Middleburg, VA (November 9, 2016) — Sisters Allison and Haley Buffenbarger of Leesburg, VA, who led Foxcroft School to a berth in the VISAA Division I state field hockey tournament, also lead a contingent of 17 Foxcroft athletes who received all-Delaney Athletic Conference (DAC) mention for the fall sports season.
Allison, a senior, and Haley, a sophomore, were named First Team All-DAC field, along with seniors Lindsay Woods (Philomont, VA), and Millie McArthur (Richmond, VA). It is the fourth consecutive year that Allison and Lindsay have been named to the First Team. Haley was a first-team selection last year and Millie was a second-team mention.
Senior Elle Lassiter (Round Hill, VA), sophomore Loren Sepulveda (Middleburg, VA), and freshman Allie McManamey (Purcellville, VA) were selected Second Team All-DAC for their play this fall. Athletic Director Michelle Woodruff was named DAC Coach of the Year in field hockey.
Four players from tennis and three each from volleyball and cross country also received All-DAC honors. In tennis, senior Isabel Stettinius (Washington, DC) and sophomore Holland Driskill (Middleburg, VA) were named to the First Team and sophomore Lily Fortsch (Alexandria, VA) and senior Siobhan O’Connor (Leesburg, VA) received second-team honors. Stettinius, the No. 1 singles and doubles player and captain of the team, received second-team honors in 2014 and 2015.
In volleyball, senior Reilly Canard (Philomont, VA) was a first-team choice, junior Mia Moseley (Centreville, MD) was a second-team selection, and sophomore Leah Schuster (Big Horn, WYo.) received honorable mention. Canard was a second-team choice last year.
Senior Brittany Hector (Miami, FL) and sophomore sisters Claudia and Maria Michel (Mexico City, Mexico) received All-DAC honors in cross country by finishing among the top 16 in last week’s DAC championship race. It is the third year in a row that Hector earned a first-team berth.
The Buffenbarger sisters combined for four goals and one assist in four DAC games, while McArthur and Woods were stalwarts on defense. Sepulveda and McManamey were key parts of Foxcroft’s offense and Lassiter was an unyielding presence in the goal.
In tennis, Stettinius and Driskill were Foxcroft’s top two singles players and the No. 1 doubles team. Fortsch posted a 7-0 record in DAC competition at No. 4 singles and O’Connor was 7-1 in singles play at Nos. 4 and 5.
Canard led Foxcroft’s volleyball team in digs, service aces, serving percentage and kills while Moseley was second in kills and third in digs. Schuster was second in digs and third in kills.
Hector finished in seventh place in the DAC championship race with Claudia Michel coming in 11th and her sister Maria 15th.