"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 girl's 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.|
|The Weekly Sports Roundup, or "Have Team, Will Travel" |
The Varsity Field Hockey team continues to impress, and soon the players' classmates and teachers will get their first chance to see them play a game on its home field! The squad opened with six consecutive road games but will host its next game on Tuesday, Oct. 4 against St. James School.
|A Week of Hard Work|
Fall sports teams continue to give it their all on the fields and courts, and are returning with victories!
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 – 2008, 2009
Delaney Athletic Conference Championships (Individual)
Amy Edgemond ’14, cross country – 2013
Recent Scores & Highlights
|Tennis -- Varsity|
Athletic Director, Auxiliary Programs
Year Appointed: 2010
The College of William & Mary - B.A.
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.
Ruth Ann Allen brings more than 20 years’ experience to her role as Foxcroft’s Athletic Trainer/Athletics Assistant. She holds two degrees from Indiana University, a B.S. in physical education/health and an M.S. in athletic training.
Previous boarding school experience includes St. Mark’s School and Northfield Mount Hermon (both in Massachusetts), and Hawai'i Preparatory Academy. Other positions include teaching health at Cairo American College in Cairo, Egypt, and sports medicine at the collegiate level, Indiana University Aquatics. Field experience has included the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games athletic training staff in 1996 and traveling with USA Swimming medical staffs to numerous national and international events.