Holly Stewart is one of the newer members of the senior national team, having earned her first cap in June 2013. She also scored her first goal in that game against Ireland. She suited up for the junior national team at the 2012 Junior Pan American Championship, where Canada won silver, and at the 2013 FIH Junior World Cup. She made her international multi-sport competition debut at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. While attending the University of Maine, Stewart had one of the best freshman seasons in school history, being named America East Co-Rookie of the Year and to the America East Second Team. As a junior she was second on the team in points with 12 goals and six assists and was named to the America East First Team.
Family: Parents Norman and Susan Stewart… Younger sister Natalie… Younger brother Austin… Getting into the Sport: Started playing field hockey at age 7… Found the field hockey environment to be more fun and less political than soccer… Outside Interests: Enjoys music blogging, concerts, skiing, swimming, playing soccer… Works as a receptionist at a physiotherapy clinic… Earned her Bachelor of Science in 2014 from the University of Maine… Odds and Ends: Nicknames: Holl-Dawg, Hollstar… Role model is Clara Hughes because she has competed in both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games and her campaign for mental health… Has a pair of lucky (ugly) socks… Always dances in the locker room before a game… Likes to clean on game days to keep her from getting nervous… Favourite motto: “It matters not how straight the gate, how charged with punishment the scroll, I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul”
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
CWG: 2014 – 8th
PAC (junior): 2012 – SILVER
FIH WCup (junior): 2013 – 14th