Seven seniors take Wish Field pitch against No. 10/19 Marquette in their final match
Career: Four-time member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Team... started77 of 79 career matches.
2009: Earned BIG EAST Academic honors... started in 19 of 20 matches... solidfied a defense that helped enable the Blue Demons to advance to the BIG EAST Championship quarterfinals... a key reason why DePaul qualified for the BIG EAST Championship tournament for the fourth year in a row... scored a goal and took three shots against Villanova... also had a shot on goal against UC-Irvine and Buffalo... took six shots with three on goal.
2008: Earned BIG EAST Academic honors... started all 20 matches... helped lead the Blue Demons to the BIG EAST Conference final four... scored the game-winning goal in a 2-0 victory over Loyola Chicago... helped anchor a defense that recorded 11 shutouts... had two shots on goal against No. 22 Georgetown... had two shots---one on goal---against No. 21/20 Louisville... had a shot on goal against Villanova... fired off 10 shots with six on goal.
2007: Earned BIG EAST Academic honors... started all 20 matches... one of three players to start every game... second on the team with three goals... named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on two occasions... scored both goals on headers in 2-1 win over Louisville... game-winner came in the 84th against the Cardinals... earned National Team of the Week honors from College Soccer News for his multi-goal game... scored first goal of the season against Xavier... totaled 11 shots.
2006: Earned BIG EAST Academic honors... started 18 matches... scored first career goal at Xavier... named to the Marriott Kingsgate Xavier Challenge All-Tournament team... registered first career assist at Marquette... assisted one of Alex Mangan's two goals in the 2-0 win against the Golden Eagles... totaled 10 shots... one of eight players to play in all 19 matches... started every game but the season-opener at Valparaiso.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Barrington... totaled 17 assists in career and was a member of the "50-Point Club"... six goals and nine assists during senior year... earned All-Midwest, All-State, All-Conference, Chicago Sun-Times first team All-Area honors as a senior... also named second team All-State by the Chicago Tribune and was a Daily Herald All-Area honorary co-captain following senior season... two-time All-Conference honoree... played for Scott Steib... also two-year basketball letterwinner.
Personal: Son of Tom and Beth Hopkins... has two sisters, Katie and Maureen... Accountancy major.