"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.|
|Senior Olivia M. headed to Synchronized Skating National Championship!|
Senior Olivia M., who has used Foxcroft's Exceptional Proficiency Program to train for four years, earned a trip to the 2016 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships Saturday when she and her Team Delaware Junior Team skated to victory at the Eastern Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships in Richmond, VA.
The national championship -- Olivia's third with Team Delaware -- will be held February 24-27, in Kalamazoo, MI. The team, coached by Megan O'Donnell and Wendy Deppe, consists of 17 girls from Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
|Think Pink Basketball Tournament Crowns Winners, Benefits CBBCF|
St. James, John Paul the Great and Loudoun Country Day take titles
St. James School, John Paul the Great High and Loudoun Country Day School all swept their opponents Saturday to claim division titles at Foxcroft School’s seventh annual Think Pink Basketball Tournament to benefit the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation.
It was a fun day for hoops fans as 11 teams played 15 games -- three at a time! -- over six hours in Foxcroft’s spacious Athletic/Student Center. The round-robin format featured shortened halves and a running clock. Admission was free but proceeds from the sale of t-shirts and food concessions, as well as donations by spectators and friends and team fees, raised hundreds of dollars to help local breast cancer patients and programs.
Recent Scores & Highlights
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
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 - 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.