"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.|
|Alex G.'16 Sets Recond for Most Career in Lacrosse|
Ever since she stepped on the lacrosse field as a freshman Alex G. ’16 has been something special when it comes to putting the ball in the net. Now the speedy Purcellville resident has a very special record for doing just that!
Alex scored seven goals against Trinity Christian Thursday (April 14) to set a Foxcroft School record for most goals in a career. Her four-year total of 242 goals broke the previous school record of 237 set last year by Emma R. ’15.
|Weekly Roundup: Alex G. Nears Lax Scoring Record; Morgan H. has Softball Soaring|
Alex G., a senior co-captain of the Varsity Lacrosse Team, is closing in on the school record for most career goals. She has already scored 17 goals in four games this season and needs just three more to break the career record established a year ago by then-senior Emma Rogers.
Rogers, who is now starring for Radford University’s lacrosse team, scored 237 goals in her four years of lacrosse at Foxcroft.
Alex, who set Foxcroft’s single-season scoring record (92 goals) as a sophomore, could break the record at Trinity Episcopal School on Thursday (April 14), or at home against Forest Park Saturday (April 16).
|Charlotte S. ‘16 Places 2nd in Division at Cherry Blossom 10-Miler!|
While Washington, DC, has recently drawn a number of visitors to view the beautiful blooms along the Tidal Basin, an intrepid group of 16 students and two adult chaperone/runners departed at dawn on a cold Sunday morning (April 3) for another cherry blossom-related adventure -- the 44th annual Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run -- the results of which are just as impressive as the blooms!
With a time of 1:13:41, Charlotte S. '16 placed second in her division (Females 19 & under) and 226th among all 9,698 women – in the top 2.3 percent of the entire female field!
As a division top-three finalist, Charlotte secured a guaranteed entry into the 2017 race and will start in the first wave after the “elite” or sponsored runners, along with the other 2016 first-, second- and third-place runners from every division.
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
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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.