The Irish Men's Lacrosse team took on Yale at Arlotta Stadium on May 13th.
Has been a major force for the Irish in his first two seasons ... has played in all 30 games during his Notre Dame career ... 22 starts in the Irish attack ... has registered 43 points on 36 goals and seven assists ... 36 ground balls ... has earned two monograms ... one of the top students on the team ... will carry a nine-game goal streak into the 2013 season ... has a knack for scoring big goals.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2012): Posted another solid campaign for the Irish ... started all 16 games in the Irish attack and ranked third on the team in goals (18) and points (25) ... had seven assists ... the point and assist totals were career-best marks, while the goal figure matched the output from his freshman season ... had three multiple-goal games, including two hat tricks ... had at least one point in all but one game (Rutgers) ... picked up a career-best 25 grounds balls ... tallied a goal and an assist in the 7-3 season-opening victory over Duke ... assisted on a score in a 4-3 overtime setback to Penn State ... scored a goal in three straight Irish victories over Drexel (6-5), Hofstra (6-5 in OT) and Denver (10-9 in 3OT) ... also had a career-high two assists versus the Pioneers ... picked up a career-high five ground balls in the win at Hofstra ... notched an assist in an 8-7 win at Ohio State ... started a career-best nine-game goal streak with a tally in a 13-6 win over St. John's at the Big City Classic ... posted a career-high four points on three goals and one assist in a 9-1 besting of Providence ... scored one goal in consecutive wins over Georgetown (9-7), Villanova (10-7) and Syracuse (8-6) ... also had an assist versus the Orange ... matched a career-high total with three goals in an 8-7 setback to St. John's in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Championship ... scored first-quarter goals in NCAA Championship victories over Yale (13-7) in the first round and Virginia (12-10) in the quarterfinals ... tallied a team-best two goals in a 7-5 defeat to Loyola in the semifinals of the NCAA Championship ... earned his second monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN (2011): Had a good rookie season with the Fighting Irish ... played in all 14 games, including six starts ... his 18 goals were tied for the team lead ... had six multiple-goal games ... scored at least one goal in the first five games of the season ... picked up 11 ground balls ... netted two goals in his collegiate debut, a 12-7 season-opening win over Duke ... had one goal in a 6-2 victory at Penn State ... two tallies in an 11-7 besting of Drexel ... one goal in back-to-back wins over Denver (10-9) and Ohio State (8-7) ... notched first career hat trick in a 12-8 win over Villanova ... first career start came against St. John's, a 10-7 Irish victory ... scored a goal in an 11-8 setback at Syracuse ... deposited two goals in a 9-8 overtime setback at North Carolina ... found the back of the net twice in a 13-6 win over Penn in the first round of the NCAA Championship ... led the Irish with three goals in a 7-5 loss to Duke in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship ... earned a monogram.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Coming off a post-graduate year at The Lawrenceville School ... ranked as the fourth-best post-graduate player in the country by Inside Lacrosse ... tallied 35 goals and 22 assists for a team-best 57 points in 20 games at Lawrenceville ... received the 2010 Marshall H. Chambers Lacrosse Trophy (team MVP) at Lawrenceville ... team was the 2010 New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association champions ... also lettered in basketball at Lawrenceville ... 2010 Trenton Times All-Prep Player of the Year ... team captain at Lawrenceville ... earned five varsity letters in lacrosse at La Salle College High School ... combined for 87 goals, 56 assists in 58 games during his junior and senior seasons at La Salle ... 2008-09 first-team All-Catholic League ... 2009 Academic All-American ... La Salle won the state title in 2008 and 2009 ... the 2008 squad was ranked No. 1 nationally according to Lacrosse Magazine ... 2009 team was ranked eighth in the country according to Inside Lacrosse ... son of Doug Hopkins and Joy Sill-Hopkins ... enrolled in Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business as a finance major ... boasts a 3.697 cumulative GPA.