"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.|
|Dig Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness|
Can you dig it? Volleyball players can and Foxcroft’s varsity team will Dig It for The Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation at its home game on Thursday, September 25, against Chelsea Academy of Front Royal, VA.
It’s a prelude to the September 28 Cherry Blossom Walk, Run, and Pooch Prance to help fight breast cancer, which will be held on campus.
|A Veritable Sports Festival |
Five of Foxcroft's seven fall teams in action at home Tuesday -- including third-ranked Varsity Field Hockey
A varsity field hockey showdown between Foxcroft, ranked third in the VISAA Division II, and fourth-ranked Fredericksburg Academy highlights an action-packed Tuesday tomorrow (Sept. 16) when five of Foxcroft's seven fall teams are in action at home.
The action begins at 4pm when Varsity Field Hockey and Varsity Tennis, also hosting FA, as well as the Delaney Athletic Conference Boys Cross-Country Race, begin. The girls' race follows at 4:45 while JV Volleyball tips off against St. Michael's School in Engelhard Gymnasium at 4:30 pm, with the Varsity, also against St. Michael's, following. Come cheer on our girls if you can!
|Olympic Field Hockey Star Visits Foxcroft|
What better way to prepare for your season-opening game than to spend some time with an Olympian? Foxcroft's field hockey players were clearly excited and inspired as Carrie Lingo, a member of the 2008 U.S. Women’s Olympic Field Hockey team, visited campus Sunday and Monday to give a clinic, talk with students, share in Morning Meeting, and help with the Varsity's final practice before opening their fall campaign against Middleburg Academy Tuesday.
Lingo, who also played on two US World Cup teams and was named USA Field Hockey Female Athlete of the Year in 2009, spent three hours Sunday afternoon working with the varsity and JV field hockey teams. She also brought Jackie Kintzer, one of Team USA's current goaltenders, along to give Foxcroft's netminders some tips and a great workout.
"It was a tremendous afternoon," said Athletic Director Michelle Woodruff, who arranged for the visit by Lingo, who lives in Rehobeth Beach, DE, and has focused on serving her sport as a member of the US federation and Olympic Selection Committee and holding camps and clinics since retiring. "It's so great for the girls to hear from someone other than their regular coaches and when it's someone with this level of experience and great personality . . . "
Recent Scores & Highlights
|Volleyball -- Varsity|
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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!|
Learn more about Foxcroft School's Sports Hall of Fame and nominate worthy candidates here
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.