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James L. Potter

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1997


University of Virginia

A former University of Virginia midfielder, Potter was inducted as a truly great player who has contributed noteworthy service to the game of lacrosse over the years. He was a two-time All-American and co-captain of the Cavaliers, was voted Virginia's Most Valuable Lacrosse Player in 1968, and earned the Leadership Award in 1969 and 1970.

In 1969 and 1970, Potter was voted the University of Virginia Athlete of the Year and Outstanding Athlete. He was honored as the Hero's Club Player of the Year in 1972 and 1973. He played and co-captained the U.S. Men's Team in 1974. He is a former president and vice-president of the Lacrosse Foundation, and has been instrumental in the process of developing a national governing body for the sport of lacrosse.