Athletic Acclaim for Fall Sports Athletes

The Athletic Association and Athletic Department, together with the Parents’ Association (PA), hosted a wonderful Fall Sports Awards ceremony Monday evening celebrating Foxcroft’s teams and accomplishments. Athletic Association senior heads Molly C., Lucy M., Winley T., and Olivia W. and junior assistant heads Caroline C., Eva C., and Emma L. emceed the entire evening. After the ceremony, students were treated to tasty baked goods and desserts organized by Parents’ Association Athletic Coordinators Julie Thomas and Will Cramer (Becca ’23, J ’21) and supplied by many wonderful parents.
During the program, members of the cross country, field hockey, tennis, and volleyball teams received certificates, and varsity athletes got their letters. Each coach said a few words about their team’s season and presented individual awards. Particularly exciting was the announcement of 17 athletes who earned All-Greater Piedmont Athletic Conference (GPAC) honors! Director of Riding Kate Worsham and Assistant Directors of Riding Kendall Bear and Allie Pelz awarded unique seasonal prizes.

A complete list of honors follows. Thank you to all the folks who made the evening a grand success, especially Athletic Director Michelle Woodruff, Assistant Athletic Director/Head Athletic Trainer Mairin Wood, and the PA bakers for the delicious and plentiful desserts. 

Foxcroft's fall teams finished a strong season this month, with a highlight being Varsity Tennis' GPAC finals victory over Highland last Friday to claim the title of Greater Piedmont Athletic Conference Champions! The team continued their season into the VISAA state tournament this week, falling to Norfolk Collegiate in the quarterfinals game. Varsity field hockey and cross country also advanced to the state tournament this week. Field hockey, who were the runners-up in the GPAC tournament, played hard in Tuesday's VISAA quarterfinals, losing to Walsingham Academy in overtime. After a weather-related schedule change, cross country ran today in the state meet, with two athletes running their season best! Varsity Volleyball closed a great season after a tough loss to Highland in the GPAC semifinals. Congratulations to all of our athletes on a fine season!

CROSS COUNTRY (Coaches: Zella Davis, Erika Page)
All-GPAC First Team: Emily W. ’23 and Caroline W. ’26

Most Valuable Runner: Emily W. ’23
Most Improved Runner: Caroline W. ’26
Coaches’ Award: Ashley H. ’23
Unsung Hero Award: Katarina S. ’26

VARSITY FIELD HOCKEY (Coaches: Michelle Woodruff, Laura Moan)
All-GPAC First Team: Lucy M. ’23, Isabelle M. ’23, Olivia W. ’23, Rocky C. ’24, and Flora W. ’25

Most Valuable Player: Lucy M. ’23
Coaches’ Award: Isabelle M. ’23 and Flora W. ’25
Best Defensive Player: Olivia W. ’23 and Rocky C. ’24

VARSITY TENNIS (Coaches: Michael Ryon and Karin Thorndike)
All-GPAC First Team: Vassiliki M. ’23 and Adriana A. ’25
All-GPAC Second Team: Caroline C. ’24 and Elizabeth V. ’24
All-GPAC Honorable Mention: Caelyn L. ’23 and Juliana R. ’24

Most Valuable Player: Vassiliki M. ’23
Coaches’ Award: Caelyn L. ’23 and Adriana A. ’25
Outstanding Performance Award: Juliana R. ’24

VARSITY VOLLEYBALL (Coaches: Steve McCarty and Ashley La Shelle)
All-GPAC First Team: Kat W. ’23 and Giulia L. ’24
All-GPAC Honorable Mention: Eva C. ’24 and Hayley B. ’25

Most Valuable Player: Kat W. ’23
Coaches’ Award: Eva C. ’24
Most Improved Player: Sarah F. ’24
Style Award: Giulia L. ’24

JV TENNIS (Coaches: Sidney Tilghman and Alexis Hall ’12)
Rookie of the Year: Mimi H-L. ’26
Queens of the Court (Most Dynamic Doubles Pairing): Belle C. ’24 and Kate G. ’26
The Helen Ventikos Emerging Leader Award: Emmy Q. ’24
The Alexis Hall Coach’s Award: Eunice W. ’25

JV VOLLEYBALL (Coaches: Vilma Riestra and Rudolph Allen)
Most Valuable Player: Bracha W. ’26
Most Improved Player: Reese W. ’25
Coaches’ Award: Moriah F. ’24 and Sam R. ’25
Best Encourager Award: Greta S. ’24 and Philippa P. ’25

RIDING (Instructors: Kate Worsham, Kendall Bear, and Allie Pelz)
All In Award: Anila S. ’25
Leap of Faith Award: Chiara D. ’25
Dedication & Discipline Award: Elizabeth P. ’23
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