"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.|
|All-State Athletes Announced|
Four field hockey players and two tennis aces honored by Virginia coaches
Four field hockey players and two from tennis have been selected from Foxcroft to the VISAA Division II All-State teams, it was announced Monday by Athletic Director Michelle Woodruff. They join junior Alex, who earned All-State honors at the VISAA Cross Country Championship Nov. 7.
In field hockey, junior Pipsy and sophomores Allison and Lindsay Woods named to the First Team and junior Laney was a second-team choice. Although Foxcroft did not reach the title game, it had more All-State players than any other school, with four of the 19 selections.
Annie and Marina, junior co-captains who played the top singles and doubles matches in the state quarterfinals, were named First Team All-State in tennis. Annie received the honor for the third year in a row while Marina was named for a second straight year.
|Foxcroft Athletes Shine in State Competition|
How do you compare against the best? That’s what every high school athlete wants to know and Foxcroft girls came away from the state tournaments very proud of their accomplishments.
It wasn’t quite as intoxicating an experience as a year ago when field hockey reached the VISAA Division II final, tennis reached the Division II semifinals and Amy E. ’14 finished fourth in the state cross-country championships. But it was nevertheless a solid achievement that reinforces the notion that Foxcroft is a force to be reckoned with in the athletic arena.
|Field Hockey Heads to VISAA II Final Four!|
Pipsy S. scored her first goal Tuesday and what a goal it was! Playing at Walsingham Academy in the first round of the VISAA II State Tournament Tuesday, the junior snapped a shot low and left past WA's goalie on a last-chance penalty stroke to lift Varsity Field Hockey to a 3-2 victory and a spot in the tourney's Final Four.
Foxcroft will face North Cross School at 1pm Friday at the National Training Center in Virginia Beach, with the winner advancing to Saturday's championship game. Top-seeded North Cross defeated Foxcroft, 1-0, several weeks ago in a closely-contested match. No. 2 Fredericksburg Academy, a perennial power and Delaney Athletic Conference rival, plays Carlisle School Friday at 3pm for the other spot in the title game.
Recent Scores & Highlights
|Basketball -- Varsity|
State Championships (Team)
2013-14 – Lacrosse (17-0)
Delaney Athletic Championships (Team)
Note: Foxcroft joined the DAC in 2009
2013-14 – Lacrosse
2013-14 – Tennis
2012-13 – Lacrosse
2009-10 – Field Hockey
2008-09 – Field Hockey
Delaney Athletic Championships (Individual)
2013 – Amy Edgemond ’14, cross country
Foxcroft's Sports Hall of Fame
|Nominations for the Second Class of Sports Hall of Famers is Open!|
Learn more about Foxcroft School's Sports Hall of Fame and nominate worthy candidates here
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.