Official Website of Dartmouth College Varsity Athletics

Around the World with the Big Green: Kelly Hopley & Greta Meyer, Colorado

Article Image
Kelly Hopley     By Dartmouth
Related Links

Around the World with the Big Green Archive

This fall, the women's lacrosse junior class will be spending the term away from Hanover in places from South Africa to Colorado. In the coming weeks the student-athletes will provide updates from their adventures.

Kelly Hopley (Denver, Colo.), JR, Defense
Hopley had a big year in Dartmouth's defensive unit last spring, playing in all 16 games with 14 starts. She has appeared in 31 career games, starting 23 of those. In 2009, she picked up 14 ground balls and caused 11 turnovers.

This fall, I am at home coaching eighth grade field hockey at Kent Denver (my old school) in Colorado. I am really enjoying the opportunity to coach and I finally understand, obviously at a different level, the preparation and focus it takes to be a coach! While at home, I spent every weekend in Wyoming with my dad and the fishing was great! I left for Barcelona, Spain on November 5 for a five-week cultural immersion program.

Greta Meyer (Denver, Colo.), JR, Midfield
Meyer had another All-Ivy season in 2009 after starting all 15 games played and ranking third on the team with 37 points on 28 goals and nine assists. She also contributed 23 ground balls, 21 draws and 19 caused turnovers. She was also an All-Ivy second team selection as a freshman.

I am spending the fall term at home in Denver working as an intern at the Colorado Historical Society. They are in the process of building a new, state of the art museum and it is my job to outline and archive the plans until they make a decision and choose one. I do a lot of research and photo copies, but it's interesting and I am learning a lot (so its worth it)! Also, while I've been home, I climbed the highest mountain in Colorado. It was absolutely freezing and I thought I was going to get blown off the mountain the whole time but I eventually made it which was fun and was completely worth it because of the view.