Anne Foster

Anne Foster (’75)

Anne Foster was a trailblazing multi-sport athlete who excelled at Glen Rock High School in the formative days of NJSIAA sanctioned girls’ sports. In 2009, she was named the best field hockey player in school history.

Anne earned seven varsity letters playing field hockey, basketball and softball during her career at Glen Rock. In field hockey Anne was the team’s leading scorer and was named the all-time best player in that sport by the school’s 50th Anniversary Committee. In basketball she was a team leader and received Honorable Mention, All-B-PSL in her senior year.

Softball came to Glen Rock High School in Anne’s senior year, having been played as a “club” sport for several years. In her only season, Anne was named to the First Team, All-County (by The Bergen Record) and to the Second Team, All-State.

In June 1975, Anne was honored with the first Athlete of the Year Award given to a female athlete by Glen Rock High School’s administration and coaches.

Anne continued her athletic career at Virginia Tech, where she played basketball and field hockey while earning a BS in Forest Management and later an MBA.

Softball has been a part of Anne’s life throughout. She played slow pitch for several years and continued her involvement as an umpire, becoming Umpire-N-Chief for the Texas American Fastpitch Association (AFA) and supervising the umpire crew for their national U-18 tournament. Anne has also umpired for the NCAA.

Grateful for the opportunities that sports have provided, Anne credits the pioneering work of Hall of Famer Barbara “Boo” Houston and the continued leadership of Anne Camp for the success of girls’ athletics at Glen Rock High School.