Pictured (L to R): Kathleen Forest, Pipsy Steyn, and Alex Grace let Foxcroft School to unsurpassed heights on the basketball court. / photo courtesy Foxcroft School
Middleburg, VA (Mar. 9, 2015) – Seniors Kathleen Forrest, Alex Grace and Pipsy Steyn, a trio that led Foxcroft School to unsurpassed heights on the basketball court over a three-year period, received All-Delaney Athletic Conference basketball honors this season for the third year in a row, it was announced Wednesday by Coach Patrick Finn.
The three girls joined the Foxcroft varsity as sophomores and led the team to the DAC Division II championship game two years running, culminating in the school’s first-ever basketball title last season. The competition provided much more difficult this year as Foxcroft moved up to Division I, and although the team finished last in that division’s standings, the team played well and hard – which rival coaches recognized as they chose Forrest, Grace and Steyn as among the best players in the conference.
Kathleen, known as “Kat” to her friends and family, received Second-Team mention, meaning opposing coaches considered her among the 12 best players in the division. Kat was a First-Team choice in Division II last year and received Honorable Mention in her sophomore year. This season, she averaged 7.9 points per game and 8.5 rebounds per game in eight DAC games while leading the team in both departments.
Alex and Pipsy, Foxcroft’s starting backcourt tandem, received Honorable Mention from the five division coaches who participated in the voting. Alex was a First-Team Division II choice in 2014 and was named Player of the Year in DAC II in 2015 when Foxcroft won the title. Pipsy was a DAC II Second-Team choice in each of the previous two seasons.
Alex, who led DAC II in scoring last season while setting a Foxcroft single-season record, was second on the team in scoring this year, averaging 7.4 ppg in 10 league games. She also led the team in steals.
Pipsy was third in scoring with a 5.9 ppg and led the team in assists (2.4 apg) in nine DAC contests.
Founded in 1914, Foxcroft is a college-preparatory boarding and day school for girls in grades 9-12. It offers 75+ courses, including 17 APs, and fields athletic teams in nine sports, including a nationally-known riding program and a state champion lacrosse team. The 2015-16 student body is comprised of 166 girls from 18 states, the District of Columbia, and 14 countries. About one-third of the students receive financial assistance, 25 percent are international students and 16 percent students of color. For more information, call 540.687.4340.