"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.|
|Six Foxcroft Athletes Receive All-State Honors in Lacrosse, Softball|
Recent graduates Pipsy S., Lucy M. and Serena H. and rising sophomores Loren S. and Jenna T. were named to the VISAA Division II All-State lacrosse team, Athletic Director Michelle Woodruff announced Thursday. Pipsy, Lucy, Serena and Loren were selected to the First Team while Jenna was named to the Second Team.
Earlier this spring, Morgan H. '18 was named to the VISAA Division I All-State Second Team in softball. (Based on its enrollment, Foxcroft competes in Division I in several sports.)
|Lacrosse Falls to Highland in VISAA Division II State final|
Foxcroft’s two-year reign as VISAA Division II girls lacrosse champion ended Saturday with a 12-4 loss to No. 1-ranked Highland at Robins Stadium on the campus of the University of Richmond.
Highland, which completed a 17-0 season, scored four times in the first 8 minutes of the game and rolled on to take a daunting 10-1 lead at halftime. It was the third time this year that Highland defeated Foxcroft, which lost only one other game all season and was ranked No. 2 in the state.
|Lacrosse defeats VES 11-6 to advance to VISAA DII Championship Game for a Fourth Straight Year|
Senior Malan J. and freshman Jenna T. each scored three goals Friday evening in Richmond to lead Foxcroft to an 11-6 victory over Virginia Episcopal School and a spot in the VISAA Division II championship game for the fourth year in a row.
The two-time defending state champions will meet conference rival Highland School, in the final at 3:30pm Saturday at the University of Richmond's Robins Stadium.
Another senior-freshman pair, Winnie M. '16 and Loren S. '19, added two goals each and sophomore Pia S. had one for Foxcroft, which lead only 4-3 at halftime. Senior goaltender Marias B. played another terrific game collecting six saves, some of them from point blank range.
Once again fans can follow all the action via Foxcroft's Twitter feed or livestreamed, on the Cube (michelle woodruff) and on the NFHSNetwork.
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.