Athletic Hall of Fame
The Princeton Day School Alumni Council and the Athletic Hall of Fame Committee recognize and honor outstanding, notable and accomplished alumni and friends who have brought distinction through athletics to the school and themselves. Inductees reflect the PDS mission and philosophy, along with the values of sportsmanship, teamwork and perseverance.
2023 Athletic Hall of Fame: Antoine Hoppenot '08
While at PDS, Antoine Hoppenot had a season career high of 23 goals in 2007. He was a four-year varsity player, earning the Bill Smoyer Varsity Award his junior and senior years. Continuing on to Princeton University, Hoppenot tallied 26 goals and 15 assists going on to win Ivy League Player of the Year and being First-Team All-Ivy three consecutive years.
During his time at college, Hoppenot also played for USL Premier Development League Club Central Jersey Spartans between 2010 and 2011. It came as little surprise to most when Antoine Hoppenot was drafted in 2012 by the Major League Soccer team the Philadelphia Union (No. 51 overall). He has been playing professionally at the following teams: FC Cincinnati, Reno 1868 FC, Tampa Bay Rowdies, Louisville City FC, and Detroit City FC.
In December 2022, Hartford Athletic announced the club had signed USL Championship veteran Hoppenot ahead of the 2023 season. Hoppenot comes to Hartford after claiming the league’s Assists Champion award with Detroit City FC this past season (2022). Antoine is thrilled to start this new venture with Hartford Athletic and get back on the east coast. He is looking forward to continuing to excel on the field.