Abbott was selected 9th overall by the Bayhawks in the 2009 MLL Collegiate Draft. He is widely regarded as the best all-around player in the game, and has been named to the 2009 and 2014 U.S National Team rosters. He is currently second on the Bayhawks all-time career list in ground balls, and had a career high 22 points in 2013.
Abbott played college lacrosse at Syracuse, where he played in 64 games. He recorded 41 goals and 26 assists, totaling 67 points, and added 212 ground balls. He was named USILA 1st Team All-American, a Tewaaraton and Lowe's Senior Class Award Finalist, USILA Scholar All-American, NCAA All-Tournament Team, and 1st Team Lowe's Senior All-American.
Abbott attended Nottingham High School, where he was a three-year captain and totaled 212 points (131 goals and 81 assists). He was also a three-time All-League winner, and was named 1st Team All-CNY, 1st Team All-American, and Team MVP.
Abbott was born in September, 1986 to Tom and Lorrie Abbott, in Syracuse NY. He graduated from Syracuse University in 2009 with a degree in Accounting and Finance.