“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.|
|Basketball falls just short in DAC Championship game|
Coach Patrick Finn asked his team to "leave it all on the floor" in the Delaney Athletic Conference Division II Championship Game, meaning he wanted the squad to play as hard as it could and not give in to a Fredericksburg Academy team that had easily won two regular season meetings between the two teams this winter.
The team did just that, playing perhaps its best game of the season against a tough opponent and falling just a little short in losing 27-23 to FA at Highland School (Warrenton) before an enthusiastic group of Foxcroft supporters.
|Foxcroft Reaches DAC Final for First Time|
For the first time since entering the Delaney Athletic Conference in 2008 Foxcroft has reached the final of the basketball tournament.
And the team did it devastating manner. Sophomore Alex G. scored 12 points and her backcourt partner classmate Pipsy S. added 10 to lead Foxcroft to a crushing 37-22 victory over Wakefield Country Day School.
Foxcroft will play for the DAC Division II title at 2 pm on Saturday (2/22) at Highland School in Warrenton
|Basketball faces Wakefield Country Day in DAC Semi Thursday|
Foxcroft's Varsity Basketball season beat St. Michael's handily Tuesday to boost its record to 10-2 and advance to the seminifnals of the Delaney Athletic Conference Division II Tournament -- a game it will host for the first time in recent memory.
Gametime is 4pm Thursday at Engelhard Gymnasium with Foxcroft taking on Wakefield Country Day School, a traditional power which it beat for the first time ever, 42-38, in early January. The winner will advance to Saturday’s final, to be played on a neutral court at Highland School in Warrenton.
Foxcroft has not reached a basketball tournament final since joining the DAC in 2008. In fact, the team had never had a winning record in the conference.The addition of three sophomores this season has helped to turn things around. Alex G., Pipsy S. and Kat F. have combined with senior captains Caroline H. and Lilly M. to give Foxcroft an athletic starting five that can run the floor with every team it has come across.
Join us for this exciting game if you can. And GO Foxcroft!
|Lacrosse -- Varsity|
|Softball -- Varsity|
Foxcroft's Sports Hall of Fame
|Inaugural Class of Sports Hall of Famers to be Inducted March 1|
Two Olympic riders, two Foxcroft pioneers and one of the most influential women in sports today comprise Foxcroft’s inaugural Sports Hall of Fame class, which will be officially inducted on Saturday, March 1 in the Mary Louise Leipheimer Gymnasium.
Nina Fout ’77 and Juliet Graham ’72, who represented the U.S. and Canada, respectively, in the Olympic Games; Baseball Hall of Fame chairman and former U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation president Jane Forbes Clark '73, Foxcroft founder Charlotte Haxall Noland, and longtime faculty and administrator Teresa E. Shook ’30 have been elected to the new Sports Hall of Fame, one of a handful at girls' schools. The induction will take place at halftime of Fox/Hound Basketball Big Game, which tips off at 2pm.
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| Sports Hall of Fame Committee Formed; Election Set for November|
The eight-member Foxcroft Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee has been formed. The committee will vote on nominees in November with the announcement of inductees scheduled for February 2014. Please click here
to learn more about this exciting new initiative. Review the Nomination Guidelines
, and submit your nomination(s) by completing the Sports Hall of Fame Nomination form
online or printing the form
and mailing it to the School.
Recent Scores & Highlights
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.