Abington's Slavin & Stewart Commit to Play Collegiate Field Hockey

On Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, Abington seniors Maddie Slavin & Camryn Stewart were recognized for committing to compete in field hockey at the collegiate level.

Maddie Slavin – University of Scranton (Field Hockey)
Final list of colleges:  Scranton, Ithaca, Montclair State
Reasons for choosing Scranton: “I just loved the atmosphere there. I immediately felt at home when I was on campus, and they have a great kinesiology program. The team and coach were so welcoming, and I’m so excited to be a part of that.”
What was the progression that led you to playing field hockey at the collegiate level? “I really started to fall in love with field hockey in high school. Just getting to play and watch the older players was really inspiring, and I definitely just wanted to keep working hard. I couldn’t imagine this being my last season, I want to keep going.”
Coach Katie Small says: Maddie was one of the hardest workers I have ever had the honor of coaching. She was our left back for the past two years and continually was stopping opponents runs to the circle. A true team leader on and off the field. Maddie has not reached her field hockey potential yet and therefore Scranton got one of the best.”
About Maddie:
Favorite food:
Mac and Cheese
Favorite movie: The Parent Trap
Favorite music: Country


Camryn Stewart – Hofstra University (Field Hockey)
Physician’s Assistant program or pre-med
Final list of colleges:  Hofstra, Lafayette, Bucknell, Davidson, Lock Haven
Reasons for choosing Hofstra: “I’ve known for quite a few years that Hofstra has been the one because every other school I looked at – I kept coming back to Hofstra. I’ve known the coach for a couple of years now, and I just love the environment on campus. The academics seemed to be a match for me.”
What was the progression that led you to competing in field hockey at the collegiate level? “(The idea of playing in college) didn’t start until a couple years after I started club and really getting into field hockey in seventh grade. Once I finally got to start playing the higher level, more rigorous club, was when I realized I do want to pursue it in college. My freshman year was when I started looking at colleges.”
Coach Katie Small says: “Camryn is one of the most talented players to go through Abington. A prolific scorer and passer, she will go down second on the modern-day career point list for Abington. Camryn's presence on the field will be missed as she has been a starter since her freshmen year, but we are excited to see what she is going to accomplish in college.
About Camryn:
Favorite food:
Favorite movie: The Devil Wears Prada
Favorite music: Rock/Red Hot Chili Peppers