Five Foxcroft School athletes, including four from the state runner-up field hockey and one from tennis, have been selected to the Virginia Independent Athletic Association (VISAA) Division II All-State teams in a superb finish to memorable seasons for both clubs.
In field hockey, senior Haley B., junior Allie M., and sophomore Betsy A. were named to the First Team and senior Grace M. was named to the Second Team. Senior Holland D. received a First-Team selection in tennis.
Voting for the All-State teams is conducted by a special committee of coaches for each sport. Coaches nominate players from their teams and, while an athlete does not have to play in the state tournament to be eligible, it is difficult for a player to earn All-State honors if she has not been seen by the committee members.
Allie keyed Foxcroft’s drive through the state championship with two goals and two assists in the 5-1 quarterfinal win over Virginia Episcopal School and a goal in the 3-1 semifinal victory over Fredericksburg Academy. For the season, Allie led the team in assists with 10 and was second on the team in goals with 10.
Haley, a First-Team selection in Division I last season and the Delaney Athletic Conference Player of the Year two years in a row, had a goal in the quarterfinal game against VES. She was a major factor in getting Foxcroft (11-5) to the tournament with a team-high 17 goals on the year.
Haley’s sister, Allison, was a three-time All-State player from 2014-16 and plays NCAA Division III at Stevens Institute of Technology. Haley will play at the University of Vermont, a Division I school, next fall.
Betsy, a fleet and tenacious player, was second on the team in assists with eight and also scored against VES in the quarterfinal match.
Grace anchored Foxcroft’s defense, which received praise all season from rival coaches. She was particularly strong in the state semifinal victory over FA, breaking up several attempted attacks. She is the second member of her family to achieve All-State status, joining her sister Lilly who was a First-Team choice in 2012 and 2013.
On the tennis court, Holland posted a 14-2 record in both singles and doubles this season to earn Delaney Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors. Although Holland and her team lost in the first round of the state championship, Foxcroft posted a sparkling 12-4 record on the season.
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