Well lemme just tell you a lil’ about this Michigan Native!
Born and raised in Troy, Michigan. Her parents signed her up as a kid to Rec, went to 5 tryouts but didn’t make a team until one needed a back-up. Eventually became a starter and from then out performed for her team. In high school,
she was named to the all-state first team, the all-district first team, the all-conference first team, and all-region first team. She then attended the University of Michigan! Go Blue!
She had a terrific career at Michigan. During her best season, which was her 1st after a season ending injury her freshman year, Kopmeyer led the Big Ten in saves (56), save percentage (.862) and saves-per-game (5.60) during conference play while topping the conference in overall save percentage (.848) and sharing the lead in saves (95). She played in 16 games, making 15 starts and set the school rookie record for shutouts with six. She was awarded the University of Michigan Athletic Academic Achievement Award for the second year running and earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.
After 4 incredible seasons, this Michigan product, to her surprise, was drafted 31st overall by the Seattle Reign in 2013. Kopmeyer didn’t believe she’d even be drafted and thus already had plans working somewhere else in marketing. She even watched the 2013 NWSL draft until the 29th pick and stopped there and went to work bc she thought she wasn’t going to be drafted only to get a call from her father to which she started bawling.
Unfortunately, she was released from the team due to league roster constraints; however she was re-signed by the team for the 2014 season to back up Hope Solo.
In 2014, as back up to Hope, Kopmeyer believed it was a year she and Hope had began their relationship which was ‘massive’ , in her own words, in the sense that she had the opportunity to grow and learn from the best goal keeper in the world. She finally had someone who believed in her and thus from there on out kept improving as a GK.
On her first ever start in 2014, something only our Kop would do, she went to the wrong goal and so ran the entire field to get to the right one.
However, she did keep a clean sheet and the unbeaten streak while bringing the club to its fifth shutout in twelve games. Not to mention, some really good saves
Kopmeyer has been the back up since 2014 but in the years 2015-17, she’s taken a bigger role as Hope is in rehab now and taken a break from football. She is now the No.1 and has been putting on stellar performances for the Reign.
From being rejected as a kid in rec games, to starting in the wrong goal as a professional to being Player of the Week and now Seattle Reign’s No.1, Haley Kopmeyer is a Seattle Reign FC Original and forever a gem to our team.
instead of attending con with my friends, i’ve spent the weekend in hospital. now, thankfully, i’m home resting and @deaflock has been an absolute angel. not only giving me a play-by-play of Sherlocked, but also checking in w/me consistently and even bought me a present!
chronic illnesses suck, but quality friends make life worth living. thank u Mel!
listen if Louis was able to make 'statements' about larry not being real from his social media, then why has he never taken any action against the incredibly large group of people who believe this baby isn't his - that to me is also one of the biggest ringing alarm bells. I'd take action, make people stop speculating, it's not nice for a child to grow up and be able to find all this info online about how his dad might not be his dad, you know - if it were actually real.
My fave is all the times they asked for privacy but went to the same exact place every day for weeks to get papped (until Louis finally was freed from that) and yk Bri crying privacy every two seconds but doing absolutely nothing to actually be private
Hi! Idk if you know about what happened with Maggie from Supergirl, but it's basically what happened with Lexa post season 2. I just feel so hopeless... I'm part of the clexa fandom and thinking about what we managed to do... the cw still doesn't get it. I thought we could change things... we still have WE but the loo and sg were my favorite shows and honestly I lost hope for representation
i hate that i don’t have a simple answer, i hate that i can’t say LOOK AT HERE A PROMISE THAT THINGS WILL GET BETTER, and i know the difference of having a cute wlw ship and HAVING THE STORY THAT MAKES YOUR LIFE GREAT, i don’t have one i love this much right now, and i don’t know if we’ll find this, or when it will happen, or if you’ll like it too, i don’t know and i don’t have simple answers
BUT what helps me is seeing the little changes, is keeping my distance to preserve me when i need, is supporting wlw voices pointing out problems in representation and, more than anything, focusing on the fact that i read so many good fics, fics that could be something better, that could turn into bigger projects - i focus on the fact that we have other people like us out there working too to make these stories happen. and it’s important to keep hoping and supporting each other so we have a chance to make these stories real.
right now we have the @carmillaseries movie coming, and we have another @clexacon next year, and we have the @wearevioleta (look, if we manage to make it work, we’ll have all the stories that we want and need. check them and support them).
i don’t trust in showrunners or the cw. but the thing is: we don’t have to wait for them.
ugh im sorry i haven’t been posting much guys. i finally got a job and im still trying to get used to everything but im hoping things will start to calm down and work out within the next week so i can start posting more on here again.
amber has always been such a beacon of positivity so seeing her post things like this make me both extremely worried and angry. she has done so much for her fans and has worked so incredibly hard in her career, she deserves to be treated so much better