Huntington field hockey stars Charlotte and Laura Curtin. (Darin Reed photo)

Special Time for Field Hockey Star Sisters

Huntington field hockey stars Charlotte and Laura Curtin. (Darin Reed photo)

November 28 , 2022

The Huntington High School varsity field team has won 26 games over the past two seasons. It’s the most victories during back-to-back years in the history of the Blue Devil program and sisters Charlotte and Laura Curtin have played an integral role in the success.

Laura’s a senior who has been one of the Blue Devils’ key defensive players. Charlotte is a sophomore forward who tallied eight goals and three assists. Laura is Huntington’s Unsung Hero Award recipient, an honor presented to only one player on every Suffolk team. Charlotte was named honorable mention All-County, designating her as among the best in Suffolk.

Playing together in each of the past two seasons has been a special time in the lives of the Curtin sisters. It’s an experience neither will ever forget and one that has helped propel the Blue Devil field hockey program to new heights.

“Playing with Charlotte has been great because we have such a strong connection,” Laura Curtin said. “Whenever I have the ball, most of the time I don’t even have to look up in order to pass the ball to her. I always pass to her because I trust that she can get the ball up the field quickly. She knows how to encourage me to try new skills and risky passes and I do the same to her. Even if I mess it up, she lets me know that trying is better than nothing. I’m able to tell when she’s upset or in pain and I can help her out.

The sisters came into the season ready. Huntington was seeded third in Suffolk and reached the county Final Four. The Blue Devils dropped a 1-0 regular season decision to two-time state champion Northport.

“Before the season started we practiced together learning new skills,” Laura Curtin said. “Playing with her means so much to me. I’m so glad that I was able to make it to the county semi-finals with her.”

Charlotte has two years remaining in her high school career, but she will always remember the two she spent playing alongside her sister.

“Playing with Laura over the past two years has been such a fun experience,” Charlotte Curtin said. “Our connection on the field is so special. I feel like no matter where Laura is on the field, I can somehow always pass back to her. Especially during my freshman year, Laura helped me become more comfortable and confident on a team with girls that I had just met. I think the most important thing about being on a team with my sister is that no matter what, she will always have my back. If I make a mistake or mess up in a game, Laura always picks me back up and puts a smile on my face again.”

It’s been fun for the Curtin’s, who wear their Blue Devil uniforms proudly.