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i stress through the days with 100 thoughts in my head and everything can be totally chaos. but when i start to pray, everything turns silent and clear. because in spite of all this chaos, you remember what really matters. it’s fine because everything has a meaning.

anonymous asked:

Who is 'Kop'?

You mean THE Kop?  THE Haley Kopmeyer?

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 

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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. 

P.S follow her Twitter for Gold quality content.

Bonus:

Kop being the most extra and crawling on the airplane floor to find out if Lu was in First Class

This has been a Haley Kopmeyer Appreciation Post. <3.

#and it [femshep] somehow happened by them not focusing on writing A Female Character bc shepard had to be unisex it’s so messed up #and then the few times they did focus on making A Female Character we get… that dress……. (via greytune)

grey u never fail to provide me with excellent tags. but seriously, that’s the thing about femshep that made her good! i talked about this exact concept with hoagie last night!!

bioware succeeded in writing one of the most powerful female characters of all time BY WRITING A MALE CHARACTER. 

femshep, for the most part, was completely unhindered by the male gaze and sexist stereotypes. she was badass, she talked shit, she did the right thing– or the wrong thing, depending on your temper– and she was a completely realistic soldier. from the way she walked and fought to the way she talked, she was written just as respectfully and thoroughly as a male character. 

and it was sort of an accident! they didnt put much effort into changing her character from malesheps because they didn’t expect her to become that popular! and in the process they literally wrote one of the most realistic and inspirational female characters i’ve ever seen. 

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❝ just a little more… and i can dance all i want! ❞

ballroom e youkoso ★ fujita tatara

what if the true reason why zoya left the darkling’s ranks is bc she saw the way he looked at alina & saw how frustrated he started to get at work so one day she was like, “you two just need to bone” and he was like “?? what did you say??” while ivan made a strangled noise in the back of his throat and whispered, hoping against hope, “don’t say it again” but zoya just looked her soverenyi dead in the fucking eye and went, “i said you two need to bone.”
so there he is, eyes like saucers, nostrils flaring, and he just whispers in the deadliest, most dangerous voice he can find: “hoooooow DARE you soldier nazyalensky. I AM YOUR SUPERIOR!!!!!!!! COMMANDER!!!!!!(bOOoOoooOOooOOooOOoOOOONE!!??!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!)

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