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    Kristin Hopson

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Rosemont, PA

    High School:
    Radnor

    Height:
    5-8

    Position:
    Defense

    Birthdate:
    09/10/1984


    Two-time monogram winner at Notre Dame ... two-year starter on the Irish defensive back line ... teams with fellow senior Meaghan Fitzpatrick and junior Becky Ranck to give Notre Dame one of the top defensive trios in the nation ... played a key role in helping the Irish advance to the NCAA semifinals in her junior season ... gritty, hard-nosed player who continues to improve her all-around game ... smart and intelligent on the field ... always in the right spot ... has the knack of coming up with big-time plays at the right time ... has outstanding quickness and excellent defensive instincts ... joined the Irish after playing at one of the top high school programs in the country - Radnor High School - in Philadelphia ... teammate at Radnor with Becky Ranck ... outstanding student who excels in the classroom ... Dean's list selection in fall of `03 and spring of `06 ... selected to the IWLCA academic honor roll following the 2006 season with a 3.582 grade-point average ... has played in 38 games in her career, making 28 starts ... owns 41 ground balls, 11 draw controls and 23 caused turnovers over three seasons with the Irish.

    AS A JUNIOR: Played in all 19 games, making 18 starts ... recorded 24 ground balls, seven draw controls and 13 caused turnovers ... helped the Irish to a 9.72 team goals-against average and a 15-4 overall record ... was ninth on the team in ground balls ... picked up ground balls in 15 of team's 19 games ... had six games with two or more ground balls ... recorded a season-high three ground balls versus Stanford, Cornell and Georgetown ... had a career-best two draw controls at Stanford ... tied for eighth on team in caused turnovers ... had two games with two caused turnovers versus Connecticut and Cornell ... had one shot on goal in the game against James Madison.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Played all 15 games, starting 10 of them ... recorded 17 ground balls, caused eight turnovers and had four draw controls ... had six games with two or more ground balls ... turned in a career-best three ground balls in loss at James Madison ... closed the season with a strong game versus Ohio State, getting two ground balls and a career-high four caused turnovers.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in four games during her rookie year, playing versus Virginia Tech, Boston College, at Ohio State and at Northwestern in the NCAA tournament ... caused turnovers versus Virginia Tech and Ohio State.

    PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-sport standout at Radnor High School ... four-time letter winner in field hockey, basketball and lacrosse ... helped Radnor to Central Athletic League crown as a senior ... team captain and two-time most valuable player in field hockey ... was team captain of the basketball team as a senior ... in lacrosse, was a member of three Pennsylvania State championship teams (2000, 2001 and 2003) ... team was nationally ranked in all four seasons ... served as team captain as a senior ... was all-conference and All-America in her final season ... selected high school Academic All-American in 2002 and 2003 ... was a Central League all-star selection in all three sports ... selected Main Line Times female athlete of the year in 2003 ... full name is Kristin Frances Hopson ... daughter of George and Frances Hopson ... has two brothers and one sister ... brother, Michael, played football at the University of Maryland ... born Sept. 10, 1984, in Bryn Mawr, Pa. ... double major in sociology and psychology in the College of Arts and Letters.

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