Meredith "Dish" Harris
Class of 2010
Inducted in 2022
From an early age, Meredith “Dish” Harris seemed to pick up any new sport she tried with ease. She started riding at the age of six and shortly, thereafter, started playing lacrosse. She competed competitively in hunter and jumper events and first gained notoriety for her standout lacrosse skills playing club lacrosse in Upper Corner.
While attending Foxcroft she played lacrosse, field hockey, and basketball. She was selected as Field Hockey Player of the Year in the Delaney Athletic Conference and she helped lead her team to DAC and Columbus Cup Field Hockey Championships as well as to the VISAA Tournament for the first time since 2005. Dish demonstrated intensity but also sportsmanship as a leader and captain. On the lacrosse field, she led her team to a 10-2 record. She was selected, alongside a classmate, as co-winners of Foxcroft’s Most Valuable Player award during her senior year. She was also named first-team All-Loudoun by the Washington Post, All-DAC by the Delaney Conference coaches, and co- MVP of the team by Head Coach Ruth Marshall. She broke several single-season and career scoring records while playing at Foxcroft.
Dish had her own style and confidence. She was known for her bright colored socks and accessories. Every time she stepped on the field she made a statement with her confidence. She represented a Foxcroft leader — confident, courageous, their own individual ready to showcase their skills — and she was also a special athlete a coach and AD hopes for, one so talented at such a young age. She has the unselfishness to be a servant leader on the field. She could have easily been the top scorer on the team with her skills in her shots and could have earned top stats with goals, but instead she had these stats in her assists and played the roles on teams where she did it all —on offense and defense — and empowered others to shine and be their best. This is why Division I coaches and Denver in particular recruited her so heavily. This is the player you want at any school to help build your program as she did at Foxcroft and Denver.
Dish's energy and love for all sports, including riding, was contagious. She has continued this path at Denver as a captain and helping to make their program now ranked in the top 10 (#9 today thanks to Dish who, after talking to her coach, undoubtedly agreed, helped elevate their program to where it is today). She is believed to be the second Foxcroft player ever to play Division 1 Lacrosse. At the University of Denver, she co-captained her team and went to the NCAA multiple times. She also was named to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Academic Honor Roll list and upon graduation was ranked second on the team in points.
We welcome Dish Harris into the Foxcroft Sports Hall of Fame.
Founded in 2014 as part of our Centennial Celebration, the Foxcroft Sports Hall of Fame now consists of 13 members. Dish, Foxcroft School is extremely proud that you are part of this elite group of athletes.