"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.|
|Former Olympian Works with Foxcroft Field Hockey Players|
Former U.S. Olympic field hockey player Carrie Lingo came to campus last week to conduct a two-day clinic and she was impressed by what she saw from the 14 players who attended her first session.
“The team has a lot of speed,” Lingo said. “You can’t teach speed. We ran some plays designed for college level teams and they picked right up on it. If they learn one thing and take it to the next level then I feel they got something out of the clinic.”
|Foxcroft Featured on Under Armour Highlight Show!|
Foxcroft's dramatic victory in the2015 VISAA Division II Lacrosse Championship is featured on the NFHS Network's Under Armour Highlights of the Week posted Monday (June 22).
The clip of Alex G. '16 intercepting a pass by Highland School player and dashing the length of the field to score with just three seconds remaining was rated No. 2, beating out dozens of other outstanding accomplishments captured by or submitted to NFHS, the national high school sports network.
|MORE Lacrosse Honors for Alex G. ’16!|
Last week, rising senior Alex G. was named to the 2015 U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-America team by U.S. Lacrosse
and Sunday (June 14) she was included on the Washington Post
's All-Met honor roll for girls lacrosse.
The speedy midfielder who scored 70 goals this spring to lead Foxcroft to its second straight VISAA Division II championship, earned Honorable Mention
from the Post
for the second consecutive year. Her Academic All-America honor came in the Potomac Region of U.S. Lacrosse, the sport's national governing body.
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 – 2009, 2008
Delaney Athletic Conference Championships (Individual)
Amy Edgemond ’14, cross country – 2013
Foxcroft's Sports Hall of Fame
|Nominations for Foxcroft's Sports Hall of Famers are Open!|
Learn more about Foxcroft School's Sports Hall of Fame and nominate worthy candidates here
Athletic Director, Auxiliary Programs
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.