Coach Swift was a three sport athlete at Towson High School in Soccer, Basketball, and Lacrosse from 2001-2005. She went on to play Division I Lacrosse at UMBC from 2005-2009. She graduated as a double major in Media Communications and American Studies from UMBC in 2010. Abbey began her coaching career with TLC in 2009 as a Head Coach. In 2014, Abbey was hired as the Administrative Assistant to Athletics at The John Carroll School, along with becoming the Head Varsity Women's Lacrosse Coach. In her first season, Coach Swift took the team from 9-9 the previous year to 12-5 and a trip to the semifinals of the IAAM A conference, one of the most difficult high school leagues in the country. A feat which earned her the 2015 Baltimore Sun Coach of the Year.