“Participating in athletics is essential to learning the art of never giving up.”— Stewart Chapman Herbert ’77, past parent, teacher, and coach
|Foxcroft's motto -- Mens sana in corpore sano -- translates to “a healthy mind in a healthy body,” and is a central aspect of life on campus. The School is dedicated to the idea that exercise is critical in a girls’ development, and so physical activity is a part of the curriculum. Each student is required to participate in a structured physical activity throughout the year. In addition to developing physical activity as a lifelong habit, we believe participation in sports teaches the core values of sportsmanship, leadership, teamwork, and commitment.|
|Undefeated Lacrosse Team Looking for First State Championship|
VISAA Poll released Tuesday (4/15) ranks Foxcroft No. 1 in the state!
By Fred McMane
One of the fastest and most exciting things to see in the horse country of Middleburg is not the point-to-point races or the polo matches. It’s the Foxcroft School lacrosse team, which has been racing past opponents at breakneck speed in the early weeks of the season.
Foxcroft, which finished second in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) Division II state championships last season, has averaged 18.1 goals per game in streaking to a perfect 6-0 record. The latest VISAA coaches' poll, released Tuesday (4/15), had the team ranked number 1 in Division II; LAXPOWER, a national publication, had Foxcroft third among all independent schools in Virginia.
|IEA Team Qualifies for Nationals!|
Zone 3 Team Title, individual JV championship advances Foxcroft riders to Hunt Seat Finals May 16-18
Four riders put on a terrific performance Sunday (April 13) to win the Interscholastic Equestrian Association Zone 3 Team Championship held at Owings Mills, MD, and earn Foxcroft a trip to the Hunt Seat National Finals for the first time since the School joined the IEA four years ago. The IEA National Championship will be held May 16-18 at the Coliseum at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA.
|Softball -- Varsity|
Foxcroft's Sports Hall of Fame
|Inaugural Class of Sports Hall of Famers to be Inducted March 1|
Two Olympic riders, two Foxcroft pioneers and one of the most influential women in sports today comprise Foxcroft’s inaugural Sports Hall of Fame class, which will be officially inducted on Saturday, March 1 in the Mary Louise Leipheimer Gymnasium.
Nina Fout ’77 and Juliet Graham ’72, who represented the U.S. and Canada, respectively, in the Olympic Games; Baseball Hall of Fame chairman and former U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation president Jane Forbes Clark '73, Foxcroft founder Charlotte Haxall Noland, and longtime faculty and administrator Teresa E. Shook ’30 have been elected to the new Sports Hall of Fame, one of a handful at girls' schools. The induction will take place at halftime of Fox/Hound Basketball Big Game, which tips off at 2pm.
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| Sports Hall of Fame Committee Formed; Election Set for November|
The eight-member Foxcroft Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee has been formed. The committee will vote on nominees in November with the announcement of inductees scheduled for February 2014. Please click here
to learn more about this exciting new initiative. Review the Nomination Guidelines
, and submit your nomination(s) by completing the Sports Hall of Fame Nomination form
online or printing the form
and mailing it to the School.
Recent Scores & Highlights
Year Appointed: 2010
The College of William & Mary - BA
Michelle Munro Woodruff brings nearly 20 years of experience in independent school education to her new position as Athletic Director at Foxcroft School. A graduate of The College of William & Mary, she has additional Master’s of Education and licensure credits from Old Dominion University and Virginia Wesleyan College, respectively. Since 1999, Ms. Woodruff has taught and coached at Norfolk (VA) Collegiate School, where she chaired the Visual Arts Department and the Student Opportunities Committee. Previously, Ms. Woodruff served as Athletic Director and taught Studio Art, Latin, and Third Grade at Fredericksburg (VA) Academy.
Ms. Woodruff coached Norfolk Collegiate’s field hockey and lacrosse teams to the Virginia State Independent School’s Athletic Association Division II tournament this past year and earned two Coach of the Year awards in 2009. At Fredericksburg Academy, she coached field hockey and tennis. A former collegiate athlete, Ms. Woodruff is a competitive tennis player who captains a USTA 4.5-rated team that participated in the Virginia District Championships last summer.
Ruth Ann Allen
Athletic Trainer, Athletic Assistant
Year Appointed: 2012
Indiana University, Bloomington - B.S.
Indiana University, Bloomington - M.S.