"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.|
|Five Lacrosse Players Receive All-State Recognition|
Alex '16 named Player of the Year again; Finn and Woodruff repeat as Coaches of the Year in VISAA Division II
Junior midfielder Alex G. was named VISAA Division II Player of the Year for the second year in a row and four other players from Foxcroft’s championship team were honored with All-State recognition, Athletic Director Michelle Woodruff announced Monday night at Spring Sports Awards.
Woodruff and her co-coach, Patrick Finn, were repeat selections as Division II Coaches of the Year, senior team captains Emma R., Tori W. and Cortney C. added.
|Foxcroft Wins Second Straight VISAA Division II Title |
Junior Alex G. stole the ball with 21 seconds left, raced the length of the field and scored with four seconds to play in the game Saturday afternoon to lift Foxcroft to its second straight Division II championship with a pulsating 9-8 victory over DAC archrival Highland School.
The victory, played on the turf at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA, was Foxcroft’s fourth over Highland this season. Foxcroft also beat Highland by one goal to win the Delaney Athletic Conference title on May 8.
|Lacrosse defeats VES in a heart-stopper to reach VISAA Division II title game |
Top-seeded Foxcroft got a goal from junior Alex G. with 27:08 seconds remaining and a key save from sophomore goaltender Marley B. with 9:02 seconds left to hold off upset-minded Virginia Episcopal, 13-12, Friday afternoon and advance to the final of the VISAA Division II tournament for the third year in a row.
Senior Emma R. came up with a heroic post-intermission effort to set up the victory. In the second half, the Radford University signee scored six times, including five consecutive goals in a span of 7:35. The string erased a 3-goal deficit to give Foxcroft the lead.
Foxcroft will play No. 2 Highland, an 20-10 winner over No. 3 Nansemond-Suffolk, for the championship Saturday at 1 p.m. on the campus of Randolph-Macon University in Ashland, Va.
Recent Scores & Highlights
State Championships (Team)
2013-14 – Lacrosse (17-0)
Delaney Athletic Championships (Team)
Note: Foxcroft joined the DAC for the 2008-09 school year.
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
|Second Induction Ceremony Slated for Saturday|
Alison Firestone Robitallie and Jacy Edelman, both members of the Class of 1995 and friends since middle school, will be inductedc into Foscroft's Sports Hall of Fame during halftime of Fox/Hound Big Game, which begins at 2pm Saturday, February 28. Recpetion in Roomies to follow the game. Read more here
|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.