Upper Dublin's Hopkins to Play Soccer at Bentley

On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, Upper Dublin senior Aidan Hopkins was recognized for committing to continue her soccer career at Bentley College. To view photos of the event, please visit the Photo Gallery at the following link:  https://solsports.zenfolio.com/



Aidan Hopkins – Bentley College (Soccer)


Major:  Actuarial Science with a minor in Environmental Science


Final list of colleges:  Bentley, St. Joseph’s, Northern Michigan


Reasons for choosing Bentley:  “It was just a great combination of academic success and athletic success. When I went on campus and met with the coach and all the girls, it just felt right. I think it’s somewhere I’ll be able to grow in all facets.”


What was the progression that led you to competing in soccer at the collegiate level?  “I’d always played soccer, but college soccer didn’t really come into the picture until the middle of my sophomore year. I switched my club team and I landed on the team I’ve been on since then, Penn Alliance Blasters. We started playing at a much higher level, and I realized I wanted to test the waters and see where this could go. From there and continuing playing, I knew that I could not not play in college.”


Coach John Topper says:  “Aidan has been a dream to coach. On and off the field, she’s a natural leader. She leads by example and vocally. She was always one of our vocal leaders on the field. Both technically and tactically she’s very sound, and I think that bodes well for her next year. At times, she dealt with a few injuries. Her presence was felt when she was there and noticed when she was not because it was really big shoes to fill when she was not there. She’s someone who I think will do well in college because as you’re going in everyone is trying to sort out where they’re going to play on the field, and she’s such a versatile player and well-prepared player and always fit. I really think she is a coach’s dream coming into college.”


About Aidan:
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Favorite TV shows:  QB1: Beyond the Lights
Favorite music:  Country & Rap