"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 Field Hockey Players Receive All-State Honors|
Senior Pipsy S., juniors Allison B. and Lindsay W. and freshman Haley B. have been named to the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II field hockey All-State First Team, it was announced Friday by Foxcroft athletic director Michelle Woodruff.
Senior Laney M. was a second-team choice.
|Valiant Effort Ends Terrific Season as Varsity Field Hockey Falls 4-3 In State Championship Game|
The members of the Varsity Field Hockey Team played their hearts out Saturday evening, scoring three goals against a team that had shut them out twice in the previous 10 days to grab a two-goal lead over Fredericksburg Academy before losing the VISAA Division II Championship game, 4-3, at the National Training Center in Virginia Beach.
The win gave top-seeded FA, which beat Foxcroft 4-0 the week prior in the Delaney Athletic Conference championship, its fourth straight state title.
|Alex G. ’16 Finishes Fourth in VISAA Division II State Cross Country Race|
Senior Alex G., who won a school record five cross country races during the regular season, finished fourth – the highest placing by a runner from the Delaney Athletic Conference – in Friday’s Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II Championship held at Hardy Cross Country Course in Fork Union, VA.
|Field Hockey Wins in OT Victory; Tennis falls in VISAA Quarterfinals|
Wednesday turned out to be a much tougher day than expected for Foxcroft's athletic teams. Playing in the quarterfinals of the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association’s Division II, Varsity Field Hockey, ranked No. 2 in the state, was forced to overtime before ousting No. 7 Virginia Episcopal, 2-1, and top-ranked Tennis was upset by Delaney Athletic Conference rival and No. 8 seed Highland, 5-3.
Senior Laney M. scored a goal – her second of the game – just 27 seconds into the overtime session to lift Field Hockey, which had dominated the game but ran into some tough goaltending. The team will take its 14-2-1 record against Carlisle (13-2) on Friday in a semifinal match at Norfolk Academy. Foxcroft beat Carlisle, 4-1, earlier this year, but this time a spot in Saturday's championship game will be at risk.
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 – 2009, 2008
Delaney Athletic Conference Championships (Individual)
Amy Edgemond ’14, cross country – 2013
Foxcroft's Sports Hall of Fame
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Athletic Director, Auxiliary Programs
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.