Bordley ranked second on the team among field players in minutes played and fourth in ground balls and draw controls. Virginia ranked fifth nationally as a team in goals-against average (8.43).

O’Malley is a current member of the USA National Teams program, having been named to the team in August of 2006. A midfielder from Moorestown, N.J. who played at Moorestown, O’Malley was a key part of the transition game that helped Virginia rank eighth nationally in scoring margin (4.61).

“Claire and Megan have been a huge piece of our team’s success since their first years,” said Julie Myers, Virginia’s head women’s lacrosse coach. “Both lead by example and would do anything for their team and a chance to win a championship. We are excited for them and for all of us to get the year started.”

Ranked second in the preseason by both Lacrosse Magazine and, the Cavaliers will open their 2008 campaign on Wednesday, Feb. 20 in Blacksburg as Virginia faces ACC rival Virginia Tech at 4 pm.

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