“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.|
|Lacrosse Stars Emma and Alex Honored Again!|
Emma R. ’15 and Alex G. ’16, two scoring stars who led the Foxcroft Lacrosse Team to the School’s first state championship this spring, received honorable mention All-Met honors from the Washington Post last week, marking the first time Foxcroft has put two players on that esteemed list in one season.
In addition, Emma has been named a 2014 Brine National High School All-American and selected to represent Virginia at the 2014 Brine National Lacrosse Classic, it was announced Friday. The two-time Delaney Athletic Conference Player of the Year and First Team All-State selection was one of just 17 players at a regional tryout in Midlothian, VA, to earn a trip to the event, which will be played June 20-July 3 in Boyds, MD.
|FIVE FOXCROFT LACROSSE PLAYERS NAMED TO FIRST TEAM ALL-STATE|
Sophomore Alex Grace tabbed as Player of the Year
Five players, who led Foxcroft to a perfect season that culminated in a VISAA Division II state championship, have been selected First Team All-State, Athletic Director Michelle Woodruff announced Wednesday.
Sophomore midfielder Alex G., who set a single-season school record with 92 goals, was chosen as Player of the Year. Junior attack Emma R., sophomore midfielder Pipsy S., senior midfielder Lilly M., and senior defender Kate E. also were First Team choices. Alex also was a First Team choice last year and Emma was a Second Team selection.
Patrick Finn and Michelle Woodruff, who share the coaching duties for Foxcroft, were named Coaches of the Year by VISAA, the Virginia athletic association of independent schools.
|Lacrosse Brings Home First State Championship!|
State champions! What a way to cap a Centennial celebration!
Led by junior attack Emma R. nine goals and three assists, Foxcroft defeated Norfolk Collegiate, 18-13, Saturday to win the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II lacrosse championship.
It is the first state championship in any sport for Foxcroft and capped the first perfect lacrosse season in school history at 17-0.
“Seventeen and oh on the 17th in (year) 100,” quipped Foxcroft Coach and Athletic Director Michelle Woodruff.
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Foxcroft's Sports Hall of Fame
|Nominations for the Second Class of Sports Hall of Famers is Open!|
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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.