Before Brown: A three-sport athlete at Ridgewood High School, Van Horne played lacrosse, soccer, and basketball for four years … Helped to lead Ridgewood to three straight (2008-2010) Bergen County Championships, a Sectional Championship in 2009 and a State Championship in 2010 … A captain in 2010, Van Horne led her team with 42 ground balls during her senior season … Named First Team All-Bergen County in 2010, while also earning First Team All-League … Was a two-time (2009, 2010) First Team All-Suburban selection and a two-time (2009, 2010) Academic All-American … Earned Ridgewood’s Most Valuable Defender Award in both 2009 and 2010 … Selected to participate in the 2009 Under Armour All-American Underclassmen Game … Participated in the National Tournament for North Jersey Team 1 … Finished career with 107 ground balls, 25 interceptions, and 58 caused turnovers … Also played club lacrosse for Steps Lacrosse Club, earning their Best Defender Award … Also captained the soccer and basketball teams as a senior, earning First Team All-League for soccer and Honorable Mention All-League for basketball … Member of National Honor Society … Also a member of both the Math and Spanish Honor Society … Personal: The daughter of John and Mollie Van Horne, Abbey has four siblings, Whitney, Mallary, Casey, and Jake … Uncle, Scott Swanzey, played lacrosse at Brown … Undecided on a concentration.
Off the field with Abbey
Why I chose Brown…It is the best place ever! The laidback environment and people are welcoming aspects.
Favorite Brown tradition…Walking through and out of the front gates as a freshman then senior
Favorite Brown athletics tradition…Sister/brother teams
People who have had the greatest influence on my athletic career…My Dad because he has always motivated me.
Superpower I would want (why)...To fly because I could get anywhere I wanted faster…and it’d be fun.
Favorite Food...My mom’s nappa cabbage salad
Pre-game ritual…Listen to a “happyb4lax” mix on my ipod
What I wouldn’t do for a million dollars…Eat an insect
TV show I want to be on...The Office
Favorite book…The Pact-Jodi Picoult
Favorite character in literature…Harry Potter
Hidden talent…Make a four leaf clover with my tongue
What three things I would take with me on a deserted island…A season of the office, Ipod speakers to dance, my sister Casey for entertainment
Place I want to travel...Italy
Favorite sport other than lacrosse...Basketball
If I could be a professional athlete, I would compete in…Lacrosse (if it was
possible) or basketball
Pet Peeve...When people chomp their gum
Where I would spend $1,000...Urban outfitters
My dream car...Range Rover
My ideal day...Relaxing on the beach
Item that best describes me…A blue lollipop
Favorite pair of shoes...Nike dunks
Top five most-played songs on my iPod…"Higher" Taio Cruz & Travie McCoy, "Stereo Love" Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina, "Bowchickawowwow" Mike Posner, "Teach Me How to Dougie" & "Your Love" Nikki Minaj
Most notable thing about my hometown…Ridgewood Lacrosse Day (our own holiday for lacrosse)
Coolest thing in my bedroom growing up…A gumball machine lamp
Person in history (past or present) I would most like to meet…Britney Spears
If I had 24 hours to live, I would…Go to Disney World with my family and best friends, get fast pass, and go on every ride as much as I wanted
If I had to compete on the Amazing Race, the teammate I would pick as my
partner would be…Lex because she’s superwoman
Where I see myself in 10 years…Possibly teaching and coaching lacrosse