Athletics

Playing hard + having fun = great sports
Physical activity is critical to development and an exciting part of life at Foxcroft. Students may choose to play an interscholastic sport, to participate in a variety of non-competitive sports and P.E. classes, or to ride. Our outstanding Riding Program accommodates all levels of ability and a variety of disciplines and our Exceptional Proficiency Program enables girls to pursue special talents and passions beyond Foxcroft.

– Michelle Woodruff, Athletic Director

“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts – these are the enduring qualities that our girls develop through sports.”

Foxcroft’s Motto

mens sana in corpore sano
A healthy mind
in a healthy body

Current Offerings

Our affordable boarding school offers interscholastic teams in 10 sports, including riding, and a variety of non-competitive athletic options based on student interest.
Fall Season
  • Cross Country (Varsity)
  • Field Hockey (Varsity and JV)
  • Tennis (Varsity and JV)
  • Volleyball (Varsity and JV)
  • Plus "Year-round Options"

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  • Winter Season

    • Basketball (Varsity and JV)
    • Rock Climbing (Varsity and JV)
    • Strength/Conditioning
    • Plus "Year-round Options"

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  • Spring Season

    • Lacrosse (Varsity and JV)
    • Softball (Varsity)
    • Soccer (Varsity and JV)
    • Track & Field (Varsity)
    • Spring Tennis 
    • Plus "Year-round Options"
Year-Round Options
  • Riding
  • Fitness
  • Walking
  • Dance

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  • 17

    interscholastic teams
    in 11 sports
  • 2

    state championships
    (2014 & 2015)
  • 2

    turf
    fields
  • 3

    regulation-size
    gymnasiums
  • 8

    tennis
    courts

Competitive Athletic Programs

Our teams compete in the Greater Piedmont Athletic Conference (GPAC). They win league titles and VISAA state competitions and tournaments and send players on to college athletic programs.

Championship Teams

State Champions:
  • Lacrosse – 2014 (with a perfect 17-0 record), 2015
DAC Conference Champions:
  • Basketball – 2015
  • Field Hockey – 2008, 2009, 2016, 2017
  • Lacrosse – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018
  • Tennis – 2014

All-Star Athletes

VISAA First Team All-State (since 2010)
  • 36 girls in 6 sports honored 64 times
VISAA Player of the Year
  • Lacrosse – 2014, 2015
  • Tennis – 2016
All-Delaney Athletic Conference (since 2008)
  • 130 girls in 8 sports honored 259 times

Fantastic Facilities

Indoors

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  • Our spacious Athletic/Student Center features:

    Engelhard Gym, Mary Louise Leipheimer Gym, Fitness Center, Athletic Training Room, Dance Studio
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Outdoors

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  • Our Beautiful Campus

    Fields, paddocks, trails, tennis courts, and more on an expansive campus suited for a variety of athletic endeavors.
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Riding

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  • Our Riding Facilities

    Experience our beautiful trails; outstanding arenas, including the Jean du Pont McConnell Stables and Riding Arena; and more!
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Athletics Office

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    Michelle Woodruff 

    Athletic Director, Auxiliary Programs
    540.687.4553
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    Peachie Robinson 

    Assistant Athletic Director, Dorm Parent
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    Bailey Hartzel 

    Athletic Trainer
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An all-girls boarding and day school in Northern Virginia, Foxcroft prepares young women in grades 9-12 for success in college and in life. Our outstanding academic program offers challenging courses, including Advanced Placement classes and an innovative STEM program. Our premiere equestrian program is nationally recognized, and our athletic teams have won conference and state championships. Experience the best in girls' boarding schools: visit Foxcroft.