"Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts – these are the enduring qualities that our girls develop through sports." -- Michelle Woodruff, Athletic Director
|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.|
Last weekend, Varsity Field Hockey took a rare mid-season overnight and returned with a pair of victories! Read a report from co-captain Charlotte S. '16 below.
Despite a five-hour bus ride and rainy weather, Foxcroft’s Varsity Field Hockey team braved the afternoon showers last Friday to capture a victory over Carlisle School in Martinsville, VA. On the turf field, the ball moved quickly, making its way from Foxcroft’s defensive end to our opponent’s within seconds.
|Foxcroft Ranked No. 2 in First Weekly Field Hockey Poll, to Host #1 Fredericksburg Academy |
Renewal of riveting rivalry scheduled for 4pm Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Foxcroft
When the first weekly VISAA Division II field hockey poll came out Monday, Foxcroft School was ranked second . . . . right behind archrival Fredericksburg Academy. Next Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 4pm, the two teams will meet on Foxcroft's home field in what promises to be an intensely-contested match. Come support Foxcroft if you can!
|Tennis and Field Hockey, Ranked #2 in the State, Roll On|
Varsity Tennis and Field Hockey are both undefeated and ranked second among Virginia Independent School Athletic Association (VISAA) Division II teams. But only field hockey has a shot at the team above it in the standings next week, and the hockey players intend to make the most of it.
|Varsity Tennis Ranked #2 in the State; Alex wins again!|
Foxcroft’s Tennis Team Ranked #2 in the State while Alex '16 Wins the First All-Conference Meet of the Year
Led by VISAA All-State players Annie M. and Marina S., Foxcroft School’s tennis team earned a No. 2 ranking this week with a pair of solid victories.
The squad, coached by Susan Erba and Lew Burridge, defeated Randolph-Macon Academy, 6-1, at Front Royal on Tuesday to remain unbeaten in five matches. Annie and Marina, both senior co-captains, played at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively, and won their matches, 8-0. The team’s third senior co-captain, Linda Y., collected her fifth win in five singles matches and freshman Holland D. '19 teamed with junior Isabel S. to win the first doubles match, 8-3.
|Foxcroft Breezes to Victory in Field Hockey, Tennis and Cross Country|
Weekly Sports Roundup, Sept. 10-16
Led by a group of local girls, Foxcroft School’s field hockey, tennis and cross country teams scored impressive victories on Tuesday, September 15, to set the tone for what could be an excellent seasons for all three squads.
Sisters Haley and Allison B. of Leesburg led the way in Foxcroft’s 8-0 field hockey triumph over Madeira, senior captains Annie M. (The Plains) and Marina S. (Upperville) scored easy victories in the tennis team’s 6-1 victory over Wakefield School, and Alex G., a senior from Purcellville, won a 5K cross country race to lead her team to a first-place finish in a Delaney Athletic Conference meet at St. Michael’s.
Recent Scores & Highlights
|Field Hockey -- Varsity|
State Championships (Team)
2014-15 – Lacrosse (13-2)
2013-14 – Lacrosse (17-0)
Delaney Athletic Conference Championships (Team)
(Foxcroft joined the DAC in 2008.)
Lacrosse – 2013, 2014, 2015
Basketball – 2014-15
Tennis – 2013
Field Hockey – 2009, 2008
Delaney Athletic Conference Championships (Individual)
Amy Edgemond ’14, cross country – 2013
Foxcroft's Sports Hall of Fame
|Nominations for Foxcroft's Sports Hall of Famers are Open!|
Learn more about Foxcroft School's Sports Hall of Fame and nominate worthy candidates here
Athletic Director, Auxiliary Programs
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.