"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.|
|Varsity Field Hockey Team Peaks At Right Time|
Foxcroft varsity field hockey team, runners-up in the VISAA Division II state tournament for the past two seasons, has struggled a bit this year to find an identity following the loss of three all-state players from last season. Through October 15, the squad had a 5-3 record, with all three losses coming against Delaney Athletic Conference rivals, and a ranking perilously close to the cut off for being invited to the state tournament.
With the graduation of goaltender Alicia Holz and midfielder Lilly MacDonald, as well as defensive started Campbell Hartley, and the decision by 2013 leading scorer Alex G. to switch to cross country, Coach Michelle Woodruff has had the daunting task of filling some big holes. As the regular season winds down, she seems to have found the right formula.. The team, led by senior co-captains Hannah A., Meredith D., Isabel M., and Madeline M, put on terrific performances last weekend, showing great hustle, good passing skills, resilience, and spirit against two very strong opponents
|Foxcroft Holds Off WCDS|
Not again? Foxcroft's Kardiac Kids won another five-setter, defeating Wakefield Country Day School, 3-2, in Engelhard Gym.
Only four days after beating Randolph-Macon Academy in a thrilling five sets, Foxcroft was pushed to another tie-breaker and came through on some spectacular serving by junior Kat F. With Foxcroft trailing 6-3, Kat turned in a clinic in power serving with 12 consecutive points, including seven aces, to lead Foxcroft to a 15-6 triumph.
|IEA Team is Reserve Champion at Stone Gate Show|
Foxcroft riders won five of 10 classes and collected 13 top-three placings Saturday in an Interscholastic Equestrian Association show at Stone Gate Farm in Aldie, VA, to finish as Reserve Champion -- just two points shy of the title!
Ten of Foxcroft's 13 IEA team riders competed and they all rode really well. Juniors Marisa S. and Jasmine M., sophomore Brittany H., and freshmen Bella V.P. amd Cici J. picked up blue ribbons for winning their classes. Continue reading for complete results.
With just the first two shows of the season completed, Foxcroft has five riders within five points of qualifying in six classes for the Region 3 Finals and the team itself has earned just under half of the points needed to qualify as a team.
Special thanks to Ms. Laurie for coaching and to the Foxcroft parents for cheering us on and bringing yummy snacks.
Recent Scores & Highlights
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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!|
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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.