Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/13/19
From Staff Report
Radnor announced today that 2003 alum and former Division I college assistant Kristin (Hopson) Addis was named head girls’ lacrosse coach.
Hopson served as captain of the Radnor lacrosse, basketball and field hockey teams as a senior and was a two-time High School Lacrosse All-American. She starred at Notre Dame and went on to coach at Delaware (twice, for seven seasons) and James Madison (one season).
Under Hopson’s leadership, the UD defensive unit garnered national recognition, ranking third in the nation in scoring defense in 2009 (8.5 goals per game).
In her return to Delaware, Hopson once again guided a strong defensive unit. In 2011, the Hens finished the season 14th in the country in goals allowed per game, holding opponents to just 9.18 while forcing 7.53 opponent turnovers per game.
Hopson was a three-time monogram winner at Notre Dame, starting three seasons on defense for the Irish women’s lacrosse team from 2005-2007. During her career, she played in 55 games, making 45 starts, including 35 starts in 36 games during her junior and senior years.
A two-time Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse academic honor roll selection, Hopson graduated from Notre Dame with a 3.639 grade-point average and a degree in psychology and sociology. She was selected as the winner of the women’s lacrosse team’s 2007 Rockne Scholar-Athlete Award for her excellence in the classroom.
A three-time BIG EAST Academic All-Star, the defensive stalwart recorded 60 ground balls, caused 21 turnovers and had nine draw controls over her four seasons on the Irish back line. She was a member of two NCAA tournament teams, including the 2006 Notre Dame squad that advanced to the NCAA Final Four.
Hopson earned All-Central League honors at Radnor in all three sports, was named the Main Line Times Female Athlete of the Year in 2003.